2019: Saraki’s Entrance To The Race Sparks Alignments, Realignments

The race for 2019 became interesting recently when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, confirmed his interest in the Presidential Race to a German medium, Bloomberg.  -believing he can make the difference, Saraki is now busy consolidating his newly found position as the National Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. And this has changed permutations. This Magazine has earlier in the year noted that Saraki’s imminent declaration for the Presidency has already got the front-line contender, Atiku Abubakar, twirling his suspenders into a knot. In an earlier converse with Atiku,…

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Osun 2018: Tinubu, Obasanjo Battle for supremacy

By Uche Mbah An epic battle is now set between the Ebora of Owu, Olusegun Obasanjo; the All Progressives Congress, APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  leadership. Come September 22, 2018, Osun people will be electing a new Governor. Chances are that the main contenders within the party are Ishiaka Gboyega Oyetola, Tinubu’s Cousin and the APC candidate; Ademola Adeleke, a Senator standing for PDP, and Fatai Akinade Akinbade, former PDP Osun state Party Chairman contesting under African Democratic Party, ADC. ADC wa the…

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Akpabio may lose seat when National Assembly reconvenes

By Uche Mbah Senate may not reconvene on Tuesday 14th August 2018 as is being speculated in certain quarters. It has been discovered that as at Monday, the 13th, the Senate Presidency, through the Clark of the house, have not issued any memo to the senators to reconvene after the National Assembly went on Recess. It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had insisted on National television that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, must be impeached within the confines…

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Akpabio’s $25million Defection Larges Tears APC Apart

By Uche Mbah Facts are emerging on how the former Director of Security services, DSS, Lawan Daura, ran his empire, and how the defection campaign campaign fund handed to Akpabio may have been handled by the ruling party. An interview granted to an online medium by his erstwhile colleague, Abdulwahab Abdulrhahaman, a retired DSS official who served with Daura until 2016, revealed that e is a man of insatiable greed. “Daura was receiving money from everyone, including the president’s enemies”, Abdulrahman told Premium Times. “I noticed immediately we started work…

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NASS Siege: How Daura’s Incompetence Tipped Off Saraki, Precipitated Counter Measures

By Uche Mbah The siege on National Assembly, which has come to epitomize the height of national embarrassment, is the story of a script gone awry. Lawan Daura, until recently the boss at the Directorate of State Security, DSS, was in the eye of the storm. And he has paid dearly for it. Unconfirmed reports indicate that, in the days preceding the siege, a group of masked men came to Akpo quarters in a van. They were suspected to be on a mission. They arrived the house of a senator…

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Akpabio: Blackmail, Betrayal and Intimidations Trail his Expected Crossover to APC

By Uche Mbah It started as a rumour. Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, who has been vocal in the criticism of the failures of the Federal Government, suddenly is making plans to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. He is of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and, before the Tsunami of defections, the Senate Minority leader. As things stand now, when the Senate convenes in September, if the restive ruling party did not effect a Kangaroo change of guard as alleged by the PDP,…

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PDP may settle for Tambuwal as Atiku, Others Kick

The race for 2019 may have been settled with the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal highly favored by the to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party nomination. If the happens, he will for now face president Muhammadu Buhari as the coalition of political parties will automatically give him their full backing, if the memorandum of understanding, MOU, signed by over thirty political parties are to go by. Baring last minute changes, Buhari may still be the candidate if he has been able to survive the trauma of betrayals of his defecting…

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Despite Betraying Saraki, APC Suspends Shehu Sanni Indefinitely

By Uche Mbah The theater of the absurd being witnessed in the country to a bizarre turn when the All Progressives congress APC suspended Senator Shehu Sanni for his “various acts of misconduct and disrespectful attitude towards his constituents”. Sanni has been at the forefront of anti establishment campaign in the Senate, that it was already assumed to be the number one person to decamp to PDP. But it was not to be. He was allegedly reined in by the All Progressives Congress leadership. First, Asiwaju Tinubu contacted him, clearing…

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Defections:Despite Oshiomholes Braggadocio, APC continues to hemorrhage

More defections continue from the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to principally the Peoples democratic party, PDP, since the massive defection of over fourteen senators and thirty five members of the House of Representatives decamped to the opposition peoples democratic Party, PDP. Since then, the fortunes of the ruling party APC has been on implosion activated mode. Following the aftermath of the defections, the Benue state governor was compelled to defect due to pressures from Benue Youth, and he took majority of his local government chairmen with him.…

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2109: Buhari’s Threat to throw in the Towel Pitches Him against the Cabal

By Uche Mbah The first wave of the defection tsunami that exploded in the face of the All Progressives Congress central government has so jolted President Muhammadu Buhari that he was considering throwing the towel towards 2019 presidential elections, this Magazine has been informed. Recently, there has been massive defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to majorly the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in both upper and lower legislative chambers. Governors and the state Houses of Assembly were not left out. After the defection, President Buhari invited the remaining APC…

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