The Forum of APC Organizing Secretaries (popularly referred to as APC-FORS) which comprises of all the Zonal, State, Local Government and Ward Organizing Secretaries of the All Progressives Congress, eulogizes the National Working Committee of our great party ably led by His Excellency, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for revitalizing, overhauling and rejuvenating the party in the best interest of all members.
The Forum said: “The sleepless nights, hardwork and selfless service of the current leadership of the party is yielding result and has rekindled hope, faith and commitment in the party membership, hence the interest of all Nigerians in the affairs of the party.”
The Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere, in a statement issued in Abuja, said “the level of interest in the party, where we have several presidential aspirants contesting freely, women and special persons getting nomination forms for free, and youths being encouraged to run, is not a manifestation of miracle, but the deliberate and concerted efforts of the new leadership of the party to develop the politics of our Nation.
The Forum which has the National Organizing Secretary of the Party as Patron, according to Agbomhere, “was birthed by the Six Zonal Organizing Secretaries of the Party in an efforts to bring together, all Organizing Secretaries of the All Progressives Congress from the six (6) Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria, the States, Local Government Areas and Wards under the Zones for the purpose of promoting and championing the course, interest, unity and activities of the Party at various levels.”
According to the South-South Zonal Organizing Secretary, “the creation of the Forum was necessitated by the rising need to build formidable structures across the various levels of our party in the country by engaging the Nigerian voters with the achievements of the All Progressives Congress/Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Dr. Agbomhere said the “Forum is driven by the collective willpower to ensure that the Party never loses any election at the National, Zonal, State, Local Government Area and Ward levels.”
Agbomhere emphasised “that the offices of the Organizing Secretaries of APC at various levels, like a river which receives rain from the sky, draw their strength from the Office of the National Organizing Secretary headed by His Excellency, Suleiman Muhammad Argungu.”
He explained that “the Office of the National Organizing Secretary is enabled by Article 14 sub 14(i) of the All Progressives Congress Constitution (2014 As Amended) to initiate programmes for the mobilisation of party members, devise appropriate strategies for elections and coordinate all field activities for the Party,” and in addendum, he reiterated that “Article 15B of the APC Constitution further infers that the Zonal, State, Local Government Area and Ward Organizing Secretaries shall have the same functions as the National Organizing Secretary at their respective levels.”
Agbomhere said: “Committing to the spirit of the APC Constitution, it becomes imperative that all the Organizing Secretaries work as a league under the guardianship and mentorship of the National Organizing Secretary for cross-pollination of strategies, swift implementation of programmes and efficient assessment of party field activities from ‘TOP-TO-BOTTOM,’ to make the APC a darling of all Nigerians.
He also canvasses that “In line with the primary duties of the Organizing Secretary of the Party, the Forum has ipso facto, posited the following objectives to with;
(i) to unite all Organizing Secretaries of the Party with a view to enhance the sharing and harmonization of ideas, programmes and strategies between them for the growth and development of our Party, (ii) to coordinate party activities in the Zones, States, Local Government Areas and Wards to make the bubbling and attractive to members, supporters and voters, (iii) to mobilize party members, supporters and voters for all Elections, (iv) to develop strategies and deploy innovations for members and voters’ engagement, (v) to coordinate all field activities for the party in the Zones, States, Local Government Areas and Wards in order to make the Party a darling of all Nigerians, (vi) to show to the ordinary voters the achievements of the All Progressives Congress/Muhammadu Buhari-led Government, (vii) and to strategically promote our Party to secure victory in all Elections.
Agbomhere further said “the Forum is developing innovative ideas and creative strategic engagements to promote APC’s Achievements in the Zonal level to the Ward level to strengthen the party in all the Zones, and reposition it for victory in 2023.
BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Ex-NDDC MD Nsima Ekere Over Alleged N47bn Fraud
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, arrested the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Nsima Ekere for alleged diversion of funds to the tune of N47 billion through registered contractors of the agency.
This is according to the Commission’s spokesperson Wilson Uwajaren who confirmed the development.
More to follow…
ASUU Strike: NANS to Shut Down all International Airports
The National Association Of Nigerian Students alongside the National Association of University Students, South-West zone, has stated that it is ready to shut down all international airports over the failure of the Federal Government to address the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other staff unions.
In a press statement made available on Wednesday, jointly signed by the leadership of NANS and NAUS, South-West zones, that is, the NANS coordinator – SW, Adegboye Olatunji; Deputy Coordinator, Alao John; Public Relations Officer, Awoyinfa Opeoluwa; and NAUS SW Vice President, Adesoji Oladimeji, the students said they had waited long enough for the FG to resolve the crises.
The statement read in part, “It is timely and urgent to address this press conference today with a view of putting an end to the long lingering strike action of ASUU and ASUP, and for a total reformation of the educational sector.
“The leadership of NANS Zone D in conjunction with NAUS has taken it upon itself to categorically stand against the dilapidated state of the educational sector in Nigeria.
“We have waited for so long to see if the Federal Government will dance to the music of Nigerian students who have been clamoring for an end to the ASUU strike, but the reverse is the case. We’ve had several press conferences, granted several interviews, and held several meetings to plead with both ASUU and the Federal Government. Our future is been jeopardised. We’re in a country where age is a key factor in the labor market.
“Aviation unions gave a two-day warning strike on shut down of flight operations. A meeting was scheduled by the Federal Government and the strike action was called off in less than 24 hours because the first-class citizen would be affected. But it is so obvious that none of them is affected by the ASUU / ASUP strike. They have their children all over the world enjoying a smooth educational system.
“On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris was arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds of at least N80 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Where is the integrity of the government preaching against corruption? How much of the public funds would have settled the educational sector and put an end to the yearly ASUU/ASUP Strike action?
“For so long, ASUU/ASUP strike had been ongoing and the Federal Government has not been showing concern through the Minister of Education.
“We are ready to take the bull by the horn as Nigerian students will not remain silent and watch our future being ruined by the prolonged ASUU/ASUP strike.
“According to the Commandment of Solidarity, We’re on the last of the three ‘Cs’ of Aluta which is confrontation. This is the time to call on all Nigerian students across all zones to come out in mass to take over all international airports in the country. Nigerian Students are tired of the long-overdue strike action.
“The leadership of NANS, Zone D, in conjunction with NAUS hereby, declare a massive protest to shut down all international airports in Nigeria. We must state categorically to the Federal Government that all activities shall be shut down by over 22 million Nigerian students across South-West Nigeria until ASUU/ASUP strike is called off.
N80b Fraud: Accountant General Suspended Indefinitely Over Alleged N80bn Fraud
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has suspended the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, over the allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he laundered over N80 billion.
It was gathered that the minister directed that Idris should proceed on indefinite suspension pending the outcome of the investigation
Media Adviser to the Minister, Mr. Yunusa Tanko, confirmed the suspension to our correspondent.
Confirming the development to Daily Trust in a telephone interview, Abdullahi said, “The AGF has been suspended by the Finance Minister. His suspension will be indefinite until the investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been concluded.”
The EFCC arrested Idris on Monday, noting that the AGF’s arrest followed verified intelligence that he allegedly “raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.”
The commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
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