POLITICS Bauchi guber: Saraki reacts as Sen Bala Mohammed wins

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the outcome of the Bauchi State governorship election. Sen. Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged the new governor of Bauchi State after polling 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 500,625 votes. Announcing the results of Governorship elections on Monday, the Returning Officer,Prof. Mohammed Kyari, … Continue reading POLITICS Bauchi guber: Saraki reacts as Sen Bala Mohammed wins

Breaking: PDP’s Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi governorship election

The Bauchi state gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bala Mohammed has won the governorship election in the state, The Nation reports. Continue reading Breaking: PDP’s Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi governorship election

Senator Akpabio: I did not defect to APC

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has clarified that he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, but only moved to the party. Akpabio said he was surprised that the same people who founded the ruling party were the ones pulling it down. The former Governor, who represents Akwa Ibom North-West at the National Assembly, told Vanguard that the same … Continue reading Senator Akpabio: I did not defect to APC

Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Photos of some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas at … Continue reading Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says he will sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and retain just 10 per cent of the company for the Federal Government. Atiku said this in an interview with The African Report, a monthly publication. Atiku, who presided over the National Council on Privatisation during his tenure as vice-president, said the NNPC was supposed to have … Continue reading I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows

Good brains are in APC, yet Nigeria is not working – Peter Obi mocks El-rufai

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday reacted to a statement credited to the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai that there is no single thinking brain left in the PDP. He mocked the Kaduna governor; saying, “All the good brains are in the APC (All Progressives Congress), yet he country isn’t working.” Obi, who was also … Continue reading Good brains are in APC, yet Nigeria is not working – Peter Obi mocks El-rufai

Breaking: Tambuwal’s name reportedly missing on INEC list

The Sokoto state governor who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contested and lost the presidential primary of the PDP. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar beat him to the ticket. According to Daily Trust, the list was displayed at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state. The list showed that Manir Dan’iya is … Continue reading Breaking: Tambuwal’s name reportedly missing on INEC list

Dankwambo dumps PDP for APC

About 2000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Gombe state. Among those who decamped is Buhari Dankwambo, a younger brother of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. Buhari Dankwambo, until his defection, had been under pressure from different quarters to reverse his decision. It was gathered that he was given juicy offers but he rejected them. A … Continue reading Dankwambo dumps PDP for APC

Alaibe: We left APC because of unkept promises

Bayelsa State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, formally welcomed a former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and former Special Adviser to the President on Presidential Amnesty Programme, Chief Timi Alaibe to the party. Alaibe was received alongside other chieftains of the APC including former Secretary to Bayelsa State Government, SSG, Chief Gideon Ekeuwei, former PDP chairman in the state, Chief … Continue reading Alaibe: We left APC because of unkept promises

Benue SSG: I led 3,000 APC members to PDP

The Secretary to the Benue State Government, Prof. Tony Ijohor, SAN, has said he recently led 3,000 All Progressives Congress members from his Gboko constituency to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Ijohor who stated this through a statement issued by the Principal Information Officer, Office of the SSG, Joseph Iwev, said his loyalty to Governor Samuel Ortom was 100 per cent. Part of the statement … Continue reading Benue SSG: I led 3,000 APC members to PDP

No Election Rigging in 2019, Else – Wike Threatens Buhari

Wike Wants Buhari To Avoid Election Rigging Governor Nyesom Wike’s political platform, the Grassroot Development Initiatives, GDI has threatened to mobilize Nigerian youths, women, professional bodies and other interest groups to stage a nationwide protest should, 2019 Presidential and Governorship election be rigged in favour of any particular person. The Rivers State Governor who spoke through GDI Secretary General, Samuel Nwanosike,  at Igwuruta-Ali in Ikwerre Local Government Area … Continue reading No Election Rigging in 2019, Else – Wike Threatens Buhari

Politics: Lessons from parties’ nomination process

Political parties constitute the engine of democracy as they are the only entities permitted by law to present candidates for elections in Nigeria. In other democracies, the law permits independent candidature which currently is unknown to our laws.  The selection of candidates to represent political parties for different elective offices in the 2019 elections has come and gone. In some political parties, the tension and acrimony … Continue reading Politics: Lessons from parties’ nomination process

POLITICS: How Buhari’s Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed ‘indicted’ APC govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out on the “declaration by Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, that the policies of his administration were hurting the nation and destroying investor- confidence in our economy.” The party said the declaration by the minister was a vindication of its stand that the Buhari administration was “responsible for the nation’s economic woes … Continue reading POLITICS: How Buhari’s Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed ‘indicted’ APC govt – PDP

How APC, INEC Would Rig 2019 Elections

By now, the more discerning Nigerian should have realised that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government is not interested in creating the enabling environment for conducting even a semblance of free and fair elections. Instead, it is just interested in getting its way by hook or by crook. It is not interested in deepening the democratic space it inherited, rather it craves to constrict it. … Continue reading How APC, INEC Would Rig 2019 Elections