Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Saturday, 30th April, 2022

Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Saturday, 30th April, 2022

Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Saturday, 30th April 2022.

2023 Presidency: Only Jonathan Can Decide His Own Fate But He Is Constitutionally Qualified – Ozekhome

A senior Nigerian lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has declared that the constitution of the country does not in any way rule out former President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting the 2023 presidency. Ozekhome added that those citing some constitutional reasons why Jonathan should not contest the 2023 presidential election are only being myopic and selfish, adding that they are only quoting one part and ignoring the other part. In his view, such persons are afraid that the Bayelsa-born former President of Nigeria would defeat their own candidate hence their ploys to look for ways to disqualify him from the race. Read more.

2023: Sanwo-Olu Presents His Governorship Nomination Forms To Tinubu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented his governorship nomination and expression of interest forms to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The Governor made the disclosure on his Twitter page on Saturday morning where he also showed off a picture of Tinubu posing with his own presidential nomination forms. Both politicians are seeking the Lagos governorship ticket and the presidential ticket respectively of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 elections, Naija News reports. Read more.

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Buhari Would Have Been On The Streets If Jonathan Piled Up Debt Like He Did – Shehu Sani

The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Saturday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari would have protested if ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration piled up debts like the current government. The governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party stated in an ongoing Twitter Spaces session with Daily Trust. Read more.

2023 Presidency: It’s Not Easy But I’m Doing It For Bauchi People – Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed says its not been easy combining presidential campaign activities with his responsibilities as a sitting Governor. He however added that his push to get Bauchi on the map at the center is responsible for his interest in the 2023 presidency. He said Bauchi has not been at the forefront of political activities in the country for so long but it’s time to change the narrative. Read more.

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PDP Clarifies Misunderstanding On Membership Cards

The main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday stated that the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu and the National Secretary are vested with the power to authenticate party membership cards. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday. This is coming after some party stakeholders particularly in Lagos State called for the membership cards to be authenticated by Ward Chairmen before the holders are eligible to participate in the 3-man Ad-Hoc Congresses. Read more.

2023 Presidency: We Won’t Accept Any APC Consensus – Tinubu Group

A pro-Tinubu group has vowed to reject any consensus arrangement for the selection of the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate for the 2023 election. The Chairman of the South-West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), Senator Dayo Adeyeye, made this known on Friday while speaking to reporters after picking the APC presidential forms for the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu. Read more. That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News

This article was originally published on Nigeria News


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