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Easter:Reps Minority Caucus Call For Continuous Prayers For Peace, Progress, Unity Of Nigeria

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“We also wish to urge that this Easter will further afford our Christian brethren the opportunity to continue to pray for the unity, peace and progress of our dear country, Nigeria,”

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has felicitated with Christians in Nigeria and globally on the occasion of the Easter celebration, urging the faithful to continue to pray for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria

In an Easter Message jointly signed by the Christian and Muslim leadership of group, headed by the Minority Leader, Kingsley Chinda, the caucus admonished the faithful to pray fervently for the unity , peace and progress of Nigeria

They specifically called for prayers on the economic challenges and unending insecurity bedevilling the country and asked for more supplication to the Almighty through the grace of the resurrected Christ

The.Caucus sought prayers against Hunger, poverty, Kidnapping and the numerous Abductions and urged Nigerians, especially the Christians to emulate Christ and reflect deeply on the principles of self sacrifice, tolerance, forgiveness, love for one another, good neighbourliness and peaceful coexistence with others.

According to them, these were the virtues and some qualities which Jesus Christ represents, died for and resurrected for the redemption of mankind.

Below is Full Text Of the Easter Message

“For ourselves, our families and constituents, we join several well meaning Nigerians to felicitate with Christian faithfuls across the globe, particularly those in Nigeria, on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations.

As a caucus, we most heartily rejoice with our Christian
brethren on this auspicious occasion of Easter which is celebrated globally in Christiandom to mark the liberation of mankind through the triumph of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ by His death and resurrection.

As we mark this year’s Easter, we urge Christian faithfuls to remind themselves of the essence and purpose of life and reflect deeply on the principles of self sacrifice, tolerance, forgiveness, love for one another, good neighbourliness and peaceful coexistence with others, which are some of the qualities which Jesus Christ represents, died for and resurrected for the redemption of mankind.

We also wish to urge that this Easter will further afford our Christian brethren the opportunity to continue to pray for the unity, peace and progress of our dear country, Nigeria, particularly in view of the numerous economic and security challenges confronting us as a people, including poverty, hunger, unabated killings, abductions, kidnappings and general insecurity that have continued to sweep across the county.

Equally of concern to us is the need for us to remain steadfast and resilient and never to give up our hopes for a better Nigeria. Indeed, we must remain firm, resolute and even more determined as we play our respective parts in the task of building a nation that genuinely meets the yearnings and aspirations of teeming Nigerian masses.

Clearly, we are a resilient people, thus, we remain very confident and positive that God is on our side and with us playing our individual and collective parts, we shall triumph in the end and once again restore our dignity and pride as a people.

Once again, congratulations and happy Easter celebrations”.

REP. O. K. CHINDA.
(Minority Leader)

Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Isa J.C
(Minority Whip)

Rt. Hon. Aliyu Madaki
( Deputy Minority Leader)

Rt. Hon. George Ozodinobi
( Deputy Minority Whip)
House of Representatives, Nigeria.

30/03/2024.

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G-60 Reps Coalition Bow To Authentic Chinda’s Led Caucus

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…… Shun Proposed Media Briefing

The G-60 Peoples Democratic Party Opposition Coalition, described as fake by the authentic Hon Kingsley Chinda minority caucus in the House of Representatives has finally bowed to the superiority of the officially known and accepted leadership of the minority parties

At the House of Representatives Tuesday, the Ikenga Ugochinyere’s G-60 group which had previously announced a press briefing following the outcome of a meeting the group was to hold, declined to brief the media

The impostor group as they have come to be known and identified is a purported group of imaginary 60 lawmakers under the auspices of Opposition lawmakers coalition that boast of their numerical strength

They had last week threatened to quit the party if the doctored list of Caretaker Committees in Rivers and 10 other states which was filled with members and loyalist of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is not nullified.

But credible sources familiar with their activities have punctured their 60 acclaimed numbers, putting it at a misery 5nos

While the G-60 shunned an earlier press conference it initially scheduled, the third Regular meeting convened by the Leader of the Caucus and House Minority Leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda held on Tuesday at House Committee Room 413, National Assembly Complex Abuja ahead of Thursday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, was followed by a press conference

Though the G-60 could not advance any cogent reason for cancelling the press parley, after Hon Chinda had addressed the media , but news making the rounds had it that the press secretary of one of the G60 members had alleged that the meeting with the Minority Leader ended in commotion as lawmakers were sharply divided along the lines of pro and anti-Umar Damgun, the party’s acting National Chairman.

It was alleged from the outcome of the meeting that the move to pass vote of confidence on Damagun failed.

“We are glad that the plan of the pro- Wike group supporting Damagun fell like a pack of cards as we refused all entreaties to perpetuate illegality and stoking of crisis in the party. Our position remains that Damagun must go for someone from North-central to take over and complete Ayu’s tenure” the press secretary was said to have lied

Another quote linked to the group, also said “Our Party needs total overhaul and reformation. We currently have in the PDP a national leadership that is in bed with the APC and is working extremely hard to hand over the party to the APC. This is quite shameful disheartening. But we won’t fold our hands and let gat happen”.

But a very reliable source within the PDP disclosed that the meeting of the caucus went smoothly as they were all on same page.

Buttressing the position also were remarks credited to Kingsley Chinda, the minority leader while addressing journalists after the meeting

Chinda told newsmen that the PDP caucus was united, indivisible committed and out to perform its duty as the watchdog on behalf of Nigerians.

He said, “We have just concluded the third meeting of the People’s Democratic Party caucus in the 10th Assembly and have resolved to tell all of us and the world that we are United and we are one and remained United, indivisible, committed and out to perform her duty as the watchdog on behalf of the Nigerian people.

“In the same vein, we x-rayed the security situation in the country and resolved that we can no longer accept the situation where Nigeria is today tagged one life, one minute silence.

“The government is therefore called upon to immediately take steps to ensure that the security situation in the country is normalised and the caucus has also given a three month ultimatum for government to normalise the security situation in our country.

“After three months, the caucus will take further steps to sensitise and mobilise Nigerians to perhaps take their security in their hands.

The House caucus also agreed to call on all party caucuses, the Board of Trustees, National Executive Committee and the National Working Committee of the party to embark on reconciliation measures with a view to resolving all litigation that are pending and has hindered the party in any way whatsoever from having a substantive national Chairman.

“We call on our leaders in the PDP to continue to demonstrate unconditional loyalty to the party and ensure that the party reclaim her pride of place where she enjoyes the position of the largest party in Africa and to take back the Aso Villa which actually supposed to be our birth right.
Speaking on credible Opposition, he said:
“For us, we are going back as we resume the session to commence a strong, virile and purpose driven opposition to give the people a voice in the parliament.

“We also call on the Senate Leadership to please take steps to recall our colleague and senior brother, a veteran politician, a parliamentarian per excellence, Abdul Ningi.”

Those who attended the enlarged meeting of the PDP Caucus, among others , were the G-60 , who were seen present during the meeting and briefing , seated calm, putting fillip to why they backed down on the scheduled press conference.

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PDP To Take Back Power In 2027- Reps Caucus

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…… Set For Credible Opposition

The House of Representatives Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, says it must take back government, by extension the Aso Rock Villa in 2027.

According to the Caucus, the villa is supposed to be its birth right.

Leader of the minority group in the House, Rep. Kingsley Chinda, who disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen after the third Regular meeting of PDP lawmakers, said there’s was no going back on its resolve to return to power in 2027

The caucus which also gave the Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration a three-month ultimatum to stabilize security in the country, spoke in a communiqué issued after the meeting

Hon Chinda further disclosed that the PDP caucus was resuming this time around to engage in robust and virile opposition that will give Nigerians a voice in the Nigerian parliament

“And so for us, we are going back as we resume the session to commence a strong, virile and purpose driven opposition to give the people a voice in the parliament.

The lawmakers also issued a three-months ultimatum to the Federal Government to normalize the security situation in the country , in the communiqué

According to him, the government is therefore called upon to immediately take steps to ensure that the security situation in the country is normalized.

He said, ” we x-rayed the security situation in our country and we resolved that we can no longer take this situation where Nigeria is today almost tagged as one life, one minute silence.

“After three-months the caucus will take further steps to sensitize and mobilize Nigerians to perhaps take their security into their hands.”

He said the caucus also agreed to call on all party caucuses, the board of trustees, national executive committee and the national working committee of the party to embark on reconciliatory measures. This according to him is with the view to resolve all litigations that are pending and that has hindered the party in anyway whatsoever from having a substantive national Chairman.

He called on leaders of the PDP to continue to demonstrate unconditional loyalty to the party and ensure that the party is placed where she enjoyed the position of the largest party in Africa.

He said that the House of Reps PDP remained united, indivisible, committed and out to perform her duty as the watchdog on behalf of the Nigerian people.

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Arrest Those Behind Ganduje’s Suspension-CAM

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…….. Says Perpetrators Are Impostors Endangering Democracy

Members of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Concerned APC Members (CAM), have called for the immediate arrest of those behind the suspension of the national chairman of the party, Abdullahi Ganduje, frowning at the development

They described the perpetrators as impostors who are endangering Nigeria’s democracy and must be brought to book

Recall that Ganduje was on Tuesday allegedly suspended by APC in his Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

The state leadership, however, denied the alleged suspension, describing those behind it as impostors.

Reacting to the development at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, CAM, under the leadership of Okpokwu Ogenyi, called for the immediate arrest of those behind the alleged suspension.

Ogenyi said the perpetrators must be brought to book, to serve as a deterrent to others.

He said, “It is with rude shock, we received the news of the suspension of the APC National Chairman of our party, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje by some members of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP who disguised as members of our party from his Ward of Kano State.

“The impostors even went far in using the name of our party’s legal adviser in Ganduje ward to announce the purported suspension of our National chairman without the prior consent of the said legal adviser even though a legal adviser lack the powers to suspend officers of the party hence such powers is vested on the ward chairman.

“Impersonation is a criminal offence punishable by law. We call on the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Service to immediately arrest the impostors and prosecute them to serve as deterrent to others willing to orchestrate such devilish act.

“If these impostors are not arrested and prosecuted immediately, in a short while, some members of the PDP or Labour Party may constitute themselves and suspend Mr. President from the APC.”

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