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: ‘Why Tinubu is most qualified to lead Nigeria’ – Fashola opens up

As the 2023 presidential election draws near, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has rated the presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the best man for the job. Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking during a television programme at the weekend, said Nigerians should not judge the Tinubu-Kashim/Shettima ticket based on religion, but by competence.  According to him, Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima are equipped with the experience to serve Nigerians. He noted that the Asiwaju is a…

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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: ‘Real reason I chose Shettima as my running mate’ – Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says competence, integrity and compassion are his guiding principles in selecting a running mate. Tinubu spoke at the unveiling of Shettima at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja yesterday. He said, though his choice of Kashim Shettima as running mate for the 2023 election was a tough one, he still went for him because he was the best choice. He further said Shettima’s career in politics shows that he was eminently qualified to ensure the APC’s victory in the 2023…

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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Gov. el-Rufa’i angry with Tinubu over choice of running mate – Sources

All may not be well within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s picking of Kashim Shettima, former Borno State Governor, as his running mate. According to credible sources in the APC, Governor el-Rufa’i is unhappy with the choice of Shettima over him. The sources said the party leadership is trying to manage the issue so that it would not blow open like that of the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  Recall that Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, is currently at loggerheads…

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2023 APC presidential candidate: ‘Tinubu emerged from purely democratic processes – Buhari

…Says his election a reflection of will of party members President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Daura, Katsina State, said he did not interfere in the process that led to the election of former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to respect the Party decision as well as his previous track record of competence. Buhari noted that there was no need for him to interfere in the process that brought Tinubu to the fore as the APC flag-bearer because all…

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2023: South-South clerics back Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate

The Network of Clergymen in Nigeria (NCMN), South-South zone, has backed the nomination of former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as running mate to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The group, through its Coordinator, Pastor Joseph Francis, and deputy, Apostle Odion Ebodaghe, threw their weight behind the ticket in Benin, Edo State. It described Tinubu’s aspiration to be President in 2023 as divine, which would move the nation forward. NCMN said: “That divine mandate is not complete yet until Asiwaju Tinubu enters Aso…

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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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2023 Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Tinubu’s choice, winning strategy – Gumi

The renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu’s choice of running mate was a winning strategy by the Party, adding that it has nothing to do with religion. There have been speculations that Tinubu’s decision to pick a fellow Muslim, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate for the forthcoming 2023 presidential elections. Many Party members have continued to resign their membership of the party since the announcement was made on Sunday. Gumi, while speaking to newsmen, said the Muslim-Muslim ticket…

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2023: Kwankwaso hints at backing Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has hinted at the possibility of backing the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Kwankwaso, who sources said is interested in using his platform to negotiate ahead of 2023, indicated at the weekend that he would be willing to back the APC candidate if he senses that he won’t become president in 2023. Observers have pointed out that the former Kano governor’s NNPP doesn’t have enough national spread, and merger talks with Labour…

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