The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani, on Saturday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, would resist any attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to divide it.
Sani, who was reacting to the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President of the 8th Senate, made the assertion when he visited physically challenged people at their base on Kano Road, Kaduna.
“We will not allow the PDP in the National Assembly to divide our party”, the lawmaker said. “We will initiate a process of reconciliation, of bringing both the Unity and the Like Minds Forum together with a view of strengthening the party to face challenges ahead”.
He said those who are hoping to capitalize on the crisis to bring down the party are simply making a big mistake.
“APC is facing post-election crisis, but we are assuring Nigerians that the crisis faced by the party will be resolved and the party will emerge stronger. There is no doubt about it”, he added.
The first-term lawmaker also confirmed the existing polarisation in the newly inaugurated Senate, saying, “The legislature in the upper house are divided between Bukola Saraki and Ahmed Lawan’s camp. Saraki and Lawan are bona fide members (of APC) who have contributed a lot to the success of the party”.
Mr Sani is one of the 51 APC senators, who supported the APC consensus candidacy of Mr. Lawan.
The 51 lawmakers had gone for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Conference Centre when Mr. Saraki was elected Senate President by the remaining 57 senators, majority of them members of the PDP.
Assuring the physically challenged in Kaduna on Saturday that the APC-led government is committed to their welfare and well-being, the Senator said “We will do everything possible within the law to see every one among the Physically Challenged is given education, to access soft loan for businesses and get skill acquisition so as to be self-employed”.
“It is always good to identify with the poorest of the poor people living with disability; to eat and drink with them, to show how important they are and fill at home”, he added after which he donated N200,000 to his hosts.
The leader of the physically challenged people, Abdullahi Samaila, thanked Senator Sani for his gesture and urged other political office holders to emulate him.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
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Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
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