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What Shehu Sani Said About Abaribe Dumping PDP For APGA

What Shehu Sani Said About Abaribe Dumping PDP For APGA

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to the defection of the former Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News had earlier reported that the lawmaker dumped the PDP and resigned as the Senate Minority Leader before joining the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in his ward in Abia State.

While confirming his defection to APGA on Friday, Abaribe said he has dropped his governorship ambition and would instead be seeking re-election into the Senate on the platform.

The former Abia Deputy Governor said he will be participating in the party’s senatorial primaries on Saturday.

Reacting to the development, Senator Sani said Abaribe’s resignation from the PDP is a serious setback to the opposition party.

He described Abaribe as an outstanding lawmaker and a strong voice for justice, equity and accountable governance.

Speaking further, the governorship aspirant said it is unfortunate that the issues in Abia State could not be solved amicably.

He wrote: “Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s reported resignation from the PDP is a serious setback to the opposition. He is an outstanding lawmaker and a strong voice for justice, equity and accountable governance.

“It’s unfortunate that the Abia issues couldn’t be solved amicably.”

https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1530150371988996096

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Reno Omokri Reacts As Peter Obi Joins Labour Party After PDP Defection

Controversial social media user, Reno Omokri have reacted to former Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Peter Obi joining the Labour Party.

Naija News earlier reports that Obi had resigned his membership from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) few days before its presidential primary.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said he resigned his membership due to the recent developments in the opposition party.

In a statement on his official Twitter page on Friday, Obi announced his defection to the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The former governor said he joined the party because it is in line with his aspirations and mantra of taking the country from consumption to production.

Obi said he pitched his tent with Labour Party, which he said is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.

Reacting to the development, Reno via his Instagram page shared the total votes each party accumulated in the last elections held in 2019.

He also added that history doesn’t repeat itself as men repeat history.

He wrote; “All Progressive Congress: 15,191,847

“Peoples Democratic Party: 11,262,978

“Labour Party: 5,074

“History doesn’t repeat itself. Men repeat history. The best predictor of the future is always the past!”

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Reactions As Peter Obi Joins Labour Party

Reactions As Peter Obi Joins Labour Party Days After Dumping PDP

Reactions have trailed the movement of the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, to the Labour Party.

Naija News had earlier reported that Obi registered as a member of the party in his ward in Anambra State on Friday.

In a statement on his official Twitter page on Friday, Obi announced his defection to the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The former governor said he joined the party because it is in line with his aspirations and mantra of taking the country from consumption to production.

Obi said he pitched his tent with Labour Party which he said is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.

Some netizens have taken to social media to congratulate Obi on his defection to the Labour Party and assure him of their votes, while others mocked him for joining a party which has no political structure.

See some of the reactions below.

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Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Friday, 27th May, 2022

Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Friday, 27th May, 2022

Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Friday, 27th May 2022.

Read all the major political news, political event highlights, and happenings in Nigeria for today on a single page right here.

Court Clears Jonathan To Contest For 2023 Presidency

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been cleared to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Naija News reports that Justice Isa Hamma Dashen of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa gave the ruling on Friday.

The presiding judge ruled that the former President is eligible to contest the 2023 presidency.

He also held that Jonathan’s right to vie for the office of president again cannot be stopped by any retroactive law.

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Senator Abaribe Joins APGA After Dumping PDP

Former Senate Minority Leader and governorship aspirant, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Naija News reports that the lawmaker joined the party after officially leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

While confirming his defection to APGA on Friday, Abaribe said he has dropped his governorship ambition and would instead be seeking re-election into the senate on the platform.

He told Vanguard that he will be participating in the party’s senatorial primaries on Saturday.

According to the former Senate Minority Leader, he has fully registered with APGA.

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Female Lawmaker, Binani Wins Adamawa APC Guber Ticket

Delegates were in favour of Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani at the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State yesterday.

Binani won the party’s gubernatorial ticket after pulling the highest number of votes in the election contested by some political big wigs in the state, Naija News reports.

Announcing the results in Yola, the state capital, the election committee chairman, Malam Gambo said Binani pulled a total of 430 votes while Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), came second with 288 votes.

The immediate past governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, came third with 103 votes, Abdurrazaq Namda polled 94 votes while Wafari Theman got 39 votes.

Other aspirants, Umar Mustapha Madawaki and Wafarniyi Theman respectively clinched fifth and sixth positions in the contest.

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‘My Presidential Ambitions Would Be Jeopardized If Not Granted Bail’ – Okorocha Begs Court

The detained former governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha has requested a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release him on bail immediately.

Okorocha’s bail plea was based on the fact that he is a presidential candidate, running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that his political ambitions would be jeopardized if he was not given bail.

The bail application was filed earlier today with Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo, and a decision is expected any moment from now.

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Dino Melaye Makes Fresh Promise To Atiku After Losing Senatorial Ticket

A former Senator who represented Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has made a fresh commitment to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Melaye who had openly supported the 2023 presidential bid of Atiku, reiterated on Friday that his stand has not changed despite recent political developments.

It will be recalled that Melaye on Tuesday lost the bid to return to the National Assembly after he was defeated in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election.

After the incident, Melaye took to his Twitter account on Friday to pledge allegiance to Atiku and his 2023 presidential ambition.

He wrote alongside a picture shared on his page “My political DNA is Atiku.”

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How Buhari Allegedly Delayed APC Presidential Aspirants’ Screening To Accommodate Jonathan – Source

Allegations of President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately delaying the screening of the presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to accommodate former President, Goodluck Jonathan has surfaced.

According to an APC chieftain who spoke to Daily Independent on the basis of anonymity, the president wants his predecessor to participate in the primary.

The source said: ”President Muhammadu Buhari is still plotting for Jonathan to participate in the primaries. He deliberately delayed the APC screening to accommodate the court ruling today.

“If the ruling is favourable, Jonathan will be screened and having been granted a waiver, he will participate in Sunday’s primary”.

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2023: Kperogi Blasts Tinubu, Warns Him On What To Expect At The APC Presidential Primaries

Popular Nigerian columnist, Farooq Kperogi has called out the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and 2023 presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the outcome of the Lagos APC governorship primaries.

Kperogi in a post on his Facebook account, accused Tinubu of masterminding how other aspirants in the Lagos APC governorship race were prevented from participating in the primaries, giving Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu a clear run at the ticket.

Reacting to the entire episode, Kperogi said Tinubu should expect a payback from Karma in Abuja during the APC presidential primaries.

He said Tinubu would not get a fair presidential primaries just as he allegedly prevented a fair governorship primaries in Lagos.

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Senate Leader Suffers Heavy Defeat In Kebbi APC Governorship Primaries, Scores Zero Votes

It was a resounding loss for Senate majority leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi at the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State on Thursday.

Naija News reports the Senate Leader who is one of the aspirants for the APC gubernatorial ticket in Kebbi, got zero votes.

He lost out to the eventual winner, Dr Nasiru Idris, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) who will now fly the party’s ticket for the 2023 governorship elections.

According to the results announced by the Returning Officer and Chairman, APC National Monitoring Committee, Alhaji Idris Yahuza, Idris got 1,055 votes to emerge as the winner, another aspirant, Alhaji Abubakar Gari-Malam polled 35 votes to emerge second while the Senate Majority leader got no vote.

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2023: Tinubu Not Afraid Of Jonathan Contesting APC Presidential Primary – Faleke

A House of Representatives member, James Faleke, has said presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu was not afraid of the plan by former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest in the APC Presidential Primary.

Naija News earlier reported that the All Progressives Congres (APC) had reportedly granted Jonathan a waiver to contest the party’s presidential primary slated for Sunday, May 29.

Reacting to the development, Faleke said he was confident of Tinubu’s victory provided that the primary is conducted in a free and fair manner.

Speaking with The Punch, the lawmaker and founder of Tinubu Support Group said a transparent primary would be a condition for people not to leave the party.

He added that those supporting Jonathan and visiting him were free to do so, adding that it is the right of the former Nigerian leader to join the party and to contest.

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2023: Bode George Speaks On PDP Winning Lagos Governorship Election

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bode George has congratulated the winner of the party’s governorship primary, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.

George in his statement on Thursday called on other governorship aspirants in the party to join hands with Adediran to ensure the party’s candidate emerges in the 2023 governorship election.

He called on other candidates contesting for different positions to work with the managers of the party at various constituencies.

George charged party members to end their differences as division would only bring defeat to the party in the forthcoming election.

Read more.

Tinubu May Join SDP As Peter Obi, Abaribe, Ekweremadu Eye South-East Alliance

Indications have emerged that a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may leave the governing party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) if he is denied the presidential ticket of the Party.

This is coming as reports emerged that former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, may be plotting to form a South-East alliance with other aggrieved politicians of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to The PUNCH, Peter Obi has been in discussion with the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso-led New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Read more.

That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News

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Actress Nkechi Blessing Speaks On Giving Love A Chance

Nkechi Blessing Excited As Random Stranger Sends Her N1m

Popular Nigerian actress, Nkechi Blessing on Friday disclosed that she is not ashamed of falling in love again, despite her past experiences.

Blessing in a post on her Instagram account called on her followers and fans not to give up on love.

The actress further stated that she would not advise any of her fans against finding and falling in love.

Blessing who described love as a beautiful thing called on her fans not to worry about her love life.

The actress wrote, “Regardless of what I have been through in relationships, I will never advise anyone against finding and falling in love.

“Love is a beautiful thing and I am never ashamed of falling in love again. Don’t worry about me, I am good.”

In another development, Temi, the daughter of billionaire Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has revealed the kind of wedding she wants when it’s finally time to tie the knot with her lover, Oluwatosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi

According to her, she wants a private and personal wedding ceremony where she can easily identify the faces at the event.

She added that it would be annoying for her to see unknown faces at her wedding.

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2023 Elections: Labour Party Confirms Peter Obi As Member

2023 Elections: Labour Party Confirms Peter Obi As Member

The opposition Labour Party has confirmed a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has joined the party.

Naija News reports that this development comes two days after Obi resigned his membership from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a tweet via its Twitter handle on Friday, the party said the presidential aspirant registered as a member and officially joined its fold on Friday in his ward in Anambra State.

The party disclosed that Obi is expected to pick the presidential form and contest the party’s presidential primary election fixed for next week Tuesday in Abuja.

The tweet reads: “As earlier reported, H.E Peter Obi Joins Labour Party of Nigeria, @PeterObi registered as a member of the party on Friday in his ward in Anambra State.

“He is expected to pick the presidential form and contest the party’s presidential primary election next Tuesday.

https://twitter.com/Official_LPN/status/1530208902398320643

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First Bank Names Billionaire Femi Otedola Major Shareholder As He Makes N543m In 8hrs

The First Bank Of Nigeria has confirmed billionaire Femi Otedola as the largest individual share holder.

This is coming months after a faceoff between two billionaires Otedola and Tunde Hassan-Odukale.

In it’s latest report, the bank revealed that Otedola has amassed 7.56% of its shares and this helped him earn over N543 million on Thursday.

According to the report, the billionaire has a direct holding of 0.58% direct stake and 6.98% indirect stake.

This brings Otedola stake to 7.56% making him clear of Tunde Hassan-Odukale who has 4.31% as at the end of 2021.

Hassan-Odukale’s 27,530,930 direct shares, and 1,518,758,784 indirect shares in First Bank is worth N16.62 billion.

Meanwhile, Otedola has made N543 million on Thursday as the value of his share holdings (2.7 billion units) increased from N28.66 billion to N29.21 billion during trading.

This occurred when First Bank shares rebounded from two days of losses to rise from N10.55 to N10.75 per share.

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NFF Confirms Nigeria 2023 AFCON Qualifiers Dates Against Sierra Leone And Mauritius

After announcing the new Head Coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed the dates of 2023 AFCON Qualifiers.

Jose Peseiro must hit the ground running and convince Nigerian football fans of his abilities as he will be in charge of Nigeria’s first competitive games after the heartbreak against Ghana earlier in the year.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will host Sierra Leone on the 9th of June at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja by 5pm, while the second qualifying game will be away to Mauritius on the 13th of June at the Cote D’or National Sports Complex, St. Pierre by 1pm.

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Breaking: Lai Mohammed’s Son, Folaji Loses House Of Assembly Primaries

Hon. Folajimi Mohammed, the son of Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed has lost his bid to return to the assembly under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress.

Mohammed, who is a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly was defeated at the primaries held on Friday.

The winner of the primaries, a former Legislative Leader of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Hon Seyi Lawal polled 15 delegates votes to defeat Folajimi who recorded nine votes.

The ticket of the APC in Ikeja constituency 1  was contested by nine aspirants including Mohammed, Lawal, Ladapo Oyebiyi, Ismail Balogun, Taofeek Olorunfunmi, Olabode Akerele, Adegboyega Kuku, Dr Bode Tawak, and Adesipe Adebiyi.

The Chairman of the three-man APC Electoral Committee for the constituency, Ewosho Oladunjoye announced that the other seven aspirants polled no votes at all, while there was one void vote.

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Peter Obi Joins Labour Party Days After Dumping PDP

BREAKING: Peter Obi Joins Labour Party Days After Dumping PDP

Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has officially joined the Labour Party.

Naija News reports that this development comes two days after he resigned his membership from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that Obi had dumped the PDP a few days before its presidential primary slated for May 29 and 30 at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Obi said he resigned his membership due to the recent developments in the opposition party.

In a statement on his official Twitter page on Friday, Obi announced his defection to the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The former governor said he joined the party because it is in line with his aspirations and mantra of taking the country from consumption to production.

Obi said he pitched his tent with Labour Party which he said is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.

The former governor thanked all Nigerians, especially the youths who have joined him in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria.

He, therefore, urged his followers and all Nigerians to join him in taking back the country, promising not to disappoint them.

He said: “I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria. This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.

“Since I resigned from the PDP because of issues that are at variance with my persona and principles, I have consulted widely with various parties and personalities to ensure we do not complicate the route to our desired destination.

“For me, the process of achieving our goal is as fundamental as what one will do thereafter.

“Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family. I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country. Be assured that I’ll never let you down.”

Obi registered as a member of the Labour party in Agulu Ward 2 in Anambra on Friday to the admiration of his supporters.

He is expected to pick the presidential form and participate in the party’s presidential primary election slated for next week Tuesday in Abuja.

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