Ex-IGP Suleiman Abba Picks APC Senatorial Form
￼Haruna Yusuf Abuja
Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, picked nomination and expression of interest forms at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, on Monday.
He is seeking to clinch the party’s ticket for Jigawa central senatorial district.
Abba told reporters that he was in the race to make meaningful contribution to national development.
The APC has fixed September 27 for primary elections to elect candidates for the senatorial poll in 2019.
Abba said the interest of his people and his interest to serve his country made him to join politics.
￼“The interest of my people to have a better representation at the national assembly and my personal desire to serve my country Nigeria at the national level again, and this is bearing in mind that representing the seven local governments that make up Jigawa central constituency does not end at conveying their views and vice versa, it also involves joining my colleagues in taking decisions that will affect the nation whether politically, economically, socially and other activities of human life that will put Nigeria in its rightful place in the comity of nations,” he said.
Asked what his take was on the refusal of the current IGP to appear before the Senate, he said he would advise him to do so.
“I will certainly advise the IGP to respond by going there. I don’t think in any situation there is a better person to defend you than yourself,” he said.
￼“Of course we have lawyers who present the interest of their client but in all situation, this is my personal belief, your personal defence is always better.
“I had always appeared before the Senate whenever they needed me. Even at a time when everybody thought differently, I appeared before a committee of a Senate to make a clear presentation of what the situation was and I think it went on.”
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan sacked Abba in April 2015 after the general election for allegedly working for the APC.
He was replaced by Solomon Arase.
Before Abba was appointed IGP in August 2014, he served as police commissioner in Lagos and Rivers states and later assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Abuja.
Lone Yobe PDP Legislator Returns Home to APC
Lone Yobe PDP Legislator Returns Home to Apc
By Daily Hint Damaturu
Hon Lawan Sani Inuwa, the only member of the PDP in the Yobe State House of Assembly, has decamped to the APC and was received by H.E Gov. Mai Mala Buni at the Government House, Damaturu today.
Hon. Lawan Sani Inuwa hails from Nguru Local Government and represents the people of Nguru Central at the House of Assembly.
The legislator was accompanied by the State Party Chairman Alh. Adamu Chilariye, party secretary Alhaji Abubakar Bakabe and others at his meeting with the governor.
H.E Governor Buni welcomed the House of Assembly member for returning home, saying he and the member have always maintained contact and communications.
H.E Governor Buni also praised the lawmaker for his decision to move to the APC. He said it’s a decision that reflects the thinking and tendencies of the people of his constituency.
The governor urged political stakeholders in Nguru to embrace Hon. Lawan and all his supporters wholeheartedly, saying the APC family in Yobe is one family sharing common bonds of solidarity and support for one another.
Gov. Buni visits Maiduguri to commensurate with Zulum Over the attack on his convoy
Gov. Buni visits Maiduguri to commensurate with Governor Zulum over the attack on his convoy
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni was in Msiduguri to commensurate with the Governor, Babagana Zulum of Borno state, the government and people of the state over the recent Boko Haram attack on his convoy that resulted to the killing of over 12 gallant security operatives.
While commensurating with Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday, Governor Buni said ” I am here on behalf of myself, the government and good people of Yobe state, I am here to commensurate with you over the recent unfortunate attack on your convoy where many gallant security operatives were killed.”
” We are with you in prayers. I want to assure you that you have the prayers and support of all Nigerians. This is a trail, as a leader one must face such challenges from time to time,. You should not be detected , your efforts in ensuring peace and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) will surely succeed”, he added.
He urged him not to relent , as Nigerians are with him in support and prayers and that surely the insurgency will soon be a thing of the past.
Governor Buni said ” I believed one thing one cannot take away from you is your commitment to the service of your people. Borno was the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency at time Borno experienced bomb blast more than two to three times a day but thank God this is over. By the grace of God very soon all these will be thing of the past”.
Responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state thanked the governor for the visit, saying that ” I want to use this opportunity to convey our deep appreciation to you, the Executive Governor, of Yobe state for coming to commensurate with us at this trying moment”..
” The relationship between Borno and Yobe state cannot be over emphasized. Any time there is an event or happening in this state you always identify with us. I want to assure you that the government and people of Borno state will always identify with you in what ever you are doing we will support you in whatever you are doing both at state and national levels”, Governor Zulum added.
Gov. Zulum’s Convoy Attack, Borno National Assembly Members Visits Maiduguri to Condole Him
Gov. Zulum’s convoy attack, Borno National Assembly members visits Maiduguri to condole him
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Borno National Assembly members were in Maiduguri on Monday on a condolence and solidarity visit to commiserate and sympathized with Governor Babagana Zulum over the recent Boko Haram attack on his convoy near Baga where 8 policemen and 3 members of Civilian Joint Taskforce CJTF were killed.
While speaking, at the Government House, Maiduguri on Monday the leader of the delegation who is also a Former Borno state Governor, and Senator representing Borno central, Senator Kashim Shettima said ” we are in Maiduguri to show our solidarity and commiserate with the governor, government and people of the state.”
Senator Shettima said ” I urge the people of Borno state to continue to be resilience and endour these, by the grace of God endouring peace will sure come. I believed the people of Borno have the resilience and the courage to see that enduring peace is enthroned in our father land.”
“Much importantly we urged the people to give the maximum support and cooperation to government and the military establishment to see that peace is established in Borno,” he added..
The Former Governor said ” I have the confident and believe that Governor Zulum’s commitment to ensure enduring peace in the state.”
While responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state thanked them for the visit and assured his administration commitment to rerun all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their homes safety and dignified manner.
” We have to do something to address the security challenge in the state before it further deteriorates. The situation in the state is very dicey, obnoxious and will not be allowed to remain like that otherwise the insurgents will take over Maiduguri,, the governor stressed
He further said that “there is need for us to stamped our resilience with a view to build peace and stability,” .
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