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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 ...
S’South Governor Penciled As Running Mate To Northern Presidential Aspirant

S’South Governor Penciled As Running Mate To Northern Presidential Aspirant

NEWS, POLITICS
A South South Governor (Name withheld) has been penciled down as running mate to a popular northern presidential aspirant. The Governor, though pursuing his second term ambition and seriously facing threats from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led government is quietly working vigorously for the northern aspirant who has purportedly promised him a Vice President position from the South South geopolitical zone. Sources told BigPen Online that the Governor has the political clout to garner the South-South and South-East votes for the presidential aspirant since it is believed that he has ears of his colleagues in the same party. Dependable source revealed that the Governor recently had a late night meeting with a top political godfather in the geopolitical zone over th...
Onowakpo’s Defection: The Imminent Death Knell Of PDP In Isoko Nation In Delta State

Onowakpo’s Defection: The Imminent Death Knell Of PDP In Isoko Nation In Delta State

NEWS, POLITICS
  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 ...
‘APC Still Meeting With Defected National Assembly Members’

‘APC Still Meeting With Defected National Assembly Members’

NEWS, POLITICS
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...
JUST IN: It Is “Somewhat Surprising”, APC React To Ortom’s Defection To PDP

JUST IN: It Is “Somewhat Surprising”, APC React To Ortom’s Defection To PDP

NEWS, POLITICS
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the defection of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ioraer Ortom from the Party, describing it as “somewhat surprising". National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi in a statement on Wednesday however expressed hope that Ortom and others who earlier left return to the party as the leadership will continue with its reconciliation moves. He said: “The Party recalls efforts made by the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to address some of the grievances raised by the Benue State Governor pertaining to the local politics in Benue State. “The Governor had left the meeting saying he was satisfied with the assurances given by Party leaders. We are still working on giving effect to the resolutions from th...
Amaechi’s Alleged Attack On Oshiomhole: It Is A “Fake News” Concocted And Circulated By Sinking PDP – Keyamo

Amaechi’s Alleged Attack On Oshiomhole: It Is A “Fake News” Concocted And Circulated By Sinking PDP – Keyamo

NEWS, POLITICS
President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has described the report credited to Rotimi Amaechi that he disparaged the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to the effect that he is “bad luck” to the party as a "fake news” concocted, released and circulated by the "sinking" main opposition party, PDP. Director, Strategic Communications to the Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN), said that the "news item" credited to Amaechi who is the Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, is a classic case of the much-touted “fake news” that has become a tool in the hands of desperate politicians. Keyamo stated this in a statement made available to BigPen Online on Wednesday, saying that the supposed "news ite...
JUST IN: Benue Governor, Ortom Announces Defection To PDP

JUST IN: Benue Governor, Ortom Announces Defection To PDP

NEWS, POLITICS
Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue state has finally announced his defection from the from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is coming on backdrop of disagreement between him and leadership of the party in Benue and at the national level of the APC. Ortom was bid to meet with the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the party today but was reportedly prevented by hundreds of youths who barred him from traveling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting. He made the announcement at a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi, brings to an end months of speculation that he wants to return to the PDP.  
Delta APC: Oshiomhole Meets Omo-Agege, Emerhor, Ogboru, Erue, Ogodo, Others, Reconciles Factions

Delta APC: Oshiomhole Meets Omo-Agege, Emerhor, Ogboru, Erue, Ogodo, Others, Reconciles Factions

NEWS, POLITICS
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has laid to rest the leadership crisis rocking the party in Delta state. This followed the Tuesday night meeting in Abuja with leaders of the two factions of the party which have been on each other jugular for the past one year now. Chief Press Secretary to the National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, confirmed the reconciliation meeting in a statement on Wednesday, saying Oshiomhole reconciled the leaders during the meeting and stressed the need for all to bury the hatchet so as to achieve victory in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. "In order to ensure lasting peace and reconciliation in the party in Delta State, the chairman noted that while Prophet Jones Ode Erue, remains the...
Uranta To Buhari: A President Must Be Big Enough To Tolerate What His Predecessor Went Through

Uranta To Buhari: A President Must Be Big Enough To Tolerate What His Predecessor Went Through

NEWS, POLITICS
  Following the wave of defection that hit the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), today (Tuesday) in reminiscent of the 2015 defection of some governors which helped President Buhari unseat his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Executive Secretary of Nigeria National Summit Group (NNSG), Mr. Tony Uranta, has urged Buhari to be man enough to exercise tolerance and accept the reality of what's going on in the country. Uranta, urged President Buhari to take a leaf out of former President Jonathan's playbook and exhibit a level of statesmanship in tackling unfolding political dynamics in the country. He said that now is the time for Buhari to show tolerate, and not allow anything that would truncate the country's nascent democracy. A statement made available to...
This Is Just A “Seasonal Occurrence”, Buhari To APC Faithful, Wishes New Decampees Well

This Is Just A “Seasonal Occurrence”, Buhari To APC Faithful, Wishes New Decampees Well

NEWS, POLITICS
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the wave of defections that hit the ruling party, APC on Tuesday, urging party faithful to see it a “seasonal occurrence” that is unavoidable at the eve of every election. Buhari said the defections had nothing to do with his government as he explained that the Senators involved may have existent problems in their localities which might inform the decision to quit the party and brighten their chances. This was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu. Buhari expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of th...