Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you had an awesome weekend! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Governors of the South-East States after a meeting in Enugu on Sunday agreed that no land would be donated for the establishment of cattle ranches in the region. The meeting which was held at the Enugu State Government House was attended by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Abia and Anambra State Governors were represented by their deputies, Chief John Nwodo, the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. However, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was absent and he did not send any representative.
2. Mr. Babatunde Ogala, the National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), reportedly said that the party would take legal actions against new factional group, “Reformed APC” led by Buba Galadima, and other members of the R-APC. The APC accused Galadima and other R-APC members of impersonation and fraudulent interpretation, conducts likely to breach public peace and breach of trademark and infringement of copyright. “For the infringement so far committed by Mr. Galadima and the odium he has brought upon the APC brand, we will be seeking civil redress against his person and that of his group. With respect to the criminal aspect of his conduct, we will be notifying the appropriate authorities to do the needful,” he said. Contrary to Mr. Adams Oshiomhole’s reaction to the formation of the new faction, it does actually appear like the APC is worried about R-APC emergence.
3. The Presidency alleges that there is evidence to prove that some politicians were behind the killings allegedly being carried out by suspected herdsmen in some parts of the country. This shocking revelation was made in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu. Buhari had in Borno State few days ago said that politicians behind the killings would be apprehended and dealt with accordingly.
4. The eminent elders and leaders of Ekiti State under the Igbimo Ure Ekiti, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to keep the military away from the July 14 Governorship Election in the State. The group also condemned the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to win the election by all means. “With the palpable fear of the people within the state that the army may be used for the election, we call on Mr. President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces are not involved in an electoral process that is totally, essentially and constitutionally a civil matter. Election is not war,” the elders said.
5. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, to hold a meeting with the top hierarchy of the party to discuss demands by those expected to decamp to the PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections. The party’s Board of Trustees, PDP presidential aspirants, all PDP governors and former governors, members and former members of the PDP in the National Assembly, former PDP ministers and all State Chairmen of the party.