Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday officially received his APC membership card at his polling unit 001 of Maradun South Ward, Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor’s registration mark the continuation of the APC membership registration/revalidation exercise in the state.
He was registered by the Chairman of the Registration and Revalidation Exercise Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Masari, sent by the National Secretariat of the APC to the state.
In his remarks, Matawalle said the registration and revalidation exercise in the state was aimed at giving equal opportunity to all party members at all levels as prescribed in the party constitution.
He said the development would allow internal democracy to thrive in the state and ensure party structures that would produce good leaders.
The governor expressed satisfaction with the turnout of APC members at the registration centres, predicting that the party will draw more than 2 million people in the state during the stipulated period.
Matawalle also applauded the leadership qualities of the party at the national level under President Muhammadu Buhari for creating enabling environment for the people of the state to register.
He assured of uniting all the party members into one family which would speak with one strong and respected voice to be heard all over the country.
Matawalle further assured of fairness, justice and an enabling environment for politicking in the party and promised to uphold and allow people to select leaders of their choice.
Earlier, the Chairman APC Caretaker Committee in the state, Sen. Hassan Nasiha, called on all members of the party to come out enmass and register to become full members of the party.
He described party membership as the most important tool for standing any election in the country.
Nasiha also commended the governor for uniting party members in the state and ensuring that they work as one family at all levels.
Presenting the membership card to the governor, Masari said they were sent by the APC national leadership to register new members as well as revalidate the registration of those with the membership cards.
He assured that the committee would carry out the excercise as required by the party constitution for the purpose of having a united political party in the state.
He said the members of the committee were people of proven integrity whose objective is to register all eligible members for the purpose of cooperation, unity and development of the party and its supporters.
Masari also pledged to conduct the excercise diligently and with utmost urgency so that the state delegates would fully participate in the forthcoming APC national convention.
The excercise is scheduled to take place in all the 147 wards across the 14 local government areas of the state with objective of registering new members who recently joined the party along side Matawalle. (NAN)
2023 General Elections: No aspirants ‘ll leave APC after primaries, says APC Chair, Adamu
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has assured that no aspirants will leave the party after the party’s primaries, which are now slated for May 26th through 30th.
Adamu stated that the ruling APC does not only want to win but also wants to win big in 2023.
He made the assurance on Saturday while addressing a group of party members in the diaspora at a global virtual town hall session on “Intra-Party democracy for the Emergence of Best Candidates.”
The programme, themed, “Democracy in Nigeria: Mobilizing Global Support for Progressives and Continuity,” was organized under the auspices of the APC Ward-to-ward Diaspora Network in collaboration with the APC Ward-to-ward Ambassadors.
The Chairman said, “Directly I want to tell you that after the primaries, non of the contestants of aspirants will leave the party.
You can see unlike the other parties extending weight, in our party all our aspirants are calm. Everybody is going left and right, trying to win votes for themselves.
Adamu, who was represented as a Special Assistant, Prof. Abdullahi Yau, added, “I can assure you this is the most interesting part; the number of people that are contesting and they are going to give everybody a playing level ground where you can exercise your right as a Nigerian to contest.
“And at the end of the exercise, just as what happened in the National convention, you see that everybody will be satisfied with whoever that emerges from the primaries.”
He said, “Unless you have a process that is not well coordinated, a process that is marred by irregularities that’s when people will be aggrieved and would want to leave the party.
If you’re allowed to exercise your right and you think there’s fairness in what’s going on in the party and you lose, I don’t think you would want to leave the party.
“I assure you even if we are going to have such a scenario, where we are going to have aggrieved members after the primaries, the Chairman and stakeholders of the party will ensure they reconcile everybody after the primaries,” he added.
He, however, said all aspirants would be listened to by a high-power delegation of the committee if there’s a tangible reason why they are complaining after the party’s primaries.
Osun 2022: Oyetola Campaign Council appreciates Ooni, Ife monarchs, residents for massive turnout
Osun not for sale to highest bidder, Oyetola campaign council replies Adeleke, PDP
...warns him not to overheat polity
The Adegboyega Oyetola Campaign Council has described as absurd, unthinkable and totally unacceptable the boast by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke that he had acquired enough money in hard currencies to buy Osun and its people for the July 16 Governorship contest.
In a statement signed by its Director-General, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, the Campaign Council declared that Osun was not for sale to the highest bidder, just as it noted that on daily basis, the PDP candidate is proving to the Osun electorate that he had nothing to offer.
Senator Ademola, the PDP candidate had over the weekend during the party’s Osun Central Campaign rally, said “Osun people, you are the ones to decide. If it is about money, I have enough. I came with plenty money (hitting his pocket with his right hand). And it is not only naira, I came with dollars, pounds and Euro. This time around in Osun, it is fire for fire.”
Reacting to Ademola’s comment, the Oyetola Campaign Council said: “Osun people are not gullible. We have left them in no doubt of the quality our party, the APC and our Administration are made of, including the capacity of our candidate to deliver in the past three and half years. We have proved through our inclusive governance strategy that our people are our strength and that we do not take them for granted and we will never take them for granted. This explains why in spite of the way the 2018 election went, our administration began infrastructure intervention from Ede, the hometown of the PDP candidate.
“Osun people are enlightened, they Know that the State and its citizens are not up for sale to the highest bidder. Therefore, the PDP candidate should keep his money. Or better still, he could deploy those resources to establish industries to provide jobs for the people. This way, he will also be supporting the present Administration’s noticeable efforts in the last three and half years to industrialise the State and change its narrative as a Civil Service State, to one bubbling with economic activities.
“It is on record that the Oyetola-led administration has since inception taken concrete steps to open up the State for investments, and has been able to attract a number of investments into Osun, contributing to the economic growth of the State.
“We assure the PDP candidate that, like the Administration did to other players in the private sector, we will provide a level playing ground for his business to thrive and ensure Osun and its people derive maximum benefit from the investment.
The Campaign Council also cautioned Adeleke against overheating the polity with his incendiary comments and violent tendencies, wondering what he meant by saying ‘it’s fire for fire this time around’.
“As a responsible party, we urge Senator Adeleke and his party to embrace peaceful conduct and decorum in their political engagements and electioneering. We must avoid any comment or action that can jeopardise the peace and stability of our State,” the dded.
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