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Coalition will Only Work if Obi Accepts to Run as VP – NNPP
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Coalition will Only Work if Obi Accepts to Run as VP – NNPP

Mr Major Agni, the spokesperson of the NNPP (New Nigeria Peoples Party), has indicated that the only premise under which a coalition with Labour Party will work is if Peter Obi accepts to serve as the Vice Presidential candidate to Kwankwaso. Mr Agni stated this while answering during an interview session on Arise Television. According to him, Kwankwaso remains the stand out candidate preferred by Nigerians. He even went on to intimate that the NNPP has been receiving please from Nigerians who want to ensure that Kwankwaso does not step down for Peter Obi. The only acceptable agreement will however be one in which Kwankwaso is the principal and Obi the vice. See Also: Talks for a Peter Obi/Kwankwanso Ticket in the Works – Dr Yunusa Tanko Responding to the argument that Kwankwa...
Tinubu Claims that Prayers Helped Him Win Party Ticket
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Tinubu Claims that Prayers Helped Him Win Party Ticket

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate for the APC, has attributed his success at the party's National convention to prayers. Tinubu stated that his response to the gang-up against him and his presidential bid in the party was to pray. Tinubu made this known when he visited the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu on Sunday, June 19 2022. Explaining his reason for pushing for the actualization of this dream, he said "There is no Lagos indigene that has had the opportunity to become President of Nigeria, despite the contribution of the state to national stability and progress. See Also: Bola Ahmed Tinubu Emerges APC Presidential Flag Bearer "The highest position attained by any Lagosian in national leadership is the position of Chief Judge of the Federation. I took up the...
Ekiti Polls: APC Did Not Buy Votes – Governor Elect.
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Ekiti Polls: APC Did Not Buy Votes – Governor Elect.

The winner at the just concluded Ekiti polls has come out to deny claims that the APC engaged in massive vote buying. Mr Biodun Oyebanji, the governor elect, gave this response when he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja. You will recall that there were videos showing massive vote buying during the election held on Saturday. Officers of the EFCC also arrested APC agents with envelopes full of money suspected to be for vote buying. See Also: INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022 While speaking to President Buhari, he said he did not witness any voter buying. He said "Well, where I voted, I did not witness anything like that. But people are entitled to their opinion but not to their facts." According to him, APC performed so well in the s...
Father Mbaka – Catholics Banned from Attending Adoration
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Father Mbaka – Catholics Banned from Attending Adoration

Following the back lash that met Father Mbaka on his attack on Peter Obi, the Bishop of Enugu Diocese has directed that Catholics stay away from Mbaka's Adoration Ministry programs. According to the Bishop in the letter dated June 17 2022, the Bishop noted that the order will be in place until the conclusion of the canonical processes that the Diocese has put in place. Explaining why this step was necessary, the Bishop said "My decision is based on the fact that some of the teachings and utterances of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka at the Catholic Adoration Ministry are not consistent with the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church." He concluded by encouraging everyone to continue to pray for Father Mbaka: "I enjoin all the Christian Faithful to keep praying for Fr. Mbaka and the Cat...
Okowa Warned Against Using Delta Funds for PDP Campaign
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Okowa Warned Against Using Delta Funds for PDP Campaign

Following the announcement of Okowa as the running mate to PDP's presidential flagbearer, Atiku, Okowa has been warned against using state funds for the PDP campaign. The warning, which was delivered by the Director, Communications and Media Strategy of the APC Governorship campaign organisation, Ima Niboro, was said to be based on credible intel available to them. See Also: Breaking News: Atiku Picks Okowa Over Wike for VP According to Niboro, "the call became necessary in the light of credible intelligence at its disposal that the 2023 General Election is a PDP conduit pipe to loot the State." "The use of taxpayers’ funds and collective resources of Deltans to fund personal political ambitions was unacceptable, callous and inhuman. "It is sad that on a day the Rivers Stat...
Breaking News: Atiku Picks Okowa Over Wike for VP
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Breaking News: Atiku Picks Okowa Over Wike for VP

It's now official and all speculations have ended as Atiku picks Okowa as his running mate. For days, there have been rumours and counter rumours about who will emerge as the running mate for PDP's presidential candidate. See Also: Okowa Likely to be Announced Atiku’s Running Mate Commenting on his choice, he noted that the candidate had to meet certain requirements which include, ability to complement him as the President while also having what it takes to be the President. Atiku's Tweet As the speculations are now laid to rest with the choice of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state over Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State. Nigerians will now be paying close attention to how Wike will respond to this. It's no secret that this is something he wants so much. Sourc...
Okowa Likely to be Announced Atiku’s Running Mate
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Okowa Likely to be Announced Atiku’s Running Mate

As Atiku, the Presidential candidate for the PDP, prepares to officially announce his running mate, news trickling in suggests that the announcement may shock many. It was almost a foregone conclusion that Atiku's running mate would be Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State. Wike was very vocal and confident prior to the convention in which Atiku emerged the party's flagbearer. Wike had boasted that he was sure to clinch the party's presidential ticket. However, he only managed a distant second. See Also: Wike Has Not Been Chosen as Atiku’s VP – PDP Many therefore took it for granted that Wike was the most likely candidate as he checks all the boxes required of a suitable running mate. Recently though, there have been insinuations that he may actually not be the anointed one. ...
Peter Obi, You Cannot Win Unless You Come and Ask for Forgiveness – Father Mbaka
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Peter Obi, You Cannot Win Unless You Come and Ask for Forgiveness – Father Mbaka

The controversial Catholic priest, Rev. Father Mbaka, has warned Peter Obi that he is wasting his time on his Presidential bid if he does not come and beg him for forgiveness. Mbaka was obviously peaved at the resurfacing of the video where he was practically arm twisting Peter Obi to donate to his adoration ministry. In that video, Father Mbaka made mockery of himself and the Catholic Church as a whole which resulted in his Bishop asking him to apologize. The video of that apology also went viral and has again resurfaced. https://youtu.be/ND4GMlt-Qw0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7OrTNsS6LY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoxiySi_bBw In his current tirade against Peter Obi, he accused Obi of campaigning with the video, saying that he, Father Mbaka, apologized to h...
Orji Uzor Kalu Supports Muslim VP for Tinubu, Says Wife is a Christian
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Orji Uzor Kalu Supports Muslim VP for Tinubu, Says Wife is a Christian

As the APC pushes towards choosing a Muslim running mate for Tinubu, Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senate Chief whip has told Christians not to fret. Addressing the concerns of Nigerians, especially those of the Christian faith, Kalu stated that even if Tinubu's running mate were to be a Muslim, there will be no reasons for concern because Tinubu's wife is a Christian, and even a Pastor with RCCG, like Professor Osinbajo, the current VP. See Also: Tinubu To Meet APC Govs As Race For Running Mate Begins He made this position known why he was speaking with newsmen on Wednesday at the National Assembly. He said "Let me tell you, in my house, my wife is the head of the house in reality. Even you men that are here, now that your wives aren’t here, they are the head. "Like if I wear these clo...
Wike Has Not Been Chosen as Atiku’s VP – PDP
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Wike Has Not Been Chosen as Atiku’s VP – PDP

Contrary to speculations that have been making the rounds, the publicity secretary of the PDP has stated categorically that Nyesom Wike has not been chosen as Atiku's VP. It is common knowledge that the PDP is looking for a strong Southern candidate who will be able to draw significant votes from the South in the coming elections. The party's National Working Committee has the task of looking at suitable candidates and making a recommendation that will be agreed upon by the party and Atiku himself. See Also: PDP BoT Meets Atiku Monday Over Running Mate Speaking on the issue, Debo Ologunagba, the party's National Publicity Secretary said "We have a process as a party, because we are organic. We follow through the processes. We recognize the importance of participatory democracy, e...