Politics

Breaking: Shekarau dumps PDP for APC

The former Kano state governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has dumped the PDP for the APC following the dissolutions of the Senator Eldoguwa led Kano PDP.

The former minister of Education said the decision became imperative over lack of internal democracy in the PDP and the outright disregard to constitutional provisions as well as rule of law governing the land.

PDP consoles victims of Delta church collapse

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has consoled the victims, particularly parishioners and family of the deceased in the tragic collapse of the building of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ugolo, Adagbrasa, in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

  In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noted that it was traumatic that such disaster occurred at a worship place, when innocent and devout parishioners were at a morning mass, worshipping God.

Obi attends Odenigbo lecture in Owerri (Photo)

The former Gov. of Anambra State. Mr. Peter Obi (right), with the Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Nwajiuba Chinedu (left), st the 2018 Odenigbo Lecture st Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri at the weekend.

Al-Makura, Adamu disagree over choice of guber candidate

The strained relationship between Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who would fly the All Progressives Congress (ACP) governorship ticket in the state worsened at the weekend, as the two politicians allegedly exchanged words, investigation had revealed. New Telegraph findings revealed that the relationship between the two powerbrokers, which was hitherto smooth, turned sour as they no longer see eye-to-eye over the disagreement between them on whose preferred candidate would fly the APC ticket in the September APC governorship primaries.

Direct primaries: APC state chairmen dare Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be heading for a major crisis, as some governors and chairmen of the party in the states moved against a recent directive of the National Working Committee (NWC) to adopt the direct primaries in the selection of candidates for all elective positions in the 2019 polls. The aggrieved party leaders across the states yesterday met in Abuja during which they kicked against the insistence by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to force the direct primaries option down the throat of all members of the party.

Why I prefer Tonye Cole for Rivers APC governorship ticket, by Amaechi

Mr. Tonye Cole, the oil billionaire and Co-founder of Sahara Energy is Chief Rotimi Amaechi’s preferred candidate for the APC’s governorship ticket in Rivers State.

Atiku weeps, receives PDP nomination form

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Friday broke down in tears when receiving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form from his supporters.

The supporters purchased the nomination form and presented it to him at the campaign office in Abuja, asking him to contest for the 2019 Presidential election.

According to them, the purchase of the form is an expression of their commitment to support his Presidential election bid.

Atiku while responding broke down in tears and had to reach for his white handkerchief to wipe the tears from his face.

Nigerian economy worse under APC - Atiku

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar, on Thursday said that he joined the Presidential race to end the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) misrule which has impoverished not only Nigerians but brought the nation’s economy to its worst state ever in history.
He also said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has caused more division than uniting Nigerians due to its highly insensitivity to the heterogeneity and secular nature of the country, which any leader shouldn’t ignore.

Rivers 2019: Beyond a fallen godfather's dictatorial politics

By Simeon Nwakaudu

APC explains NEC’s resolutions on primary election process

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clarified the controversy surrounding the mode of primary election for the general polls in 2019.

The party gave the explanation in a statement signed on Friday by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.

It stressed that the clarification was necessary because some of the resolutions reached on Thursday during its National Executive Committee (NEC) were being misinterpreted.

The full statement read:

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