Politics

Mbaka to Nigerians: Wake up, take back your country in 2019

Vocal Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, at the weekend called on Nigerians to wake up and reclaim the country from wicked and mindless politicians seeking to destroy it due to their greed and selfishness.

   Mbaka, who made a scathing criticism of political leaders in the country across party lines, said that both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have betrayed and squandered the confidence and trust of the people.

Osun re-run: NIM rejects result, mobilises for mass action against alleged malpractice

The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) has reject the result of the Osun governorship re-run result, saying it has deployed its field arrowheads, cadres and allies in the South West to immediately embark on an urgent mass mobilisation over the aftermath of re-run, to commence a major resistance built on series of mass actions to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to respect the will of the people and to do justice to their mandate.

Hamzat steps down for Jide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos APC gov Primary

Obafemi Hamzat, a Lagos state governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has stepped down for Jide Sanwoolu.

Jide Sanwo-Olu is believed to be the preferred candidate of former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu.

Mr Sanwo-Olu has the backing of the Mandate group, a group loyal to Bola Tinubu.

The incumbent, Akinwumi Ambode, will face Mr Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the party’s primary election.

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Breaking: 36 Lagos Assembly members endorse Sanwo-olu

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, 36 members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, including the speaker, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, have backed the aspiration of Mr. Jide Sanwo-olu.

The lawmakers decided to pitch tent with Sanwo-olu ahead of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who is having a running battle with the state leadership of the party over his second term bid.

APC Presidential Primaries: Buhari scores 802,819 votes in Katsina

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Katsina chapter, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari scored 802,819 votes during the direct presidential primaries conducted in the state.

Gov. Aminu Masari, who is the returning officer of Katsina APC, declared the direct primaries result on Saturday at the parties’ secretariat in Katsina.

According to him, the APC registered a total of 926, 296 people in the state.

“During the primaries a total of 813, 877 people were accredited but only 802,819 cast their votes and Buhari won the primaries.

2019: Tambuwal visits Nasarawa, Benue, vows to tackle Herdsmen violence

Sokoto state governor and presidential aspirant of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has pledged that his government would assist Nasarawa state, which he described as "strategic state with best human and mineral resources", achieve her full potentials in both areas when elected president of Nigeria.

Osun rerun: Buhari leading a govt of gangsters –ADC

African Democratic Congress (ADC) yesterday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of leading a government of gangsters, following the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, as winner of the Osun State governorship election. In a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Yemi Kolapo, said the supplementary governorship election in the state was nothing but a sham, stressing that this was a pointer to what Nigerians should expect in 2019.

Osun election: Lessons for Ogun PDP

By Danny Kwangogo

Recent happenings in Osun State as they relate to the September 22 governorship election are all too familiar to begin a recap here. It is most likely that by the time this piece is published, the election would have been won and lost. Indeed, some have wagered that it had been won and lost since the first ballot last Saturday. They do not see the rerun in the seven polling units changing the outcome of the election.

PDP set for Niger governorship primaries, others

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Imo 2019: Why Frank Nneji will get APGA’s ticket

By Valentine Amanze

With less than six months to the 2019 general election, the coast is getting clearer over who succeeds Owelle Rochas Okorocha in Imo State.

  Of course, the person will neither come from Okigwe zone nor Orlu. Okigwe has ruled the state for eight years, starting from Chief Sam Mbakwe in 1979 (four years) and Chief Ikedi Ohakim (2007- 2010); while Orlu zone ruled through Chief Achike Udenwa, eight years (from 1999); and the incumbent governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, eight years.

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