SOME PERSONS SAT ON APC PANEL’S REPORT ON RESTRUCTURING

ERNEST NZOR, Abuja A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, alleged yesterday that some powerful persons frustrated the detailed report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring of the country. Osoba expressed shock that the report by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on restructuring was yet to be implemented despite its adoption by all organs of the party. The APC stalwart who disclosed this while speaking as a guest on ARISE News also joined the call by some APC leaders for the Southern region to produce President Muhammadu…

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APC SETS UP PANEL TO PROBE EDO GUBER ELECTION LOSS

The All Progressives Congress says it has set up a panel to probe its loss in the last governorship election in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, defeated the APC candidate, Ize Iyamu, in the governorship poll. The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee disclosed on Friday that the party had set up a panel to probe its loss. In a New Year message by its National Secretary, Senator John Udoedehe, the APC CECPC noted that the probe panel was set on…

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APC NO LONGER BREATHING IN IMO SAYS FORMER GOVERNOR OKOROCHA

A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday accused the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of destroying the All Progressives Congress in the state. Okorocha said that he boycotted the APC South-East zonal stakeholders meeting which held in the Imo State Government House in Owerri because Uzodinma was indulging “political jamboree.” The former governor who spoke to our Correspondent in Owerri through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Thursday said that Uzodinma was demarketing the party in the state. Okorocha’s aide said, “How many people did you see at…

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FORMER ZAMFARA GOVERNOR YERIMA DECLARES FOR PRESIDENCY, SAYS NO ZONING IN APC

Omeiza Ajayi Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former Governor of Zamfara state, Sen. Sani Yerima has declared his ambition to vie for the presidency, dismissing claims of any zoning arrangement within his ruling All Progressives Congress APC. At a media interface yesterday in Abuja, Yerima said he had on three occasions since 2006 buried his presidential ambition to support President Muhammadu Buhari and that as the president serves out his tenure in 2023, it is only fitting that he (Yerima) takes a shot at the highest office in the…

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I AM NOT PARTY TO SUIT INSTITUTED AGAINST APC SAYS OSHIOMHOLE

Adedayo Akinwale The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, Monday said he was not part of the suit instituted against the party by a former National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the the party and member of the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC), Mr. Hilliard Eta. Eta, had last week approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, to challenge the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole-led NWC four months after. He also asked for the nullification of the June 25th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting…

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OSHIOMHOLE: IF I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF LEADING APC AGAIN, I WILL REJECT IT

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says if given a second chance, he will not lead the ruling party . In a statement on Monday, Oshiomhole said he remains proud of the achievements of the party’s national working committee (NWC) under his leadership. Oshiomhole, who said he holds no grudge against anyone who contributed to his removal, added that he has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the suit challenging his suspension. “I instructed my lawyers to withdraw the suits challenging my purported suspension from office…

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2023 PRESIDENCY AND THE JONATHAN OPTION BY YUSUF ALLI

Despite the call for caution by President Muhammadu Buhari over jostling for the presidency ahead 2023, politicians are already neck deep in permutations on who would be the president’s successor. In this analysis, YUSUF ALLI, MANAGING EDITOR, NORTHERN OPERATION examines the latest push for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s return to the Presidential Villa. Five years after conceding defeat to an opposition candidate, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is in the news again over his likely return to the Presidential Villa in 2023, on the back of the tiger – the All Progressives Congress (APC)…

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HONOUR AGREEMENT TO TRANSFER POWER TO THE SOUTH, EL RUFAI URGES APC LEADERS

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to honour the ‘informal agreement’ of ensuring that power goes to the Southern region of Nigeria in 2023. El-Rufai spoke on Monday night while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH. There have been increased demands by leaders from the Southern part of the country that power be zoned to the region after the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State had recently defected from the Peoples…

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BUHARI PREPARES FOR WAR AGAINST TINUBU BY LANRE ADEWOLE

Penultimate Friday, four loyalists of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in his Abuja abode. Former Osun State governor, Chief Bisi Akande, who has become a permanent feature of such Tinubu-linked visits, led three others, Chief Segun Osoba, and two Lagos GAC members, Tajudeen Olusi and Abayomi Finnih. They went in buoyant and left gloomy. Yoruba always attribute post-family meeting despondency among siblings to plain and painful truth, shared behind bolted doors. 13 days before the crabby visit, a…

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