Former Delta House of Assembly Speaker and a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei has said that his party would pay dearly for undermining the feelings of Anioma people in the just concluded governorship primary. The election which was held at Federal College of Education (technical) produced Chief Great Ogboru, an Urhobo but the other three aspirants in the race had expressed displeasure over the outcome, saying that they were shut out of the contest. Ochei told Vanguard on the phone that: "I would certainly not work with Ogboru, adding: “everybody saw it, I will not, because an election was not held. If an election was held and after the election, a winner emerges from the process, it is fine, but you do not coerce people to work for y
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension placed on Senator Shehu Sani by the Kaduna chapter of the party. The party has directed the chairman of the party in Tudun ward Kaduna and others to implement the directive with immediate effect. The directives was given to compliment the peace efforts being made by the national leadership of the party to bring back peace in the party in Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement by Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena on Sunday. The statement read: "The National Secretariat has received the news of the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani by the Tudun Wada ward Chairman and wish to clarify that the purported suspension of Distinguished Senator Shehu San...
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
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
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have literally shot itself dead in Isoko Federal Constituency in Delta state when they lost their big influencer to the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC). This are the views of Political watchers in the wake of the defection of Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, the former Delta State Board of Internal Revenue boss to the ruling party, APC. Pundits say Onowakpo’s defection to the APC was a great loss and set-back to the PDP which had held sway in the Isoko Federal Constituency for past 16 years. Onowakpo, who dumped the PDP, few days ago as reported by BigPen Online after resigning his membership of the party at his local Emede Ward 05 in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, is a big fish to the APC. His joining
Leadership of All Progressives Congress, is still meeting with some members of the National Assembly who defected from the APC to other opposition parties. National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, who alluded to this, says many of the members of the NASS who left the party were 'victims of disinformation’. Oshiohmole stated this when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of a meeting between APC Senators and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday night. The APC leader noted that the party had maintained its majority positions at both chambers of the National Assembly in spite the defections. He, however, warned that APC and the Buhari administration would not be intimidated or distracted from delivering on its
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress has threatened to suspend from the party the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for their failure to inaugurate boards of parastatals under their ministries. Oshiomhole said that if President Muhammadu Buhari can condone indiscipline by the Ministers, he will not allow them do the same to the party. He spoke with State House Correspondents against the backdrop of his recent directive to Ngige and Sirika to inaugurate Boards under their Ministries, saying when suspended, they will be booted out of the Federal Executive Council as rebels. Meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Oshiomhole said: “If the minister refuses,