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    Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Friday, 3rd June, 2022


    Jun 3, 2022

    Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Friday, 3rd June 2022.

    Read all the major political news, political event highlights, and happenings in Nigeria for today on a single page right here.

    Oyegun’s Screening Committee Disqualifies 10 APC Presidential Aspirants

    The John Odigie-Oyegun led Presidential Screening Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified 10 of the 23 presidential aspirants of the party.

    The committee is currently at the National Secretariat of the party submitting its report to the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee NWC.

    The All Progressives Congress’ presidential committee has disqualified 10 aspirants from its primaries scheduled for next week.

    Oyegun, a former Edo State governor, said only 13 out of the 23 aspirants screened were cleared by the committee.

    While refusing to reveal the identity of those disqualified, he said that only youthful aspirants made the list of cleared aspirants.

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    APC Speaks On Screening Goodluck Jonathan

    The presidential screening committee of the All Progressives Congress-led by John Odigie-Oyegun on Friday denied screening former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

    Oyegun stated this while submitting the report of the screening committee to the National Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Adamu at the ongoing meeting of the National Working Committee.

    The head of the committee while addressing newsmen disclosed that Jonathan was not at Transcorp Hilton for the exercise.

    Oyegun revealed this while stating that the ruling party has cut down the number of presidential aspirants from twenty-three to thirteen.

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    Tinubu: No Single Person Made Buhari President, There Are Many Versions Of The Story – Kayode Ogundamisi

    A social commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi has submitted that no single person can claim to have made Muhammadu Buhari the President of Nigeria as such power belongs to God alone.

    Ogundamisi said this on Friday in a reaction to the claim by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that Buhari couldn’t have emerged President of Nigeria in 2015 without his support.

    He argued that the likes of Pastor Tunde Bakare, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha and many others would have their own versions of how they contributed to making Buhari President.

    It will be recalled that Tinubu on Thursday stated that Buhari then as a candidate had already given up hopes of emerging as a democratically elected President of Nigeria after contesting and failing on several occasions.

    The APC leader however said he went to Buhari in Katsina and agreed to work with him to emerge as the President of Nigeria on the condition that he would take care of the Yoruba people in the country.

    Naija News reports Tinubu stated this while addressing APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday.

    However, Ogundamisi on Friday said while the efforts of Tinubu can’t be belittled, many persons contributed to the emergence of Buhari as President and if they were to give their own account, there will be many versions of how Buhari became President of Nigeria.

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    INEC Releases Revised Regulations, Guidelines For The Conduct Of 2023 General Elections

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released guidelines for the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

    Eight months before the 2023 general elections, the nation’s electoral body on Friday (today), released revised rules and regulations that must be adhered to by citizens and aspirants for a smooth exercise, Naija News reports.

    INEC said in the guidelines that irregularities and acts of hooliganism would not be tolerated during the exercise, as security operatives have been tasked to monitor the process.

    Among other things, security agents that would be available at polling units and collation centres, have been tasked to tightly ensure that the Polling Units, counting of ballots, collation and declaration of results are conducted without any disturbance.

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    Protesters Storm APC National Secretariat, Demand Jonathan’s Adoption As Consensus Candidate

    Some protesters on Friday stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja to demand the adoption of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s consensus candidate.

    Recall that a Northern group had purchased the N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling party for Jonathan.

    Jonathan, however, distanced himself from the form of the ruling party, stating that it was gotten without his knowledge.

    Addressing journalists on Friday, Umar Waja, speaking on behalf of the group, said Jonathan would steer the country to the “promised land” if elected president.

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    2023: Dapo Abiodun Makes Statement After Tinubu’s Banter On Making Him Governor

    The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has broken silence after the National leader of the All Progressives Congress and presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu claimed to be behind his emergence as Governor in 2019.

    Tinubu while addressing APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Thursday stated that Abiodun became the governor of the state because of him and God.

    He further stated that the Ogun State Governor had challenges with his predecessor, but through his help, he was brought to power.

    Abiodun while speaking on his governorship in a post on his Twitter account, hours after the banter, said he is not an emperor and his position is not my family inheritance.

    The Ogun State Governor further stated that he is holding the position in the trust of all the people of this state.

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    APC Primaries: List Of Nine Northern Governors Who Want Presidential Candidate From The South

    The Progressives governor’s forum (PGF) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met twice on Tuesday to discuss President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

    However, the two meetings did not produce anything tangible as the party stakeholders are still undecided.

    According to Premium Times, the governor’s first meeting was at the lodge of Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is the chairman of the PGF, the association of all APC governors.

    In the meeting, one of the governors present told the publication that the stakeholders were divided along regional lines and could not reach a decision.

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    Tinubu Reveals Agreement He Had With Buhari Before ‘Making’ Him President In 2015

    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed that he had an agreement with President Muhammadu Buhari before supporting him to emerge President of Nigeria in 2015.

    Tinubu, a 2023 presidential aspirant stated that Buhari then as a candidate had already given up hopes of emerging as a democratically elected President of Nigeria after contesting and failing on several occassions.

    The APC leader however said he went to Buhari in Katsina and agreed to work with him to emerge as the President of Nigeria on the condition that he would take care of the Yoruba people in the country.

    Naija News Tinubu stated this while addressing APC delegates in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday.

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    Fayemi Speaks On Dropping Presidential Ambition For Osinbajo

    A presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has denied dropping his 2023 ambition for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

    The Fayemi campaign organisation stated this while reacting to the claim that he was pressured to drop his presidential ambition during a closed-door meeting with Osinbajo on Thursday.

    The spokesman of the campaign organisation, Femi Ige in a statement released on Friday described the insinuation as “absolute rubbish”.

    According to Ige, Fayemi has the backing of stakeholders in the ruling party.

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    Succession: Presidency Reacts To Buhari’s Meeting With APC Governors

    The Presidency has reacted to the outcome of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
    Naija News recalls that the President had appealed to the APC governors to allow him to pick his preferred successor ahead of the party’s presidential primaries on June 6.

    Buhari made the appeal during a meeting with the governors and the National Chairman of the ruling party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

    President Buhari during the meeting also called on APC governors to make decisions that would enable the party to remain in power.

    Reacting to the development, Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said the President did not mention consensus or imposition of a presidential candidate on APC during the meeting with the governors.

    Adesina made this known in an article, titled: “Visit to Spain: Let’s Buga for Mr. President,” released on his Facebook page on Thursday night.

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    Buhari: Your Talk Is BullSh*t, Yoruba Have A Way Of Making You Regret Supporting Them – Babachir Lawal Roasts Tinubu

    Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal has lambasted the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
    Babachir Lawal, a staunch ally of Tinubu, berated the former Lagos governor for taking credit for Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as president in 2015.

    Recall that Tinubu had boasted, while speaking to APC delegates in Ogun, that Buhari wouldn’t have been president without his help.

    Reacting in a statement to Tinubu’s outburst in Ogun, Lawal, who bought and submitted the former Lagos governor presidential form, stated that so many people contributed to the victory of Buhari in 2015.

    While describing Tinubu’s comment as bullsh*t, the former SGF all Buhari supporters are shocked and pissed off by the APC chieftain’s speech on this occasion.

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    Senator Victor Umeh Dumps APGA, Joins Peter Obi In Labour Party

    A former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Senator Victor Umeh has dumped the party for the Labour Party (LP).

    Recall that APGA had denied Umeh its ticket to contest for the Anambra Central senatorial district seat for the 2023 general elections.

    According to Vanguard, there is ongoing primary of LP in Awka where Umeh is expected to be nominated as the candidate of the party for Anambra Central.

    Umeh will contest for Anambra Central seat in the Senate against Senator Uche Ekwunife of PDP, Dozie Nwankwo of APGA and Kodilichukwu Okelekwe of APC.

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    Why APC Must Not Give Amaechi Presidential Ticket – Kayode Ajulo

    Human rights lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disqualify the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
    In a statement on Friday to newsmen, Ajulo said Amaechi was unfit and not eligible to contest for the 2023 presidential election.

    Citing section 137 (1)(i) of the 1999 constitution, the lawyer said Amaechi cannot run for office owing to the allegation of N96 billion fraud against him.

    Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike had set up a probe panel which had indicted Amaechi and some other persons over the alleged withdrawal of N96 billion from the state’s treasury.

    Naija News that the Supreme Court had recently dismissed the appeal of Amaechi seeking to stop his probe and the legality of the panel.

    Speaking ahead of the APC presidential primary, Ajulo said it would be risky to hand APC presidential ticket to the former minister.

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    Aregbesola Backs Osinbajo As South-West Split Between Bola Tinubu And VP

    The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is reportedly backing the presidential bid of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

    It was gathered that Aregbesola, a former Osun governor, won’t back the ambition of his former political mentor, Bola Tinubu.

    Naija News reports that Aregbesola and Tinubu are rumoured to be at loggerheads over the running of Osun State.

    A source familiar with the APC campaign in the South-West told Vanguard that all Aregbesola boys are now working for Tinubu.

    He claimed that the problems Tinubu has in the region was caused by Aregbesola.

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    That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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