Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has been elected as the pioneer Chairman of the North-East Governors Forum.
The Borno governor will hold the position for a period of two years.
This was made known in a communique issued at the end of the forum’s second meeting, which held in Maiduguri on Saturday and signed by the Forum’s Chairman and governor of Borno, Zulum.
According to the communique, the meeting was attended by governors of Adamawa- Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Gombe- Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, Borno- Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Bauchi- Sen. Bala Mohammed, Deputy Governors of Taraba- Engr Haruna Manu and Yobe, Idi Barde Gubana.
The governors also agreed to make Maiduguri headquarters of their forum.
No More APC, What Is Left Is Just Respect For Buhari –Okorocha
A founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said that only respect for President Muhammadu Buhari is all that is left of the APC and that the crisis rocking the party was part of consequences for relegating the founding members.
The Fidelinfo gathered that Okorocha who addressed some journalists on Sunday in Abuja said that there is no more APC.
In the address, he Said:
“Permit me to give you the inside of APC, this word APC was formed by four major political parties that had governors, one was the CPC led by President Muhammadu Buhari, ACN led by Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP led by Ogbonnaya Onu who all brought their structure, APGA led by me brought in our structure. Every other person fell into this structure. The PDP group came in and joined us. I gave the name APC. I designed that logo and that was the beginning of the party and we had understanding.
“That is the party you call APC and unless we go back to where it all started, APC can never see the light of the day and that was how we started and that was what brought President Muhammadu Buhari to office.
“You cannot rule out the role of these four key people, then CPC has only one governor in Nasarawa, APGA had only one governor, ACN came with the chunk of the governors and ANPP had a few. And we shared the first positions equally among these four parties. Now the founding fathers of the part are relegated to the backgrounds and people are coming with different interests making us play the same kind of politics that PDP played,” Okorocha said.
He added, “There is no more APC, what we have is the respect for President Muhammadu Buhari, that is what is keeping us together. What we have is our respect for the person of President Buhari and we still believe that something can be done.
“That trust and respect is what we still call APC, outside that, respect for President Buhari and the trust and belief that he could wake up one day and correct all these injustices and make it fine. That is the only thing that is keeping the APC, if not that, I don’t think there is anything like APC because people are beginning to get fed up. Again, PDP is not even better, the party has its own challenges.
Edo Decides: They’re Rigging Me Out In My Strongholds -Gov Obaseki
The incumbent Governor of Edo State and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing Gubernatorial elections has through Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser, has cried out that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.
The Fidelinfo gathered that this revelation was in a statement made available to the press by Osagie his press secretary, he said:
“Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular.
“Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage,”
“Specifically, in Oredo Ward 1, Unit 20 and other places where the Governor is clearly popular, the card readers are not working.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should prove to Edo voters that it can conduct a credible election in Edo State.”
JUST IN: Akeredolu’s Political Adviser Resigns
The senior special assistant to the executive governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu on Political matters has resigned.
Andrew who is from Ondo South senatorial districts, Hon. Andrew Ogunsakin has resigned his Appointment.
Andrew according to The Fidelinfo source was a close Political associate of former governor Olusegun Mimiko and the Zenith Labour Party candidate for Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency in the last general election before he joined the All Progressive Congress.
In a letter made available to The Fidelinfo reads in parts: “The call of my constituents on me to join the train to actualize a common aspiration different from what is offered by your government and party stands as the root of my decision to quit at this point.”
He then thanked Akeredolu for the opportunity afforded him to serve the good peopie of Ondo State as political adviser.
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