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Gov. Wada sure of PDP’s victory in Kogi guber poll

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Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will win the next governorship election in the state in view of its high-level preparations for the polls.

Wada, who said this while speaking in a chat with newsmen at the Lokoja Township Stadium, venue of the state congress of the party said he was very positive and optimistic that everything would go well.

He explained that the congress was a prelude to the main exercise as it created the platform for election of leaders to lead the party and prepare grounds for a successful outing in the November guber polls.

“Yes, today is a very special day. We’ve been without a state working committee or state Executive Council for some time, so, I’m very happy that we have finally come round to elect the people to lead our party for the next four years.

“Because of the various stakeholders meetings we’ve had, consultations and interactions between our leaders, our expectation is that the congress will be smooth and the outcome will be election of popular candidates”, he said.

The governor added that the executive council to be elected would be saddled with organizing primaries “for the common purpose of organizing our party to win the next election.”

He stated that the last local government congresses of the party went well and even though there was an appeal committee in place, there were no complaints, petitions or rancour.

This, according to him, augurs well for the “renewed and re-energised PDP that will win the next election by the grace of God.”

On why he has not declared his intentions to run, Wada said he was waiting for INEC to lift the lid on political campaigns.

“PDP is a law-abiding party; INEC has not lifted the lid. The bell for people to come out has not gone. You don’t put the cart before the horse, we will follow the law, let’s wait for when INEC makes pronouncement that it is now time for people to campaign and we will come out”, the governor said

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Kwankwaso denies rift with Shekarau

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The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP),  Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has said there is no rift between him and the former Governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau.

Kwankwaso who said this in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service said the reports going on that there is a problem with Ibrahim Shekarau are not true and are rumours by mischief makers for the reasons known to them.

Kwankwaso said this while responding to some reports that Senator Shekarau is planning to return to the PDP because the party failed to fulfil the promises made to them before he joined the NNPP.

“There was no agreement between us and Shekarau apart from giving some political positions to his people which we tried to fulfil but there is nothing we can do because it was brought late”.

According to him, most of those brought by Shekarau to get a seat in the NNPP joined the party at a time when INEC would not accept their candidacy because the primary election was over.

He, however, assured that when the Government is formed, they will get key positions.

Senator Kwankwaso added that this will not cause any problem for the NNPP party saying that there is no problem between him and Shekarau.

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Details of Tinubu’s meeting with Obasanjo emerge

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday visited the Penthouse residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.

Tinubu visited Obasanjo in company of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbaajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande and Nuhu Ribadu.

At about 1pm when Tinubu’s chopper landed within the OOPL, he was received by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, former Governors Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo and other top government functionaries.

At about 1:20pm, Tinubu and his entourage went into Obasanjo’s residence to meet their host.

An inside source said the former Lagos State Governor, Abiodun, Gbajabiamila, Osoba, Akande, Ribadu and others first held a meeting with the Balogun Owu behind closed doors.

After about an hour, the former President pulled Tinubu and they both went into a private room for another meeting.

It was gathered that the duo had a private discussion not known to any of those who went in with the APC national leader.

Tinubu later had lunch at Obasanjo’s place before he departed after about two hours.

When he was accosted by pressmen downstairs, the presidential candidate refused to grant an interview as he ‘hopped’ into the waiting bus that conveyed him to the MKO Abiola Stadium.

Tens of APC stalwarts had stormed the former President’s residence, singing, drumming and dancing.

Addressing artisans and APC faithful at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Tinubu said he was not in Ogun State for campaign.

He said: “We love what the governor is doing and we are glad with all the support you have given him. Campaign has not started yet, I’m just here to greet you. Thank you and God bless you. God bless Ogun state, God bless Nigeria, God bless your children. Thank you.”

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2023: I will tell you who to vote for as my successor – Wike tells Rivers people

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said he will inform Rivers people who to vote as the next governor of the state in he 2023 general elections.

Wike said as a governor, he knows all the candidates for the elections so well.

He said he loves Rivers State a lot and as such will not allow the people make a mistake in electing their leaders in 2023.

Wike was speaking at the commissioning of the remodelled Waterlines Building in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

He said “we will tell you those you will vote for, I know and I will tell you who is who.

“Most of you don’t know, there are those who want to come here to just want to be governor with no agenda.

“Rivers State has done a lot of things for us, we owe Rivers state a lot. Personally, I owe this state a lot for giving me the opportunity and I will not allow this state to go astray and run into the hands of armed robbers. I will not allow it”.

The governor also took a swipe at some members of the People’s Democratic Party who he warned that elections are not won in the hotels in Abuja but at the grassroots.

2023: I will tell you who to vote for – Wike tells Rivers people

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