2023 Presidency: “I’m not Tinubu’s campaign D-G” – el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has said he has not been appointed the Director-General (D-G) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The governor, during a live media chat on Wednesday night, in Kaduna, also denied being appointed as the D-G of the APC presidential campaign. The governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a tweet stated that there is no truth in the reports.  “Malam Nasir @elrufai has disclaimed reports of his appointment as DG of the APC Presidential…

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2023 Presidency: Kwankwaso’s NNPP demands Atiku, Tinubu’s disqualification

The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has called on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 election. The Kaduna State Chairman of the NNPP, Sani Litti, made the call while addressing newsmen on Monday. He asked INEC to disqualify Tinubu and Atiku on the grounds of alleged financial crimes during their respective presidential primaries. Litti called for the arrest of the Asiwaju and Atiku by the…

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2023 Presidency: Ortom finally declares support for Atiku after criticising PDP publicly

Governor Samuel Ortom, of Benue State, has finally declared his support for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This comes following the suspicion that the governor might dump the PDP due to his recent criticisms of the party. Recall that in June, Ortom called out the leadership of the opposition party for allegedly betraying Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State. Wike, who lost the PDP presidential primaries to Atiku Abubakar in May, was reportedly angry about what played out during the conduct of the primary…

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‘Wike will be Nigeria’s president after Atiku’ – Sule Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said that the governor of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, is the the “natural heir” to the presidential seat after Atiku Abubakar, the Party’s candidate in the forthcoming 2023 election. Lamido, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described the governor as an asset to the PDP and a leader, who he said has ascribed his name in glory, given his performance as the chief executive of the oil-rich State. He blamed unnamed persons close to the governor for fuelling issues…

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2023: Igbo presidency: “We’ll support Peter Obi; Okowa not from S’East” – Ohanaeze youth leader

The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has said that it will support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi as the most competent and credible contestant to become the next Nigerian president come 2023. The group’s Acting Youth Leader, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, said this in a published interview, yesterday. The organisation said that it will support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as the most competent and credible contestant to become the next Nigerian president, come 2023. The group also revealed that its support…

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2023 Presidency: “Neither Atiku nor Tinubu can fix Nigeria” – Ango Abdullahi

The Convener of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof Ango Abdullahi, has said that neither the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, nor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), can fix Nigeria’s challenges. In an interview the elder statesman granted yesterday, Abdullahi said Nigeria will be in chaos if either Tinubu or Atiku emerges president, adding that the duo have nothing to offer the country. According to him, the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and that of the New…

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2023: “I’m still searching for my running mate – Tinubu

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday said he is still searching for his running mate. The Asiwaju stated this in Abuja, while delivering his keynote address at the 60th birthday celebration of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. The ex-Lagos Governor also heaped praises on the Speaker for his contributions to his political ambition of becoming Nigeria’s President and democracy, while extolling the virtues of his Deputy, Hon. Idris Wase, for being a dependable…

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2023: SERAP asks Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, others to publish assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to presidential candidates ahead of the February 2023 presidential election, urging them to urgently publish details of their assets and liabilities, and to publicly commit to rejecting vote-buying and electoral bribery before and during the elections. SERAP said: “While there is no constitutional requirement for presidential candidates to publish their assets and liabilities before elections, doing so would show that they can stand up for transparency in assets declaration by public officers if elected”. In the open letter,…

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‘Only a Tinubu can break cabal holding Nigeria down’ – Ex-NUPENG scribe

A former General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori, has said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the only living politician capable of breaking the cabal holding Nigeria down. Kokori, an APC elder in Delta State, while speaking with newsmen yesterday in his residence in the Ethiope-East local government area of the State, applauded Tinubu’s emergence as the party’s flagbearer for the 2023 general election, saying, “I don’t think there’s a better…

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2023 Presidency: 8 names tipped as Tinubu’s running mate

Eight names have so far emerged as likely running mates for the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential flag-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. This is coming just as the ruling party is said to be in a dilemma over who to pick as his running mate for the 2023 election. Various caucuses in the party are reportedly behind the push for eight names as likely preferred choice as running mate. No fewer than six camps in the APC in the North are reportedly backing separate…

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