May God continue to bless him and his work’” According to Eze, others that visited President Buhari during this period were the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara Apart from his Media Team, the State Governors, some selected Ministers and the then Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo led the stream of visitors.
According to the council boss, the member representing Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency in the House Of Representatives, Mrs. Amaechi Mrakpor, had to wade into the crisis, but not without parting with another N3.1 million to the councillors to hasten the passage of the budget.
That includes Kwara State which recently lost a member of the House Of Representatives representing Oke-Ero/Isin/Ekiti/Irepodun Federal Constituency, Funke Adedoyin who was elected as a first-time lawmaker on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2015 amid allegations of rigging.
She was originally a member of the PDP, the platform she used to enter the House Of Representatives in 2007 to represent Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency.
On his experiences during his stint with the APC, Abang disclosed that “while there, we couldn’t agree even on the party exco, we couldn’t conduct our primaries, the party does not respect court orders and today the same party is trying to cripple our judiciary,” adding that, “the national chairman of PDP today has redefined and remodeled the party as evidenced in the last national convention adjudged as the most transparent in the country.” Another returnee, Hon Ernest Irek, said “it is only the PDP that has a reward system and anything that has no reward system is not a better option.” Lauding the programs and policies of Governor Ben Ayade which has endeared him and his team to return to the political family, Irek who was a 1992 House Of Representatives member representing old Obubra Federal constituency said: “Your programs are programs of tomorrow, nobody will allow any senatorial district to cheat the other, we are back to our home and the time for business is now and we are going to deliver.” Former governor, Senator Liyel Imoke said he feels like a “contented old man to see the family gathered today as one.
His candidates for the House Of Representatives seats faced similar fate.
Meanwhile, less than thirty 36 hours to the House Of Representatives by-election in the state, the All Progressives Congress on Thursday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party had been distributing uncollected permanent voter cards to cronies in Ilorin, the state capital.
Those of a member of the House Of Representatives add up to N17, 271,347.75.
Other guests expected at the occasion include the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Speaker, House Of Representatives, Rt.
This was part of the revelations at the ongoing public hearing by the House Of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness few months back.