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INEC denies Sule Bello’s claim, says Falalu Bello remains PRP National Chairman

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday stated that it does not know the existence of someone by the name Sule Bello who claims to be the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

When contacted by our reporter to know if the Commission is aware of someone by the name Sule Bello who parades himself as the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), the electoral commission responded by saying that they are not aware of that person.

The commission further revealed that the person they know and recognize as the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) is Mallam Falalu Bello, OFR.

According to the commission, it had a meeting with Mallam Falalu Bello and other National Chairmen of political parties few days ago to review the 2019 general elections and see how to ensure the success of 2023 elections. Therefore, according to the commission, anybody parading himself as the National Chairman of the PRP other than Mallam Falalu Bello should be avoided by the general public and dealt with by the relevant authorities.

The INEC added that this should not be a debatable issue considering the fact that the names of PRP leaders and that of other political parties are already on the website of the commission (https://www.inecnigeria.org/party/peoples-redemption-party/) and anybody who claims to be a leader of a political party but his or her name is not on the website is nothing but an impostor that relevant authorities should deal with mercilessly.

The commission had finally advised the general public to regularly check its website to know the leaders of political parties so as to avoid being scammed by impostors.

When our correspondent reached out to one of the PRP leaders to enquire if they are aware that some impostors led by one Sule Bello are parading themselves as interim leaders, the party official revealed that they got the information recently but they would soon take action against the impostors despite the fact that they are busy with the day to day activities of the party.

“Even though we have no time for nonsensical elements and distraction, but we would take appropriate action against these impostors that are certainly sent by the opposition party to cause problem in our dear party, the PRP,” the party official stated.

He finally disclosed that preparations are on top gear for the party to capture power comes 2023.

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PRP Takes Step to Reclaim Seat from Bauchi Reps Member

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has taken a step to reclaim a House of Representatives seat from Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi (Wakilin Birni), the member representing Bauchi Local Government Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.

In a letter signed on 19th February, 2021 by the National Secretary of the party, Mr. Tunde Alli which was sighted by our correspondent, the National Headquarters of the party had constituted a three-person litigation committee which was mandated to lawfully reclaim the seat from the Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi who early this month announced his defection from the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The committee comprises the Bauchi State Chairman of the party in person of Barr. Ahmed Umar Farouk (Gwadabe), Barr. (Mrs) Juliet Anyata and Barr. Sa’ad Ibrahim Kura.

In another development, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) and one of the stakeholders of the PRP in person of Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega has stated that the PRP is a better alternative to APC and PDP, the two leading parties in the country.

Professor Attahiru Jega made this known on Monday, during a stakeholders’ interactive session of the party in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

He revealed that with the new trend in the PRP and at the pace at which mobilisation was going on across the country, he was optimistic that PRP would provide a better alternative to Nigerians.

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ZLP sympathizes with Wunti market fire victims

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The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Bauchi State Chapter has expressed sympathy to victims who lost their valuables to the Bababa Plaza inferno in Wunti Market, Bauchi on Saturday.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the party state chairman, Ambassador Khalid Arewa and made available to newsmen Monday in Bauchi. The chairman disclosed that the fire incident is tragic particularly in this very difficult period that citizens are all grappling with the economic situation and how to survive with little businesses.

The statement further said, “and for all those who lost their property, it is not because they have offended God in one way or the other. We should take it in good faith.

“We must also thank God that there was no loss of life, but at the same time, we must call on relevant authorities like the Bauchi State Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to adequately compensate the victims of this fire outbreak.

The party also commiserated with the family of Saidu Tela over the demise of his son, Mu’awiyah Sa’idu Tela.

In the condolence message, the party said, “the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Bauchi State Chapter heartily sends its condolence to the family of Alhaji Saidu Tela over the death of his son, Muawuya Saildu Tela who passed away on Saturday night.

“Late Muawuya Saidu Tela distinguished himself as a patriotic, upright, dogged, and honest youth who dedicated his life at all times towards the good of his fellow youths and Bauchi State at large,” the party stated.

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Galaxy Backbone Ltd: Prof. M. B. Abubakar Makes Gombe People Proud By Tasiu Pantami

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In life, a lot of people find themselves in positions of leadership but only the few excel. Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar is unarguably among the few that excel and rewrite history in an impressive fashion.

Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar, popularly known as Prof. M. B. Abubakar, is currently the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, a public enterprise of the Federal Government of Nigeria incorporated in 2006 with the primary mandate of setting up and operating a unified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure platform that addresses the connectivity, transversal and other technology imperatives for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government. The organization was also charged with operating a nationwide network backbone to help facilitate the digital inclusion of underserved areas and rural communities towards the realization of the MDG goals.

Prof. Muhammed Abubakar was appointed as the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 23rd December, 2019. He took over the management of the organization on 2nd January, 2020.

Before delving into the oceans of achievements recorded by Professor Muhammed Abubakar, it is important to shed some light on the person of Muhammed Abubakar for the benefits of our readers particularly those that do not know him personally.

Prof. Muhammed Bello Abubakar was born on 3rd October, 1970 in Gombe. He attended numerous schools at home and abroad including Jankai Primary School Gombe from1977 to 1983, Pilot Junior Secondary School Gombe from 1983 to 1986, Government Science Secondary School Billiri from 1986 to 1987, and Government Science Secondary School Gombe from 1987 to 1988. He also attended Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi and Eberhardkahls Universität Tübingen in Germany.

Prior to his ascension to the position of Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, Prof. Abubakar held various positions. He has been a member of several professional bodies. He is also a recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

In terms of achievements in his current capacity, Prof. Abubakar leads a transformative crusade that gives birth to laudable improvements in all areas of operation of the Galaxy Backbone Limited.

As a visionary leader and adminstrator, Professor Abubakar headed the organization to come up with a five-year Strategic Business Plan.

As part of his efforts and strategies to improve service delivery, Professor Abubakar also established functional units and departments that ginormously help in actualizing the Federal Government’s vision towards advancement of Digital Economy.

Professor Abubakar also brought the Galaxy Backbone Limited to limelight at a time when the services of the organization were needed most due to the advent of COVID-19 that almost shut down activities particularly the official ones. Professor Abubakar led his organization to provide virtual interaction platforms to ease communication and collaboration in government at all levels. This effort has tremendously provided flawless interaction during the lockdowns imposed by the government to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

Also, Professor Abubakar came up with numerous innovative policies and initiatives that generally elevated the prestige of the Galaxy Backbone Limited and holistically improved its operations.

To boost the performance of his staff and collaborate with other relevant stakeholders, Professor Abubakar organized a management retreat titled ‘Galaxy Backbone Retreat’ which took place on January 29th, 2021 in Gombe. This goes in line with what Orrin Woodward said, “average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Therefore, Professor Muhammad Abubakar has proven to be a good leader.

As said by John C. Maxwell, “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” Considering the massive achievements and successes of Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar which are numerous to mention, it is obvious that Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

To conclude, it is pertinent to appreciate the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in person of Dr. Isah Ali Pantami for recommending the appointment of cerebral and iconic Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar as the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited.

In reality, the super achievements and successes of Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar have made all of us from Gombe proud. Your hard work do surely pay off. We wish you continued success, indefatigable MD.

By Tasiu Muhammad Pantami

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