Aspirants vying for various elective positions on the platform of the All Progressives Congres (APC) have appealed to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to intervene and redress what they termed a case of injustice and unfair treatment meted out to them by the hierarchy of the party in the state.
Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, party leaders of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) are split over which of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the All Progressives Congress (APC)- to align with.
It was gathered that major party leaders in the PDM, which was formed last year, have not agreed on which of the two major parties it should support since the PDM may not field a presidential candidate. ….More
Mallam Dahiru Hassan Kera is the North East vice chairman of Northern Youths Grand Alliance. In this interview with JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH, he posits that defectors in the state are political liabilities and who have no relevance to PDP in Gombe state. More
As the 2015 general elections draw nearer, President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have been urged to beware of the activities of, “some political hijackers and deceivers, who may want to mislead them, particularly in the South-West.”
A group, the South-West PDP Mandate Group, gave the warning in a statement it issued at the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. More
Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has held a closed door meeting with the governors of the south west in the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The governors at the meeting were Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, and Rauf Aregbesola of Osun.
The Governors of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, and Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko, were absent from the meeting.
Emerging from the president’s office after the meeting which ended at about 5:36 p.m., the governors, who are all members of the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, refused to comment on the matters discussed at the closed door parley with the president.
Pressed by journalists who were waiting to interview them, the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Fayemi, said, “We came to see the President. And it’s in connection with issues of national importance. It is for the development of the South West.”
Defending their decision not to comment on the meeting, the Ogun State Governor, Mr. Amosun, said “that is why it is called private meeting”.
Gov. Fashola of Lagos State simply told the State House correspondents that the meeting was a private one, adding “if there is the need for you to know, the Presidential aide will brief you.’’
Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as a lie the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that about 100,000 non-indigenes resident in the state registered with it in the just concluded party membership registration.
Chairman of the APC Registration Committee of Non-Indigenes Political Forum (NIPF), Alhaji Yusuf Tanko, had claimed that 100,000 non-indigenes resident in the state had registered with the party during its just-concluded registration exercise. Read more
Former Military President General Abdulsalami Abubakar said yesterday that the manner in which the country will handle the 2015 general elections will determine if Nigeria will remain a united and stable country.
The former Head of State said that the country was already divided within fault lines, with politicians ready to exploit them without noble objectives.