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Sylva’s men win key positions as APC conducts state congress in Bayelsa
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Sylva’s men win key positions as APC conducts state congress in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has conducted a peaceful state congress to elect its 36 State Executive Committee (SEC), members, with Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerging state Chairman of the party. Barr. Otiotio was elected alongside 35 others at the Congress on Saturday at the party Secretariat in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. DAILY POST gathered that other key positions such as the deputy Chairman, state Secretary, Youth Leader, Publicity among others were all filled by core loyalists of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. But the faction of the party led by former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, boycotted the exercise,...
I am standing before you hale and hearty. I thank God – Tinubu says as Lagos state govt throws welcome-back party for him
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I am standing before you hale and hearty. I thank God – Tinubu says as Lagos state govt throws welcome-back party for him

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life after undergoing knee surgery in the UK. Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday, October 8. On Sunday, October 10, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted a welcome back reception in honor of the former governor of the state. Speaking at the reception held at the State House, Marina, the former governor said God is the giver of life and that He is the only one who can take it. “I am a little emotional but I am happy. God is the giver of life and he is the only one who can take it. If I have granted you life and the privilege and you live this life, I am the only one who can take it from you if you don’t use it in the way and manne...
A good name is better than riches, a thief is never ashamed – Precious Chikwendu drops shade post after estranged husband, FFK joined APC
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A good name is better than riches, a thief is never ashamed – Precious Chikwendu drops shade post after estranged husband, FFK joined APC

Precious Chikwendu has dropped a shade post after her estranged husband and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode joined the All Progressives Congress. Chikwendu who recalled the advice she was given by her father, said he told her that a "good name is better than riches." She also disclosed that her father told her "a thief is never ashamed because his actions is always against his kinsmen".
Enugu APC crisis: Police arrest State Chairman, Ben Nwoye
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Enugu APC crisis: Police arrest State Chairman, Ben Nwoye

The Enugu State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Ben Nwoye was on Tuesday arrested by the police. DAILY POST learnt that the chairman was arrested over an alleged petition by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani. The party’s crisis took another dimension after the ward congress of the party in the State, with parallel exercise conducted in the 260 wards. The development was replicated in the last Saturday local government congress. It was gathered that 20 policemen stormed the secretariat of the party in the State shortly after Nwoye held the swearing-in of the 17 local government council chairmen and arrested him.
Congress should not be battleground – Osun APC adopts consensus
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Congress should not be battleground – Osun APC adopts consensus

Governor Gboyega Oyetola has said that stakeholders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have adopted consensus for the local government party congress in the state. Recall that the APC, according to the timetable released, will have its local government congress across the nation on Saturday. According to the governor, Congress is to pick officers of the party which should not be a battleground. He assured the party members of adequate security in the state during the congress and urged them to shun violence. “As all the speakers have said, we have adopted consensus in our party for the local government Congress. Congress is to pick officers of the party for wards, local, state and national. It should nor be a battleground. We are the most peaceful state and I didn...
Yobe APC fixes first week of September for LGs Congress
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Yobe APC fixes first week of September for LGs Congress

All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed the first week of September 2021 for the conduct of local governments’ congress This was disclosed at the State Working Committee (SWC) held on Tuesday, where a review of the last wards’ congress was made with members of the committee adjudging the exercise to be rancour-free throughout the 178 political wards of the state. Presided over by the State Deputy Governor, Idi Barde Gubana, who doubles as the Chairman State Working Committee, the meeting was held to map out strategies with a view to conducting credible, transparent and participatory APC congresses at the local governments, state as well as national levels. Gubana commanded the stakeholders for the peaceful wards’ congress in Yobe state, stressing that the congress at wards l...
Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP
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Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “providing cover for corrupt officials”. The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, where the former Rivers State governor said anyone stealing public funds under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so “quietly”. Read HERE PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has reacted to Amaechi's comments. Speaking on Monday, August 30, he said the “confession” by Amaechi vindicates the opposition party’s allegations of corruption in the APC. “The confession by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vi...
2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose
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2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, and National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., on Friday claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has concluded plans to extend the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. He said the party wants to achieve this through the cabals, which according to him, has zeroed down on Osinbajo/Malami ticket tentatively. The senior lawyer further claimed that the National leader of the party, Bola Asiwaju Tinubu has been rejected on two grounds. He warned that Nigerians must beware of this dastardly plan and stand against it, adding that Osinbajo government will further worsen the economic and political situation of this country. “Giving him [Tinubu] the ...
No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun
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No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has stated that there is no other political party in the State aside from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Abiodun bragged that he had succeeded in making Ogun a one-party State; a development, he said, has never happened before. The Governor said this on Wednesday when he led the APC campaign train to Ifo Local Government Area ahead of the July 24 local government elections. Addressing APC supporters, the excited Gov Abiodun explained that he could not feel the presence of any other political party in the state, even as the local government elections draw closer. He said his tour to Imeko-Afon, Yewa North, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu East and Ado-Odo/Ota local governments had made him realise the non-existence of any other political parti...
APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists
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APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists

Eleven members of All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed have been suspended following the decision of the caretaker committee The 11 members had dragged the party and the state chairman Abdullahi Abubakar to court. The approval of the suspension was contained in a letter by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe, to Abubakar. The letter read in part: “the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee ratifies the decision of the Kwara State Caretaker Committee and upholds suspension of the following Party members: “Joseph Tsado, Bamidele Ogunbayo, Issa Fulani, Imam Abdulkadir, Morufu Olaniyi Yusuf, Saludeen Lukman, Kerebu Fatai, Bola Ajani, Nur...
PDP Governors are defecting to APC to avoid prosecution – Benue Governor Ortom
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PDP Governors are defecting to APC to avoid prosecution – Benue Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortoms alleged that governors of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) defecting to the All Progressives Congress(APC) are doing so to avoid prosecution from the Federal Government after mismanaging public trust and resources. On why PDP governors are defecting to APC, Ortom told Sunnewsonline;   "You know in politics as defined by one of our greatest philosophers in our time, that politics is a game of interest; no permanent enemy, no permanent friend. People are free to defect to any political party for whatever reason that they find expedient." " I was in PDP when things did not go down well with me, I defected to APC and I won election in 2015 and several other people were carried on my back as a result of my defecting to APC and they won." ...
You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC
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You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has welcomed Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to the ruling party. Oshiomhole, in a letter personally signed and made available to journalists in Benin on Saturday, said it was with great pleasure, relief and deep sense of personal satisfaction that he welcomed Matawalle to the APC. According to Oshiomhole, “It takes a man of courage, conscience, principles and honour to make the long-awaited move, which not many politicians in our clime would have the audacity to undertake.’’ The former Edo governor said that he was absolutely confident that all APC stakeholders in Zamfara would welcome Matawalle with open arms and accord the governor the well-earned respect that he richly deserved....
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
Imo, Uzodinma Under Attack By Enemies – APC
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Imo, Uzodinma Under Attack By Enemies – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that enemies of Imo attacked the residence of Governor Hope Uzodimma and other public facilities. The party, in a statement on Monday, condemned the target on security personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra and Rivers States. John Akpan Udoedehe, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, commiserated with agencies and families over the loss of law enforcement officers. Udoedehe said breaking into the Governor’s residence was an attack on democracy and constituted authority. The scribe said the party was in shock over the ugly turn of events after learning there were fatalities with others injured and maimed during the attack. He vowed that the party and security services will not allow persons and inte...
‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)
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‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)

The Presidency on Tuesday criticised calls for secession noting that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be bullied. Addressing journalists during a media parley at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, presidential spokesman Mr Garba Shehu said those advocating for secession are the problem of the country. He said that although the Federal Government is working to address challenges being faced in the country, those calling for secession and national conference are unelectable people who do not care for the nation’s democracy. “One thing with this president is, you can’t intimidate Buhari, you can’t bully him,” he said. “A lot of these people who are calling for secession, they are the problem of this country. And I am happy that reasonable opinions, voi...
2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode
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2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has hinted on the impact of the purported presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the agitation for Oduduwa Republic. Fani-Kayode stressed that Tinubu’s presidency would not stop the agitation for Oduduwa Republic.He maintained that Tinubu’s presidency would help actualise Oduduwa Republic. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: “The agitation for Oduduwa Republic cannot be deterred or dissuaded by a Tinubu Presidency. “As a matter of fact a Tinubu Presidency will only further strengthen the resolve of the separatists.This is because no-one is more hated by the Yoruba nationalists than Bola Ahmed Tinubu.” Tinubu has been so much linked to 2023 presidential ambition.But despite...
2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello
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2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied reports that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a zoning arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election. There have been growing calls for the APC to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southern part of Nigeria. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had said that the southern region of the country should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023. The governor joined his Kaduna counterpart, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and other prominent northern politicians who had made similar calls in recent days. But speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello said anyone from any zone was free to contest for presidency in 2023, as there was no zoning arrangement in the APC. He said:...
Wike Criticizes APC Membership Registration, Revalidation Exercise
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Wike Criticizes APC Membership Registration, Revalidation Exercise

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has criticized the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Recall the All Progressives Congress, APC began its membership registration and revalidation exercise last month, the party also claimed to be targeting over a hundred million (100, 000 000) members. Wike said this when he received former APC stalwart in Emuoha Local Government Area, Azundah Nkomadu into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the commissioning of the 16.85km Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo Road crossing Emuoha and Ikwerre LGAs of Rivers State. The Governor said All Progressives Congress, APC lack the moral right to embark on membership drives across the country, especially in Rivers State where the impact of the...
Salihu Tanko Yakasai Not In Our Custody – DSS Denies Arrest Claims
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Salihu Tanko Yakasai Not In Our Custody – DSS Denies Arrest Claims

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting the Media Aide to Governor Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over his comments against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, had called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. A report then emerged on Saturday that he has been arrested. But the DSS State Director, Muhammad Alhassan told DAILY POST that, “we have not arrested or even invited Salihu, don’t forget he is our friend, sometimes, he advises us on issues of critical Security situations in Kano”. Tanko had on Friday through his Twitter page, while reacting to the abduction of students at Government Girls’ Secon...
Killers Have Joined APC, We Won’t Relate With Them – Aregbesola
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Killers Have Joined APC, We Won’t Relate With Them – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, says killers have been admitted to the All Progressives Congress. He, however, did not mention any alleged killers. Aregbesola, who is the immediate past governor of Osun State, spoke at his Ifofin, Ward 8, Ilesa East Local Government Area, on Friday after he revalidated his APC membership. He said all manner of people could join the party, but advised that when the time comes for members to work together, people of shady character should be avoided. Sources close to the former governor said the relationship between him and his successor, Adegboyega Oyetola had degenerated following the defection of some prominent people into the party in the state. Sunday PUNCH learnt that Aregbesola’s camp was displeased with the defect...
Lai Mohammed Used FG’s Handle To Tweet On APC Crisis, Got Blasted
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Lai Mohammed Used FG’s Handle To Tweet On APC Crisis, Got Blasted

Some Nigerians on social media have berated the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, for using the verified Twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to discuss the controversies surrounding the ongoing membership registration of the All Progressives Congress. The minister had used the official Twitter handle of the federal ministry to state his position on the party’s registration on Monday. In a thread, the minister demanded that the party’s registration should be cancelled in Kwara State, where he hails from. The PUNCH had reported that there is a leadership crisis in Kwara APC, with Lai Mohammad leading one of the factions against the governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. Reacting to the tweet, some Nigerians accused Lai Mohammed of ridiculing the ...
Goodluck Jonathan Denies His Reported Defection To APC
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Goodluck Jonathan Denies His Reported Defection To APC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted reports of his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Jonathan said he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Speaking at the supreme court victory/ thanksgiving service of the Bayelsa State governor, the former president described PDP “as a friend that carries people along.” According to Jonathan: “PDP has been a very friendly party, I am a member of PDP and I know from the beginning till today, it has been a very friendly party, PDP is a party that carries everybody along and we should extend that to Bayelsa State. Jonathan has been linked with a possible move to the APC after he played host to some chieftains of the ruling party. The former president was linked with the APC 2023 presidential ticke...
“Stay In Your Lane, Sir” – Bashir Ahmad To Femi Fani-Kayode
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“Stay In Your Lane, Sir” – Bashir Ahmad To Femi Fani-Kayode

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has refuted reports that he has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation I have not left the PDP. Femi Fani-Kayode The Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad also replied him via Twitter... Please stay in your lane, sir. Bashir Ahmad It was reported earlier this week, that Fani-Kayode was making surreptitious moves to return to the APC after meeting with the Chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Gov. Mai Mala Buni and Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello at a Guest House in Abuja. It can be recalled that Governor Yahaya Bello some hours ago, confirmed that "FFK" as he is fondly ...
Why Tinubu Is Afraid – Emmanuel Aziken
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Why Tinubu Is Afraid – Emmanuel Aziken

After dithering procrastination the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has pledged to commence the planned validation and registration of party members next week. Ever since the plan was first revealed last year it has remained a source of acrimony among party members struggling over the soul of the party. The struggle first consumed Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who was shoved out as national chairman last year. Reflective of the viciousness in the struggle, those against Oshiomhole and his group ensured that the party’s candidate in the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost in the Edo State governorship election. Ize-Iyamu, who by many accounts ‘won the 2016’ contest despite being in the opposition at the time was soundly...
Fresh Political Realignment Emerges As Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement
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Fresh Political Realignment Emerges As Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement

A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the legacy parties that coalesced to form the ruling party, have formed a new political association, New Nigeria Movement. They hinged their decision on the ruling party’s deviation from its foundational plans. This comes as the Chairman of Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has warned that the party will deal with anyone or group that attempts to hijack the membership/revalidation of the party. The CPC, along with the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2009, and factions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)...
2023: Why We Are Forming New Political Movement – Okorocha
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2023: Why We Are Forming New Political Movement – Okorocha

The agitation for the 2023 Presidency thickened on Monday with a former governor of Imo State , Rochas Okorocha, announcing the plan to form a new political movement in Nigeria. Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said himself and other progressive- minded politicians were perfecting the plan as a result of the silent agitations and complaints across the country against the current state of the nation. According to him , from the body language of the Nigerians, it was obvious that they were not satisfied with what was on ground in Nigeria. The Senator, who is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress , unfolded the plans in an interview with journalists in Abuja . The PUNCH reported that Okorocha, while commissioning projects i...
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, closed the forgery case it instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, after it called a total of six witnesses and tendered 17 Exhibits. Lead counsel to the APC, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, announced decision of the party to rest its case, shortly after the court discharged the sixth witness, PW-6, Dr. Mikano Asekome, who is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Benson Idahosa University, Benin city, Edo state. The PW-6 told the court that he was on December 23, 2020, summoned to appear as witness in the matter. The witness went ahead and tendered in evidence, the original copy of his certificate in Agricultural-Economics, which the University of Ibadan awarded to him on July 31, 1978. Under cro...
‘I spend three days in a month in Yobe’ — Governor Mai Mala Buni, replies critics who accused him of abandoning state
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‘I spend three days in a month in Yobe’ — Governor Mai Mala Buni, replies critics who accused him of abandoning state

Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe, says he spends at least three days in a month in the state. Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the governor said he carries out his duties effectively even when he is not in the state. Buni was reacting to criticism that he has been largely absent from the state since he took over as the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He added that his duty in the ruling party is not hindering his efforts to discharge his responsibilities. “On the issue of staying, there is no way I can spend a month without spending three or four days in Yobe state. And then even if I return to Yobe, I won’t advertise or make it public that today I will be in Yobe and tomorrow I will be leaving,” the governor said. “Wait, Let me land, list...
I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi
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I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim and some National Assembly members from the state.   Speaking at an APC stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, Umahi said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see President Buhari over the defection plan without carrying him along.   The Governor who revealed that the only grievance of the NASS members and other leaders was that he joined APC before them, added that the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.   He said;   “They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficul...
APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta
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APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta

There is no end in sight to the fresh leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) as party chieftains remained divided at the weekend over the court case initiated by former national vice-chairman (South-South) of the party, Honorable Hilliard Etagboeta. Etagboeta has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by Yobe State governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni. The Buni committee is a creation of a statutory organ of the party, the National Executive Committee, which dissolved the APC National Working Committee, led by its immediate past national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at an emergency meeting held last June at the Presidential Villa. The claim to the off...
“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO
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“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained why he and his team were absent at the hearing of his suit filed against the founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. Adamu Garba said that his lawyers received the notice for the hearing late hence why they requested for an adjournment. Recall that Tope Akinyode, a Nigerian rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging the criminal complaint administered by former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba against CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said Garba and his lawyer’s failed to show up for hearing at the Federal High Court on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Speaking on his decision to not appear, Garba took to his Twitter account to reveal the reasons, while also stating that his team ...
APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting
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APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has attacked the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi over his absence at the Southsouth stakeholders’ meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation. The Igo Aguma-led party said that the minister was at the Port Harcourt airport to receive the Presidential delegation, escorted them to the Government House, and disappeared. The Federal Government held a meeting in the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. The absence of Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, drew the ire of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, saying the Transportation Minister cannot justify his absence, which it described as “unfortunate.” According to a statement by Livingston Wechie, the media advi...
We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens
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We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens

THE National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has threatened Nigerians that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country. Speaking yesterday at the National Assembly when he met with the Senate Caucus of the APC at Senate Hearing Room 1, Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has also boasted that the party will remain the country’s leading political party. The Chairman said, “In fact, I want to assure you all that APC will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of our great country, and by the grace of G...
Ohanaeze Backs Umahi On Defection, Says PDP Has Been Unkind To Ndigbo
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Ohanaeze Backs Umahi On Defection, Says PDP Has Been Unkind To Ndigbo

The pan-Igbo socio-cultural and political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has declared support for moves by the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress. Umahi reportedly told PDP leaders at a meeting, in Abuja, on Tuesday, that he was leaving the party because of its refusal to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the South East. Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chief Chuks Ibegbu, described Umahi’s planned move as “legitimate.” Ibegbu said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent, in Enugu, on Wednesday. He said, PDP will be unkind not to zone the 2023 presidency to the South East that has suffered a lot for it.” In a related development, Umahi’s planned move to join the AP...
2023: Ohanaeze Youths Urge South-East Governors To Join APC
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2023: Ohanaeze Youths Urge South-East Governors To Join APC

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has urged governors of the South-East to join the ruling All Progressives Congress. The group said it was apparent that the Peoples Democratic Party did not have the region’s best interests at heart, and as such, there was no need for leaders of the zone to continue to work with the main opposition party. The zonal Secretary General of the group, Mr. Nnabuike Okwu, said this after a virtual meeting with leaders and other critical stakeholders of the region, on Monday. This call came barely 48 hours after speculations that the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, had concluded plans to dump the PDP and take up membership of the APC. Okwu said “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, after their consultative virtual meeting, with Igbo leader...
I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole
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I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole says he will be in Ondo State for Saturday’s governorship poll. He predicted that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would win the election. According to Oshiomhole, Edo election had come and gone, but that Ondo poll was more important to the APC right now. He said by the special grace of God, Akeredolu would win the election come Saturday. Oshiomhole tweeted: “On Saturday, I will be in Ondo for #Aketi. Edo election has come and gone but Ondo is more important to us now. Akeredolu is winning! “I am sure that by the special grace of God, the Ondo Governor Akeredolu, will win come Saturday. “He did well and electorate are more sophisticated now so we have no fear about that. So nothing to worry about at a...
Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office
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Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday dismissed reports that he is “secretly” opening a presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja. Tinubu, who denied making such a move, stressed that he was currently focused on helping President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his mandates. A popular news platform, not DAILY POST, had reported that the APC National Leader, “quietly” opened his campaign Headquarters in the Maitama area of Abuja, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The report claimed that a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke was a key coordinator of the campaign office. However, Tinubu, who spoke through his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman urged his supporters to join him in supporting Buhari’s administration. Rahma...
PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP
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PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dr. Sampson Parker, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Dr.Parker, former Commissioner of Health in the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi administration, led over 2,000 of his supporters from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Okochiri in Okrika Local Government Area on Sunday. Excited by his return to the PDP, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike while speaking at the event announced the award of the second phase of Okochiri Internal Roads in Okrika Local Government Area for the people of Krikese Kingdom. A statement from Information Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim on Sunday added that Gov.Wike also announced the award of the reclamation of 25 hectares of ...
APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair
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APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair

The governing All Progressives Congress on Monday, conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election. Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki over his victory. Buni said, “Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party. “We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcom...
Tinubu Has Sold His Integrity On The Altar Of Politics – Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF)
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Tinubu Has Sold His Integrity On The Altar Of Politics – Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF)

Following his statement on Edo governorship election, a pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF) has condemned the national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed for selling his integrity on the altar of politics. The Group in a press statement by its President- General, Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa said that Tinubu’s statement on Edo’s governorship election was unfortunate and one that has shown Tinubu for who he truly is. “How can somebody who claimed to have fought for Nigeria’s democracy be so careless with his utterances. It would be recalled that Tinubu accused Obaseki of being a dictator in Edo, noting that the governor also lacked the rule of law and respect for the people of the state. He said: “I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki ...
Oshiomhole, Ganduje, Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai On US Visa Ban List
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Oshiomhole, Ganduje, Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai On US Visa Ban List

A former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is among top Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government on Monday, SaharaRepoters has learnt. Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, are also among those affected by the latest US sanction, it was gathered. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna on the other hand had his own visa ban extended. He has been banned from entering the US since 2010 over a graft case. According to US officials, more Nigerian politicians may be included on the visa ban list after the Edo governorship election if they are involved in electoral malpractice. He has been banned from entering the US since 2010 over a graft case. Acco...
Why Buhari Set Up Osinbajo-led Executive, Legislature Committee – APC
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Why Buhari Set Up Osinbajo-led Executive, Legislature Committee – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken on President Muhammadu Buhari’s constitution of the Executive/Legislative/All Progressives Congress (APC) Consultative Committee. The team was inaugurated on Monday at the State House, Abuja. APC said the development was to ensure good governance and accelerate the implementation of the Next Level agenda. The ruling party expressed confidence that the team would help speed up work on the nine priority areas Buhari announced last week. APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, in a statement noted that all hands are now on deck to ensure the government’s success. He said administration was keen on improving security, education, health care, the economy, job creation, social inclusion, infrastructure, among others. Nabena noted that the ...
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President Buhari Meets Adams Oshiomole In Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari met with sacked National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. MCI learnt that Oshiomhole, who wore his trademark brown safari suit, arrived the Villa at about 2:50pm. We recall that the National Executive Committee of the APC had on June 25 dissolved the Oshomhole-led National Working Committee of the party.
Edo 2020: Obaseki Resigns From APC
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Edo 2020: Obaseki Resigns From APC

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has formally resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor announced this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
University of Ibadan Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate
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University of Ibadan Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate

The management of the University of Ibadan has confirmed that Governor Godwin Obaseki graduated from the institution. Recall that the certificate presented by the Edo state governor who has been enmeshed in a faceoff with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has been a subject of controversy and lawsuit. The former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole had recently expressed doubt over the authenticity of Obaseki’s UI certificat However the university in a statement issued by its Registrar Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, confirmed that Obaseki graduated with a second class honours, lower division. The statement read in part; “Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State graduated from the University of Ibadan where he studied Classic...
Five Years Of Buhari Is A Waste – Uche Secondus
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Five Years Of Buhari Is A Waste – Uche Secondus

PDP National chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has described the five years’ administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as a waste and a road ought not to be taken. Prince Secondus stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday. Titled “Five years of Buhari- The Road that should not have been followed,” the PDP boss argued that “in the last five years, all negative indexes in our socio-political and economic life as a nation were activated.” “Today, Friday May 29, 2020, marks the fifth year of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. “It has been five years of anguish for Nigerians that all negative indexes in our socio-political and economic life as a natio...
APC Fixes Dates For Edo, Ondo Guber Primaries As INEC Sticks To Timetable
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APC Fixes Dates For Edo, Ondo Guber Primaries As INEC Sticks To Timetable

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced Monday, June 22 and Monday, July 20 for its governorship primary elections in Edo and Ondo states. This came as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it would stick to its timetable and schedule of activities regarding the elections in both states. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye in a statement on Tuesday night said the commission had met earlier in the day and deliberated on a wide range of issues including the conduct of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, as well as the nine outstanding bye-elections in different parts of the country. He said; “The Commission deliberated extensively on a Policy Framework that will guide its oper...
Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde
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Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde

Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday advised Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to focus on the challenge of governing his state, instead of day-dreaming about how the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can win elections in Lagos in 2023. The party said, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, that the Oyo State governor did not speak on his future permutation for Lagos PDP from a vantage point of experience. The statement reads: “My candid advice to Governor Makinde is this Igbo proverb that ‘those whose palm kernels were broken for them by some benevolent spirit should learn to be humble’. “His Excellency is apparently still excited that he managed to attain his dream office after series of electoral defeats. He needs not forget tha...
It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau – Buhari
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It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would been disastrous for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, if it had lost the politically strategic states, of Kano and Plateau at the Supreme Court. President Buhari stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State. The President felicitated with APC National Executive Council, National Working Committee and all members for the loyalty and consistency that translated into many victories, particularly the politically strategic states, Kano and Plateau, after tough legal challenges. Buhari said: “I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors. A...
A Youth Will Be President – Buhari
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A Youth Will Be President – Buhari

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the youths that they will be in charge of leadership of Nigeria. Speaking when he hosted youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the six geo-political zones, Buhari said the change will take place whether the older generation of leaders like it or not. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as asking the youth to prepare for when they will be saddled with the responsibility of presiding over the affairs of Africa’s giant and most populous black nation. He also advised the younger generation to keep a broader view of the country as one entity, and “continuously de-emphasize ethnic and religious backgrounds in nation-building”. “With all certainty, someday you will have to take up the mantle of lead...

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