Ogun ACN Endorsed Governor Amosun For Second Term

  The Committee of Chairmen of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the 20 local government councils of Ogun state yesterday endorsed Governor Ibikunle Amosun for the 2015 election. Continue reading

PDP convention: Atiku’s name missing on delegates’ list

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will not vote in the Peoples Democratic Party forthcoming national convention as his name is not on the list of delegates submitted to the party from his home state, Adamawa. Continue reading

Old age is not a crime, I won’t quit politics – Tukur replies Bishop Chukwuma

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Thursday fired back at the Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. E.O. Chukwuma, for asking him and the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, to resign from politics for being too old, saying that it’s not a crime to be old. Continue reading

Akande, Ikimi battle for APC chairmanship

Culled from Punch
National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Chief Bisi Akande, and Chief Tom Ikimi are currently locked in the battle for the chairmanship of the All Progressives Party, findings by The PUNCH on Monday have revealed. Continue reading

On the march again: Late MKO Abiola’s wife to run for Lagos governorship

One of the wives of the late Chief MKO Abiola has declared her intention to contest the 2015 governorship election in Lagos State. Continue reading

Merger: APC ‘s Interim National Chairman and Secretary To Be Unveiled Next Monday

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the interim committee of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) will emerge next week. Its chairman and secretary will also be named on Monday as the battle to wrest Nigeria from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) begins. Continue reading

Femi Fani-Kayode dumps PDP for APC

Ado-Ekiti — Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has dumped Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, for All Progressives Congress, APC, describing PDP as a party that lacks discipline, fairness and internal cohesion.

Fani-Kayode said he decided to quit PDP, under which he served as the Minister during the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime, owing to alleged abuse of powers by the presidency and members of National Working Committee, NWC, of the party.

Fani-Kayode, who spoke with the newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, shortly after his visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi, said PDP had derailed from the laid down principles and objectives for which the founding fathers of the party were known.

He further expressed his displeasure over the present face-off between the presidency and Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, saying the presidency had succeeded in making Ameachi a national hero with the way he was allegedly being persecuted over his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF.

He said: “With this open persecution, the Presidency and the PDP NWC are only making hero out of Amaechi.

“Their action was illogical. 35 people voted and this man scored 19 and his challenger, Governor Jonah Jang garnered 16 votes and the loser turned around to say he won the election.

“Automatically, Amaechi remains the popular wish of the Governors’ Forum, who are populated by highly distinguished and intelligent Nigerians.”

This had shown that no election can be scuttled or teleguided by the Presidency. No matter how powerful an office or someone might be, one should be aware that there is a supreme man that is directing the affairs of men”.

He, however, urged Nigerians to brace up for a titanic battle in 2015, saying the sordid scenario that dogged the outcome of the NGF’s election, was suffice to believe that the forthcoming election would be a charade .

“In 2015, if the PDP loses to APC and they are trying to play this kind of game with Nigerians, then they will know we all own this country”, Fani-Kayode said.

“What Nigerians need now is to join hands with the APC Leaders, Major Gen Mohammadu Buhari and Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to move the nation forward”.

He said he was not sure the ruling party was worth salvaging the rots in the land, stating that he had left the party long ago to pitch his tent “with those that my spirit has been with long ago”.

“I am not sure that great leaders have respect for the party again. I am not sure former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is respecting the party again and many others, so I had bid the party bye-bye”.

He described his former party as a sinking ship that cannot be salvaged

ACN convention approves merger into APC

The over 4,000 delegates at the convention officially approved the merger of various parties into APC.

The over 4,000 delegates at the convention of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, officially approved the merger of the party with three others to form the All Progressives Congress, APC. Continue reading

Ogun PDP crisis : Obasanjo, Daniel, others reconcile

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  and his estranged political son, former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel have reconciled their differences. Continue reading

Jonathan, Amaechi clash again

The gulf between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State widened further over the weekend as the Presidency and the Rivers State Government locked horns yet again.

This time, the Presidency was reacting to a recent claim by Amaechi that Jonathan was after him. Continue reading