This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Thursday August 2 2018.
Why I Resigned As APC Spokesperson And Dumped The Party – Bolaji Abdullahi
The former National Publicity Secretary Of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who recently resigned his position as well as his membership of the party has given reasons for his defection from the All Progressives Congress party.
Abdullahi who released a press statement says he had endured the flagrant usurpation of his role as spokesman of the party in a manner he considers unbefitting of a ruling party and inconsistent with his ethical standards.
BREAKING: Another Wahala For APC As Sokoto Governor, Tambuwal Defects To PDP
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Tambuwal’s move adds to the worrisome headache for the All Progressive Congress, APC, which has witnessed long list of politicians dumping the ruling party for other pastures in recent days.
Tambuwal Offered Us Bribe To Leave APC – Sokoto Lawmaker
A Lawmaker in the Sokoto State House of Assembly has accused Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, who recently decamped from APC to PDP of inducing him and other lawmaker in the state to do likewise.
The Lawmaker claimed that he was offered 13 Million Naira by the governor to leave the party, but, he claimed he rejected the money and appeared to insinuate that the 18 other members who followed Tambuwal to the PDP accepted the bribed. The claim has not been verified.
INEC Chairman in Trouble, As Court Orders His Arrest
A bench warrant has been issued by the Federal High Court Abuja for the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for his arrogant disregard for the law.
This order was given by Justice Stephen Pam, following Prof. Yakubu refusal to appear before the court for the third time.
Resign Your Seat Now – APC Tells Saraki
The departure of the Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been met with displeasure and threats from the APC 24 hours after his departure.
The APC, which called for the resignation of the Senate President, insist that PDP remains the majority in the Party. The APC, which on Tuesday queried him for breaching Article 21 of the party’s constitution.
A/Court Out-rules Judgment Stopping NASS From Deciding Election Sequence
Rulings of the Federal High Court which states that the National Assembly lacks the powers to determine the sequence of elections has been nullified by the Cort of Appeal sitting in Abuja today.