Chekwas Okorie has no electoral value—group

The recent endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term by  tiny group of individuals from the Igbo extraction with a promise to deliver the entire South East to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has been described as a fake promise, adding that Buhari should not have faith in them. Eastern Union, EU, a social political and cultural organization of old Eastern Central States of Nigeria, ECN, made the declaration while reacting to the purported promise to Buhari by Chekwas Okorie as an empty promise with the intent to beg…

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Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that will be considered…

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Repetitive theme of political campaigns in Nigeria

In a matter of days, precisely as from November 18, 2018, “Nigeria will be on the match again in search of Mr. President”. The airwaves, newspaper pages and the bill boards will be inundated with political campaign messages by political party aspirants for sundry positions in the forthcoming general election. What should Nigerians expect as the themes of the campaigns ahead? Same of the same old stories of “how Mungo Park discovered River Niger” which is the repetitive theme of Nigeria’s political campaigns? Or will there be a paradigm shift?…

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Court cases rather than running mate position reasons for Ekweremadu’s plan defection

There are indications that the purported defection of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling All Progressive Congress APC, may materialized next week. Ekweremadu is said to have perfected plans to move to APC, in a shock move following the several court cases hanging on his head rather than the choice of Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate as the PDP’s Presidential candidate in the 2019, presidential election. Irked by the choice of Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State as Atiku’s choice,…

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Atiku is well prepared to lead Nigeria—-EU Chairman

Hon. Charles Anike is the National President of Eastern Union (EU), a socio-political pressure group for the interests of the people of the Old Eastern Nigeria, in this interview with Daily Mandate Team, he speaks on Atiku-Obi presidential ticket and All Progressive Congress’s primaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s influence in removing the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 and other issues. Excerpt:   What is your first reaction after hearing the name of the ex-Anambra State Governor as Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential general election? The…

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Obj, Atiku handshake: Shehu Garba under fire

  Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president of Nigeria, obviously, is on the cross. The image maker of the President is getting bashed by Nigerians mostly from the camp of the former President, chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar. Garba’s crime is because he carried out his duty by reacting to the event at Otta Farm, where both Atiku and Obj, settled their over decade enmity. Garba had twitted on the issue through in a statement…

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South East divides over VP slot

There are palpable wars of attrition in South East zone of the country over the slot of Vice President seat allotted to the zone. The fight to the finish is between the five states of the zone, who are claiming the right to produce the VP to Atiku Abubakar. Peoples Democratic Party, PDP immediately after their successful convention in Port-harcourt where they elected their flagbearer, allotted the ticket to the zone to compensate them for their support for the party. Even as the zone is trying to figure out itself…

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Atiku victory fallout: Fayose to dump PDP over Vice-presidency slot

  Aloma Offore All is not yet over for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and her Presidential flag bearer, the former, Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, following the threat of defection pose by the out-going governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Peter Fayose, few days after PDP primaries. The new threat follows the national convention of the party, which declared Atiku the frontrunner for the 2019 general election under the umbrella of PDP which was held on Saturday, October 6, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. It was gathered that the outgoing governor has…

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 Atiku condemns illegal plot to oust Gov Samuel Ortom 

Abuja, Nigeria, 30 July 2018: Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar condemns the awkward political development in Benue State where some lawmakers, aided and abetted by the Nigeria Police Force came together to illegally occupy the Benue State House of Assembly and serve impeachment notice to Governor Samuel Ortom. Reacting to the political development in a statement in Abuja on Monday, the former Vice President says he is greatly embarrassed by the unfolding political drama in Benue State. He condemns the aberration and arbitrariness in the plot to oust Governor Ortom…

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