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Buhari meets with Amaechi in Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari and former Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Ameachi, yesterday met for about an hour at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Although the former governor has been a regular visitor to the Villa since President Buhari took over power, his visit yesterday came barely 24 hours after the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) commenced his probe alongside eight other former governors.

ICPC has set up a task force to probe Amaechi and former Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Raji Fashola (Lagos), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Adebayo Alao- Akala (Oyo).

Ameachi arrived the presidential villa at 1:42p.m. and walked straight to the President’s Office where the meeting held. The former Rivers governor did not accept to speak to State House Correspondents who sought to know the purpose of his visit on his way out of the villa.

Our correspondent gathered that his visit may not be unconnected to the recent appointment of Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) by President Buhari. Amaechi’s name had severally been mentioned in the media as one of those that was being considered for the position of Chief of Staff.

Presidency sources said Amaechi would have also used the opportunity of his visit to explain aspects of the allegations against him by the ICPC. The task force set up by the ICPC followed petitions written against Ameachi and other former governors.

Reports already indicate that top operatives of the commission working in the task force had been dispatched to the states to carry out the probe of the affected former governors.

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  1. Aidaghese Moses

    September 4, 2015 at 6:07 pm

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2023 Presidency: El-Rufai opens up on why Buhari loves Amaechi

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari loves Rotimi Amaechi, the outgone Minister of Transportation.

Rufai disclosed that Buhari loves Amaechi due to his decision to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the era of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He disclosed this when Amaechi met with APC delegates from Kaduna ahead of the party’s national convention.

El-Rufai recalled wooing Amaechi and some other governors into the APC during the PDP administration.

“Let me tell you my history with Amaechi. When we started discussing with the G-7, the seven governors that wanted to defect to the APC, I was holding nocturnal meetings with Amaechi and Governor Nyako of Adamawa State until we got five of them to move to our party, and that was the game-changer.

“And for you to understand how difficult it is, imagine Amaechi of Rivers State from the same South-South with incumbent President Jonathan.

“He made the sacrifice to move to our party. It was a game-changer. This is part of the reason President Buhari loves Minister Amaechi till tomorrow,” El-Rufai said.

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2023: Amosun denies stepping down for Tinubu

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Amosun denies stepping down for Bola Tinubu

Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has denied stepping down from the 2023 presidential election for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Amosun stated that he is not in the presidential race to align with Tinubu or any other aspirant of the APC.

Amosun also denied obtaining the APC senatorial form, saying he did not attend the screening exercise organised for APC senatorial aspirants, as being peddled by some individuals.

There were rumours over the weekend that Amosun had agreed to step down for Tinubu, having been screened and cleared for the Ogun Central senatorial race.

But, in a swift reaction, Amosun debunked the rumour spreading on social media, saying the “two news stories are false.”

According to a statement signed by his media aide, Bola Adeyemi, he said that the Ogun Central Senator “procured only the forms for the presidential ticket of the APC and did not attend the screening exercise for Senatorial aspirants because he is not one.”

While urging Nigerians to dismiss the “false news”, Adeyemi maintained that “Amosun is in the race for the presidential ticket of the APC and has no plans to align with any politician in the race.”

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Women affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen withdraws from senatorial race

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Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, has dropped her senatorial ambition.

Tallen made this known in a statement she issued on Monday.

The minister had purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) form to contest the Plateau South Senatorial election.

According to her, after consultations with her constituents, she has decided to withdraw from the race.

The statement read in part: “I remain resolute as I continue to relish the opportunity to serve Nigerian Women in my capacity as Minister of Women Affairs under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Consequently, I wish to inform you all that following broad-based consultations and interventions from critical stakeholders, I have decided to withdraw from running for the senatorial seat, mindful of our accomplishments and the notable progress we have recorded under my stewardship at the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.”

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