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I See Nothing Wrong With Muslim-Muslim Ticket – Reno Omokri
Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has supported the move by any party to adopt a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election. Naija News reports that there have been different reactions to the speculation that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may field a Muslim as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 presidential election. Some APC chieftains in their reactions have asked Nigerians to ignore the religion of the party’s presidential candidate and his running mate but focus on their competence, while religious bodies such as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Catholic Church have rejected the plan by any political party to field a Muslim/Muslim ticket in the 2023 presidential election. In a tweet via his verified Twitter page on Friday, Omokri advised Nigerians to focus on the credibility and competence of the candidate and his running mate and not their religion. The former presidential aide added he is against the ruling APC because Tinubu is not credible and not due to the move to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Read more
Running Mate: Jang Tells PDP How To Solve Lingering Crisis
Former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang has advised the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt a unified approach to resolve the lingering dissatisfaction in the party. It is believed that the fallout of the PDP presidential primaries and the emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa as the party’s Vice Presidential candidate has caused bad blood between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the party The silence of the Rivers governor following the happenings is also believed to be causing jitters within the PDP leadership. Reacting to the matter in a statement in Jos on Friday, Jang said that the manner in which Okowa emerged as the party’s vice-presidential candidate is nothing but sheer disregard for processes. Jang asserted that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was wrong for jettisoning the choice of Wike as his running mate as recommended by the National Working Committee and Selection Committee. The former governor advised both the party and its presidential candidate to immediately correct the ‘mistake’ to enable the party to move forward ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Read more.
PDP Ex-Spokesman, Ologbondiyan Narrates What Made Wike Almost Suffer Heart Attack
A former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Ologbondiyan has narrated an incident that happened in the party that made Governor Nyesom Wike almost suffer a heart attack. According to Ologbondiyan, Wike almost had a heart attack when former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara left the party. Ologbondiyan revealed this while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning. Speaking on the crisis rocking PDP, He said he does not see the Rivers State Governor leaving the party because of his love for the party. Read more.
2023: Tinubu Should Not Make The Mistake Of A Muslim-Muslim Ticket – APC Chieftain
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sidi Ali has cautioned that a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidency may fail. The 85-year-old former House of Representatives member added that there are enough vibrant politicians from the north who are also Christians that the party can choose from as a running mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. According to him, not only APC but any party that presents the same religion ticket in 2023 may only be setting itself up for failure as Nigerians will view such a party as unserious. Naija News reports Ali made the submission when he was asked about the possibility of APC fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket and his position on that during an interview with The Sun. The former lawmaker said it’s a wrong move and went ahead to nominate the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha as a worthy candidate to emerge as the running mate to Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election. Read more.
2023: Sowore Officially Unveils Magashi As Running Mate
The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has officially unveiled Haruna Garba Magashi as his running mate. Naija News reports that Sowore made the announcement on Thursday at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Sowore expressed optimism that his party will defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during next year’s presidential election. He said that his running mate has what it takes to deliver Kano, his home state to the party and defeat Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Read more.
2023: PDP Chieftain Pleads With Fayose, Ortom To Support Atiku
A chieftain of the People Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jackson Ude has pleaded with aggrieved members of the party to work with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa. Ude in a statement released on Thursday urged the aggrieved members to sheath their swords and accept the emergence of Atiku and Okowa as an act of God. The PDP chieftain called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to accept what has happened. He described Wike as a great leader of the party, adding that his contribution to the party is not overlooked. Read more.
Atiku Went Against Us When He Chose Okowa – Ortom Opens Up On Three Names PDP Leaders Recommended For The Vice Presidency Seat
Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom has revealed the three names the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, committee on running mate presented to Presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, Ortom said that the three individuals selected were Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State) and Governor Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom State). However, out of the three names, Ortom stated that Wike was described as eminently qualified, insisting that the PDP needed the Rivers governor to clinch the 2023 presidential seat. Read more.
2023: Wike Set To Broker Obi-Kwankwaso Ticket On LP
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is reportedly set to broker Obi/Kwankwaso ticket for Labour Party ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Peter Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, while Rabiu Kwankwaso is the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party. Sources that spoke with New Telegraph claimed that Governor Wike and his bloc within the Peoples Democratic Party are planning to support Obi/Kwankwaso ticket. Obi and Kwankwaso are yet to submit the name of their official running mate as both presidential candidates are using placeholders. One of the sources while speaking on the development said, “The Rivers governor is on the verge of brokering an Obi-Kwankwaso ticket since the momentum appears to be in favour of the South. Read more. That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News
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