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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FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was an outrage over…

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Senate Presidency: why Akpabio defects to APC

Fresh facts have emerged on why Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, dumped his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and defected to All Progressive Congress, APC two months ago. Our source, a member of the senate disclosed that the Akpabio left PDP in a quest to become the Senate President should APC wins the 2019 presidential election. According to our source, who wouldn’t want his name in print, Akpabio was promised to lead the Senate Chamber in the course of APC returning…

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BREAKING NEWS! APC suffers blow in Bayelsa State as …Nathan Egba, Sylvia’s top ally defects to PDP

All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Bayelsa, has suffered a set back following the defection of its top chieftain Chief Nathan Egba,  said to be an ally of former Governor and Leader of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva. Egba and host of others defected to the People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday. The Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said in a statement on Tuesday that Egba left the party with some leaders and several supporters. Egba, a two-term Commissioner for Information in the state has been…

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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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Ihedioha’s running mate choice divides Orlu indigenes…says he is not popular

The indigens of Orlu Local government Area of Imo State have reacted to the choice of running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 governorship election and described the would-be deputy governor as unpopular. while the people are divided over the choice, others claimed that the Orlu main land are crying fowl of denying them the opportunity. some also alleged that the running mate is unpopular in their area. PDP candidate for the Imo State, governorship election, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has named Hon. Gerald Irona as…

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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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Lagos police command arrests 86…parades 68 political thugs

Ngozi Nwosu The Lagos State Police Command Headquarters has paraded 68 out of 86 suspected political thugs arrested over the weekend in Lagos metropolis during the political parties’ primaries conducted over the weekend for what the command said was for logistics reasons. Briefing journalists at the parade ground of the command in Ikeja, Lagos, the Commissioner of police,  Imohimi Edgal, thanked Lagos residents over their partnership with the command in fighting crimes and criminality in the state and urged them to keep up the good relationship by volunteering more information…

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Buhari’s interest not national interest-Secondus

…..assures Presidential aspirants of fairness. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for trying to subjugate his interest as a national interest and his personal political security as national security. Prince Secondus said that at the center of every national interest is as contained in the constitution and the rule of law of the nation and democracy is anchored on them. The National Chairman made the assertion when he received two Presidential aspirants of the party, former Sokoto state governor…

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PDP Welcomes Ortom, Urges Others to Return ‘Home

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warmly welcomes Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, back to our fold and urges all its members in APC to return back ‘home’ and salvage the nation. The PDP hails Governor Ortom for showing patriotic courage and boldness in these times of brazen dictatorship. The return of the Governor to PDP confirms the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not have the welfare of Nigerians at heart, as they have continually offer flimsy excuses over the mindless killings…

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PDP to Osinbajo: “You are a beneficiary of corruption”

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Nigerians, particularly, the younger generation, are thoroughly disappointed in Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for allowing himself to be used as the poster boy for diversion of public attention from the impunity and corruption that saturate the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. As a professor of law, and an occupant of the exalted seat of the Vice President of our country, Prof. Osinbajo should know better than allowing himself to be used to bandy figures and make unguarded statements at public events, such…

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PDP members defect to APC in Katsina

PDP members defect to APC in Katsina

PDP members defect to APC in Katsina By Shehu Abubakar,Katsina The former Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN)  Bature Umar Masari and hundreds of his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Masari, a nephew to Governor. Aminu Masari, served as campaign Director-General of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Musa Nashuni in the 2015 election. Masari and hundreds of his supporters were received by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari at the Government House Katsina on Thursday. Gov. Masari said that he would remain a father to people…

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Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP

Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP

Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP By our reporter The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari should not seek a re-election in 2019 as courageous, and patriotic, saying the words of the former President has vindicated its position on the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration. The party however rejected the call by Obasanjo for a third force noting that such would amount to replicating the same mistakes that brought Buhari into power in 2015 PDP National Publicity…

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