Party sources told ORBINEWS that the secretariat belongs to the faction loyal to the suspended senators representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani and that of Kaduna North zone, Suleiman Hunkuyi. The demolition order was allegedly carried out by a bulldozer, accompanied by military personnel. It was opened last week as a parallel State APC office due to the inability of the group to reconcile with the State party organ. The property, a one storey duplex was said to belong to Senator Hunkuyi before it was converted to a State Party Secretariat last week. On Sunday, the group held a meeting at the Secretariat, where they claimed to be the recognized state chapter by the APC national leadership
Akande insisted that despite the crisis, himself, the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari would salvage the party. The former Osun State governor stated this in a statement in Osogbo, yesterday. He disclosed that the party succeeded in unseating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and must not be allowed to be cut off in its prime. “To avoid the journey to the undertakers, we all agreed that prevention is often a wise counsel. Moreso for the APC, a party borne out of necessity, at a time Nigerianeeded a life boat, a new lease of life. “For the purpose for which it was birthed, it succeeded in unseating an incumbent government. And, for a higher purpose it is working hard to succeed at good governance. Nobody watches the child he birthed
Chairman of the party in the state, Tanko Beji told journalists that those presented were members who had left the PDP immediately after the 2015 general elections and that the members were not contributing to the party and they needed to be discarded. Beji also accused the APC of exaggerating the number of people who defected, saying the total number of the crowd at the Saturday rally was not even up to 5,000. “The crowd was a rented crowd paid by the APC in order to distract attention of the people from their failures. ” We are not deterred by the ‘false claim’ of the APC. PDP remains the only credible party in Nigeria,” Beji said. He explained further that the PDP is on a cleansing mission to rid the party of ‘moles’ who are only pursuing their personal interest and do n
Tinubu stated that it was too early to respond to movement as every Nigerian is entitled to freedom of speech and association. The former governor of Lagos state disclosed this in a brief interview with journalists at the Imo State Government House on Thursday. He said, “The appropriate time is not now for response on the Coalition Movement but we are in a democracy, we are in a country that is a signatory to the Charter of the United Nation which guarantees free movement, free association and free speech.” On the reason for his visit to Imo, Tinubu added ‘”the governor is a very good friend and the government that is here is our government, the APC government. “We are here to pay final respect to the gentleman and Nationalist, Alex Ekwueme.”
ORBITNEWS gather that he registered in Ogun state at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta. Obasanjo said the coalition is on course to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 nationwide. “This will be a movement of the people, CN will emerge victorious in 2019”, he predicted. The former leader’s comment is a sign that the coalition will register to become a political party. Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke were in attendance. Speaking at the event, Oyinlola said the group is not yet a political party. Oyinlola said for it to make electoral impact in the manner described by the former President, they would need to follow
The Party specifically pointed out that the commission had been dancing to the tune of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on matters relating to elections. Addressing a United Nations (UN) delegation at the Party’s National secretariat in Abuja, the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said the APC should accept defeat in 2019 if it loses at the polls. “We are very worried whether 2019 will be free and fair. As a matter of fact, this (INEC) is the only electoral body that has conducted elections several times and they (government) will call for a re-run when it is not in their favour. “We were in power as a party for 16 years. We midwived and deepened democracy. In the last 2015 election, we lost and conceded defeat, without attempting to go to court. On re
The chairman of the party Salvador Moshood made this known at the inauguration of the elected PDP executives after the last congress. Salvador urged party members and Lagos residents to register to vote during the 2019 general election. The Independent National Electoral Commission said it has registered 74 million Nigerians in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise.
PDP had dragged KANSIEC to court, asking it to stop the scheduled February 10 local government elections and as well compel it to reduce charges for forms and other stringent measures on tax clearance. KANSIEC had announced that each candidate contesting for chairmanship would pay N250, 000 and N150 as charges for forms and tax clearance, while councillorship candidates would pay N150, 000 and N110 for similar charges. But PDP Chairman in the state, Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa, lamented the high charges. He said, “By our calculations, if we are to go by this arrangement, PDP is expected to spend at least N450,000 on each chairmanship candidate and his vice and N300, 000 on each councillor. “We have 44 local government areas in the state. Therefore, we are expected t
The governor said this in an exclusive interview which aired on Channels Television’s political flagship programme, Sunday Politics. “I do not have any doubt in my mind that we are going to win the next elections; not only in the centre but we are going to present our 24 states, and even more,” he said. “We are not saying this foolishly, this is scientific. We are monitoring the pulse of Nigerians, not the pulse of a section of Nigerians and I am confident that we are going to win the 2019 elections.” Amid the criticism that has hit President Muhhamadu Buhari’s administration recently, El-Rufai believes the APC remains focused on delivering on its campaign promises to Nigerians. He said Nigeria is divided into two, stressing that the disapproval is coming from a selected group
Asake recalled that Shehu, in response to the body’s statement lamenting attitude of the Buhari government on herdsmen killings and lopsided appointments in security and education sectors, had said CAN “could not cite any valid cases of constitutional violations.” Responding, the CAN scribe stated that Garba Shehu, “should be pitied with his current position because he is trying to sell a bad product and as a result, he cannot do without being sycophantic.” “Unfortunately for him, he failed in his bid to defend President Muhammadu Buhari, whose government’s record for nepotism, favoritism and discrimination is second to none. “Through his partial, sectional and discriminatory appointments, particularly in Security and Education, President Buhari violated Section 14, Para.