VP: Why Atiku Picked Obi

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  for next year’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has proved bookmakers right by choosing former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, as his runing mate. Shortly after his election in Port Harcourt, the River state capital last Sunday as the party’s presidential candidate, bookmakers had predicted the former Vice President would pick Obi as his running mate. As correctly reported  by The Source on Sunday, very credible sources close to both Obi and Atiku had also told the magazine …

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Ignore Obasanjo – Buhari Campaign Orgnisation

President Buhari Campaign Organisation reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Abubakar Atiku Full text Bellow: Our attention has just been drawn to the so-called endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party for the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo today at his Presidential Library Complex in Ogun State. We are inclined to dismiss this gathering and “endorsement” as a complete non-event, but we feel we have a responsibility to Nigerians to remind them of the character and antecedents of these individuals,…

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2019 Polls: Atiku Gets Obasanjo’s Backing, As APC Develops Cold Feet

By Akinwale Kasali During the 2015 presidential electioneering campaign, the battle for Aso Rock seat was between incumbent president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had the blessings of former president Olusegun Obasanjo who many described as the ‘kingmaker’ in Nigeria politics. Three and half year down the line, the once celebrated and eulogised Buhari by Obasanjo has now become a ‘filthy rag’ in the face of Obasanjo, no thanks to his administration’s policy, which Obasanjo says lack focus on economy development. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former vice-president…

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2019: Atiku in Make or Mar Meeting With Obasanjo

By Uche Mbah The running battle between the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo is expected to be resolved soon since the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, are said to have waded into the matter with a view to settling the issue. Since the emergence of Atiku as the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Obasanjo has not officially congratulated him. Several versions of his endorsement have been flying about on the Social media, but none bore a true imprimatur of his endorsement. Atiku, during…

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Adeosun, Bichi: Buhari Strategises for 2019 Against All Odds

With 2019 election just months away, President Muhammadu Buhari is positioning himself to win by any means possible, against the groundswell opposition unprecedented since the 2015 presidential elections. Several things happened within the week that belies his insistence-or desperation-on being returned as the president come February 2019.Already, he is being forced to take decisions that ordinarily he is not expected to take. The sacking of the Department of State services, DSS boss, Lawan Daura, has been a single major blow to that ambition, according to general opinion. He was allegedly…

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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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2019: Obasanjo’s Rising Profile in the South-west Unnerves Presidency

By Uche Mbah Former president Obasanjo has in recent times been making inroads into the south west geopolitical zone in his bid to unseat the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2019. His coalition has been working behind the scene in his bid to bring over thirty political parties together in a mega force. It is understood by many that various platforms are being utilized for the coalition to come to agreements over the political relevance of each group. Surprisingly, the former president is prepared to bend over backwards, even to…

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How Retired Generals are Battling Against Buhari’s Second Coming

By Uche Mbah The Presidential ambition of Buhari, geared towards his second term is fast turning into a do or die affair between him and the four musketeers bent on seeing his back out of Aso Rock come 2019. The four retired generals are his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Chief of Army staff, Theophilus Danjuma, his former Junior officer who overthrew him, Ibrahim Babangida and Babangida’s Boy and beneficiary of the death of Sanni Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar. It appears that the generals have gone back to the trenches to…

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2019: Grand Coalition to Oust Buhari

  By Uche Mbah History has been repeating itself since President Buhari took over at the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC government. The political gladiators has remained the same, and the parties are simply the vehicles the political class use for their subjugation of the populace. “There is no political parties in Nigeria, rather we have the political class”, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was overheard last week telling a colleague. They only look for avenues to realise their ambitions. “That is why cross carpeting has become…

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