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Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle
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Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the APC had on June 25, 2020, dissolved its National Working Committee (NWC) where Tinubu and his associ­ates had a clear majority. They lost the battle as the management of the party structure is now in the hands of a caretaker committee and state governors who are bat­tling to reassert their control over the party’s machinery. Although the general view is that Tinubu will run for the presidency in 2023, but he has not announced any such inten­tions. Sources said the former Lagos State governor now ex­periences serious rivals in the party. The divisions in the party are said to be led by the camps of Nasir el Rufai, governor of Kaduna State and Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Trans­port on one side; and deposed chairman of the APC, Ada...
PDP Moves To Block Umahi’s Defection To APC
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PDP Moves To Block Umahi’s Defection To APC

BARRING any last-minute change of mind, Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi may be set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP National Working Committee (NWC) moved to stop the governor from leaving the party. The NWC met with the governor in Abuja yesterday, apparently to persuade him from leaving the party. The party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, released pictures from the meeting and wrote: “State of the nation: @OfficialPDPNig just held a crucial meeting with Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, to deliberate on national issues.” The governor was seen in the pictures smiling and holding hands with the National Chairman Uche Secondus and other NWC members. Sources in the state maintained that the defection i...
I’m Leaving PDP For APC, Umahi Tells Secondus, Others
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I’m Leaving PDP For APC, Umahi Tells Secondus, Others

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday that he was leaving the party. He said he would join the ruling All Progressives Congress which he claimed would protect the interest of the South-East in the 2023 elections. Our correspondent gathered that Umahi told the members of the National Working Committee of the PDP that his decision to join the APC was irrevocable. The members of the PDP NWC, who were led to the meeting by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, were said to have tried in vain to convince the governor not to abandon the party. Apart from Secondus, among those that were at the meeting at the Ebonyi Governor’s Lodge in Abuja were Deputy National Secretary, Agbo Emmanuel; Nat...
INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination
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INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination

Senators are not about to back pedal in their opposition to the nomination of the President’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), The Nation gathered last night. Senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are understood to have joined forces to stop the nomination of Onochie. Some senators have also received video clips of interviews granted by Onochie from some interest groups to back up their opposition to her nomination. Lobbyists are having a tough time trying to convince the lawmakers to accept Onochie’s nomination for the South-South slot. In deference to the President, senators have made an informal representation to some ...
I Will Never Support APC, PDP Politicians Again – Iyabo Ojo
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I Will Never Support APC, PDP Politicians Again – Iyabo Ojo

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo on Sunday vowed never to support any politician from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The mother of two also said even if her family member was running for a post under the aforementioned parties she won’t vote for such person. “I Alice Iyabo Ojo, will never support, campaign or vote for any APC or PDP member ever again in my life. “Even if you are my family or friend, we need a New Nigeria ��, we need to stop recycling ♻️ #EndBadGoverance,” she wrote. Iyabo has been a part of the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and bad governance
PDP Sponsoring EndSARS Protests – APC
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PDP Sponsoring EndSARS Protests – APC

As the #EndSARS protest continues, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the protest directly or indirectly. According to the APC, it would rather place on record how PDP and it’s leaders are directly and indirectly sponsoring the protest and playing politics with the development. In a statement issued Wednesday by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena asking APC and the Presidency to take responsibility in the killings, said: “Since the protest started, the PDP elements have taken over the social media making various unguarded assertions thereby fuelling the protest. “It is on record that one of the leaders of #EndSARS protest in Akwa Ibom State three days ago publicly admitt...
2023: Ohanaeze Youths Urge South-East Governors To Join APC
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2023: Ohanaeze Youths Urge South-East Governors To Join APC

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has urged governors of the South-East to join the ruling All Progressives Congress. The group said it was apparent that the Peoples Democratic Party did not have the region’s best interests at heart, and as such, there was no need for leaders of the zone to continue to work with the main opposition party. The zonal Secretary General of the group, Mr. Nnabuike Okwu, said this after a virtual meeting with leaders and other critical stakeholders of the region, on Monday. This call came barely 48 hours after speculations that the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, had concluded plans to dump the PDP and take up membership of the APC. Okwu said “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, after their consultative virtual meeting, with Igbo leader...
I Have Not Defected To APC – Umahi
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I Have Not Defected To APC – Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has denied reports making the rounds he has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). A House of Representatives from Ebonyi, Chinedu Ogah had claimed on Saturday the Governor had defected to the APC. Ogah, who is the only APC federal lawmaker from Ebonyi, also commended the Governor for defecting to APC. According to Ogah, Umahi defected to the APC after meeting several leaders of the party, including President Muhammadu Buhari. He described it as a bold step and move in the right direction and asked About, Enugu and Anambra Governors to join the APC for stability in the polity and South East. “Yes, Governor Umahi’s defection to our great party, APC is a step in the right direction. “We cannot a...
I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole
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I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole says he will be in Ondo State for Saturday’s governorship poll. He predicted that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would win the election. According to Oshiomhole, Edo election had come and gone, but that Ondo poll was more important to the APC right now. He said by the special grace of God, Akeredolu would win the election come Saturday. Oshiomhole tweeted: “On Saturday, I will be in Ondo for #Aketi. Edo election has come and gone but Ondo is more important to us now. Akeredolu is winning! “I am sure that by the special grace of God, the Ondo Governor Akeredolu, will win come Saturday. “He did well and electorate are more sophisticated now so we have no fear about that. So nothing to worry about at a...
Edo Speaker, Okiye, Six Others Formally Defect To PDP
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Edo Speaker, Okiye, Six Others Formally Defect To PDP

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Abumere Okiye and six other members of the Edo Assembly, on Tuesday formally defected from the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on the floor of the house. Okiye who announced the defection at plenary session added that he had received letters from the six members including himself, expressing their desires to decamp to the ruling party in the state so as to identify with the developmental strides of Governor Godwin Obaseki to move Edo State forward. The speaker relied on what he termed the sharp divisions and factions in the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) in the state as one of the reasons they decided to cross to PDP, to enable them to perform their duties eff...
Oshiomhole Missing From Ize-iyamu Acknowledgement List
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Oshiomhole Missing From Ize-iyamu Acknowledgement List

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has left out the name of former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in acknowledging the contributions of party leaders and others in the pursuit of his political ambition during the election. Oshiomhole was instrumental to Ize-Iyamu returning to APC from the PDP as well as emerging the governorship candidate of the party. Ize-lyamu suffered a second electoral defeat in his eight years struggle to become the governor of Edo state. Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu with 307,955 votes as against 223,619 votes polled by Ize-Iyamu Speaking in a statement where he declared that he would not approach the Election petition tribunal to challenge th...
Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office
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Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday dismissed reports that he is “secretly” opening a presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja. Tinubu, who denied making such a move, stressed that he was currently focused on helping President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his mandates. A popular news platform, not DAILY POST, had reported that the APC National Leader, “quietly” opened his campaign Headquarters in the Maitama area of Abuja, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The report claimed that a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke was a key coordinator of the campaign office. However, Tinubu, who spoke through his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman urged his supporters to join him in supporting Buhari’s administration. Rahma...
PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP
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PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dr. Sampson Parker, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Dr.Parker, former Commissioner of Health in the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi administration, led over 2,000 of his supporters from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Okochiri in Okrika Local Government Area on Sunday. Excited by his return to the PDP, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike while speaking at the event announced the award of the second phase of Okochiri Internal Roads in Okrika Local Government Area for the people of Krikese Kingdom. A statement from Information Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim on Sunday added that Gov.Wike also announced the award of the reclamation of 25 hectares of ...
Why I Didn’t Campaign For APC During Edo Governorship  – Fayemi
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Why I Didn’t Campaign For APC During Edo Governorship – Fayemi

Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi has spoken on why he did not campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in Edo state. He said campaigning for APC during the election would have amounted to campaigning against his colleague, Governor Godwin Obaseki who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). However, speaking with journalists in Lagos, Fayemi said he could not campaign for the APC in the election because his role as chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum does n...
APC Denies Plans To Replace Sanwo-olu With Abiru In 2023
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APC Denies Plans To Replace Sanwo-olu With Abiru In 2023

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said reports that Tokunbo Abiru, the party’s candidate for Lagos East senatorial  district bye-election is scheming to replace Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in 2023 is the handiwork of  the opposition in the state. Seye Oladejo, the party’s Publicity Secretary  who said the APC is focused on the bye election scheduled for October 31, added that the aim of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to cause disaffection in the APC and distract Governor Sanwo-Olu from delivering the dividends of democracy to Lagosians who overwhelmingly for him in the 2019 general elections. “The report that Abiru is being prepped to replace Governor Sanwo-Olu in 2023 came from the camp of opposition because we won't have a governorship ...
APC Has Not Abandoned Restructuring – Fayemi
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APC Has Not Abandoned Restructuring – Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has never abandoned the quest for restructuring. He recalled that the party had projected restructuring as a core manifesto and set up the El-Rufai Committee to make recommendations to its leadership. Fayemi said not only has the panel submitted its report, but concrete steps had also been made to make proposals to the National Assembly. He drew attention to the commencement of constitution review by the Omo-Agege Committee, saying that it has rekindled. The NGF chairman spoke with reporters in Lagos on preparations for the second year anniversary of his second term, gains and constraints of the administration, conflicts in Ekiti APC and agita...
Akeredolu Collects N750m Monthly As Security Vote ― Ajayi
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Akeredolu Collects N750m Monthly As Security Vote ― Ajayi

CANDIDATE of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the Ondo governorship election, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his estranged deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi have disagreed on running grants and security votes they collect on a monthly basis. Akeredolu had said that his deputy who is now the governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party receives the highest running grant of N13m monthly which is the highest in the country by any deputy governor and yet betrayed him. He said that “Agboola (Ajayi) does not want to wait for his time. I made him comfortable, I asked him to represent me in so many places but some people were warning me, I said they should leave him alone. “No deputy governor has collected what he was collecting in the history of the state. I gave him N13 mil...
Expelling Oshiomhole From APC Can Lead To Suicide – Felix Obuah, Ex-PDP Chairman Begs
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Expelling Oshiomhole From APC Can Lead To Suicide – Felix Obuah, Ex-PDP Chairman Begs

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State to pardon Adams Oshiomhole, Daily Times gathered. He said this on Wednesday in a statement that was signed by his spokesman, Jerry Needam in reaction to alleged plot to expel the former Edo Governor. “As true and evident as it has shown that the APC lost the Edo governorship election, largely because of Oshiomhole’s intransigence and arrogance, expelling him at this material time could only translate to political suicide for the already beleaguered Edo-born politician.” Obuah said being a core politician, he could discern the degree of regret and remorse that goes on in Oshiomhole’s mind. “I’m indeed sorry for the Edo APC suppo...
Edo Election: “I Didn’t Ask Obaseki To Return To APC After Win” – Ize-Iyamu
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Edo Election: “I Didn’t Ask Obaseki To Return To APC After Win” – Ize-Iyamu

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation has called on the traditional media to perform due diligence in reporting events arising from Edo State, "as unprofessionalism would render them as tools for PDP". This was in a statement forwarded to MCI by the Director of Communication and Media of the Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, Mr John Mayaki, who reacted to claims that APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC yesterday at a press conference in Abuja. Mayaki, who noted that nothing of such happened, explained that "the media has once again lent itself to the fabrications of Governor Godwin Obaseki and the PDP, as they did throughout the election." "We warned several times that the media should beware of fabricat...
Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’
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Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken silence following his party's defeat at the September 19 Edo Governorship election. MCI had reported how the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the keenly contested election. Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, had thrown his weight behind Ize-Iyamu, a former Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo State Government, in the guber polls. On Wednesday, Oshiomhole, while at the gym at his private residence, in Benin City, said he did not break down as being alleged in some quarters, following the loss suffered by his party. While thanking the good people of Edo State...
APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair
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APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair

The governing All Progressives Congress on Monday, conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election. Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki over his victory. Buni said, “Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party. “We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcom...
‘APC, Akeredolu Will Lose Ondo Election’ – Primate Ayodele
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‘APC, Akeredolu Will Lose Ondo Election’ – Primate Ayodele

Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodele, has declared that the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, will lose the Ondo State governorship election. The poll will be held on Saturday October 10. Ayodele, in a statement on Tuesday, said that Akeredolu will not win except through manipulations and technicality. The cleric declared that Ondo people have rejected the governor. ‘‘Rotimi Akeredolu will not win Ondo election except through manipulations and technicality, He must not underrate anybody, the candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede and ZLP, Agboola Ajayi are out to beat him. "He needs to be careful because he will be betrayed, there are moles in his camp. The people of Ondo state have rejected Akeredolu, no matter the...
PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States
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PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States

*PDP states* (1). Edo State - PDP (2). Rivers State - PDP (3). Delta State - PDP (4). Bayelsa State - PDP (5). Cross River State - PDP (6). Akwa Ibom state - PDP (7). Enugu state - PDP (8). Ebonyi state - PDP (9). Benue State - PDP (10). Oyo State - PDP (11). Adamawa state - PDP (12). Bauchi State - PDP (13). Abia State - PDP (14). Zamfara State - PDP (15). Sokoto State - PDP (16). Taraba State - PDP *APC States* (1). Borno State - APC (2). Imo state - APC (3). Kano state - APC (4). Kaduna state - APC (5). Nasarawa state – APC (6). Kogi state – APC (7). Niger State – APC (8). Plateau State – APC (9). Jigawa state – APC (10). Kastina state – APC (11). Kwara state – APC (12). Kebbi state – APC ...
Obaseki’s Victory Shows Egocentric Politicking Can Be Defeated – Oyegun
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Obaseki’s Victory Shows Egocentric Politicking Can Be Defeated – Oyegun

A former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election. Oyegun, in a statement on Tuesday, noted that egocentric politicking could be overcome. “Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr. Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State. “You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, the ills of overbearing and egocentric politicking in our nation can be overcome.” He noted: “Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so places additional responsibilities on your shoulders.” “I wish you and your Deputy four more years of inspired and productive leadership...
Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court
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Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied rejecting the outcome of the just concluded Saturday, September 19 Edo Governorship election. Incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party had on Sunday defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of Uzodinma’s party, the All Progressives Congress. The Imo governor, who is vice chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, was alleged to have said his party would “secure victory” at the Court, saying it was marred by irregularities. But in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV on Monday, the Imo State government via its handle, distanced the governor from the said report, describing it as fake news. According to the Imo state government, the report did not emanate from any of its official channels. It therefore ad...
‘Don’t Rejoice Yet, Obaseki May Soon Return To APC’ – Bamgbose Tells PDP
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‘Don’t Rejoice Yet, Obaseki May Soon Return To APC’ – Bamgbose Tells PDP

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to limit their celebration of the outcome of the governorship election in Edo State because Governor Godwin Obaseki may soon return to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Governor Obaseki left the APC for the PDP a few months to the governorship election after he was disqualified by the ruling party. Obaseki was, however, declared elected for a second tenure in office by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Sunday after he defeated candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu with over 100,000 votes. The incumbent Governor had an arduous journey having contended with the duo of the APC National Leader, Bo...
“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election
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“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday suggested he was surprised at the loss of the All Progressive Congress in the recently concluded Edo State Governorship Election. The Governor said three weeks to the election, polls indicated that the APC was set to win. However, on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election and Governor of the state for the next four years. “We would have loved to win,” El-Rufai said, during an interview on Sunrise Daily. “Quite frankly I was optimistic. “Up to three weeks ago, the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last two, three weeks of the campaign. “As you know, a large num...
No More APC, What Is Left Of APC Is Just Respect For Buhari – Okorocha
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No More APC, What Is Left Of APC Is Just Respect For Buhari – Okorocha

A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that only respect for President Muhammadu Buhari is all that is left of the APC and that the crisis rocking the party was part of consequences for relegating the founding members. Okorocha who addressed some journalists on Sunday in Abuja said that there is no more APC. According to him, the party that is smarting from internal crisis after the 2019 general elections, died the day the leadership abandoned the progressive and democratic ideals on which it was founded. Okorocha, who is also the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, said that apart from President Buhari, the other leaders of the political blocks that merged to form the party in 2015, w...
‘APC And PDP Members Voted For Obaseki Because Of Injustice’ – Okorocha (Video)
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‘APC And PDP Members Voted For Obaseki Because Of Injustice’ – Okorocha (Video)

#EDO2020: OKOROCHA HAILS EDO PEOPLE FOR VOTING AGAINST INJUSTICE When I saw Adams Oshiomole with Hope Uzodimma Leading the campaign I knew there will be no victory for APC- Rochas said The President, Rochas Foundation International and former Governor of IMO State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has congratulated the people of EDO for standing firmly against oppression by the dissolved executive council of the APC which led to the defection of Governor Obaseki to another party. Okorocha insisted that some politicians have taken advantage of PMB’s honesty and patriotism to perpetuate unprovoked chaos and confusion in the party by neglecting the founding fathers of the APC stressing that he had forewarned of the catastrophe that might plaque the party urging Mr President to step-in to av...
APC Rejects Edo Governorship Election Results
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APC Rejects Edo Governorship Election Results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has rejected the outcome of Saturday's Edo Governorship, in which incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki was declared winner. MCI had on Sunday reported how Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, secured 307,955 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, who got 223, 619 votes. In a statement forwarded to MCI, Sunday, the APC alleged foul play in election, but called on party members to stay calm "while party leaders study the result and decide what is next." In the statement signed by the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, rejecting the result, the APC cited alleged strong arm tactics. "Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated," said the terse stateme...
Edo Election: PDP Churning Out Doctored Election Results, Fake Figures — APC
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Edo Election: PDP Churning Out Doctored Election Results, Fake Figures — APC

The All Progressives Congress APC has accused the Peoples Democratic Party PDP of churning out fake results for Saturday’s Edo state Governorship election, urging the public to ignore same. The APC in a statement by the spokesman of its campaign council “laughed at the speculative results by the PDP where they churned out fake figures in the pretence that it has already secured majority votes”. According to the statement, PDP’s “electoral vaudeville” will not secure them the elections, noting that the figures and images being bandied in the media are falsities that should be regarded without any seriousness. He said, “Before the election, we warned that PDP has prepared doctored election results and fake figures to make it appear that they will win the elections. They have eve...
Edo 2020: DSS Arrests APC Supporter For Vote-Buying In Edo
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Edo 2020: DSS Arrests APC Supporter For Vote-Buying In Edo

An alleged Supporter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has been arrested by the Department of State Security, DSS for vote-buying. The suspect, seen wearing a white Polka dot shirt in the footage below was accused of vote-buying by the electorate at Esan North East LGA, Arue (Ward 03), Arue Primary School 1 (PU 004). Shortly after, DSS officials arrived the scene and whisked him away.
Don’t Come To Edo With Bullion Vans” – Tambuwal Mocks APC Bigwigs
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Don’t Come To Edo With Bullion Vans” – Tambuwal Mocks APC Bigwigs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council Chairman, Nyesom Wike has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki would win the Edo governorship election convincingly. Wike, who is also the Governor of Rivers State, made the assertion at the Grand Finale of the Edo PDP Campaign held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. Wike said the convincing evidence on ground has shown the general acceptance of the party by the electorate. He stated that with the achievements of the last four years, it would be impossible for Obaseki not to be declared the winner. The Rivers governor however urged Edo people not to take things for granted but turn out in large numbers to vote the candidate of PDP. “By the grace of God, the election has been won by Governor Obaseki...
Former Governor of Adamawa state, Ngilari dumps PDP for APC
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Former Governor of Adamawa state, Ngilari dumps PDP for APC

Mr James Ngilari, a former Governor of Adamawa has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Adamawa state Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal said the former governor switched camps with thousands of his supporters after “long consultation.”   Bilal who said the APC at National and state level are making arrangement to officially receive the former PDP member and his supporters, added that they are in contact with the Mai Mala committee to strengthen the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.   He said;   “He told me verbatim that his coming to APC is not to look for any position but to enjoy freedom of political aspiration."
Osinbajo Invited Me To Join APC – Femi Kuti
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Osinbajo Invited Me To Join APC – Femi Kuti

Legendary afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has said that he declined an invitation by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. This is contained in a statement he issued on his social media platforms in which the musician clarified his participation in the Occupy Nigeria protest of 2012 which was against the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. His statement comes amid calls for protests over the recent increase in fuel price from N148 to N151 by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). “I want to state for clarity and posterity my role in the Ojota protest,” he tweeted. “I was invited for what I and many believed was a genuine cause regarding the cost of fuel. “As soon as...
Lagos East Bye-elections: Lagos APC Affirms Tokunbo Abiru’s Candidacy
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Lagos East Bye-elections: Lagos APC Affirms Tokunbo Abiru’s Candidacy

 @OfficialAPCNg affirms Tokubo Abiru as the candidate for the Lagos East senatorial by-election. Also, the PDP will hold its Primaries to determine its candidate for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-elections on the 05th of September, 2020. NAN reports that the four aspirants for the senatorial district are Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Mrs Abiodun Oyefusi, Mrs Saidat Odofin-Fafowora and Mr Olanrewaju Babatunde.
Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened
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Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened

TWO policemen, yesterday, died in an accident involving the campaign convoy of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while he was on his way to Usen in Ovia SouthWest local government area. The accident was said to have happened at about 1pm around the by-pass in Oluku Ovia North East local government area. As a result of the incident, the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called off his rally at Usen. It was gathered that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign convoy hitting the back-up vehicle that the police were riding in. In a statement, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said it was suspending the scheduled campaign to honour the dead. On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu an...
Why Buhari Set Up Osinbajo-led Executive, Legislature Committee – APC
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Why Buhari Set Up Osinbajo-led Executive, Legislature Committee – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken on President Muhammadu Buhari’s constitution of the Executive/Legislative/All Progressives Congress (APC) Consultative Committee. The team was inaugurated on Monday at the State House, Abuja. APC said the development was to ensure good governance and accelerate the implementation of the Next Level agenda. The ruling party expressed confidence that the team would help speed up work on the nine priority areas Buhari announced last week. APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, in a statement noted that all hands are now on deck to ensure the government’s success. He said administration was keen on improving security, education, health care, the economy, job creation, social inclusion, infrastructure, among others. Nabena noted that the ...
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. ...
Jimoh Ibrahim Defects To APC, Says PDP Is Dead Without Him In Ondo
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Jimoh Ibrahim Defects To APC, Says PDP Is Dead Without Him In Ondo

BUSINESS mogul Jimoh Ibrahim has formally defected to the All Progressive Congress in Ondo state boasting that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state is dead without him. Speaking during his defection held at lgbotako in Okitipupa council area of the state, lbrahim who said he revived the PDP from death added that he will “use the same strategy to kill the party in the forthcoming governorship election. The ceremony was attended by the former Governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu, party state chairman, Ade Adetimehin and other chieftains of the party. Ibrahim said that “even if the candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, expends all the resources at his disposal on the election, he will still lose to Governor Akered...
I Don’t Have Problem With APC, But Obaseki Will Win Edo Election – Chris Omashola
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I Don’t Have Problem With APC, But Obaseki Will Win Edo Election – Chris Omashola

As the Edo State Governor election draws closers, controversial Lagos clergyman and General Overseer Of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola, Monday, insisted that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and current Governor, Godwin Obaseki will win the election. In a statement in Lagos, the cleric called for an end to godfatherism in the politics of the state. Endorsing Obaseki publicly, on his verified twitter account Omashola, said: “God is working wonders in Edo State through the human instrumentality of Governor Godwin Obaseki.If I were Adams Oshiomhole, I would stand by my truth, regardless of the direction of the wave; that is called integrity. I am maternally an Edo man and would always wish my people well. I do not have a problem with the All Progressiv...
DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’
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DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’

10 leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) for an ‘important meeting’. In one of the letters obtained by Channels Television, dated August 20, 2020 and addressed to one Tony Adun who is also known as Kabakaba, it was gathered that the politicians will be attending the meeting at the DSS Command Headquarters in Benin City on Saturday August 22.  Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, Adun was asked to attend the meeting with the National Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and eight other leaders of the APC in the state. These include Ehis Adams – APC Leader in Oredo, Osaro Idahosa – APC Leader in Ikpoba-Okha, and Okunb...
No Party In Ondo Can Defeat APC, Akeredolu Has Done Well – Sanwo-Olu
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No Party In Ondo Can Defeat APC, Akeredolu Has Done Well – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the October 10 governorship poll in Ondo State. He speaks on the council’s plans for the gubernatorial election, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s performance in Ondo State and endorsements of the party’s candidate by all the stakeholders, among others issues during the inauguration of the campaign council in Abuja last Saturday. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: How did you see your emergence as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Ondo State governorship election? I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council for Ondo State governorship election, scheduled to hold o...
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG
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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG

APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is a pastor, ministered the word of God at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Divine Pavilion, Uselu Quarters, Benin City, today August 16. Ize-Iyamu would be vying for the governorship seat of the state with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, come September 19 this year. See more photos below.
We Could Have Used Military, Police To Overrun Some PDP States – Buhari
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We Could Have Used Military, Police To Overrun Some PDP States – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the governing All Progressives Congress could have used the military, police and other security agencies to overrun opposition states during the 2019 general election if it wanted but chose to be impartial in the exercise. Speaking at a meeting with North-East governors on Monday, Buhari said the government wanted to show Nigerians that it was humane. Among the Peoples Democratic Party governors, who attended the meeting at Aso Rock were Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and Darius Ishaku (Taraba). The President, who was speaking on the insecurity in the region, remarked that given what his administration inherited in 2015, Nigerians know that it had done its best. He said, “We have problems with resources and securit...
Ondo 2020: ZLP State, LG, Ward Excos Join APC, Declare Support For Governor Akeredolu
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Ondo 2020: ZLP State, LG, Ward Excos Join APC, Declare Support For Governor Akeredolu

The deputy state chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Engineer Abayomi Adebayo, Organising Secretary, Hon Femi Ikoyi and scores of leaders of the party including ward chairmen and members of the party local government executives have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The ZLP leaders said they left the party for the embattled and outgoing deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi who they said doesn't deserve their support. The leaders said the defecting embattled deputy Governor will only meet shell in the party as the main engine room of the ZLP has moved to the APC. According to the defectors, scores of officers of ZLP within the State Executive through the Local Governments to Wards and Units levels in the state have pulled out of the party's stru...
Nasarawa APC Chairman Caught Defiling Two Girls
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Nasarawa APC Chairman Caught Defiling Two Girls

A politician identified as Christopher Ogah has been arrested after he was allegedly caught defiling two girls in his house in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The suspects said to be the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Ward, was allegedly caught defiling two girls aged 12 and 13 years respectively. Daily Trust reported that an eyewitness said the politician lured the girls to his room when they entered his residence to fetch water from a well. Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Mohammad Oyimoga Oyigye confirmed the incident and also disclosed that he saved the suspect from being lynched by angry youths. Oyigye said the suspect who was handed over to the police, was transferred to Lafia to forestall breakdown of peace in the area. Na...
I Feel For Obaseki But APC ‘ll Take Edo Back — Gov. Yahaya Bello
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I Feel For Obaseki But APC ‘ll Take Edo Back — Gov. Yahaya Bello

GOVERNOR of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello yesterday said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will take Edo State back from Governor Godwin Obaseki who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bello said that the power of incumbency will not guarantee victory for Obaseki, adding that Nigerians have witnessed incumbent leaders including former President Goodluck Jonathan “dethroned” from their positions. The Kogi State Governor who spoke with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting between the North Central geopolitical zone governors and the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, enthused that the APC will also take over Anambra State. Commenting on the crisis in the APC, Bello said, “Our...
A Fresh Primary Will Be Conducted In Edo – Giadom
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A Fresh Primary Will Be Conducted In Edo – Giadom

Victor Giadom, a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) who had declared himself as the acting national chairman of the party, says the governorship primary election in Edo state is illegal. Although Giadom had insisted he is the acting chairman of the party following the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole, Worgu Boms, a former attorney-general of Rivers state, was sworn in to replace Giadom in his position in the national working committee (NWC) of the party. While a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) reaffirmed Giadom as the acting national chairman of the party, another high court in Rivers state restrained him from parading himself as such. Osagie Ize-Iyamu was declared winner in the primary conducted in the state on Monday, but speaking through Oluwole A...