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Babayo is The Authentic Bauchi APC Chairman – Congress Chairman



IDRIS Khalid

One of the fallout two factions of the APC in Bauchi arising from the weekend congress has claimed that Sunusi Aliyu Kunde is the genuine chairman of the party in the state.

A spokesman of the faction, Adamu S. Noma in a press conference at NUJ Bauchi yesterday, said that they hold 80% majority of the party membership, hence their sincerity to lead the APC in Bauchi state.

The APC Bauchi state congress was said to have been held in two different places with two of the reported factions in Bauchi, while the other said to have been installed by Education Minister Adamu Adamu held simultaneously on weekend.

Noma claimed that the APC in Bauchi has been tempered by the ruling party (PDP) in the state, and therefore could not wondered its breakups into three manifolds to satisfy the whims and caprices of the PDP government in Bauchi.

The second state Congress of the APC purportedly held in the state under the tutelage of the Minister of Education has Alhaji Babayo Misau emerging as the Bauchi state chairman of the party.

Our correspondent learnt that Babayo Misau emerged the state chairman of APC alongside 35 members of the executives following the consensus process that was reached under the auspices of the minister.

Jibrin Samuel, the Chairman state Congress Committee said the elected officials were elected through consensus by delegates and stakeholders of the party in the state.

Sam explained that his committee was mandated by the National Secretariat of the party to conduct free and fair congress in the state, saying “We give opportunity to stakeholders of each local government area and their zones to elect the state executives without rancor”.

“We are therefore affirming the elected officials according to the party guidelines and policies of the party.

The committee did not interfere in the decision of stakeholders during the election process”.

He said the party was committed to bring leaders that can work assiduously to wrestle power from the People Democratic party government, stressing that “Bauchi state belongs to APC, come 2023 the state will go back to the party”.

Samuel however commended the stakeholders and party loyalists for displaying humbleness during the Congress.

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ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Women Rights Initiatives Congratulate Kebbi Governor-Elect Nasiru Idris



Women Rights Initiatives, (WORI), has felicitate with the governor elect of Kebbi state Dr Nasiru Idiris on his hard earned victory at the polls in the just concluded gubernatorial elections in the State.

The group in a statement signed by the Executive Director program Solomon Liman stated that “your victory is by the special will of Allah making you the next governor of Kebbi state.”

“The seemingly victory, denominated by series of political undercurrents, is a watershed among other things. It was a demonstration of the citizens trust in the administration of Senator Bagudu and more importantly their trust in your ability not only to build on the good works of the present administration but to raise the bar of governance in the state.”

The group pray for Almighty Allah to give the governor-elect Dr. Nasiru Idris the requisite wisdom, temperance and above all the needed wherewithal, required to take the state to the greater heights.

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Kogi 2023: Why we are negotiating with another political party – former LP aspirant



An aspirant with the Labour Party for the next gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Mr. ThankGod Simon Mameh has revealed that negotiating his candidacy with another political party is imperative as his earlier political flatform was already enmeshed with crisis especially at the national level even before the primary elections.

Mameh revealed this during an interactive session with journalist in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital Monday.

The labour party according to him should have harness the blessing it was endowed with withing the very short time Mr. Peter Gregory obi came on board but instead series of power tussles bedeviled the party.

He disclosed that he’ll make his new flatform known withing 48hrs from today believing that the new political party under which he’ll contest is run by erudite politicians that have carve a niche to be trusted time over.

He further disclosed that selecting the party is not easy cognisance that party leaders have to be scrutnised by a candidate with a view to pitch tent with a party that has outstanding quality leadership.

On the issue of labour party Mameh said ” as I’m talking now, there is no concrete assurance that the person tag as candidate of the labour party for Kogi gubernatorial election will remain  the party’s candidate because the Lamidi Apapa faction of the party are saying and they believe that any primary Election for Kogi, Imo and Rivers conducted by the Julius Abure led EXCO is null and void because of an FCT court order they revealed they’ve obtain stopping Abure from parading himself as the national chairman.”

He stressed that his advisers thought that the crisis of the labour party will be quell before the primary elections but it was inflame and aggravated heading only to oblivion.

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