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Despite crisis, APC is a solid party – Bello
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Monday said despite the leadership crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, the party remained a solid one.
Bello said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after joining other state governors from the North Central to meet with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He expressed the confidence that the party would emerge from the crisis bigger and more united.
FG decides on interstate travel ban, others next week
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Monday it had started reviewing the guidelines for lifting of the ban on interstate travels.
Speaking at the daily press briefing of the PTF in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the task force, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the roads would be opened when the bus termini in the country all had COVID-19 preventive measures in place.
Aliyu stated this as the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that the Federal Government would next week decide on its lockdown policies, including the ban on interstate movements.
Ize-Iyamu invites Obaseki back to APC after winning primary
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, to return to the APC.
Ize-Iyamu said this in Benin on Monday while reading his acceptance speech shortly after being announced as the winner of the party primary.
“We are going to talk to everybody and we are going to bring everybody back. And let me also say that I want to salute my brother, the governor of the state, Mr Godwin Obaseki. I will like to appeal to him to return to the party,” he said.
APC peace panel gets 170 petitions, blames COVID-19 for delayed sittings
The All Progressives Congress National Reconciliation Committee has received no fewer than 170 petitions from aggrieved party members across the country.
The committee’s Secretary, Senator John Enoh, who disclosed this in an interview with Punch correspondent on Monday, said the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent ban on interstate movements made the panel to suspend its sittings across the country.
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