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I’ll run for president if God and Nigerians say I should – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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I’ll run for president if God and Nigerians say I should – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, founder of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly), has hinted he could run for the 2023 presidential elections. Bakare said this on Friday, October 15, after a private meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In 2011, Bakare, was the running mate of Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change. Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, he said the visit was to “dispense what was in my heart” to the President. Asked whether he would contest the 2023 presidential election, he said he would, only if 'God' and 'Nigerians' want him to. Bakare said; “Every Nigerian, who is of age and who is not disqualified by any means, is free. I’m a nation builder, if...
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...
2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami
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2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami

Powerbrokers in the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency are considering pairing a former Governor of Ogun State and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun, to run as Vice-President with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as the President to succeed Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2023. SaharaReporters learnt that apart from both Amosun and Malami being strong allies of President Buhari, the party hopes to play the card of their being relatively young before Nigerians. Top sources in the APC stated that by the party’s membership revalidation exercise which will end on March 31 and the ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the cabal believed that it had weakened the influence of former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Bola Ti...
‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64
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‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64

President Buhari has celebrated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, describing him as a reliable deputy. Osinbajo turns 64 today March 8. President Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu this night March 7, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. For President Buhari, Osinbajo is “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.” “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015. The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations''the statement read President Buhari also noted that...
El-Rufai Cannot Be Jonathan’s Running Mate – Reno Omokri
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El-Rufai Cannot Be Jonathan’s Running Mate – Reno Omokri

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, can’t run as Jonathan’s mate in the 2023 presidential election. Omokri, however, said his former principal has no intention to run for president in 2023. He also said Jonathan has no plan to dump the People Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. Omokri spoke on Wednesday while featuring on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. There have been political permutations and re-alignments amongst members of the PDP and the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections. There were also reports that El-Rufai, who would end his second term as Kaduna State governor in 2023, would be running with Jonathan but Omokri dismissed the report. Jonathan, of the PDP, ...
Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate
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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

D emocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot. The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests. Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November. Ms Harris will debate Mr Trump's running mate, Vice-President Mike Pence, on 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah. Only two other women have been nominated as vice-presidential candidates - Sarah Palin by the Republican party in 2008 and Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984. Neither made it t...
APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom
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APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress APC on Monday morning, June 22, swore into office the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers state, Mr. Worgu Boms to replace the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom. Mr. Worgu Boms Recall that the party picked Worgu to replace Victor Giadom, on the grounds that the latter had resigned from his position in 2018 to be the running mate to Tonye Cole, Rivers governorship aspirant in the 2019 election. This decision came after Giadom went against the party authorities and declared himself the acting chairman of the party following Oshiomole's suspension. Over the weekend, APC members in Rivers state announced Giadom's suspension. Giadom is however still insisting...
Search Begins As Biden Insists On Selecting Woman As Running Mate
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Search Begins As Biden Insists On Selecting Woman As Running Mate

Joe Biden’s campaign announced Thursday the co-chairs of its vice presidential selection committee who will lead the charge to vet potential running mates. Former Sen. Christopher Dodd of Conneticut, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Deleware, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House and Senate counsel to Biden, will chair the committee’s search for the right woman to join Biden on the Democratic ticket. The former vice president told donors during a fundraiser Wednesday that he hopes this vetting process will be done by July, CNN reports. Biden has promised to choose a woman as his running mate and said he will pick someone who is “simpatico” with his views. He also recently shared that former President Barack Obama had advised him to pick ...
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
Pastor Adeboye Predicted my Victory at Supreme Court – Governor Duoye Diri Testifies at Redemption Camp
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Pastor Adeboye Predicted my Victory at Supreme Court – Governor Duoye Diri Testifies at Redemption Camp

Governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri has disclosed that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye predicted his victory at the Supreme Court. Recall that the Supreme Court recently sacked the All Progressives Congress candidate, David Lyon as the winner of Bayelsa Governorship election after finding his running mate Degi Eremienyo Wangagra, guilty of submitting a fake certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Testifying at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Duoye recalled visiting Pastor Adeboye during his election travails. The Bayelsa Governor said; “I visited this church on the 11th of December during the programme of the Great Turn Around. “After the service, I went to see Daddy ...
I didn’t Forge my NYSC Exemption Certificate– Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo
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I didn’t Forge my NYSC Exemption Certificate– Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

The  recently sworn-in deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has  denied the allegations that he forged his National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) exemption certificate, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Ewhrudjakpo came into office after the Supreme court nullified the election of David Lyon over the forged certificates his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented to INEC. Recall that last week, anAbuja Area Court ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate the allegation of forgery levelled against him by an APC Chieftain, Benjamin Youdiowei. Reacting to the allegation, the deputy governor at a press briefing in Abuja today Sunday February 23rd, said he never forged his exemption certifica...
Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement
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Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal. Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, Douye Diri, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, was sworn in as governor. In a statement signed by Alphine Ogoh, his media aide, Lyon appealed to his supporters to remain calm and allow the legal team of the party explore “all remedies available in law to restore the mandate of the people”. He described as “unfounded” the allegations that he wa...
Yahaya Bello Picks Edward Onoja As Running Mate
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Yahaya Bello Picks Edward Onoja As Running Mate

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has picked Edward Onoja, his chief of staff, as running mate for the November 16 governorship election. An aide of the governor, who did not want to be quoted, disclosed this to TheCable. The aide said the governor submitted Onoja’s name to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his trip to Abuja earlier in the week. “The chief of staff is the running mate of His Excellency in the forthcoming election. An official announcement would be made soon,” the governor’s aide said. “Mr Onoja’s name was submitted to the national working committee of the party when His Excellency visited the party headquarters on Thursday.” Onoja neither responded to calls nor text messages when TheCable tried reaching him on Sunday evenin...
Taribo West reveals how a Politician asked to join a Cult to get Power and Position
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Taribo West reveals how a Politician asked to join a Cult to get Power and Position

Ex-Nigerian Footballer, Taribo West has opened up in a new interview with Tana Aiyejina on how a politician once asked him to swear allegiance to a cult to get power and position in the country. Taribo was asked if he believes the reason why sportsmen and women are excluded from sports administration is because they lack educational qualifications. He said: That’s total rubbish; nonsense. How educated are those in FIFA? In Nigeria, is it every politician that went to school? Some can’t even write their names. But it’s only in my country that those in positions use demonic criteria to keep people away. In other countries, if you are competent for the job, they will give it to you. We’ve got lots of ex-footballers who are graduates, lawyers, doctorate degree holders these days....
Osinbajo Reveals What Pastor Adeboye Told Him Before Presidential Election
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Osinbajo Reveals What Pastor Adeboye Told Him Before Presidential Election

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, VP Yemi Osinbajo has revealed what Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God told him before the 2015 presidential election which saw him emerge as vice president. Osinbajo revealed this yesterday when he spoke at a special day of prayer for the general election, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Plateau State Chapter, at Eliel Centre, Jos. “I urge you to continue to pray and fast for those of us in government; especially, pray for me and the Saturday elections,” Osinbajo said. Osinbajo went on to speak on what God did for him after he survived a recent helicopter crash. “God gave me a verse in the Holy Bible of Luke 13:13, and I know the devil can not interfer with the plans of God for this nation. On what Past...
Fela Durotoye Dragged For Describing His Running Mate As ‘Beautiful And Delectable’ Lady
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Fela Durotoye Dragged For Describing His Running Mate As ‘Beautiful And Delectable’ Lady

Fela Durotoye who featured in the Presidential debate yesterday, has been dragged for describing his running mate as “beautiful and delectable” lady. Fela Durotoye who was asked a question on gender inclusivity at the debate, described his running mate, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as a “beautiful and delectable” lady, a comment that as been described by many as misogynistic. Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga who first drew attention to the comment, wrote; Someone just called his running mate for the presidency of a country.. called his female running mate ‘beautiful and delectable‘ as the first words to describe her… Smh @AdakuUfere wrote; Just watched Fela Durotoye call his female vice presidential candidate “beautiful and delectable” during a presidential debate. These men can not help them...
“Even If Pope Is My Running Mate, Christians Won’t Vote For Me” – El-Rufai
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“Even If Pope Is My Running Mate, Christians Won’t Vote For Me” – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says he is aware that 67 per cent of Christians in southern Kaduna will not vote for him in the governorship election even if he picks the Pope as his running mate. He added that there was a need for competence to be given priority ahead of religion and ethnicity, hence his decision to run with a Muslim/Muslim ticket in the 2019 governorship election. El-Rufai, who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday, said Nigeria ought to divorce religion from politics. The governor, who is a Muslim, had come under harsh criticisms from the Christian Association of Nigeria and other interests groups for picking a Muslim as running mate. El-Rufai, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, said even his outgoin...
Nigeria Has Not Produced Leaders Like Obi And I Since 1960 – Atiku
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Nigeria Has Not Produced Leaders Like Obi And I Since 1960 – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said the type of leadership that he and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, offer Nigerians has not been seen in the country since Independence. Atiku, who spoke during a town hall meeting with representatives of the business community in Aba, Abia State, blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress for allegedly instigating economic regression in the country. According to the PDP candidate, Nigerians cannot afford to have 50 million unemployed men and women. He said, “That is why there is insecurity. To be able to do business, you must have a secure environment. Otherwise, you will not even be able to come out of your house and go to your factory. “We have two very experienced men, both in...
“Sowore, You Need Someone Like Me As Your Running Mate” — Duncan Mighty
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“Sowore, You Need Someone Like Me As Your Running Mate” — Duncan Mighty

Nigerian singer and record producer, Duncan Mighty, has revealed that he wants be a running mate to Omoyele Sowore, the AAC presidential candidate. In a video posted on Instagram, wave-making Port Harcourt-based singer, Duncan Mighty, expressed his interest in being a running mate to the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore. The 'Fake Love' crooner described Sowore as a “very intelligent Nigerian youth” while noting that his vice-presidential candidate, Rabiu Ahmed Rufai - a doctor and public health expert, is not doing enough on the campaign front. Duncan Mighty said, “Nigeria needs solution experts who are able to go into the street. A man like Sowore needs a man like Duncan Mighty to tell him whatever you say can be done. “Someone was t...
Picking Male Running Mate Doesn’t Mean I Hate Women- Sanwo-olu
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Picking Male Running Mate Doesn’t Mean I Hate Women- Sanwo-olu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the fact that he picked a man, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, as his running mate does not mean he dislikes women. Sanwo-Olu said the people of Lagos State should rather be excited to have two bright individuals for “the price of one”. The APC candidate said this during an interview with Television Continental in Lagos on Tuesday. He said the positions of Secretary to the State Government and Chief of Staff to the governor have been reserved for women. Sanwo-Olu said, “These are very unfair sentiments you’re bringing up. I am someone that is very passionate about women. “My wife is a very interesting person. I have worked with a whole lot of incredible ladies in the world. W...
Why I Chose Hamzat As My Running Mate — Sanwo-Olu
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Why I Chose Hamzat As My Running Mate — Sanwo-Olu

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy. •Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat (right) Sanwo-Olu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Hamzat is a man with high level of knowledge and skills that would help make the difference in the state. ”Femi and I, we have been friends for well over 15 years. I know his strength and I know he is a capable man, and I know he is a competent individual. ”I know his pedigree, the value, the level of integrity, knowledge and skills that he has. ”I’m not in any doubt that he would not only be a strong supporter of my campaign and programne, but he will b...
Atiku Firms Support Deal With S-East Leaders
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Atiku Firms Support Deal With S-East Leaders

MUTTERINGS over the attitude of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar towards South East party leaders have been squashed following secret meetings between the candidate and the aggrieved leaders, Vanguard has learned. PDP governors in the South-East and Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, have bought into the Atiku presidential aspiration, following the meetings, Vanguard gathered. They had been peeved over his attitude since his emergence as the candidate of the party. The reconciliation was achieved in one-on-one meetings held behind closed doors between Monday and Tuesday. The meetings commenced, Monday, when Atiku flew to meet with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in Enugu at the end of which the governor pledged to work with At...
Lagos State To Get Two Governors In One – Sanwo-olu
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Lagos State To Get Two Governors In One – Sanwo-olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said Lagos State will get two governors in one with him and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat in the saddle. Fielding questions from newsmen in Lagos on the possibility of a harmonious relationship between him and Hamzat Sanwo-Olu said his friendship with Hamzat has come a long way and would probably have become his Chief of Staff if he (Hamzat) had become the APC governorship candidate four years ago.
People’s Trust Presidential Candidate Olawepo-hashim Name Running Mate
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People’s Trust Presidential Candidate Olawepo-hashim Name Running Mate

Frontline Presidential Candidate, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has chosen statesman, Chief Arthur Nwankwo as his running mate, in a move aimed at locking in South-Eastern votes in next year's presidential election. Olawepo-Hashim, who is running on the platform of the People's Trust (PT), announced at the weekend that Nwankwo would bring his grasp of political economy to bear in the shaping of public policy in the Hashim presidency, following rising projections on his chances of winning the polls. A statement signed by spokesman of the Olawepo-Hashim campaign, Hassan Ibrahim stressed that Nwankwo of the Fourth Dimensions Publisher's fame, was selected among a host of other contenders for his legendary commitment to the struggle for South-East integration, aside his popular fight for...
2019: Dr Hadiza Balarabe May Emerge El-rufai’s Running Mate
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2019: Dr Hadiza Balarabe May Emerge El-rufai’s Running Mate

The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Hadiza Abubakar-Balarabe, may emerge as the running mate of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai in the 2019 elections,barring any last-minute change. The state deputy governor, Arc Barnabas Yusuf Bala, announced recently that he won’t be El-Rufai’s running mate again and has since clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Kaduna Southern Senatorial District. Dr Hadiza, a Numana by tribe, hails from Gwantu, Sanga local government area, in the southern part of the state. El-Rufai’s spokesman Samuel Aruwan could not be reached for comment. But insiders told Daily Trust that the medical doctor, who is currently attending a conference in Kenya, “was summoned yesterday by Governor El-Rufai over t...
Yemisi Haleemat Busari Reacts To Her Appointment As Jimi Agbaje Running Mate
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Yemisi Haleemat Busari Reacts To Her Appointment As Jimi Agbaje Running Mate

Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari as reacted to her appointment as Jimi Agbaje running mate for 2019 election in Lagos. She took to her twitter page to reply the tweet shared by Jimi Agbaje with caption saying... There is nothing greater than a call to serve your God, people, and Nation. I am humbled by this opportunity. #AgbajeBusari2019 Let’s go!
Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Picks Female Running Mate
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Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Picks Female Running Mate

Lagos State PDP candidate Jimi Agbaje has picked a female running mate in a move which could offset the Male/male running ticket of the APC. Announcing via Twitter , Jimi asked Lagosians : ... to Join him in welcoming on board the next Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Yemisi Haleemat Busari . Mrs Yemisi Haleemat who is a mother and as well as a devout Muslim would be the running mate of Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State for the 2019 polls.
‘An 11-Year-Old Said I Don’t Keep My Promise…’ – Peter Obi
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‘An 11-Year-Old Said I Don’t Keep My Promise…’ – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state and running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) says people hardly tell you the truth in government. Speaking at the just-concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) in Abuja on Tuesday, the former governor said it took an 11-year-old schoolgirl to tell him he was not keeping his promises. “For me, what I will say to all of us here is that government is not working today. It didn’t work in the past, don’t think it was working when I was there, it didn’t work in the past, it is not working today,” Obi said. “I have served, I can tell you, the government is far apart from the people. What we need to do is to see that there is no other country except this one, and engage them (government). ...
Sowore Picks Rabiu Ahmed Rufai As Running Mate
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Sowore Picks Rabiu Ahmed Rufai As Running Mate

Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai has been selected as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress. Born on July 17th, 1976, Dr. Rufai is a world-class expert in public health intervention. He is from Jigawa State. His areas of expertise include Maternal and Child Health Services, Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, Health Systems Development for Primary Health Care, Health Management, Policy and Planning, Health Economics and Policy Research, Health System Development and Strengthening, Demography, Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Programs, Medical Statistics and Epidemiology. Dr Rabiu’s impressive qualifications include a medical degree (MBBS) from Bayero University, Kano, and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University UK. He is a Fellow of the Wes...
How Atiku Will Zone Offices If Elected President – Gbenga Daniel
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How Atiku Will Zone Offices If Elected President – Gbenga Daniel

The Director General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, has said the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) will go to the South-west if Mr Abubakar wins the presidency, NAN reports. Mr Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, made the declaration at an interactive session with journalists on Sunday in Lagos. It can be recalled that the PDP had initially zoned its national chairmanship to the South-west, but later picked Uche Secondus from the South-south. Also, Mr Abubakar’s running mate, Peter Obi, hails from the South-east. “We need to understand that the candidate has control over who becomes his running mate during the election and who becomes the SGF if he wins. “The decisions on major offices are being given serious considerat...
Accept Atiku’s Choice Of Running Mate – Jonathan Begs South-East Leaders
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Accept Atiku’s Choice Of Running Mate – Jonathan Begs South-East Leaders

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East zone to support the party’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate, to ensure victory for PDP in next year’s general elections. The former President’s appeal followed a statement issued on Saturday by leaders of the party in the zone stating that they were not properly consulted before Obi’s nomination was made public. In a statement addressed to party members which he personally signed, the former President counseled against insisting on obtaining a zonal endorsement for a vice presidential nomination, adding that it is the prerogative of the Presidential candidate to select the candidate he believes w...
We Were Shocked On Atiku’s Choice Of Peter Obi – PDP, Southeast Governors
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We Were Shocked On Atiku’s Choice Of Peter Obi – PDP, Southeast Governors

South-East Governors on Saturday expressed shock over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election. DAILY POST reports that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the zone took same stand. Their position was made known by the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi. He, however, said that the Presidential candidate of the Party, Atiku will meet with South East leaders over the choice of his running mate. He announced this in Enugu while addressing journalists after emergency meeting of the PDP stakeholders in the South East. According to him, the meeting was to brainstorm on the various news making the rounds in the social media concerning purported choice of the form...
‘Why Atiku Picked Peter Obi As Running Mate’ – Otunba Gbenga Daniel
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‘Why Atiku Picked Peter Obi As Running Mate’ – Otunba Gbenga Daniel

The Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has given reasons why Mr. Peter Obi was picked as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar. The 57-year-old Obi was a former governor of Anambra State and a former Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. In a statement on Friday, Daniel said Mr. Obi’s choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of global and local economics as well as being a financial expert, all experience which Nigeria is in great need at this point in time. “This ticket will be able to steer our nation back on the path of progress, economic prosperity and unity”, Daniel said. Born 19th July, 1961, Obi attended the Christ the King Co...
Atiku Abubakar In Meeting With Peter Obi as Running Mate, Twitter Users Reacts
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Atiku Abubakar In Meeting With Peter Obi as Running Mate, Twitter Users Reacts

PDP’s Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, Atiku Abubakar according to unconfirmed report has picked his running mate and it is Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi. However Premium Times reported that the former Anambra governor who is widely speculated as a top candidate for Mr Abubakar to pick as running mate,  arrived at Mr Abubakar’s residence in Asokoro neighborhood around 3:00 p.m today, and both have been holding undisclosed talks. It should also be noted that suggested in the public domain, Atiku Abubakar is widely expected to choose from either the Igbo-dominated Southeast or a Yoruba choice in the Southwest part of the country. His choice of Peter Obi as a running mate is already trending on Twitter, and here are some reactions below; @itschigbo wro...
Sanwo-Olu Picks Babafemi Hamzat As Running Mate
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Sanwo-Olu Picks Babafemi Hamzat As Running Mate

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has picked his former rival for the party’s governorship ticket, Babafemi Hamzat, as his running mate, Concise News has learned. Sanwo-Olu, who became the candidate of the APC after defeating the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, in the primary election, made the decision due to the support he received from Hamzat in the runoff to the primary, a source familiar with the situation told our correspondent. Hamzat, a former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, was a major contender in the race for the APC governorship ticket before stepping down for Sanwo-Olu. He had said that his decision to withdraw from the race was borne out of greater good for Lag...
Atiku Must Pick Vice From South-West Or… – PDP Chieftain
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Atiku Must Pick Vice From South-West Or… – PDP Chieftain

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been advised to pick his running mate from the South West geo-political zone or perish the thought of securing the support of its people at the polls. This advice is coming 48 hours after the former Vice President beat eleven others at a special national convention in Port Harcourt, to emerge the party’s flag bearer. A PDP chieftain of South West extraction and member of the convention planning committee told our correspondent in confidence late on Sunday night that the advice became necessary in view of the “ill treatment,” meted out to the zone by the party in recent times. According to him, the entire PDP family is ready to work tirelessly for the victory of...

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