Politics

Bauchi lawmaker dumps APC, embraces PDP

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency, Honourable Aminu Tukur, has finally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

 Speaking in Bauchi on Thursday, Tukur who was aspiring for Bauchi South senatorial seat in the upcoming bye-election, said his decision to quit the party was as a result of the APC's failure to conduct primary election through direct system that would allow all card carrying members to vote as promised by the National Chairman Adams Oshiomwhole.

Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, returns to PDP this week

Barring any last minute change of plans, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, is set to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between today and Sunday.
It was gathered that Tambuwal, who is the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, has perfected plans to move out of the ruling party alongside his supporters.

Benue governor Ortom finally defects from APC to PDP

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

His defection puts an end to speculations about his imminent return to the PDP having stated last week that he had been issued a ‘red card’.

The governor made the announcement on Wednesday during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors at the Government House Makurdi, hours after protesting youths barred him from traveling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting.

APC: Deputy national publicity secretary calls for Saraki’s expulsion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has called for the dismissal of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the party, over alleged anti-party activities.
Nabena made the appeal in a statement, titled, “Time to Expel Saraki from APC,” which was released Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement, which followed the defection of about 15 senators and 37 House of Representatives members from the APC to PDP, accused Saraki of being in cahoots with the defectors.

BB endorses Kabiru Turaki for 2019 Presidency

By Ummi Ismaeel-Minna

The former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has endorsed Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (KTT) SAN, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2019 election.

  The retired general said that he was convinced that the ‘KTT Agenda’ would transform and meet the aspiration of Nigerians.

  Babangida made the endorsement when he received Tanimu Turaki at his residence in Minna, the Niger State on Tuesday.

  The PDP presidential aspirant, who was on a one-day visit to PDP stakeholders in

15 APC Senators Defect To PDP

No fewer that 15 senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, defected from the ruling party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced the defection of the lawmakers.

They defectors cited that APC was being fictionalised, hence, they would not continue to pursue their political careers under the ruling party.

The senators in a joint letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made their intention known.

The letter reads:

Dear Senate President,

Breaking: 36 Reps dumb APC for PDP

A total of 36 nembers of the House of Representatives on Tuesday dumbed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
While four of the lawmakers from Oyo State opted for Africa Democratic Congress (ADC), 32 others went to the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaker Yakubu Dogara read their respective letters at the plenary.

Fayose reminds Fayemi: I’m still Ekiti governor till Oct 16

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reminded the governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, that he was still the governor of the state till October 16, 2018.
The governor was responding to Fayemi’s allegation that he (Fayose) might be carrying out illegal appointments into some government parastatals and particularly the College of Education, Ikere.
Fayemi had warned against what he alleged was illegal appointments that might incur huge financial burden on his government when he assumes office on October 16.

Aminu Tukur declares interest to run for Bauchi South bye-election

By Rita Michael
Bauchi

APC to PDP: Stop shopping around for supporters

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria has advised the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop shopping around for supporters; but face Nigerians in 2019 general election.
The APC National Publicity Secretary,
Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, gave the advice in a statement titled, “PDP: Looking for Life after Death.”
He said that after three years in the wilderness, PDP was excited with the possibility of hiding its bad image under the heap of a new coalition.

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