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Former Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso Declares For Presidency
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Former Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso Declares For Presidency

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Tuesday, picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the 2023 presidential election. Kwankwaso, who said he paid N30 million for the forms, called on Nigerians, especially politicians who truly want to change the country for good, to join the NNPP. Speaking at the national headquarters of the NNPP in Abuja, Kwankwaso said his party would take over power in 2023. He urged Nigerians to come together and make sure Nigeria is returned to peace and a modern world economy. “I am happy to say that I have already paid the N30m to the party for the expression of interest and presidential nomination forms,” Kwankwaso said. “Let me call on all Nigerians, es...
Bode George Warns PDP Against Open Presidential Ticket
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Bode George Warns PDP Against Open Presidential Ticket

PDP A former Deputy National Vice Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has warned the party against leaving its 2023 presidential ticket open for all members to contest. George said the PDP must make a definitive statement that it is zoning the presidency to the South in line with the constitution of the party. He also appealed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, to put the party on winning ways by correcting some pitfalls that could mar the party’s chances of winning the forthcoming 2023 general election or face imminent defeat. Read Also: 2023: Anyim, Obi, Other Presidential Aspirants Unite To Chase PDP Ticket For Southeast George, a permanent Board of Trustees member of the party, who spoke at the weekend in Lagos...
BREAKING: Vice President Osinbajo Officially Declares For President
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BREAKING: Vice President Osinbajo Officially Declares For President

Yemi Osinbajo The Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Monday officially declared to contest the 2023 presidential election. “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of APC,” he said in a post on his official Twitter. Osinbajo had hosted All Progressives Congress governors on Sunday in Abuja. He had hosted the governors for the breaking of Ramadan fast (Iftar) and declared his intention to them. https://twitter.com/ProfOsinbajo/status/1513396861037694981?s=20&t=rRvylnF8Zf-Lu0CovJPAvg Source: SaharaReporters
Only Buhari Can Convince Me Run For Presidency Or Be A Running Mate – El Rufai
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Only Buhari Can Convince Me Run For Presidency Or Be A Running Mate – El Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Ruffai of Kaduna State has said that he would only run for the 2023 presidency either as a presidential aspirant or a running mate to the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi if President Muhammadu Buhari insists. El-Rufai insisted that he has no intention to run for presidency or be a running mate to Amaechi as being rumoured on social media. Speaking on Channel Television’s Politics Today, the Kaduna State Governor said he is tired and needs to rest and has no intention of coming back to politics after leaving office next year. He said Amaechi was free to run for the presidency but maintained that President Buhari is the only one who can convince him to join the race. See Also: Jonathan tried to Jail me, ignored our Friendship – El-Rufai “I’ve said ...
2023: Southern President More Important Than Yoruba President –Afenifere
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2023: Southern President More Important Than Yoruba President –Afenifere

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said it was not desperate to have a Yoruba man as Nigeria’s president in 2023. The group said it would rather favour a president that emerges from any part of the South. The group’s position was in contrast with that of Yoruba Council of Elders, which said it supported a president of Yoruba extraction. The two leading Yoruba groups made their positions known during separate interviews on Friday with The Sun following consultations being made by some All Progressives Congress governors. Some power brokers in the South-West under the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria had met in Ibadan, Oyo State, recently under the aegis of Next Level Consolidation Forum to ensure that South-West produced Nigeria's next president in 2023. Read ...
I’m Not Interested in Running for President -Ex INEC Chair Jega
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I’m Not Interested in Running for President -Ex INEC Chair Jega

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, says he has no intention to contest for presidency in the 2023 elections. He said this on Saturday at a lecture organised by the Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development, with the theme ‘Politics, Governance and Leadership Recruitment in 21st Century Democracy,’ in Ilorin, Kwara State. Jega stated that he had not told anyone he was interested in running for the position of Nigeria’s president noting that the speculations were made by the papers. Read Also: 2023: Give Igbos A Chance, We’ll Unite Nigeria – Governor Umahi He said, “I have not told anybody that I have presidential ambition. These are speculations in the newspapers. It is true that I have registered as a member of a political...
2023: Ohaneze Replies Northern Groups, Says Threats Baseless
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2023: Ohaneze Replies Northern Groups, Says Threats Baseless

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has responded to threats by Northern groups that the Southern region would forfeit its demand to produce the president in 2023, describing it as baseless and empty. The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation disclosed this in a statement issued by Okechukwu Isiguzo, the Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide. It followed what he termed “sponsored threats and vituperative rhetoric of two Northern gangs, the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN) and Myetti Allah Kautal Hore” describing them as “empty, baseless and the last kick of dying horses.” Isiguzo said that the twin threats against the Southern Governors by the said groups “were sponsored by Northern Politicians to arm-twist the people against ensuring an end to the continuous herders-farme...
2023: Zoning is Unconstitutional – Yahaya Bello
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2023: Zoning is Unconstitutional – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said that he does not believe in the zoning of the presidency since it has no constitutional backing. Bello stated this while speaking at a media briefing in Abuja on Friday, noting it is alright if Nigeria agrees to zone the presidency, not it must be based on the principle of equity and fairness. He added that the best candidate to lead the country in 2023 should be a leader that will unite the country. The governor said, “Zoning is not recognised in the 1999 Constitution; it’s absolutely unconstitutional. If we must continue with the sentiment of a rotational presidency, it’s okay. But let’s do it right in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.” “Let us not take it from 1999. Let’s go back to 1960. From Independence, all the lea...
Southern Governors Forum Demands Southern President in 2023
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Southern Governors Forum Demands Southern President in 2023

Communiqué Issued At The Conclusion Of The Meeting Of The Governors Of Southern Nigeria At The Lagos State Government House, Ikeja, Lagos State, On Monday, 5th July, 2021 Nigeria. The Southern Governors Forum at the end of the meeting held on Monday, 5th July, 2021 reviewed the situation in the Country and focused on the current security situation, constitutional amendment, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Rising from the meeting, the Forum agreed on the following: Re-affirmed their commitment to the unity of Nigeria on the pillars of equity, fairness, justice, progress and peaceful co-existence between and amongst its people. The Forum reiterates its commitment to the politics of equity, fairness and unanimously agrees that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between Sout...
Ebonyi Gov on IPOB, Security Challenges in S’East, 2023 Presidency, Others – Adesina
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Ebonyi Gov on IPOB, Security Challenges in S’East, 2023 Presidency, Others – Adesina

Engineer Dave Umahi again! Yes, the Governor of Ebonyi State pulls no punches whenever he decides to speak. No tongue-in-cheek, he just fires from all cylinders. That was what he did when he was a special guest at the State House Press Briefing in Abuja last week. There were many issues of concern in his part of the country, and the Governor did not shy away from any. In recent times, police stations, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and other Federal assets have come under attack in the South East. They have been incinerated, and scores of policemen killed. Whodunnit? Leaders of the region have opted for ‘unknown gunmen,’ perhaps out of fear of being objects of attack themselves. But Umahi was deadpan: “We are the ones killing ourselves, not foreig...