The former Senate President, Senator David Mark may clinch other Positions in Peoples Democratic Party PDP, after losing out, the Position of National Chairman of the Party, to Ayu. Senator Iyorchia Ayu was unanimously Picked as National Chairman of the Party, through Consensus. It should be recalled that PDP Leaders had zoned the Position of National Chairman of the Party to the North.
Why Southwest may still produce PDP chairman after Ayu revealed he might resign if North gets ticket
Credit: Vanguard. About one week after some speculative reports claim former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu had a deal with the Northern stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he was picked as the consensus candidate by the region to emerge the next national chairman of the Party, the former Senate president himself has given hints confirming the report of the deal might be true.
After the position of National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party was zoned to the North, former Senate President, Doctor Iyorchia Ayu, emerged as the favourite to win following the withdrawal of David Mark. While we will have to wait till the conclusion of the party's convention to ascertain Ayu's status, he has already spoken about what his course of action would be should a fellow northerner clinch the presidential ticket.
It is no more news that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has zoned the Position of National Chairman of the Party, to the North and the Former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu has been Picked as National Chairman of the Party, through consensus. However, the Leaders of the Party has made the Presidential ticket, open to all Presidential Aspirants of the Party, irrespective of the region or geopolitical zones, they might belong to.
The vice president, in one of his recent statements, extolled the leadership capabilities of a former Senate President of the country who was an Igbo extraction. Sen. Ken Nnamani is among the politicians in Nigeria that performed outstandingly in their political career. He was the president of the Senate from 2005 to 2007 at the time when Olusegun Obasanjo was the President of the country.
In 2006, former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo sought to extend his tenure beyond the constitutionally-allowed 2 terms of four years each.Photo credit: Vanguard The move generated a lot of controversies among Nigerians and it was strongly resisted by many power brokers as at that time. Ken Nnamani who was the Senate president as at that time was one of those who resisted the move entirely.
Former Senate President and All Progressive Congress chieftain, Ken Nnamani has revealed why Obasanjo's third term ambition was aborted. (Photo Credit - Google) Ken Nnamani, an Igbo leader from the South East was Senate President during the second term administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has disclosed how he used live transmission of the plenary on May 16, 2006, to abort the third team agenda of former President Mr. Olusegun Obasenjo when an alteration of the constitution to allow three terms for Nigeria’s presidents was debated.
The Senate President of the fifth Senate and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Senator Ken Nnamani, has disclosed some of the steps he took to abort the proposed amendment of the 1999 constitution which was to pave way for a third term in office for former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The alleged third-term ambition of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 was stifled at that time. However, the then senate president Ken Nnamani has come out to reveal how the whole issue of the third-term bid was not allowed to be fulfilled. Sen. Ken Nnamani, made the revelation while speaking at the public presentation of his book titled; “STANDING STRONG: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the 5th Senate,” at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Thursday.
Former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio has named former Senate President Ken Nnamani as the man who made it possible for him to put in place Uncommon Transformation in the state. Akpabio, 58, who currently heads the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, made the revelation at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated again that his administration will not rest until Nigeria's current security concerns are addressed appropriately. Buhari remarked this in Abuja during the public presentation of the book "Standing Strong," wherein he was represented by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonayan Onu.
Senate faults FG rising recurrent votes, overhead amidst job embargo The Senate, on Thursday, berated the executive arm of government over the increment in recurrent expenditure and overhead in annual national budgets despite the embargo placed on employment by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.
The Nigeria Senate had reportedly disagreed with the Federal Government over embargo on employment and yearly increase of workers’ salaries. According to them, "the embargo is turning into a time bomb that can explode at any time, because of millions of youths seeking employment without success."
Senator pius Anyim, who was Senate president between 2000 and 2003 is under going serious questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption and diversion of public funds. It was reported by Sources who spoke anonymously that Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.
It's obvious that the EFCC are making serious efforts to rid Nigeria of economic and financial crimes as well as to effectively coordinate the domestic effort of the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. This can be seen from this year's reports of the commission interrogating politicians who had once been in government office or has held a position in government office.
Ken Nnamani, former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has narrated how the 5th Senate aborted a planned amendment of the 1999 constitution to allow for a third term in office during during ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo regime. Nnamani asserted that the 5th Senate's model of legislating was premised on the debate that centred on whether a legislator is a trustee or an agent.
On Wednesday night, suspected gunmen exploded explosives on the Abuja-Kaduna rail link, disrupting train services. Shehu Sani, the senator who represented Kaduna Central in the eighth Senate, said they spotted the bandits who assaulted them on Wednesday evening looking at the train after the explosion in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Hausa.
The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has revealed a portion of the means he took to cut short the residency extension plan (also called Third Term) of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Nnamani, while talking at the public show of his book: "Remaining steadfast: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the fifth Senate," at the International Conference Center, Abuja, on Thursday, said by dismissing the senate over the span of the sacred correction process, a few congresspersons on the side of the bill had a difference at the top of the priority list in the wake of connecting with their constituents.
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has revealed some of the steps he took to thwart former President Olusegun Obasanjo's tenure elongation agenda (also known as the Third Term). Mr. Nnamani stated at the public presentation of his book "STANDING STRONG: Legislative Reforms, Third Term, and Other Issues of the 5th Senate" at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Thursday that by adjourning the senate during the constitutional amendment process, some senators in support of the bill changed their minds after interacting with their constituents.