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Kogi: Former PDP lawmaker, Makama joins APC

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A prominent former member of the Kogi state House of Assembly, Amb. Friday Sani, who is known for opposing governor Yahaya Bello in the state has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The two term lawmaker, who represented Igalamela Odolu, told newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja that he decided to join the ruling party having reconciled with governor Yahaya Bello.

Sani said the Chairman of the APC National Caretaker Committee reconciled him with his governor and they are now on the same page politically.

He also declared that he will support the presidential ambition of governor Bello.

“Owing to the prevailing circumstances and the situation on ground, politically today as a politician you will always choose options that are available for you as a politician to be able to chart your course and that’s the cause of your people, the only option now in the circumstance I have found myself is All progressive Congress and I have decided to join it.

“I was still the member of the PDP up till tw hours ago when the membership card of the PDP was actually thorne and I actually change my party to the APC and I didn’t do this alone, I did this in full consultation of my people.

“I have a very large followership and the discussion for my decamping that took place today started two to three weeks ago and ever since then I was consulting with my people and today history is made as I decided to change my political party to the All Progressiverogressive Congress.

“My reasons are very obvious I’m a believer of all people, I’m a believer of developments, I am a believer of safety of my people and that is why I have been able to check the variables and the options that are available politically right now and I decided that the best option for me in the circumstance that I found myself and to be able to stand for my people is the All Progressive Congress.”

Speaking on the presidential ambition of governor Bello, Sani said he would support the governor fully.

“Let me put it on record that as far as I’m concerned and those who believe in me, the ambition of governor Yahaya Bello for President is totally endorsed by me and why did I say this? His Excellency governor Yahaya Bello has created history in our state, this is the first time a kogite built up the courage to say I want to become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with this history I have no alternative than to go with him after all I don’t have an Igala man who has the same ambition. So if a kogi man will become President why?”

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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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