The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the recommendation of its zoning committee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State that the next national chairman of the party should come from the north. The move was aimed at paving the way for the emergence of a southern candidate as the party’s presidential candidate. Briefing newsmen after its 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the NEC only considered and approved the recommendations of the 44-member committee on the zoning of national officers. The Committee last week recommended the zoning of the position of the party’s national chairman to the north, while also recommending that other offices in the national working committee (NWC) be swapped between the northern and southern zones. Based on the decision, all positions in the party currently occupied by people from the South will go to the North and those occupied by people from the North will go to the South.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said over one million Nigerians have completed the ongoing nationwide physical voter registration. Also, the number of online pre-registrants is 3,165,189 while 1,457,766 Nigerians have applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), and update of information records.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 for its State Congresses. The National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe made this disclosure on Monday in a statement titled, ‘APC Schedules State Congresses for Saturday, October 2, 2021, in Abuja.’
The president of the Appeal Court, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem who anchored in the three-man panel has unanimously decided to set aside the decision of Justice Oniora Nwabunike of a High Court of Anambra State previously declaring Senator Ugochukwu Uba as the Governorship candidate for the People's Democracy Party (PDP).
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has approved the composition of a National Reconciliation Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party. The constitution of the committee follows the increase in litigations by aggrieved members against the party. The National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday disclosed that a date for the inauguration of the committee would be communicated to the public.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has named Valentine Ozigbo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. This was made known in a statement by Mr. Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Thursday in Abuja.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has on Monday dissolved his cabinet, sacking all the Commissioners, Senior Special Advisers, and Special Assistants in the state. The governor announced the dissolution during the State Executive Council meeting held in the Government House in Lafia, appreciating the sacrifices and efforts of the members of his cabinet for the successes recorded in the state.