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It Is A Simple Thing, I Will Dialogue With IPOB- PETER OBI

2023: Peter Obi Makes Request From Nigerian Women, Promises What He'll Do In Return

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said he would dialogue with the members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and other agitators.

Responding to questions on insecurity in the country at of Daily Trust HQ, Peter Obi stated that dialoguing with agitators will restore peace in the country.

While answering questions after his visit to Media Trust, Obi said, “I have said it times without number, Nigeria does not have more agitation than Brazil, if you want I will show you countries that have had agitations in the past, whether it is Brazil, Mexico, whether it is this.

“In our South East, it is a simple thing, I will dialogue, I will discuss, it is a democracy, and in a democracy, you govern by consensus. If anybody says he is not happy, you call him and you sit him down and discuss with him.

“People agitate in my house, my wife, my children. If you say to me you have lived with your wife all through and you people have never quarrelled, then you are not married. You disagree and settle it – that is agitation.”

The presidential candidate vowed to govern by consensus and listen to all for smooth administration of the country.

“I will govern by listening to the people. I will visit every state in Nigeria. We have a huge land in the North that if properly invested and cultivated, will change Nigeria. The more I pull people out of poverty, the more I reduce agitation, the more I reduce criminality. What you are seeing in Nigeria today is a cumulative effect of leadership failure over the years and all I want to do is to be seen to be that man who changed this country called Nigeria,” he said.

On whether he shares the federal government’s position in designating IPOB as a terrorist organisation, he said, “I don’t want to go into that place. I have told you, I will dialogue with anybody, anything they like let them call you, I will meet and we discuss.

“I don’t like the way people were treated during the EndSARS, I will apologise. We must have a country of healing and love; that is what leadership in a democracy is.

“I am going to meet people in the North, I am going to meet people everywhere and say come, let’s be a family. I want Nigerians to be proud that they are Nigerians. What we have now is we have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians. I want to bring back Nigerians.”

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PDP 2023: “It’s Very Egocentric, Improper, And Unhealthy For Politics” – Iduoriyekemwen to Wike

Atiku: "I Think It’s Very Selfish, Wrong, And Bad For Politics" - PDP Chieftain Knocks Wike

A former Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen has knocked the decision of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike not to support the campaigns of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Iduoriyekemwen in his submission stated that Wike’s action is unbecoming of a leader and politician of his calibre, arguing that the Rivers Governor had made his stand known and should have left the stage when the ovation was loudest.

The Edo State politician added that the PDP has always given Wike the platform to actualize his political ambitions and the first time a ticket he wants would go to another person, the Governor wants to tear the party apart.

Wike’s Position

Wike and his loyalists including some state governors had vowed not to participate in Atiku’s presidential campaigns except Iyorchia Ayu resigns as the PDP national chairman.

They argued that Atiku’s emergence as the PDP flagbearer has put the major leadership positions in the north which negates the principle of justice and fairness.

Wike Is Selfish

However, asked about the development and how it would affect the fortunes of the PDP in 2023, Iduoriyekemwen during an interview with Punch blamed Wike for the crisis which he described as unnecessary.

He questioned Wike’s action saying it was probably because he lost the PDP presidential ticket.

He said: “It is unfortunate that Governor Wike has allowed himself to become someone about whom anyone in the country can simply talk. I can liken this situation to not knowing that it is good to leave the stage when the ovation is loudest. People have argued that he has spent so much to keep the party together; did he bring the money from his house?

“This was a man who became a local government chairman, chief of staff to former River State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of state for education, supervising minister of education, and a governor on the platform of the PDP. The first time he has failed to get something, he feels that he must bring down the roof. I think it’s very selfish, wrong, and bad for politics.

“Some people have been members of the party since 1998 but have yet to realise their dream of becoming a local government chairman, despite remaining members of the party.

“So, when the party has done so much for you, why take this step? Two things contribute to one getting tickets to a party for an elective post.

“First is the belief of the people in you, and second is your personal strategy on how to get the confidence of the people. When it came down to the elements, Atiku showed that he was more politically savvy. On that day, Wike vowed to work with whoever emerged as the party’s flag bearer, so what has happened? Is he doing all this because he lost?”

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Senatorial Race: Resign Honourably Or Face Disgraceful Defeat - Etiebet Warns Akpabio

A former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has what it takes to deliver Nigeria from its present situation.

Speaking on Sunday at a gathering of party members and supporters from the senatorial zone, Akpabio stated that APC and Tinubu have the required competence, capacity, and acceptance.

The former governor described Tinubu as a tested and trusted leader” who is going into the race as an achiever.

He said, “Go all out and campaign for all our candidates because the party has all it takes to win elections from the national to the states.

“Presidential contest is for somebody with cthe apacity to deliver and Asiwaju Tinubu represents that.”

The Ex-Niger Delta minister insisted that APC and Tinubu have the required competence, capacity, and acceptance.

Speaking further, he hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of the kidnapped train passengers and the second Niger Bridge to be commissioned in December.

APC Holds Rally Despite Heavy Rainfall

Supporters of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday held a 5-Million man walk in Lagos State.

Despite heavy downpours in the early hours of Sunday, the chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, led different groups during the walk.

The rally which was sponsored by MC Oluomo witnessed a large number of supporters who converged on Teslim Stadium and National Stadium, Surulere.

The rally held ahead of the 2023 general elections had in attendance Nollywood stars led by Saidi Balogun

Some of the Nollywood stars were dressed in different colours of insignia bearing Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu.

Security agencies like the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service, DSS, and Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps. LNSC and several others provided security for the residents and participant

MC Oluomo disclosed that the decision to hold the rally as earlier scheduled followed approval by APC chieftains and stakeholders in the states


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Atiku Appoints Dan Ulasi Adviser, Obaseki Guide

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appointed Chief Dan Ulasi as Technical Adviser to the Presidential Candidate on Contact & Mobilisation (South East) and Dr Don Pedro Obaseki as Media Presidential Consultant.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Sunday by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe.

Ulasi, who hails from Anambra State is an experienced politician who has served the PDP in different capacities both in Anambra State and at the national secretariat of the party.

Pedro, is a seasoned media personality from Edo State with rich experience in political communication.

Ulasi and Obaseki’s appointments are with immediate effect.

2023: ‘Anxiety As PDP Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Tomorrow Without Wike, Four Other Governors’

Meanwhile, the PDP is set to flag off its 2023 presidential campaign on Monday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

PDP which lost power to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 is all out to regain the presidency in the 2023 general elections.

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who was the candidate of the party in the 2019 elections and was defeated by the APC, however, is still the flagbearer of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election.

PDP has made all efforts to ensure its campaign will make it possible for them to take over power in the next general elections.

The main opposition party in its desire to take over power set up a Presidential Campaign Council led by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, as chairman and the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, as director general.

PDP also appointed a former governor of Cross Rivers State, Liyel Imoke as deputy director general, Operations; former National Secretary of the party, Prof Adewale Oladipu, as deputy director, Administration; Raymond Dokpesi as deputy director, Technical and Systems, while Ekwesilieze Nwodo is appointed as deputy director, Research and Strategy of the National Campaign Management Committee.

Other members of the campaign council include former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, former Presidents of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, David Mark and Bukola Saraki, as well as members of the National Assembly, former governors and former ministers.

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2023: Tinubu’s Marketing campaign Flag-Off Postponed

'I'm Strong And Fit' - Tinubu Vows To Campaign In Every Part Of Nigeria

The flag-off of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Monday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been postponed.

This is despite the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) starting its presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

The postponement of the APC campaign kick-off is coming days after the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu returned to the country.

There are indications that the campaign was postponed due to the high-level consultations still being held among stakeholders.

Recall that a tripartite meeting of the APC governors, the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the National Working Committee of the party led by Abdullahi Adamu was held at the party’s national secretariat.

The meeting was fixed by the ruling party to deliberate on the postponed zonal tour by the six National Vice Chairmen and also deliberate on modalities for the proposed ‘APC National Conference’ which it intends to convene before the end of the year.

The stakeholders also discussed the composition of the campaign council.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, in a chat with Vanguard, noted that the presidential campaign is a marathon.

He further stated that it has begun in Lagos, Katsina, Benue, Kogi and several other states.

Onanuga, however, stated that the flag-off of the presidential campaign will be dependent on when the party formally inaugurates its PCC.

Even though the party has not inaugurated its presidential council, its Women Wing has now been slated for inauguration tomorrow at the Presidential Villa.

Onanuga when asked if the campaign would still be flagged off tomorrow, Onanuga simply said, “No sir”.

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Peter Obi Visits past Emir Sanusi (Pictures)

Peter Obi Visits Former Emir Sanusi (Photos)

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi have held a meeting.

This was disclosed on Saturday by Obi who took to his Twitter account to share some pictures from the meeting and reveal what they discussed.

According to the former Anambra State Governor, they discussed issues of national importance including education, social inclusion, economy and others.

He appreciated the former traditional ruler for the wonderful time together.

Obi said; “I met with my dear friend and brother, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. We spent time exchanging views on matters pertaining to national interest, nation-building and broad concept of diversity, education, social inclusion, the economy, consumption and production patterns.

“Quite a constructive engagement. My sincere gratitude to him for the warm reception and insights. -PO”

See the photos.

Tinubu And Obi Are My Friends

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has refused to publicly disclose the presidential candidate he would vote for in the 2023 elections.

Asked on Friday night during an interview appearance on Channels Television if he would be voting for his friend, Labour Party (LP), candidate, Peter Obi or his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, Ngige said his choice will be made at the polls but he doesn’t have to publicly reveal who he’ll be voting for.

The Minister added that because he is currently on national assignment, he is not involved in active politics.

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