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APC group tells Buni to resign or be forced out

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Mai Mala Buni .

A group which calls itself ‘Concerned APC Stakeholders’ has called on Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordi­nary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), to re­sign Immediately or he would be forced to step down.

The group, led by one Ayo Oy­alowo, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said the Buni-led Committee has “failed to deliver on its mandate, having conducted the worst ward, LGA and State congresses which they alleged has further divided and polarized the party” and therefore, he should resign.

The group also requested Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari to activate relevant clauses in the party’s statutes to dis­solve the committee forth­with, noting that the CECPC has demonstrated a clear lack of direction to steer APC to desired success.

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“While we note the exigency of the CECPC at the time it was set up as stopgap measure to address the prob­lem the party faced at the time, we regret that the Committee has outlived its usefulness, and created more problems than it aimed to solve.

“And as such, the Mai Mala Buni-led CECPC must resign or we will have no option but to force them out,” the group said.

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Secession not the solution to Nigeria’s challenges – Fayemi

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The Ekiti State Governor, Fayemi Kayode, said on Saturday that secession would not end the country’s problems.

Fayemi, who stated this in his keynote address at the 21st Anniversary celebration of Mambayya House in Kano, cautioned Nigerians that secession would not solve the challenges, but duplicate them.

The governor said: “If we break up into three places, the problem will be replicated into three places. If we break up a hundred places, the problems will be replicated a hundred times.”

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Fayemi noted that South Sudan fought with Sudan for almost half a century to gain independence, but went back later to fight itself.

He also listed the example of Eritrea and Ethiopia who fought a bitter war after they broke up.

He added that the citizens needed “a united Nigeria that is founded on core principles of equity, fairness and of justice to all.”

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APC members dumps party, joins PDP in Lagos

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APC members burning brooms. File photo used for illustration purposes. 

Some members of the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, voted in favour of defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Delegates of the PDP led by Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of Daar Communications, had visited the group on November 8.

The meeting with the PDP delegates was part of efforts to advocate a collaboration with Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, visioner of the movement, on joining the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general election.

The visit came weeks after the Lagos4Lagos movement organised a parallel state congress for the Lagos APC, and also condemned the leadership of the party in the state for adopting consensus as the option for electing ward executives.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Bukola Saraki, former senate president, is seen calling for a voice vote on the group’s defection from APC to PDP.

“Those in favour that Lagos4Lagos should move to PDP say ‘aye’,” Saraki said, calling for a vote in the manner done at plenary at the senate.

Members of the group chorused “aye” in response and Saraki said, “the ayes have it”.

He, however, did not ask if any members were against defecting to PDP.

“We just took a vote: “All those in favour of the #Lagos4Lagos movement moving to the PDP, say: ‘Aye!’ The ‘ayes’ have it! #welcome,” Saraki captioned the video .

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PDP to inaugurate new NWC December 10

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Iyorchia Ayu

The newly-elected members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) will be inaugurated on December 10 in Abuja.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the ceremony would take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

He added that the valedictory session of the outgoing NWC would take place on December 8 at the National Executive Committee (NEC) Hall of the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

The new National Chairman of PDP, Dr. Iyochia Ayu, and other members of the NWC were elected during the party’s national convention held on October 31.

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