Former factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sherrif (SARS), on Thursday evening, stormed the national secretariat of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC), fueling speculation that he may contest for the vacant national chairmanship position of the party.
The former governor of Borno state, who paid a surprise unscheduled visit, arrived the secretariat about 4.15pm chauffeur-driven in his black G-Wagon car.
Although he declined comment from the battery of newsmen that swamed him, did not however spent 15 minutes at the office of the one of the caretaker committee member before storming out of the secretariat.
SARS as friends and acquaintances fondly call him has been speculated among those angling for the APC national chairmanship position.
Information gathered had it that he has already started reaching out to critical stakeholders of the party from the north to actualise the ambition.
The former Lagos governor, Buba Marwa who is also chieftain of the APC from Adamawa state has also been linked to the APC plum job hitherto occupied by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Chief John Odigie -Oyegun respectively.
The recently installed APC caretaker committee chaired by governor Mai Mala Buni is billed to conduct the national convention of party before the end of the year.
A chieftain of the party, Ambassador Dagogo Fubara, who is angling for the National Youth Leader of the party described the development as heartwarming adding that it speaks volume of the APC resolve to ensure power shift to the south after the expiration of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2023.
“This would put paid to speculation that the north is keen on holding on to the Presidency. If the north produces the National chairman of the party who will most likely be there for four years, it means the south will naturally produce our presidential candidate which is good for the party,” he said.
Ekiti Government To Establish Ranches In The State
Ekiti State government has declared its plan to establish ranches in line with the federal government National Livestock Transformation Plan.
In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Akin Omole, said the State government was ready to key into ranching as a step to stop the increasing numbers of killings and kidnapping by the herdsmen which has become a major crises in the state.
Omole while speaking stressed that the state government can no longer bear the entrenched level of criminality by herders who unleash their terror on the innocent Farmers and the law abiding citizens of the state.
Omole maintained that the state government is working hard to make sure lives and property of the Ekiti citizens are safe.
Recall the incident that occurred recently in Ikole Local government where herders killed two innocent farmers in their farm.
Breaking: Students, Staff Of Government Secondary School Kangara Abducted Again
In a new incident that took place in Niger State in the early hour of Wednesday, Students and staff of government secondary school, Kangara has once again been abducted.
The students and staff in one of the school hostel were assembled and all taken away by the abductors.
Total number of the students and staff abducted is yet unknown.
In another swift report, 10 out of the abducted students has been rescued.
South West Governors To Meet In Ondo With Leadership Of Miyetti Allah
As a result of ultimatum given to the Fulani Herders in Ondo State, the south west Governors will meet with the Leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on January 25.
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, gave the Fulani Herders in Ondo State Forest Reserves seven days ultimatum to vacate the area as a result of their involvements in the constant attacks and other criminal activities happening in the state.
According to the report, the basis of the meeting is to find lasting solution to the unending banditry and the rifts between the herders and farmers in the state.
The Chairman, Ondo state chapter of Miyetti Allah, Bello Garba, says the Leadership of the Association is already on ground to attend the meeting slated to hold today Monday 25.
“The National Chairman of Miyetti Allah is in town now and I cannot talk about what we want to discuss at the meeting but I can assure you that we are going to address the press tomorrow after the meeting,” Bello said.
Presidency had earlier made the statement that the Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, have no right to ask the Fulani Herders to leave his state.