Adeleke: Pressure Mounts on Ambode to Dump Tinubu, APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Following  Senator Ademola Adeleke’s virtual victory in the  September 22  inconclusive Osun gubernatorial election, supporters of Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, are putting pressure on him to call the bluff of his godfather and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC who has refused to endorse his second term bid. The Source learnt that the governor’s supporters and a number Lagos  of APC chieftains loyal to him have asked him to chart an independent political course by embracing another political platform to realize his second term…

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Lagos Governorship: Buhari, Ambode in a Make or Mar Meeting

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There is tension in the camp of embattled governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode as his supporters anxiously wait for the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Both men began what observers described as make or mar closed door meeting at 2.45pm at the presidential villa, Abuja. Ambode’s second term bid hangs on the balance following his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s refusal to endorse him. In Ambode’s stead, Tinubu, who was himself a former governor of the state and now the National Leader of the…

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Money Bags Buy Imo APGA, Jostle for Party’s Guber Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The influx of defectors to the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Alliance, APGA should ordinarily be a source of strength to the party as 2019 elections draw near but reverse seems to be the case. In the last two months, scores of prominent Imo sons who had occupied important political positions in the past have been defecting to the party with the view of seeking elective offices on its platform next year. However, chieftains of the party in the state who have kept faith and…

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Why PDP May Lose the 2019 Presidential Election; the APGA Connection

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu PDP supporters and sympathizers are worried. Even some party chieftains who spoke to The Source on the condition of anonymity say they are lost in the maze of confusion.  And here lies the crux of the matter: Six months to the February 2019 presidential election, many Nigerians who want the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP back to power are wondering whether the former ruling party is yet to overcome the trauma of defeat almost four years after. They rue that PDP is not showing…

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APC Shops for Buhari’s Replacement, Eyes a Younger Candidate

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Though the All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari may withdraw from the 2019 presidential election, party insiders have confided in The Source that there are indeed a concerted efforts to put in place a plan B in the event that the president eventually yields to pressure to back out of the race on age and health grounds. There are indications that prominent political leaders and Emirs in the North are pilling pressure on Buhari to withdraw from the race, not only on…

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Why APC Offered Ekweremadu, Akpabio Senate Presidency, Vice Presidential Slot

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The source has been informed of how the All Progressives Congress, APC and a cabal around President Muhammadu Buhari dangled irresistible offers before the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpbabio to ditch the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. However, while Ekweremadu out rightly rejected the offers, Akpabio, with eyes on a higher political realm, asked for time to think. Rattled by the defections of 14 of its Senators and 34 House of Reps members to the PDP, the APC national leadership…

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Buhari’s Men Plot Saraki’s Impeachment While Senate is in Recess, To Replace Him With Uzodinma

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu A faction of the troubled All Progressives Congress, APC sympathetic to President Muhammadu Buhari which masterminded the failed coup against Senate President, Bukola  Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu  is not giving up. It has gone back to the drawing board and is set to activate the Plan B of the plot. The Source has exclusively gathered that the first phase of the Plan B involves expulsion of Saraki from the party.The National Working Committee of the APC will in the coming weeks meet where among other…

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Presidential Ticket: PDP/CUPP Settles For Atiku, Favours Obi For VP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Barring an 11th hour reconsideration and recalculations, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be nominated by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP as its standard flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku, a founding member of the PDP returned to the party last November after a sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, APC where he squared up against President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s 2015 presidential ticket. Multiple PDP sources who spoke to The source individually on Atiku’s chances confirmed the party has narrowed its search…

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Uproar as Okorocha Installs Son-in law Deputy Governor

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that except there is a last minute change of heart, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha will in the coming days install his Son-inlaw who is also his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, as the new Deputy Governor of the state.The incumbent Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere  is set to be impeached by the State House of Assembly. Sources told the Magazine that key loyalists of the governor have tried in vain to dissuade him from elevating Nwosu to the position of Deputy governor,…

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APC Dies As South west wing Moves to Revive ACN, Buhari’s Men Mull Resuscitation of CPC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu This is not the best of times for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Less than a week after a section of the party launched a rebellion and styled itself Reformed APC, r-APC, more trouble is looming in the embattled party as its South west wing ; particularly some members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN are reportedly considering resuscitating it (ACN) to protest alleged marginalization of National Leader of APC and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu in the affairs of the party.They are…

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