Connect with us

Politics

PDP Caretaker Committee Reverses Suspesion Of Babangida Aliyu

Published

on

PDP Caretaker Committee Reverses Suspesion Of Babangida Aliyu

The suspension of former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been reversed.

The North Central Zonal Caretaker Committee overseeing the activities of the PDP in Niger State reversed the suspension.

The caretaker panel in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Suleiman Mohammed, late Monday night, described the ex-governor’s suspension as fake news.

The PDP in Niger State had earlier on Monday, announced the suspension of Aliyu, who is also a member of the party’s Board of Trustees.
He was accused of engaging in anti-party activities which allegedly led to cracks in the party since 2014 and invariably made the PDP lost both the presidential and governorship elections, in the state, in 2015.

According to a communique issued at the end of an emergency stakeholders’ meeting in Minna, on Monday, the suspension was as a result of six allegations which the party in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state, found disturbing and inimical to the party’s progress.

The PDP, in the statement titled, ‘Notice of suspension of Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu from the PDP, Chanchaga LGA,’ also alleged that the ex-governor worked against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Umar Nasko, by supporting and funding the opposition All Progressives Congress in 2015 with the sum of N450m to defeat his own party.

The communique which was made available to journalists added that the allegations include, “causing disaffection within the party hierarchy even after several peace efforts; strong and verifiable allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party since 2014 that led to loss of government at the centre and the state levels.

“This includes disobedience to then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and working against his re-election success in 2015”

READ ALSO: Buhari Goes To London For Medical Check-up

However, the PDP North Central Zonal caretaker panel in its counter statement, discarded the report and tagged it as fake news.

The statement read: “It has come to our notice, the fake news making the rounds on social media that former Niger State Governor and member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu (CON) has been suspended by the party.

“While we feel it is worthless joining issues with social media fake news peddlers, we deem it necessary to put the records straight so as not to confuse our teeming and loyal party faithful in Niger State and elsewhere.

“Truth is that Dr. Babangida Aliyu, a former governor, who is a serving PDP BoT and National Executive Council member is not and cannot be suspended by his local government chapter of the party.

“Those parading the fake news are enemies of the PDP, bent on fanning the flames of disunity in our great party.

“We appeal to our party members and the general public to discard same as fake news and handiwork of mischief makers.

“We equally appeal to our party leaders and stakeholders in Niger State to close ranks and work together to bring back the peace that has eluded us and denied us victories in the state.”

Read more authentic news on our social media platforms

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Politics

BREAKING: Crisis Looms As 13 Political Parties May Withdraw From 2013 Elections

Published

on

Buhari To Borrow N1tr From CBN, Seeks N819.5b Supplementary Budget

A political crisis is brewing over the current cash crunch as 13 political parties have threatened to withdraw from the 2023 general elections.

They said that they would not participate in the elections scheduled for February 25 and March 11 if the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) extends the February 10, 2023 deadline for naira swap.

This threat was issued in a statement by National Chairman of the Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, on Monday, February 7, 2023.

READ ALSO:  Supreme Court Declares Senate President Lawan As APC Senatorial Candidate

The redesign of the N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes was lauded by the coalition of political party chairmen, who also urged that the policy must remain in place.

Udeze at a press briefing, said, “We hereby announce that at least 13 out of the 18 political parties in Nigeria will not be interested in the 2023 general elections and indeed we shall withdraw our participation from the electoral process if this currency policies are suspended or cancelled or if the deadline is further shifted.”

The CBN had already stated that it would not extend the deadline for the use of old naira notes.

During a briefing on Friday at the apex bank’s office in Lagos, Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, said the CBN, as well as deposit money banks (DMBs) were working to address the current challenges with the circulation of the new currency notes.

The CBN had issued a deadline of January 31 for the use of the old naira notes, but it was recently extended to February 10.

Emefiele said: “I want to say unfortunately again, this time, we will not be looking at the extension of the deadline because we are the central bank and the deposit money banks are doing everything to address the challenges.”

 

Continue Reading

Politics

BREAKING: Supreme Court Declares Senate President Lawan As APC Senatorial Candidate

Published

on

Senate President Ahmed Lawan

The Supreme Court on Monday declared Senate President Ahmed Lawan as the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the forthcoming 2023 general election.

In a majority judgment delivered on Monday, the apex court allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature.

Continue Reading

Politics

Oyetola’s Victory Threatened As INEC Opens Up On Osun Guber Poll

Published

on

Oyetola Stops Prosecution Of Attackers Of APC Secretariat

The victory of  Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal is being threatened with fresh revelations by a former Director of Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi..

READ ALSO:Tribunal Sacks Adeleke, Declares Oyetola Osun Governor

Thetribunal judgment sacked Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the 2022 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal had on Friday ruled and nullified the election of Adeleke and directed INEC to withdraw his certificate of return and issue a new one to Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

READ ALSO:Oyetola Left Behind Over N40b Debts – Adeleke

But during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, Osaze-Uzzi said the discrepancy in the 2022 Osun State governorship election, as it related to the BVAS, was owing to the fact that the APC obtained an incomplete report upon which the judgement was based.

“The second member [of the tribunal] – the Honourable Justice who dissented from his two colleagues – said, ‘I would rather use the primary source of this information, and the primary source of this data is actually the machine itself.

“lt is basically a computer. So, rather than go to the server where it transmitted data, I would use the printout from the machine itself,” he said.

He added: “The machines were tendered, so were the reports from the server, and there ought not to have been a discrepancy, but somewhere along the line, not all the data had been transmitted at the time the APC obtained the certified copy of the initial server report.”

“It was BVAS that exposed that as it were, and the fact that the BVAS report was relied on. But we have to be careful; which of the BVAS reports was relied on? Was it what was transmitted to the server – to the backend – or was it the BVAS itself?”, he further stated.e

He said there was a need to break the verdict of the tribunal, adding that the majority of the tribunal members – “the chairman and the second member” – relied on the initial report and the initial report of the backend, duly certified by INEC.

Osaze-Uzzi explained that the APC obtained a certified copy of the initial server report while the remaining data was transmitted by the BVAS hardware.

“It was downloaded from the server [after it was] transmitted. But a couple of days later – INEC used the word ‘synchronised’, I’m not too sure I like that word, but – you synchronise it and say, ‘Have all the results been transmitted – has all data been transmitted from the machine, BVAS itself, to the server?’

“The machine is a physical one and then it transmits to a physical one. It now went, checked and said, ‘There’s a problem here.’ The BVAS report now downloaded itself, [we] now brought it out and examined each BVAS machine and now found out that no, some data was not transmitted to the server,” the ex-INEC director said.

Osaze-Uzzi, however, encouraged stakeholders to be optimistic about the use of BVAS as it exposed the over-voting in the election as ruled by the tribunal, describing the judgement as a validation of the role BVAS has played in enhancing the electoral process.

Read more authentic news on our social media platform

Continue Reading

Top Stories

%d bloggers like this: