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    Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Saturday, 8th October, 2022

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    Oct 8, 2022
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    Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Saturday, 8th October 2022.

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

    2023 Presidency: Tinubu Engaging In Anti-party Activity – Amaechi’s Ally

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Iheanyi Dike, has accused the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, of anti-party activity.
    Dike, an ally of the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, was reacting to the report of several meetings between Wike, Tinubu and some governors elected on the platform of the ruling party.

    This development comes days after the Rivers APC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Tinubu and some APC governors to order over their relationship with Wike.

    In an interview with The Punch, Dike said Tinubu could be said to be engaging in antiparty activity due to his hobnobbing with Governor Wike, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Dike asked Tinubu to tender an apology to members of the Rivers APC for sending some governors to meet with Wike in Port Harcourt about his presidential ambition.

    He asserted that it was unfair for the governors to meet with Wike and return back to their states without bothering to interface or speak with their party members in the state.

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    Details Of What Peter Obi Told Scholars At Oxford University About Nigeria

    The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi, has told scholars at Oxford University, United Kingdom that Nigeria’s arable land is her new oil and gold.

    The former Anambra State governor while delivering a lecture on “Trends and Prospects of Nigeria’s Economy: Broader implications For Africa’s Development” promised that his government will introduce reforms that will transform the agriculture sector to meet the benchmarks set by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target year.

    Peter Obi who lamented the uncultivated forty percent of fertile land in the country, said that his administration will make huge investments in the agricultural sector to feed Nigerians and the rest of the world.

    Speaking on the issue of corruption and investment protection, Obi said his administration will tackle the issue of corruption head-on by soliciting the help and support of the international community adding that enforced legal frameworks will be employed to protect foreign investors and their local partners.

    Read more.

    Former PDP National Chairman Dies

    A former National Chairman and first National Secretary of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Ogbulafor has died.

    Naija News gathered that the former PDP chairman died in Canada on Thursday.

    According to reports, Ogbulafor died at the age of 73 from an undisclosed ailment.

    Ogbulafor, who is from Olokoro, in Umuahia South local government of Abia State, was born on May 24, 1949, and died peacefully on Thursday night.

    He was first PDP’s National Secretary before he later became National Chairman after a bitter national battle between Senator Sam Egwu and Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

    He was however forced to resign as PDP national chairman after falling out with top individuals in the government.

    Ogbulafor was later charged with alleged financial recklessness while serving as a minister.

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    Buhari Has Laid The Foundation, My Husband Will Continue Fixing Nigeria – Mrs Tinubu

    The senator representing Lagos central, Mrs Remi Tinubu, who is the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to vote for her husband as the next president of the country.

    She said Tinubu has the capacity to fix the challenges facing Nigeria and has demonstrated his ability with what he achieved during his tenure as the Lagos State Governor.

    Speaking further, Mrs. Tinubu praised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for doing a good job in repositioning Nigeria.

    She argued that the country was almost non-existent when Buhari came into power but in eight years, he has achieved a lot.

    The Lagos federal lawmaker stressed that it is important for a husband to continue from where Buhari stopped and continue building on the foundation the current administration has laid, hence her plea for the people to vote for the APC candidate in 2023.

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    Wike vs Atiku: Resign Or Beg For Pardon – Ortom To Ayu

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu to resign or beg for pardon.

    Naija News reports that some aggrieved members of the main opposition party including Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ortom, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, former Governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose and many others have called for the removal or resignation of Ayu.

    These aggrieved individuals have faulted Ayu’s decision to remain as party chairman despite allegedly exhibiting partiality in the PDP presidential primary that produced his fellow northerner, Atiku Abubakar, as presidential candidate.

    Ortom, Wike and other aggrieved members had recently pulled out of the PDP presidential campaign until Ayu is removed.

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    ‘He Played Politics With Decency’ – Odefa Reacts To Ogbulafor’s Death

    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ali Odefa, has reacted to the death of the party’s former National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbolafor.

    Naija News reported that the former PDP chairman died on Thursday in Canada from an undisclosed ailment.

    Ogbulafor, who is from Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government of Abia State, was born on May 24, 1949, and died at the age of 73.

    Speaking with the Vanguard on Saturday, Odefa described Ogbulafor’s death as a loss not only to Abia state and the PDP but to Nigeria as a whole.

    The PDP National Vice Chairman (South East) stated that the former party’s national chairman played politics with decency and with the fear of God.

    He described the late elder statesman as a consummate politician who advanced the cause of humanity wherever he found himself.

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    2023 Presidency: Bus Conductor Applying For Driver Job – Keyamo Slams Atiku

    The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo has slammed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, describing him as someone who lacks the needed experience to lead Nigeria.

    Keyamo posted the video of the interview in which he made the submission on his Twitter account.

    The APC chieftain submitted that Atiku is like a bus conductor applying for the job of a driver, adding that the PDP candidate has never occupied a position where he could take final decisions on matters of importance.

    Keyamo added that Atiku has nothing to offer Nigerians but only hanging onto the achievements of former President Olusegun Obasanjo under whom he served as the Vice President.

    Even as Vice President, Keyamo maintained that Atiku was never part of the Obasanjo government as he was disobedient and belligerent.

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    De-recognition Of Omehia By Wike, Rivers Assembly Illegal – Atiku’s Camp

    The camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has described the de-recognition of a former Governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omheia, as illegal.

    The spokesman for the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, made this known during an appearance on Arise News on Friday.

    Naija News reports that the Rivers Assembly had on Thursday derecognised Omehia as a former governor and asked him to return all the benefits he received as the number citizen of the state within seven days.

    The state governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday, signed the derecognition of the former governor into law, stating that Omehia was derecognised because of an extant Supreme Court judgment that ousted him.

    During the interview, Bwala said derecognising Omehia meant that all the official duties he carried out while in office as governor such as signing of bills and approval of some appointments are null and void.

    Bwala however asked the lawmakers to also invalidate all the official acts that he has conducted while in office, saying the state Assembly could not approbate and reprobate at the same time.

    Read more.

    Oyetola: Fears In APC Over Tinubu’s Presidential Ticket

    Some leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed fears over the presidential ambition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the decision of the Federal High Court to nullify the nomination of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as the governorship candidate of the APC in the July 16, 2022 election.

    Recall that the court nullified Oyetola and his deputy’s nomination on the ground that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.

    Some party chieftains fear the ruling party’s presidential bid could run into troubled waters soon following the judgment by a high court.

    Speaking to Saturday Sun, a constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, stated that Tinubu and other candidates of the party might face similar fate.

    But the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, a lawyer, expressed confidence that the ruling of the High Court would be set aside by the Court of Appeal.

    Read more.

    2023: Drug Baron Applying To Head Anti-narcotics Agency – Atiku’s Camp Replies Tinubu

    Paul Ibe, spokesman of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has likened the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola TinubuBola Tinubu, to a drug baron.

    Naija News reports that Atiku’s spokesman was responding to a claim by the spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo.

    In a video posted via his Twitter handle on Friday, Keyamo had likened Atiku to a bus conductor applying for a driver’s job, describing him as someone who lacks the needed experience to lead Nigeria.

    The APC chieftain submitted that Atiku is like a bus conductor applying for the job of a driver, adding that the PDP candidate has never occupied a position where he could take final decisions on matters of importance.

    Responding, Atiku, through his spokesman rubbished Keyamo’s comment and knocked Tinubu.

    In a tweet via his Twitter page, Ibe likened Tinubu to a drug baron applying to head an anti-narcotics agency, instead of being in jail.

    Read more.

    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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