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2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu
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2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu

Political allies and associates of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday gathered in Ibadan to intensify mobilization for the presidential bid of the Lagos state former governor. The allies in attendance, drawn from the Southwest zone of the country include former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the geo-political zone. According to sources, at least twenty current and past Speakers in the States’ Assemblies in the region were in attendance at the meeting. The attendees include Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former sp...
2023: Cede Your Presidential Tickets To Igbo, South East Leaders Tell PDP, APC
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2023: Cede Your Presidential Tickets To Igbo, South East Leaders Tell PDP, APC

Political leaders in Igbo land have urged all political parties in the country, including the main opposition party, PDP, and the ruling APC to cede their Presidential tickets to South East in the 2023 general election. According to the leaders, this is in the interest of justice, equity, and national unity. In a communique signed by Sen Orji Uzor Kalu, Sen Ike Ekweremadu, Sen Anyim Pius Anyim, Rt. Hon. Nkeiru Onyejeocha, Chief Chuka Odum, Sen. Michael Nnachi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Hon. Amechi O. Danis, Chief Chekwas Okorie, Sen. Obinna Ogba, Rep. Makwe Livinus M, Dr. Oliver Osi, Hon Ali Okechukwu and Hon Stanley Ohajuruka at the end of a meeting held recently in Igbere, Bende local government area of Abia convened by Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu towards the actualisati...
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...
Imagine Joining Forces With Wike – Okorocha Hints On New Political Party
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Imagine Joining Forces With Wike – Okorocha Hints On New Political Party

Former Imo State Governor and the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha has dropped a huge hint on the prospect of a new political force ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country. Okorocha at the Commissioning of the Rumueche- Rumuakunde- Ohna- Awuse Road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State called for the integration of like minds from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the All Progressives Congress APC to accelerate the level of progress in the country. Okorocha, who said he was in Port Harcourt on grounds of his friendship with the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike called on the people of the South East and South-South to synergize in view of the similarities in culture. The former governor noted that there are good peo...
Ohanaeze: APC Congratulates Professor Obiozor
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Ohanaeze: APC Congratulates Professor Obiozor

We congratulate former Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Prof. George Obiozor on his election as the new President-General of the Ohanézè Ndígbo. We also congratulate Chief John Nwodo executive for its mature and patriotic leadership of Ohanézè Ndígbo.
Obaseki Certificate Forgery: APC To Appeal Court’s Judgement
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Obaseki Certificate Forgery: APC To Appeal Court’s Judgement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has said it will appeal Saturday's judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the case it instituted against the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Igbere TV had earlier reported how the Court, today, dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed against the Edo governor by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed dismissed the suit on the conclusion that the plaintiffs (APC, Edobor) failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Obaseki ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’ In a statement endorsed by the APC Caretaker Publicity Secretary in Edo, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, the party said it was appealing the judgement. He quoted the Chairman of the Party Caretaker Committee in Edo, Col. David Imu...
Emulate “True Democrat Buhari” – APC Tells U.S Politicians
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Emulate “True Democrat Buhari” – APC Tells U.S Politicians

The All Progressives Congress (APC)has described events that followed the United States of America’s November 2020 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat as condemnable. The APC said this in a statement signed by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee on Saturday in Abuja, while reacting to the development. “The events of the past 72 hours in the U.S. are, to say the least, condemnable. Over time, elections in the U.S. had been used as a touchstone for elections in other democracies. “It is settled that strong institutions are fundamental to the sustenance of democracies. “However, this U.S. election saga strongly underscores the fact that the integrity of the country’s leade...
Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Lawsuit Against Governor Obaseki
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Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Lawsuit Against Governor Obaseki

The alleged certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state by the  All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party Williams Edobor, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The plaintiffs had accused the Edo state Governor of presenting a forged certificate purportedly issued by the University of Ibadan to seek re-election in the Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020. Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday January 9 after both parties closed their cases and presented witnesses and evidence to the court, dismissed the case on grounds of the allegations not being proved. He noted that though the allegation of forgery was criminal in nature and required to be proved beyond reasonabl...
2023: Tinubu Will Need To Start ACN From Scratch If He Dumps APC – Tony Momoh
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2023: Tinubu Will Need To Start ACN From Scratch If He Dumps APC – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Wednesday dismissed reports that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to dump the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Speaking in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Momoh, a former national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), said as one of the founding fathers of the APC, Tinubu will be one of the last people to dump the party. He also said if Tinubu decides to leave the APC, he can no longer return to his former party, Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) given the fact that the party’s certificate of registration had been withdrawn by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) upon the merger that ushered in the APC. ...
Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC
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Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Nigerians are earnestly waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over power at the federal level in order to enshrine good governance. Governor Wike made the assertion at the inauguration of the 11.53 kilometers Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas and performed by the former Senate Majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume on Wednesday. The governor said Nigerians have increased their yearnings for good governance, improved economy and developmental projects that PDP has continued to provide in the states that it controls. He stated that the hope of Nigeria depends on the Peoples Democratic Party. "Eleme people, I want to sincerely thank you for the support that you've given t...
Some Persons Sat On APC Report On Restructuring – Osoba
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Some Persons Sat On APC Report On Restructuring – Osoba

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, alleged yesterday that some powerful persons frustrated the detailed report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring of the country. Osoba expressed shock that the report by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on restructuring was yet to be implemented despite its adoption by all organs of the party. The APC stalwart who disclosed this while speaking as a guest on ARISE News also joined the call by some APC leaders for the Southern region to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. He said the idea of power rotation was part of the gentlemanly understanding that was reached during the merger that formed the APC. While stressing that founding members of the APC refused to put zoning in the p...
You Must Account For Alleged ₦15 Trillion Loot, PDP Tells APC Leaders
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You Must Account For Alleged ₦15 Trillion Loot, PDP Tells APC Leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, told the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they would face inquiry for alleged N15 trillion loot, among others. The party also said the alleged “manipulation of the Buhari administration and importing of terrorists and bandits for 2019 general elections who are now on rampage, killing innocent Nigerians, particularly in the northern parts of our nation” were another “misdeeds too grievous to be ignored by the Nigerian people.” In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP accused the APC leadership of resorting to diversion of attention from its alleged misrule. The opposition party said it was aware that “APC’s attack is a desperate diversionary tactics as more revelations contin...
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, closed the forgery case it instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, after it called a total of six witnesses and tendered 17 Exhibits. Lead counsel to the APC, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, announced decision of the party to rest its case, shortly after the court discharged the sixth witness, PW-6, Dr. Mikano Asekome, who is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Benson Idahosa University, Benin city, Edo state. The PW-6 told the court that he was on December 23, 2020, summoned to appear as witness in the matter. The witness went ahead and tendered in evidence, the original copy of his certificate in Agricultural-Economics, which the University of Ibadan awarded to him on July 31, 1978. Under cro...
We’ll Teach Umahi A Lesson – PDP
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We’ll Teach Umahi A Lesson – PDP

The Acting Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Fred Udogu, on Sunday, said the party will soon erase the name of Governor David Umahi from the original list of its members. The acting chairman, who stressed that the governor would not be re-admitted into the party if he thought of making a U-turn, said PDP had its worse experience under the Umahi-led government. It would be recalled that Governor Umahi dumped PDP for APC late last year. He explained that the process for permanent deletion of the governor’s name from the PDP registered members’ list would soon begin. “Nobody has the right to belong to two political parties at the same time. Very soon, we will call for the register of the party where we will remove his name as a...
We Accept PDP’s Defeat With Dignity, Sportsmanship – Bauchi Governor, Abdulkadir Mohammed
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We Accept PDP’s Defeat With Dignity, Sportsmanship – Bauchi Governor, Abdulkadir Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed said that he has accepted the defeat of the PDP in the State Assembly by-election won by the APC in good faith describing the outcome as the will of God. The Governor in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado also enjoined PDP members and supporters to accept the defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. The governor who described the lost of the PDP as a will of God, encouraged party faithfuls not to be divided by the temporary setback. Bala Mohammed while observing that, the loss is a lesson for all, noted that, as warriors, both his government and PDP need to plan to regain their lost ground with chivalry, tactics and team work. The Governor stated that, “All praise and adoration belong to All...
Lagos Bye-election: PDP To Pay Voters N5,000 Each – APC Alleges
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Lagos Bye-election: PDP To Pay Voters N5,000 Each – APC Alleges

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised an alarm over the influx of miscreants and political thugs in some areas considered to be its strongholds by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a statement by Seye Oladejo, its Publicity Secretary also alleged that it has intelligence reports that the PDP has perfected plans to buy votes by giving electorates the sum of N5,000 each. Thd statement reads “Our attention has been drawn to certain developments that are capable of disrupting the by-elections for Lagos East Senatorial district and the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe 2 slated for this Saturday”. “The members of APC in the areas where the elections will be conducted have observed the unusual mobilization of hood lums and mi...
Court Dismisses Obaseki’s Application Seeking To Stop ‘Forged Certificate’ Case
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Court Dismisses Obaseki’s Application Seeking To Stop ‘Forged Certificate’ Case

'A federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party and Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki‘s motion seeking to stop a suit against the governor bordering on 'forged certificate, thereby granting accelerated hearing for Dec 3. Igbere TV recalls that last month, the same court had adjourned the hearing of the suit filed by the All Progressives Congress against the governor from November 16th to November 18th which was subsequently adjourned again. The adjournment followed the submissions by counsel to Obaseki, Mr Ken Mozia, that all pending motions relating to pleadings must first be resolved before going into the substantive matter. Mozia specifically asked the court to allow him move his motion challenging the competence of the reply filed by ...
Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed
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Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Mohammed Junaid, has said that as long as President Muhammadu Buhari and All progressives Congress, APC, are in power, Nigeria will never know peace. According to him, the task of governing the country is beyond President Buhari. Dr. Junaid stated this while reacting to the weekend killings of over 43 persons in Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Mohammed Junaid said: “I think Nigerians by now must have been sick and tired of the story of the massacre of innocent people in North-East, particularly in Borno State. “And certainly, Nigerians cannot pretend to be unaware of the bandits in North-West, particularly Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kaduna states. “So any attempt by Buhari, this lousy government to pretend that they we...
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Anyim Pulled Out Of APC Defection Plan Over My Visit To Buhari – Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Sunday revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress together with the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim. Umahi, who disclosed this while addressing APC stakeholders at a meeting held at the Bouquet Lodge of the old Government House, Abakaliki, said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rted.), over the defection plan without carrying him along. According the governor, the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in the APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected. Umahi said he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders in the state about his defection to the APC, addi...
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...
‘I spend three days in a month in Yobe’ — Governor Mai Mala Buni, replies critics who accused him of abandoning state
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‘I spend three days in a month in Yobe’ — Governor Mai Mala Buni, replies critics who accused him of abandoning state

Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe, says he spends at least three days in a month in the state. Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the governor said he carries out his duties effectively even when he is not in the state. Buni was reacting to criticism that he has been largely absent from the state since he took over as the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He added that his duty in the ruling party is not hindering his efforts to discharge his responsibilities. “On the issue of staying, there is no way I can spend a month without spending three or four days in Yobe state. And then even if I return to Yobe, I won’t advertise or make it public that today I will be in Yobe and tomorrow I will be leaving,” the governor said. “Wait, Let me land, list...
I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi
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I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim and some National Assembly members from the state.   Speaking at an APC stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, Umahi said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see President Buhari over the defection plan without carrying him along.   The Governor who revealed that the only grievance of the NASS members and other leaders was that he joined APC before them, added that the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.   He said;   “They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficul...
Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP
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Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP

The People's Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State does not have any desire to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. MCI had reported that former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said Ikpeazu promised to join APC. Reacting over the report in a statement made available to MCI Hon. Chief Fabian Nwankwo, Publicity Secretary of PDP described the report as rumour and urged PDP loyalists in the state to continue supporting Ikpeazu. Nwankwo further advised Senator Kalu to prevail President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle growing insecurity, Economic Retrogression, social Injustice and decay of infrastructure in the country. MCI recalls that few weeks ago, Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State deca...
APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta
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APC Crisis: I Remain Acting National Chairman – Hilliard Etagboeta

There is no end in sight to the fresh leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) as party chieftains remained divided at the weekend over the court case initiated by former national vice-chairman (South-South) of the party, Honorable Hilliard Etagboeta. Etagboeta has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by Yobe State governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni. The Buni committee is a creation of a statutory organ of the party, the National Executive Committee, which dissolved the APC National Working Committee, led by its immediate past national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at an emergency meeting held last June at the Presidential Villa. The claim to the off...
Goodluck Jonathan Is Working For Buhari – APC
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Goodluck Jonathan Is Working For Buhari – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said former president, Goodluck Jonathan, is working for the current government. The ruling party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this while answering questions on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday. Nabena also slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for not being a worthy opposition. According to him, Jonathan has been working for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, because he is a ‘progressive’ statesman. The visit by some APC chieftains to Jonathan last Friday, who contested in the 2011 and 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the PDP, raised the stakes in permutations for the 2023 general elections. But Nabena said, “We are not desperate. Goodluck Jonathan has be...
Fast Till God Answers Prayers, If You Refuse To Join APC – Uzodinma
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Fast Till God Answers Prayers, If You Refuse To Join APC – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Friday said anyone who refused to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might continue to fast until God answered the prayers. Governor Uzodinma said this while fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari again at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over the erosion crisis in his State. The governor, while reacting to a question on the movement from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in South East geo-political zone, expressed optimism that more people from the region would still join the ruling party with the entry of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State who had transformed his status as an “orphan”. He said that it would be more cost effective for the people of South East to ...
Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC, Attacks South-South Governors
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Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC, Attacks South-South Governors

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has hailed the decision of his Ebonyi counterpart, David Umahi, to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Matawalle attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party”. The Zamfara governor, who is a member of the PDP, stated this in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday. Mr Matawalle said he would rather commend Mr Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable”. “If this trend of generating bad blood amongst us continues unabated, our great party will increasingly be on the receiving end as we move towards the year 2023,” Governor Matawalle observed. “I am having a very bad exper...
Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him
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Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has enjoined the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to seek ways of solving the problems they created for Nigerians instead of focusing on him. The former Vice President noted that the governing APC “has validated the assumption that the major reason the condition of living has been deplorable under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on account of the fact that the party focuses more on playing petty politics than in actual governance.” The APC had speculated that the plethora of goodwill messages sent to the former Vice President on the occasion of his 74th birthday anniversary was a precursor to his early campaigns for the 2023 presidential election. But in a statement through his Special As...
Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu
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Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu

According to the Senator and former Governor of Abia State, He was asked about His opinion on the issue to party defection that is going on currently in Nigeria. He said that David Umahi has made the promise to join APC many years ago before he finally joined this month. he also said that the current governor of Abia state Okezie Ikpeazu has also promised to join APC. In his words he said that party is just an identity to win election, he encouraged those around him that the brotherhood should continue despite the party affiliations. ‘Ikpeazu promised to join APC during his supreme court trial’ – Orji Kalu Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North has hinted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressive Congress, APC. ...
Tinubu Has The Vision, Political Sagacity To Move Nigeria Forward– Lagos APC Chairman
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Tinubu Has The Vision, Political Sagacity To Move Nigeria Forward– Lagos APC Chairman

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, has the vision and political sagacity to move Nigeria forward. Alhaji Tunde Balogun, the State Chairman of the party, also rejected the opinion by Alhaji Shettima Yerima, President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum who said Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos state is “destined to be a kingmaker and not a king”, implying that Tinubu can install president but cannot become a president himself. According to Yerima “People like him (Tinubu) are not needed in 2023. I see him as one of those elder statesmen who have made positive impacts in the lives of the younger generation. So, take it or leave it, he has done his bes...
“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO
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“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained why he and his team were absent at the hearing of his suit filed against the founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. Adamu Garba said that his lawyers received the notice for the hearing late hence why they requested for an adjournment. Recall that Tope Akinyode, a Nigerian rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging the criminal complaint administered by former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba against CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said Garba and his lawyer’s failed to show up for hearing at the Federal High Court on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Speaking on his decision to not appear, Garba took to his Twitter account to reveal the reasons, while also stating that his team ...
APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting
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APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has attacked the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi over his absence at the Southsouth stakeholders’ meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation. The Igo Aguma-led party said that the minister was at the Port Harcourt airport to receive the Presidential delegation, escorted them to the Government House, and disappeared. The Federal Government held a meeting in the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. The absence of Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, drew the ire of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, saying the Transportation Minister cannot justify his absence, which it described as “unfortunate.” According to a statement by Livingston Wechie, the media advi...
We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens
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We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens

THE National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has threatened Nigerians that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country. Speaking yesterday at the National Assembly when he met with the Senate Caucus of the APC at Senate Hearing Room 1, Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has also boasted that the party will remain the country’s leading political party. The Chairman said, “In fact, I want to assure you all that APC will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of our great country, and by the grace of G...
Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP For APC
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Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP For APC

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Abbo’s letter of defection during the plenary session on Wednesday. Abbo noted that alleged mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa State led to his defection to APC.
APC’s Zoning Agreement Should Be Respected In 2023 – Fashola
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APC’s Zoning Agreement Should Be Respected In 2023 – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday said the zoning agreement at the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 elections should be respected in 2023. Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State made the statement yesterday at a time reports that some of the chieftains of the APC were allegedly plotting to thwart the arrangement for power shift between North and South, intending to retain the presidency in the North on the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term. The latest crisis rocking the ruling party, according to party sources was as a result of the quest by respective blocs to grab the soul of the party ahead of 2023 politicking. The minister in an interactive session with newsmen at his ministry in...
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 ...