No party is sure of victory in Osun – Lasun

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Lasun Yusuf, has said none of the 48 political parties contesting the September 22 governorship election in Osun State is guaranteed of winning the poll. Yusuf, who was one of the 17 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress that contested the primary of the party in Osun State, said this while addressing journalists in Osogbo on Saturday. The deputy speaker said nobody had reached out to him since after the primary, which some of the aspirants criticised and claimed was manipulated in favour of the event ...

Apugo preaches quality representation

Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Benjamin Apugo, has advised members of his constituents to vote for  quality representations, while considering  aspirants who would represent their constituency  at  the House of Representatives in 2019.   He gave this advice in Umuahia, Abia State, during the official declaration of his son, Ikechukwu Martins Apugo, who is aspiring to represent his constituent in the  House of Representatives. Apugo, who was present at the venue of the declaration said it was the turn of Ibeku  East and Ndume people to produce a ...

252 aides resign from Tambuwal’s govt

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto Two hundred and fifty-two special advisers and special assistants appointed by the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s administration have resigned their positions. The affected aides said their resignations were informed by the recent decision of the Sokoto State governor to dump the All Progressives Congress, the party which they are bona fide members of in the state. [READ ALSO] Bye-election: Police’ve declared war on Rivers, says Wike They stated that their resolve to remain in APC would not allow them to function in their respective positions under Tambuwal’s governm ...

Why Saraki, Tambuwal left APC – Tinubu

Oladimeji Ramon The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Sunday that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, left the All Progressives Congress because of the party’s refusal to grant their wishes of automatic tickets for next year’s elections. Tinubu explained that the defectors were also disappointed because the APC refused to share “national wealth and other offices and privileges.” READ ALSO: Robbers kill Catholic priest while shopping in FCT Tinubu said contrary to Tambuwal’s claim, the governor’s defection ...

Buhari, Saraki supporters in shouting match at Ilorin airport

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari engaged loyalists of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday in a shouting match at the Ilorin International Airport. Buhari supporters had gone to welcome a Kwara State governorship aspirant, Mr Moddibo Kawu, and a  Labour Party governorship aspirant in the state, Mr Issa Aremu while the Peoples Democratic Party supporters were also there to welcome Saraki. The environment was calm until female supporters of Saraki started singing the praises of the Senate President. While they sang and danced, Buhari supporters who were ...

Bye-election: Police’ve declared war on Rivers, says Wike

Chukwudi Akasike and Godwin Isenyo RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the consistency with which the police interfered with the electoral process in the state was a declaration of war on the people. This is just as a presidential hopeful of the People Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Sunday,  asked the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to stop the continuous harassment of Wike in the name of politicking. Wike, who spoke during a state broadcast on Sunday, described Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election for Port Harcourt State Constituency 3 as a failed exerc ...

Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria to electoral chaos, warns Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the Saturday’s bye-election into Port Harcourt Constituency III of Rivers State House of Assembly as another sad reality that votes of Nigerians will not count in the 2019 general election. He said indications pointed out that the elections would be held at gunpoint to achieve predetermined results. The governor said it should now be obvious to all Nigerians that the country was in a state of anarchy under President Muhammadu Buhari as his government had allegedly destroyed the legacy of the free, fair and credi ...

Tinubu Opens Up On Why Saraki, Tambuwal Dumped APC For PDP

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leade of the All Progressives Congress, has opened up on the recent defections in the polity, saying Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal among others left the APC because the party could not offer them what they wanted. Asiwaju said on Sunday in Lagos that the defectors wanted automatic tickets and sharing of the national wealth which the APC could not guarantee.The APC leader unfolded his mind in a lengthy statement he personally signed, entitled “They Go Away Because We Go the Right Way”. According to him, the defectors ...

I Will Defeat Atiku In Adamawa – Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he has what it takes to defeat former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, in any election in Adamawa State. Okorocha released the statement as a response to theformer Vice President’s declaration that he would lead the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take back Imo State and Nigeria at large. Atiku Abubakar, a presidential aspirant under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, hails from Adamawa State. A statement issued by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, read: “The Former Vice-President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was in O ...

Nigeria must be restructured, Bakare insists

Oladimeji Ramon The Serving Overseer, Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has reiterated his call for the restructuring of the country, saying without it Nigeria might be on a collision course with instability. The cleric said the country only escaped disintegration by whiskers in 2015 after the general elections because of the failure to address the country’s “fundamentals” before the elections. He recalled that he had earlier warned that the 2015 general elections should be suspended so that the country’s “fundamentals” could first be addressed, but his call was unheeded. Bakare said ...

Apologise to NASS, ex-APGA scribe tells presidency

Tony Okafor, Awka A former Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State, Mr Okoli Akirika, has called on the Presidency to apologise to the National Assembly for what he called the Gestapo attack on the integrity of  the parliament. Akirika, a lawyer, made the call during an interview with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Sunday. He said the apology would be the solution to the rift between the Presidency and the lawmakers. Akirika said, “What we must appreciate is the obvious fact that ours is a country that is based on the principles of separation of powers. ...

Ekweremadu: APC using EFCC, ICPC against opposition, says PDP

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has said the open directive by the All Progressives Congress to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to quickly conclude the investigation and prosecution of key opposition leaders before the 2019 elections, has further confirmed that the agencies have been compromised and are being used by the ruling party against the opposition. The PDP particularly draws the attention of Nigerians and the international community to APC’s directive to the EFCC to drag in the ...

Atiku can’t return Imo to PDP –Okorocha’s aide

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Imo state government has said a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, cannot return the state to the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019, adding that the All Progressives Congress is fully in charge. It also urged the former vice-president to leave the state and its governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, alone and face his multifarious political challenges. Atiku was in Owerri last Thursday for a meeting with the stakeholders of the PDP in the state over his presidential ambition, where he insisted that Imo State would be a PDP state. In a statement signed by Okorocha ...

Rivers Bye-Election: Man Escapes Death As Stray BULLET Pierces Through His Bedroom Wall [Photos]

According to the Facebook user, Dora Wobo a stray bullet fired during yesterday’s bye-election in Rivers State, pierced through the wall of her father’s bedroom but luckily didn’t hit him. Read her posts below… “GOD has done it again! GOD just saved my Dad from The post Rivers Bye-Election: Man Escapes Death As Stray BULLET Pierces Through His Bedroom Wall [Photos] appeared first on GQBuzz.com.

BREAKING: 252 Advisers Resign From Governor Tambuwal’s Cabinet For Dumping APC

Two hundred and fifty-two Special Advisers and Special Assistants appointed under Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s administration have resigned their positions.   The affected aides said their resignations were informed by the recent decision of the Sokoto State Governor to dump the All Progressives The post BREAKING: 252 Advisers Resign From Governor Tambuwal’s Cabinet For Dumping APC appeared first on GQBuzz.com.