The former Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has said that the leadership of the party would take a look at the issue of the inclusion of political appointees in the delegates list for party’s National convention on Saturday.
Bello made the comment while speaking on Arise Television Programme ‘The Morning Show’ monitored by the Network on Wednesday.
The Governor spoke while reacting on the controversy surrounding Section 84
of the Electoral Act which stipulates that political appointees are excluded from being delegates at primaries or convention.
Gov Bello said that the issue of the provision of Section 84 had been a cause for concern which the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee would deal with in the next few hours or days before the convention on Saturday.
He said, “Chairing the convention committee, we have been very busy. I have not been paying so much attention to much of the activities going on.
“Yes, I agree. It (Provision of Section) is a cause for major concern. And at the caretaker Committee level, I believe it would be looked at properly, so that we don’t put any one at risk.
“So I think, yes you are right, it is something to look at carefully which I believe we will do within the next few hour. “
Adamu who also spoke on issue of the Consensus candidate for the position of the National Chairman of the APC, said that the party is considering Senator Abdulahi Adamu because of the suggestion by the President.
“At the moment, we are looking at Senator Abdulahi Adamu based on the suggestion by Mr President for whatever reasons.
“ I believe that this is a Democratic dispensation, if the other contestants do not key in or buy into this idea, it is their legitimate rights to contest. But we hope that this matter will be resolved within the next few days.”
He said that the CECPC was
expecting not less 5000 delegates at the convention.
[2:41 pm, 24/03/2022] Fidelis soriwei: Seven Charged To Court over stripping Woman in Anambra
…Women Association Demands Justice
Seven persons have been charged to court over the inhuman treatment meted on a widow accused of killing her husband during marathon sex .
They seven accused were also remanded in prison custody as the Anambra police command continues manhunt for other suspects involved in the dastardly act.
The state police commissioner, Echeng Eworo Echeng disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Ultimate Business Women and Farmers Association of Nigeria in Awka, Anambra state capital on Thursday .
According to him, those involved in the act must be made to face the full wrath of the law, stressing the need to protect the dignity of womanhood.
Earlier, the National President of the Association, Mrs Nkiru Nwagbo, urged the command to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
She commended the police for the way the sensitive matter had so far been handled so far.
“See also express our appreciation to your office in the manner you protected the dignity and respect for womanhood in the Aguleri episode against the widow that was maltreated by her in-laws
“We have implicit confidence in the command that those that masterminded the wicked act will be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to those whose stuck in trade is the brutality against women,” she said
Nwagbo also extended the association’s willingness to partner with the Police Officers Wives Association, noting that the partnership would go a long way in empowering the women in the area.
“As the year’s mother’s day is being celebrated we have plans to empower at least two women in each of the twenty one local government areas in the state and to work with the Police Officers Wives Association POWA in this regard.
“To achieve this we have been interfacing with faith based organisations, charitable associations who have indicated interest in working with us.”She added.
Credit: THE NETWORK.