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
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his attendance of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Rome Statute to report his administration to the court over documented human right abuses, crime against humanity and killings in Nigeria under his watch. This was contained in a statement by National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday. The party said the fact that President Buhari is the only head of state invited to the event shows that the world is particularly alarmed by the spate of bloodletting, extra-judicial executions, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture and reported disappearances, as captured in the reports by the United States Department of State, Amnesty I...
The presidency has mocked Governor Ayo Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the outcome of the Ekiti governorship election. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was declared the winner. An article titled ‘Fayose: In The End, A High-Powered Nothing’ authored by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, said the electorate spoke through their votes. Shehu wrote: “The people of the politically significant State of Ekiti have spoken against their Governor, outgoing governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who told them that the governorship election they just had was a referendum on President Muhammadu Buhari. He said candidates Kayode Fayemi and Olusola Ele
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday departed Abuja for Netherlands to participate in activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and some of his aides left the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 1.30 p.m. The Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Musa Bello and the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Idris Ibrahim were among government officials at the airport to bid the President farewell. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Saturday
The National chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of committing “mother of corruption” with repatriated Abacha Loot. He revealed this during a meeting with the state executive of the PDP ahead of a meeting with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Secondus castigated the anti-corruption war of the president, saying the government would be held accountable if PDP wins in 2019. “They said they are fighting corruption and the mother of corruption is being perpetrated under this government, ” he said. “Abacha’s looted funds withdrawn and being given out to people; that is the mother of all corruption. “How on earth will a government engage in mother of corruption? Abacha’s loot money has been withd
The Federal government has disowned Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as director-general of “Buhari 2019 presidential support committee”. Senior special assistant to the president on political matters, Gideon Sammani had announced the appointment in a statement on Friday. “In preparation for the reelection of President Buhari in 2019, the Presidential Support Committee, Buhari 2019 has appointed eminent Nigerians to the national working committee of the organisation,” the statement read. “The prominent individuals were selected after the APC national convention to build on the momentum of the success to step up preparation within the hierarchy and ranks and file of the party to fully support President Muhammadu Buhari to contin
The House of Representatives has rejected the new executive order on corruption recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari signed the executive order last week aimed at restraining owners of assets under investigation access to them. He had said the order would help boost his administration’s fight against corruption. But, at plenary on Wednesday, Nicholas Ossai from Delta state, moved a motion seeking to suspend the order. According to TheCable, the motion was sponsored by 27 other lawmakers. They argued that the order usurps the constitutional powers of the national assembly to make laws and also hijacks the powers of the judiciary. Majority of the lawmakers voted against it when it was put to a voice vote. Meanwhile, lawmakers of the
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to learn the art of governance from governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose. The spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan In a statement on Tuesday said Buhari’s attendance at the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) rally worsened the woes of Kayode Fayemi, his party’s candidate for the governorship election. He stated that Buhari could not boast of any project. Ologbondiyan noted that the president should go round Ekiti and see for himself, the numerous projects executed by the Fayose administration. “President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance worsened the woes of the APC and its candidate, as the president could not boast of any federal project in the state but sought to beguile the people with his usua
The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Buhari to publish the names of those involved in siphoning $322m repatriated fund. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said; "Following revelations that the repatriated $322 million is being siphoned by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency cabal, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to make public, names and photographs of all those involved in the handling of the money. "The party said President Buhari should do so to show his transparency as well as to enable Nigerians know and see the faces of those superintending over the stealing of the repatriated fund under the guise of sharing it to the 'poorest of the poor'. "Th...
Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Muslim cleric, says before President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, he knew the situation of things would be worse compared to the time of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. The cleric said the country needs a leader who can be trusted during an interview with PUNCH. He accused the president of not doing enough to unite the people, saying the masses are now “very skeptical” of Buhari. “Even before Buhari came, I was one of the few people that advised him that the Nigerian situation at the end of Jonathan’s regime was not the best for him,” he said. “He was going to make things worse, not better. If you are bringing in a patient who has broken all his limbs to the hospital, the doctor will be concerned about whether his blood is circulating and not about