#NewsRoundUp: APC extends sale of forms deadline, ‘Kidnappers have taken over my constituency’

2023: APC extends sale of forms, fixes dates to elect delegates

Kidnappers have taken over my constituency – Deputy Speaker raises alarm

Detained Rivers governorship aspirant, Dagogo hospitalised

PDP makes U-turn, clears Valentine Ozigbo for Senate

2023 Presidency: Akwa Ibom PDP denies supporting Senator Akpabio

LAGOS HERALD – Across the length and breadth of Nigeria, here are the biggest stories around Nigeria’s legislators and the institution of parliament you mustn’t miss this Thursday:

Kidnappers have taken over my constituency – Deputy Speaker raises alarm

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase has raised the alarm on the rate of kidnapping in his constituency; Wase Federal Constituency of Plateau State.

Speaking on Wednesday, during the debate on a motion of urgent public importance moved by Abdullahi Salame from Sokoto, Wase said, “Virtually, every day in my constituency today, I have one kidnap report or the other — every day.”

Wase opposed the motion which called for the establishment of a national task force to combat insecurity, for a new security outfit, he said the existing security outfits should be allowed to discharge their duties.

He added that the creation of a new outfit is unconstitutional, rather the existing outfits should be strengthened to discharge their duties.


2023: APC extends sale of forms, fixes dates to elect delegates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday adjusted its timetable for the 2023 electoral process and the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms.

National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, noted that with the revised schedule issued by National Organising Secretary, Sulaiman Argungu, sales of the form have been extended to Tuesday, May 10.

“The last day for submission of completed forms and accompanying documents is now Wednesday, May 11.

Moreover, the congresses to elect Local Government, State, and National delegates will now be held from Thursday, May 12 to Saturday, May 14,” he said.

READ ALSO: APC fixes May 22, 24 for NASS Primaries

Detained Rivers governorship aspirant, Dagogo hospitalised

The lawmaker representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Farah Dagogo arrested on the orders of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has been admitted at the Police hospital in Port Harcourt.

An aide to the Lawmaker, Ibrahim Lawal in confirming the development on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022; noted that Dagogo who has been in police custody had suffered stomach and chest complications and was rushed to the hospital.

“Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo has been taken to the hospital by the Police. He complained of stomach and chest complications. He is receiving treatment now.”

He also alleged that there was a plot by some agents of the state to “manufacture” more charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal bunkering, and attacks on security agencies among others against Dagogo.

READ ALSO: Controversy in Green Chamber over arrest of Rep Farah Dagogo

PDP makes U-turn, clears Valentine Ozigbo for Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee has cleared its candidate in the November 6 Governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo, for the party’s May 25 Senatorial Primaries.

As contained in the report of its five-member screening committee, signed by Udeh Okoye and other members, noted that incumbent Senators Uche Ekwunife and Stella Oduah were also cleared.

Ozigbo who is contesting for a seat in the National Assembly to represent Anambra South Senatorial District was said to have been previously disqualified on grounds that he submitted his forms late.

Others aspirants cleared are Chris Ubah, Ezebiakwa Peace, Tony Nwoye, John Emeka and Obinna Uzoh, while Chuma Nzeribe is the only aspirant that was disqualified on the grounds of being declared wanted by an existing court order. 

READ ALSO: #NewsRoundUp: PDP disqualifies Ozigbo from Senate race

2023 Presidency: Akwa Ibom PDP denies supporting Senator Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disaffirmed knowledge or support of a banner supporting the presidential declaration of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Borono Bassey made this in a statement on Wednesday, in reaction to the banner which read, “People” Democratic Party is in support of the presidential rally of the Minister of Niger Delta, Chief Godswill Akpabio.”

According to Bassey, the banner was the handiwork of mischief makers aimed at smearing the pristine image of the party.

“Whereas the aforementioned “Party” does not exist as a duly registered Political Party in Nigeria and certainly not in Akwa Ibom State, we understand that the innuendo that the mischief-makers set out, but failed to achieve was to use the name of our Party – The Peoples Democratic Party to score points.”


Report as filed in Sharon Eboesomi


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