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ZAMFARA APC HEADS TO COURT AS MAI MALA BUNI SWEARS-IN NEW STATE CARETAKER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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A group of 10 All Progressives Congress (APC) local government chairmen has filed a case before the Federal High Court, Gusau challenging their recent dissolution on June 29, by the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the the Chairman of APC’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe state governor, Mai-Mala Buni announced the dissolution of all the party’s leadership structure while receiving Gov. Bello Matawalle into the APC from the PDP.

The plaintiffs, Alhaji Abdulaziz Danmaliki and nine others applied to the court through D. C. Enwelum (SAN) of Bello Umar & Co., Legal Practitioners and Notary Public of Zamfara situated in Gusau, the state capital.

The case was filed against the CECPC Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni as first defendant, the All Progressives Congress (APC), second defendand and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as third defendant.

The plaintiffs sought the court to determine whether the CECPC chairman had the right to dissolve them and handover affairs of the party and whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can lawfully accept and deal with any other officer of the party in the state other than the plaintiffs.

They asked the court to declare as “mere oral announcement of the dissolution on the June 29, as illegal and a void act contrary to Article 14.1 (lll), (V) and (Vlll) of the party’s constitution.”

That the dissolution does not extinguish the legal rights of the plaintiffs and that the first defendant lacks the right to remove the plaintiffs who were duly appointed by the National Secretariat of the party on 8th of December, 2020.

That the June 29, announcement dissolving all executives and party structure in the state is null, void and of no effect as well as seeking the court to order the third defendant (INEC) not to accept or deal with any other state officer other than the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs also urged the court to set aside and nullify the announcement made by the first defendant dissolving the executives and handing over affairs of the party to Gov. Matawalle as the party leader and that the court should order that the appointment of the plaintiffs subsists.

They also appealed to the court to restrain the first and second defendants from disrupting their tenure of office pending the conduct of congresses at all levels and also restrain the third defendant from recognizing or dealing with other members.

The lawyers in their summons then submitted that the defendants should respond within 30 days of receipt of the summon from the July 12, without which “proceedings may be taken as the presiding judge may think just and expedient.”

NAN further reports that crises began in the APC following the June 29, defection of the state governor Bello Matawalle from the PDP to the APC during which the party’s CECPC Chairman dissolved all the state executive structures and announced the governor as the new leader of the party which did not go down well with many stakeholders.

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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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