Supreme Court Sinks APC

Five days to the May 29 swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari and newly elected governors across the country, the governor elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last governorship election in Zamfara state, has been hit with a misfortune: Mukhtar Idris will not be sworn-in as governor of the state. The APC candidate is the preferred successor of out-going Governor Abdulaziz Yari. Idris is not the only politician in the ruling APC that has been hit with this tsunami of election losses, the election of…

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Ekiti: Fayose is Greedy, Selfish- Former Aide

Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti A chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in Ekiti state, Lanre Ogunsuyi has described the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose as selfish and greedy. He said this perception has dwarfed Fayose’s achievements as a governor. Ogunsuyi who served as a commissioner in Fayose’s administration said the action of the ex-helmsman has affected the fortunes of the party in the state. In a short interview with the magazine the party stalwart also said that the country cannot move forward except appointment of political…

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2023 Linked to Gov. Umahi’s Romance with APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Multiple sources are alleging that barring a last minute change of mind, Ebonyi state governor,  Dave Umahi, PDP, will soon be APC’s newest governor. This Magazine was informed that the governor has, allegedly,  wrapped up his defection plans to the ruling party. Governor Umahi, an Engineer, is credited with turning Abakaliki, the state capital, from a glorified town to a sprawling modern city. His supporters say Umahi has re- invented the state by saturating it with several signature infrastructural projects since assuming office four years ago. Speculations…

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Senate Presidency: PDP Weighs Options, Mulls a Senate President with APC Deputy

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu With about 46 Senators now in its kitty, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is weighing options as regard the next President of the Senate, the The Source has learnt. An impeccable party source lists the options as follows: Cash in on the division in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC, fresh and returning Senators over the party’s choice for the top Senate position to spring a surprise by sponsoring a ranking PDP Senator for the position with an APC Deputy; align with Senator Ali Ndume…

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Senate Presidency: Internal wranglings Within APC May Give PDP An Advantage

By Uche Mbah The All Progressives Congress, APC’s insistence that the Senate President must come from their Party, and that it must have to be Ahmed Lawan has been generating some rancor within the party, with senators with eyes on the pie vowing to fight solo if the Adams Oshiomhole led party will not backtrack. Although efforts are ongoing to reconcile the warring parties, it may hamper the party’s chances if not diplomatically handled. It will be recalled that the APC has settled on Lawan, with the Party Chairman, Adams…

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Electoral Fraud Will Affect Nigeria’s Growth- Peter Obi

By Uche Mbah The former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has said that no nation can grow on rigged elections. Obi is currently the Vice Presidential Candidate of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. According to INEC announcement, the party lost to the ruling party, the All Progressive Party, APC. But PDP has since gone to court to challenge the results, alleging that the election was fraught with rigging of monumental proportions. According to Obi, the process through which people come into office is far more…

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Gubernatorial Elections: PDP Writes Yakubu, Seeks Improvement on Presidential Election

By Uche Mbah The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has written a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Mahmud Yakubu, on the forthcoming governorship election, listing INEC’s sins of omission and commission during the presidential elections. The Governorship elections are billed to take place nationwide on Saturday the 9th of March, 2019, after it was postponed by the electoral umpire. There has been complaints by the main opposition party, PDP, about the outcome of that election. Consequently, the party rejected…

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Ogun 2019: Royal Rumble

By Akinwale Kasali With few days to the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State, politicking, alignment and re-alignment of political bigwigs is at its peak. Canvassing and soliciting of votes from the electorates in the state is also on the high as politicians are jostling for the electorates, promising them (electorates) juicy packages in other to have their votes. No doubt, the battle for the Oke Mosan seat will be fierce among the leading contenders which include; Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM, candidate, Abdulkabir Akinlade, All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Dapo…

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February 23: How Supporters “Hawk” Atiku, Buhari in Calabar

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu. While the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, battles with the backlash that has come with the aborted Presidential and National Assembly elections, PDP and APC partisans in Calabar, Cross River state, are utilizing the one week widow provided by it to engage in informal, inter-personal campaign for their preferred candidate. Agents of the two parties are visible in restaurants, cabs, Keke, newspaper stands, fuel stations among other public places, informally soliciting for support for their principals. Their modus operandi?  In a restaurant, for example, a middle-aged man sipping a…

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February 16: Politicians, Multinationals Jittery Over War of Words On Interim Government

By Uche Mbah The allegations and counter allegations emanating from the two major contending political parties, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the plan for interim government have sent jitters down the spine of the political class, with politicians and business men alike going back to the drawing board  to factor such eventuality into their political calculations. Already, many multinational blue chip companies, this Magazine learnt, are planning on skeletal services from the beginning of February until the election is over. Most expatriate workers…

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