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I Spoke All Night With Governor Wike; We Need Him In APC – Orji Kalu
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I Spoke All Night With Governor Wike; We Need Him In APC – Orji Kalu

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the Senate has assured members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, will join the ruling party soon. Kalu gave the assurance while addressing journalists after Wike had led him on a project inspection around Port Harcourt, the State capital on Thursday. Some of the projects inspected were Rumuokoro Flyover bridge, 2nd Artillery flyover bridge, Real Madrid football Academy and the Mother and Child Hospital in Rumuomasi. Kalu, who commended the Governor Wike for his investments in critical infrastructure, called on him to work harmoniously with the APC. He [Wike] is a man needed by us in the APC, it is my belief that a messiah can come from anywhere. “I ur...
APC Offers Night Registration For Shy PDP Members In Enugu
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APC Offers Night Registration For Shy PDP Members In Enugu

As the ongoing nationwide registration/ membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues, the Enugu state caretaker committee chairman of the party Dr. Ben Nwoye, has urged the electorate, including members of the peoples Democratic party PDP in the state to use the opportunity to embrace the Nigeria’s ruling party. Nwoye, who spoke shortly after revalidating his membership of the APC at his Afianwakpaka 00-12 polling unit in Amuri ward in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu State, said the APC was ready to offer registeration to members of the PDP who are ashamed to come out in the daytime. He assured that the APC was prepared to welcome all including “our brothers and sisters willing to dump the sinking PDP ship for our party. He said: ...
2023: Fani-Kayode, Four PDP Governors Begin Talks With APC
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2023: Fani-Kayode, Four PDP Governors Begin Talks With APC

In what is being described as a major move ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun talks with four Peoples Democratic Party governors with the aim of getting them to defect to the ruling party, The PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered in Abuja, on Monday, that a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, had met with the Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. A high ranking member of the APC informed The PUNCH that while it was true that the party leadership has reached out to Fani-Kayode, the former minister had not yet made any commitment. The source, however, described the meeting as fruitful and that “things are looking bright.” He said, “Fani-Kayode met w...
Boxing icon, Pacquiao, takes over as head of Philippine ruling party
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Boxing icon, Pacquiao, takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in Phillippines, it was announced on Thursday. . Pacquiao, who is a senator in the Philippines, was sworn in as the national president of the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night, said Ron Munsayac, Executive Director of the PDP-Laban party. . The takeover took place more than one year before the country’s next presidential elections in 2022. . When asked if the takeover was a prelude to Pacquiao’s presidential run, Munsayac said, “It’s still too early to talk about the presidential elections. . “What we can expect is more activities and avenues to help our countrymen in the grass-roots levels. . “Senator Pacquiao will bring not only more energy to the part...
APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support
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APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support

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

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, to avoid a bloodbath in Guinea-Bissau,” said Cipriano Cassama. “I fear for my physical integrity,” he said in a press statement, less than 48 hours after he was appointed by the country’s historic ruling party, the PAIGC. “My life and that of my family is in danger. I have no security,” he said, adding that soldiers had come for his bodyguards on Friday. But he said he would stay on as leader of the National Assembly. The PAIGC has dominated politi...
I Have Not Met Tinubu Since 2014 – Jimi Agbaje
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I Have Not Met Tinubu Since 2014 – Jimi Agbaje

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has debunked allegations that he was a mole of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the polls. Agbaje who was accused of being sponsored by the national leader of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu, said the allegations were a figment of imaginations because he had yet to meet Tinubu in the past six years. Speaking on Wednesday in Lagos, Agbaje said that all the allegations against him during the last general election were political gimmicks employed to ridicule him. Agbaje spoke with NAN on the sidelines of the maiden Voice of Reason Goke Omisore Lecture, with the theme: “Restructuring; Building a Knowledge-Based Society,” held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. “There we...
If Crisis Will Help Us Win Election, Then We Need More Crisis In APC – Oshiomhole
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If Crisis Will Help Us Win Election, Then We Need More Crisis In APC – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has boasted that the speculated crises rocking the ruling party did not reflect in the party’s electoral victories in the polls conducted so far. The APC boss, who dropped the hint while playing host to Kano State chapter of the party recently, also joked that if a crisis is what it takes to win elections, he won’t mind the continuation of more crises. While addressing a delegation led by the Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, Oshiomhole quipped: “On my part, the victories we recorded especially in this rerun election is very timely. “When I pick up newspapers and see where they are writing that APC is in crisis, and by the time you turn to the next page they will announce that APC has won this or that...
Prophet Wale Olagunju 2020 Prophecies: Speaks On APC, Tinubu, El-Rufai, Fayemi
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Prophet Wale Olagunju 2020 Prophecies: Speaks On APC, Tinubu, El-Rufai, Fayemi

Presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministry, Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prophet Wale Olagunju, has released 48 prophecies for the year 2020. Olagunju prophesied that come 2023 election, the north would woo Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi to run as running mate to his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and that the ticket would be the one to beat. Prophet Olagunju who gave the prophesy in his 48-point prophecy for the New Year, also said former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not rule the country and that if the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) gives him the ticket, 70 percent of those in the party would move back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition party would win. Olagunju also restated that former v...
APC Says Lagos Has Become Better Under Sanwo-olu, PDP Disagrees
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APC Says Lagos Has Become Better Under Sanwo-olu, PDP Disagrees

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over the performance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu since his assumption of office six months ago. While the APC, which is the ruling party in the state, described the governor as a great performer who has made the state better than he met it, the opposition PDP said his performance has been abysmal while there is breakdown in all facets of governance in the state. Speaking with Daily Independent on Sunday, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, the party chairman in the state, said he is proud of Sanwo-Olu’s performance because he had turned the fortunes of the state around within the short period he had spent in office. He specifically commended the governor for various road r...
APC Tells Jonathan Not To Defend Hinself Against Cameron’s Allegations
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APC Tells Jonathan Not To Defend Hinself Against Cameron’s Allegations

The ruling All Progress Congress (APC) has backed former British prime minister who accused former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan, of refusing help, when 274 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Chibok, Borno state back in 2014. The APC also said that there is a consensus that the PDP elevated corruption in the country to a national culture. Going further, the APC said Jonathan should explain to the families of those whose children were kidnapped why he did not do anything for two weeks after the kidnapping incident occurred
Ondo 2020 Election’ll Be Easy For Us, Says APC
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Ondo 2020 Election’ll Be Easy For Us, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has declared that the forthcoming governorship election will be an easy ride for the party, saying the government of the ruling party had performed well in the last two and a half years. This came within 24 hours that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, declared his intention to re-contest against Mr Rotimi Akeredolu in the 2020 election. The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, in a statement on Wednesday, said the people of the state were happy with the APC-led administration. Kalejaiye stated that, contrary to reports, the party was not factionalised or divided. According to him, the APC is waxing stronger daily, which will make it difficult for...
PDP Blasts Buhari’s Appointments, President Only Interested In Personal Comfort
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PDP Blasts Buhari’s Appointments, President Only Interested In Personal Comfort

Following recent appointments announced by the presidency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday berated President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for alleged insensitivity to the welfare of the people of the country. It also alleged that Buhari had abandoned Nigerians to their fate and was only interested in the appointment of aides to serve his immediate personal comfort and necessities. This allegations were made by the spokesman of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement made available to newsmen, in Abuja. Ologbondiyan added, “The party described as highly unfortunate that at a time millions of Nigerians are hurting and suffering untold hardship due to lack of attention to critical sectors of our economy and national lif...
Buhari’s Cabinet: We Don’t Owe You Explanations On Delay, APC Tells PDP
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Buhari’s Cabinet: We Don’t Owe You Explanations On Delay, APC Tells PDP

The governing All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) has said it owes the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) no explanation on the delay in the announcement of ministerial nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari. The PDP in a statement alleged that rivalry among chieftains of the ruling party and the Presidency was responsible for the delay. But the national publicity secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu said the PDP claim was an idle talk. Onilu further declared that: “The APC does not owe the PDP any explanation of the modalities for appointments,” and assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would always appoint deserving individuals into positions. The statement read in part: “Judging by the latest antics and laughable allegations of the...
‘Bury Your Head In Shame’ – Former National Chairman, Oyegun To APC Leaders
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‘Bury Your Head In Shame’ – Former National Chairman, Oyegun To APC Leaders

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has dismissed attempts by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party to rubbish his legacies. He specifically asked such persons to bury their heads in shame. National Vice Chairman of the APC (North-Central), Ahmad Suleiman Wambi, yesterday, accused Oyegun of unjustly attacking the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with whom he was engaged in a series of bitter altercations in recent weeks. According to Wambi, Oyegun’s criticisms of Oshiomhole’s stewardship in the APC was borne out of malice and grudges over his removal from the leadership of the ruling party. But, Oyegun said he would not join issues with Wambi and his co-travelle...
260 Aggrieved APC Members Beg Osinbajo To Accommodate Them
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260 Aggrieved APC Members Beg Osinbajo To Accommodate Them

No fewer than 260 aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State have urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to accommodate them in the ruling party. The APC members said they obtained nomination forms to contest for the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly primary but the party did not give them opportunity. They had late last year approached the Federal High Court in Akure challenging the party for failure to conduct the party primary elections of 2018 /19 election year. The crisis was almost consuming the party as key leaders spread across the state felt disenchanted with the non-conduct of the primary elections in the state. However, early this year, a reconciliatory committee was set up by the national body of APC comprising the ...
Atiku Care Foundation Says APC, Buhari Taking Nigeria To Dangerous Level
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Atiku Care Foundation Says APC, Buhari Taking Nigeria To Dangerous Level

A group, the Atiku Care Foundation has taken a swipe on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammad Buhari over what it described as perilous times facing the country. This was expressed in a statement signed by the Spokesman of the foundation, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, made available to newsmen on Monday in Kaduna. “It is saddening to see that Nigeria is heading towards a new precipice of a dangerous level, occasioned by the current level of economic uncertainty and harvests of deaths from preventable causes,” it said. The foundation lamented that Nigerians now wake to receive sad news of suicide that is mostly affecting the youth, whom are expected to be the future of this great country. It further stated that in spite of the abundance of human an...
APC Reacts To Termination Of Ibom Air Worker’s Appointment Over Links With Party
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APC Reacts To Termination Of Ibom Air Worker’s Appointment Over Links With Party

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the report alleging that a young Nigerian man identified as Daniel Utomette's appointment was terminated by the management of the Ibom Air Services for being a member of the ruling APC. According to the statement signed by the party’s chairman in the state, Obong Iniobong John, the APC questioned the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel and the management of the Ibom Air if being a member of the party has become a crime against the state. Mr. Obong while condemning the act in his statement, further said that "government offices and establishments are opened for everybody and not members of a certain political party." "We used to think and believe that one can seek and get an employment opportunity in the state wi...
PDP Salutes Nigerian Workers For Their Service To The Country
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PDP Salutes Nigerian Workers For Their Service To The Country

– The PDP has saluted Nigerian Workers for their service to the stability and development of the country – The PDP, however, called on the ruling party APC to create a conducive environment for the Nigerian workers Nigerian workers are today May 1st observing the Workers Day Holiday, in a show of support for the Nigerian workers, the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has saluted the workers for their service to the stability and development of the country. The PDP in a statement issued by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan today applauded Nigerian workers for their patriotism and resilience despite the current challenges in the country.
National Assembly Leadership: We’ll Strike At The Right Time, Says PDP
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National Assembly Leadership: We’ll Strike At The Right Time, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it is not bothered about moves by the ruling All Progressives Congress to sideline its members in the election of the presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. Rather, it said it was monitoring what is ongoing in the camp of the ruling party and would act when the time comes. The PDP said there was no way the votes of about 46 senators would not count in the election of the leadership of the Senate. The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said these in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday. He said it was not his style to be making noise about the position the party would take when the time was not ripe to elect the presiding officers of the National Assembly. Secondus said the PDP also have what he cal...
9th Assembly: APC Leaders Lobby PDP Lawmakers To Support Lawan
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9th Assembly: APC Leaders Lobby PDP Lawmakers To Support Lawan

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress have started reaching out to some senators and leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in a bid to stop the PDP members in the Senate from either contesting or supporting other senators to occupy leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly. Specifically, the APC chiefs are lobbying the PDP leaders and lawmakers to support their move to make Ahmed Lawan the next Senate President. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had said the party did not need the opposition party’s votes to clinch the presiding and principal offices of the 9th Assembly. However, sources within the APC told one of our correspondents on Friday that the APC leaders who had earlier called the opposition senators’ bluff, over the leadership of...
NASS Leadership: Stop Igbo Marginalization – Youth Parliament Urges APC/Presidency
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NASS Leadership: Stop Igbo Marginalization – Youth Parliament Urges APC/Presidency

The Igbo Youth Parliament has frowned at events and utterances surrounding the election of principal officers of the incoming ninth National Assembly. The Group particularly criticized the winner-takes-all mentality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the 95/5% rule must stop forthwith. According to the Youth Parliament, there is the need to maintain balance and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging, especially given the marginalisation the Igbo Nation has suffered in the country. While reminding the Party that every segment of the Country has qualified individuals for national service, the Group expressed its support to the aspiration of Chief (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu as one of the next presiding officers of the Senate. The choice of Dr. Kalu, the Youth Pa...
APC Senators-elect Move Against Party’s Choice Of Senate President
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APC Senators-elect Move Against Party’s Choice Of Senate President

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the choice of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly deepened at the weekend as some of the lawmakers threatened to dare the party in the leadership tussle. Some senators-elect of the ruling APC have also frowned at what they described as the recent utterances of the National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu, over the composition of the leadership of the National Assembly, saying such outburst should not have come from a national leader of the party. Some of the party’s senators-elect, Akelicious further learnt, met in Abuja last night to discuss the decision of the party to determine the federal legislature’s leadership. Tinubu had at the weekend in Lagos asked elected party members, not comfortable with...
Support Lawan And Gbajabiamila Or Leave APC – Tinubu
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Support Lawan And Gbajabiamila Or Leave APC – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said that party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th National Assembly. Mr Tinubu said this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Friday after a Prayer Programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday. The ruling APC recently endorsed the candidature of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives. “Party discipline is key, we must be discipline in the party. We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to make the desired progress. “You have seen the result of it and we are not going to a...
APC Leadership Reveals Zoning Plan For Senate Presidency, Speaker, and others
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APC Leadership Reveals Zoning Plan For Senate Presidency, Speaker, and others

The Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will zone the position of Senate President of the 9th National Assembly to the North- East, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be zoned to the South-West, as gathered. The National Working Committee (NWC), of the party decided and spoke through one of its members to news correspondent on Monday, said the party “will stick to the same zoning formula it adopted in 2015 before it was thwarted by some rebellious APC lawmakers who teamed up with their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Originally, the APC had penciled Senator Ahmad Lawan, the current Senate Leader, who hails from the North-East for the position of Senate President while Femi Gbajabiamila from the South-West was positioned for the Spea...
We Won’t Share Power With PDP – Oshiomhole Tells APC Rep-Elect
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We Won’t Share Power With PDP – Oshiomhole Tells APC Rep-Elect

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Monday cautioned newly-elected members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the party against division as regards the constitution of the House leadership. In his words, “Please, don’t allow anybody to divide you. “We shall carry out extensive consultations with Buhari and other leaders of the party to harmonise issues and, work out a sensible zoning formula that seek to carry everybody along. “We shall not again share any of the critical positions in the leadership of the House of Representatives with the opposition PDP including chairmanship of sensitive committees. “Before the election, we had about 190 members. As we speak, Nigerians have re-elected 223 more members on the p...
APC Mocks Atiku, Says He’s Suffering From Post-election Depression
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APC Mocks Atiku, Says He’s Suffering From Post-election Depression

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The ruling party said Atiku is suffering from post-election depression following his claim that he that he defeated Buhari with 1,615,302 votes. The PDP presidential candidate, in a petition filed at the election tribunal claims that data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that Atiku polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari who scored 16,741,430 votes. PDP Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar APC’s response In its response, APC’s spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said Nigerians voted massively as a show of confidence for President Buhari. Vanguard also reports that Issa-Onilu iss...
Saraki To APC: Your Victory Will Be Short-lived
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Saraki To APC: Your Victory Will Be Short-lived

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded polls will be short-lived. The Senate president stated this on Wednesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. Mr Saraki explained that contrary to the views of many Nigerians, the outcome of the March 9 presidential election was a loss to the entire country and not just the PDP. INEC had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC winner of the election. Mr Buhari, according to the electoral body, scored 15,191,847 votes. Atiku Abubakar of the PDP garnered 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up. But in his response to the declaration, the PDP candidate said the re...
Oshiomhole Can’t Suspend Me – Usani Uguru Usani
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Oshiomhole Can’t Suspend Me – Usani Uguru Usani

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani has lamented the way his ruling All Progressives Congress APC is being run, saying were it not for the image of President Muhammadu Buhari, the party would have since disintegrated. When the managers of the system violate their own rules, then it means the anarchy does not allow the institution to stand and then you can see what the APC is today. The President’s image is what keeps standing as if there is a form of party otherwise, by conduct, we have lost every value of the fabrication of the initial concept which brought honour to our party. And here, I have the privilege of speaking out because further silence in the face of the falsehood in the market would suggest that I am guilty”, he declared. The minister was speaking Tue...
Please Deliver Us From Akeredolu, Ondo Youths Beg Tinubu
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Please Deliver Us From Akeredolu, Ondo Youths Beg Tinubu

Youths in Ondo under the aegis of Future Leaders for Change In Ondo have appealed to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the state from what they termed ‘the misrule, directionless and misgovernance of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’. The youths in a statement signed by its leader, Gideon Akindola, and made available to Daily Independent, alleged that the governor has totally abandoned governance in the state just as there was nothing on ground to show for his two years in office. According to the group, the governor has abandoned the rising number of unemployed youths in the state for involvement in intra and inter-party politics. “We are appealing to our leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to get involved in the next governorship e...
President Buhari Meets With Abdulsalami-Led National Peace Committee (Pics)
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President Buhari Meets With Abdulsalami-Led National Peace Committee (Pics)

The National Peace Committee chaired by Former Military leader, Abdulsalam Abubakar has presented grievances listed by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar to President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku and some PDP leaders had earlier met with the committee where he listed his grievances to them over his refusal to congratulate President Buhari as the winner of the just concluded presidential elections. PoliticsNGR learned that the former vice-president demanded the following; Demilitarisation of subsequent elections; Accreditation of voters before voting in subsequent elections; Access to the backend server of INEC by all parties who partook in the election; and Unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to opposition politicians. Abdulsalam...
How Akpabio Was Rigged Out — Oshiomhole
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How Akpabio Was Rigged Out — Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that Senator Godswill Akpabio was rigged out of the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom state. Akpabio of the APC lost his senatorial seat to Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last Saturday’s National Assembly election. He also said that Atiku was never destined to be the President of Nigeria Oshiomhole, who reacted to Atiku’s press conference on the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential election, said his party will challenge the results of some National Assembly elections declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission. “We have petitions that we have written to INEC – how we were rigged out in Akwa-Ibom State and it is interesti...
APC To Dominate 9th Senate
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APC To Dominate 9th Senate

Going by the senatorial election results announced in states by Returning Officers, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) seems set to dominate the 109-member Red Chamber. Out of the 18 seats in the Southwest, the APC won 14, leaving four to the PDP. It is being trailed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). There were upsets as some candidates believed to be heavyweights failed to win their senatorial districts. In Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Anambra State, Ifeanyi Uba of the Youth Progressive Party (YPP) scored 87, 081 to take the slot from incumbent APC Senator Andy Uba, who polled 62, 462. In Lagos, the APC clinched the three slots. Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) polled 131, 735 to defeat PDP’s Onitiri David, who scored 80,107; Senator Solo...
Buhari Will Concede If Defeated, Congratulate Winner, Says APC
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Buhari Will Concede If Defeated, Congratulate Winner, Says APC

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari, if defeated in the rescheduled presidential election, will concede defeat and congratulate who ever wins the race. The ruling party however said for such to happen the process that will produce the winner must be free, fair and credible. The above information is coming from the campaign council of the ruling APC when its deputy director-general, Waziri Bulama, addressed newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Although Mr Bulama said it’s impossible for the party to loose the election he said the electorate has the final say. “The outcome of this election, if free, fair and credible would be accepted by President Muhammad Buhari and by the party,” the deputy DG said. “If we win, which is very, very likely we wi...
APC Issues 6 Queries To INEC, Denies Calling For Staggered Elections
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APC Issues 6 Queries To INEC, Denies Calling For Staggered Elections

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has issued six queries to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC following the postponement of the general elections by the electoral umpire. This was as the party denied allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP that it was pressuring the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC into staggering the general elections. The position of the party was disclosed during a news conference addressed by its Director of Election Planning and Monitoring, Babatunde Raji Fashola and that of Contact and Mobilization, Hadiza Bala-Usman Sunday evening in Abuja Both directorates had met at the Buhari Campaign Council headquarters to fine-tune its strategies in the face of the postponement of the polls by INEC. Addressing the med...
Elections: PDP, APC Heavyweights, Others Lose Security Aides As Police Withdraw
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Elections: PDP, APC Heavyweights, Others Lose Security Aides As Police Withdraw

Policemen attached to politicians in the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party as well as others serving Very Important Persons in the country will be withdrawn ahead of the February 16 elections. The Force spokesperson, ACP Frank Mba, told Saturday PUNCH exclusively on Friday that the withdrawal of policemen would affect all categories of VIPs, including state commissioners, businessmen and individuals with police aides. He said, “The withdrawal of policemen is going to cut across all borders, including politicians, party chairmen, state commissioners and businessmen. It will affect everyone that has policemen attached to them.” Asked to give the number of personnel that may be affected by the exercise, Mba said he could not provide an estimate. ...
2019: Vote Buhari For The Future Of Your Children – Dolapo Osinbajo
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2019: Vote Buhari For The Future Of Your Children – Dolapo Osinbajo

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo on Friday urged Nigerians to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari for the future of their children to be meaningful. She said the only avenue for the country to develop further lies with the ruling All Progressives Congress APC (APC) government. She, however, tasked women in Oyo State to speak in one voice for the re-election of the duo in the February 16 general election. Mrs. Osinbajo who was hosted by wife of the state governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, while speaking at the Town Hall Meeting held at Kola Daisi Civic Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday, remarked that it became imperative for women ho care for the future of their children to vote for a government that puts the future of the younger generation into p...
APC Planning To Rig Ogun Governorship Election – Amosun Cries Out
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APC Planning To Rig Ogun Governorship Election – Amosun Cries Out

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has accused the ruling party of planning to rig the governorship election in the state. The governor who is contesting a senatorial seat under the party, however said any plot to rig the election will be resisted. Ibikunle Amosun revealed that there is a grand plan by his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, warning that such plot will fail. He said this in reaction to the position he took by fielding his preferred candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade on the platform of a different political party, the Allied People's Movement (APM) in protest against his own party, the APC which he accused of rigging the gubernatorial primary election. The development has pitched the governor against th...
Court Orders INEC, To Accept Zamfara APC Candidates Lists (Full Judgement)
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Court Orders INEC, To Accept Zamfara APC Candidates Lists (Full Judgement)

A high court in Gusau presided over by justice Muhammad Bello Shinkafi on Friday affirmed that the ruling All Progressive Congress in Zamfara state had conducted primaries elections on 3rd and 7th October 2018. The court also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept the primaries for the APC’s governorship, senatorial, house of representatives and state Assembly seats. The National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress was also barred from replacing the names of those who won the primary elections of the party on 7th October 2018. In case with a suit number ZMS/GS/52/2018, Sanusi Liman Dan Alhaji and 37 others vs APC and 143, the plaintiffs had asked the court to compel the All Progressive Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commis...
See APC Letter Announcing Suspension Of Rochas Okorocha (Photo)
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See APC Letter Announcing Suspension Of Rochas Okorocha (Photo)

We obtained copies of an official letter announcing the Suspension of Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha from the party. Okorocha was suspended from the ruling AP earlier this month for anti-party activities. It will be recalled that the Governor's problems with the party originated from disagreements over his support for his in-law, Uche Nwosu to succeed him as Governor of the state. See the letter Below;
APC Reversed GDP Growth From 6 To 2% – Atiku
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APC Reversed GDP Growth From 6 To 2% – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reversed all the benefits recorded by the PDP including the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which now grows at two percent instead of six percent. Atiku made the submission on Tuesday during PDP South East Presidential Zonal Rally in Owerri Imo State. Addressing a gathering of party supporters, Atiku promised to engage the youths through quality jobs. He advised them against the fake promises of the APC, describing the party as an evil party. He urged them to vote and ensure they defend their votes. Atiku told the teeming youth who filled the stadium to capacity despite the fact that the State governor is of APC, they will either get employment or busine...
Once You Join APC, All Your Sins Are Forgiven – Adams Oshiomhole
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Once You Join APC, All Your Sins Are Forgiven – Adams Oshiomhole

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has said once those who looted the nation’s treasury join its fold, all their sins will be forgiven. The national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, stated this on Thursday at the presidential campaign rally held in Benin, the Edo State capital. Mr Oshiomhole made the comments while receiving decampees from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). “I’m told that there are a lot of senior people from PDP who have decided to join forces with President Buhari to take the broom to sweep away PDP to continue to ensure that APC continues to preside over Nigeria,” he was quoted by TheCable to have said. “It includes my own brother and friend Henry Duke, he is the former organising secretary of PDP. We also have former vice chairman PDP a...
Nigeria’s Ruling Party Pledges To ‘keep America Safe’ – UK Independent
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Nigeria’s Ruling Party Pledges To ‘keep America Safe’ – UK Independent

Nigeria’s ruling party has been accused of plagiarism after its manifesto declared it was dedicated to “keeping America safe and secure”. The All Progressive’s Congress (APC), led by President Muhammadu Buhari, featured on its website a section dedicated to energy policy ahead of a general election slated for February. It was allegedly headlined, “Our first priority is keeping America safe and secure”, and featured rambling copy critics said was likely lifted from other websites. Reno Omokri, a former aide for ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, accused the APC of “obviously” lifting the language “from Donald Trump”, though it is not clear when or even if the US president ever used the wording. An APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, claimed on Twitter the website had b...
Atiku: I And Saraki Made Mistake Voting APC In 2015
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Atiku: I And Saraki Made Mistake Voting APC In 2015

Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he made a mistake by voting for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election. Mr Abubakar stated this on Monday at the presidential rally of the PDP in Kogi State. The former vice president popularly known as Atiku said he did not made the mistake alone as Bukola Saraki, Senate President also committed same blunder. Messrs Atiku and Saraki were former members of the ruling party. They had defected to the APC prior to the 2015 general election. While in APC, Atiku contested for the 2015 presidential ticket but lost to Muhammadu Buhari, who is now seeking a second term in office. The former vice president is the major challenger of the president in the February 16...
Aftermath Of Oluwo’s Defection: We’ve No Secret Deal With Ambode – Lagos PDP
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Aftermath Of Oluwo’s Defection: We’ve No Secret Deal With Ambode – Lagos PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos State has denied a secret pact with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to self-destruct the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the state. The assertion by the PDP came as the APC in Lagos State yesterday decried the immediate past commissioner for energy, Mr. Olawale Oluwo as an opportunist who repeatedly sought to use the APC platform to promote his family interests. The Oluwo caused a stir on Wednesday when he announced his resignation from the Akinwunmi Ambode administration and also defected from the APC to the PDP. His resignation had given vent to speculations of a secret pact between Ambode and the PDP that would see the governor remain in the APC and at the last minute throw support and logistics behind the PDP as revenge against hi...
Aggrieved APC Members Have Right To Go To Court – Buhari
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Aggrieved APC Members Have Right To Go To Court – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared his backing for aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress who opted to sue the party for being dissatisfied with its decisions. The President said the courts remained the last option for the amicable resolution of disputes, hence he insisted that the party must allow the aggrieved members to fully explore their democratic and legal rights. It is yet another sign of the deepening disagreements within the fold of the ruling party. The APC has been battling post-primary election crises, amid fears that the development may rub on its chances at the 2019 polls. The National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, in particular, has been pitted against some state governors, who are reported to be bent on removing him before the polls....
Secondus Accuses INEC Of Designing Special Card Reader For APC
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Secondus Accuses INEC Of Designing Special Card Reader For APC

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of designing special card reader and result sheets for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The chairman also warned the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, that history would be unkind to him if he fails to conduct free and fair election in 2019. But in a swift reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, said there was no iota of truth in what Secondus said, adding that the commission will not be joining issues with any political party. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has also accused the main opposition party of engaging in propaganda and dissemination of fake information as a mean...
Atiku Financially Broke, PDP In Serious Difficulties On Funding – APC
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Atiku Financially Broke, PDP In Serious Difficulties On Funding – APC

War of words, The ruling All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday disagreed over the funding of the former vice-president’s campaigns. While the APC claimed that Atiku and his party faced serious difficulties raising funds for his campaigns, the PDP candidate said the forthcoming election would not be won through money or by intimidation. APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja alleged that due to the stringent measures put in place by the present administration, the PDP is in a dilemma on how to source funds to run the Atiku Presidential Campaign. Nabena claimed that information available to him showed that the PDP’s hope of sourcing ...
EFCC To Begin Bribery Investigation Against Adams Oshiomhole
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EFCC To Begin Bribery Investigation Against Adams Oshiomhole

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will this week begin investigation into allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the embattled national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his Chief of Staff, Abbas Braimoh. Speaking at the weekend, a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the anti-graft agency will invite Oshiomhole for interrogation over the allegations as they constitute financial crime. According to him, there were series of petitions forwarded to the anti-graft agency by some aggrieved stakeholders of the party following the outcome of the just concluded primaries where it was alleged that Oshiomhole allegedly collected bribes to award t...