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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‘Flagbearer, NOT successor’ — Dino Melaye tackles Buhari over remark on APC presidential candidate

Former Kogi-West senator, Dino Melaye, says the use of “successor” by President Muhammadu Buhari in his address to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors is undemocratic. Recall that while speaking at a meeting with APC governors on Tuesday, Buhari said as the second-term governors have been “accorded the privilege” of choosing their successors, he would require the support of the party stakeholders in selecting the person who would succeed him. Reacting to the statement yesterday, Melaye, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the deliberate use of “successor”…

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2022 Budget laced with fake items to defraud Nigerians – Group alleges

A civil society organisation, (CSO), Anti-Corruption Network, (ACN), has raised the alarm over the proposed 2022 budget, alleging that it contains fake items running into billions of Naira, aimed at defrauding Nigerians. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, the ACN Executive Secretary, Senator Dino Melaye, described the nation’s budgeting system as a monumental national disgrace. The organisation also condemned the N228 billion budgetary provision proposed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service Commission (FIRS), describing it as a monumental fraud. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in October presented a…

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Insecurity: “Speak to us; we didn’t vote your spokesmen as President”, Melaye tells Buhari

The senator who represented Kogi-West, Dino Melaye, has asked President Buhari to address Nigerians over the state of security in the country, saying people did not vote for his media aides, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu. Recall that the referred Buhari’s media aides have been communicating to Nigerians through press releases over efforts by the Federal Government over the rising insecurity in the country. Melaye, during an interview on a television programme yesterday, said the President’s silence is of no good to the country. According to him, “President Buhari needs…

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