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APC Govs meet




Governors of the 22 states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) met last night to strategise on how to resolve the lingering impasse in the senate, as well as deal with the economic challenges in the country.

The meeting, which started at about 9 pm at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, had not less than 14 state governors and two deputy governors in attendance.

The party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun also joined the governors at the meeting, which was still ongoing as at press time.

It was gathered that as apart of efforts to resolve the divisions among its members in the Senate, the governors were expected to receive and consider the report of a committee set up to mediate in the crisis.

The committee chaired by the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole was saddled with the responsibility mediating in the Senate crisis. However, a similar report from a committee headed by the Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal to reconcile the party’s warring factions in the House of Representatives has been overtaken by event.

Governors who attended Thursday’s meeting were Rochas  Okorocha (Imo), Adams Oshiomole (Edo), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Rauf Arebegsola (Osun) and Kashim Shettima (Borno).

Others included Samuel Ortom (Benue), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Tambuwal, Senator Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Tanko Al-Makura (Nassarawa), Sani Bello (Niger),and the deputy governors of Lagos and Oyo States who represented their governors.

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Former Senate President Saraki declares for presidency



Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has indicated interest to contest Nigeria’s presidential election in 2023.

The former Kwara governor made this known on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Saraki asserted that he has a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.   He said, “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter who like thousands of you has been clamouring for a united front to #RescueNigeria.

  “As we prepare for the journey ahead, I hope we can all join hands to get the ticket of our great party, PDP, and build a nation that works for all of us.  

“Join me to make our communities safer and provide real opportunities for you and your families. I have a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.  

“Let’s build a new Nigeria that works for everyone!”   Saraki is the latest politician to have indicated interest in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in office next year.

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2023 presidency: Miyetti Allah denies backing Tinubu to succeed Buhari



Tinubu Visits Aso Rock, Says Buhari Is An Exceptional Leader

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has refuted reports that it endorsed ex-Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu for President.

The body said the position of individuals on who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 should not be regarded as a general one.

MACBAN National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma issued a rebuttal on Wednesday.

The scribe stressed that the association respects the ambition of all aspirants and was yet to pitch its tent with any of them.

“The attention of MACBAN headquarters has been drawn to stories in the media claiming that we have endorsed the presidential aspiration of Sen. Ahmed Tinubu.

“We want to make it clear that the association has not endorsed any candidate. Those who endorsed Tinubu are doing so as individuals.

“MACBAN should not in any way be dragged into the politics of endorsement at this stage,” Ngelzarma said.

On January 10, Tinubu formally informed Buhari of his desire to become the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer.

On Tuesday, the party chapter in Lagos accused opponents of making unsubstantiated claims scuttle the APC leader’s bid.

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2023: Obasanjo turns down PDP’s request



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that he would never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying he has retired from partisan politics.

The ex-president, who renounced his membership of the party in 2015, stated this when he received the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; and other stakeholders who paid him a visit on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to sources, the visit was targeted at returning the former president to the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

But, Obasanjo, while addressing the stakeholders, said he had vowed to remain as a statesman. He, however, said PDP would always be part of his life.

He said, “I’m no longer in partisan politics and there is nothing that can bring back. Anybody who wants my advice, I will always be there in the best interest of Nigeria.

“Whatever I do in my own life…because I became president on the platform of PDP, PDP will continue to be part of my life.

“Since the day I tore my PDP card, that was the day I ceased to be a member of PDP. That day I vowed not to be a member of any political party. I will continue to be a statesman.”

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