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Governor zulum warns newly sworn-in LG chairmen to operate in their respective headquarters

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Governor Zulum warns newly sworn in LG chairmen to operate in their respective headquarters

–Directs immediate release of the fund meant for the chairmen to their respective councils

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has warmed the newly sworn elected chairmen of the 27 local government areas of the state to operate in their local government headquarters and directed for the release of all funds allocated to the local council to the elected chairmen

While speaking at the swearing in ceremony which held at the Multi purpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri on Wednesday, Governor Babagana Zulum said “The era of operating in Maiduguri is over . I enjoined you to go back to your local government headquarters and work. Any local government area chairman who is not willing to work at the local government area should be shown the way out. This a signal to all of you. I don’t want to hear that the road from Maiduguri to Damasak is bad.. You must work in your local government areas except that of Abadam must work in Damasak and that of Guzamala shall work in Nganzai, as well as Kalabalge and Marte should work in their respective local government headquarters”.

” “InshaAllah monies that are been allocated to the local government council’s shall be given to you. I therefore directed the ministry for local government and Emirate Affairs to ensure that their statutory allocation are release to them latest by today.. Government will closely monitor your activities, as such fund allocated to the local government area must judiciously utilized and therefore you are directed to submit your 2021 budgetry provision to the office of the secretary to the state Government and same to my office within 30 days from today”, Governor Zulum added.

He further said ” I wish to assure that we are going make enabling environment and all the necessary assistance you may require to succeed in promoting good governance to your people . You must adhered to the financial regulations and instructions and follow budgetary provisions and expenditure in line with the state government Development plan “

The governor said now that the election has come and gone it is time for all elected chairmen to settle down and Carry everybody along without party affiliations, stressing that they must adhered to the oath of office administered to them to be just, fair and reasonable to all in their dealing, decisions and interactions so that the people at the grassroot shall have a better life.

Earlier in his welcome address, the commissioner for Local government and Emirate Affairs, Hon. Sugum Maimele said ” today signifies another landmark achievement of the stewardship of His Excellency Governor Zulum, to be candid, we do not have the appropriate and most convenient word to express our sincere gratitude for the enthusiasm you have shown to actualize this day and occasion “.

He said the last time the state had democratically elected local government chairmen was in 2008 and commended the governor for initiating, organising and supporting a successful conduct of one of the most transparent and credible local government elections..

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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Borno state has peacefully held its ward congresses, as Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state joined others members of his ward , Mafa Central ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state where they elected 27 member ward executives of the party inline with the ongoing ward, local government and state congresses of the party

Addressing the delegates befoe throwing the question, the chairman of the APC Congress committee in Borno state, who is also former Deputy Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” we are here in Mafa on behalf of APC national headquarters, Abuja to witnessed and monitor the ward congress of our party. We are here to ensure that the congress were conducted in accordance with our party constitution”.

” Our party constitution has allow that the congresses should be done in 3 ways that is, through direct and indirect process, as well as consensus, It could be recalled that the state statutory delegates had last Wednesday agreed that Borno state has opted for consensus.. Today we are here to ensure that what you agreed on is implemented to the later.” Alhaji Anadu added

Those unanimously affirmed through voice votes, as the 27 man Executive of the Mafa central ward of the Mafa local government area were, Alhaji Ali chori, as chairman, Alh Gado Ka’ana as Vice chairman, Alhaji Gada sarki as secretary, Alhaji Babagana Kachalla, treasurer among others executives of the ward.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Mafa, shorty after the exercise , Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state called on the APC members in the state to conduct themselves peacefully and be united for the progress of the party, state and the country at large..

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you for conducting yourselves peacefully, we want to also thank the national , state and local government committee for ensuring peaceful congress in Mafa central my ward”, Zulum.

He said ” I want to assure you that APC administration in Borno state under my leadership will continue to provide more dividends of democracy to our people. We are going to establish additional secondary school here in Mafa for our children to go to school, we are also going to train our youths across all wards of the local government, so that they will be engaged “.

As at the time of filing in this reports the ward congresses were going on simultaneously and peacefully in Biu and Hawul local government, as well as other wards across the state

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APC Congress: Buni Calls For Peaceful Exercise, Warns Against Sabotage

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APC Congress: Buni calls for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

By Fannami Modu, Damaturu


As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, warms up for its ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully.

In a statement signed Friday night by his Director-General on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election.

“As stakeholders of the party, we have a great responsibility to make the ward Congress in all the participating states successful.

“We should endeavour to place the party and members interest above personal interests,” Buni charged.

The chairman warned that the party would not hesitate to take decisive measures against anyone who deliberately sabotaged the Congress.

“We have come a long way repositioning the party, we have reconciled many groups and individuals, we must not allow personal interests in this election to divide us and draw us back,” he advised.

He expressed the commitment of the committee to entrench internal democracy and respect for the People’s choice.

Governor Buni further said adequate arrangements had been made by the party to conduct successful and acceptable congresses across the country.

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Party Congress,APC Stakeholders in Borno Adopts consensus Process

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Party congress, APC stakeholders in Borno adopts consensus process

By, Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state has adopted a concensus method in the forthcoming state congresses of the party, with option for the the stakeholders to adopt any process at the ward and local government congress.

Moving the motion for the adoption of the consensus approach, the state Deputy Governor, Hon Umar Kadafur said ” I hereby move the motion for the adoption of consensus method in our forthcoming party state Congress”

Seconding the motion, the former member House of representative, representing Hawul/Askira Federal constituency, Hon Abdu Msheliza said ” I Hon. Abdu Musa Msheliza seconded the motion for the adoption of consensus in our state party congress”.


Earlier addressing the party statutory congress, the Borno state Governor Prof. Baba gana Zulum said “we call you here in respect of our party congresses which is scheduled to come up this coming Saturday, 31 July 2021.. Our party constitution has allow us to adopt either consensus, indirect or direct congresses or primaries. So we are here to throw the issue to the congress for you to decide which method for us to adopt.”.

“We have seen a situation where election are being nullified because of irregularities in the process of party primaries and congresses. So we are here to adopt one of the options for our party congresses”, the governor added.

Throwing the motion to the party stakeholders, the party chairman, Hon Ali Dalori said ” those in support of the motion, should yea and those against should say neh” . The stakeholders unanimously agreed on the consensus congress, with no descending voice.

Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after the stakeholders meeting, former Borno state Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima said ” the bedrock of the party is the constitution, the APC constitution has allow us to adopt a process through which the party structure emerges. The whole things is to arrived at transparent, equity and just congress that is acceptable to all.. we resolved as a patty as a family, as a clan and as a team to adopt consensus”.

” We have also urge our party leaders at the local government levels to adopt consensus but in case they opted to adopt ballot or any other .so be it, it is welcome. .so that all segment of our party should have a voice as enshrine in our party constitution” he added

Also speaking in an interview, the Senator Representing Borno South, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” all those you see here are statutory delegates and they came across all the local government areas. It is a boton up decision, you were there it was a unanimous decision, there were no descending voice. Our party constitution has allow for 3 options, that consensus, indirect and direct process of primaries and congresses”

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