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JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate President Bukola Saraki and other former All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers who recently defected to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Patty (PDP) have been called upon to immediately vacate their seat for reportedly breaching the 1999 constitution. Already, the Federal Attorney General and the Attorneys General of the States have been urged to set in motion the appropriate mechanism vide law suits to unseat the erring Federal and State Legislators in a bid to deepening the nation's democratic values and culture. A human right lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi who made the call in a press release on Friday in Warri, Delta state obtained by BigPen Online, said that Saraki and other federal and state lawmakers erred in law with their defection from the political party t...
Keyamo Gives Breakdown Of How Buhari Will Win Landslide In 2019

Keyamo Gives Breakdown Of How Buhari Will Win Landslide In 2019

ISSUES, NEWS, POLITICS
Director of Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has said that latest defections by some National Assembly members and the Governor of Benue State will not harm the re-election of President Buhari in the 2019 general elections. He said that Buhari will coast home to victory even more if the much-rumoured two more Governors also defect from the APC. His words: The President won with large margins in the past in some States without the support of majority of the politicians from those States who moved recently to join the opposition party. Also, we are all witnessing the significant gains Mr. President is making in several places where he lost in the past, notably in the south-south and south-east. From the demographics ...
Defection: We Won’t Miss Anirah For Going Back To Swallow His Vomit – Delta APC

Defection: We Won’t Miss Anirah For Going Back To Swallow His Vomit – Delta APC

NEWS, POLITICS
All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta state chapter has said that it will not miss Chief Felix Anirah whom according to the party has gone back to swallow his vomit in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), more so when he has no political clout whatsoever to hinder APC chances in the 2019 general election. According to the party, the defection of Anirah back to PDP from where he originally came to join APC won’t affect the fortunes of APC in the 2019 general election. Acting State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Engr. Leonard Obibi, in a statement made available to BigPen Online on Thursday in reaction to the defection, said that as a candidate of the party in the 2015 Delta State House of Assembly election, Anirah became exposed as having a questionable electoral value considering...
Okowa Describes Defection Of Anirah As Return Of A Big Fish

Okowa Describes Defection Of Anirah As Return Of A Big Fish

NEWS, POLITICS
  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has described Chief Felix Anirah's, defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a return of a "big political fish". Okowa stated this while receiving Anirah and his enlarged followers to the PDP on Thursday in Sapele, Delta State. The governor who accompanied by the Chairman of the PDP, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso to receive the decampees, observed that the return of Chief Anirah to the PDP, was "the return of a big fish." He commended those who contributed to the return of those who left the PDP for other political parties, asserting, "We cannot lose sight of the fact that it is political party that brought us to where we are today, so, we will continue to welcome our members back to ...