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APC Presidential Primaries: Voting In Progress For 14 Aspirants
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APC Presidential Primaries: Voting In Progress For 14 Aspirants

Voting has begun in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries in Abuja for the 2023 flag bearer of the party. 2, 203 Delegates are in the voting process to determine the fate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ahmad Lawan, 9 Others 14 aspirants were still in the race at the time of this report. They included Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Gov. Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Sen. Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Gov. Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu. Read Also: APC Presidential Primary: I Have No Anointed Candidate ― Buhari Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye,...
Why I Quit PDP, Presidential Primary –Peter Obi
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Why I Quit PDP, Presidential Primary –Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has explained that “recent developments” within the Peoples Democratic Party were responsible for his resignation from the opposition party and withdrawal from its presidential primary slated for end of May. Obi was one of the 15 PDP presidential aspirants cleared by the Senator David Mark-led Presidential Screening Committee last month. However, the ex-governor, in a statement addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, explained that the recent developments won’t make it possible for him to make “constructive contributions”. The letter was titled, ‘Resignation From Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Withdrawal from the Presidential Contest’. Obi said, “I am writing to intimate you of my resignation from the Peoples D...
Gov Zulum Reacts To Speculation Of Begging For Vice President
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Gov Zulum Reacts To Speculation Of Begging For Vice President

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Saturday, said he is not desperate to be the running mate of any of the presidential aspirants in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if they emerge the party’s candidate for next year’s election. Mr Zulum’s name has been mentioned in various political permutations as a potential running mate to anyone that emerges as the APC presidential candidate. Mr Zulum spoke on the issue when he hosted a former minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, who was in Borno State to meet with APC delegates from the state ahead of the May 29 primary elections of the party. Governor Zulum, who commended the “impressive” credentials of Mr Amaechi, said by his principle, he does not endorse any aspirant because of his belief that it is G...
Size of Nigeria Armed Forces, Police Inadequate – Osinbajo
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Size of Nigeria Armed Forces, Police Inadequate – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, said to effectively secure the country, more people should be recruited into the police and the military. Osinbajo said this in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, during his engagement with delegates ahead of the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress. Answering questions from the delegates and party leaders during the consultation, Osinbajo, who had earlier visited the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, said apart from engaging more hands, the country must also expand its capacity to produce weapons locally. He said, “The size of the Armed Forces is too low for the population of Nigeria. A local government in Niger State, Mashegu, has the land mass the size of South-East states and Lagos State with about a 100 p...
Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student
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Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has deleted social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education. The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed. In a post on Friday, the former vice-president said he did not authorise the initial post, adding that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him. “This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA,” the presidential hopeful said. Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sok...
2023: Miyetti Allah Didn’t Buy Any Forms For Goodluck Jonathan – Shehu Sani
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2023: Miyetti Allah Didn’t Buy Any Forms For Goodluck Jonathan – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani Shehu Sani, a popular Nigerian activist and former federal lawmaker has argued that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, did not actually buy the controversial N100 million All Progressives Congress, APC’s nomination and expression of interest forms for former President, Goodluck Jonathan. According to him, the body was only used in a political chess game, wondering why the organisation could overlook their Fulani brother, in the person of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and decided to buy the forms for Jonathan. Jonathan had said he didn’t authorize the APC presidential nomination form purchased for him by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association. The former President, through a statement issued in Abuja by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said he had no li...
APC Ticket: Osinbajo, Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Fail To Agree On Consensus
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APC Ticket: Osinbajo, Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Fail To Agree On Consensus

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West, on Friday, cautioned presidential aspirants from the zone to guard against their utterances. It was gathered that the meeting, which was held behind closed doors at the Lagos House, Marina, also resolved that name calling and other personal attacks should not be encouraged by the aspirants and their supporters. It was learnt that the aspirants were asked to work with whomever among them emerges as the party’s candidate for the presidential election. According to sources, the leaders also impressed the aspirants to ensure that the South-West does not lose the opportunity to produce the President in 2023. A source at the meeting said, “The issue of betrayal was put to rest as the elders affirmed that everyone who de...
2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume
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2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume

Ali Ndume Borno South senator, Ali Ndume, has said the North will be better off in the area of infrastructure development, if a southerner becomes president in 2023. Mr Ndume stated this while featuring on “Politics Today,” a programme on Channels Television, on Tuesday. The senator was responding to the demand on Tuesday by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should zone the presidency to the South. Mr Akeredolu, the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, made the call in a statement titled “Our party, APC, must thread the path of equity.” He said the party must limit the possibility of disagreement to a region of the country, in order to micro-manage it. Mr Akeredolu stressed that it is the turn of the south to produce the next...
2023: Wike Reveals Issues With Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki
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2023: Wike Reveals Issues With Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki

Nyesom Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has opened up on his grouse towards former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, ex-National Assembly leaders, Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal. Wike, alongside Saraki, Atiku and Tambuwal is in the 2023 presidential race under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The issue of zoning is generating confusion among members of the two leading political parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP, with Southern politicians insisting it is the turn of the region to take over from the outgoing administration led by a Northerner. Governor Wike said that when they agreed amongst themselves that 2019 was the turn of the North to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s challenger, the agreement was respected by Southerners....
2023: It’ll Amount To Betrayal If I Refuse To Serve Nigeria –Osinbajo
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2023: It’ll Amount To Betrayal If I Refuse To Serve Nigeria –Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday visited the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, as well as some political office holders in the state as the presidential primary of the party, draws nearer. The visit may not be unconnected to part of the consultation tour being embarked by Osinbajo to the party faithful across the country as the forthcoming presidential primary of the party draws closer. The vice president, who expressed his readiness to contest the presidential election in 2023, said it would amount to an act of betrayal to the country if he failed to serve Nigeria. He said, “Opportunity comes once in a while. It is also a privilege to serve. Our country needs service that will bring the cou...