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Why Nigerians Are Rejecting Buhari’s Continuity Agenda – Ologbondiyan
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Why Nigerians Are Rejecting Buhari’s Continuity Agenda – Ologbondiyan

Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest developments in the polity, especiallly on the delay in signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill with less than two years to the conduct of the 2023 general elections. Excerpts: We understand that the rumoured presidential bid of Bukola Saraki, former Senate President is already causing ripples in your party as some members are saying he is ineligible based on his position as Chairman of Reconciliation and Strategy Committee. How true is that? It is too early for anyone to say whether someone is eligible or not to contest as the party is yet to decide where it will zone the presidential ticket to. In the first place, How do they know if...
2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid
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2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid

The rumoured presidential bid of Bukola Saraki, for­mer Senate President, is already causing ripples in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Even though he has not signified intention to contest, Saraki, who came third behind Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President Atiku Abu­bakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary of the PDP is said to be nursing the amin Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bition to occupy the highest political office in the land in 2023. ­ In November 2020, Saraki, a former two-time governor of Kwara State, was appoint­ed as the chairman of the PDP’s Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with the main responsibilities of rec­onciling aggrieved members and wooing new members into its fold ahea...
Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu
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Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu

The South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election. This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday. However, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, titled, ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant’, on Wednesday. Lawal stated that the group is still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honou...
Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign
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Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign

American rapper, Kanye West reportedly spent a whooping $13.2 million including $12m of his own money on his failed Presidential bid in 2020. The 43-year-old announced his 2020 United States presidential election campaign through Twitter on July 4, 2020, Independence Day, and on July 16, 2020, the campaign filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Kanye reportedly received around 57,000 votes across the 12 states in which he was in the running. According to a new report from People, Kanye West spent an eye-watering amount of money on his failed 2020 presidential attempt. In a Federal Election Commission report, the rapper contributed $12.5 million of his own money and raised a little over $2 million from outside contributions to fund his President...
IPOB Tantrums Can’t Distract Us From Presidential Bid – Ohanaeze
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IPOB Tantrums Can’t Distract Us From Presidential Bid – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra to stop distracting it. It said the Ohanaeze had a focus of producing a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 and not secession. It maintained that IPOB would not be allowed to lead the Igbo at a time like this in Nigeria. The National Vice-President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State. Describing the Igbo project of producing a president of Nigeria from the South-East geopolitical zone as a serious business, Okeke-Ogene asked IPOB to key into Ohanaeze plan instead of being antagonistic to the leadership of the socio-cultural organisation. IPOB had in the attack vowed not to recognise Obi...
2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu
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2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu

Political allies and associates of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday gathered in Ibadan to intensify mobilization for the presidential bid of the Lagos state former governor. The allies in attendance, drawn from the Southwest zone of the country include former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the geo-political zone. According to sources, at least twenty current and past Speakers in the States’ Assemblies in the region were in attendance at the meeting. The attendees include Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former sp...
Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine formally declares presidential bid to run against President Yoweri Museveni in 2021
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Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine formally declares presidential bid to run against President Yoweri Museveni in 2021

The 37-year-old whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, will challenge President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 33 years. "On behalf of the people of Uganda, I am challenging you (Museveni) to a free and fair election in 2021," the singer said on Wednesday at an event in the capital, Kampala. "I know the danger I am going to face to challenge Museveni but I have been encouraged by Ugandans that I am the leader they want," he later told AFP news agency. "We came to the conclusion that we as a generation must challenge President Museveni," Bobi Wine told Al Jazeera The singer, who has been an MP for two years calls himself the "ghetto president", and is a fierce critic of Mr. Museveni. Bobi Wine portrays himself as a champion of the poor and sings about social justice a...
”We Wouldn’t Be Distracted” – Presidency Reacts To Obasanjo’s Endorsement Of Atiku’s Presidential Bid
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”We Wouldn’t Be Distracted” – Presidency Reacts To Obasanjo’s Endorsement Of Atiku’s Presidential Bid

The presidency has reacted to today's endorsement of Atiku Abubakar's presidential bid by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.   In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency says it would not be distracted by the move. Read the statement below   The Presidency has received the news of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s predictable U-turn and somersault on the endorsement of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at a meeting Thursday, and to say that we are the least surprised by the well-rehearsed theatre. They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed the usual ego trip and “I know it all”character of Chief Obasanjo. ...
Kanye West Announces Plans For 2024 Presidential Run
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Kanye West Announces Plans For 2024 Presidential Run

Popular American rapper, kanye West has announced that he has plans to run for president come 2024, and he says he is not just going to run, but going to win. He stated this to Power 92 saying the medical industry is one of the main things he would be looking at as President. He said. “If I decide to do it, it will be done,” he promised in a new hour-long interview with Chicago’s Power 92 radio station Thursday (Aug. 30). “I’m not gonna try.” “One of my main things, once I’m president, is the medical industry. I’m gonna make sure that the medical industry flourishes.” West first announced his interest in the presidential bid three years ago, at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, where he originally named the year 2020 as his goal. In April, the rapper reportedly tweeted (and delet...
2019: Atiku Wept!
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2019: Atiku Wept!

2019: Atiku Wept! A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Friday wept at his Presidential Campaign Office shortly after obtaining his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Abuja. The ex-VP, who was filled with emotions while receiving the forms from the Atiku Support Groups (ASG) which purchased same for him, reiterated his commitment to the Nigerian cause, and promised to do everything possible not to disappoint Nigerians if given the opportunity. The groups, which stormed the headquarters of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation in Wuse 2 area of Abuja with the forms they had earlier picked at the PDP national secretariat, said that they resolved to tax themselves to raise the funds for the PDP forms as expr...

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