Politics

Anambra 2021: Orumba Group Strategises For Soludo

Christian Aburime A group of eminent personalities in Anambra state desirous of drafting Prof Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Chairman Anambra Vision 2070 to contest for the Anambra 2021 gubernatorial election have concluded plans to begin the ground work for Prof Soludo who is yet to formally declare for the race. The meeting ...

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Present Your Primary School Certificate, PDP Tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, asked a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to present his Primary School Leaving Certificate if he actually went to school. The Chairman of the PDP Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Chief Dan Orbih, made the demand while addressing party members and supporters in the Akoko-Edo Local Government ...

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Edo Gov: ‘Oshiomhole Seeking Third Term Through Ize-Iyamu’

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has accused a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, of wanting to covertly seek a third term in office as the governor of Edo State through his alleged surrogate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Shaibu, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu, titled, ‘Oshiomhole seeking the third term ...

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‘No APC Member Has Right To Oppose Tinubu’s 2023 Ambition’

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has said nobody in the All Progressives Congress has the right to prevent the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from contesting the 2023 Presidency. Lawal, in an interview with Sunday PUNCH, also canvassed power shift to the South, particularly the South-West. He expressed dismay at some notable northerners desiring ...

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Edo Gov: Obaseki’s Family Members Endorse Ize-Iyamu

It was a setback for the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday when some of his family members endorsed and pledged their support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 Edo Governorship election. The endorsement of the APC candidate by the Obaseki’s family was led by Victor Obaseki, a cousin ...

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Anger In S/East Over Daura’s 2023 Zoning Comment

There is palpable anger across the South East following the recent statement by President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, that rotational presidency had been discarded ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He said the election would be thrown open for any qualified Nigerian to contest. But prominent Igbo leaders said Daura was not sensitive to the mood of the ...

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2023 Presidency: APC Caretaker Chairman Reacts To Tinubu/Dogara Rumoured Ticket

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said on Thursday that the purported  2023 presidential ticket of a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was mere rumour. Buni, who is also the Yobe State governor, said the APC would spring a surprise in the September governorship election in ...

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Zoning: Buhari Didn’t Become President On Competence, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Others Reply Mamman Daura

Socio-political organisations in the central and southern parts of the country on Wednesday took a swipe at Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu  Buhari, over his comment on the zoning of the presidency in 2023. The organisations, including the Middle Belt Forum,  Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the South-South Elders’ Forum, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, said Daura’s uncle, ...

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Outrage In Anambra Over Suspension Of Ukwulu Monarch

Outrage has trailed the one-year suspension slammed on Peter Uyanwa, traditional ruler of Ukwulu in Dunukofia Local Government Area, by Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano. Arthur Eze and some Anambra monarchs, yesterday, described Uyanwa’s suspension by Governor Obiano as an attempt to intimidate the traditional institution from performing its assigned functions. Eze, who spoke at the palace of the monarch ...

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