APC recognises Support Group backing Osinbajo for 2023 Presidency

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) has recognised the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG), a group backing Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In the letter, dated October 4, the APC Director, Administration, Abubakar Suleiman, said the Chairman of the caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, recognised the PCG as a “support group” of the party. “We write to inform you that the national chairman, his excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has approved for your recognition as a support group of the party”, the letter read. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja…

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‘No southern candidate can win 2023 presidential election’ – Dokpesi 

Media mogul and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has said that no political candidate from the South-East and the entire South would be able to win the 2023 presidential election as the opposition party.  In a published interview yesterday, Dokpesi said if his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), decides to zone the presidency to the South, it will be fair for the ticket to be given to the South-East. The PDP chieftain said whoever emerges president needs to compensate the people of the South-East,…

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2023 Presidency: Igbo cannot be trusted as President – APC Chieftain, Igbokwe

In the wake of the 2023 presidential zoning and where the next president of Nigeria should come from, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), Joe Igbokwe, has said that Igbo candidates cannot be trusted as the next president of the country. Igbokwe, who stated this yesterday in an interview programme, said that nobody is going to vote for people who would use the same position to divide Nigeria. Igbokwe, who acknowledged that the South-East geo-political zone has indeed suffered “injustices” in the country, adding that in “everything…

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2023 presidency: “Governors have turned Nigeria into Turn-by-Turn Plc” – TUC 

A former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele, has urged State  Governors to concentrate more on the best Nigerian to contest and emerge as the President of the country rather than the zone or region that the candidate comes from. Esele, who aired his opinion in an interview with newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Wednesday, was speaking on the recent agitations by State governors and other politicians over the zoning of the president of the country. Esele said that the actions and concerns of…

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2023: Zoning PDP’s presidential ticket to South ‘impossible’ – Sule Lamido

The former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said it is not possible for the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to zone its presidential ticket to the South in the coming 2023 presidential election. Lamido stated this in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC), Hausa service, yesterday. According to the PDP chieftain, it would not be possible because of the personal interest of some few individuals in the party. This followed the decision of the PDP Zonal Committee, chaired by Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to position…

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Presidential election: Northern Coalition warns PDP, APC, others against zoning 

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has warned the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), and other parties to desist from zoning ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Presenting the group’s stand, Suleiman said, “Since democracy everywhere is a game of numbers, under no circumstance will the North succumb to intimidation, blackmail or threat from any quarter to abandon its collective franchise by not seeking the presidency in 2023 or any time in the future. “That the northern population which is in the clear…

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2023: Atiku support group kicks against zoning PDP 

The zoning of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship position to the North did not down well with Atiku Support Organisation. It called on the zoning committee to reverse the decision or thrown the 2023 PDP presidential race open. According to a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr. El Mo Victor, in Makurdi, Benue State, “The recent submissions of the PDP Zoning Committee headed by the Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, recommending the zoning of the national chairmanship position of the party to the North negates, in all fairness,…

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2023: ‘Why Goodluck Jonathan can never be President under our party’ – APC

The All Progressives Congress, (APC), Oyo State Chapter’s Elders Advisory Council, has revealed why former President Goodluck Jonathan cannot become Nigeria’s president on the platform of the ruling party come 2023. The former Oyo State governor and Chairman of APC Elders Council in the State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, who stated this during a radio interview in Ibadan, the state capital, at the weekend,  said the ruling party has people already lined up to become president in 2023. Alao-Akala, however, said Jonathan was free to join the APC, but should dismiss the notion…

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Powershift: “Hold your fire; no governor elected to divide Nigeria”, Ganduje cautions fellow governors

Amidst the controversy generated by governors of the North and Southern regions over power shift, Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday cautioned his colleagues not to divide Nigeria on a subject that was purely in the Exclusive List of political parties. The governor, in a speech to mark Nigeria@61, said he believes that Nigeria is a united and indivisible country and that our Constitution has even taken care of that. Ganduje explained that “I don’t see secession as the way out of the current challenges afflicting the nation.…

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2023: Northern Govs not opposed to power shift – El-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has clarified that the Northern States Governors’ Forum did not oppose the presidency going to the South in 2023, rather it is against the language used in the resolution of the Southern Governors on the issue of power shift. According to the governor, northern governors were alarmed that their southern counterparts will use the word ‘must’ in their agitation for power-shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023. El-Rufa’i stated that the word ‘’must’’ is at variance with democracy which is…

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