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2023 Politics: Gombe stakeholders turn down Goje’s retirement

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2023 Politics: Gombe stakeholders turn down Goje’s retirement

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Front line stakeholders in Gombe State including lawmakers, traditional rulers, religious leaders and top politicians have turned down the decision of Senator Mohammad Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe Central) not to contest for elective position in 2023.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator represents Gombe Central in the Senate.

Goje who is a third termer at the Senate had in December 2019 announced his decision not to contest for any elective position again.

A motion to compel Goje to contest future elective positions was moved and seconded by the stakeholders during the unveiling of Goje’s legacy of service as a former minister, governor and senator in Kumo, Akko LGA of the state, at the event.

The stakeholders who took turns to speak, amidst thousands of politicians from across the 11 LGAs of the state, threatened to take legal action if Goje refused to heed their calls to stand for future elective positions.

A former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Joshua Lidani, in his submission, said Senator Goje’s interventions cut across Gombe and the entire North East geopolitical zone.

Goje, he said, played critical role in the establishment of the North East Development Commission.

Lidani urged Senator Goje to heed to the calls of the people of the senatorial district.

Chairman of Akko LGA, Alhaji Abubakar Barambu, on his part said the entire people of Gombe Central Senatorial District have rejected Senator Goje’s retirement from active politics.

“He said, our people in the grassroots have mandated me to announce their endorsement of Senator Goje to continue to represent them in Gombe Central in 2023.  If he is tired, we are not tired of his representation,”

A member of the House of Representatives, Aishatu Jibril Dukku (APC, Dukku/ Nafada), who also spoke at the event said Senator Goje has contributed immensely to the development of Gombe State, North-East and the country at large.

Dukku, a former Minister of State for Education, urged  Goje not to quit active politics come 2023.

The Nation

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Women Votes will determine 2023 elections – APC woman leader

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Votes by women will largely determine outcomes of the 2023 general elections, Honourable Stella Okotete, Woman Leader/Representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has argued

Okotete spoke at the formal launch of the Progressive Young Women Forum, a support group of the ruling APC at Buhari House, the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

She said: “Women, particularly young females form a bulk of registered voters in the country and we will define and determine who governs our states, govern Nigeria.

“Roughly 50% of the Nigerian populations are women. Imagine if we have 43% committed as progressive women, will anybody be a president without us?”

Okotete called on women to forge a united front to ensure they occupy more elective positions in the party and government.

“As we go into heightened electioneering in 2022, women are in the best position to change Nigeria, to achieve thiswomen need a united front. We need to continue to support women to win elections.

“The coming APC congresses provide one of the best opportunities that women in this room have to properly position themselves in party administration.

 “So if you do not have your membership card, quickly go and get it. If women occupy party positions at for example the local government, you are not only there for yourself but also sitting on the table on behalf of other women to determine who gets elective positions in your constituency and the entire state,” she said.

Okotete maintained APC women were no longer contented with the single position of the office of woman leader, which is customarily allocated to them.

She stated that lobby was already ongoing towards ensuring women occupy minimum of 13 positions in the party’s ward, local government and state levels in the forthcoming congresses.

The APC national woman leader noted that there was need to groom more young women who would fill the leadership vacuum available by imbibing leadership qualities in them so that they can take over from older ones.

She advised the young women to make sure the purpose of their playing politics is to impact people and not to make money.

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INEC worries over conduct of 2023 elections in Imo

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The Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner Professor Francis Ezeonu has expressed his worries over conduct of the 2023 elections in the state.
He said if nothing is done urgently to stop arson on INEC offices across the state, it will pose a great threat to the election in 2023.
Ezeonu, who disclosed this while briefing reporters in Owerri, said eight INEC offices in the state had been burnt in the past year.
He mentioned Njaba, Isu, Ehime Mbano, Mbaitoli, Orlu, Ezinihitte council areas as the commission’s offices that had been touched by arsonists while the offices at Ngor Okpalla and Isiala Mbano, he said, were completely razed down.
“This is a great threat to the 2023 elections in Imo State. But the commission is trying to overcome. As far as we don’t have further damage to our structures, we are sure to have the 2023 elections in Imo State,” he said.
He announced that the physical continuous voter registration exercise (CVR) will commence on July 19, 2021.
Ezeonu noted that, the exercise will start at INEC state and local government offices first and continue at other centers at a later date.
The REC said the commencement of the exercise was delayed as a result of the security challenges in the country.
He added that although the attacks on INEC offices across the country have stopped, the commission is still worried about the threats they could pose to registrants.
He further disclosed that scheduled appointments for online registration will start July 19, 2021.

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Buhari’s achievement will propel APC beyond 2023,-Minister

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Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Aliyu has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to thrive beyond 2023 due to the achievements so far recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari led government.

The Minister said this during her coronation ceremony as the Onyize (Mother of Wealth) of Ebira land by His Royal Majesty, Dr. Ado Ibrahim.

She said the infrastructural development across the country is a clear testimony that the APC led government is more passionate about the wellbeing of Nigerians.

Aliyu expressed optimism that Nigerians will score the ruling party high before the end of Buhari’s administration in 2023.

The Minister, whose coronation ceremony as Onyize of Ebira land at Okene attracts dignitaries from within and outside the country, thanked Buhari for allowing her to serve as a member of his cabinet.

The Minister, appreciated Ibrahim for finding her worthy of the title.

She said: “With a heart full of gratitude, I wish to thank you for taking your time out to honour my invitation to my Coronation as the Onyize of Ebira Land.

“Sincere appreciation goes out to you for showing solidarity in making this event memorable through your presence at the events, as well as your support in the organization. I most sincerely appreciate it.

“On behalf of my family and I pray for God’s continued blessings upon you now and always”.

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