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2023: Give Ticket To Who Will Not Run Away After Election – Wike To PDP Leaders 
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2023: Give Ticket To Who Will Not Run Away After Election – Wike To PDP Leaders 

The governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike, who is a presidential aspirant under the platform of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the weekend tasked stakeholders and founding fathers of the party to give the presidential ticket to someone who will not run away from the party. The Presidential aspirant equally vowed to put David Umahi’s successor in Ebonyi State during the forthcoming 2023 general election.Wike made this known while addressing stakeholders and political leaders of PDP in Ebonyi State during his consultation visit to the people of the state.According to him: “I’m here in Ebonyi State to let you know that you should not border on the setbacks you have, that the law must take its prepared place at the right time. I don’t want to send any d...
Tinubu Visited Me To Seek Support For Presidential Ambition – Yakasai
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Tinubu Visited Me To Seek Support For Presidential Ambition – Yakasai

A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has revealed that he would support the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential bid in 2023. Tinubu had on Wednesday visited the elder statesman at his Abuja residence. Yakasai told Punch that the ex-governor of Lagos was at his Abuja residence to solicit his support for his (Tinubu’s) presidential ambition in the next general elections. Of recent, posters and billboards advertising the rumoured presidential bid of Tinubu, who was Lagos governor from May 1999 to May 2007, have been seen in major cities, including Lagos and Abuja. Though Tinubu has yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023, there have been reports and veiled in...
Persuade Buhari To Conduct Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells UN
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Persuade Buhari To Conduct Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells UN

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked the United Nations and other world bodies to persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a free and fair election in 2023. Wike urged the United Nations agencies, in particular, to continue to advocate for a free, fair and transparent electoral process in Nigeria. Wike stated this during a Working visit by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, at the Government House in Port Harcourt. Wike who spoke through his Deputy, Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, said Rivers State believes that strengthening democratic Institutions was the way to go. He stated, “In all our activities, we always operate democratically. In the last two Local Government elections we have had, we had inclusiveness of women not only as Vi...
Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke
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Nigerians will Vote out APC in 2023 – WIke

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insurgency, banditry, and corruption will compel Nigerians to vote out the party in 2023. But, the Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling APC, Senator John James AkpanUdoedehe, dismissed the governor’s submission. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, quoted Wike as speaking on Thursday shortly after inspecting the Greater Interchange and Underpass being constructed by Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Yola. Wike said: “Are Nigerians happy? The answer is no. If Nigerians are not happy, what is the expected result that you intend to get? Obviously, Nigerians would want APC government not to gov...
Tinubu Has Right to Contest for President in 2023, Says APC Chieftain
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Tinubu Has Right to Contest for President in 2023, Says APC Chieftain

Segun Osoba, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has backed national leader of his party, Bola Tinubu to contest for president in 2023. He said the former governor of Lagos State has the right to contest for election come 2023. He said, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an individual has the right to put himself forward, we have not zeroed in on an individual. Zeroing in on any individual will destroy our efforts now but Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a right to pursue his own agenda.” Osoba, who is a former governor of Ogun State, disclosed this on a television programme on Tuesday. He urged the South-West to be united and present a united front if its to achieve success in the next presidential election. Osoba noted that there is a gentleman’s agreement in the APC that the next pres...
2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition
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2023: It’s Too Early – Jonathan Reacts to Speculated Presidential Ambition

Following speculations of a possible return to active politics to contest the 2023 election, former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has said that it is too early to talk about seeking a return to the office. There have been speculations of an imminent return to the office Jonathan last occupied in 2015, before losing the seat to President Muhammad Buhari. However, the rumours could neither be confirmed nor rubbished as the former president could not definitely rule out a possible shot at the presidential position in 2023. “it is too early to talk about that,” Jonathan replied while being queried by journalists at an event organised by the Commonwealth Community Choir in Abuja on Friday. Recall that some governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and stalwarts of the r...