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Obi visits Wike in Rivers amidst defection rumours

Governor Wike of Rivers State, (left), welcoming Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi at the governor’s residence in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. The closed-door meeting lasted for a few hours at the governor’s private residence in Port Harcourt. Though the outcome of the meeting was not known, the two politicians were seen shaking hands in…

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‘Obidient’ Nigerians don’t want PDP, APC, says Obaseki

Governor Obaseki of Edo State. By Advocatenewsng.com. GOVERNOR of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has raised the alarm about the impact of the ‘Obidient’ movement on the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party at the 2023 presidency elections. The ‘Obidient’ movement refers to the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi. In a video published by the AIT, which has now gone viral, Obaseki noted that youths in Nigeria no longer want…

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Mass movement for Peter Obi giving APC, PDP sleepless nights, says ex-party chair

Senator Victor Umeh, ex-APGA chairman. By Advocatenewsng.com. A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has stated that the mass movement trailing the presidential aspiration of the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is giving the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, “sleepless nights” and “serious scare”. Umeh stated this in an interactive session with some members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, in Awka, on Tuesday. He also urged…

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Why I picked Okowa as my running mate, by Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the running mate and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has given reasons for picking Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election. He gave the reasons in his remarks at the unveiling of Okowa as his running mate at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja, on Thursday. Okowa and his Rivers State counterpart,…

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S84(8)Electoral Act: Reps vow to override Buhari’s veto on statutory delegates

President Buhari of Nigeria. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE House of Representatives reacting to the outcome of the just concluded primaries of political parties which denied so many of the legislators from both Chambers the opportunity to return to the 10th Assembly in 2023 has concluded plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari on Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022 which seeks to provide for statutory delegates at the meetings, congresses and conventions of political parties. To achieve this, Speaker of…

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INEC plans voter registration extension over youths upsurge

INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. THE Independent National Electoral Commission has assured Nigerians that they would get feedback concerning the calls for the extension of the Continuous Voters’ Registration. The INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during his speech at a political concert in Lagos. Sharing a picture of Yakubu at the concert, a tweet from INEC on Saturday read: “We have heard your requests loud and clear. You will soon hear from us on the extension…

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Gov Wike set to prosecute Amaechi, Tonye Cole, others over $50m fraud

Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his predecessor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has directed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, to commence diligent prosecution of the alleged illegal financial dealings involving the immediate past governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Tonye Cole, Sahara Energy, and others over the sale of state assets. Wike gave the directive on Friday at the Executive Chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt, after swearing…

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Tinubu clinches APC presidential ticket, polls 1271 votes to beat Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi, 10 others

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC candidate. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE national leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has clinched the presidential primary ticket of the party as he polled votes 1271 votes at the end ballot counting in the nation’s capital, Abuja. He was trailed by former Governor of Rivers State and immediate minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who scored 316 votes and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who came third…

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Buhari debunks imposing consensus candidate, asks APC govs, delegates to choose standard bearer

President Buhari with northern governors at State House, Abuja…… on Monday. By Advocatenewsng.com. The coast is now clear for southern aspirants as the All Progressives Congress (APC) begins its presidential primaries tomorrow with President Muhammadu Buhari assuring members of the party that he won’t impose a consensus candidate on it, but instead allow the governors and delegates to chose a standard bearer that has what it takes to maintain the unity of Nigeria and help the party to retain…

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APC may sanction Tinubu over his comment against Buhari-Adamu

APC chairman, Adamu and Tinubu. By Advocatenewsng.com. The leadership of the All Progressives Congress has said the party may punish its national leader and presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, over his utterances about President Muhammadu Buhari a few days ago. The APC national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Saturday. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Tinubu while on a visit to party delegates in Ogun State on Thursday,…

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