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APC Inaugurates Campaign Council In Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has on Monday inaugurated the 2023 campaign council for the All Progressives Congress.

The Campaign Council which will be chaired by the Governor has four governorship aspirants in key positions.

The State deputy Governor, Arc. Yakubu Mannir is to serve as Deputy Chairman of the campaign council, Dr Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, former Boss of FMBN will serve as its Director General while Alhaji Umar Abdullahi Tata will serve as the Deputy Director General (Operations) for the campaign council.

Addressing party faithfuls at the event, the Governor noted that the task before the campaign council is to ensure victory for the party for both governorship and presidential election.

Masari also urged aggrieved members to forgive whatever wrong the party may have done to them as the party also has forgiven those who may have done one wrong or the other.

Also, speaking at the occasion, the party’s governorship flag-bearer in the state, Dikko Umar Radda expressed confidence in the ability of members of the council.

He urged them to work round the clock to ensure victory for the party in the state come 2023 election.

The campaign Council consist the following top members, among others:

Governor Aminu Bello Masari as Chairman

Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda as co-Chairman

Hon. Farouk Jobe -Co-Chairman

Arc. Mannir Yakubu – Deputy Chairman

Alhaji Sani Ali Daura – Deputy Chairman

Sen. Abu Ibrahim – Vice Chairman (Katsina South)

Sen. Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya – Vice Chairman (Katsina Central)

Abdulkarim Dauda – Vice Chairman (Katsina North)

Arc. Ahmad Musa Dangiwa, Director General

Jabiru Salisu Abdullahi, Deputy Director General (Operations)

Bala Abubakar Musawa, Deputy Director General (Admin)

Umar Abdullahi Tata,

Deputy Director General (Operations)

Haj. Hannatu Musawa, Secretary General

Shitu S. Shitu, Organising Secretary

Ya’u Umar Gojogojo, Zonal Director, Katsina North

Prof. Badamasi Lawal

Charanchi, Zonal Director, Katsina Central

Hon. Musa Adamu, Zonal Director, Katsina North.

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Cars Destroyed As Hoodlums Attack PDP Campaign Chair Residence In Rivers

The home of Senator Lee Maeba in the GRA, Phase 3 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State was in the early hours of today( Thursday) attacked by suspected hoodlums.

Maeba, a Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, has been having a running battle with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike over his support for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition party.

Wike had earlier stoked controversy when he revoked a landed property initially allocated to the senator in the GRA area of Port Harcourt.

About five cars were destroyed during the attack.

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G5: Rivers PDP Alleges Plot To Blackmail Wike

The  commissioner for information and communications in Rivers, Chris Finebone has revealed that  the state has uncovered a plot to blackmail Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.

A statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, special assistant to Wike on media, revealed that  Finebone spoke at a media briefing on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers.

Fineboy explained that the “faceless group” is orchestrating a campaign of calumny against Wike because they are vexed over his role in leading the G5 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for “fairness, equity and justice” in the party.

“This is the evidence of the plot to blackmail governor Wike. This is the document and it is titled: ‘Proposal with hashtag, to end Wike rascality programme’,” he said.

The commissioner said the plan to blackmail Wike is “totally unexpected” by the Rivers government.

“We encouraged them to remove their mask and show themselves as the governor and the government is equal to the task of responding to them adequately,” he said.

“They can’t even sign it (the document) to push for this. It is important we warn them. It is important we also warn Nigerians about this scheme. We expect more of them to come. But I can assure you that the governor and the G-5 would rise to the occasion as they continue to start this type of campaign of calumny.”

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Court Voids PDP Guber Primary In Ebonyi, Orders Fresh Poll

A few months to the general elections, a federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State.

The PDP, in its first primary election conducted in May 28th and 29th 2022, elected Mr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as its gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi State.

The party also held another primary election on the 4th and 5th of June 2022, which produced Obinna Ogba as its factional governorship candidate.

It was gathered that the 1st primary election of the PDP which produced Odii as a guber candidate was conducted under the headship of Silas Onu while the 2nd Primary election of the party that produced Ogba, was conducted under the headship of Tochukwu Okorie.

Both Odii and Ogba reportedly fought gallantly in court for the PDP guber ticket in Ebonyi, wherein the Supreme Court later ruled in favour of Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.

But now, Justice Binta Nyako has allegedly nullified all the primary elections of the PDP conducted under Silas Onu.

Justice, Nyako, however, gave fourteen days (14 days) for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to conduct a fresh primary election.

When contacted, the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Tochukwu Okorie confirmed the nullification of the Party’s primaries.

He said the party will soon make its position known as regards the federal High court ruling.

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