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General News of Saturday, 14 January 2023


2023: ‘Tsunami will hit APC’ - Powerful ex-gov declares, vows to end ruling party’s era in top northern state

Former Jigawa deputy governor declares war on APC administration ahead of the 2023 election. Former Jigawa deputy governor declares war on APC administration ahead of the 2023 election.

Former Jigawa Deputy Governor, Ahmad Mahmud has expressed dissatisfaction with the activities of the ruling party in the state.

Mahmud who recently dumped the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a strong move, vowed to put an end to the administration of the ruling party's era in the state, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

The ex-deputy governor made the disclosure while reacting to Governor Mohammed Badaru’s recent statement during a political rally, that he was not reliable, and said that the APC will send the opposition PDP to its early grave in 2023.

According to Mahmud, “I want to assure you that tsunami will hit the ruling APC, saying, “I have already contacted my political allies and other good people of Jigawa state in APC, all have accepted to dump the party and join PDP in order to salvage our dear state.”

He however promised to join hands with other PDP members and good people of the state to ensure the party(PDP) bounces back to power in 2023.

In another development, the chief judge of the federal high court in Abuja has queried a chief magistrate, Emmanuel Iyanna, for issuing a warrant of arrest on the Akwa Ibom governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umo Eno.

Eno sent a petition against the chief magistrate through his legal team led by Samuel Ikpo over what they described as the “issuance of an irregular and illegal warrant of arrest” against the politicians.

The warrant of arrest was issued on Eno on December 23 following his conviction over charges of “cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.”

In what can be described as the escalation of the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu, major party stakeholders boycotted the APC presidential campaign rally in the state.

Recall that the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, was in the state to flag off his campaign.

Leaders of the party in the state stayed away from the rally, Punch Newspaper added.