TINUBU WANTED TO BE ATIKU’S DEPUTY, BUCKNOR AKERELE REVEALS

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), wanted to be vice president to Atiku Abubakar in the 2007 general elections, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, former deputy-governor of Lagos State, has revealed. Atiku was vice president from 1999 to 2007, and was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent at the weekend, Bucknor-Akerele, who was elected as deputy to Tinubu on the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy…

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TINUBU’S PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION HAS DIVIDED AFENIFERE- AKERELE BUCKNOR

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Senator Kofoworola Bucknor- Akerele, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State on Thursday said the ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state to become President led to his splitting of pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Bucknor- Akerele said Tinubu knows he cannot achieve his ambition based on the stance of the Afenifere leaders who are very principled. She also said she fell out with Tinubu because she refused to cooperate with him to upstage the leaders…

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NORTHERN GROUPS LAMENT TINUBU’S ROLE IN BUHARI’S GOVT

Amos Tauna  The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a man of double standards with regard to his role in causing the present high political polarization in Nigeria and the deterioration of trust in the current administration. The northern groups said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s comment on “Let’s work for growth, not separation” published in one of the dailies on Monday, August 11, 2019 is the usual infant-like response to outright political lie, distortion, exaggeration, misrepresentation, deception, half-truth and overstatement, the self-acclaimed national leader…

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HOW TINUBU’S CANDIDATE FOR NURTW WAS DEFEATED BY AMBODE’S MAN

Posted By: Ikokwu Ikembaon: It is no longer news that the National Treasurer for Lagos chapter of the National Road Union Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, lost his bid to succeed the outgoing chairman of Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede. What is not known is that Agbede was instrumental in the emergence of Michael Odugunle as the new chairman of the Lagos union. According to an insider, Agbede worked against the Oluomo’s bid to become the next Lagos NURTW chairman. Akinsanya, a close ally of Asiwaju…

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GODFATHER: AGAIN APC REPLIES EL RUFAI, TALK IS CHEAP, YOU ONLY WANT TO BE LIKE ASIWAJU

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has berated the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for insisting that political godfathers in Lagos State must be retired. El-Rufai, who recently said he overcame the carnage of godfatherism in his state, urged Lagos State to replicate same, a comment that drew mixed reactions from Nigerians, especially the political class. Despite the condemnations that greeted his comment, the governor yesterday insisted thathe owed nobody an apology for asking people of the state to disregard godfatherism.  But in a swift reaction last night,…

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GODFATHERISM: LAGOS IS NOT KADUNA, APC TELLS EL RUFAI

 Chijioke Jannah  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told Governor Nasir El-Rufai that Kaduna State is not Lagos State where he retired four godfathers from politics El-Rufai, at the weekend, had taken a swipe at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s dominance of the political structure in Lagos State, saying it was time to end godfatherism in the state just the way he ended it in Kaduna State. To free Lagos from Tinubu’s grip, El-Rufai said, one of the best ways is to start the campaign now by embarking on a study to…

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SEE WHAT YAHAYA BELLO TOLD TINUBU ABOUT NEW NASS LEADERSHIP

Temidayo Akinsuyi Governor Yahaya Bello has declared his support for the endorsement of Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as the heads of the 9th Senate and House of Representatives respectively. The Governor who made this known while on a courtesy visit to the National Leader of the party, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu said the decision of the party remains his position on the next National Assembly leadership. He said both of them are experienced and qualified to lead the Upper and the Lower Chambers. “You are our National…

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ONDO APC CRISIS: AKEREDOLU MEETS TINUBU, SEE THEIR RESOLUTION

The crisis rocking the Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC may come to an end soon as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu may have finally reconcilled with the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Akeredolu and Tinubu fell out in 2016 over the latter’s endorsement of Olusegun Abraham in the September 3, 2016 APC governorship primary in Ondo state. Akeredolu eventually won the primary and was subsequently elected governor of Ondo state without Tinubu’s backing. Though Tinubu later made a surprise appearance at Akeredolu’s inuaguration, the two…

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IMPLICATIONS OF SARAKI, DOGARA TINUBU EXCHANGES ON NASS NEW LEADERSHIP

IN their responses to Senator Bola Tinubu’s recent public statement on why he is backing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s choice of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila for the positions of Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives respectively, the duo of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, appear to completely miss the critical import of the APC national leader’s intervention. Obviously reacting to the widely-peddled insinuation that he is trying to ‘impose’ a particular leadership on…

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NEW FACTS ON WHY TINUBU STAYED AWAY FROM BUHARI’S LAGOS VISIT

Olawale Olaleye Contrary to the official position that a former governor of Lagos State and one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was absent at last week’s visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos, because he was out of the country, THISDAY gathered that Tinubu deliberately stayed away, because he had personally asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode not to inaugurate any of those projects but leave them to his successor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, an order the governor eventually defied. Buhari had during his visit last Wednesday,…

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