Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday announced that her 2019 agenda would be to vehemently campaign against both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples democratic Party (PDP). In a tweet on her handle entitled, “I have a Political Agenda for 2019 Elections,” the former Education Minister said that the primary goal of the agenda is that “neither APC nor its twin brother (yes, how does 6 differ from half a dozen?) PDP should win the 2019 State and Federal legislative and executive elections.” She further stated, “I am totally committed to this agenda. I am committed to this political agenda because we must disrupt and end the political and governance stagnation and retrogression that our cyclical Low Equilibrium
Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has said that he is not a supporter of zoning of the Presidency. Duke, while speaking on Hard Copy anchored by Maope Ogun on Channels TV, said, “I have never subjected myself to zoning, when I ran for Governor I was not afforded zoning, everybody and everyone was able to run in Cross River.” He maintained that, “Besides its my constitutional right to run, you can’t zone my right, I think it’s unconstitutional to zone. “Besides. like I said to you I was born a Nigerian, I wasn’t born an Easterner or Westerner, I was born after Independence. So my outlook is Nigerian.” Concluding, the ex-governor said Nigeria was in dire straits and should jettison zoning and go for the best. It could be recalled that Chieftains of the ruling
A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has described the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as expired political parties. According to the former presidential aide, the Accord Party is Nigeria’s only hope for political development. Doyin who earlier this year dumped the PDP for Accord Party, said this in Ibadan, Oyo State, while addressing the party’s delegates at the 2017 South West stakeholders’ summit held at the Olubadan Stadium complex, NTC Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan. He said, “the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are big trucks which old age and misuse has affected their relevance. “Today, the PDP and
In view of the razzmatazz that usually associates elections in Nigeria, a former governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has called the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure that the party’s December national convention would be free and fair. Lamido made the call when he met with ex-PDP Speakers of States Houses of Assembly forum on Thursday in Abuja. He said that anybody that emerged as PDP chairman would enjoy the required support from all party’s members. Commenting on Gov. Ayo Fayose’s declaration for presidency in 2018, Lamido said that it was the constitutional right of the governor to contest like every other Nigerians. He said that Fayose had the right to contest even though, the party had zone the 2019 presidential ticket to the North. He also advi
With a group of IPOB members still insisting that the November 18 scheduled election in Anambra will not hold, APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the party remained the best option for South-East to actualize its presidency aspiration in the nearest future as he tasks the party's governorship Campaign Committee in Anambra to sell Nwoye to victory. He stated this on Thursday in Abuja while inaugurating a 48-member Anambra Governorship Campaign Council ahead of the state’s governorship election slated for Nov.18. Odigie-Oyegun challenged the committee to work and bring the South-East into the main stream of Nigeria’s politics and into “the progressive family”. He also charged the committee led by Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, to mo
A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). The interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth said on Monday while briefying newmen. He said the merger was coming as a result of the ‘failure’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue Nigerians from the various challenges bedeviling the nation. He, however, declined to mention the names of the parties, saying their names would be made public when INEC announced the registration of the new party. “This movement has been consulting with different political parties and 13 of them have agreed to come together and merge as one mega party. It’s a mer
Only 10 out of 45 registered political parties in Nigeria have registered and official websites.The national president of the Computer Guild of Nigeria (CGN), Wole Adedoyin made this known at a press conference on Sunday in Lagos State. In a very short time, websites have become vital campaign and communication tools for political parties around the world. According to Wole Adedoyin, the parties with visible websites are New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) @ www.newnigeriapeoplesparty.ng Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) @ www.pppnigeria.org All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) @ www.apga.org Labour Party (LP) www.labourpartyng.org Advanced People Democratic Alliance (APDA), @ www.apdanigeria.org All Progressives Congress (APC) @ www.allprogressivecongress.org Acti...