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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2019 Polls: The Battle For Oke Mosan, Amosun Optimistic Of Akinlade’s Triumph

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is bent on installing his protege, Abdulkabir Akinlade as the next governor of the Gateway State after is exit from Oke Mosan, the state’s seat of power, come 29th May, 2019. Amosun had earlier thought that Akinalde will win the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary in the state, but he was disappointed that his anointed candidate was not given the party’s gubernatorial ticket, forcing Amosun’s camp and loyalists to defect to Allied People’s Movement, APM. During the rally of APM at…

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2019: FG Clampdown On Opposition Intensifies, Opposition Warns on Rigging

By Uche Mbah Despite warnings by the opposition and predictions by western intelligentsia, there appeared to be a desperation to clamp down on opposition and international donor agencies as long as their position is at variance with the position of the ruling party, the opposition has alleged. This comes on the heels of the alleged freezing of the accounts of Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP The PDP had earlier in the year warned of the plan by the APC led government to clamp…

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APC Jittery Over PDP Sokoto Rally, Plans counter Strategies

By Uche Mbah Reports of the Political rally, organized by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  in Sokoto, appears to have unsettled the All Progressives Congress as reactions began to trail the Rally. Investigations indicate that the rally was devoid of personality attacks but more of issue based campaign. One of the dignitaries that appeared at the rally was former president Goodluck Jonathan from neighboring Chad, with which Sokoto has a boundary-thereby tacitly admitting the ruling party is weak in border control. But Shehu Sanni, the garrulous former APC senator, countered…

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Agbaje Picks Wife of a SAN as Running Mate

By Uche Mbah Peoples Democratic Party governorship hopeful, Jimmy Agbaje, finally decided on a First Bank Director, Mrs Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. Busari, a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, is currently a serving Director of First Bank, Sierre Leone, and a former Director of Zain Nigeria, (now Airtel) According to the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, the decision was arrived at  after exhaustive consultations with stakeholders and party leaders. “Mrs. Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and…

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Fayose: Time To Call His Bluff

By Comfort Obi I don’t know how many of you who read what the out-going governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, said after the PDP Presidential Primary in PH, Rivers state. I read it. So, briefly. In the aftermath of the failure of the urbane Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to clinch the presidential ticket due to former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar’s landslide victory, Fayose’s anger boiled over. So, like a wild fire, he has been raging. And he is threatening the PDP with fire and brimstone. He says he…

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