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WE HAVE NOT PUBLISHED NAMES OF SENATE PRESIDENT AND AKPABIO FOR 2023 ELECTIONS

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The independent National Electoral Commission INEC said it has neither received nor published the names of the Senate President Ahmad Lawal and former Minister of Niger Delta Godswill Akpabio for inclusion as APC Senatorial candidates in the forth-coming 2023 general elections.

INEC said it has refused to collect or publish their names as a result of the lingering internal party crises emanating from the conduct of the party primaries conducted by the APC.

Ahmad Lawan and Senator Gods will Akpabio participated in the APC Presidential primaries, but lost to Sen. Bola Ahmad Tinubu.
They later wanted to pick the Senatorial tickets for their respective constituencies, but those that actually contested and won the party primaries refused to step down for the duo.

INEC National Commissioner in charge of voter education, Barr. Festus Okoye said the reactions became necessary considering the rumor going around the public that INEC has collected the names of Sen. Ahmad Lawal and God swill Akpabio as Senatorial candidates for the APC in their respective constituencies.

“We have neither collected nor published their names because they do not participate in the conduct of the party senatorial primaries and there is no way we can publish their names”.

The matter regarding the validity of their nominations is before the court, and the right thing is to allow the matter to be decided in court before any step can be taken”.

Asked whose names were published, Festus Okoye said, “nobody’s name was published because it was the political party that is supposed to give us names of the nominated candidates, but the party is yet to give us the names of those who participated and win the primary election in those constituencies”.

“Let me be very frank with you APC does not have candidates for these constituencies and unless the names of those who participated and win election are given to us the party will not have the right to participate in the exercise”.

With this development and inline with the provisions of section 29 of the electoral act, the idea of candidate nominated without participating in the conduct of primary election is eliminated

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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