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Cross River lawmaker, Elizabeth Ironbar is dead
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Cross River lawmaker, Elizabeth Ironbar is dead

A two term member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Lady Elizabeth Edem Ironbar is dead. According to family sources, Mrs. Ironbar died in the late hours of Tuesday, October 26, after a protracted illness. Ironbar who has represented Akpabuyo constituency since June 2015 is known for her Cross River State Disability Commission bill. According to CrossRiverWatch, she was among the lawmakers who refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, alongside other members who followed Governor Ben Ayade.
Defection: Ignore Fani-Kayode’s mischievous claims on Gov Ugwuanyi – Onoh
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Defection: Ignore Fani-Kayode’s mischievous claims on Gov Ugwuanyi – Onoh

Chairman of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh has refuted the insinuation by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is among some governors of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, expected to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, sooner than later. Onoh described Fani-Kayode’s gaffe as a “figment of his imagination” and borrowed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s words to say that “Governor Ugwuanyi dey PDP kamkpe!” Onoh said that if anybody was in doubt of Governor Ugwuanyi’s stable and courageous character, such a person should refer to last Thursday’s Southern Governors’ meeting in Enugu where Ugwuanyi was the only substantive Governor from the South east zone that attended. According to Onoh: “What Femi Fani-Kayode said wa...
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 ...
Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, to defect from PDP to APC on Tuesday June 29
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Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, to defect from PDP to APC on Tuesday June 29

Zamfara State governor, Muhammad Bello Matawalle, will on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). An invitation letter addressed to chieftains of the party states that Matawalle alongside his teeming supporters will be formally received into the APC at the Zamfara State Government House in Gusau, the state capital by 2pm on Tuesday.     The invitation letter, was signed by the Yobe State governor and chairman, APC Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni. See a copy of the letter below
“I ‘m a Founding Member of PDP” – Governor Ayade’s aide Refuses to Defect to APC, resigns
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“I ‘m a Founding Member of PDP” – Governor Ayade’s aide Refuses to Defect to APC, resigns

The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rt Hon. Barrister Mark Bukie Obi has tendered his resignation letter. In the letter dated June 7, 2021 and addressed to the Office of the Governor, Obi cited his unwillingness to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress with Ayade as reason for his resignation. "Following recent happenings in the political alignment of the State Governor, I am persuaded to review my involvement in the current state administration," the letter reads.   “Consequently, being a founding and subsisting member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State, I cannot in good conscience remain in my current appointment as Special Adviser. "I hereby resign my appoint...
Gov. Matawalle Refutes Claim of Dumping PDP For APC
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Gov. Matawalle Refutes Claim of Dumping PDP For APC

Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has said he has not made any arrangement with anyone to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) . This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital by the Director-General, media and public enlightenment Affairs, Government House, Hon. Yusuf Idris Gusau. According to the statement, Matawalle described the people disseminating “the unfounded and baseless information as power drunk politicians looking for cheap publicity,” saying that such rumors should be thrown into another waste paper basket as it could not hold any water. “I have not in anyway discussed the issue of defecting to APC with any politician either in the state or elsewhere. My main priority now is to...
I Am A Lion That Cannot Be Caged – FFK
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I Am A Lion That Cannot Be Caged – FFK

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, responds to the reactions trailing his rumoured bid to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). Trap, spy claims Over the last week, millions of Nigerians have expressed concern about which direction I am going politically and much has been said. Some have gone out of their way to reach out to me and offered their counsel out of genuine love and concern. Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions that they claim I have purportedly taken. This contribution is an attempt to provide answers to just a few of the oftentimes asinine and absurd assertions and observations that the latter g...
I Didn’t Defect To APC Over Presidential Ambition – Umahi
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I Didn’t Defect To APC Over Presidential Ambition – Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has reiterated that he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for presidency in 2023. Umahi made the declaration on Sunday during the first APC stakeholders meeting he was superintending over since his defection to the party. According to him, who dash monkey Banana; I did not negotiate with the presidency or anyone to contest the position under the APC. “My next line of action after my governorship is in God’s hands and there is nothing God cannot do. “Anyone wishing to contest for the presidency or governorship of the state should meditate and pray that God should not send him if God’s spirit is not with such person. “This is because it is going to be very tough and we are really in the end time,” he said. He remark...
Edo Speaker, Okiye, Six Others Formally Defect To PDP
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Edo Speaker, Okiye, Six Others Formally Defect To PDP

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Abumere Okiye and six other members of the Edo Assembly, on Tuesday formally defected from the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on the floor of the house. Okiye who announced the defection at plenary session added that he had received letters from the six members including himself, expressing their desires to decamp to the ruling party in the state so as to identify with the developmental strides of Governor Godwin Obaseki to move Edo State forward. The speaker relied on what he termed the sharp divisions and factions in the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) in the state as one of the reasons they decided to cross to PDP, to enable them to perform their duties eff...
Plastic Surgery is not for the rich alone – Dr. Femi Oladeji, LekkiHill
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Plastic Surgery is not for the rich alone – Dr. Femi Oladeji, LekkiHill

Dr. Femi Oladeji, the Chief Plastic Surgeon at LekkiHill Hospital (Home of LekkiHill Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery) has stated that the surgical procedure is not for the rich and affluent alone as many believe. In an interview with Guardian Newspaper on Sunday, Dr. Femi noted that plastic surgery is not vanity but a health requirement for lots of people born with abnormality, accident victims or those with trauma. "Some people miss the opportunity to amend the deformity at early stage, because they did not know that such treatment is available. Now, as adult, carrying such things around is embarrassing. It could be traumas, somebody has an accident or anything traumatic, from fight, injuries from anything or disaster, as a result, they have structural or functional defect, it is the p...
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi Detained By State Commissioner of Police, Over Plans To Defect To PDP
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Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi Detained By State Commissioner of Police, Over Plans To Defect To PDP

Ondo state deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, was detained on Saturday night for several hours by the state commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami. In the video obtained by us, the commissioner was heard saying “ your are already defecting, even your letter was brought to me this evening , you are defecting on Monday”. The deputy governor interjected and asked how his (Salami) decision to defect was a concern of the Police commissioner. He said: “Are you not a police officer, a senior officer, if I decide to leave a party for another, what’s your concern, are you the APC chairman, are you the PDP chairman.” MCI understands that the deputy governor had been nursing the idea of dumping his principal Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu in the order to contest against him in the forthcoming gu...
Imo State House of Assembly Speaker Together with 7 Other Lawmakers Defect to APC
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Imo State House of Assembly Speaker Together with 7 Other Lawmakers Defect to APC

Two weeks after the Supreme court annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state and affirmed APC's Hope Uzodinma as the new governor, the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Collins Chiji, and seven other members of the state assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chiji who was elected on the platform of the PDP, announced his defection during plenary today January 28th. He gave the names of the other defecting lawmakers as Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru); Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West); Chigozie Nwaneri(Oru East); Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerri West); Kennedy Ibe (Obowo)’; Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte/Uboma), and Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise) who represented Emeka Ihedioha's constituency in the Assembly. Last week, the deputy Speaker of the state...
9 Imo state House of Assembly Lawmakers Defect To APC, Deputy Speaker Resigns
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9 Imo state House of Assembly Lawmakers Defect To APC, Deputy Speaker Resigns

Nine lawmakers of the Imo state House of Assembly, have defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, just as the Deputy speaker of the House, Okey Onyekanma, resigned his position. Vanguard in Owerri, was at the House of Assembly to capture the defection drama, as more lawmakers are said to have prepared to move to APC, soonest. The defection started around 15:30 pm when the Speaker of the House, read the letters of the decampees at the floor of the House. Apart from the announcement of the defectors the speaker announced the screening of the Attorney General of Imo State, Cyprain Akaolisa, as appointed by the governor, Hope Uzodinma. However, reasons of their defection was comprehensively caputued by Vanguard.  
I Am Still In PDP, No Plans To Defect Yet – Raymond Dokpesi
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I Am Still In PDP, No Plans To Defect Yet – Raymond Dokpesi

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, says he has no immediate plan to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) contrary to speculations. Dokpesi disclosed this while addressing party faithful in Agenebode, Estako East Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo on Tuesday. He said those who left the party alongside Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former stalwart of the party, did so for selfish reasons. Dokpesi stated that there was nothing that would attract him to the APC. “There has been a number of defection from the party. People who were said to have gone with Ize-Iyamu. “In reality, only those people who were after their personal interests have defected to the APC. “Majority of the people are still in PDP,” he said. Dokpesi added:...
2023 Igbo Presidency: We Need 2 South-East Governors, Senators To Defect To APC
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2023 Igbo Presidency: We Need 2 South-East Governors, Senators To Defect To APC

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has on Saturday said that Igbo need two of their Governors and Senators that would voluntarily dump their respective parties and defect to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, for the actualization of 2023 Igbo Presidency goal. The group revealed that one of the reasons Igbo have not become President for over twenty years in Nigeria, was because of the Political parties most of their politicians were into. They said in other to have an edge over other Southern Zones in the 2023 Presidency, Igbo need at least two South East Governors and some senators to decamp to APC. Disclosing this in a statement jointly signed by the President General, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro, and Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, respectively, th...
I Didnt Tell Yahaya Bello To Defect To Accord Party – Gov. Ortom
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I Didnt Tell Yahaya Bello To Defect To Accord Party – Gov. Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has bruised aside allegation that he had instructed his Kogi State counterpart, Governor Yahaya Bello to dump the All Progressive Congress (APC) and pitch tent in the Accord Party (AP). Governor Ortom who made the denial during an interaction with journalists at the government house, also ruled out insinuation that he was plotting to dump the PDP back to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC after winning his second term on the platform of the PDP. The governor said he is not in speaking terms with Governor Bello and has nothing to do with Kogi politics as the problems confronting his administration were enough challenges for him to handle. “I did not instruct the Governor of Kogi State to defect from APC to Accord Party. I have nothing t...
Obesere, Top Politicians Defect To APC In Lagos
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Obesere, Top Politicians Defect To APC In Lagos

Popular Fuji musician, Abass Akande, also known as Obesere on Tuesday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State. Also, the candidate of the Democratic Party of Nigeria for the Lagos West Senatorial District poll, Mr Kayode Olabode, and candidate of the Action Democratic Party for the Apapa Federal Constituency House of Representatives poll, Mary Dominance, defected to the APC. Others are the Coordinator of Non-Indigenes in Lagos State PDP, Linda Famoroti, and Lagos State, Coordinator of Articulated Agenda, Mrs Adeniyi Abiola. Receiving the defectors, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, who was represented by the Secretary, Dr Wale Ahmed, presented the party’s flags to the new members.
2000 PDP Members Defect To APC In Kwara Ahead Of Governorship Election
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2000 PDP Members Defect To APC In Kwara Ahead Of Governorship Election

At least two thousand members of the PDP in Kwara State on Sunday defected to the opposition APC, the second such major exodus from the party in one week after the crushing defeat it suffered in the presidential and National Assembly elections last weekend. The mass defections took place in Taiwo area of Ilorin, led by Hon. Bamidele Aluko, a former House of Assembly member and a staunch foot soldier of Senator Bukola Saraki. Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the ANRP in Kwara State Dr AbdulMumeen Yinka Ajia has also declared his support for APC’s AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, saying the latter largely represents his dream about the state. Ajia, a leading candidate with appreciable followers among the youths in the state, said in a statement at the weekend in Ilorin that Abdul...
20, 000 APC Members Defect to A’Ibom PDP
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20, 000 APC Members Defect to A’Ibom PDP

No fewer than 20, 000 members and officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the units, wards and chapters in Akwa Ibom State yesterday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The venue of the reception, which was the Ibom Hall along IBB way in Uyo, the state capital was filled to capacity with the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, personally present to receive the defectors that displayed a mock coffin carrying inscription “APC RIP”. Emmanuel described the action of the former APC members as a decision taken at a right time. He used the reception to preach peace for the new entrants into the party, saying PDP stands for peace and would not shed anyone’s blood in its quest for political power. According to the governor, their decision to defect...
PDP Presidential Primary: Aspirants To Sign Undertaking Not To Defect
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PDP Presidential Primary: Aspirants To Sign Undertaking Not To Defect

All the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to sign an undertaking that they will not defect after the presidential primary election. The undertaken would also be for those that lose to support the candidate of the party for the 2019 presidential election. The decisions were taken in Abuja Wednesday night when all the aspirants met with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. One of the aspirants and former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, confirmed this in Minna Thursday while answering questions from newsmen after addressing potential delegates and other stakeholders of the party at its secretariat. “This is an issue that came up last night, we had our first meeting with members of the National Worki...
Niger Delta Interest Made Me Dump PDP For APC – Uduaghan
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Niger Delta Interest Made Me Dump PDP For APC – Uduaghan

EMMANUEL Uduaghan, former governor of Delta State has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Mr Uduaghan, explaining why he took the decision to leave the PDP on which platform he governed the state, said his action was based on the interest of the Niger Delta region. The former governor tendered the explanation in a statement entitled: “Moving On To The Bigger Playing Field,” on Wednesday. Uduaghan’s defection is largely seen as an advancement of the APC into the region. The ruling party is seen harvesting former state governors from the South South geo-political zone. Recently, the chances of the ruling party into the region was further boasted when Godswil Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state now a Senator, took t...
Uduaghan Confirms Plan To Defect To APC And Dump PDP
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Uduaghan Confirms Plan To Defect To APC And Dump PDP

FORMER Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Udaughan, has finally confirmed that he will dump the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking on phone to Vanguard, Thursday evening, the former governor said there was pressure on him to come to APC, but it was not an affair of the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. “The situation is more from the situation on ground in PDP and my political future. I am also looking at my political future and those of my followers. I have studied the political terrain and I believe the Delta should not be in opposition,” he said. Asked if Comrade Oshiomhole had discussed his movement to APC with him, Uduaghan said: Yes, I am talking with Oshiomhole, we are discussing like old colleagues, it ...
You Can’t Suspend Lone APC Lawmaker, Court Tells Kwara Assembly
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You Can’t Suspend Lone APC Lawmaker, Court Tells Kwara Assembly

Justice T.S. Umar, of an Ilorin High Court, Kwara State has restraint, on Tuesday, the Kwara State House of Assembly from suspending a member representing Balogun/Ojomu constituency of Offa in Offa Local Government Area of the State, Mr. Saheed Popoola. The only All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in the state House of Assembly have been placed under suspension by the house for his refusal to defect from the party to the People Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmakers had left APC for Peoples Democratic Party after Senate President Bukola Saraki, other members of the National Assembly from the state, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and their loyalists did the same. It was learnt that the Assembly had commenced a process to investigate allegations of certificate and forgery allegations...
12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari
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12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari

Twelve of the 30-member Sokoto State House of Assembly have declared their loyalty to the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday afternoon. “We reiterate our commitment and loyalty to the APC led government under President Muhammadu Buhari,” they said in the statement. Their announcement follows the decision of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC.
Dino Melaye Defects To PDP
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Dino Melaye Defects To PDP

Embattled Senator Dino Melaye has defected to PDP. He announced his defection during plenary this morning May 30th. Dino who was hospitalized after his faceoff with the police last month, appeared on the floor of the senate in a white attire and a bandage wrapped around his neck. In April, Melaye was arrested after presenting himself to the police to answer questions on allegations of sponsoring a criminal gang.
6 PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC In Kogi
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6 PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC In Kogi

The following members of the PDP in the Kogi State House of Assembly have defected to the APC as a result of the division in the PDP. They are : 1. Hon. John Abah of Ibaji 2. Hon. Mukhtar Adoke of Adavi 3. Hon. Mathew Kolawole of Kabba Bunu 4. Hon. Ahmed Muhammad of Ankpa I 5. Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye of Ijumu 6. Hon. Abdulkarim Kekere Sani of Okehi.

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