APC to Sagay: Buhari dug you out of oblivion

Johnchuks Onuanyim ABUJA The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday took a swipe at the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), saying he had neither respect for President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed him nor the political party that produced the government he is serving. In a reprisal for the series of verbal attacks Sagay had launched on the party and some of its chieftains in the past, APC described the PACAC boss as someone “who feels accountable only to his own…

APC’s body language fueling agitations, says Adebutu

Kunle Olayeni Abeokuta A House of Representatives member, Oladipupo Adebutu, yesterday blamed agitations by some sections of Nigeria on the style of governance by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Adebutu, representing Remo Federal Constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declared that the ruling party had classified the nation’s citizenry, thus fuelling agitation for secession by those aggrieved. He spoke in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State during an interactive session organised by Ijebu News Xtra magazine with the theme, “Ogun Youths: Their Today and Future in Politics of…

Buhari weakens the party, makes it unprincipled, APC to Sagay

The All Progressives Congress has told the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) that the weakness and unprincipled nature of the party were caused by his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari. The party also used the opportunity provided by Sagay to call all the appointees of the government to order, stating that they are in government positions because APC won the 2015 general elections. According to the APC National Working Committee‎, political appointees should not love the fruit of a tree and disperse the…

Aregbesola justifies APC public hearing on federalism

Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola justified the ongoing public debate on true federalism put together by the All Progressive Congress (APC). Aregbesola made the observation at the sitting of the Committee in Ilorin, Kwara state. The Osun state governor is a member of the committee, headed by Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. He said, “It would be wrong of us to impose our views on the population of Nigerians and that is why we have put this together. We want Nigerians to tell us how they want…

APC, Borno gov on warpath over Sheriff

The rumoured planned return of a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to the All Progressives Congress, (APC), is said to be setting the National Leadership of the party on war part with the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kassim Shettima. A chieftain of APC revealed this to New Telegraph at the weekend that the plan was not going down well with Shettima. According to the chieftain, who craved anonymity, the admission of Sheriff back to APC at this time would scuttle the Borno State APC stability ahead…

El-Rufai: APC considering state police, federalism, state creation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism has identified 12 contentious issues in the restructuring debate, which formed part of its report to be submitted to the leadership of the party in October. The issues include the creation or merger of states, derivation, fiscal federalism, devolution of powers and what should constitute the federating units. Chairman of the committee and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, who disclosed this yesterday in London, where he delivered a lecture on restructuring at Chatham House, said the ruling party is trying…

APC supports Nwoye’s choice of running mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has given its nod to the choice of Dozie Ikedife (Jnr) as the running mate to its governorship candidate in Anambra State, Hon. Tony Nwoye. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who spoke on behalf of the party said it is a personal decision, which has nothing to do with the party’s leadership. Nwoye on Wednesday chose Ikedife, the son of the former President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife as his running mate for the Anambra State governorship election slated for November…