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Doyin Okupe To Run For President In 2023
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Doyin Okupe To Run For President In 2023

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, has declared that he will be joining the race for the presidency in 2023 if the security situation in the country lingers on. “I will run for President in 2023 if banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen ravaging the South West and Boko Haram, all continue unabated,” he tweeted. According to him, bandits terrorising the country will be stopped dead on their tracks. The politician noted that the situation where bandits operate unchallenged for 3 to 4 hrs will no longer be possible during his government, adding that any major mass movement in the forests will be detected by satellite and ground forces will be mobilised instantly. “I will also submit a post dated letter of resignation from office by my...
2023 Presidency: Goodluck Jonathan Weighs Options Between APC, PDP
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2023 Presidency: Goodluck Jonathan Weighs Options Between APC, PDP

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is currently weighing his options between remaining in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or decamping to the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC) ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Daily Independent has gathered. A very close associate of the former president who disclosed this to Daily Inde­pendent on Wednesday said he (Jonathan) is widely con­sulting and will “make a bold decision very soon on wheth­er or not he will listen to the agitations of Nigerians who are yearning for his return”. He, however, said it won’t be a surprise to him if Jona­than defects to the APC given the political ostracisation he has suffered in the hands of his party and the respect be­ing accorded him in APC. While recalling what hap­pened duri...
Why Nigerians Should Support Tinubu For 2023 – Akeem Adeyemi
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Why Nigerians Should Support Tinubu For 2023 – Akeem Adeyemi

House of Representatives member Akeem Adeyemi on Tuesday urged Nigerians to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, if he decides to run for President in 2023. The party chieftain, who represents Oyo East, West and Afijo Constituency, described the former Lagos State governor as a political phenomenon, an astute administrator and shrewd businessman who has within the span of 23 years become the “Generalisimo of Nigerian politics”. Adeyemi, a prince of Oyo Kingdom, described Tinubu as a tactician who has the antecedent of being a pro-democracy crusader, a bridge builder, risk taker, humanist and a man of foresight. The former council chairman also noted that Asiwaju Tinubu is a reference point in the political class, judging by his refu...
2023: Nobody Can Match Tinubu Candidacy – Ogun Monarchs
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2023: Nobody Can Match Tinubu Candidacy – Ogun Monarchs

The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle as well as the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo on Monday declared their support towards the vision of the South West Agenda 2023 for promoting the candidature of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the rightful candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The monarchs, who spoke in their palaces when members of the group paid them courtesy visits described Tinubu as the best choice from the southwest zone of the country to take over from President Buhari in 2023. Oba Olugbenle said his support for the former governor of Lagos State is apolitical, adding that Tinubu is the most qualified candidate any political party in the South West could boast of. He argued that the south west co...
2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo
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2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday said Ni­gerians should not be fooled by those saying Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, will restructure Nigeria if he becomes presi­dent in 2023. President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to imple­ment the report of the 2014 National Conference which was set up by his predecessor former President Goodluck Jonathan, comprising emi­nent Nigerians from across the country. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also set up the Committee on True Federal­ism in 2017. The committee had submitted its report since January 2018 but the party has failed to implement it. Responding to those claim­ing Tinubu has no powers to restructure the country now but will do so if he becomes president in 2023, Ad...
PDP Leaders Meet Goodluck Jonathan Amid Defection Rumour
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PDP Leaders Meet Goodluck Jonathan Amid Defection Rumour

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday met with former President Goodluck Jonathan. Former Senate President Bukola Saraki made this known via a post across social media platforms. In the video, Mr Jonathan is seen receiving the delegates with smiles as he exchanges pleasantries with them. According to Saraki, the meeting was to resolve challenges in the party. “As part of our efforts to listen to the concerns of key stakeholders across our great party, this afternoon, the @OfficialPDPNig Reconciliation & Strategy Committee is meeting with our immediate past President, H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (@GEJonathan),” Saraki captioned his post. This comes amid rumour that the All Progressives Congress is considering pitching Jonathan and Kaduna State Governor ...
2023: Run For President, Arewa Youth Forum Tell Kogi State Governor
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2023: Run For President, Arewa Youth Forum Tell Kogi State Governor

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called on Governor Bello to submit himself for national service and contest for the number one seat of the country in 2023 adding that the group alongside many other young Nigerians were tired of recycled bandwagons ruling the country. The Group made this known on Saturday through its President General, Comrade Gambo ibrahim Gunjungu when they paid a courtesy visit to Governor Bello at the Government House in Lokoja. He expressed that the group after its research came to the conclusion to make the call on Governor Bello to run for President in 2023 as they were proud of his numerous antecedents in Security, Infrastructure, youth and women inclusion in governance as well as his firmness against the politicization of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Presi...
Pete Edochie Endorses His Son, Yul For 2023 Presidency
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Pete Edochie Endorses His Son, Yul For 2023 Presidency

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie has endorsed his son and actor, Yul Edochie to contest for the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023. Pete Edochie said he made the endorsement as a result of the pressure he has been receiving from fans and supporters of Yul Edochie. Yul knelt before his father, Pete who gave him fatherly blessings and prayed for the success of his ambition. Sharing the video on his Twitter handle, Yul Edochie wrote; "My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition. . . God Almighty, take absolute control." See video below. https://youtu.be/jsKK59sN5ao
2023 Presidency: MASSOB Warns Jonathan, Tinubu, Bello
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2023 Presidency: MASSOB Warns Jonathan, Tinubu, Bello

AHEAD of 2023 elections, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has condemned the subtle political move by some Northern APC governors to lure and influence former president Goodluck Jonathan to vie for 2023 presidential election, warning Jonathan not to be deceived. MASSOB said the move was “a dangerous systematic way of creating and re-establishing another political discord among the people of old eastern region”. MASSOB also urged Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to bury their presidential ambitions in 2023 and work towards ensuring that a South Easterner gets the Presidency. A statement signed by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu called all the political parties to ensure that their presidential ticket is g...
2023: Why We Are Forming New Political Movement – Okorocha
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2023: Why We Are Forming New Political Movement – Okorocha

The agitation for the 2023 Presidency thickened on Monday with a former governor of Imo State , Rochas Okorocha, announcing the plan to form a new political movement in Nigeria. Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said himself and other progressive- minded politicians were perfecting the plan as a result of the silent agitations and complaints across the country against the current state of the nation. According to him , from the body language of the Nigerians, it was obvious that they were not satisfied with what was on ground in Nigeria. The Senator, who is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress , unfolded the plans in an interview with journalists in Abuja . The PUNCH reported that Okorocha, while commissioning projects i...
2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale
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2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale

Otunba Henry Ajomale, immediate past state chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Wednesday that certain forces in the party were seriously ganging up against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He spoke a day after Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, said President Muhammadu Buhari and those around him had concluded plans to bar certain politicians from contesting in the 2023 general elections. The outspoken Northern leader also said certain individuals had hijacked the ruling APC and were working to use the party to advance their personal interests. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Ajomale, who said attempts were being made to...
No Restriction Stopping Tinubu From Contesting Presidency In 2023 – Sagay
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No Restriction Stopping Tinubu From Contesting Presidency In 2023 – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), renowned professor of law and civil rights ac­tivist, on Monday, said it was the turn of southern­ers to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 in order to preserve the unity of the country and ensure justice and fairness. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Sagay, who is the Chair­man of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PA­CAC) and a chieftain of the ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC), also said there was an informal zoning agreement which the party must honour in selecting the presidential flag bearer for the 2023 gen­eral elections. According to him, even though the agreement was not written, the founders of the APC agreed that the presidency would move to the South after the North had completed two t...
Yul Edochie Celebrates 39th Birthday, To Run For President In 2023
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Yul Edochie Celebrates 39th Birthday, To Run For President In 2023

Nollywood actor and politician, Yul Edochie, turned a year older on January 7, and he took to social media to celebrate with his fans and followers. While many people who celebrate birthdays pray for not just longer life, but more material things, Edochie as a birthday wish, requested for something quite different and unlike many people too. The actor who clocked 39, shared the one thing he would want God to bless him with this new year and according to him, he wants to be as wise as King Solomon in the bible. Sharing a photo of himself on Instagram, he wrote: “Happy 39th birthday to me. Last year l asked for wisdom, you gave it to me Lord. “This year I ask for your grace oh Lord as I prepare to run for President of Nigeria in 2023. To bring real Peace, Unity & Progres...
Igbo Presidency In 2023 Will “Lift Nigeria” – Former Anambra Governor, Ezeife
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Igbo Presidency In 2023 Will “Lift Nigeria” – Former Anambra Governor, Ezeife

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra on Thursday in Abuja said that zoning 2023 presidency to the Igbo people will lift Nigeria. Ezeife said this at a public presentation of two books titled “Good Governance – Instrument for Transformation of a Nation” and “On the Sands of Time’’ written by Dr. Joel Oruche, a veteran journalist and Deputy-Director, Federal Ministry of Information. According to him, it is only the Igbo people who do not understand that God in heaven has already approved the Igbo presidency 2023. He added that the Igbo president had been endorsed by other religions and regions adding that he was in a good position to say so because he had contact with the stakeholders. “We thank the Northerners, Westerners, South-South people, and the Middle bel...
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...
Daddy Freeze Nominates Falz For 2023 Presidency, Says We Need Political Virgins
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Daddy Freeze Nominates Falz For 2023 Presidency, Says We Need Political Virgins

On-Air Personality Daddy Freeze has nominated rapper Falz as his choice for the 2023 presidency. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the broadcaster shared his thoughts on why he chose Falz and also asked his followers to mention their preferred candidates. Some say the youths are the future... If this is true, then we need to start nominating youth leaders and support them morally and financially, so they can contest in 2023. - We must all pick candidates who are political VIRGINS; untainted by politics and its filth. Youths who are brave, bold, intellectual, enlightened, love truth and justice, while standing steadfast with the people. - Here is my presidential nominee for 2023, @falzthebahdguy. He has impressed me greatly and should he decide to contest, I would vote for him. -...
2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s Political Movement ‘BAT 23’ Flagged-Off In Abuja
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2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s Political Movement ‘BAT 23’ Flagged-Off In Abuja

A political movement, BAT 23, has been flagged-off in Abuja to canvas support for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 general election.Tinubu is said to be warming up to contest the number one seat in the country on the platform of the APC. The National Coordinator of the Movement, Umar Inusa, said, during its flag-off at the weekend in Abuja, that the BAT 23, consisted of Tinubu’s supporters who were drawn from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Inusa explained that the movement was formed to root for Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.He said that Tinubu is a highly experienced leader with the required political tact to take over from where President Muhammadu Buhari wou...
Buhari Has Killed Your Ambition, You Can’t Be President – Bamgbose Tells Tinubu
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Buhari Has Killed Your Ambition, You Can’t Be President – Bamgbose Tells Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and his party have been asked to perish any hope of winning the 2023 presidency because they have failed Nigerians Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, believes that the actions of the current administration, most recently the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity, has clearly suffocated Tinubu’s ambition. Bamgbose described the APC as a party with no sympathy whatsoever for the poor masses. Bamgbose lamented that it was quite unfortunate that the All Progressives Congress, APC, which promised better life, good governance, positive change to Nigerians, has successfully made reverse the case. In a chat with DAILY POST over the increase in the ...
Why The South Should Not Believe El-Rufai On 2023 Presidency – Abaribe
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Why The South Should Not Believe El-Rufai On 2023 Presidency – Abaribe

In the second part of his interview with Sunday Vanguard, Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, Minority Leader of the 9th Senate, speaks on the state of the nation and the 2023 zoning controversy. Let’s discuss the state of the nation. The government campaigned on three issues of fixing the economy, tackling insecurity and corruption. Have they met the expectations? I did an interview a short while ago at Radio House in Abuja, it was done before the NBC came up with their five million Naira fine and they became the National Assembly that makes laws and the judiciary that imposes penalty, and so they became a part of everything: The executive, the judiciary and the legislature. So, when I granted that interview and they asked this same question, I said I will answer using an all...
2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP
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2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has cautioned the People’s Democratic Party against shopping for and fielding a northerner in 2023 as presidential candidate. In a statement signed by the President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General , Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group said: “Igbos have voted massively for the PDP since 1999. But it appears that the PDP regards the Igbos as cows that must be milked to death. The PDP is making subterranean plans to retain power in the north in 2023. “The PDP must not insult the intelligence of the Igbo. If the PDP thinks the Igbo will wait till 2031 before it gets a chance at the presidential ticket of the party then the PDP isn’t just treacherous, it is delusional. Perhaps the PDP doesn’t need Igbo votes. The youths...
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. ...
Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro
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Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro

r. Olapade Agoro, former presidential candidate and national chairman of the National Action Council (NAC) on Wednesday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agoro, who described Tinubu as the most resourceful politician in the Southern part of the country said the former Lagos state governor has paid his dues and has all it takes to lead Nigeria. He added that without Tinubu’s assistance, President Buhari who had given up after he lost the 2011 presidential election wouldn’t have won the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. Agoro also said Tinubu has been patient enough and will not step down for anyone in 2023. "Someone...
Tambuwal Consults Obasanjo, Mark, Danjuma Over 2023 Presidency
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Tambuwal Consults Obasanjo, Mark, Danjuma Over 2023 Presidency

Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has begun consultations with some notable political leaders over his presidential aspiration on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). THISDAY gathered that the consultations started last Thursday when he met former Senate President, Senator David Mark, during which he discussed his ambition with him. Tambuwal was to continue the consultation on Saturday with visits to a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd). The governor had met behind closed doors with Obasanjo for about an hour in his Presidential Library Pent House in Abeokuta. A statement by Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, had quoted the governor as saying he vi...
2023: There Are Plots To Keep Presidency In The North – Prof. Sagay
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2023: There Are Plots To Keep Presidency In The North – Prof. Sagay

The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, has warned those clamouring for jettisoning of rotation of presidency to rest such idea, as zoning is an arrangement that assuages the feelings of the people, and gives them the confidence that they have a role in the affairs of the country. “People should not be too clever because I’m seeing some cleverness in those who are now talking of competence. I would be more comfortable with them saying that, if the part of the country from which they do not come has spent eight years, then if they talk of competence I would take them very seriously. I see some of these talks of competence as a disguise for wanting perpetuation of power in one section of the country”, he stated. In this interview w...
2023: Ohanaeze, Others Name Amaechi, Umahi, Onu As Best Presidential Candidate
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2023: Ohanaeze, Others Name Amaechi, Umahi, Onu As Best Presidential Candidate

A coalition of Igbo groups and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, on Sunday named Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu as the best presidential candidates from the Southeast. The coalition said it reached the decision after a joint meeting in Abakaliki where it deliberated on the best candidate from the Southeast and South-south for the presidency in 2023. This was contained in a statement to DAILY POST and signed by, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, (OYC), Mazi Alex Okemiri (President World Igbo Youth Congress), Dr Mrs Helen Ogbonnaya (National leader, Southeast Women Professionals) and Comrade Chidi Ugwujo (President Igbo Students Union). According to the groups: “Umahi is t...
No Going Back On Support For Southern Presidency In 2023 – El-Rufai
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No Going Back On Support For Southern Presidency In 2023 – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday said there is no going back on his support that the 2023 presidency should shifts to Southern part of Nigeria. El-Rufai, who spoke on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said based on arrangement, after President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency should shift to the South. According to him, even the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had that arrangement of power rotation, which was why after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Yar’Adua came to power. He said he did not say he would not support a northern or southern candidate, but that it is just a fact that power had to shift to the south in 2023, even though there was no such power sharing in the APC’s constitution. “After Buhari, what is honourable is for the northern po...
2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tambuwal, Tinubu Test Might In Ondo Election
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2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tambuwal, Tinubu Test Might In Ondo Election

Major gladiators, who are nursing presidential ambition in 2023, are determined in their quest to use the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State as an avenue to test their strengths. Some of these political heavyweights are Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who is leading the charge for Governor governorship candidate in the election. Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s Others are former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, who is a strong pillar behind Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP flag­bearer for the Ondo election. Another presidential hope­ful, Aminu Tambuwal, Soko­to State governor, though a member of the PDP is report­edly queuing behind Agboola...
Igbo Group, WIPAS To Raise N500 Billion For 2023 Presidency Project
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Igbo Group, WIPAS To Raise N500 Billion For 2023 Presidency Project

An Igbo group; World Igbo People’s Assembly (WIPAS), has declared its intention to raise the sum of five hundred billion naira towards the achievement of the 2023 Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction project. Spokesman of the group Chief Emeka Nwachukwu in a release said that it was long overdue for the Igbos to produce a president of Nigeria. Nwachukwu who stated that the project is cost intensive, however, expressed hope that Ndigbo and Nigerians of good conscience all over the world would contribute to fund the project as they begin consultation of Igbo leaders and Nigerians across the world. He told Nigerians to put their searchlight on Igbo land and look for candidates that will salvage Nigeria who are in quantum. Nwachukwu noted that the WIPAS team would soon meet t...
Zoning: El-Rufai Backs South, Says No Northerner Should Contest In 2023
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Zoning: El-Rufai Backs South, Says No Northerner Should Contest In 2023

Amid controversy over the propriety of rotational presidency between North and South, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said no northerner should contest for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai expressed his personal opinion on what has become a divisive subject, dismissing insinuations that he was interested in the race.The governor, who made the statement in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, had also made a similar remark last year. His latest statement came on the heels of Alhaji Mamman Daura’s assertion that merit should determine who becomes President instead of zoning. Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew aired his views also in an interview with BBC Hausa Service. El-Rufai said: “In Nigerian politics, there is a system of rotation, in which everyone ag...
APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support
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APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support

“Too many cooks, spoil the broth” is a popular idiomatic expression in English which in literal translation means when there are too many people involved in trying to do the same thing, the final result will not be good. That best captures the current situation of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). With latest developments in the party, analysts, including concerned members of the party have expressed the views that the party may not survive even before the 2023 general elections. Speaking with our correspondent, one of the national leaders of the party who does not want his name in print had said the current crisis in the party has gone beyond the rift between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman who was sacked from office on Tuesday by ...
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You May Not Have Platform To Contest 2023 Presidency – APC Group Warns Tinubu

A group of founding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to demonstrate democratic leadership by wading into the multi – faceted crises rocking the party. The group warned that should Tinubu fail to deploy his political engineering capacity to intervene in the crises now, he may not have a platform to actualise his presidential ambition come 2023. In an open letter to Tinubu on Thursday, signed by Alh. Salihu Mustapha, Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and eleven others, the group said urgent and sincere intervention of the former governor of Lagos state is needed before the conduct of the party’s governorship primaries in both Edo and Ondo states. The gro...
2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay
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2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly agreed that power should return to the Southern protectorate at the completion of his second term in 2023. The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Professor Itse Sagay, made this known in an interview with Sun Newspapers. Mr Sagay stated this while reacting to the resolution of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by Professor Ango Abdullahi, that the Northern protectorate will retain power at the expiration of the president’s tenure. The NEF is not the only group clamouring for power to remain in the North, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has advised political parties to ensure they field candidates of Northern extraction in the next presidential election or regret not doing so after the 20...
‘Southern Nigeria Wants Restructuring Not Presidency’ –  Fani-Kayode To El-Rufai
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‘Southern Nigeria Wants Restructuring Not Presidency’ – Fani-Kayode To El-Rufai

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Monday said the Southern part of the country was more interested in restructuring than 2023 presidency. Fani-Kayode made the remark in response to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s comment that the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce Nigeria’s next president. El-Rufai had suggested that the Southern part of the country should be allowed to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. The governor, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had said that the North had no reason to hold onto power at the end of Buhari’s second tenure. “But as a group, the Northern APC will have to sit down and endorse someone, most likely someone from the South, because after eight years of ...
Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai
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Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai

As the permutations for the 2023 Presidency begin to dominate political discourse nationwide, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of the country. Although the governor, acclaimed to be a major strategist of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, did not specify which of the southern geopolitical zones should take the Presidency in 2023, he argued that it would be unjustified for the North to seek to retain the Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari might have completed his eight years. El-Rufai, who headed the APC’s Restructuring Committee, pointed out that although the party’s constitution does not make provision for rotational presidency, like the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, it was a genera...
Amotekun: ‘To Hell With Their Presidency’ – Afenifere Blasts Miyetti Allah
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Amotekun: ‘To Hell With Their Presidency’ – Afenifere Blasts Miyetti Allah

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Thursday, Berated Miyetti Allah over remarks that the South-West may lose the 2023 presidency if it fails to drop its security outfit codenamed: Operation Amotekun, saying the north can go to hell with its presidency. The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore had described Amotekun as illegal saying it may affect the chances of the region to produce the presidency in 2023. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, lampooned Miyetti Allah describing the remarks as an insolence. Odumakin said: “Miyetti Allah now owns the Presidency which they can gift to who they want and deny who they choose? What insolence? Cowherders threatening a people that produced the first lawyer in 1879 because a lawyer who doesn’t know t...
Amotekun May Deprive Southwest Of 2023 Presidency – Miyetti Allah
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Amotekun May Deprive Southwest Of 2023 Presidency – Miyetti Allah

Herdsmen under the umbrella of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have warned Southwest governors to withdraw their support for Western Nigeria Security outfit, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’, adding that their continued support for Operation Amotekun may hurt the Southwest’s chances of getting the Presidency in 2023. The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. Saleh said Miyetti Allah was disappointed in the South-West intelligentsia for supporting the outfit. He said, “This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West governors should have done is to continue to push for state police. Where did they expect to get the funding from at a time some of them are...
2023: Yarima Declares Interest To Contest For Presidency
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2023: Yarima Declares Interest To Contest For Presidency

A former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Sani Yarima has declared interest to contest for the presidency come 2023. Yarima, an All Progressives Party (APC) member disclosed this yesterday in Bauchi while speaking with newsmen shortly after he paid a condolence visit to a famous Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi over the death of his wife. He said that various political groups from different parts of the country had approached him to contest for the presidency. “And by the grace of Allah, I will contest for the seat in 2023,” he said. Yarima who served as governor for eight years and senator for eight years, said if elected in 2023, he will fight poverty, create job opportunities and address the infrastructural gap in the country. “The APC has set a standard of ...
Tinubu Visits Aso Rock; Says Not Yet Time To Talk About Buhari’s Successor
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Tinubu Visits Aso Rock; Says Not Yet Time To Talk About Buhari’s Successor

National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday has cautioned against the haste in debating which zone of the country should produce the next president now. Tinubu, who spoke with State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said such would affect the pace of governance by President Mohammadu Buhari’s government. He cautioned that discussing 2023 presidency would distract the government from providing people-oriented services such as roads, and other development agenda of the administration.
2023: Second Term Governors Plot To Succeed Buhari
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2023: Second Term Governors Plot To Succeed Buhari

The battle for the 2023 presidential run is beginning to embrace some new thinking amongst the active players, such that could force the emergence of one of the outgoing governors as successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. Already, these permutations had thrown up a Northwest governor and one of his counterparts from the Southwest, whose ambitions were reckoned, could help get the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, out of the way by installing a new executive that might be favourable to them. But the snag in their plot against Oshiomhole is that the first term governors of the APC are believed to be on the side of their national chairman in the survival battle and also boasting sufficient number to help him keep his job. Directly conne...
Bode George Indicates Interest In Running For President In 2023
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Bode George Indicates Interest In Running For President In 2023

The race for the 2023 presidency may have begun in earnest as a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has indicated interest in the number one position in the land. Though the PDP leader in Lagos is yet to formally announce his intention, some of his supporters and close aides have started mobilising for him. Feelers told our correspondent yesterday that George is strongly interested in the raace. In fact, a new group known as the Pathfinder Consortium emerged yesterday ostensibly to champion the ambition of George, who was one-time PDP Vice-Chairman in the South-West, Deputy National Chairman (South) and Deputy National Chairman in the PDP headquarters. The group is led by Prince Uthman Shodipe-Dosumu, a Special Adviser to Bode Geor...
My Life In Danger Over 2023 Presidency – Walid Jibrin, PDP BoT Chair Cries Out
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My Life In Danger Over 2023 Presidency – Walid Jibrin, PDP BoT Chair Cries Out

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin has raised alarm over threats to his life and petitioned the Director-General of DSS and Inspector General of Police, following his comments that the party will not zone its presidential ticket come 2023. Sen. Jibrin recently stated that the party will give room for interested aspirants from all parts of the country to contest for the presidential primaries for the 2023 elections, which elicited various reactions including threats of a demonstration against him and harassment. According to him, “I have received a call from some people threatening my life over my coming out not to mention that the presidency of this country be zoned to the Northeast. They were saying that I am a traitor, that I shou...
2023: PDP Undecided Over Presidential Candidate
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2023: PDP Undecided Over Presidential Candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party has yet to decide the criteria for choosing its candidate for the 2023 presidential poll. While some key political actors hold the view that the South should produce retired Major General Buhari’s successor based on the principle of rotation between the North and the South, some others have openly argued that any part of the country, including the North, can produce the next President. There has also been speculation that the PDP will settle for a northern candidate if the ruling All Progressives Congress decides to zone the 2023 presidency to the South. But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, told our correspondent on Friday that the leadership of the party had yet to set the criteria for picking its candidate. Ologbondiyan sai...
2023 Presidency: Tinubu Hands Over Apc Lagos To Aregbesola, Focuses On Ambition
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2023 Presidency: Tinubu Hands Over Apc Lagos To Aregbesola, Focuses On Ambition

Gists reaching us from those in the know has it that, All Progressives Congress, APC, kingmaker and party leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu might have handed over structures of the ruling Party and even affairs of Lagos State to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola. This speculations were further put paid to, during the last cabinet appointments in Lagos State; as it was evident how Rauf Aregbesola was the go-to person. He in charge of making sensitive decisions and appointments while the jagaban himself manned things at the FCT. Sources have recently revealed that Tinubu has given control of the ‘’intimidating machine’’ to Aregbesola. It was gathered that the move has given Tinubu free time to concentrate on other things and most importantly his 2023 presidential ambitions. N...
Igbos Cannot Make Presidency Alone – Rochas Okorocha
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Igbos Cannot Make Presidency Alone – Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, the Imo West Senator has declared that the South East alone can’t make themselves President in 2023. The Senator disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday, in Abuja. Okorocha reiterated that the southeast needs the support of the North and other geopolitical regions to achieve its aim of producing Nigeria’s president in 2023. He stated that Nigeria needs a president who would continue with the efforts of uniting the country, create jobs and also guarantee security. He said: “The Igbo alone cannot make themselves the president. The quicker they come together and start shoring up support from the North and other parts of the region the better it is to realise the dream. “I know we shall come up to that point one day when who becomes the president wou...
Only God Knows Who Will Be Alive In 2023 – Bode George
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Only God Knows Who Will Be Alive In 2023 – Bode George

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) accountable for the promises made during the last election and stop directing their energies to the issue of 2023 presidency. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, George, who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said solutions to problems of unemployment, hunger, insecurity and other challenges should be the focus of Nigerians and not the 2023 presidency. According to him, it is absurd that Nigerians are dissipating energies on the issue of 2023 when President Buhari is yet to complete a year in his second term in office. “What I will say is that 2023 is still a long journey from now. We m...
Why All Parties Must Zone 2023 Presidency To South East – Gregory Ibe
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Why All Parties Must Zone 2023 Presidency To South East – Gregory Ibe

Prof Gregory Ibe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and member of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, is the founder of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State. In this interview in Awka, Anambra State capital, he spoke on Ndi Igbo agitation for the presidency, IPOB and his political ambition come 2023. Among others. Ohaneze is sharply divided, with some of its members calling for Igbo presidency come 2023 and others agitating for secession. What is your view? I am a subject of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, which is the highest body that talks about the socio-cultural activities of Ndi Igbo. I submit myself to Ohaneze leadership. I have the opportunity of attending the Ime Obi meeting of Ohaneze. In my thinking, all these work together for the common good of Ndi Igbo. We are not using arms in ou...
Tinubu Fit For 2023 Presidency – Guru Maharaj Ji
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Tinubu Fit For 2023 Presidency – Guru Maharaj Ji

Founder of One Love Family, Guru Maharaj Ji, has described the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as fit and suitable for the presidency in 2023. Debates have been widespread over the possibility of the APC fielding the former Lagos State governor as its presidential candidate after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023. Maharaj Ji, however, on Wednesday at a news conference held at Maharaj Ji village to herald his ministry’s golden age festival, said he would offer support for Tinubu if he is chosen by his party. “Anybody can become the president of Nigeria as long as he or she places the interest of the country above personal interest. “If there is anyone who is fit in the south, it is Sen. Bola Tinubu. So, I will offer him ...
PDP Denies Zoning 2023 Presidential Ticket
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PDP Denies Zoning 2023 Presidential Ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied reports in a section of the media suggesting that it plots to retain the zoning of its presidential slot in the North East and South East. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja, described the reports as mere speculation. Mr Ologbondiyan said those behind the reports were political terrorists whose plan was to mislead the public and cause disaffection within the ranks of the PDP with the hope of using such fabrications to further their own selfish political ambitions. He urged all PDP members and supporters to ignore those seeking to cause disaffection in the party’s ranks. “The PDP states categorically that our governors are not divided along any lines of ambitio...
Don’t Be Surprise To See President Buhari Contest In 2023 – Galadima
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Don’t Be Surprise To See President Buhari Contest In 2023 – Galadima

ormer political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of Reformed All Progressives Congress, rAPC, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has stated that Nigerians should not be surprised to see the President contesting in the 2023 presidential election. Buba Galadima who now works together with the PDP said that when the time comes, PDP will usher Buhari into the 2023 presidential race. In an interview made available to IgbereTV, Galadima claimed that President Buhari's absence in the country during the hearing of the petition filed by Atiku meant that Buhari is in control of the judiciary as he is confident of victory He said, “I have never seen such a terrible situation like what we are witnessing in Nigeria today under the APC-led government of President Muhamma...
Only A Mad Person Will Say North Will Remain In Power For 100 Years – Sagay
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Only A Mad Person Will Say North Will Remain In Power For 100 Years – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Tuesday said only a mentally slow person will proclaim that the North will remain in power forever. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said for the sake of peace the unwritten agreement of power rotation between the North and South after eight years must be adhered to. According to him, power must shift to the South in 2023 after President Muhammadu Buhari must have completed his tenure in 2023. He said anyone thinking of truncating that arrangement is interested in the break-up of Nigeria. “No rational mind will say things like that. Only an ethnic jingoist or a person who is mentally slow and who does not have the interest of the country at heart will utter ...