Tag: 2023 General Elections

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...
Sowore Mocks Peter Obi, Calls Him a Homeless Politician and Invites Him to Join AAC
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Sowore Mocks Peter Obi, Calls Him a Homeless Politician and Invites Him to Join AAC

Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate for the AAC has come out to mock Peter Obi of the Labour Party and the party itself. In a video released yesterday, Sowore referred to the Labour Party as an Orphanage which houses homeless politicians like Peter Obi. In the video, he said "The Labour Party has become an orphanage for politicians that are homeless. It didn't take long before our man ran there when he became homeless." He went further to attack the party, saying that a person who oversaw a 13 month workers' strike should not be found in their company "he Labour Party shouldn't have in its company, somebody who managed 13 months of strike, workers' strike in Anambra state.". He went on to mock Peter Obi for leaving the PDP and also made fun of the fact that Labour Party ha...
Talks for a Peter Obi/Kwankwanso Ticket in the Works – Dr Yunusa Tanko
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Talks for a Peter Obi/Kwankwanso Ticket in the Works – Dr Yunusa Tanko

A Peter Obi/Kwankwanso ticket appears to be something that Nigerians may still see if the words of Dr Yunusa Tanko is anything to go by. While appearing on an interview on Arise Television, Dr Yunusa Tanko, the Spokesperson, National Consultative Forum spoke extensively on the efforts being made to ensure this outcome becomes a reality. According to him, efforts were well underway to make this happen. While not revealing much, he said "What I can say at the moment is that some of us who have been midwifing this arrangement and talking, we are working very seriously. I don't want to come out and say A, B, C, D but what I want you to take to the bank is that we are working it very seriously." He further on to explain why they felt that this merger was important. "It's an idea th...
Peter Obi 2023 – Sampson Uchenna Charles Denies Rumours of Legal Tussle with Obi
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Peter Obi 2023 – Sampson Uchenna Charles Denies Rumours of Legal Tussle with Obi

Nigerians were recently shocked at the news that Peter Obi and his candidacy of the Labour party were in peril as a result of some internal crises. One of the persons mentioned in this news is Sampson Uchenna Charles. Sampson Uchenna Charles, the founder of FOUNDATION For A New Nigeria and the SUC Organizations, was said to have contested the emergence of Peter Obi as the presidential candidate for the Labour Party. Responding on his Facebook page and via a Press Release, he has come out to debunk this claims. In his press release and Facebook post, he said: "It has come to my notice this morning that I Sampson Uchenna Charles, took Governor Peter Obi to Court over the LP Presidential Candidacy. "Let it be on record that Peter Obi is an Igbo elder statesman and also my older b...
Peter Obi 2023: INEC Does Not Recognize Faction Labour Party
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Peter Obi 2023: INEC Does Not Recognize Faction Labour Party

Peter Obi and his quest to contest for the 2023 presidential election appeared to have suffered a major set back with the announcement of a faction of the Labour Party emerging with a different candidate. It is still now clear how this will play out. See Also: 2023: Fresh Trouble For Peter Obi In LP As Faction Emerges While Peter Obi's supporters await the determination of the courts on the issue, one thing that they can still take some comfort in is that according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the only recognized Labour Party is the one lead by Julius Abure, which is also the one for which Peter Obi is its Presidential flag bearer. We shall provide updates as they unfold.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu Emerges APC Presidential Flag Bearer
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Bola Ahmed Tinubu Emerges APC Presidential Flag Bearer

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emerged as APC's Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections. Prior to the start of the convention, no one was exactly sure how the events will play out. The front runners going into the elections were Tinubu, the Vice president, Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi and Senate President, Lawan. There had bee news of a consensus candidate in the person of Lawan. This was however refuted. See Also: APC Presidential Primaries: Voting In Progress For 14 Aspirants The picture started getting a bit clearer when, before the start of the polls, about 6 candidates stepped down for Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The candidates that stepped down are: Mrs Uju Ohanenye, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Mr Dimeji Bankole, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Pr...