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We’ll ensure true reconciliation before national convention – APC  

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The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress has said it will not rush into conducting a national convention.

The committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni said it would ensure genuine reconciliation that would engender enduring peace among aggrieved members of the party before going into a national convention.

It stated this in a statement lasting unity, peace and reconciliation across party ranks

The APC said this in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.

It was responding to a report accusing the caretaker committee of tactically seeking an extension of its six-month mandate.

The committee was inaugurated by the APC National Executive Committee NEC in June with a mandate to achieve peace-building, true reconciliation and give a sense of belonging to every member of the party.

The APC must not go into a national convention, and indeed a general election in crisis. We should take it one step at a time and ensure that the ongoing national reconciliation process being undertaken by the CECPC is sustained, successful and continue to yield results

It said, “It is important that the APC conducts its planned national convention to produce the party’s national leadership as a united house. Otherwise, the main aim of constituting the CECPC following the dissolution of the immediate-past National Working Committee (NWC) will be defeated.”

The statement said the Governor Buni-led CECPC had deployed a combination of true reconciliation, consultation and inclusiveness in achieving unity and cohesion in the party.

It stated, “To reposition the party to ensure good governance, Governor Buni proposed the recently-inaugurated tripartite Executive/Legislative/APC Consultative Committee which is ensuring synergy, good governance and accelerated implementation of the Next Level agenda.

“A peacemaker and stabilizing voice, Governor Buni is meeting all leaders, known party groups and interests in order to accommodate all interests. This has resulted in renewed commitment on the part of party members. “Ahead of the planned APC National Convention and indeed the 2023 General Elections, stakeholders should continue to support the CECPC efforts to unite the party in order to make it formidable enough to consolidate on the APCs national governing status and landmark achievements.”

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PDP leadership: Wike, Atiku reconcile ahead of 2023 poll

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The crisis rocking the People Democratic Party, PDP may soon be over as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has received ex-Vice President and former Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday.
Both men had been at loggerheads over control of the party. It was rumoured that Wike was scheming to maintain control of the party’s structure in order to the pave way for his friend, Aminu Tambuwal, to win the party ticket in 2023.
Atiku was said to have been resisting such moves. The development even led to a rift between Wike and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.

However, with Tuesday’s meeting in Port-Harcourt, all those differences seem to have been set aside.
According to a source privy to the meeting, Wike said, “If Atiku can manage and unite his Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba wives, he will surely unite Nigeria.”

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Kaduna APC chairmanship candidate shot dead weeks to LG election

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Gunmen have killed the All Progressives Congress chairmanship candidate for the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Alamkah Dominic Usman.
The APC leader was shot dead along Keffi-Akwanga road in Nassarawa State on his way to Benue State on Monday.
The deceased was until his death the APC flag-bearer in Kachia for the local government council elections set to hold on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
A condolence message to Cashman Alamkah Cashman family read, “Alamka Dominic Usman (Aka Cashman) was brutally murdered after winning a controversial Chairmanship primary election in Kachia LGA.
“This gentleman was full of energy and resilience, loved by many and he was a hero on blood donation mobilisation, a lifesaver, and a motivator. Your killers will the traced for justice.
“Accept my condolences and may Allah protect us from this cruel world. What a loss.
“I supervised him on a United States funded project in Kaduna; he was super-efficient and delivered his job well. Rest on friend,” a Facebook user, Mansur M Tukur, posted.
The deceased is expected to be laid to rest on Thursday, July 29.

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Ondo: Akeredolu wins at Supreme Court

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s victory in the last governorship election in Ondo State has authenticated by the Supreme Court.
The suit of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on Wednesday thrown out by the Supreme Court.
The court upheld Akredolu’s victory in the October 10, 2020 election.

In the majority judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, four of the seven-member panel, dismissed the appeal by Jegede and his party, the PDP on the grounds that it was incompetent.
Justice Agim upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal that the petition filed by Jegede and his party at the election tribunal was incompetent because they failed to include Yobe Governor and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, as a party.
In the minority judgment read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, the court upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross appeal by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Akeredolu and the APC.

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