The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its governorship primary election in Ekiti state which was earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, January 22, 2021. According to the revised timetable, the exercise would now hold on Saturday, January 27, 2021.
Despite uncertainties surrounding the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) convention, the party yesterday successfully held its national convention at Eagles Square in Abuja, during which a new set of members from various parts of the country were elected into its National Working Committee (NWC) to take over the leadership of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Of the 21 vacant positions, 17 members contested unopposed. The party’s convention, which began on Saturday and lasted till Sunday in Abuja saw 21 newly elected members who are drawn from different parts of the country.
The Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly Nuhu Ayuba Abok has been impeached on Thursday. Abok was relieved of his post over what was described as gross incompetence, financial misappropriation and abuse of office. Rt Hon. Yakubu Sanda representing Pengana Constituency in the state assembly has been elected Speaker by the members as the new speaker. The majority leader of the house in an interview with newsmen says 16 out of the 24 law makers unanimously signed the impeachment of the speaker.
Lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Speaker, Paul Emeziem and the member representing Obowo constituency, Kennedy Ibe has been elected as the new Speaker of the Assembly. Emeziem was impeached during a plenary session by 19 lawmakers out of 27 in a signed letter over alleged gross misconduct, forgery, abuse of office, and high-handedness.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national convention scheduled for tomorrow October 30 will hold as planned. This followed the decision of the three-man Appeal Panel sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to dismiss an interlocutory injunction suit filed by PDP’s embattled former national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, seeking to stop the convention from holding. Delivering the judgement, Justice Gabriel Kolawole said Secondus’ suit before it was as after-thought and abuse of court process.
The court blamed him for dragging his feet and not acting when his ward and local governments suspended him until now. The judge also held that Secondus did not oppose the notice of convention written by the acting chairman to INEC and did not also oppose INEC replying to the PDP through the acting chairman.
President Muhammadu Buhari showered praises on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in Abuja for opening his borders to accommodate millions of refugees, fleeing from conflict areas, particularly Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. President Buhari while describing Erdogan as an exemplary leader for setting an example to the rest of the world described their meeting together as “robust, warm and cordial bilateral relation.” Recall that vigil360 reported that the Turkish leader was in Nigeria for a two-day official visit. The visiting Turkish President, during his meeting with President Buhari raised an alarm over the presence of a terror group hibernating in Nigeria, Fetullah Terrorism Organisation (FETO), as both nations, yesterday, signed eight critical bilateral agreements on energy, defence and hydrocarbon, among others. He said FETO, an atypical, armed terror group, exploiting religious sentiments of the people, was said to be behind the failed 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. “Turkey has been fighting against terrorist organisations for many decades, such as the PKK, PYD, FETO, DASH and other terrorist organisations.