What APC must do to win 2023 presidential election – PGF DG

By Godwin Amunde The Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Mohammed Lukman, said regular meetings by the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs and power brokers between 2013 and 2014 was what led to President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015. He added that APC must therefore adopt the model it used in the build up to the 2015 general election to win the 2023 presidential poll. Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja, during the presentation of his new book titled, “APC and Progressive Politics in Nigeria” Lukman…

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By-election: Cross River North Senatorial candidate suspends campaign

By Godwin Amunde The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial Candidate for Cross River North, Dr. Stephen Odey, has officially announced  the suspension of campaigns ahead of the Senatorial By-Election initially slated for 31st of October, 2020 which was later postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a result of the crisis generated by the ongoing EndSARs protest across the nation. This was disclosed to newsmen in a statement on October, 23th, 2020. “The postponement is in tune with the reality on ground in Nigeria, orchestrated by the nationwide…

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Aggrieved APC members give Buni 14 days to set up convention committee

A group, the Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) Members has given the National Caretaker/ Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party led by Governor Mai Mala Buni 14 days’ ultimatum to come up with time table for the National Convention slated for December as directed by NEC of the party. The group charged the Caretaker committee to within 14 day roll out plan of action/timetable for the party’s December elective convention, or face mass demonstration of party members nationwide. Abdullahi Dauda, Spokesperson of the group in Abuja on Monday…

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Ondo 2020: Massive vote-buying, breach of COVID-19 protocol characterizes election, say CDD, YIAGA Africa

Two Civil Society Organisations, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and YIAGA Africa, have said the Ondo State governorship election was marred with vote-buying and inadequate compliance with COVID-19 protocol. In its preliminary statement on the conduct of the election, the CDD noted that there was a consistent pattern of vote-buying, where those engaged in the act adopted tactics to induce voters, while evading the watch of security officials and election observers. “CDD observers documented attempts by political actors to outspend one another by making available large sums disbursed to…

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I’m very proud of the work Obasanjo and I did for Nigeria, Atiku replies Buhari on performance

…You presided over the near destruction of Nigeria, says Buhari …Only the opposition is averse to what Buhari has done for Nigeria – Arewa Youth Coalition Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to a statement by President Muhammadu Buhari blaming past leaders for Nigeria’s present woes. Buhari had in his Independence Day anniversary nationwide address singled out Peoples Democratic Party administrations beginning from Obasanjo’s in 1999 up to that of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, of presiding over the near destruction of Nigeria. According to the president, none of…

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Nigeria @ 60: APC Governors reaffirm commitment to democracy, development

By Godwin Amunde As Nigeria celebrates 60 years of independence from colonial rule, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), an umbrella body of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria’s democracy, development and the well being of the people. The PGF, in a message signed by its Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu, congratulated the Nigerian people for their resilience and faith in a united democratic Nigeria, adding that as democrats, they have accepted their electoral victories and losses without…

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Why APC lost Edo election – Odigie-Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said he did not take part in the party’s campaigns before the just concluded Edo State elections. The former national chairman of the APC attributed the loss in the contest to democracy at play, saying the people voted in line with their conscience as against impunity and imposition of a candidate at the primaries. Speaking to reporters in Benin City, the state capital, Oyegun said “I cannot support injustice” and will only do what his conscience doesn’t…

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Edo election: We have learnt our lesson – APC

Prof. Hamman Tahir, National Vice Chairman, North East, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the party had learnt from its mistakes in the recent Edo and other past governorship elections in 2015. Tahir said during his visit to Adamawa State APC Secretariat on Saturday in Yola saying that the party would never repeat the same mistakes in 2023 general elections. He said that the main reason APC was defeated in recent Edo and other governorship elections in some states in 2015 was due to lack of justice in the…

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Obaseki extends olive branch to Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, says ‘The fight is over’

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended an olive branch to his main opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the just concluded Edo State governorship election. However, receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday in Benin, Edo State, Obaseki extended the olive branch to Oshiomhole, the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of the party to join hands with his administration in developing the state. INEC ’s National Commissioner in charge of Edo , Rivers, and Bayelsa States , Mrs May…

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Ondo governorship election is going to be dicey, APC Caretaker Committee Member warns

By Godwin Amunde A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee representing Youths , Barrister Ismail Ahmed, has expressed concern ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Ondo State, assuring that his Party would not take anything for granted especially after losing the recently concluded gubernatorial elections in Edo State to an opposition Party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Addressing Journalists at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja,  Ismail Ahmed said the Ondo State election was going to be dicey but however assured that his party was not going…

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