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IPOB, a great joke, says Kaduna PDP chieftain

IPOB, a great joke, says Kaduna PDP chieftain. Alhaji Lawal Usman, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, has described Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB as a great joke with members who just want attention from the Federal Government. Usman who also said the group’s threats to break away from Nigeria, was not real spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Zaria

“We have Igbo people living and doing business in all parts of the country, are you saying that this people are ready to fold their businesses and fortunes and just go back empty handed from Nigeria. The whole thing about IPOB is a great joke, they just want attention from the Federal Government.
“I don’t take them seriously, left to me, they won’t last more than one week, especially if the government is serious about them.

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‘You were a domestic staff who cleaned Obasanjo’s shoes’ ‘Do you have waec certificate? – Andy Uba and Charles Soludo throw shots at each other in election debate

You were a domestic staff who cleaned Obasanjo’s shoes’ ‘Do you have waec certificate? – Andy Uba and Charles Soludo throw shots at each other in election debate.

Anambra state governorship aspirants, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and Andy Uba threw shots at each other during the Anambra governorship election debate organised by Arise TV that aired Monday night, November 1.
During the debate, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Soludo, claimed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Andy Uba did not do anything meaningful for his people when he was a senator.

Responding, Uba said he ‘mentioned’ Soludo’s name as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Obasanjo.

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Facts About PDP’s New Boss, Iyorchia Ayu, You Should Know

Ayu recently disclosed that he has started getting calls from some top PDP members who defected to the ruling party that they are willing to return.

All Progressives Congress (APC) should be on its toes thinking of how to possibly restrategise so as to come up with mechanisms that will march whatever Ayu has to bring to the table for the PDP. The new PDP boss is famed for being one of the founding fathers of democracy in Nigeria.

Ayu is known to have made some sacrifices to make sure M.K.O. Abiola emerged an elected president in 1993.

And because Nigerians are quite sympathetic to Abiola with the belief that his election was the most credible the country has ever witnessed, they hold all his allies dear in their memories, one of which is Ayu.

This is a powerful factor that will attract support for the PDP in 2023. Considering that he is from the northcentral, a region that is now very vocal in its claim to the presidency in the next presidential election, Ayu’s emergence as the PDP chairman coincides with calls for power shift from the north.

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Olusegun Mimiko Announces Return To PDP

A former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mimiko who had earlier received four governors of the PDP in his home country, Ondo City, the headquarters of Ondo West local government area of Ondo State, announced his return to the party after meeting with the stakeholders of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

The governors who had earlier visited Mimiko were: Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (River) and Ikezie Ikpeazu (Abia).

At a meeting which had Mimiko, former deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, his running mate, Gboye Adegbenro, former speaker, Jumoke Akindele, the state chairman of the party, Joseph Akinlaja among other leaders, the ZLP members resolved to pit their tent with the PDP.

According to a statement issued after the meeting by the state chairman of ZLP, Joseph Akinlaja, the party and its national leader, Dr Olusegun Mimiko decided to join PDP to rescue the country from the misrule of the APC and set her on a path of peace and progress for the benefit of all.

2023 Zoning Battle: I will resign as PDP leader if… — Iyorchia Ayu, northern nominee for National Chair

Dr Iyorchia Ayu recently emerged as the consensus candidate of the North for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the party’s convention next week.

In this interview, the former Senate President says Nigerians will support a rejuvenated PDP to unite Nigeria, restore hope and expand the economy.
He describes the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party at the federal level, as a complete indisciplined alliance that has failed Nigerians. Excerpts:

Does your adoption as the consensus PDP candidate of the North mean that we should be looking forward to a mere coronation on the 30th and 31st of October when the party holds its National Convention?
Well, it’s not a coronation because we don’t run chieftaincy title in the party; therefore, we don’t coronate in the party. We are still going to follow the democratic process. I’m only a consensus of the North, so the rest of the country has to accept me and the law provides that we go to the convention and do the voting.

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Secondus Asks Court To Stop PDP Convention

Uche Secondus, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the court to stop the party from conducting the National Convention which has been scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31, 2021.

In a letter addressed to the party (6th respondent) by his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) on Friday, Secondus said the planned convention should be suspended pending the outcome of his case in the court.
Recall that following the crisis that recently rocked the party, a Rivers State High Court had on September 10, asked Secondus to stop parading himself as chairman of the party.
The High Court restrained the former chairman from performing the functions of the office of the National Chairman of the PDP.

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It will amount to self-deceit for anyone to say that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do not mean well for South East – Stella Oduah

It will amount to self-deceit for anyone to say that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC do not mean well for South East - Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah, a Senator representing Anambra North senatorial district who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, has said that only ungrateful people will say that Buhari has done nothing for the South-East region.

Commenting on her defection to APC at the state party secretariat Awka, Oduah commended President Buhari for the level of “infrastructural developments his administration had executed in the South East and also disclosed that she defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress to enable her attract more dividend of democracy to her constituents.

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Why I’m still in court, by Secondus

Suspended national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, said he is still in court because he is under pressure to ensure that justice is done over how he was removed from office.

Secondus, who noted that he didn’t initiate the current legal drama, lambasted party leaders for indulging in mind games despite being aware that the party chieftain went to court against the party.

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Defection Rumours: I can’t return to where I was pushed out – Obaseki

Defection Rumours: I can?t return to where I was pushed out ? Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has squashed rumors of planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) where he was first elected.

Obaseki gave the reassurance on Wednesday October 13, while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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President Buhari welcomes Nkem Okeke into APC

The deputy governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke was formally presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo and Governor Mai Mala Buni at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday.

However, The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has dismissed as inconsequential, the defection of the deputy Governor to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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