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6 PDP governors storm Zamfara, asks governor Matawalle to ignore APC’s advances

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In a bid to stop his alleged plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), six PDP governors, led by Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Wednesday stormed Zamfara state to pay sympathy visit to Governor Bello Matawalle.

Recall, some APC governors, led by Kebbi state Governor, Abubakar Bagudu were in the state on Tuesday to commiserate with the governor over the Tudun Wada Market inferno and donated N50million to the victims.

Speaking at the government House in Gusau, on Wednesday, River State Governor, Nyesom Wike advised Governor Mattawale not to be intimidated by the recent federal government order on ‘no fly zone’ in the state.

According to Wike, “I can’t understand a party which declared Zamfara a no fly zone is coming to woo the governor, Zamfara people should shine their eyes because God who gave Matawalle governor has not abandoned him.

“Do not lose sleep in Zamfara, we shall overcome, the governor met the problem of insecurity and is not as if it started when he became governor, so, nobody can come and use insecurity to intimidate the governor or any other governor,”

He described the recent APC Governors forum donation of N50 million as a Greek gift, and urged Matawalle not to receive the opposition again.

Earlier, Governor Tambuwal said the entourage were in Gusau to sympathise with the government, the good people of Zamfara State and the victims of Tudun Wada Market fire.

The PDP Governors forum donated one hundred million naira to the victims of the inferno.

Meanwhile, Matawalle expressed happiness with the visit by the PDP governors which he described as timely.

The governors include, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Ahmad Umar Fintiri of Adamawa

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Shocking! Peter Obi Dumps PDP, cites “Recent Developments Within the Party”

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Frontline Presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi has dumped the opposition party.

In a letter dated 24th May 2022  addressed to the National Chairman of the party and submitted through the Aspirant’s Agulu Ward, Obi said his decision was informed by “recent developments within the party”.

According to him  although he is still committed to nation-building, he might seek a different route to achieving it.

 

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2023 Elections: 10 Ministers Resign from Buhari’s Cabinet

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Ten Nigerian cabinet members resigned to run for political office in compliance with an order from President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, the ministers will be replaced immediately. Buhari had directed all cabinet ministers that intended to run in national elections next February to resign from their posts by May 16 to ensure they didn’t unfairly benefit from their government positions.

Mohammed said he didn’t have any information on the status of central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele, who has also declared his intention to run.

Buhari holds Valedictory service for Ministers

President Buhari on Friday held a valedictory session with the ten ministers that tendered their resignation letters to pursue their political ambition in the 2023 elections.

President Buhari also promised to fill as soon as possible the vacuum created by the departure of the ministers.

Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the validatory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, the outgoing Ministers that attended the session were; Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta Affairs), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technological Innovation), Timipre Sylva State for Petroleum Resources), Tayo Alasoadura (State for Niger Delta Affairs), Dame Tallen Paulen (Women Affairs), Uche Ogar (State for Mines and Steel Development), Abubakar Malami (Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice) and Emeka Nwajiuba (State for Education), who was absent but with a permission.

(Politics Nigeria)

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Resign Now, Buhari Orders Ngige, Amaechi, Akpabio, Nwajiuba, Other Aspirants

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.

The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, disclosed this on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting.

He said that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

The Information Minister affirmed that if there are any amendments or additions to this directive they would be made shortly.

According to the Minister, the directive might involve political appointees, if the need arises.

The affected appointees include, Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Others are the Minister of State  Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for governorship position in Abia State, the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who recently declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.

He added that the directive excludes the Vice President because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

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