2023 Southern Presidency:  Why PDP Govs. dumped Atiku, backs Tinubu’s presidential bid

There are strong indications that some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), have pledged to work for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections following the crisis rocking the opposition party in recent times. Recall that the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate and the subsequent announcement of Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the vice-presidential candidate, as well as the refusal of the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu,…

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Anxiety mounts, as President Buhari may veto Electoral Bill again

…APC, PDP governors mount pressure Stakeholders in Nigeria’s electoral system have continued to lament the continued delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in signing the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill into law. When on Thursday last week, they gathered in Abuja for a one-day Policy Dialogue, organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, (NILDS), anxiety was written on the faces of many stakeholders as they took turns to lament the continued delay by Mr. President in signing the Bill into law. The soothing words of Senior Special Adviser to…

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PDP Govs. in fresh move to zone presidential ticket to South

…May prevail on Atiku to accept BoT chairmanship Some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), have embarked on a fresh move to zone the presidential ticket of the party in the 2023 general election to the South, in line with the position of the 17 southern governors that power should shift to the region in 2023, it was learnt. Also, in a first major endorsement for power shift by a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris…

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APC, PDP Southern Governors declare support for collection of VAT by States

…Insist next president must come from South Governors from the southern part of the country have expressed their support for the collection of Value-Added Tax (VAT) by state governments. The governors stated these in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Enugu, the Enugu State capital, and signed by the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu said that the governors resolved and affirmed the position that the collection of VAT fell within the powers of State governments. The forum also charged governors to expedite action on the…

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Electronic transmission: PDP Govs’ Forum tasks NASS to set up C’ttee to harmonise Electoral Bill 

..Says legislators should be guided by national interest The PDP Governors’ Forum yesterday called on the National Assembly to immediately set up its conference committee that will harmonise the different versions of the Electoral Act Amendment Bills passed by both chambers. The forum said the committee should have a clear mandate to harken to the wishes of Nigerians and be guided by the national interest, particularly on the issue of electronic transmission of results. In a press statement, chairman of the forum and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, insisted that a…

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2023: PDP Governors reveals readiness to rescue Nigeria from APC’s misrule

The Governors of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), yesterday revealed their readiness to reposition the party to rescue Nigeria from the alleged misrule of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the 2023 general election. The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, disclosed this while briefing the media after a seven-hour meeting held by the Forum in Abuja on Wednesday evening. Speaking after the meeting, Governor Tambuwal said, “We had a robust discussion with them on how to move the party forward, bringing all…

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2023: PDP Govs. Forum urges NASS to entrench electronic transmission of results 

…Accuses Buhari, APC for converting Aso Villa to new APC HQ Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, otherwise known as PDP Governors’ Forum, (PDP-GF), yesterday called on the federal lawmakers to entrench electronic transmission of results for free, fair and credible elections in the country. The Chairman of PDP-GF and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, disclosed this in a communique issued at the end of the 11th meeting of the Forum, which was held in Bauchi. The Forum requested the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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PDP governors meet today in Bauchi on state of the nation, unemployment, Electoral Act, others

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) will today, Monday, meet in Bauchi, to examine and deliberate on the current state of the nation and their respective States. Other issues the governors will deliberate on include unemployment, the generally parlous state of the Nigerian economy, the health of Nigeria’s democracy, including the Electoral Act Amendment and Constitution Alteration Bills pending before the National Assembly. The governors, under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, in a statement by its Director-General, Hon. CID Maduabum, said that the meeting…

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PDP governors set to meet today on insecurity, 2023 election

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Governors’ Forum is expected to meet in Ibadan, Oyo State, today. The Director-General of the Forum, Cyril Maduabum, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the meeting would be presided over by the Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The governors are expected to deliberate on major national issues including the worsening insecurity in the country, economy, and the party’s preparations for the 2023 general elections. The D-G said the meeting would avail the governors the opportunity to review the current…

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