WIKE: PDP FOCUS 2023 PRESIDENCY IS ON WINNING NOT ZONING

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the focus of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 Presidential elections should be winning and not zoning. Wike said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday. The governor said zoning – which is an arrangement that ensures rotation of political power among ethnic blocs – is a luxury that only ruling parties can afford. Wike, who is from the same zone as his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, said when he was contesting the governorship election in 2015, there were suggestions that he should…

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ONDO 2020: AGBOOLA AJAYI’S MOVEMENT TO ZLP RATTLES APC, PDP

By Dayo Johnson – Akure THE emergence of the third force in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state has unsettled the camps of the two major political parties. Before now, the All Progressive Congress and the People’s Democratic Party have remained the dominant parties in contention. But with the planned defection of the deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi to the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP the party has come into reckoning. Barring any changes, Ajayi will formally resign from the Peoples Democratic Party this week and publicly declare for…

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ONDO 2020: AGBOOLA AJAYI FINALLY DUMPS PDP AS ZLP ADOPTS HIM AS GUBER CANDIDATE

The Zenith Labour Party has finally opened up on the adoption of Ondo State’s deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate for the October 10, 2020 governorship election. The party on Sunday confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that it had resolved that Mr Ajayi will run on its platform despite denials by the Peoples Democratic Party that the embattled deputy governor was still its member. Mr Ajayi had in June fled the APC to run for the governorship ticket of the PDP, but was defeated by Eyitayo Jegede, who had also been…

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DOGARA BOMBS BAUCHI GOVERNOR, BALA MOHAMMED: YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WERE REGULAR GUESTS AT KUJE PRISON

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has told the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, to address the allegations of corruption against him. Dogara said this while waving aside claims by the state government that he was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Dogara dismissed the claim as nothing but components of a smear campaign sponsored by state government and its minions. Recall that the former Speaker had in his letter of resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, published on Sunday raised numerous…

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PDP SETS DATES FOR CONGRESSES AHEAD OF 2023 ELECTIONS

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed dates for the conduct of congresses across the country. The National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu, made this known in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Sunday. He noted that the congresses would take place in 24 designated states, ending with zonal congresses in five zones. Akobundu explained that zonal congresses would take place in South-east, South-south, North-central, Northwest, and the North-east, on Saturday, August 15, except the South-west. Akobundu named…

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DOGARA DUMPS PDP FOR APC, MEETS BUHARI IN ASO ROCK

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru FORMER Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Kebbi State, Mai Malla Buni, disclosed this after the duo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although Dogara declined to speak after the meeting, Mai Buni told journalists that the former Speaker “is now a member of APC.” The post BREAKING: Dogara dumps PDPappeared first on Vanguard News.

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ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR, AGBOOLA AJAYI’S GUBER AMBITION IN JEOPARDY AS PDP REFUSES TO GRANT AUTOMATIC TICKET, SET TO JOIN SDP

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has reportedly opened discussions with the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) he failed to secure the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This development, according to a source close to the Ajayi is coming on the heels of the adamant posture of the PDP governorship aspirants who have refused to stand down their ambitions for Ajayi to emerge as consensus candidate for the party. It could not be independently confirmed as at press time, if Agboola is among the…

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WIKE PULLS OUT OF EDO PDP RECONCILIATION, SAYS SOME NWC MEMBERS ARE TAX COLLECTORS

GOVERNOR WIKE PULLS OUT OF EDO PDP RECONCILIATION. * Says some members of PDP NWC are tax collectors * To sue ThisDay Newspapers Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP). He told newsmen in Port Harcourt today that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP are sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth. According to him, instead of the NWC to carry everybody along in Edo state,…

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EDO 2020: PDP ASPIRANTS REFUSE TO STEP DOWN FOR OBASEKI

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far failed to convince the three aspirants on its platform, to step aside for Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, ahead of their primaries, ThisDay reports. Gideon Ikhine, Ogbeide-Ihama and Kenneth Imasuagbon are the three men that were screened and cleared by the party for the primary. However, Obaseki’s decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for PDP, has changed the complexion of the game. Obaseki defected to the opposition party along with his deputy, Hon. Philip Shuaibu. The PDP primary was initially…

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