Why I defected to APC, by Plateau Deputy Speaker

The Plateau State Deputy Speaker and member representing Kantana constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, who last year decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said his people needed him in the governing to develop the constituency. Gagdi, while speaking with Sunday Telegraph in Jos, said his constituency believes that APC has performed creditably well which necessitated his joining the ruling government in the state and at the federal levels in order to attract infrastructural development to his…

APC’s school-feeding programme: Oyo fulfiling campaign promise?

Part of the electioneering campaign promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 was provision of a free meal per day for pupils in primary schools. This was aimed at enhancing the intellectual capacity of the children. Many pupils do not go to school due to poverty, while many had dropped out due to funding challenges. The Abiola Ajimobi administration had however deemed it expedient to provide free meals in order to attract such pupils back to the classrooms. In fulfillment of the promise, the Federal Government introduced ‘Homegrown…

Wike: Police shielding APC chieftain over DSP’s murder

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday accused the Nigerian Police of shielding a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the murder of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Alkali, during the rerun legislative elections in the state. The governor said the police have refused to make public how and where the late police officer was killed, alleging that the former Commissioner for Power, Mr. Augustine Kachi Nwokocha, had link with the killers before the DSP was bru tally murdered. Wike, who spoke yesterday when he granted audience to…

PDP accuses APC of orchestrating closure of secretariat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of orchestrating the closure of its national secretariat. This, the party said, is “to decimate and silence our party from providing viable opposition.” PDP national secretariat has been closed since June last year by police high command at the height of leadership crisis between two factions of the party. Three days ago, PDP administrative staff staged a peaceful protest demanding the immediate reopening of the secretariat. A statement signed yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary of the faction…

Atiku, Okowa’s largesse tears Delta APC apart

Adonation by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the largesse extended to the APC in Delta State by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, is currently tearing the party apart in the state. The leadership of the party in the state, however, wielded the big stick on its Secretary, Chidi Okonji, yesterday, suspending him for receiving N600, 000 from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on behalf of the party. While the money was said to be a grant to the party, the party however saw it…

PDP accuses APC of orchestrating ‎National Secretariat closure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) ‎of orchestrating the closure of its national secretariat. This, the party said, is “to decimate and silence our party from providing viable opposition.” The PDP National Secretariat has been closed since June last year by police high command at the height of leadership crisis between two factions of the party. Three days ago, PDP administrative staff staged a peaceful protest demanding the immediate reopening of the secretariat. ‎In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince…

APC: We did well last year

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in a self appraisal yesterday, stated that it performed creditably well as a political party last year. The APC National Vice Chairman, South South, Prince Hilliard Eta gave the appraisal in an interview in Abuja. The APC national working committee member stated that the ability of the party to be interact against the expectations of some Nigerians and politicians was a plus for the party. He argued that the ruling party has brought stability in the economy and the polity. He dismissed criticisms against the…