2019: APC moves to stop defections…

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has moved to moved to stop further defections as the 2019 general elections draw closer. This is as APC constituted National Peace and Reconciliation Committees for the six geopolitical Zones headed by Governors with membership comprising Governors, Senators, Ministers and other party stalwarts that would reconcile aggrieved members with…

UPP adopts Buhari for 2019 presidential election…

The United Progressive Party (UPP), on Friday said the party has formally adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its Presidential candidate, ahead of the 2019 general election. The National Chairman of the Party, Chekwas Okorie stated while briefing State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President in Aso Rock Villa on Friday. The move…

Igbo leaders told me to ignore Atiku’s purported adoption –...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dismissed the purported adoption of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying that “ it is of no substance” Speaking at a meeting with a select group of South-east leaders on Friday, at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said that the moment the so-called resolution was…

INEC distributes electoral materials to four local councils…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara State on Thursday distributed sensitive election materials for the by-election for Irepodun/Oke ero/Isin/Ekiti  federal constituency. Garba Attahiru Madami, the Resident Electoral Commissioner  in the state, while speaking after the distribution of the materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ilorin branch, said a total of 170, 918 ballot…

2019: Group urges support for Atiku…

The National Coordinator of Atiku Abubakar Support Group, Nath Iduma, has challenged members of the group to ensure that the PDP presidential candidate wins with a landslide victory in the 2019 presidential election. He made the call in Abuja on Thursday during an interactive session by a coalition of support groups with the theme: ‘Turning…

2019: The world looks up to Nigeria for credible polls...

As Nigeria prepares for the forthcoming General Elections in 2019, the United States on Tuesday stressed the need for free, fair and credible polls. Speaking at a two-day training workshops on Elections Reporting, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said the whole world is looking up to Nigeria for credible exercise. The two-event,…

APC loses Imo, Zamfara as INEC publishes no guber candidates…

Barring last minute change, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose Imo and Zamfara States in the 2019 general election. This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not publish the name of any APC candidate for governorship election in Imo State while the party has no candidate for governorship and State…

APC loses Imo, Zamfara as INEC publishes no guber candidates…

Barring last minute change, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC will lose Imo and Zamfara States in the 2019 general elections. This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC did not publish the name of any APC candidate for Governorship election in Imo State while the party has no candidate for governorship and State…

Senate probes alleged diversion of intervention fund for Buhari’s reelection…

The Senate has commenced investigation into an allegation that the Special Intervention Programme of the present administration is being diverted to fund President Muhammadu’s reelection bid. The ad-hoc committee is also mandated to investigate the application of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment-Programme (SURE-P) of the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan. This followed a motion…

2019: 1.3m PVCs collected, 364, 265 uncollected in Ondo…

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a total of 1,372,158 permanent voters card (PVCs) have been collected by prospective electorate in Ondo state, bringing the total of all registered voters in the state to 1,736,423. The resident electoral commissioner(REC) in Ondo state,  Rufus Akeju disclosed this on Monday while addressing journalists on the display of…

2019: Buhari’s re-election could be lost on back of indiscretions…

Last Wednesday night, commuters in a commercial bus in Lagos took turns to relive their sad experiences, which they claimed were all they had to show for the over three-and-half years of occupation of power stool by the All Progressives Congress (APC). The discussion was set off after the driver of the bus announced that…

APC governorship candidates, their chances and their challenges…

Ahead of the March 2 governorship election in 29 out of the 36 states the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated the following candidates for the guber poll. These include all the first term governors elected on APC platform except Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. BusinessDay briefly profiles the aspirants. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje –…