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Sen. Babba. Kaita from Katsina said he will personally appeal the judgement of the Uma-Ahia high court, which instructed the Attorney General of the federation and Minister for Justice Abubakar Malami to delete some sections of the amended electoral act 2022.

Kaita in a media chat said, one person who feels he is bigger than Nigeria cannot hold the nation to ransom in fulfillment of his personal political ambition.

A federal High Court in Uma-Ahia instructed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice to delete section 84(12) of the electoral act 2022 as amended.

The section provides that, a candidate contesting for a position in the forthcoming 2023 election and holding an appointment must resign six months to the election time.

But Senator Babba Kaita said even if other members of the national assembly have refused to challenge the decision of the high court, he will personally go to the court and appeal the judgement of the Uma-Ahia high court.

He said Malami as the Attorney General does not have the power to delete any law promulgated by the members of National Assembly, noting that Nigeria is not his private apartment and is bigger than him.

“The highest thing a court can do about a law if it is enacted is to make a pronouncement that a certain decision is right or wrong and where it is wrong the law will be brought back to the legislatures for amendment”.

Babba Kaita added further that, the intention of Malami is not to delete that portion which says person that wanted to contest for any position shall resign (6) months to the election time alone but also that other one which says those appointees who wanted to contest shall not be delegates.

He said the wisdom is to block state Governors who take advantage of their appointees and turn them to delegate and deny the real elective delegates from political participation.

He added that those affected by these sections are all aspiring to contest for different posts, and they are scared of going to election because they knew they can’t make it.

He stated further that, for long, these crop of politicians have been playing a hide and seek game to the Nigerians there by preventing the appropriate people the opportunity to vote for competent persons.

He added that they will test the grounds relied on often by the lower court to issue the order to the Attorney General and also insisted that when the appeal is filed, they would seek for an order of the appellate court to allow the provisions of the electoral acts to stand pending the determination of the matter by the Supreme court of Nigeria.

If the Supreme Court said they are right, then so be it, but of says we are right even if they are elected in to their respective positions they must step down.

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Zamfara state police command Ayuba Elkana has held an interfaith peace dialogue with the members of various religious groups across the state.

According to the Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad the dialogue became a priority after the recent Sokoto blasphemous incident which resulted in the killing of Deborah Samuel a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

In a remark during the meeting the state police commissioner Ayuba Elkana according to Shehu express appreciation to the religious leaders for working harder to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order I’m the state as a result of the Sokoto incident.

Shehu further said, the CP encouraged them to continue to preach for peace and religious tolerance among their followers and also called on the parents and guardians to monitor their wards, especially their activities on the social media on the daily basis.

While assuring the leaders of the readiness of the police to always ensure security of lives and properties of the citizens, Shehu said he always warned them to desist from taking laws into their hands and urged them to intimate the security agencies for action.

Leaders of the various religious organizations thanked the CP for organizing the interface and assured him of their support and cooperation at all time.

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A pro-Governor Matawalle social media organization (Matawalle Media Crew) has organized a one-day interaction on how to use the social media platforms to raise more support for the Governor and his government.

The event took place at the conference hall of Jaiz Hotel Gusau and was well attended by hundreds of social media handlers from across the (14) local government areas of the state.

Some guest speakers at the event including Dr. Mikailu Barau, Dr. Aminu Lawal Tsafe and Dr. Anas Sani Anka expressed the need for the members of Matawalle social media crew to explore creativity, critical thinking, skill for effective communication as well as collaboration in the course of theirpractice.

They have also urged them to use their various social media platforms to influence the government in taking critical decisions that are good for the people, especially issue of WAEC/NECO.

They also warned the members not to be using social media to be creating hostility for the oppositions, noting that the recent reconciliation between former Governor Yari and Matawalle camp is good enough for all social media handlers in Zamfara to learn some lessons.

The Executive Secretary of ZAMCHEMA Dr. Abdulkadir Shinkafi stated that many of them who belongs to the category of youths within the government structure of Bello Matawalle are doing their best to continue to support initiative like that of Matawalle media crew with a view to promoting the government.

The Secretary of the crew Rufai (UB) explained that the motive behind organizing the interaction is to avail members of the crew the opportunity to get themselves more equipped with ideas and wisdom from the spokespersons considering their in-depth knowledge and years of experience.

Certificates of participation were issued to those that participated in the interactions and also goodwill messages were passed to the members and organizers of the event by some politicians and well wishers.

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Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has held its mini congresses for the election of local government, state and national delegates.

According to the statement by the party spokesperson in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau, the delegates that will emerge will take part in the Party’s primaries for the seats of the President, Governor, state and national assembly.

The delegates’ congress which took place at Aisha Memorial Conference, Hall, Maradun was attended by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, members of the National Committee of the party, INEC officials and security agencies under a peaceful atmosphere.

Idris further said the exercise held simultaneously in all the 14 local government areas of the state after the flagg-off in Maradun, the country home of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

During the event, governor Matawalle stressed the need for peaceful coexistence, which he noted is responsible for the growth of the APC in the state.

He thanked the people of Zamfara for their support and prayers in ensuring the success of his administration, urging them to continue to support the APC and its candidates at all levels and assured that more dividends of democracy will continue to come their way.

In his welcome address, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed satisfaction and happiness especially with the unification of the party in the state.

He pledged to always carry all members along with fairness and justice as his guiding principles.

The chairman thanked all the stakeholders, especially the state’s party leader governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the national leadership of the party for bringing together all leaders of the party as one big family and expressed confidence in the ability of the unity to sustain the chances of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

In his remarks, Chairman and team leader of the Screening Committee deployed to Zamfara by the APC National Secretariat, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said his team is overwhelmed by the support the APC is receiving in Zamfara.

He described the coming together of former governor Yari, former Senator Marafa and governor Matawalle as the best thing that happened to the APC at both the state and national levels in recent times, urging the stakeholders to consolidate on the feat.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said all the 103 delegates from Maradun local government were elected on consensus by the APC Constitution.

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