As politicians realign ahead of the 2019 general elections, feelers reaching THEWILL barring any last minute changes, indicate that Senator Godswill Akpabio, a stalwart of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senate Minority Leader will defect from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Also on the list of likely defectors from the PDP to the APC are Governors –Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi). Two senior members of the government with knowledge of the development, who asked to remain anonymous, told THEWILL that talks have been ongoing to receive the defectors into the APC, which recently lost three governors – Sokoto, Kwara and Benue – as well as at least 36 members of the House of Representatives
The National Working Committee (NWC), of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of Mr Yekini Nabena as Acting National Publicity of the party. The appointment followed the resignation of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who recently defected to the PDP. In a letter of appointment signed by the National Secretary of the APC, Hon.Mai Mala Buni, addressed to Yekini Nabena, it said: “ I write to convey the resolution of the National Working Committee reached at its 34th Regular Meeting of 1st August, 2018, mandating you to resume duty as the Acting National Publicity Secretary with immediate effect. “This development is sequel to the resignation from the party by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi as the National Publicity Secreta
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cancelled the state congress earlier conducted in the Cross River State. The party's NWC says the conduct of the state congress was not in conformity with the party’s guideline and constitution. The NWC however upheld the conduct of the ward and Local Government Area Congresses in the state which was observed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In resolution signed by the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National Secretary, Hon.Mai Mala Buni, shortly after a meeting of the NWC yesterday it said: “ the National Working Committee at its meeting of 1st August, 2018 has reviewed the conduct of the congresses in Cross River State. “Consequently, the
Indications emerged, on Tuesday, that all might not be well with the Delta State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as notable chieftains of the party shunned the stakeholders’ meeting called by the State Executive Committee, in Asaba. A former governor of the state, James Ibori, who is regarded as the godfather of Delta politics was conspicuously absent from the meeting held outside the expansive state secretariat of the party but within the confines of the Government House, in Asaba. Daily Sun reports that Ibori’s successor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who is reportedly seriously considering a defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in pursuant of his senatorial ambition, was not also at the meeting. This was even as the two senators on the party’s platform a
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has officially defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He announced his defection on Wednesday at a press conference in the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. This is coming as amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him. Governor Tambuwal explained on the state government’s Twitter handle that he took the decision after a wide consultation with the people of the state who assured him of their support for his next political move. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that the governor was planning to leave the ruling party and one day after he called on Nigerians to reject what he described as “prison-yard democ
I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence. Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands of my supporters, political associates and friends, who have trusted in my leadership and have attached their political fortunes to mine. However, it is after an extensive consultation with all the important stakeholders that we have come to this difficu...
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has queried the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asking him to respond within 48 hours why disciplinary action ought not to be taken against him for breaching article 21 of the constitution of the party. The party in a resolution signed by the National Secretary of the party, Mai Maila Buni, said the senate president had allegedly flouted the laws of the party with his activities. Some of the allegations raised against him includes that “you encouraged and facilitated by providing an enabling environment for the defection of some senators who are members of the APC to the other opposition Parties. “That you have deliberately refused to screen nominees for appointments submitted by Mr President who are member
Mallam Bolaji Abdulllahi has dismissed report that he has resigned as spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Earlier reports say Abdullahi resigned from his position to join the Senate President who announced his defection from APC to the PDP today. Opposition party, PDP had in its Twitter handle celebrated the alleged resignation and defection. https://twitter.com/OfficialPDPNig/status/1024367341151416320 But Abdulllahi, an ally of Saraki said he did tell anybody that he was resigning his position, saying that he knew where the speculation of his reported resignation was coming from. “But I have not tendered my resignation,” Abdullahi told Premium Times by telephone Tuesday night. “And I did not tell anyone I have done so.” “It is not true that I have resi
Despite a substantive Imo State High Court order, 19 out of the 27 members Assembly on Monday impeached the Deputy Governor, Mr Eze Madumere. Justice Ben Iheka of the Imo State High Court had restrained the Assembly from carrying out the impeachment procedure on Monday. The order restrained the panel set up by the Chief Judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi; the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim; and the State House of Assembly from taking any further action in the impeachment process of Madumere until the hearing and determination of the suit. But the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, said the impeachment followed due process. According to him, Mr Madumere was impeached following the outcome of a report of a 7-man panel which was constitu...
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state may be 'impeached' by eight lawmakers who were allowed access into the Assembly complex by the police early hours of Monday. The Benue State Police Command had last week also stormed the Assembly, with lawmakers who are pro-Governor Ortom prevented from accessing the complex. Reports say on Monday, the police again stormed the Assembly complex and blocked virtually all roads leading to the Assembly. Vanguard reports that the lawmakers who signed the reported impeachment notice gained access to the state assembly complex while the police barricaded further access to the house, Ortom’s aide confirmed. According to Ortom’s spokesman, Tahav Agerzua, the lawmakers took over the Assembly complex to sit and pass the impeachment notice while the