2023: APC announces Lalong as Tinubu’s campaign DG

… As Dino Melaye, Bwala picked as Atiku’s campaign spokespersons  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Governor of Plateau State governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, (NGF), Simon Lalong, as the Director-General of its Presidential Campaign Council. The APC Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondents yesterday shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adamu also announced Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, as the interim spokesman, and a columnist with the LEADERSHIP newspaper, Hannatu Musawa as the…

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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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2023: “Atiku a desperate liar, ill-prepared for president” — Tinubu alleges

…Says former VP “demeans himself, a desperado” The All Progressives Congress, (APC), presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has accused his counterpart from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, of lying over his comment on the Muslim-Muslim ticket. Tinubu was reacting during an interview on a television programme aired on Friday, in which the Wazirin Adamawa addressed a lot of issues, including a claim that he fell out with Tinubu in 2007 because he (Atiku) was opposed to a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket. Tinubu said Atiku asked him to be his…

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2023 Election: Atiku comes under fire for saying 90% of northerners are not on social media

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has come under fire from Nigerians for saying 90% of northerners are not on social media. The former vice president of Nigeria made the statement during a pre-recorded interview on a television programme yesterday. He stated that this development would limit the chances of the Labour Party (LP) and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to win the 2023 presidential election. “So, it is very difficult to expect a miracle to happen, simply because Peter Obi is in the Labour Party.…

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‘Commercialisation of NNPC doesn’t go far enough’ – Atiku Abubakar

Former vice-president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has stated that the commercialisation of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd. by the Federal Government is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t go far enough. Reacting to the official unveiling of the NNPC Ltd. in a tweet yesterday, the PDP presidential candidate noted that though the move was a step in the right direction, it is still far from what he envisaged when he promised to privatise the corporation. Atiku recalled that the…

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Atiku congratulates Osun governor-elect, Adeleke

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the Osun polls. His congratulatory message was posted on his verified Twitter account. Recall that Sen. Adeleke was announced the winner of the Osun State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday. Atiku wrote; “Light has come to Osun. Congratulations, Sen. @AAdeleke_01, on a well-fought victory. Also, hearty congratulations to the @OfficialPDPNig family, and all stakeholders who came together to make this possible”. “Most importantly, congratulations to…

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2023: Atiku slams Tinubu, APC over Muslim-Muslim ticket

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the choice of Muslim running mate of the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 general elections. Recall that on Sunday, the former Lagos State governor announced the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as his vice-presidential candidate, which translates to a Muslim-Muslim ticket. This was against calls from some Nigerians for political parties not to field a ticket with both candidates of the same religion. Reacting…

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‘Obasanjo wrong to attack Atiku’ – Sule Lamido

…Says he was an unknown prisoner when Waziri formed PDP Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was wrong to publicly criticise his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, says former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido. He said Abubakar was a major contributor to the platform upon which Obasanjo ran for office in 1999. Obasanjo and Abubakar were elected as president and vice-president respectively on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but they endured a fractured relationship that has yet to heal since their reign. “Obasanjo is a senior man, somebody who is…

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PDP in disarray, as crisis over Atiku’s selection of Okowa worsens

The crisis over the emergence of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues to fester as things appear to be falling apart for the opposition party. Recall that earlier in June, the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar picked Okowa as his running mate against the recommendation of the committee set up to recommend a vice-presidential candidate for him. The committee, according to multiple reports, recommended Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, as Atiku’s running mate; however, the former Vice-President decided to…

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