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News Flash, INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Governor Elect Of Anambra State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] have presented Certificate of Return to the Anambra state Governor-elect, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, Soludo running mate was also issued his certificate.

The National Commissioner- in-charge of voter Education, Mr. Festus Okoye represented the National Chairman of the Commission, Prof Yakubu Mahood at the presentation ceremony at INEC Head office in Awka, Anambra indepthnewsng gathered.
It would be recalled that Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won the election with 112,229 Votes to defeat his opponents. Out of the Twenty-one Local Government Areas in the state, Soludo won nineteen.

Two of the major contenders  namely, YPP and PDP have congratulated Soludo while the APC candidate Andy Uba rejected the result of the just concluded Governorship Election in Anambra State citing irregularities.

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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Has Called, The Ongoing Elections Primaries In Nigeria Disgraceful And A Mess

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Th ex-President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the ongoing primaries for the 2023 elections.

There have been reports of how aspirants having been inducing delegates to vote for them.

According to Daily Trust the son of Jonathan’s former deputy, Namadi Sambo, demanded a refund from delegates who collected his money but failed to vote for him

Goodluck speaking in Abuja on Thursday at a book launch titled “Political Party Governance” authored by Dr. Mohammed Wakil, a former Minister of State, Power, Jonathan said it was disgraceful to induce delegates to get their votes and then request for refund after failing to secure tickets.

Jonathan said: These whole primaries going on across the country is a mess. This is not a standard practice. The process has failed.

“We cannot use the process to elect president, governors, senators and House of Representatives members and others.

“The process is already failed, which is not good for the country. But we will manage and move on.

“We pray that good people should come. I hope that what happened this year, 2022 will not happen again in this country.”

Jonathan therefore, urged the National Assembly to make laws to criminalise inducement of delegates and electorate.

He also asked the legislature to expunge from the Electoral Act, the sections that state how political parties should select candidates for elections. Jonathan said: “The National Assembly can’t make laws and lock all political parties together. Parties have different ways of nominating candidates and the process is enshrined in their constitutions.

“Creating a situation where all parties must have the same way of selecting candidates is nonsense. Parties are not parastatals of government.

“The National Assembly can’t make laws to strangulate political parties. Section 84 should be expunged from the Electoral Act.”

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Islamic Preachers Council Supports Southern Presidency

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The leadership of the Supreme Council of Islamic Preachers in Nigeria, on Monday, threw their weight behind a Nigerian Presidency of Southern extraction, come 2023.

The council, which insisted that a Southern Presidency in 2023 was non-negotiable, equally observed that the Northern region would have had its turn of eight years in the Presidency at the end of the Muhammadu Buhari administration next year.

The apex Muslim preachers’ group made this known in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Sheikh Muhammad Nourayn Ibn-Ahmad, in Abuja.

The council, therefore, urged their followers and the Muslim faithful to consider a power shift to the Southern region in all their political deliberations ahead of the 2023 general elections in the interest of fairness, justice, and equity.

The statement reads, “As shepherds of our respective adherents, now that the 2023 is around the corner, we consider it imperative to explore partnership options that align with the emergence of a Southern Presidency come 2023 and therefore urges our followers across Nigeria to support a Southern Candidate in the interest of fairness equity and justice.

“We are concerned by the way leaders are being thrown up in this country nowadays and believe to ensure lasting solutions, spiritual leaders must play a significant role in the interest of greater peace of Nigeria and the People,” it added.

The Islamic clerics also said they were concerned about the senseless killings in the land, and prayed for a speedy end to the country’s insecurity.

The council further prayed the Almighty Allah (SWT) to reward the Ramadan fast and nightly devotion of the Muslim faithful in full measure, noting that the world is fast changing.

“In concluding this statement on a note of prayer to Almighty Allah to speedily bring an end to incidents of banditry, kidnapping & the general insecurities across the country, we hasten to urge Muslims faithful to imbibe lessons of the Ramadan Bibarakatullah,” the council said.

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Complete List Of 77 APC Officials Newly Elected

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The ruling All Progressives Congress held its elective national convention from March 26 to March 27 ahead of the 2023 general elections.

During the convention, 77 national officers emerged, with Abdullahi Adamu becoming the National Chairman of the party.

Adamu emerged after six other aspirants stepped down.

Here is a complete list of the 77 newly elected national officers of APC after their 2022 national convention.

They emerged Saturday night via a consensus list adopted by the governors of the party.

1. National Chairman – Senator Abdullahi Adamu: (Nasarawa State)

2. Deputy National Chairman (North): Sen. Abubakar Kyari (Boro State)

3. Deputy National Chairman (South): Chief Emma Eneukwu (Enugu State)

4. National Secretary: Otunba lyiola Omisore (Osun State)
5. Deputy National Secretary: Fetus Fuanter (Plateau State)

6. National Vice Chairman: (North-Central): Muhazu Bawa Rijau (Niger State)

7. National Vice Chairman (North-East): Mustapha Salihu (Adamawa State)

8. National Vice Chairman (North-West): Salihu Lukman (Kaduna State)

9. National Vice Chairman (South-East): Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu (Imo State)

10. National Vice Chairman (South-South): Chief Hon. Victor Ton Giadom (Rivers State)

11. National Vice Chairman (South-West): Dr Isaac Kekemeke (Ondo state)

12. National Legal Adviser: Ahmed El-Marzuk (Katsina State)

13. National Treasurer: Uguru Mathew Ofoke (Ebonyi State)

14. National Financial Secretary: Bashir Usman Gumel (Jigawa State)

15. National Organizing Secretary: Suleiman M Argungu (Kebbi State)

16. National Youth Leader: Dayo Abdullah Isreal (Lagos State)

17. National Welfare Secretary: F.N. Nwosu (Abia)

18: National Publicity Secretary: Felix Morka (Delta)

19. National Auditor: Senator Abubakar Malkafi (Bauchi)

20. National Women’s leader: Dr. Betta Edu (Cross River)

21: Special Persons With Disability(PWD) Leader: Tolu Bankole (Ogun)

22.Deputy National Legal Adviser: Ibrahim Salawu (Kwara)

23: Deputy National Treasurer: Omorede Osifo (Edo)

24: Deputy Financial Secretary : Hamma-Adama Ali Kumo (Gombe)

25:Deputy National Organising Secretary: Nze Chidi Duru (Anambra)

26: Deputy National Publicity Secretary: Yakubu Murtala Ajaka (Kogi)

27. Deputy National Welfare Secretary: Dr Christopher Akpan( Akwa Ibom)

28: Deputy National Auditor: Olufemi Egbedeyi (Oyo)

29: Deputy National Women’s Leader: Zainab Abubakar Ibrahim (Taraba)

30. Deputy National Youth leader: Jamaludden Kabir (Zamfara)

31. National Ex-officio (North-Central): Oluwatoyin Opawuye (Kwara)

32. National Ex-officio (North-East): Sirajo Dabuwa (Bauchi)

33: National Ex-officio (North-West): Aliyu Ahmed Yako (Kano)

34: National Ex-officio (South-East): Agunwa Anekwe( Anambra)

35. National Ex-officio (South-South): Diriwari Akedewei (Bayelsa)

36. National Ex-officio ( South-West): Mrs Bunmi Oriniowo (Ekiti)

37. Zonal Secretary (North-Central): Yakubu Mohammed Adamu (FCT)

38. Zonal Secretary (North-East): Mohammed Wali Shettima (Yobe)
39. Zonal Secretary (North-West): Barr. Bello Goronyo (Sokoto)

40. Zonal Secretary (South-West): Vincent Bewaji (Ekiti)

41. Zonal Secretary (South-East): Azobi Innocent Itapi (Ebonyi)

42. Zonal Secretary (South-South): Dr Ita Udosen (Akwa Ibom)

43. Zonal Legal Adviser (North-East): Dauda Chapo (Taraba)

44. Zonal Legal Adviser (North-Central): Hadiza Aliyu(Kogi)

45. Zonal Legal Adviser (North-West):Barr.Dauda Usaini Dutse( Jigawa)

46. Zonal Legal Adviser (South-West): Ismail Kolawole Majoro (Oyo)

47. Zonal Legal Adviser (South-East): Mayor Ogbona Ernest(Ebonyi)

48. Zonal Legal Adviser (South South): Nil

49. Zonal Organising Secretary(North-East): Abubakar Adamu Musa( Taraba)

50. Zonal Organising Secretary (North-West): Salisu Uba (Zamfara)

51. Zonal Organising Secretary (North-Central): Ahmed Attah (Kogi)

52. Zonal Organising Secretary (South-West): Lateef Ibirogba

53: Zonal Organising Secretary (South-East): Dozie Ikadite (Anambra)

54. Zonal Organising Secretary (South-South): Blessing Agboma (Edo)

55. Zonal Publicity Secretary (North-East): Lamido Mohammed (Gombe)

56. Zonal Publicity Secretary (North-Central): John Okobo
(Benue)

57. Zonal Publicity Secretary (North -West): Musa Makatiya (Zamfara)

58. Zonal Publicity Secretary (South-East): Augustine Onyedebehi (Imo)

59. Zonal Publicity Secretary (South-South)

60. Zonal Publicity Secretary (south-West): Ayo Afolabi

61. Zonal Women’s leader (North-Central): Oluwatoyin Opawuye (Kwara)

62. Zonal Women’s leader (North-East): Zainab Abubakar Alman (Gombe)

63. Zonal Women’s leader (North-West): Hajiya Hadiza Shagari( Sokoto)

64. Zonal Women’s leader (South-West): Mrs Yetunde Adesanya (Ogun)

65. Zonal Women’s leader (South-South): Caroline Owugha (Bayelsa)

66. Zonal Women’s leader (South-East): Mimi Uchenna Diyokeh(Enugu)

67. Zonal Youth leader (North-Central): Zubairu Aliyu (Kwara)

68: Zonal Youth leader (North-West): Abdulhamid Umar Mohammed (Kano)

69. Zonal Youth leader (North-East): Jason Baba Kkwaghe (Adamawa)

70. Zonal Youth leader (South-East): Nkenna Anyalewechi (Abia)

71. Zonal Youth leader (South-West): Kolade Lawal (Ondo)

72. Zonal Youth Leader (South-South): Comrade Ebimobowe (Delta)

73: Zonal leader of Person with Disability (North-Central): Laho Lazarus Audu(Benue)

74. Zonal leader of Person with Disability(North-East): Mohammed Baba Isa (Yobe)

75. Zonal leader of Person with Disability (North-West): Lawal Na Rago (Kano)

76. Zonal leader of Person with Disability (South-South): Chief Edet Aziz ( Cross River)

77. Zonal leader of Person with Disability (South-East): Dr Nwachukwu Stanley Chinedu (Imo)

78. Zonal Leader of Persons With Disability (South West): Mashood Erubami (Oyo State)

•Sourced from Sunday Punch.

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