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2023: Lalong Gets Strong Warning To Reject Tinubu’s Appointment Now Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

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2023: Lalong Gets Strong Warning To Reject Tinubu’s Appointment Now Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

2023: Lalong gets a strong warning to reject Tinubu’s appointment now over Muslim-Muslim ticket.

News ToGo learnt that A former National President, Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (YOWICAN) and Co-Chairman of Interfaith Coalition Conference, Engr. Daniel Kadzai has told Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State that it would amount to a betrayal of his Christian faith if he accepts the appointment to work as the Director-General of the Bola Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Presidential candidate, Tinubu, on Thursday in Abuja, unveiled Lalong as Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.

The Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, also named Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo as the spokesman of the campaign team.

The campaign team was also brought to the Presidential Villa Abuja, where Buhari met with them.

Speaking at the weekend, Kadzai wondered why Lalong should belittle himself to accept the appointment to campaign for a party and a presidential candidate who rated him as incompetent to stand as presidential running mate and opted for a same faith ticket instead.

According to the former Christian youth leader, Lalong would not be allowed to campaign in churches or meet with Christian stakeholders if he accepts the appointment.

Furthermore, the Adamawa-born Christian leader hailed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for appointing a northern Christian, Barrister Daniel Bwala as the spokesman of his campaign organisation and another Christian, Dino Melaye as the spokesman.

“When a political party is pushing candidates of the same faith on the basis that they’re using it as a strategy to win elections, then you should know that this party is trying to divide the country.

“And in a fragile nation like Nigeria where trust has long evaporated, where are we headed? We’re talking about agitations here and there and you’re now flying a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“We have condemned this and we’re celebrating our Christian brothers, who out of solidarity with their fellow Christians, dumped the APC over Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“We are calling on more Christians to leave that party. Leave the party and look for an alternative. Lalong should sit up. If they cannot find him competent enough to be the vice president that we have agitated and called for, there’s no need for him to come in as the Director-General of Tinubu’s campaign. ‘Monkey they work, bamboo dey chop’.

“He’ll now campaign for them to get our votes? We are passing this soft message to Lalong. In the interest of his faith, he should decline and let them go and look for one faithful northerner who’ll be their campaign DG.

“Not Lalong because we’ll not allow him to hold meetings with any of our leaders. We’ll not allow Lalong to come near our churches to campaign because they have relegated us for long.

“They’ve told the whole world that we don’t have competent people. If we don’t have competent people to stand in as your vice that means you can’t trust our people. So don’t give such responsibility to our people. Even if Lalong decides to accept the DG position, we are determined to look for an alternative.

“We celebrate Atiku Abubakar for the fact that the Chairman of his campaign team is a Southerner and a Christian and he has appointed a Northern Christian, Dino Melaye, as a spokesman.

“I want to congratulate Atiku Abubakar for appointing our own brother, principled and trustworthy northern Christian, Barrister Daniel Bwala, who has been on air to preach unity.

“Despite the darkness covering the APC, Daniel had tried to lighten their path but at the end of the day, they betrayed him. So for Atiku Abubakar to give Daniel Bwala the befitting office coming 2023, we celebrate him. We also call on Daniel Bwala to carry out his duty diligently.”

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Confusion In Edo As Two Contenders Emerge APC Guber Candidates

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Confusion In Edo As Two Contenders Emerge APC Guber Candidates

Controversy brewed yesterday as two governorship candidates emerged winners of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket from parallel primaries conducted ahead of the September 21 governorship election in the state.

News ToGo reports that a member of the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, was initially declared the winner by the chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodimma, at Protea Hotel. However, at the residence of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Senator Monday Okpephole was announced as the winner by the Returning Officer for the election, Dr. Stanley Ugboaje.

In one of the primaries supervised by Uzodimma, Idahosa secured victory with 40,453 votes. Conversely, Okpepholo emerged triumphant in the parallel primary overseen by Dr. Ugboaje, garnering 12,145 votes.

Announcing the results, Uzodimma affirmed the peaceful conduct of the exercise across the state’s 18 local government areas and 192 wards. He declared, “Dennis Idahosa, having scored the highest votes cast, is hereby declared winner of the primary and returned as the candidate of the party.”

In the second primary, Dr. Stanley Ugboaje announced Okpepholo as the winner with 12,145 votes, while Idahosa secured 5,536 votes to emerge second.

Prior to the conclusion of the declaration at Lushville Hotel and Suite, suspected thugs disrupted the process, compelling the officials to relocate to Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s residence. Journalists covering the event were assaulted, and their equipment damaged. Despite the presence of the State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adeboye, the disruption persisted.

Meanwhile, the APC has urged the public to disregard any unauthorized announcement of the primary election result. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, emphasized that only the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led Edo State APC Governorship Primary Election Committee is authorized to undertake the final collation and announcement of results.

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LP Crisis: Peter Obi Speaks After Abure Was Implicated In N3.5B Saga, Reveals Next Action

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Peter May To Dump Labour Party As Fresh Twist Emerges

Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, announced the engagement of an external auditor to scrutinize the party’s finances.

News ToGo reports that this follows allegations of misappropriation made by Oluchi Opara, the party’s national treasurer, who accused Julius Abure, the national chairman, of mishandling N3.5 billion. Responding to these accusations, the party suspended Opara, citing external influences seeking to harm the LP. Abure pledged legal action against Opara for defamation.

Addressing the issue in a press conference on Thursday, Obi stated, “We will account for everything now that we have an independent person who will tell us which way forward.” Accompanied by Aisha Yesufu, a member of his 2023 campaign team, Obi clarified, “I’m not involved in the party’s management and the campaign accounts.”

He assured transparency in handling funds received during the election and called on the public to provide any information on fund disbursement. Obi emphasized the importance of accountability in the party’s financial affairs moving forward.

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KARMA: Alleged APC’s Memo Asking Police To Grab, Silence 16 Politicians In Kano Leaks (FULL LIST)

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KARMA: Alleged APC's Memo Asking Police To Grab, Silence 16 Politicians In Kano Leaks (FULL LIST)

A leaked memo from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has surfaced, revealing the party’s attempt to engage the Nigeria Police Force to apprehend and silence 16 prominent individuals in the state allegedly for inciting the public against the party through social media posts.

News ToGo learned that the letter, dated January 5, 2024, and signed by the State Secretary of the APC, Ibrahim Zakari, urged the Nigerian Police Force to arrest the identified individuals and institute legal proceedings against them based on directives provided by the party.

In the memo, the APC expressed confidence in the victory of its gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, in the state’s gubernatorial election held in March 2023. Consequently, the party authorized the Nigeria Police Force to treat the letter as official instructions.

The letter states: “On behalf of the Kano State APC Chairman, we request that the individuals listed in the table below be traced and arrested immediately after the Supreme Court’s verdict on Friday, January, 12″ 2024, which will declare Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as winner.

“We also request that your department should as a matter of urgency, file charges and accuse them of using the social media in uttering unguarded statements capable of promoting violence and inciting people against the APC government. We have enough record of such posts. The name of the court you should convey their cases will be sent to you in due time. Please let us know what it will take.”

The list of individuals to be apprehended includes:

  1. Salisu Yahaya Hotoro
  2. Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu
  3. Kabiru Sa’idu Dakata
  4. Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
  5. Nasiru Zango
  6. Sufyan Safjamil Kabo
  7. Hajiya A’in Jafaru Darmanawa
  8. Alhajiji Nagoda Hon, Ibrahim Zakari
  9. Ibrahim Zakari Zawaciki
  10. Sani Musa Danja
  11. Hon. Auwalu Lawan Aranposu
  12. Sunusi Osca
  13. Kwankwason Dakata
  14. Ishak Abdul
  15. Aminu Abdullahi Kima
  16. Habu Tabule

The party reportedly promised to send the home and office addresses of the listed persons alongside another list.

The Supreme Court recently overturned the judgments of the election tribunal and Court of Appeal, affirming Governor Kabir Yusuf as the duly elected governor of Kano State. Gawuna, who had initially won at the tribunal and the Appeal Court contested Governor Yusuf’s victory over alleged malpractices.

Gawuna, in response to the Supreme Court’s verdict, expressed acceptance, stating, “The Supreme Court judgment is God’s decision, saying he had accepted it in good faith.”

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