Dog­ara ap­points ex-Rep Bal­lah po­lit­i­cal ad­viser

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

The Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yakubu Dog­ara, has ap­pointed a for­mer rep mem­ber, Ibrahim Umar Bal­lah, as his spe­cial ad­viser on Po­lit­i­cal and In­ter-gov­ern­men­tal af­fairs.

Bal­lah, who hails from Kum­botso lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Kano State, was a mem­ber of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the 6th Assem­bly from 2007-2011 when he rep­re­sented Kum­botso Fed­eral Con­stituency of Kano State.

A chief­tain of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Al­haji Ab­dul­ma­jid Dan Bilki Com­man­der com­mended the Speaker ap­point­ing Bal­lah.

Com­man­der said the peo­ple of Kano are ap­pre­cia­tive of the Speaker for ap­point­ing Hon. Bal­lah who also be­longed to Pres­i­dent Buhari’s po­lit­i­cal fam­ily in Kano.

Group coun­sels tra­di­tional rulers over Saraki’s trial

for From Siki­rat Shehu, Ilorin A group, Kwara Free­dom Move­ment (KFM), has ad­vised tra­di­tional rulers in Kwara State to stop com­ment­ing on the trial of Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki at the Code of Con­duct Tri­bunal.

The group gave the ad­vice in a state­ment signed by its chair­man, Dr Ti­jani Ba­balola.

Ba­balola said they were not happy with a sec­tion of tra­di­tional rulers in the state, who re­cently con­demned Saraki’s trial be­fore the tri­bunal.

They said as highly revered tra­di­tional fathers, the monar­chs should al­ways rep­re­sent the true feel­ings and views of their sub­jects in all cir­cum­stances.”

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