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There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze
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There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze

The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has carpeted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, over his comments that President Muhammadu Buhari is very passionate about Nigeria’s unity. Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC rather maintained that Buhari’s actions and inactions pose threat to the unity of Nigeria. The National President of OYC, Igboayaka. O Igboayaka, in a press release, described President Buhari as “a direct opposite of Nigeria’s unity”. Dismissing as false, a statement credited to Garba that “Buhari is so passionate about Nigeria’s unity”, Igboayaka alleged that “Shehu is on a pay job, and one of the aides that is endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president.” Accordin...
2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike
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2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will not support former President Goodluck Jonathan even if he gets the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2023 election. Speaking to BBC Pidgin at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the governor also said God used him to make the Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, a governor of Rivers. Wike said even Jonathan knew that he (Wike) would work against him if he joined the APC and clinched the party's ticket to run for the Presidency in 2023. He said: "I am a PDP member, if former President Goodluck Jonathan picks a ticket to run in my party, I will support him. I can't do anti-party. But if he picks a ticket to run in APC, I won't support him because I can't do anti-party. "He knows I won't supp...
2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP
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2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is yet to decide on the zone to produce its candidate for the 2023 presidential election. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who made this known while appearing on Arise news said the party is yet to adopt any of the recommendations made by the Bala Mohammed-led committee, including that of zoning its presidential ticket. He said the proposal which advised that Nigerians from every part of the country be given an opportunity for the purpose of choosing the best candidate was still in review. “Due to enquiries from our members and the general public, it has become important to clarify that PDP is yet to adopt any of the recommendations proposed by the Bala Mohammed‘s Committee on the Review of the 2019 ...
APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023 Presidential Ticket – SR
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APC Plans To Pair Jonathan With El-Rufai For 2023 Presidential Ticket – SR

The All Progressives Congress is considering giving a joint ticket to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for the 2023 presidential election. Top sources within the party told SaharaReporters that Jonathan is being considered as a strong voice in the southern region, while El-Rufai is being packaged to represent northern interests and later become the president when the presidency is again zoned to the North. "There are plans already to pair El-Rufai with Jonathan for 2023. We believe both forces are strong and have goodwill in their regions and are good for the party," one of the sources confirmed to SaharaReporters. It was learnt that there had been pressure on Jonathan, to defect to the All Progressives Congress and run for presiden...
2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration
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2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration

Supporters of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have moved to secure the support of the All Peoples Congress (APC), members in the Southwest as a means of boosting his chances of securing the party’s presidential ticket, should he decide to join the race. Tinubu, who is also a National Leader of the ruling APC, is yet to formally declare his interest for the plum job, but there is wide speculation that he might throw his hat into the ring within the next few months. It is, however, reliably gathered from some of his supporters that Tinubu will only come out to indicate his interest, if he was sure of getting the APC presidential ticket. One of his supporters also said part of their plans was to prepare the ground in such a way that when he eventually com...
PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed
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PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already committed its presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections to the North. Prominent northern candidates likely to contest the 2023 presidential election on the PDP platform are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party's candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Ahmed Makarfi former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa and Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former Gombe state governor. Junaid who also said President Buhari lacks the capacity to lead the APC to victory in 2023 said any politician who realises that his ambition cannot be realised in the political party he belongs to s...
2023 Presidency: No Zoning In APC — Orji Uzor Kalu
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2023 Presidency: No Zoning In APC — Orji Uzor Kalu

The Chief Whip of the National Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has said there is no zoning of presidential ticket in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2023 presidential race, adding that “the position is an open basket for anyone that intends to vie for it.” Kalu stated this after his private visits to former President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar at their Uphill residence in Minna. He noted that zoning is a party issue, stressing that there is no zoning in the All Progressives Congress (APC) which makes the presidency an open basket for anyone to fight for in 2023. “Zoning is a party issue, every party has the right to say where they want a position to come from but in APC, there is no issue of zoning. ...
Pundits Predict Fayemi, El-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket
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Pundits Predict Fayemi, El-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket

Political analysts yesterday forecast that the duo of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, may pair for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election season. According to them, the duo looked good for the ticket because among those being rumoured to be nursing presidential ambition, they paraded the most outstanding credentials and currently enjoy support from President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his kitchen cabinet. Already, there are subterranean moves in the ruling party to see that the APC fields one of its governors to succeed Buhari whose tenure expires in 2023. The analysts, who spoke to THISDAY against the backdrop of the recent advocacy by el-Rufai for power to shift...
2023: PDP Mulls Merger, Throws Open Presidential Ticket
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2023: PDP Mulls Merger, Throws Open Presidential Ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is ready for merger to form a stronger force that will unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections. The party said it could not rule out the possibility of merger as it was part of the strategies in a democratic process to clinch to power. Daily Trust reports that in the build-up to the 2019 general elections, PDP and over 50 other opposition parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) were in alliance and not a merger. PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus told newsmen that the party was strengthening its structures and perfecting its strategies to reclaim power in the next general elections, accusing the APC of failure in governance. He explained that the merger arr...
Buhari, APC Should Give South-west Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Senate President
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Buhari, APC Should Give South-west Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Senate President

Power shift to the South-west in 2023 is the best honour that can be bestowed on the late Chief MKO Abiola, Ahmed Lawan has said. Lawan stated this on Saturday in Yola, Adamawa State, in an interview with journalists. He, therefore, advised President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the APC, to take a step further by handing over the 2023 presidential ticket to the South-west. "The president and indeed our party must beware of divisive elements who are now proponents of retaining power in the north beyond 2023," Lawan said. He added, "I have said it before and I believe that 2023 presidential ticket of the APC must go to the South-west. Since I made this comment last time, some members of my party have been hatching a plot to suspend me from the party but I am not moved and ...
Youth Corper Adopts ‘Atikulated’ As His Name (Photos)
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Youth Corper Adopts ‘Atikulated’ As His Name (Photos)

Since Atiku won the presidential ticket for PDP, different people have implore different means to show their support to him. Recalling that, a guy rode a bicycle from Imo State to Abuja to show his support for Atiku. The most recent is by an Akwa Ibom guy who is a serving corp member who changed his native name to Atikulated.
2019: Ayodele Fayose Reaches Out To Labour Party For Presidential Ticket
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2019: Ayodele Fayose Reaches Out To Labour Party For Presidential Ticket

Indication has emerged that the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the Labour Party, reportedly owing to the failure of his Sokoto State counterpart, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, to emerge as the presidential candidate of the main opposition party. It was learnt that Fayose might have also indicated interest in realising his presidential ambition on the platform of the LP in the 2019 presidential election. Fayose had recently threatened to leave the PDP, following Tambuwal’s failure to win the party’s presidential primary. Speaking in an interview in Abeokuta, the LP State Chairman, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, said that Fayose had shown interest in contesting for the presidency on the platform of the party. Fayose is welcom...
Saraki Moves To Join Presidential Race
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Saraki Moves To Join Presidential Race

There are strong indications that Senate President Bukola Saraki is set to join the 2019 presidential race which will see him battle President Buhari. Senate President Bukola Saraki is warming up to join the race for the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in August, according to sources in his camp. Hints about his presidential ambition emerged yesterday; just 24 hours after the Supreme Court cleared him of allegations of impropriety in his declaration of assets form by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC). The news immediately threw the camps of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who are co-drivers of the R-APC with Saraki, into confusion. Tambuwal and Kwankwaso are also interested in the PDP presidential ticket and sou...
APC Speaks On 2019 Presidential Ticket For Buhari, Other Contenders
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APC Speaks On 2019 Presidential Ticket For Buhari, Other Contenders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari and other aspirants for the 2019 presidential ticket would get a level playing field. National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said this in reaction to endorsements of Buhari by top APC members and groups. “The governors’ forum is a major stakeholder in the party, but it is not an organ of the APC. But if you look at the constitution of the party, the key organs are the convention, the National Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, the National Caucus, and the National Working Committee”, he told Thisday. On fears that such early endorsement may discourage other interested aspirants, Abdullahi stated, “No, I don’t think so. The governors’ forum is an association of governors and it ...

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