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President Tinubu Giving Juicy Appointments To Only Yoruba; Ignoring Competent Individuals From Other Regions – APC Members Kick





The APC members under the banner of Progressive Change Ambassadors of Nigeria (PCAN) said that mainly people from the South West region are being appointed to top positions by the President.

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused President Bola Tinubu of lopsided appointments in his administration.

The APC members under the banner of Progressive Change Ambassadors of Nigeria (PCAN) said that mainly people from the South West region are being appointed to top positions by the President.






In a statement by PCAN Executive Director, Alhaji Abdulkareem Ubaydah and Secretary, Muhammad Rabiu Awwal E, the group accused Tinubu of ignoring competent and qualified individuals from other ethnic groups in the country.

“Mr. President, we write to you today as concerned citizens of Nigeria and deeply troubled members of your party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) to express our deep concern about the perceived imbalance in your political appointments so far,” the statement read.

“We have observed that a significant majority of these appointments have been made from your southwest geopolitical zone and especially from your ethnic group – the Yorubas, to the exclusion of other qualified and competent individuals from other parts of the country.

“This has led to widespread feelings of alienation and resentment among Nigerians from other parts of the country. While we understand that you are entitled to appoint people you trust and believe in, we as stakeholders in the political party under which you assumed office as President of Nigeria, reserve the right to urge you to consider the importance of national unity and inclusiveness in your appointments.

“It is important to remember always that you are the President of all Nigerians, not just that of Yorubas of the southwest geopolitical zone.”

The APC group further urged the President to ensure balance in coming appointments.

“Your political appointments should therefore reflect the diversity of our nation and ensure that all Nigerians have a voice in your government,” the statement read.

“Unfortunately, your appointments to date have fallen far short of this standard. For instance, control of Nigeria’s economy has been ceded exclusively to South-west Yorubas as all appointments in that sector has been filled by them.

“Additionally, of 20 presidential aides appointed by you, 15 are from your geopolitical zone and ethnicity. Also, in the recent appointments of presidential Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants, 8 are Yorubas from the South-West! Also worthy of note are the facts that the Inspector-general of Police, Controller-generals of Nigeria Customs and Immigration Services respectively, as well as the Chief of Army Staff are all members of your ethnic group.

“This is clear imbalance which sends a message that you are not committed to building a united and inclusive Nigeria. We need not remind you Mr. President, of the circumstances surrounding your election victory as the South-West, propagandized by divisive, faith-based political rhetoric of the opposition, seemingly abandoned you to your fate leaving the other geopolitical zones, especially the North-West and North-Central to do the heavy lifting needed, votes-wise, for your victory.

“Shunning them for those who stood by and did pitifully little is not how to reward their tremendous labour of love on behalf of your successful aspiration. We urge you to reconsider your approach to political appointments and to make a concerted effort to include people from all geopolitical zones in your government. This is essential for building trust and ensuring that all Nigerians feel represented in their government.

“This is the only way to ensure that all Nigerians have a fair chance to contribute to the development of our country and to live in a united and prosperous nation. One of the duties of the President is to ensure that the government is representative of the people. By appointing people from all geopolitical zones, you will be fulfilling this duty and living up to the oath you took as President.

“This is the only way to ensure that all Nigerians have a fair chance to contribute to the development of our country and to live in a united and prosperous nation. We hope you will give our concerns raised in this letter serious consideration and take action to address them.”



‘What Ganduje Will Do In APC To Retain Power In 2027’ – Jimeta






Hadiza Sabo Jimeta, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has expressed optimism that the party would retain power in the 2027 election.

Nigeria Updates reports that Jemita made this known while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, in preparations to launch ‘Iconic Legacy Megazine’ capturing the political life of the APC deputy national chairman (North), Ali Bukar Dalori.

She noted that the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Dalori, and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC), would heal the wounds in the party, irrespective of the political crisis and reposition it to retain power in 2027.

Jimeta added the present NWC has what it takes to unite the party and make it more viable in the nation’s political landscape.

She said, “There is no political party that has no issues, especially the big parties, but I believe APC under Ganduje and Dalori will be one; they will heal the wounds and prepare the party to win the 2027 elections.”
Ganduje’s Administration Employed JSS Students Into Civil Service

Meanwhile, Governor Abba Yusuf-led Kano State government has revealed how the past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly employed unqualified persons, including Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) Students, into the Civil Service.

Nigeria Updates understands that the current administration directed the suspension of the salaries of some civil servants.

Subsequently, a committee was set up to screen and verify employment conducted by the immediate past administration.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abudullahi Baffa Bichi, while addressing newsmen on Friday, said the committee found out that the last administration undertook mass employment without recourse to necessary guidelines and service regulation.

He noted that the committee recommended the dismissal of unqualified persons, who were over 3,000.

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Despite Tinubu’s Directive Some Ondo Lawmakers Bent On Shoving Akeredolu





The last has not been heard of the crisis rocking the Ondo State Government despite the peace deal brokered by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Nigeria Updates gathered that despite Tinubu directing warring parties to maintain the status quo, moves are still on the way to allegedly install the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as Governor.

Recall that there was tension in the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Ondo State Executive Council over a plot to unseat Governor Rotimi Akeredolu by some lawmakers who insisted that the Deputy Governor should be pronounced as Acting Governor, contrary to the terms of the agreement.

President Tinubu, during a meeting with the Akeredolu and Ayedatiwa camps at the weekend, urged them to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign.

At the weekend’s meeting were Ayedatiwa, party chairman Ade Adetimehin, Secretary to Government Oladunni Odu, Oladiji, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, and others.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement after the meeting, said the President advised that the status quo be maintained.

He added: “This means that Governor Akeredolu remains Chief Executive of the State, Aiyedatiwa remains Deputy Governor, and members of the State Executive Council continue their respective duties, even as the leadership of the House of Assembly and the APC Chapter in Ondo State is preserved.“

Despite the intervention of the President, reports have emerged that eleven lawmakers are still pushing to make Aiyedatiwa Acting Governor.

The 11 lawmakers loyal to Aiyedatiwa have allegedly started to woo Akeredolu’s loyalists to their side to get majority support to pronounce the deputy governor as acting governor.

Speaking to The Nation, one of the lawmakers, who spoke anonymously, said: “On Sunday, a number of us received a call from the deputy governor. He informed us that he must be declared acting governor on Tuesday.

“When we reminded him that it wasn’t part of the resolutions reached at the meeting with the President, he said the President can’t tell us how to run Ondo State.

“All efforts to make the deputy governor understand that the resolutions would only engender peace and allow the state to move forward failed as he yelled and said over his dead body would Akeredolu remain as governor.

“The deputy governor has failed to understand that the President has given the best political solution to the issue at hand. I wonder what Mr. Deputy Governor wants again. The agreement is that you should go and do your job. Represent your boss and get the people together. Is that too hard?

“Why is he hell-bent on becoming acting governor? Is he doing it in the interest of the people of the state? The answer is definitely no.

“Aiyedatiwa believes that the only way for him to become governor is if he forcefully takes power from Akeredolu now.

“The painful part is the unbridled affront to the President’s directive that the status quo should remain. President Tinubu is a man who should be respected in Ondo State.

“Especially if you are a loyal member of the APC, you must understand that Tinubu has invested so much in the party over the years.”

The party chairman, Adetimehin, said party leaders who met with the president were committed to the peace plan, adding that no politician in the state can move against the resolution reached with the President.

He said: “There’s nothing of such. No one dared go against the resolution reached with the President. Can anyone go against what President Tinubu has pronounced? That agreement stands and nothing more.”

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Jandor Heads To Supreme Court To Challenge Sanwo-Olu’s Election As Lagos Governor






Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have vowed to challenge the Court of Appeal ruling affirming Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s victory.

The Lagos PDP Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, made this known in an interview with reporters in Lagos on Monday.

Amode stated that the party was heading to the Supreme Court to challenge the affirmation of Sanwo-Olu’s election as Lagos governor.

The publicity secretary said that justice has not been properly served in the party’s governorship candidate’s petitions against Governor Sanwo-Olu’s re-election.

He said, “We are challenging the ruling of the Appeal Court, affirming Sanwo-Olu as winner at the Supreme Court. In a couple of days, our petitions will get to the Supreme Court.”

Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on November 15 dismissed issues raised by Adediran against the ruling of the election petition tribunal in the state.

The appellate court followed the ruling of the tribunal and dismissed Adediran’s 34 grounds of appeal against Sanwo-Olu’s victory in the March 18 governorship election.

The court ruled that on the alleged non-qualification of Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, it could not litigate on the issue because it was a pre-election matter.

The court further held that the appellants failed to prove the allegation that Sanwo-Olu forged his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.

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