Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Friday, 22nd April 2022.
Jonathan Reveals Position On Contesting 2023 Presidency
Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan on Friday addressed supporters who have been clamouring for him to join the 2023 presidential race.
Jonathan told the demonstrators who stormed his private office in Abuja to demand he declares for the 2023 presidency that the political process is ongoing, urging them to just watch as things unfold.
Specifically, he stated that he can’t tell them if he would be declaring or not for the 2023 presidential race yet.
2023 Presidency: Consensus Is A Scam, Only Death Can Make Me Step Down – Wike
The Rivers State Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Nyesom Wike has revealed that only one thing which is death can make him step down from the presidential race.
He added that he doesn’t believe in the idea of a consensus candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential ticket that some aspirants are promoting because there is no sincerity in their plans.
He said if the PDP would adopt the consensus method, the idea should come from the party directly and not some persons trying to force their opinions on others.
2023: I Don’t Need To Resign Due To Section 84 (12) Of Electoral Act – Ngige
Former Anambra Governor and current Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said he does not need to resign because of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act.
The presidential hopeful claimed that he is a public officer and is not bothered about the section because it does not apply to him.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, Ngige said the constitution mandates all public servants to resign one month before the election.
2023 Presidency: Osinbajo Storms Ibadan For Consultations
The Vice President of Nigeria and 2023 presidential hopeful, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is will visit Ibadan the Oyo State capital today.
This was made known to Naija News on Friday morning by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande.
According to his spokesperson, the Vice President is on a political visit to the ancient town in furtherance of his consultations for 2023 and will meet with political stakeholders in Oyo State during the visit.
SDP National Chairman Suspended Over Alleged Anti-party Activities
The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye, has been suspended over alleged anti-party activities.
Naija News reports that Agunloye was suspended by the Ondo State chapter of the party in a letter dated March 28, titled ‘Letter of Ratification of the Suspension of Dr Olu Agunloye’.
In the suspension letter, Agunloye was accused of bringing non-party members into the party to cause confusion and disturb the functions of the party executives at both state and local government levels.
2023 Presidency – Why I Bought N100m APC Form For Tinubu – Suleiman
The Director-General of Tinubu Support Group (TSO), Aminu Suleiman has explained the reason behind his decision to purchase the All Progressives Congress presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to him, he believes in the ability and capability of Tinubu to turn Nigeria around and of all the contestants and aspirants across all the parties, the former Lagos State Governor remains the best option.
Suleiman added that his decision was based on national interests and the need to ensure the best aspirant emerged.
Buhari Won’t Allow Igbos Get APC Ticket – Jonathan’s Ex-Aide Claims
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri says President Muhammadu Buhari would not allow any Igbo speaking person to get the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential ticket.
Omokri who is a loyalist to former President Goodluck Jonathan said Buhari detests Igbo people and was only tolerating them.
The socio-political activist said in a post on his verified Twitter page on Friday, that any Igbo aspirant who thinks he will get an APC ticket is deluded.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News.
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