IGP’s enemy of democracy, unfit to hold public office – Senate

IGP’s enemy of democracy, unfit to hold public office – Senate

Saraki and IGP
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The Senate on Wednesday branded the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, as an ‘enemy of democracy’ and unfit to hold public office.

This was reeled out by Senate President, Bukola Saraki during plenary at the Senate.

The IGP had refused to appear before the senate after he was summoned twice.

After a close-door session and on resumption of plenary, the Senate President said the senators deliberated on the non-appearance of the IGP after a series of invitation.

He said his non-appearance after he was invited twice showed disrespect to the upper chamber and constitutional authority.

According to him, the Senate resolved to declare the IGP as an enemy of democracy and not fit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria and that the refusal of the IGP to appear before an investigative committee, as also ruled by a court of competent jurisdiction, is a great danger to the nation’s democracy.

Meanwhile, some senators have criticised the police boss over his non-appearance at the Red Chamber.

Also speaking, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, said the action of Idris showed that he had no respect for the the law, lamenting that the nation’s democracy was dying and accused the IGP of abusing his power in office.

Speaking, Senator Isah Misau said “This is unacceptable and disrespectful. It requires immediate action and I think this Senate needs to take serious action in looking for a way forward.”

Source: PM News

Fayemi Denies Walking Out Of APC South-West Leaders’ Meeting

Fayemi Denies Walking Out Of APC South-West Leaders’ Meeting

File photo: Kayode Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has denied reports that he stormed out of a meeting of the South-west leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The APC leaders had met with the governorship aspirants in Ekiti State on Tuesday in Abuja, days after the primary election conducted ended inconclusively.

Fayemi, who is also one of the candidates, faulted the claims that he walked out of the meeting in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode.

He said there was no basis for him to storm out of the meeting which was called by the leaders to proffer way forward for the party, in the face of the rescheduled Ekiti governorship primary.

The former governor maintained that he left the venue like other attendees at the end of the meeting.

he, however, said he could not make the second part of the meeting when it reconvened later in the evening, having earlier taken a permission from the leaders to attend another meeting.

“It is thus worrisome and highly embarrassing reading reports of purported ‘walk out’ on our leaders when nothing like that actually took place.

“We implore well-meaning members of the society and members of our great party to disregard the misleading reports.” the statement read.

Ekiti Guber Race: Fayemi walks out on Tinubu, Akande

Ekiti Guber Race: Fayemi walks out on Tinubu, Akande

(L-R): Chief Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and othe Ekiti APC guber aspirants after the meeting

Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi reportedly walked out of a meeting convened by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Abuja to find solution to the party’s governorship crisis in Ekiti State.

One of the aspirants and former deputy national chairman of the party, Segun Oni, however, denied that Fayemi walked out on the APC leaders.

He said Fayemi, like others went on a break and will later resume for more discussion.

At the meeting was the former chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande.

Reports revealed that the party’s 33 aspirants for the July 14 governorship election rejected a consensus arrangement and instead opted for direct primary.

The National Headquarters of the party had already fixed Friday for the conclusion of the primary.

Ekiti Guber Race: Fayemi walks out on Tinubu, AkandeMinister of Mines and Steel Kayode Fayemi Ekiti Guber Race: Fayemi walks out on Tinubu, AkandeEkiti APC governorship aspirants

Chief Akande told journalists later that a decision that would be in the best interest of the party would be conveyed to the party leadership in Abuja.

“Primary elections are already written in our constitution, but all we are after is the happiness of the generality of the leadership, the contestants and our party in general,” Akande said.

Source: PM News

PDP Lauds Peaceful Ekiti Primary Election, Says ‘We Are Coasting To Victory’

PDP Lauds Peaceful Ekiti Primary Election, Says ‘We Are Coasting To Victory’

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended all members, delegates, and stakeholders of the party in Ekiti State describing the primary election as peaceful, free, fair and credible.

They also expressed confidence in the forthcoming governorship election in July noting the party’s readiness for victory, based on the success of the primary election held on Tuesday in Ekiti.

“The unprecedented orderliness and spirit of sportsmanship that pervaded the exercise is a clear testimony of the ingrained values of fairness and strict adherence to internal democracy in the rebranded, repositioned and retooled PDP.

“Under the leadership of Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP has thrown impunity, imposition and interferences in the electoral process, into the dustbin of history.

“The Osun and Ekiti electoral thresholds will guide our electioneering processes at all levels, particularly, our presidential primary,” the statement read in part.

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Ologbondiyan in the statement also lauded the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led electoral committee for ensuring a transparent exercise and a level playing ground for all aspirants in the primary election.

“Our primary was contested by credible individuals of proven integrity and credentials, who exhibited the highest level of selflessness throughout the exercise, in keeping with the resolve of all members to work together to ensure the victory of our party in the July election,” the statement read further.

According to the PDP, the emergence of Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka shows the popularity of the PDP across Ekiti State.

APC Leadership Sacks LG Chairman In Delta

APC Leadership Sacks LG Chairman In Delta

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sacked the Chairman of the Delta State LGA and Ward Congress Committee, Mr Sani Dododo.

Mr Dododo was on Wednesday sacked for announcing the controversial results from the last Saturday APC ward congresses that held across the state.

He had on Monday announced the results of the ward congress in the state allegedly, without following the approved party guidelines.

He was also accused of announcing the results without the knowledge and input of other members of the congress committee.

Mr Dododo has, therefore,  been replaced by Hon. Emmanuel Chindah.

Mr Chindah has been given the responsibility to conduct the LGA congresses in the state on Saturday as well as other duties as stipulated by the party guidelines.

APC Leadership Sacks Congress Ward/LG Chairman In Delta

APC Leadership Sacks Congress Ward/LG Chairman In Delta

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sacked the Chairman of the Delta State LGA and Ward Congress Committee, Mr Sani Dododo.

Mr Dododo was on Wednesday sacked for announcing the controversial results from the last Saturday APC ward congresses that held across the state.

He had on Monday announced the results of the ward congress in the state allegedly, without following the approved party guidelines.

He was also accused of announcing the results without the knowledge and input of other members of the congress committee.

Mr Dododo has, therefore,  been replaced by Hon. Emmanuel Chindah.

Mr Chindah has been given the responsibility to conduct the LGA congresses in the state on Saturday as well as other duties as stipulated by the party guidelines.