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  • 2023: Kalu Urges INEC To Conduct All Polls In One Day

    Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stage the 2023 general elections in one day. According to him, if the presidential election, National Assembly, governorship and House of Assembly elections are held on the same day, rigging will be reduced. A statement he personally signed in Abuja read: “INEC should conduct the 2023 elections same day as staggered elections are unnecessarily expensive. The conduct of the elections in different days gives room for rigging, thuggery and several vices. It also puts the lives of the voters and INEC officials in intense danger. “When elections are conducted on the same day, popular candidates will emerge because everyone will be busy in their polling units and zones, unlike on different days. The cost of running two days’ elections will also reduce. “To deepen our democracy, we need to get the elections right. When leaders with genuine interests of the people are voted to power, they provide exceptional leadership and infrastructure to their people.” Kalu, a former Abia State governor and first-time senator, was, in June, bestowed with the prestigious Senate award for constituency development in recognition of his impressive representation and expeditious implementation of …

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    Supreme Court Has Weaponised Those Against Buni’s APC Leadership – Keyamo

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said the Supreme Court has weaponised those aggrieved by the APC leadership of Governor Mai Buni. He said those against Buni’s chairmanship may be challenged in court following the ruling by the apex court in the case involving Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his opponent in last year’s election, Eyitayo Jegede. According to Keyamo: “We cannot gamble with this delicate issue. The time to act is now. “The little technical point that saved Governor Akeredolu was that Jegede failed to join Mai Mala Buni in the suit. “Jegede was challenging the competence of Buni as a sitting governor to run the affairs of the APC as chairman of the caretaker committee. He contends that this is against Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution, which states that a sitting governor shall not, during the period when he holds office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever. In other words, had Buni been joined in the suit, the story may have been different today as we would have lost Ondo State to the PDP. “Any other person affected by the actions of the Buni-led Committee will …

  • Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Joins APC

    Former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ohakim announced his defection at Okohia, his country home in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday July 27, after months of speculation. The Imo politician who was one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state and staunch ally of former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, was elected as governor of Imo State in 2007 on the political platform of Peoples Progressive Party (PPA) but later abandoned his party returned to the PDP. At the formal declaration, Ohakim said he was persuaded to join the APC “by those who will bury him” when he dies. He also said that he was moved by the fact that the administration of Governor Uzodimma was pursuing people oriented policies and programmes. He said; “As they rightly observed, I have a unique orientation in participatory politics that emphasizes common interest as against personal interest. “It was on record that in 1998, against the pull of the tide, many people were surprised when I refused to line behind APP which was considered the party of the movers and shakers of the State …

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    PDP May Not Exist Against Before 2023 – Femi Adesina

    Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may not exist anymore before 2023. He said this following claims by the PDP that the presidential villa has become a place where the President parades its members who have been coerced to joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. Accusing the opposition party of saying “illogical and inconsequential” things in an interview on Channels Television, Adesina also claimed that PDP administration at the federal level, conducted some of its meetings at the presidential villa. He said, “Between now and 2023, there would be more confusion in their ranks and there would be more depletions in their ranks, so that is why they say anything. “However, anything illogical, and inconsequential they say. We were in this country when President Obasanjo was in power and the BOT meeting of the PDP used to hold at the presidential villa. “We were here when President Yar’adua, when President Jonathan was there, they held meetings at the presidential villa. What are they talking about really? “When APC dwindles from 24 governors to 19, do you hear a whimper from PDP one day rejoicing? It is all because …

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    APC Puts Security On Red Alert Ahead Of Kwara Congress

    In a bid to ensure a hitch-free congress in the 193 wards in the sixteen local governments of the state, All Progressives Congress in Kwara State has put security agencies on red alert. This is according to the Chairman of the party’s state caretaker committee, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, who appealed to members to ensure they conduct themselves orderly. Samari made this known while speaking this at a news conference at the party secretariat in Ilorin on Tuesday. He said, “In line with Articles 11: A Sub Section (1-X111) and Article 16(1) of the party’s constitution (as amended), the APC in Kwara will be organising its congresses across the sixteen local government areas in Kwara state as directed by the caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee, CECPC, of the party under the leadership of Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, the Executive governor of Yobe state.” He said the ” guideline issued by the committee, will be strictly enforced to ensure fair participation by members who can vote and be voted for. “It is pertinent, to therefore let members know that the ward congresses slated for July 31,2021, will definitely hold in Kwara state in strict compliance with the Congress guideline that will be …

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    PDP Lampoons Buhari For Travelling to London for Virtual Meeting

    The PDP has described as appalling that President Muhammadu Buhari could deploy the nation’s resources to travel to London for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, when the meeting is scheduled to be virtual. The PDP also berated the Buhari Presidency for trying to hide his private appointment with his doctors under the virtual meeting apparently in a bid to launder his consistent failure to honour his pre-2015 campaign promise not to embark on medical tourism, if elected President. The party insisted that President Buhari has no justification to travel to far-away London, since the meeting is virtual meeting or for a medical checkup, which he could have done at home, if his administration had not wrecked our healthcare system. The party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbonmdiyan said this in a statement on Tuesday. “Mr. President’s action has confirmed the stand by majority of Nigerians that he is wasteful, thinks only about himself and cares less about millions of our citizens, who do not have access to foreign medical treatment, but who are dying on daily basis because the Buhari administration has crippled our health sector. “It is disheartening that while Mr. President is spending tax …

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    PDP Will Rebuild Damage Caused By APC – Ortom

    Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is better positioned to rebuild Nigeria from the security and economic ruins visited on the country by the All Progressives Congress, APC, government. Governor Ortom spoke on Tuesday during an interview with journalists on arrival at the Makurdi Airport from Bauchi where he attended PDP Governors’ Forum meeting. He stated that the internal wranglings within the PDP would not limit its chances of winning elections in 2023, pointing out that it was natural to have misunderstanding but being able to manage the same was paramount. Governor Ortom noted that a series of meetings the PDP Governors’ Forum had held across the country were meant to reposition the party, instill hope and confidence in Nigerians that if given another opportunity, they could take the country out of the woods. According to Governor Ortom, the Governors had agreed that the current APC-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians in all ramifications and should therefore give way to PDP to fix the country. The Governor advised the Federal Government against intimidating Nigerians, citing the incident involving Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese who he noted, was being castigated for speaking …

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    Osita Okechukwu Tips Tinubu To Emerge APC Consensus Candidate

    Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would be a better option if the All Progressive Congress Were to pick a consensus candidate. This was after the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, John Akpan Udoehede stated that the party will soon pick a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. This was described by Okechukwu as a move that will prevent the party from imploding. He told newsmen, “One slept well last night after reading the profound statement from the social media credited to the distinguished Senator John Akpanudedehe, our national secretary that at the appropriate time APC will come up with a consensus and agreeable presidential candidate that will fly its flag in 2023,” Okechukwu said. “First, it is refreshing that President Buhari is not for the 3rd term agenda. Second, in my slightest imagination, one doesn’t think any committee handling such delicate matters will miss out on our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the matrix. “Methinks, he will be among the top aspirants to be considered, given his immense contribution to the success of our great party in 2015.”

  • Buhari Has No Third Term Agenda – APC

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no third term plan as being alleged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is according to the National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, on Thursday. He had earlier stated that APC will come up with a consensus candidate to fly the party’s flag in 2023. “Our statement is simple and straightforward. President Buhari has no third term ambition, a position he has personally reiterated. “In adherence to internal democracy, when the time comes to elect the APC 2023 presidential flag bearer and other party candidates, the process will be in full compliance with the provisions of the 1999 amended Nigerian Constitution, the APC Constitution and the approved party guidelines. “For clarity, the APC Constitution provides that party candidates in all elections emerge through democratically conducted primary elections or where possible, consensus,” he said.

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    Why We Are Recommending Consensus Option – APC

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it is recommending a consensus option for election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses. This the party said is to reduce possible acrimony. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Wednesday in Abuja. “For us, we have to take into consideration the need to accommodate everyone because APC is a party for all Nigerians. “We are encouraging states to adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces acrimony. “That is why when you look at Article 20 of our Constitution which talks about elections, the first thing there is for members to try reaching consensus,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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    Anambra: PDP Exposes Court Judge, Demands Release of Judgement

    The Peoples Democratic Party alerts of plots by Justice O.A Nwabunike of the Anambra state High Court to derail the course of justice by making away with the case file on the Senator Ugochukwu UBA Vs PDP & Ors in a desperate bid to frustrate an appeal against his judgment on PDP Anambra state governorship primary election. The PDP charges O.A Nwabunike to immediately release the case file, as the compromises in the case are already known to the public, especially the people of Anambra state. The party stresses that the only reason Justice Nwabunike disappeared with the case file and refused to make copies of his judgment available to the PDP and its candidate, Ozigbo, is because he (Justice Nwabunike) is aware that his perverted judgement cannot stand in any appeal. The PDP recalled that on July 5, 2021, an aspirant, Senator Ugochukwu Uba, who did not participate in the PDP primary, instituted a suit against the PDP, our candidate, Valentine Ozigbo and the INEC, wherein he challenged Ozigbo’s candidature for the November 6, 2021 governorship election. Barely 24 hours after Senator Uba instituted the suit, Justice Nwabunike curiously granted an ex parte injunction restraining INEC from carrying out …

  • Zamfara Commissioner Urges Governor To Join APC

    I’ll Give Him Treatment He Deserves, Matawalle Threatens Deputy

    Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has threatened that if his deputy, Mahdi Aliyu should dare him, he would give him “the treatment he deserves.” Both men fell apart following Matawalle’s defection to the All Progressives Congress with Aliyu staying behind in the Peoples Democratic Party. Speaking to the Hausa Service of Deutsch Welle, Matawalle said he was fed up with Aliyu who recently addresed a rally of the PDP. “I won’t join issues with him. But if he dares me, I will give him the treatment he deserves,” Matawalle said, hours after the State House of Assembly invited Aliyu to come and explain why he held the rally without considering the current security situation in Zamfara State and ”in disrespect of advice by the security authorities in the state.”

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    I Bet My Certificate That PDP Will Restore Nigeria’s Past Glory in 2023 – Udom Emmanuel

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has said that he can bet his certificate that the PDP will restore Nigeria’s past glory if voted into power in 2023. According to him, the party has what it takes to bring the country out of the economic crisis it currently is in. Emmanuel said this shortly after the Graduation ceremony of El Amin International School owned by late Dr. Maryam Babangida in Minna, Niger State capital. “And, I can bet my certificate that the economy of this country shall return to its past glory if PDP is voted into power,” he stated. “Look at when Nigeria achieved its peak in our economic glory was went PDP was in power. So if you tested PDP and you discovered that they delivered, why not test them again. You can’t change the winning team,” he added. On the insecurity and divisions that pervades the nation, the governor noted that with all sincerity without sounding partisan, his party being a bridge builder will unite the whole country to bring the desired peace and unity. According to him, “once we come back, we will unite the country because we are bridge builders, we will build back the …

  • Northern Members Of PDP Stuck In Secondus Clueless Leadership – APC

    The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for saying its governors and national assembly members who defected to the APC were forced to do so. The APC stated that Northern members of the PDP were stuck in the clueless leadership of the party’s National Leader, Uche Secondus. This is according to a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe. Part of the statement reads; “Nigerians will recall how the PDP government in 2003 muscled and eventually collapsed the main opposition party, Alliance for Democracy (AD) by illegally deploying state machinery aided by security services then at their disposal to capture five of the six states in the Southwest geo-political zone under the control of AD. “The PDP mastered and weaponised the undemocratic and devious strategy in the well-reported inducement of National Assembly members in the then PDP government’s rejected and failed bid to amend the constitution for tenure extension aka Third Term Agenda. “From Ekiti, Anambra, Plateau, Oyo and Bayelsa states, democratically-elected governors were unconstitutionally removed from office by the then PDP government through manipulation of state assemblies and other Gestapo tactics. Elected …

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    PDP Govs Are Joining APC To Avoid Prosecution – Ortom

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said the PDP Governors defecting to the ruling APC are doing so to avoid prosecution. He said the governors took the decision because they mismanaged their state. Ortom said he was approached by the federal government to defect but told them he had no skeleton in his cupboard to make him make such a decision. The govenror said, ”I have no issue with those defecting here and there but let those people come clean because you heard the former National Chairman of APC say that when you defect to APC, you will become a saint; even if you are a devil, you will become a saint. “And so people who have mismanaged themselves and mismanaged public property are afraid. And that’s the instrument that the Federal Government is using on our people,” he said. ”They came to me and I said no, I have no skeleton. Let them bring it out. If you don’t do well, I will take you to court and we will dig it out there.”

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    What Will Happen If Tinubu Becomes President – Joe Igbokwe

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has said things will be okay in Nigeria if Asiwaju Bola Tinubu becomes president. According to him, Tinubu has experience in the private and public sectors to make him fit for the position. He said this in an interview with BBC Pidgin. “If he becomes the president of this country, things will be okay. Things will be fine. He’s a builder. He laid the foundation for the growth of Lagos. And Lagos is now the fifth-largest economy in Africa. So he can deliver. “He’s a chartered accountant. He worked with Mobil. He ruled Lagos. He has been a senator. He has a lot to bring to the table. You know, the experience cannot be learned from textbooks alone. So, he has a lot to bring to the table. But it’s Nigerians that will decide,” he said.

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    Uzodinma Is A Supreme Court Gov, APC Gatecrasher – Okorocha

    Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has described his successor, Hope Uzodinma, as a gatecrasher in the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to him, Uzodinma was never a member of the party until the Supreme Court declared him governor of the state. The Senator said this while reacting to rumour that he was planning on dumping the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. His statement read, “Governor Uzodinma was never a member of APC. He joined APC after he had been announced governor by the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court had given the Judgement that the Candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election was Uche Nwosu. Showing that, Chief Uzodinma was a gatecrasher in APC. “Yet, he does not want to be humble about that. He wants those who laboured and blackmailed over APC to leave the party for him. “There would not have been APC in Imo today if Okorocha didn’t take the political risk he took to make Imo APC. Governor Uzodinma is reaping where he did not sow and one had expected him to be sober about that.”

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    APC Denies Suspending Okorocha

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied suspending a former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha. This is according to a statement signed by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the APC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe Ph.D. The statement said a letter reportedly announcing the suspension of Okorocha is ‘Fake’. It read; “It has come to the attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a fake letter of a purported suspension of Senator Rochas Okorocha from the party is circulating in the public space.” “Fifth columnists and forgers have obviously taken advantage of the unfortunate and recent leaks of our official correspondences with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to copy and paste forged signatures of the CECPC Chaiman and Secretary on equally fake letters.” “The APC does not currently have a “National Working Committee” as stated in the fake letter, but a Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) which has been saddled with the mandate to reposition, unite and strengthen our great party.” “We call on the discerning public to be wary of fifth columnists and jobbers relentlessly scheming to use every opportunity to stoke crisis in the party and polity …

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    Uzodinma Can’t Blackmail Me Out Of APC – Okorocha

    Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has said that Governor Hope Uzodinma cannot blackmail him out of the All Progressives Congress, APC. This is as he denied claims that he’s planning to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Okorocha said this via a statement issued by his media aide in Owerri, Sam Onwuemeodo. The statement read “Governor Hope Uzodinma cannot and will not blackmail Senator Rochas Okorocha out of the All Progressives Congress. Governor Uzodinma was behind the fake story of Senator Rochas Okorocha leaving the APC for the PDP, last Monday. “He had come up with the fake story of Okorocha leaving APC, because the National Secretariat of the Party had set up a reconciliation Committee. And also because of Okorocha’s visit to the National office of the party with men and women who had sacrificed all they had to make APC the party to beat in Imo and with National Assembly members who have the mandate of the people. “Governor Uzodinma was never a member of APC. He joined APC after he had been announced governor by the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court had given Judgement that the Candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election …

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    I May Not Be Alive To Run For Second Term In Office – Bala Mohammed

    Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said he may not be alive to run for a second term in office. This is as he placed his hope in God while revealing that some Abuja politicians are trying to pull him down. Mohammed who spoke on Tuesday also revealed that he knows the mastermind of kidnapping and banditry in Bauchi State. “Don’t listen to the Abuja politicians who have nothing to offer other than to pull down Bala Mohammed, Kauran Bauchi,” he said. “By the grace of God, I have become governor with or without them and of course, I will live my time allotted to me by Allah. I may go for a second term, I may not even live to that time; I may go for the presidency, there is nothing they can do. I know what they are doing. “Those Abuja politicians are not doing anything for us other than bringing mischief. I know some leaders of the state who are busy bringing criminals to the state. I will talk when the time comes. We will prove tough but certainly, we are not afraid of them,” he declared.  

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