Deputy spokesman Ajaka dumps APC
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress and member of the National Working Committee, Muritala Ajaka, has officially dumped the ruling party.
Ajaka was one of the four aggrieved aspirants who lost the ticket to former Auditor General of Local Governments, Ahmed Ododo, at the just concluded APC governorship primary in Kogi State.
Ododo polled 78, 704 votes to beat six other contestants including Ajaka and Senator Smart Adeyemi, who came seventh with 311 votes.
The loss has generated bad blood among the aspirants and further divided party loyalists in the state, with Adeyemi accusing Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, of imposing his ‘cousin’ on the people.
Adeyemi, who featured on Channels Television’s popular programme, Politics Today, last month, swore that contrary to the result sent to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, no APC primary election was held in the state.
He also described the entire process as a ‘rape of democracy.’
Ajaka, on the other hand, also kicked against the result, saying the outgoing governor has consistently marginalised and disrespected his Igala since he assumed office.
We are studying Kano Court Judgement – Abia PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Abia State has said it did not file any case against the state’s Governor-Elect, Alex Otti at the Federal High Court, Kano.
The party said its attention has been drawn to the news about a purported judgement and has mandated its legal team to study its contents.
The position of the umbrella party was made known by Elder Amah Abraham, the State Vice Chairman of the PDP, in a press release disseminated after the said Kano Court judgement surfaced in public.
Abraham said the suit, from what the party learnt from the ruling, was filed by one Ibrahim Haruna-Ibrahim.
He added that the presiding Judge in the matter “relied on provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act and granted the prayers made by Mr Haruna Ibrahim.”
Sule summons security meeting over killings, kidnapping in Nasarawa
Worried by the increased insecurity in Nasarawa State, the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule at the weekend decried the upsurge of insecurity and unabated killings in parts of the State.
Accordingly. the governor has convened an emergency security meeting to tackle the resurgence of attacks and kidnapping in parts of the state.
The meeting was held at the instance of the governor with all security chiefs, Commissioners, traditional rulers, Fulani leaders and other stakeholders at the Government House Lafia.
The governor in opening remarks decried the resurgence of killings especially in Kokona, Karu and Toto Local Government Areas of the state, even as he lamented that the security challenges culminated in loss of lives.
He explained that, the expanded security meeting, which has also in attendance national and local Fulani leaders was aimed at affording the security architecture in the state the opportunity to go back to the drawing board in order to proffer strategies to address the prevailing security challenges in the state.
Gov Sule used the opportunity of the meeting to condole with families of the victims of the recent crisis in Tatara, Gitata and Takalafiya, as well as in Toto and Karu Local Government Areas.
Two dead as Rivers Police engage kidnappers in gun duel
At least two suspected kidnappers have been killed by operatives of the Rivers State Police command following a gun battle with the assailants.
DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred on Friday when the police officers invaded the kidnappers’ den at Oyigbo/Igbo-Etche Forest.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Grace Inringe-Koko, said the operation was sequel to an actionable intelligence made available to the command.
She said the deceased suspects were badly injured during the gun battle and were confirmed dead at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
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