Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 19th April 2022.
2023: Osinbajo Meets Buhari Days After Declaration For Presidency
The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met with his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.
The meeting is coming 10 days after the Vice President officially declared his intention to take over from Buhari at the end of his tenure.
According to presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, the Vice President gave briefings to President Buhari during their meeting.
2023: Ngige Finally Declares Intention For Presidency
Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has on Tuesday formally made public his intention to contest the presidency in the 2023 general election.
The Minister had said on Sunday that he would officially announce his intention to contest the 2023 presidential race on April 19.
Ngige’s media office revealed that the minister had been consulting stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress and the opposition parties.
2023: ‘You’ll Be A Good Loser’ – Ganduje Mocks Wike Over Presidential Ambition [Video]
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has mocked his River State counterpart, Nyesom Wike over his intention to become the next President in 2023.
Ganduje, who received Wike at the Government House in Kano on Monday, stated that the Rivers governor will lose the 2023 presidency and will be a good loser at that.
The Kano governor while speaking amidst laughter, commended Wike for having the courage to join the 2023 presidential race.
Kwankwaso Pays N30m For NNPP Presidential Form
Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has officially joined the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Naija News reports that the former Minister of Defence on Tuesday paid the required N30m and obtained the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
NNPP’s National Chairman, Prof. Rufai Alkali and the National Organising Secretary, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi alongside other members of the National Working Committee received Kwankwaso at the party’s national secretariat.
We Won’t Allow Anyone To Ruin Osinbajo’s Reputation – Campaign Council
A plot to smear the reputation of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has been alleged by his campaign council, Naija News reports.
The media council in a statement on Monday claimed that a US-based Nigerian is leading a group of smear campaigners to tarnish the image of the vice president.
According to the council, the smear group is planning to cast the Vice President, who is a Christian, as a religious fanatic while he was a commissioner in Lagos State.
To Save Nigeria, Postpone 2023 Election, Change The Constitution – Afe Babalola Tells Buhari
Popular Nigerian lawyer, Afe Babalola (SAN) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone the 2023 general elections and set up an interim government.
Babalola said the interim government should be in place for six months after the expiration of President Buhari’s tenure and should draft a new constitution that is people-oriented to replace the current 1999 constitution that is currently operational in Nigeria.
In his view, the presidential system of government is too expensive for Nigeria and there is a need to embrace true federalism.
The statesman also advocated a Parliamentary System of Government with a Unicameral Legislature in which the lawmakers are not paid a salary but receive sitting allowance.
He argued that if the 2023 general election is allowed to hold as planned, then the challenges facing the country will automatically continue as the same crop of leaders will be recycled.
In his view, anyone that would become Nigeria’s president should not be more than 60 years of age and should have a minimum educational qualification of a University degree.
2023: Bola Tinubu Denies Spreading Blasphemous ‘Judas Iscariot’ Poster Of Osinbajo
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied being behind photos depicting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the Biblical character, Judas Iscariot.
Naija News reports that following Osinbajo’s declaration of his bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, loyalists of Tinubu have slammed the Vice president for ‘daring’ to contest against his benefactor.
Although Tinubu has refused to openly condemn or react to Osinbajo’s ambition, his supporters have continually attacked the nation’s number two citizen.
2023: Ohanaeze Slams Oluwo After He Claimed Igbos Can’t Be Trusted With Nigeria’s Presidency
The Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has carpeted the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi over his claims that Nigerians would not vote for an Igbo president in 2023.
The group said as a traditional ruler, the Oluwo should be a father to all and not be the one stroking the fires of ethnicity in Nigeria through partisan politics.
Ohanaeze in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia on Tuesday cautioned the monarch against sowing seeds of discord against the Igbo people in the race for the 2023 presidency and other general issues.
Even Buhari’s Wife Disagrees With His Policies – Kukah Replies Presidency
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Tuesday claimed that the first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari also agrees with what he said about her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kukah while speaking on Arise Tv said even Aisha disagrees with President Buhari on his policies.
He noted that he has nothing personal against President Buhari but he does not agree with his policies.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News.
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