2023 Presidency: Anybody deceiving you can continue deceiving you! (2)

By Tiko Okoye In Part 1 of this series, I established the concrete foundation for preening myself on the 100-percent manifestations of my predictions of outcomes of presidential elections in Nigeria since 1999. I’m very much, in intent and purpose, in the same place as the metaphorical red-neck lizard that rather immodestly nods its head in self-acknowledgement of its dexterity in landing on all fours …

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2023 Presidency: Why Yorubas will reject APC to vote Atiku – Akinlade

The deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, has described Yorubas in the South West as very intelligent individuals who would not vote based on ethnic sentiments in 2023. Akinlade said the people of the South West would rather reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that has “put them under extreme hunger and poverty.” He made …

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2023 Election: Tinubu appoints Gov. Masari, Wamako Senior Advisers

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential candidate has appointed Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State as Campaign Senior Adviser on Administration and Government. Tinubu also appointed the former governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko as Senior Adviser, Special Duties. According to the letters of appointment made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja and signed by Tinubu, both Masari and Wamakko …

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2023: Why cost of conducting election is high in Nigeria – INEC Chairman

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained why the cost of conducting elections in Nigeria is high. He said this on Friday when he appeared at the ‘The Editors’ Forum’ in Lagos. It was organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors at De Rembrandt Hotel, Awolowo Way Ikeja, Lagos. He listed some of the reasons as “cost of logistics, …

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2023 Presidency: Some Politicians Canvassing For Votes Do Not Mean Well – Wike

By Tunde John Governor Nyesom Wike says some politicians canvassing for votes to win 2023 presidential election do not mean well for the country. The governor maintained that he is in a privileged position to know better, and will reveal their identities at the appropriate time so that Nigerians can use their votes to reject them. Governor Wike spoke at the flag-off of internal roads …

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Tinubu absent as Atiku, Obi, Shettima attend NBA conference in Lagos (photos)

The Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association is currently holding at the Eko Hotels. The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party, Peter Obi, are present at the event. APC Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu is absent at the meeting but is being  represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima. The 2022 NBA AGM is themed “ Bold Transitions.”

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2023: Why I don’t want to join issues with Peter Obi – Gov Uzodinma

Ahead of the 2023 general election, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, on Tuesday, said that he doesn’t want to join issue with the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, insisting that his business is to market the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the South East. Uzodinma stated this during an interview with Channels TV’s Politics …

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Atiku holds rally in Yola as Wike’s camp meets in Port Harcourt

Despite growing tension in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, led other party chieftains, including his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and former vice-president, Arc. Namadi Sambo to receive 160, 000 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State into the party. His denial came amid increasing …

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2023 Election: INEC denies backdating documents to accommodate APC’s Lawan, Akpabio

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has yesterday, debunked speculations that it may have illegally bent backwards to backdate its documents in favour of candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North-West. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who currently represents Yobe North and former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, from Akwa Ibom North-West, had lost out …

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2023 presidency: “Not even my corpse will be found in vicinities of PDP” – El-Rufai denies claim of joining PDP

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has vowed never to join the Peoples Democratic Party.  The Governor said this in reaction to spokesperson of PDP’s presidential campaign in 2023, David Bwala’s claim of having plans to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  Bwala who until recently a member of the APC, had said he is optimistic that El-Rufai will be in the PDP even before …

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2023 Presidency: Court reveals date to hear certificate forgery suit against Tinubu

The Abuja Federal High Court has fixed September 7 to hear a suit seeking to disqualify the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu from participating in the 2023 elections. Four APC chieftains had approached the court and sought Tinubu’s disqualification from the presidential election because he allegedly submitted false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. In a 33-paragraph affidavit in support …

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2023: ‘Is this how Britain lets us know our next President?’ – Charly Boy reacts to photo of Boris, Peter Obi and past country leaders

Nigerian singer, writer and social activist Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, better known as Charly Boy, has reacted to photos of past Nigeria and Britain leaders and the current Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. According Charly Boy who shared the photo, every election year, Britain leaders invite their preferred Nigerian presidential candidate to Number 10 Downing Street, the permanent home of every active Prime Minister. Citing examples, …

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2023: Why I dumped Igbo presidency – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has disclosed reasons he stopped clamouring for Igbo presidency in 2023. It was reported that Osita, who was one of the key stakeholders calling for the 2023 presidency to be zoned to the South-East for fairness and equity, is currently one of the supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. Giving his …

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2023: I will expose all that has happened in PDP in recent times – Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said he will reveal all that has transpired in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) very soon. Wike stated this in a terse tweet on Saturday evening. He wrote: “I will speak soon and Nigerians will know the truth of all that has transpired in the PDP in recent times.” Recall that on Friday, Atiku Abubakar the PDP …

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Why Peter Obi May Become President In 2023 By Default

By Farooq Kperogi Facts I have uncovered from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Labour Party’s Peter Obi may become Nigeria’s president next year by default because Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, candidates for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively, have violated the Electoral Act 2022, which may cause them to be disqualified if Obi sues them. …

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I Officially Don’t Care Who’s President In 2023, By Farooq A. Kperogi

I am officially emotionally divested from the possible outcome of the 2023 presidential election. Irrespective of who wins it, Nigeria will at best remain the same and at worse degenerate to new lows. This isn’t petulant, self-indulgent pessimism. My emotional divestment and cynicism emanate from my heightened awareness of the consequences of the unexampled political roguery going on right now. For one, the stench of …

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