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Ex-PDP chairman in Sokoto defects to APC with ‘10,000 supporters’

Ex-PDP chairman in Sokoto defects to APC with ‘10,000 supporters’

Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Sokoto state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with “10,000 supporters”. According to NAN, Shehu-Tambuwal said they made the decision freely based on their concern to “participate in politics that would facilitate good development”. He said they were convinced to join the party

‘One million Oshiomholes cannot remove me from office’ — Saraki dares APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki has fired some shots at Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This comes one day after he vowed not to descend into the gutter with the ruling party. Saraki had resisted hitting back at the APC which described him as a failure who swims in controversy. But

Akpabio’s defection : An end to APC’s anti-corruption talk – Timi Frank

By Bode Olagoke, Abuja Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the anti-corruption fight of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as dead in view of its new spirit of accommodation for those it once termed as “corrupt” and “looters” of the economy. Frank in a statement

Defections: APC, PDP shift supremacy battle to Senate chamber

Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress and their counterparts in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have vowed to resume hostilities over which party controls the majority in the upper chamber when the Senate resumes plenary on September 25. Controversy surrounded the defection of 14 senators from the APC to the PDP as well as

APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president. Following Saraki’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said

PDP mocks presidency, APC for wooing Akapabio, others

The opposition party, PDP, has criticised Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, for wooing its members. In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP describes the move as “a failed antic of an apprehended and deflated felon.” The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, are among PDP leaders said

Ebonyi senator, ex-minister, 13 others dump PDP for APC

The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-Minister of State for Power and Steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. The defectors announced their defection during a rally organised by the state chapter of the

Adamu attacking me to save self from EFCC – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday attacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), describing the former governor of Nasarawa State as “a compulsive liar and an unreliable man who will do or say anything to suit his situation at any point in time.” Saraki was reacting to the claim by Adamu that

Resign or be sacked, FG tells appointees loyal to Saraki

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Kwara state members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the camp of Senate President Bukola Saraki to either resign federal government appointments or risk being sacked. The minister said this at a press conference in his Oro, his hometown in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state. Mohammed

BREAKING: APC lawmakers serve impeachment notice on Benue gov, Ortom

Some lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday served an impeachment notice on Governor Samuel Ortom. Channels TV reports that the lawmakers who served the impeachment notice on the state governor are the eight All Progressives Congress members of the House. The spokesperson for the eight lawmakers told journalists that the House has commenced impeachment

North’s unending search for consensus candidate

At the height of the struggle for the presidential ticket of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party in 2011, a group of predominantly northern members of the party under the leadership of a former Minister of Finance, Adamu Chiroma, formed the Northern Political Leaders Forum. The sole purpose of the group was to identify and

Ortom’s aide: Oshiomhole in a hurry to bury APC

Terver Akase, chief press secretary of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), appears to be in a hurry to perform the funeral of the ruling party. Akase said this in response to the critical comments Oshiomhole made about his principal on Friday. While commenting on

13 Benue LG chairmen decamp from APC to PDP

Thirteen out of the 23 local government chairmen in Benue State have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Channels tv, the chairmen announced their defection to the PDP at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Friday, two days after Governor Samuel Ortom

We welcome more defectors from APC, others –Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, says the Peoples Democratic Party welcomes more defectors from the All Progressives Congress and other political parties in the country. Dickson, who is the Chairman, PDP Reconciliation Committee and Chairman, South-South PDP Governors’ Forum, spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Francis Ottah-Agbo. The governor’s aide said