The Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress arrived Kwara State on Monday, saying it has a mandate to listen to and reconcile all the sides in the “family feud” within the state chapter of the APC.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Adamu said it would meet first with the aggrieved members of the party and then listen to the party executives, stakeholders and elders led by the Governor in order to strike a balance and reconcile them.
He added that the committee will not accept any action or utterances that would deepen divisions or rubbish the APC-led administration in Kwara State.
“We are in Ilorin today to listen to complaints and grumblings that were expressed through the petitions received by us, and we felt a sense of duty as a committee to listen to those who are complaining, the issues they have, and see how best we can find a way out. Some of these (complaints) may be imaginary. Some of them may just be perceptions. But we don’t want to preempt what they mean until we listen to them,” he said.
“The essence is to avail the petitioners what is called a fair hearing. By the time we hear them we will be able to place some judgements. The government is our government. And anything that will rock the stability of the ship of State we will take every precaution to ensure that we discourage that.
“We want to assure Your Excellency and the leadership of APC in the state that we will not accept anything that is planted to discredit the administration of the state. We will try our best to reconcile all the reconcilable.”
The Governor received the team alongside deputy Governor Kayode Alabi; Speaker Kwara House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Salihu Yakubu Danladi; Senators Umar Sadiq (Kwara North) and Lola Ashiru (Kwara South); House of Representatives members Raheem Olawuyi Ajulo-opin, Ismail Tijani, and Umar Bio; Acting Kwara APC Caretaker Committee chairman Abdullahi Samari; Kwara APC chairman-elect Prince Sunday Fagbemi; Secretary-elect Mustapha Isowo; among others.
AbdulRazaq, for his part, said the party and the government are always open to reconciliation and would support the committee in its “patriotic mandate” to unify the party.
“We are indeed very grateful to have a very powerful delegation in Kwara State. And the unique thing about your team is how you dedicate your time to build the party and build the nation,” he said, commending the committee members and their commitment to peace.
“It is not an easy task for all of you because in every state you go to you would have friends and associates in any of the divides of the party, and some would have assumed that you are not looking after their interest but we know that you will bring your experiences to bear on this.
“On our part we will work with you in a way that will build a strong party going to the convention, party primaries, and the general elections in 2023. It is our effort to ensure that the President’s legacy is sustained by the party winning all the elections at all levels.”
Members of the reconciliation committee are Adamu; former House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara; third Republic governor of Jigawa State Saad Birnin Kudu; former Enugu Governor Sullivan Chime; former Benue Governor and Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs George Akume; former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Oluranti Adebule; Chief of Staff to the Kebbi State Governor Suleiman Argungu; former Deputy Governor of Oyo State Moses Adeyemo Akale; Commissioner for Health in Cross River State Beta Edu.
2023 : One Good Turn Deserves Another As Kwara North Elders Endorses AbdulRazaq, Senator Sadiq For Second Term
Elders of the rulling party,All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara North senatorial district have declared their support for Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Senator Sadiq Umar’s re-election for a second term.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the APC Elders, in an address prepared by Ambassador Nuruddeen Mohammed, addressed a press conference in Ilorin today Tuesday, saying that the only task left for party delegates at the upcoming party’s primary election on May 26, 2022 is to nominate the governor because no aspirant has expressed intention to contest against him.
“It has been widely acknowledged by our party members and people in the five local government areas of Kwara North senatorial district that the incumbent Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has performed and served the people of Kwara North senatorial district with humility, most diligently in the past three years of coming to office,” they added.
“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them,” said the party elders, who based their support for the governor on his stellar performance over the last three years. It is said that “one good turn deserves another.”
Mohammed added “Our position, which is contrary to the decision of the main opposition party, the PDP, which announced recently that its own candidate should emerge from Kwara North Senatorial District, is borne out of the fact that the incumbent and high performing governor, Mallam
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, is constitutionally entitled to second term of office.
“We are also giving him our support for his re-nomination for the office of governor again because of the fact that in the history of Kwara state, no governor or administrator except him, has done so much to develop the entire state and in particular, Kwara North Senatorial District, in just three years of administration of Kwara state.
“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them. One good turn, it is said, deserves another.”
BREAKING: House Of Rep Member Defeats Dino Melaye To Win PDP Senatorial Ticket In Kogi
Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf of Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency defeated Senator Dino Melaye to win the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.
In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye received 88 votes each after the delegates election on Monday.
Former banker Dr Victor Adoji has won the ticket to fly the PDP flag in Kogi East in the general election next February.
The delegates’ election to Kogi Central has yet to take place as of the time of filing this report, as some of the aspirants’ pictures did not appear on the ballot papers.
The FidelinfoNews however learnt that officials left Lokoja for Okene at 18:30.
JUST IN: Wike Dissolves Entire Cabinet Members
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved his entire cabinet, The FidelinfoNews has learnt
The Fiery Governor has dissolved the state executive council and it takes effect immediately. A statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Wike’s special assistant on media revealed that the Chief of Staff to the governor and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol), have also been relieved of their office.
“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the members the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours.”
“Governor Wike, has therefore instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.”
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