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Party Constitution Permits APC To Inaugurate CTC Where Needed, Eze Enlightens Aguma

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…. Advises those seeking peace with him to forget the idea

…. Says Aguma Has Abused Amaechi’s Political Generosity To Him

Former Spokesman of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party, and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has offered a tip to Mr. Igochukwu Aguma, over his continued display of ignominious and stack ignorance in the express provisions of the party’s constitution, especially, the law, as regards the setting up of a Caretaker Committee to oversees the affairs of the party in a state, as is the case in Rivers State.

Igo Aguma had recently approached the court in Rivers State to stop scheduled Congresses of the APC in the state and to declare the NWC constituted Caretaker Committee of the party illegal.

In a recent interview, Igo Aguma, reiterated his position, stressing that the constitution of a CTC is alien to the party constitution and therefore illegal and a nullity. What a blunder.

Aguma’s reason for making such ridiculous, laughable, contemptuous and untutored remark cannot be hastily fathomed. It however, has some obvious undertone; it could be that Ugochukwu Aguma does not own a copy of the party’s constitution to peruse through or he is constantly in a state of cultural amnesia, or he is just ignorant and unteachable.

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Having learnt that Aguma needs a rudimentary training on the workings of the party, I volunteer to tutor him a little bit on the position of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress, touching on the setting up of a CTC.

Article 13.4 (xvi) of the APC Constitution unambiguously provides thus:

“The National Working Committee SHALL have the POWER to set up a CARETAKER COMMITTEE in place of any organ where there exists in the opinion of the National Working Committee a lacuna by virtue of any act or omission done in furtherance of this Constitution.”

This is the position of the constitution and nothing more pretentious. While I counsel Igochukwu Aguma to withdraw his ignorance from public display and allow some peace in the Rivers APC, I urge those seeking peace  with him and his likes to be properly guided, as his reason for fighting the party has been made bare.

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Eze finally reiterated that the plot to destroy and weaken APC in Rivers State by Aguma and his cronies and their misguided sponsors will come to nothing as Rivers State people are too knowledgeable to be deceived by their evil plot to dismantle and destroy the best political product ever from Rivers State in the person of Rt. Hon. Dr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

Eze counsels Aguma to retrace his steps and allow peace to prevail in the party as his present position will surely nail his political fortunes and future and should understand that he is nothing politically without Amaechi no matter whatever those that don’t mean well for the State are telling him to continue to pursue a case he is sure that he will never win.

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Why I Closed Kastina State Land Borders-Gov. Masari

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The Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has explained why he closed the land borders of the state.

The governor had ordered the closure of the borders and also placed a ban on large gathering in public and religious centers in a bid to curb the possible spread of coronavirus in the state.

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Explaining his action, Masari stated that movement of people into the state is strictly prohibited with effect from 6:00 am on Saturday, March 28, adding that fuel tankers and vehicles carrying food items and other essential commodities will be allowed into the state subject to screening and test at the point of entry. People are however at liberty to move within the state.

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Kastina State shares borders with Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara, and with the Republic of Niger to the north.

 

 

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INSENSITIVITY: Femi Gbajabiamila-led House Of Representatives Takes Delivery Of Exotic Wonder On Wheels Amidst Global Fight Against Coronavirus

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The insensitivity of Nigerian lawmakers has always been a talking point in the polity and among members of the public.

In the past, they have been frowned at for appearing to make laws that favour them, while failing to enforce those that seem mass-orientated.

The recent acquisition of state of the art cars for themselves at a time that the world is literally mourning countless deaths from the coronavirus pandemic is an all time low for the Gbajabiamila-led House of Representatives.

As if oblivious of happening in the world, the lawmakers threw caution to the wind, embarking on an acquisition of  400 units of 2020 Toyota Camry car tagged utility vehicle or official cars.

Chairman of the Committee on House Services, Wale Raji, who confirmed delivery of the cars declined to respond to further enquiries.

However, findings revealed that not less than 400 units of the V6 Limited Edition variant of the car was purchased for members of the House of Representatives at an undisclosed rate.

Further findings on the website of Toyota revealed that each of the vehicles  depending on the variant, has a price tag of between US$25,000 to US $35,000, excluding the cost of shipping and custom duties, which is said to be about 100 per cent of the actual cost of each unit.

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Those with higher specification could cost in the following range: XLE at $29,455, XLE V6 at $34,580, XSE at $30,005 and XSE V6 at $35,130.

As you read, the cars some of which have been allocated are packed at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, true to a resolution reached at a sitting by the legislators in an executive (closed-door) session on February 5,  during which they resolved to purchase the cars.

The cars, which originally belongs to the National Assembly, are usually auctioned to the lawmakers after four years.

Already, about 14 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado sports utility vehicles have already been handed out to presiding as well as other principal officers and chairmen of select House committees.

Giving a breakdown of how the vehicles are shared, a member of the House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said, the 400 saloon cars would be allocated to each of the 360 members and some top management staff, Chiefs of Staff to the (two) presiding officers as well as some of their special advisers and assistants.

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The source said, “I was told 100 have already arrived and they are sharing them to new members who are not chairmen and deputy chairmen (of committees). The next batch will be for returning (ranking) members who are neither chairmen nor deputy chairmen. The last batch will go to ranking member with appointments.”

The Committee on House Services and the National Assembly Management, led by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, had constituted a joint committee to oversee the acquisition, verification and distribution to the lawmakers.

The Committee on House Services, which also exists in the Senate, serves as the protocol and welfare department.

The joint committee was set up as some members had alleged that the National Assembly had become a “dumping ground” for smuggled and refurbished automobile.

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Ifeanyi Okowa Honours Late Idowu Timi

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What respect can the dead ask for, but a proper burial and respect of their memory?

This was what late Idowu Timi of the Afinaware quarters in the Patani Local Government Area of the state got on Saturday, March 14 when she was laid to rest in Delta State.

Activities to mark the celebration started on Thursday, March 12 with Service of Songs at the residence of Hon. (Dr.) Tonye Timi at Liberty Estate, GRA Core Area, Asaba, while the all-night wake-keep was held at her family quarters in Otouware, Patani LGA before the funeral service and internment at Hon. Timi’s compound in Afinaware quarters.

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The colourful event which attracted the high and mighty in the state saw the presence of the first citizen of the state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro.

Late Timi died on November 15, at the ripe age of 88.  Fioteidor Timi, one of the sons of the deceased who spoke about his mother said she did not leave millions behind in her safe, but left behind enduring legacies worth much more than millions.

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