APC GOVERNORS PLOT TO SEIZE PARTY, DECIDE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

John Alechenu, Mudiaga Affe and Kamarudeen Ogundele There are strong indications that some All Progressives Congress governors  are plotting  to seize the control of the party as part of efforts to install President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. The PUNCH gathered on Monday that despite Buhari’s meeting with the APC governors on Thursday and his discussions with the party’s state chairmen on Friday, some governors were pressing ahead with the plot to remove the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. It was learnt Oshiomhole’s fate was linked with the…

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WHY WE SHOULD LISTEN TO ALEX OGOMUDIA’S PROPHECY BY YINKA ODUMAKIN

Ogomudia prophecy By Yinka Odumakin IN a season when Nigerian seers and prophets are either not hearing from God or are afraid of maximum rule to declare “thus sayeth the Lord” over the country, the spirit of prophecy came over Alexander the son of Ogomudia who made undiluted pronouncement over a country driving carelessly to the edge of the precipice on the first day of December. The former chief of defence staff who was the keynote speaker at the Good Governance Lecture organised by the Catholic Church of Warri’s Justice…

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TAMBUWAL/ IHEDIOHA 2023 PRESIDENTIAL POSTERS ANGERS IGBO YOUTHS

Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki Igbo youths, under the aegis of the Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, have described the 2023 presidential campaign posters of the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, and the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, as an embarrassment to Ndigbo. The youths said the South-East geopolitical zone was interested in the office of the President, and not Vice-President in 2023. The coalition, in a statement signed by its President-General, Goodluck Ibem and the Secretary-General, Kanice Igwe, on Monday, said, “We are totally disappointed and alarmed to…

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BUHARI CANNOT SAY HE WANTS TO STAY LONGER THAN MAY 2023 – DELE MIMODU

Dele Momodu in his weekly column ‘Pendulum’ writes about the rumours surrounding President Buhari and a possible third term agenda. According to him, ‘on a serious note, I choose to believe President Buhari on this occasion. I can’t see how he can come out in the open and tell us he wants to stay longer than 2023, after swearing by the Holy Koran. Besides as a Muslim he understands man alone cannot determine his tomorrow’. Read the full piece below… Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about you, but I find…

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2023: OPPOSITION GROUPS, PARTIES MAY MERGE TO BATTLE APC

2023: Parties, groups may merge to ‘battle’ APC Tunde Sulaiman, Johnson Ayantunji and Onyekachi Eze  …opposition meets to strategise •Pat Utomi, Obi Ezekwesili, Fawehinmi, others in steering committee •We’re not averse to merger –PDP A lthough the next general elections are still four years away, but a script that played out in 2013, giving birth to the All Progressives Congress, which successfully edged out the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) two years later is once again being written. According to some principal actors in the know, the opposition parties,…

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APC’S NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES: HOW OSHIOMHOLE SURVIVED, THE 2023 PERMUTATIONS THAT ARE HOLDING THE PARTY TOGETHER

Adamu Abuh, Abuja By the time the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) ended last Friday in Abuja, it became obvious that the party’s leaders did not buy into the impeachment plot hatched against the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. It was gathered that Oshiomhole’s saving grace came from President Muhammadu Buhari, who did not accede to the quest of aggrieved APC chieftains to remove the party’s national chairman. Sensing that their major reason for insisting on the NEC meeting was ripe for execution, Zamfara State…

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EX-GOVERNOR SAYS MARABOUTS HAVE TOLD HIM HE WILL SUCCEED BUHARI

says “marabous and a mystery Arab man predicted I will be Nigerian president” by MARYAM HASSAN A former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Yerima, has declared a presidential ambition, saying already some Mallams (kinds of marabouts) are already working to actualise the plan. In lengthy interview aired on Pride FM, Gusau on November 13, the former governor chronicled his achievements as a civil servant, politician and Shariah promoter. The audio of the interview was sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday, and this newspaper had verified from the producers of the…

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WHY EL RUFAI WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA BY BISHOP OF ZARIA

Governor El-Rufai: Bishop of Zaria predicts he will never be president of Nigeria The Bishop of Zaria, Rt Rev Abiodun Ogunyemi has denounced the Archbishop of Kaduna and the general secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council for paying a “humiliating visit” to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to apologise for criticising him over a plan to demolish the St George’s Cathedral in the university town. Ogunyemi said the apology was all an attempt to make the governor look good in preparation for a possible presidential ambition in 2023. But to Ogunyemi, the…

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2023 PRESIDENCY: WHO WANTS TO CREMATE NIGERIA BY YINKA ODUMAKIN

By Yinka Odumakin THE lust for power seems to be bringing out a stupefying unreasonableness in some of our compatriots that is sure to become a source of disequilibrium for the fragile polity. This seems to confirm the aphorism that history repeats itself twice, first as a tragedy and the next time as a farce. It is already knocking at our political door. Since the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in 2015 suddenly became a merit campaigner for 2023 post-eight years of Northern hold on power, there has…

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PDP AND THE CHALLENGES IN 2023 ELECTIONS

The zoning of the presidential ticket in 2023 may be a big challenge to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ONYEKACHI EZE reports that the party may not be in a hurry to do so because of likely backlash The debate in the country for some time now has been where the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023 would come from. And now that the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the…

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