2023: “I will never join PDP; not even my corpse – el-Rufa’i replies Atiku spokesman 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, has reacted to the possibility of joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). El-Rufa’i was reacting to claims by the spokesperson of PDP’s presidential campaign in 2023, David Bwala, that the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would soon dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). On his official Twitter handle, Bwala, who until recently was a member of the APC, said he is optimistic that el-Rufa’i will be in the PDP even before the 2023 elections. He also described the Kaduna Governor as…

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PDP postpones BOT, NEC meeting over fear of Ayu’s removal, Wike Atiku’s absence, others

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting over the fear of the removal of its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu and the absence of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Even though the party said it postponed its NEC meeting, earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday and Thursday, due to unforeseen circumstances, a source in the PDP camp said that the meeting cannot be held without the presidential candidate and many others. An issued statement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu reads: “This…

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2023 APC Presidential Campaigns: “My appointment as DG not to ridicule Christians, N’Central”, Says Gov. Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has stated that his appointment as the Director-General, All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council is not about religion or an attempt to ridicule Christians and the North-Central geo-political zone. Lalong’s statement is coming on the heels of different calls on him to reject the appointment. One of those who made the call is a group within the APC, christened: “North -Central APC Forum”, which described it as an insult to the region. Speaking on behalf of the Forum in Jos, Saleh Mandung Zazzaga, said…

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PDP Crisis: Ayu gives condition to step aside

As the search for peace in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has now given a condition for his resignation if the stakeholders are adamant on his exit. According to him, all members of the National Working Committee (NWC) from the South must swap their current positions with those from the North since the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is from the North. However, Ayu’s proposal has been rejected by many party leaders who fear that their candidates in the NWC…

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‘CAN’s stance on Muslim-Muslim ticket not of God’ — Bishop

Fiery cleric and National Coordinator of Integrity Ministers International Ministries, Bishop Kayode Williams, has faulted the position of the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Williams stated that there was nothing wrong in the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, picking a Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election. The cleric maintained that not all Christians were in support of the position of the leadership of CAN on the Muslim-Muslim ticket issue. Williams, in a published interview,…

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Insecurity: Killing of Northerners in South-East must stop – NEF spokesman

The spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has issued a caution against killing Northerners in the South-East region. Baba-Ahmed, who said targeting and killing Northerners in the region was dangerous, pointed out that such an action could worsen community relations in other parts of Nigeria. In a tweet, the NEF spokesman said politicians looking for votes should openly condemn such acts. He stressed that such action against Northerners must stop. Baba-Ahmed wrote: “Targeting and killing of Northerners, particularly in the South-East, should be condemned, and must stop.…

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“2023 Kaduna guber elections will be a competition of goodwill” – Sen. Hunkuyi

One of the contenders for the Kaduna State gubernatorial candidates, Senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi, of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), has stated that the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) is bound to lose the 2023 elections due to massive failure in the system. Hunkuyi, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, stressed that the APC will lose, both at the State and federal levels as a result of their national failure. The political stalwart, who represents Kaduna-North senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, pointed out that the…

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Kaduna 2023: ‘NNPP will reverse el-Rufa’i’s policies if elected’ – Hunkuyi

The 2023 governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kaduna State, Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has said he will reinstate traditional rulers sacked by the current government if he wins. Recall that the Nasir el-Rufa’i’s administration sacked 313 district heads and 4,453 village heads in June 2017, as part of the restructuring of traditional chiefdoms in the State. Part of the restructuring, according to the State government, was to reduce the burden of a bloated payroll imposed on local government councils by the continued engagement of the district…

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2023: Kaduna APC to reconcile aggrieved members

The North-West chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will reconcile all the aggrieved members ahead of the 2023 General Elections. The Vice-Chairman of the party in the zone, Dr. Salihu Lukman, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Kaduna, yesterday. Lukman said the team was in Kaduna on a fact-finding mission over the incidents that characterised the party’s primaries. “There is a need to take every step necessary to ensure that aggrieved members of the party are brought together. We want to meet with them, hear their…

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Insecurity: “My solution will be decisive and immediate”, Says Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that when he becomes president in 2023, he will face the nation’s security crisis head-on. The former Anambra State governor, who stated this during an interview on a television programme yesterday, said his solution to the problem will be “decisive and immediate”. While stressing that the nation’s security situation has been very worrisome, Obi said he feels the Federal Government should do more. Obi’s comments come a few hours after the terrorists who attacked an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March…

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