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The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC)  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was reported sick by a section of the media, but the media adviser to the national leader of the APC, Tunde Rahman in a statement has said that Tinubu has no medical problem that would require hospitalisation. Yes, he is out of the country at the moment and He will be back shortly.

Consequently, Tinubu has missed key activities of his party which was a very rare occurrence.

He was not present for the congresses of the APC which held last weekend.

Two weeks ago, when the Lagos Local Government Elections held, Tinubu did not partake in it.

On Tuesday, circulated pictures of BabaJide Sanwo-Olu, The Lagos state Governor and Tinubu in a meeting in London.

Details of the meeting has not been disclosed to journalist yet.

Political allies believe that Gov Sanwo-Olu’s visit will put to and end the speculations in the media concerning the health status of Tinubu.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the initial notification of the timeline and schedule of activities it issued for its ward, state and national congresses.

The APC Caretaker Committee did not however, specify the new date the exercise would commence even as it expressed anger over the leakage of the correspondence with the electoral commission over the crucial exercises.

The ruling party, in its initial released timetable, had fixed sale of nomination forms for Ward Congress between July 1 and 7, inauguration of Ward/LGA Congress Screening/Screening Appeal Committees for July 10, 2021, Ward Congress for July 24, Local Government Congress for August 14, 2021 and the State Congress for September 18, 2021.

The correspondence from the party to the electoral commission dated July 6, 2021, and jointly signed by the chairman of CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni and Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoehede, had specifically requested for the withdrawal and rescheduling of the congresses timetable without notifying it of a new date.

The letter tagged: “Re-Notice for the conduct of congresses,” with reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/39 read: “We refer to our letter, reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/20 dated 10th June 2021 on the above subject and wish to inform the commission that the party has rescheduled its congresses and national convention to a later date which will be communicated to you.

“This serves as a formal notification under the provision of Section 85 of the Electoral Act (2010) as amended,” the ruling party noted in the letter.

Sources equally revealed that the national leadership of the party might likely meet on Tuesday to discuss the development and fix a new timeline for the congresses and national convention.

Confirming the correspondence, the party’s chief scribe, Akpanudoehede, although he frowned at the leakage of the letter, he, however, claimed that the correspondence to INEC was not a complete postponement of the congresses but to fulfill the Electoral Act.

“The document in circulation does not intend a postponement of the congresses. How it leaked from INEC is strange. However, it is to cure the legal land mine occasioned by Section 85 of the Electoral Act on the issuance of 21-days notice to INEC, bearing in mind that the earlier date we released was not sacrosanct,” he quipped.

Indications that the congresses might be shifted became glaring on Wednesday last week when the national secretariat failed to distribute the nomination forms for election to various chapters of the party at ward, local government and state levels. Another challenge the party would have to contend with before the commencement of the congresses is the authentication and resolutions of the controversies trailing the membership registration and revalidation in some states.

SOURCE: The Sun

 

Crisis in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from over, as a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared Igo Aguma chairman of the party.

The crisis started when the party split into the Chibuike Amaechi versus Magnus Abe factions following the latter’s interest in the 2015 and 2019 governorship elections, which Amaechi opposed.

Aguma, who was Amaechi’s close ally, had felt some injustices in the party and approached the court in December 2019 seeking inclusiveness, internal democracy, unity, progress and peace in the party.

However, with the court’s declaration of Aguma as acting chairman, the party has further split into three factions because while Amaechi and Abe were yet to reconcile, other members supported Aguma’s leadership by leaving Amaechi’s camp, although Aguma said he emerged to unite the party. 

In the suit marked: PHC/4355/2019, Aguma sued the Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Isaac Ogbobula, the party and its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for failing to adhere to the party’s rules.

After hearing submissions of the claimant’s counsel, Echezona Etiaba (SAN), Justice George Omereji, declared that there were issues of injustice and violation of civil right of the applicant, adding that Aguma had the locus standi to approach the court.

He also ruled that the suit was not an abuse of court process, because Aguma only requested that the APC rules should be followed, noting that the claimant, being a former House of Representatives member, met the requirements of a statutory member of the state APC.

The court also ordered the party to allow its members loyal to Abe, who purchased forms in 2018 to participate in the congresses to be rescheduled by the party.

Justice Omereji gave the rulings in two separate suits brought before him by Dele Moses, Ag

 

Guardian

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