-APC MUST GO IN 2019 – PDP

Leaders and stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from the party’s non-elective convention in Abuja, on Saturday, with a red card to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) government to begin its preparations to hand over power to a PDP president in 2019. They said rather than the promised change, Nigerians had got from the APC-led government hunger and agony, while insecurity had multiplied through kidnapping which, they said, had spread to almost all parts of the country as a result of increasing number of Nigerians losing their…

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DOKPESI, NWANYANWU WANTED TO SELL OUR PARTY TO PDP SAYS APDA CHAIRMAN

The National Chairman of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, Shitu Kabiru, tells BAYO AKINLOYE that some prominent politicians are seeking to hijack the two-month-old party Why was the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance formed? Since the advent of Nigeria’s democratic dispensation in 1999, Nigerians have never had it good. Therefore, the vision of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance was formed to establish a new Nigeria where every good ideal will flourish. We intend to create a new Nigeria – envisioned by our founding fathers – where people are gainfully employed, where people are free…

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ONU, FAYEMI GUBER AMBITIONS DIVIDE EKITI GROUP

Kamarudeen Ogundele A prominent socio-cultural club in Ekiti, the Ekiti Eleven, has elected Mr. Kola Akosile to replace its 10-year chairman, Mr. Femi Ajiniran. The club membership includes two former Ekiti State Governors — Segun Oni and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is now Minister of Mines and Steel Development—Senator Babfemi Ojudu, and a former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele. The four of them have already begun moves to contest for the 2018 Ekiti governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The ousted chairman, Ajiniran,…

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DAKUKU IS AMAECHI’S BREASTFEEDING POLITICAL GODSON – WIKE’S TOP AIDE

Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke has fired at the 2015 Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, “for deliberately refusing to understand the tenets of developmental philosophy in governance.” He described Peterside as a breastfeeding political godson of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. In statement in Port Harcourt yesterday, Woke regretted that Peterside had formed the habit of making crude statement against the state government just to gain relevance. He said: “The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn…

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WHY I DUMPED APC FOR PDP- KANO TOP POLITICIAN IBRAHIM LITTLE

Ibrahim Al Amin who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the party’s failed promises. The Cable reports that the former chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) said he left the APC because the party was doing the same things it accused other parties of doing. He said: “Although I do not regret supporting and voting for Buhari, I cannot remain in the party because it is not running the country properly. I…

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LAGOS PDP CRISIS LINGERS ON, AS FACTIONS DIG IN

inutes ago By Dapo Akinrefon THE crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State seems to be a thorn that has refused to leave the flesh of the party. •From left, Lagos State PDP General Secretary, Prince Muiz Dosunmu; former Lagos PDP Chairman, Mr. Tunji Shelle, current Lagos PDP Chairman, Mr. Moshood Salvador; PDP Chieftain, Chief Bode George, Lagos PDP, Publicity Secretary, Barrister Gani Taofeek and a member of the BoT, Mrs Aduke Maina during the collection of Lagos PDP Secretariat key from the Commissioner of Police, Lagos…

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DOKPESI NAMES HIS FORMER STAFF FACTIONAL CHAIRMAN, APDA

The newly registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), split into two, yesterday, following the purported emergence of a new chairman, Mainasara Illo, who is backed by business mogul Raymond Dokpesi. But the Protem National Chairman of the party, Malam Mohammed Shittu, claimed that Dokpesi was only bent on destroying APDA’s rising profile as an alternative platform for Nigerians, who were tired of both the ruling APC and the PDP. The Dokpesi group had earlier yesterday held a meeting at the Ritz Hotel, in Abuja, which saw the emergence of Illo…

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KANO APC CRISIS DEEPENS AS STATE AND NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS DISAGREE OVER ELECTION OF EXECUTIVES

The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said it has elected 15 substantive executives with Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas as chairman. But a statement by the national secretariat of the party, also yesterday, said there was no decision yet on the party’s leadership in Kano. The Kano State APC congress was reportedly conducted last Saturday, at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, under the supervision of the Prince Nwoko Orinze-led team. Abbas, who had been running the affairs of the party in an acting capacity, reportedly emerged as…

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WHY I SUPPORT INDEPENDENT CANDIDACY – STELLA ODUAH

A National Assembly member, Sen. Stella Oduah, said approval of independent candidacy in the ongoing review of 1999 Constitution would help in reducing political parties’ impunity in picking candidates for elections. Oduah, who represents Anambra North Senatorial District in the Senate, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said that inclusion of the clause in the Constitution would also give Nigerians the opportunity to freely “choose any person they truly want to represent them’’. She expressed optimism that the bill would succeed…

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ATIKU’S ASSOCIATES DUMPS APC FOR PDP IN KANO

An associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Alhaji Ibrahim Amin Little, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Little, who was a leading governorship aspirant of the All People’s Party (APP) in Kano State in 2003, was received by a large crowd at the secretariat of the PDP, in Kano, at the weekend. The exit of the Alhaji Little and his structure represents yet another blow to the APC in the state State, according to pundits. Speaking to reporters after the reception, Alhaji…

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