Revealed: How APC Query Drove Saraki To PDP
Daily Hint 1/8/2018
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was preparing ground for Senate President Bukola Saraki’s expulsion, when it sent him a query on his anti-party activities on Tuesday, it has been revealed.
Given 48 hours to respond, the Senate President knew the time was up as he quickly took the decision to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he abandoned four years ago.
To be sure, he was already destined for the PDP, along with his protege, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, but the query made him to put the decision in upper gear and scurry out of the APC, with a one-line announcement on Twitter on Tuesday.
The APC NWC had on Monday sent him an unmistakable signal that he was next on the firing line, when it took the bold decision by stripping him of control over the APC structure in his home state of Kwara.
The NWC dissolved the executives of the party from ward to the state level and swiftly appointed a caretaker chairman belonging to the rival APC group being led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Pundits said the decision, anchored on APC constitution, was a political master stroke.
The query sent to Saraki 12 hours after was to have dealt the cunning politician from Kwara state further humiliating blows that will make his expulsion a routine affair on Thursday.
The APC asked Saraki to respond within 48 hours why disciplinary action ought not to be taken against him for breaching article 21 of the constitution of the party.
The party in a resolution signed by the National Secretary of the party, Mai Maila Buni, said the Senate President had allegedly flouted the laws of the party with his activities.
Some of the allegations raised against him include that “you encouraged and facilitated by providing an enabling environment for the defection of some senators, who are members of the APC to the other opposition Parties.
“That you have deliberately refused to screen nominees for appointments submitted by Mr President, who are members of the party from being confirmed by the senate. This has caused untold embarrassment and ridicule to the party and the government.
“That you have organised a public rally in your state where members of the party urged you to decamp to PDP. That as a follow up to the above the Kwara State governor, who is known to be your staunch supporter, had made public pronouncements suggesting that he will decamp from the party as an indicator to your formal defection.
“That you used the office of the Senate President to cause avoidable delays in the budgetary process and passage of the appropriation act into law thereby frustrating the implementation of the party’s manifesto and programs and frustrating the APC led Federal Government in the actualisation of the campaign promises of the party.
“Converting the guest house of the Senate President to meeting points and presiding over anti-APC activities in the guest house and encouraging defection of senators from the party and presiding over such meetings and compiling a list of the said defectors, including some without out their consent.
“Procuring joint letter of decampees from the APC and reading same on the floor of the senate, including some who did not accede to defecting thereby causing embarrassment to the party.
“In spite of the efforts to address grievances to reconcile aggrieved members, you worked against the process and encouraged the formation of an association which sought to impersonate and pass off the name of the party”.
The resolution demanded that the Senate president respond to the alleges.
Qatar Government Pledges Support For Yobe State
Qatar Government pledges support For Yobe state
By Daily Hint, Abuja
The state of Qatar has pledged to support Yobe state government in building infrastructure across the state.
The Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al-Muhamadi, stated this on Friday when Governor Mai Mala Buni paid him a courtesy visit.
Al-Muhamadi said Qatar would construct schools, clinics and water facilities among others to complement government efforts to improve the lives of the people.
“The state of Qatar will support your government to improve the lives of your people with befitting facilities” he assured.
The Ambassador said the State of Qatar would also consider direct flight from Qatar to Yobe state through the Damaturu International cargo airport when completed to support direct investment into the state.
Governor Buni said Yobe state government would provide the necessary support for the partnership to succeed.
“This opportunity will support our programme and focus on infrastructural and economic development in the state” Buni said.
Borno Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Satomi Empowers 250 Youths, Women Women With N25 Million Cash, As 1000 Others Gets Food Items
BORNO FEDERAL LAWMAKER, HON. SATOMI EMPOWERS 250 YOUTHS, WOMEN WITH N25 MILLION CASH, AS 1000 OTHERS GETS FOOD ITEMS
BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Member House of Representatives, Jere federal constituency in Borno state, Hon. Ahmed Satomi has on Wednesday shared a total of N25 million to 250 beneficiaries, even as about 1000 vulnerable groups got food items.
Just yesterday Satomi distributed food items to over 700 widows, mostly whose husbands were killed by Boko Haram sect in the constituency.
Recalled that the Lawmaker had recently doled out N47 million to better the lives of his people and make them economically self -reliant in this period of Ramadan fasting.
Speaking while distributing the monies and relief items to his electorate in Maiduguri, the lawmaker said apart from this gesture, he will ensure that dividends of democracy and inclusive representation achieved across all the political wards in the constituency.
He said, the beneficiaries of the cash which is in categories would get N250,000, N100,000, and 50,000 each, depending on their scale of businesses and farming capabilities.
While the other 1000 households got a bag of rice, sugar, cartons of spaghetti, milk and other condiments.
According to Satomi, the idea of assisting people, especially the vulnerable ones in the society was to reduce the rate of economic hardship and joblessness among youths and women groups, encourage the spirit of self- reliance and wealth creation in the society.
“All I need from the beneficiaries is to put into proper us the donations received and see that they empower themselves and other people through their businesses. This is the aim of the gesture and I urge them to be prudent,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Executive Chairman of Jere Council, Hon Gujja Tom thanked Satomi for always giving out assistance and supports to members of his constituency, especially at this critical time of needs.
He promised that the monies and items donated would reach all beneficiaries judiciously and timely.
He therefore called on all and sundry to pray for good health and protection of Hon Satomi at all times, even as he said, the people of Jere are highly proud and satisfied with Satomi as their representative at the Lower Chamber.
Development: Gov. Buni Meets Qatari Consultant on partnership
Development: Gov. Buni meets Qatari Consultant on partnership
By Daily Hint, Abuja
His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, and APC National Chairman, yesterday, met with a Qatari based consultant Mr. Izid bih El Jouneid and discussed extensively on areas of partnership to improve education and economy of the state.
Izid was accompanied by the state commissioner for Basic Education Dr. Mohammed Sani Idris.
The discussion also considered areas where Non Governmental Organizations could assist the state government to support education in the state.
The governor welcomed the development saying it will complete government efforts in moving education in the state.
He commended the consultant for considering the state for the intervention.
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