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APC Chieftain Bar Cecilia Drums Support for Akpabio’s Bid for Senate President



 Joel Olabisi

A Senatorial aspirant of the Northern Senatorial District in Cross River State under the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bar. Adams Cecilia, has lent her voice on Senator Akpabio’s bid for the leadership position of the Senate of the 10th National Assembly.

Barr Cecilia who stated this in a parley with newsmen in Abuja noted that since the commencement of political activism in 1999 to date, no one from the South South geopolitical zone of the country that has occupied the seat of the Senate President.

She said now is the right time in fairness and equity to the zone to have one of its own occupy the coveted Presidency seat of the Senate, adding that Senator Godswill Akpabio is the right man for the position having done well in delivering greater successes for the party in the just concluded 2022 general elections by not only winning his senatorial seat, but garnering 132,683 votes for the presidential election in Akwa Ibom state for President-elect, His Excellency, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

‘In view of the above, and in line with the APC Governors’ memo to the president-elect, His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu on the appropriate zoning of the offices which requested the contributions to the presidential election as a major factor, the South South carries the day against the voting pattern of the South-East that exhibited “exclusionary electoral conduct’’, Bar Cecilia noted.

Furthermore, the excellent track records of experience in political governance and administration that Senator Akpabio has acquired, qualified him more than his fellow contenders for the position of the Senate President, having served as a Commissioner, a Governor, a Minister of the Federal Republic and a ranking member of the senate who sacrificed his political career by accepting to give up his position as the Minority Leader in the Senate when he defected to the All Progressive Congress.

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North East Commission; Group Heads For Court Over Reappointment of Former MD. Mohamed Alkali



…. Exposed How Billion was looted

Crises situations in the North East, might assume another dimension, as the North East Commission statutory established to address humanitarian crisis and infrastructural deficit, as a result of insurgency , is embedded in management crises over the appointment of the management Director.

Just as the Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, after serving his five years as tenure in office as the managing Director has become a matter of litigations, allegations of mismanagement of resources in the Commission has emerged over the weekend in Abuja .

Addressing newsmen, in Abuja on Saturday, North East pressure Group, said that the appointment of management Staff of the Commission has been politicise to a level where every appointment zone to the North East has been taken over by Borno state

The Coordinator of the group , Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo, a political activist, who led the group in a terse press Statement said that the group will be left with no option than to approach the Court to seek redress , if the concerned authorities failed to address the rot in the Commission.

” We are constraint, to draw the attention of the President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the abuse of the Act. establishing the North East Commission ( NEC), by his Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima over the statutory appointment of the managing Director of the Commission “

” The Act . clearly defined the procedures and laid down rules on the appointment of the Managing Director upon the approval by the National Assembly, which stipulates five years tenure, it is this act that has been subjected to gross Constitutional abuse with the Reappointment of Alkali, after years in Office ” he said.

Dr. Gololo, also an All progressive Congress ( APC), Chieftain said that
” Since the inceptions of this administration, every Federal appointments meant for North East is being taken to Borno state with impunity .”

Continue, the one coordinator of the All progressive Congress (APC), pointed at the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the recent Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, for another five years as against the Constitutional provisions “

” There are about six states in the North East, Gombe , Bauchi, Yobe and Borno, but all the appointment have been to Borno”
He warned that” we have concluded our investigations using some auditors and discovered the billions of stolen in the Commission, rather than addressing the challenges in North East, the management has become part of the crises because of their desperation to cover up the monumental Corruption”

Gololo, accused the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima of the implications of supporting the Reappointment of Alkali, as this may further create another crises in the Commission.

” We are given the presidency only Seven days to reverse the Reappointment of Alkali, because it is the turn of Gombe state, we have competent people in Gombe and Bauchi “

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