Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Monday, threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over what he described as attempt by some people to take over the structure of the party and sidelining those who have been toiling to keep the party together.Speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose alleged that the plot to sideline him and other leaders of the party was as a result of their support for Governor Aminu Tambuwa’s ambition.His words: “We have no regret aligning with Governor Nyesom Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket and no apologies either.Fayose “We kept the party alive and strong when most men became ladies. We never compromised.If any group feels it can do it alone, we will see how far they can go. “I may renounce my membership of the party if the need arises.“In the main time, I and
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Two United States senators, Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have raised concerns about the credibility of elections in Nigeria following allegations of political interference in the latest governorship polls. Coons and Booker said in a joint statement that though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had been commended by observers for its conduct of the recent polls, concerns remained about the prospects of free and fair elections in the country. The statement read, “As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we are troubled by reports of incidents of political interference and intimidation of voters, journalists, and civil society observers in Nigeria by some security agencies and political party supporters. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and a key U.S. partner on the continent.
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As the race to elect the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate got underway yesterday in Port Harcourt, with 12 candidates vying for the ticket, former President Goodluck Jonathan predicted that whoever emerged as the party’s standard-bearer would eventually become the next president of Nigeria. Jonathan declared this in his remarks at the National Convention of PDP, where delegates voted to pick a candidate who would square up with President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s general election.
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Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has again lamented the hold that former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has on the state. George said it was tantamount to using charms to bewitch an entire populace.
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Acceptance speech by President Muhammadu Buhari at APC Special Convention in Abuja. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our party. Thank you very much for doing a difficult job well. 2. I would like to pay tribute to Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande the first chairman of our great Party and to Chief John Oyegun who led the party until this year and all the APC Governors. 3. The result of the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress this time is different because I am the only
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Aisha Buhari, the first lady of Nigeria has disassociated herself from the activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC), especially its primary elections. She urged Nigerians to ‘vote wisely’ after lambasting the APC, which her husband President Muhammadu Buhari, is flying its flag in the 2019 general election. She faulted the Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, adding that the party characterised with impunity.
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The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) said on Saturday that it’s had no pact with either of the two leading political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 elections. The National Convention planning committee of the party in a statement on Saturday said that contrary to insinuations, it has not entered into any alliance with the APC to allegedly split South East votes in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Chairman of the Committee Commander, Joe Anyika (rtd), who stated this in Abuja said that the party will hold a non-elective convention in Abuja on Sunday October 7. He also declared that APGA has no political understanding with neither the APC not PDP. He added that the convention in Abuja on Sunday
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Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday described as mentally unstable those who openly protested in Abuja on Friday the recent declaration of the All Progressive Congress APC candidate, Oyetola as the winner of the recent gubernatorial poll in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Oyetola as governor-elect after a supplementary election in which he defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, by a slim margin of less that 500 votes. Some PDP leaders, however, have kicked against this, especially since Adeleke won in the first ballot before it was declared inconclusive.
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