Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Monday, 4th July, 2022

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‘It’s Time For Fresh Beginning’ – Shina Peller Removes APC Flag From His Office After Dumping The Party

A member of the House of Representatives Shina Peller has removed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Flag from his office.

This comes a few weeks after the Lawmaker dumped APC for Accord Party after failing to grab the party’s senatorial ticket for Oyo North.

A video shared on his Instagram page on Monday captured an aide to the lawmaker removing the APC flag in his office.

Shina Peller appreciated APC for the life experience adding it was time for a fresh beginning.

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2023 Presidency: Massive Peter Obi National Structure And Those Behind It Unveiled

Claims that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi does not have a structure ahead of the 2023 elections have been debunked.

Speaking against the backdrop of submissions by critics that Obi only has social media presence but lacks any political structure in the real world, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has stated that workers across the nation will form the needed structure for Peter Obi.

The NLC General Secretary, Mr. Emma Ugboaja made the submission over the weekend when he reiterated that the organised labour has unanimously agreed to vote for the Labour Party and its presidential candidate in the 2023 election.

Ugboaja reiterated the stand over the weekend in a chat with ThisDay, noting that the Labour Party was initially set up to operate on the ideals of defending the workers and the time has come for it to fulfil its mandate.

He said Nigerian workers have considered all the aspirants and unanimously come to a conclusion to support Obi in the 2023 presidential election.

Speaking further, the NLC official said gone were those days when the Labour party operated without involving the labour movement.

Ugboaja pointed out that this time around, the two labour centres in the country are fully behind the Labour Party and its presidential candidate.

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2023: Wike Too Big To Be Atiku’s Running Mate – Omokri

Former presidential aide and political activist, Reno Omokri on Monday said the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is too big to become the running mate of Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general election.

According to Omokri, he sees Governor Wike becoming the president of Nigeria at the end of Atiku’s tenure if he wins the 2023 race.

Omokri stated this during an interview on Arise TV on Monday.

Speaking on Wike leaving the main opposition party, he said the Governor of Rivers State has said in private and public that he will not leave PDP.

Governor Wike has gone mute since Atiku picked his counterpart, the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.

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2023: Lady Emana Emerges PDP Guber Running Mate In Cross River

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed lady Emana Duke Ambrose-Amawhe as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Prof. Sandy Onor, for the 2023 general elections.

Naija News understands that Emana’s nomination was announced today at the party’s secretariat in Calabar, the state capital city.

Lady Emana would be PDP’s first female to deputize the male gender in thirty years in the state if they emerge victorious.

Emana was before now a former Channels TV broadcaster. It could be recalled that last week, youths from Akpabuyo, Bakassi, and Calabar South LG councils stormed the party secretariat, protesting the choice of Emana because she was relatively unknown in the political arrangements in the state.

However, after a series of politicking, she emerged as the preferred candidate to deputize Onor.

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Peter Obi’s Media Team Speaks On Report Of His Son ‘Stepping’ On Nigerian Flag

The media office of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has debunked the claim that his son, Oseloka Obi stepped on Nigeria’s flag.

A Twitter user identified as OfficialPigo had claimed that Obi’s son dressed in an IPOB t-shirt stood on the Nigeria flag.

The tweet reads, “Oseloka Obi, Peter Obi’s son, standing on Nigeria Flag and putting on IPOB T-Shirt. Today, his dad wants to be President of Nigeria.”

Obi’s media house while reacting to the post described it as an act of desperation by the opposition.

According to the media house, the said young man in the tweet is not the son of the LP presidential candidate.

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2023: No Nigerian Politician As Performed Well Like Kwankwaso – Galadima

Nigerian politician and elder statesman, Buba Galadima, on Monday morning said the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso has performed better than any politician in Nigeria.

Galadima stated this on Arise TV on Monday while reacting to the call for Kwankwaso to be the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

The elder statesman said, people, saying Obi can not be Kwankwaso’s running mate are not politicians.

He said Kwankwaso started his movement 32 years ago to become president, while Obi’s movement started two months ago.

Galadima during the interview noted that Kwankwaso has more qualifications than other presidential candidates running for the presidency in 2023.

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PDP Did Not Pick Okowa As Atiku’s Running Mate – Iyorchia Ayu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has stated that he was not responsible for Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his (Atiku) running mate.

Naija News reports that crisis has engulfed the main opposition party following the decision of Atiku to pick Okowa against the recommendation of a panel set up to help screen vice-presidential nominees.

Speaking to The PUNCH, the media aide to the National Chairman of the PDP, Simon Imobo-Tswam, said Atiku was responsible for choosing Okowa as his running mate and not the PDP.

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Kperogi Reacts To Allegation Of Peter Obi’s Son Stepping On Nigerian Flag

Nigerian columnist, Farooq Kperogi has reacted to a claim that Gregory Oseloka Obi, son of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, stepped on Nigeria’s flag.

A Twitter user identified as OfficialPigo had claimed that Obi’s son dressed in an IPOB t-shirt stood on the Nigeria flag.

In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Monday, Kperogi described the claim as false adding that the accusations against Obi and his son are intolerably deplorable.

He claimed that some people who resent Obi’s rising national visibility and potential disruption are saying that an unidentified IPOB activist who stepped on the Nigerian flag is Obi’s son.

Kperogi advised those linking the LP candidate to the fake news to stop the propaganda and focus on their real issues ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.

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2023: The Way North Operates Politically Is Not Clear To Many People – Kwankwaso

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has suggested that some northern politicians are pretending to be in support of the southern presidency but working for the northern president to emerge in 2023.

This is as he alleged that a particular northern politician is pretending to be supporting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate on the platform of the Labour Party in order to ruin NNPP’s chances in the 2023 election.

Kwankwaso made the claim during an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Sunday Politics’

According to the NNPP presidential flag bearer, a competent source within the ranks of the Labour Party informed him that Obi is discussing with a leader of the PDP and Atiku’s crony, whose objective is allegedly to dissuade Obi from entering into an alliance with him in order to weaken NNPP’s chances at the 2023 polls.

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2023: Peter Obi Is Being Set Up – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu has warned that there are plans to set up the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

The rights activist stated this in a post on her Twitter account.

She further stated that some people are planning the same thugs that were used to attack #EndSars protesters.

According to Yesufu, the people who would destroy towns would be given t-shirts with Obi’s picture, while they claim they are his supporters.

Yesufu added that the plan is to turn people against him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

She added that the same tactics were employed to destroy the agenda of #EndSars which attracted youths across the country.

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2023: Why Kwankwaso Should Agree To Be Obi’s Running Mate – Labour Party

The National Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, has disclosed why the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, should agree to be the running mate to Peter Obi.

Naija News earlier reported that Kwankwaso had said that the LP does not stand the chance to win the 2023 presidential election because it does not have a mass appeal and nationwide structure.

The former Governor of Kano State claimed that the party only enjoys support from the South East, which is one out of the six geopolitical zones in the country.

Kwankwaso stated that votes cast by the people of the South East for the LP candidate, Peter Obi, would not be enough to make him the next President. He added that the constitution states that a candidate needs an overall majority and at least 25% of the votes in two-thirds of the states.

Reacting in an interview with The Punch, the LP national chairman advised Kwankwaso to accept to be Obi’s running mate in his own interest, adding that the former Kano Governor cannot win the 2023 presidential election.

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Atiku’s Running Mate: PDP Leaders Make Move To Stop Plans To Remove Ayu As Party Chairman

Reports indicating that some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are making moves to stop the plans of some aggrieved members of the party who intend to remove the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, from office ahead of the 2023 general elections have emerged.

A source informed Daily independent that the plan to remove Ayu is being led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

There have been speculations that the selection of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate despite Wike’s emergence as the candidate of a 17-member advisory committee has led to a distinct division among the Governors in the party.

This was further brought to the fore when only two out of the 13 Governors of the party were present at the inauguration of the party’s campaign council for the Osun State governorship election, though the party later clarified they sent in apologies about their absence ahead of the programme.

Shedding more light on the alleged ongoing rift in the party, the source told the publication that the aggrieved members are insisting that the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman cannot come from the same region.

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