Akeredolu wins at Ondo election tribunal

The Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the State capital, has struck out a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), against the return of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), as governor. The petition, filed by PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede, was struck out for want of jurisdiction by the three-man panel led by Justice Abubakar Umar. The tribunal, in its virtual judgment, said the issues raised in the petition are internal affairs and management challenges of a political party which it has no jurisdiction…

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“Neither APC nor PDP can deliver Nigeria” — Elder statesman, Yakasai

Neither the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nor the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is capable of returning Nigeria to the path of progress, an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said.  Speaking against the background of problems plaguing the country, he said the country has become a cesspool of corruption occasioned by politicians in collaboration with bad elements in the civil service.  The Second Republic adviser to the late President Shehu Shagari noted that the experience Nigerians had been going through in the last few years had shown…

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INEC threatens to boycott Party congresses, primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has cautioned political parties against acrimonious and violent congresses and primaries, threatening to boycott the exercises if its staff continues to be exposed to harm. This was contained in a statement issued by the INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. The electoral body cautioned that it will no longer condone unprovoked attacks against its staff and the destruction of its properties by political parties. It charged parties to while conducting their congresses and primaries “hold themselves to the…

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“You’re a pathetic liar”  – Jonathan, Jang blasts Babangida

…Says he’s not to be taken seriously Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has lambasted the ex-governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, for claiming he had an agreement with northern Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors not to run in 2015 and challenged the former Niger State governor to name witnesses that witnessed the said agreement. It will be recalled that Aliyu, while reacting to his suspension by the PDP in Chanchaga local government area of Niger, had said that the North would have lost out completely if Jonathan got reelected. Aliyu,…

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APC Governors Carpet Obaseki Over N60bn Currency Printing Claim

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), a group of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed N60 billion to augment the revenue allocation to the three tiers of government in March 2021. In a statement signed by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the PGFsaid Obaseki’s claim did not reflect the true positions of things. The PGF states: “To set the records clear and to the…

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“Give us ‘stomach infrastructure’”, Adamawa PDP tells Gov. Fintiri

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to provide “stomach infrastructure” for its members and the state residents in general.  The Adamawa PDP Chairman, Tahir Shehu, made the demand during a stakeholders’ meeting with the governor in Yola, the State capital, on Friday. Stomach infrastructure, popularised by a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, is a term in Nigerian politics used to refer to the provision of food and other basic needs for the people in an undeserved manner.…

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Saraki’s 2023 presidential campaign posters flood Abuja

Posters bearing ‘Bukola Saraki for President in 2023’ have been sighted at different parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Saraki, a former Kwara Governor, is a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki came third behind Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary election of the PDP in Port Harcourt. That election featured heavyweight politicians including former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso, ex-President of the Senate, David Mark, former Sokoto State governor, Atthiru Bafarawa, amongst others.…

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2023: PGF DG warns APC against self destruction

…Says party’s electoral advantage more on account of President Buhari By Godwin Amunde The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Moh’d Lukman has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be mindful of enemies from within as the 2023 general elections draw closer. He made the position known in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja and expressed worry over the chances of the ruling APC to retain power at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. “How was the APC able to…

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Youths ask Goodluck Jonathan to contest 2023 presidential election

Nigerians Youths, under the auspices of “Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck Jonathan 2023″ (YED-4-GEJ 2023), has asked immediate president of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, to contest for the position of the President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. The YED-4-GEJ 2023 gave the endorsement in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Prince Teddy Omiloli, yesterday. The group begged Jonathan to come back in 2023 to continue with the ‘trailblazing milestones’ he initiated in his first tenure as President of Nigeria. It also condemned the recent attacks in…

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South-West: PDP releases delegates list

…Says Congress will be transparent and credible The list of delegates ahead of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), South-West Zonal Congress, scheduled to hold in Osogbo, the Osun State capital today, Monday, has been released by the Party. This was contained in a press statement signed and released by the Party’s National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd). According to the statement, the availability of the delegates’ list was in line with the mandate of the PDP to conduct a free, credible and transparent congress. While wishing all aspirants, stakeholders, party…

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