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We Will Bring Back PDP Members — Duke
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We Will Bring Back PDP Members — Duke

Former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke has vowed that he will woo back to the party former members of the party currently in All Progressives Congress. Duke made the vow on Monday while receiving former PDP state party Chairman, Ntufam Ekpo Okon, who defected from the PDP to the APC to contest election as the deputy governorship candidate in 2019. According to Duke, “From time to time you leave your institution and go for a sabbatical. I have had experience because I went on sabbatical too when I left the party to another party. “And today we have our colleagues who made the party tick. We are not going to rest on our oars. We have worked for this party since 1998. A strange element came and took our party. “We even allowed the strange elements to occupy seats that we the ...
EFCC: Fani-Kayode insists no regrets after joining APC
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EFCC: Fani-Kayode insists no regrets after joining APC

Femi Fani-Kayode has described himself as a proud member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, insisting that he has no regrets making the move. Fani-Kayode had few months ago dumped the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, and made what appeared a shocking move to the APC, a Party he had criticised in all its existence. Fani-Kayode was one of the public figures who took it upon themselves to criticise every move of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the APC. After he decamped to the ruling party, the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, allegedly arrested him and it came with a heavy mock by Nigerians with some people, calling him a betrayer. Many Nigerians attacked the former minister, predicting that he would end ...
I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa
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I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa

The controversy surrounding the chairmanship of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State has continued as Barr. Bitrus Zulfa of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Monday said neither himself nor the Council was a party to the suit and judgment obtained by Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He also said such judgment cannot be enforced against people who are not parties to the suit. DAILY POST recalls that Barr. Zulfa, the immediate past Commissioner for Housing in the State, was the candidate of the ruling APC in the October 9th, 2021 LGC elections that took place in the State, and was returned winner. Zulfa disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jos, the State Capital. He said, “I must state in unambiguous ter...
APC poor performance in Anambra is self-inflicted – Uche Nwosu
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APC poor performance in Anambra is self-inflicted – Uche Nwosu

Former Imo governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu has said that the ruling party's poor outing in Anambra governorship election is self-inflicted. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Nwosu said the declining fortune of the party in the Southeast is as a result of the poor reward system that undermined founding fathers and old members of the party in preference of new members. He claimed that the party structure is handed over to defectors and not those who planted and nurtured the party in the Southeast. Nwosu said; “What is happening to APC in the Southeast is a result of a poor reward system. “The party undermined those that worked so hard to plant the party in the zone and instead embraced newcomers who do not have what it takes to endear the party to the people." He insisted t...
We can’t conduct another APC congress in Oyo – Lawan
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We can’t conduct another APC congress in Oyo – Lawan

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress committee in Oyo State, Alhaji Gambo Lawan, has declared that the party will not conduct another congress in the state. Lawan made this disclosure while speaking with journalists on Tuesday. He was reacting to claim by some members of the party, that the party would conduct another congress in the state. DAILY POST recalls that the party had on Saturday held its state congress at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Oke Ado area of Ibadan. Our correspondent gathered that a former Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Ajiboye Omodewu emerged as chairman of the party during the congress. Omodewu who had promised to work with other members of the party to reclaim the state emerged alongside other executive members of the party....
Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may face hunger – Gov Okowa
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Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may face hunger – Gov Okowa

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that Nigeria is getting to the point where even the middle class may go hungry due to the prevailing food crisis. The governor said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Monday, November 1 to speak on the recently concluded PDP convention. He said Nigerians know that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will do better than the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the opposition party assumes power in 2023. “In the first instance, we are not competing with them anymore. Looking through the years of PDP and looking through these past six years plus, the difference is clear,” he said. I believe that Nigerians are able to see for themselves that the PDP came in at a time when things were really very difficult and we were able to build a foun...
Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC
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Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC

About 1, 266 members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa State. Alhaji Aminu Sani, the State APC chairman, received the decampees on Sunday in Maigatari Local Government Area. This comes weeks after he was elected as the new State’s Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. It was gathered that all the state’s executive members from ward to state Congress emerged through consensus, in accordance with the party’s constitution. Receiving the decampees in Maigatari, the party chairman said the development had clearly indicated that the party had fulfilled its promises. Represented by the party youth leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Ya’u, he said the decampees would be given equal rights as every member of the party. ...
Nigerians still trust us, we will win 2023 elections convincingly -APC
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Nigerians still trust us, we will win 2023 elections convincingly -APC

Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and the 2023 presidential polls “convincingly”. Speaking on Thursday, October 21 at the inauguration of the state congress appeal committee in Abuja, John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said all members of the APC should see disagreements “within the party as family disputes and should not seek to destroy the platform which helped them in times past” “With the huge membership strength we have recorded during the last registration and revalidation exercise, there is no doubt that Nigerians still trust us and that we will win all the upcoming elections convincingly, starting from the governorship elections in Anambra, to ...
Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy
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Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, on Monday, opened fire on the convoy Of Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, the member representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. According to a statement credited to his media office, the incident occurred along the Akure-Okenne road in Kogi State. The statement revealed that the lawmaker and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi had just left their home town, Ikirun on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday and were dropped off by his drivers at the Akure Airport in order to catch a connecting flight to Abuja while his drivers continued the journey by road to Abuja. “The two cars, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux were, however, attacked along Akure-Kogi road and the gun shots were directe...
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,...
APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test
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APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test

The Kano State Government has directed contestants seeking executive council positions in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to undergo a mandatory drug test. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday, said all interested persons should report to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state for the screening, beginning from Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to the close of nomination form sale. Garba said the decision was part of the government’s policy to rid Kano of illicit substance, insisting that no aspirant would be allowed without NDLEA certification. He warned that no contestant would be screened without undergoing the mandatory drug test ahead of the October 16 state congress of the ruling party. "Simi...
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...
Tinubu returns to Nigeria from the UK
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Tinubu returns to Nigeria from the UK

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has returned to the country after months spent in the UK for medical reasons. He arrived Nigeria on Friday night October 8 and was received by the Lagos state governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC chieftains. See more photos below
Anambra 2021: We can’t use PDP, APC logos on campaign buses because of IPOB – Lawmaker
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Anambra 2021: We can’t use PDP, APC logos on campaign buses because of IPOB – Lawmaker

Politicians in Anambra State are scared of using the logos of any of the political parties due to the fear of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a member of the House of Representatives, Obinna Chidoka has disclosed. Mr Chidoka disclosed this while contributing to a motion moved by Emeka Azubogu on Tuesday. The lawmaker said criminal elements have infiltrated the IPOB movement and are causing mayhem in the region. He said lawmakers from the southeast are now scared of going home due to fear of attacks of IPOB. He said even in the ongoing campaigns ahead of the November 6 gubernatorial election, politicians dare not put the logo of their parties on branded vehicles. “You can see that they are targeting campaign vehicles, all our cars with campaign materials, we have remo...
APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe
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APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not allow the Southeast to produce its 2023 presidential candidate. Abaribe said only his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can produce an Igbo President in 2023. In an interview on Channels Television, the PDP chieftain said the APC was not set up to manage Nigeria properly. Commenting on the possibility of an Igbo President in 2023, Abaribe said, “The man who the shoe pinches know where it hurts. The Igbos are the people in Nigeria who make conscious efforts of setting anywhere else without hurting their host. “At any point, you have never heard that they kill and maim their host so they know how to aggregate everybody’s feelings, their customs, their laws, their ...
2023: APC plotting to deceive, embarrass Jonathan with Presidential ticket – Adeyanju alleges
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2023: APC plotting to deceive, embarrass Jonathan with Presidential ticket – Adeyanju alleges

Activist, Deji Adeyanju has revealed how the All Progressives Congress party, APC, plans to embarrass former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2023. Adeyanju claimed that the APC is planning to deceive Jonathan with its presidential ticket and then embarrass him. In a series of tweets, the rights activist disclosed that APC has planned not to give Jonathan its presidential ticket after tricking him into joining them. Adeyanju urged the former president to quit partisan politics and remain a democrat for the sake of his image. “I have been reliably informed that they are plotting to embarrass Goodluck Jonathan by deceiving him to join APC. “They will never give him the presidential ticket. It’s a good strategy I must admit to sell APC by tricking GEJ to join the party. “GEJ s...
LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman
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LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman

The All progressives Congress, (APC) Appeal Committee for Yobe State local government congress has claimed that there are no petitions or complaints from the just concluded LG exercise in the state. The Chairman of the five-member committee, Musa Abba Aji made the declaration at a press briefing in Damaturu at the end of the Committee’s assignment. “Just like the ward congresses, the APC Local Governments’ Congress Appeal Committee for Yobe State after sitting for two days to receive and entertain petitions and complains that might arise from the congresses has completed its assignment without recording a single case from the 17 local government areas of the state”, he declared. The Chairman of the five-man appeal committee said his team were mandated to conduct the task by sittin...
Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi
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Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has rubbished the claim by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, that he facilitated his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umahi insisted that Fani-Kayode played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC. Fani-Kayode had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on his defection, the former minister claimed he played a role in Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State’s defection to APC. Reacting, Umahi charged Fani-Kayode to withdraw his claim. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Umahi maintained that Fani-Kayode was not aware of his defection to APC. ...
”Judas of Oduduwa”- Sheikh Gumi slams FFK over his defection to APC
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”Judas of Oduduwa”- Sheikh Gumi slams FFK over his defection to APC

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. FFK took everyone by surprise on Thursday, September 16, when joined the APC and was received by the President at the State House, Abuja. Reacting via his Facebook page, Gumi wrote; ''Judas of Oduduwa I have for long, neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor. Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history. It is him now, one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.''
You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC
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You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC

Reno Omokri has reacted to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, defecting from PDP to APC after vowing he never would. Reno Omokri wrote on Instagram: "You say you are a friend of Sunday Igboho. You called him your brother. You called Nnamdi Kanu your “friend and brother” and one of the most courageous persons you know. You see what this demon in human flesh is doing to these freedom fighters, yet you do this? It makes me suspicious. How can these two people who were close to you and who confided in you, end up in Buhari’s trap and then you join his party? This looks like 30 pieces of silver! At this point, I would very much hate to be your friend and brother."
Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC
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Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he was led by the spirit of God to defect to the ruling APC FFK was today September 16 presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to statehouse correspondents after meeting the President, FFK said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria. He mentioned that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC. The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and ...
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
Enugu APC crisis: Former Speaker, ex-governor, 39 others expelled
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Enugu APC crisis: Former Speaker, ex-governor, 39 others expelled

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State has announced the expulsion of forty-one (41) members from the party. This is following their alleged violation of the provision of the party’s constitution. Those affected include a former Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo, former military governor, Group Capt. Joe Orji, a former Deputy Governorship candidate of the party in the State, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta, Gen. J.O.J Okoloagu, a former Reps member, Chukwuemeka Ujam and several others. Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee in the State, Dr. Ben Nwoye announced this when he addressed journalists on Sunday. Nwoye said the members self-expelled themselves from the party by filing a suit in court without first exhausting the internal me...
APC Congress crisis: Group calls for fresh congress in Lapai LG, Niger State
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APC Congress crisis: Group calls for fresh congress in Lapai LG, Niger State

The coalition of Lapai youths has called for the cancellation of the just concluded APC, Local Government congress in Lapai Local Government. They also called for the conduct of a fresh election for the position of the party Chairmanship in the council. This follows various complaints of manipulations and imposition of candidates for the position of chairmanship in the just concluded local government APC congresses. The Leader of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Nuhu Muye who stated this while speaking to newsmen in Minna, alleged manipulation and imposition of candidates for the post. Muye claimed that Article 12 sub 13 of the APC constitution for the composition of Council Area Executive Committee was breached.  
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.
Those who conducted parallel congresses wasted their time – APC
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Those who conducted parallel congresses wasted their time – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared parallel Local Government Congresses conducted in some states as futile. John Akpan Udoedehe, National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) spoke on Monday. Noting that the APC setup committees that conducted the nationwide exercise, the scribe described the congresses as successful. He said the next step will be an appeal process that will allow anyone with issues to formally present their complaints. Udoedehe recalled that the party informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the schedule of APC congresses. “We wrote to INEC stating names of people to conduct the congresses and the venue. We also announced the time of the congress and informed security agencies. ...
APC LG congress chairman allegedly elopes with results in Oyo
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APC LG congress chairman allegedly elopes with results in Oyo

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government Congress Committee in Oyo State, Mr. Hilary Amodu, has allegedly absconded with the results of local government congresses. DAILY POST recalls that local government congresses of APC were held on Saturday. It was, however, gathered that Amodu had allegedly eloped with results of 29 out of the 33 local government areas in the state, though Amodu has refuted the claim. Secretary of the committee, Engineer Abdulazeez Usman and other members of the committee among whom are and Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, alleged that Amodu left Ibadan on Sunday at about 12 noon and was yet to be seen or reached on phone till this morning. The committee members noted that Amodu lef...
Results of Kwara LG congresses emerge
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Results of Kwara LG congresses emerge

Some results of the APC Kwara State local government congress elections held on Saturday have started trickling in. The results showed that those elected as chairmen through consensus arrangement include, Suleiman Tejidini (Ilorin West), Shehu Yahaya (Asa), Ambali Hakeem Jaji (Ilorin South), Lawal Habeeb (Ilorin East) and Olumide Ibitoye (Irepodun). Reports reaching DAILY POST in Ilorin from Baruten, Irepodun, Patigi, Edu, Moro, Kaiama and Offa, showed that the exercise was hitch-free as party delegates affirmed their consensus lists. Muhammed Kabir, an official of INEC, who monitored the process in Ilorin, described the exercise as peaceful. Also reacting, the state chairman, caretaker committee of the party, Abdullahi Samari, said, he was delighted that the process was peacef...
BREAKING: APC Splits Into Three Factions In Enugu
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BREAKING: APC Splits Into Three Factions In Enugu

It has been reported that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State took the turn for the worst on Saturday with the emergence of a third faction of the party. Few weeks back, there was little indication that the warring chieftains of the party had mended fences and were ready to work together. However, the peace pact crumbled during the ward congress of the party, leading to two parallel executives in most of the wards. DAILY POST reports that while the party was still contending with that, it has split further into three factions, an aftermath of the local government congress held today, Saturday. It was gathered that while one faction is loyal to the State Caretaker Committee chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, another group is with Senator Ken Nna...
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...
I have not been removed as APC chairman – Buni insists
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I have not been removed as APC chairman – Buni insists

Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the ruling of a High Court of Justice in Asaba, Delta state does not refer to him, but Delta State Chairman of the party. Buni, while reacting to the judgement on Thursday through his Spokesman, Mamman Mohammed noted the restriction of the forthcoming ward congress as imposed by the court is limited to Delta State and does not affect other states. He said Mr. Elvis Ayomanor and seven others on 19th August instituted a case against the APC and its leadership in a High Court of Justice, Asaba, Delta state, challenging the outcome of the party’s ward Congress of 31st July, 2021. “The seven applicants prayed the court to among other things issue and service the originati...
Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders
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Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the Buhari-led administration has recovered close to N1 trillion worth of stolen funds and assets, since assuming office in 2015. The claim was made in a statement released on Thursday September 2, by former National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu; member of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Barr Ismail Ahmed, Presidential Aide, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi; and Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman. Reiterating that the Buhari administration is also focused on ensuring that taxes and other debts owed the federal government were recovered in full, the APC leaders under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign added that all final forfei...
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...
PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC
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PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC

PDP leaders paid a visit to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Abuja residence on Tuesday, August 31 amid reports he plans to decamp to APC. The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi led a delegation of party leaders consisting of Daisi Akintan, former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Mrs Helen Taiwo, to visit Jonathan. The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors, Punch reports, adding that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis. According to the publication, a source privy to the meeting ...
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...
Stella Oduah dumps PDP, joins APC
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Stella Oduah dumps PDP, joins APC

Former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Stella, currently the Senator for Anambra North, was part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. The lawmaker defected on Thursday at a brief ceremony the APC held in Abuja to admit her into the fold. In attendance were the Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni. Others were Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Chairman, Progressive Governors’ Forum and Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma, among others. The Anambra APC governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba was present. Buni congratulated Oduah for joining the APC and assured her of eq...
‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC
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‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State for refusing to join Governor Bello Mohammed in the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau had refused to join Matawalle, who recently decamped from the PDP to the APC. Gusau further decried prevalent plans to impeach him despite a court order stopping such moves. He described the state assembly’s plan to proceed with the impeachment as indecorous and unlawful on Thursday. But Fani-Kayode wondered why the Deputy Governor should betray the Governor, who picked him as Deputy in the first place. “When a Governor decamps from one party to another shouldn’t his Deputy go with him? Is that not what loyalty is all about? “Against his better j...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices
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2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians come 2023. The PDP said the APC is aware that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition. He said...
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 ...
Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt. DAILY POST gathered that gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash. Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop. He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep. “They forced the gate open, shooting sporad...
PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor
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PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of Mai Mala Buni from office as Governor of Yobe state. In the lawsuit filed on August 12 by PDP's lawyer Emeka Etiaba, with Umar Damagum, PDP’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji as plaintiffs, the opposition party stated that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the APC. Maintaining that Buni violated Section 183 of the Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite holding the position of an executive governor, PDP is now seeking for an order directing Yobe chief judge or any other senior person...
I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami
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I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has debunked claims of disobeying directives of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on All Progressives Congress (APC) State Congresses. It was reported earlier that Osinbajo on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, had convened a meeting of senior lawyers within the APC on July 30 with a view to finding a resolution to the crisis within the party following the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo state governorship election. The Nation reported that while some members of the party said Osinbajo directed Malami not to go ahead with the State Congress, some later clarified the Vice President did not give any directive to the AGF. Malami in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publ...
APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state
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APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state

  Aminu Bobi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone ‘C’ has reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Bobi was abducted on Saturday evening, August 7 while supervising farmhands working for him at his farm. It was learnt that he gunmen who shot sporadically, invaded the farm on six motorcycles with three people on each. Daily Trust reported that the APC Zonal Chairman was the only one abducted during the attack.
Sanwo-Olu visits Tinubu in UK (Photos)
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Sanwo-Olu visits Tinubu in UK (Photos)

Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwoolu paid Bola Ahmed Tinubu a visit in London, United Kingdom, this is amidst claims that the APC leader was sick. There had been speculations over Mr Tinubu’s health, especially with the APC leader visibly absent at recent political events. His absence was a talking point due to his reported ambition to run for president in 2023. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was looking hale and hearty as he discussed and cheered with Sanwo-olu. This development is contrary to widespread reports that the Political Juggernaut was ‘very sick’.
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo
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5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo

About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Action Alliance (AA) have decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Imo State. The defectors were received into the APC fold by the apex leader of the part in the Owerri zone, Prince Lemmy Akankem. This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday. Speaking while receiving the defectors, the APC leader in the Owerri zone, Pince Akankem, attributed the mass defection to the shared prosperity of Gov Hope Uzodimma’s government. He said, “Your defection and registration into our party has afforded you all the opportunity to be bonafide members of our great party, in no distant time PDP will soon empty itself into APC, I assure you today that every one of yo...
APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo
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APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo

Despite promises made by all the parties in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun towards a successful ward congress on Saturday, DAILY POST observed that it was not so in some wards in Osogbo local government Council. Recall that this medium had reported Saturday that party members who had turned out for the congress at Union Baptist Primary School, Odi-olowo, Osogbo could not carry on with the voting because they did not have access to the venue. DAILY POST observed that despite the heavy presence of armed security operatives from the Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Amotekun Corps, thugs still besieged the venue of the ward congress in large numbers. Party members interviewed alleged that the thugs ...
APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery
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APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari. “Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn...
Court stops APC congresses in Imo state
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Court stops APC congresses in Imo state

A High of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to go ahead with Saturday’s congresses in Imo State pending hearing of a suit brought before the Court by the Applicant, Okey Anyikwa. Anyikwa is APC chairman of Ideato South Local Government Area. The applicant had approached the Court for an injunction restraining the APC from going ahead with the Saturday’s congresses because of the judgement of the Appeal Court that upheld the tenure of the State Exco elected in 2018. Justice Valentine Oriji, threatened to invalidate the outcome of congresses if the party disregards the position of the Court.

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