Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal in proxy war over PDP Presidential Ticket

Proxy war among contenders for the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gathering steam, it was learnt yesterday. Those who have signified interest for the opposition party’s slot include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate presidents Pius Anyim and Bukola Saraki, governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi). Others are: former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso; industrialist Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa and Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu. Atiku’s former aide and political associate Segun Sowunmi fired the first salvo in his letter to the PDP Governors Forum last week, asking the party to reject “kindergarten

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2023: PDP gov forum set to produce presidential candidate, move against Atiku, Saraki

  After successfully installing members of the National Working Committee (NWC), governors elected on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to produce the party’s presidential ticket, it was learnt at the weekend. This has put the ambition of three major contenders – former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former President of Senate Bukola Saraki and former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, on a shaky ground. At the convention, which ended yesterday morning in Abuja, the governors showed their dominance by installing their favourites in the key positions. It was learnt that Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom tipped

Atiku, Saraki, Lamido’s Presidential Ambitions Shaky As PDP Govs hijack Party’s Structure

ABUJA- Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ex- Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido may have had a foretaste of what await them in their rumoured 2023 Presidential ambitions. At the just concluded national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja; governors showed their might as they literally handpicked members of the next National Working Committee, NWC, and other national officers of the party. Atiku, Saraki and Lamido, Vanguard gathered, did everything possible to drum support for Olagunsoye Oyinlola who vied for the office of the deputy national chairman (South) against

By |October 31st, 2021|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola in closed-door meeting

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Tuesday visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the state capital few minutes after 12noon and proceeded to observe a ‘closed door’ meeting at Pent House within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL). The meeting is still ongoing as the time of filing this report. The visit might be connected with consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election but it is not clear if Saraki has ambition to run. The former governor of Kwara state is the Chairman, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation and Strategy Committee. He

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Saraki, Akpabio, Omogunwa, 215 Others Asked To Return Their Official Number Plates

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had requested the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to retrieve the official vehicle identification plates from about 69 senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives who failed to return to the 9th National Assembly. The FRSC Public Education Officer, Corps Commander, Bisi Kareem,said in a statement that : “We have written to the clerk of the National Assembly to direct former lawmakers to return official number plates issued to them. We expect the clerk to reach out to them; we cannot get across to them ourselves, that was why we wrote

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: How Ali Ndume Was Betrayed By Lawmakers – Report

Ekweremadu, Saraki fingered in the plans that scuttled Ali Ndume’s ambition of becoming Senate President  Yesterday, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was inaugurated with the election of the Senate president and Deputy Senate President.  Following the election conducted by the clerk of the National Assembly at the red chamber, Senator Ahmed Lawan, representing Yobe North Senatorial district, was elected the Senate President, scoring 79 votes to defeat his opponent, Senator Ali Ndume who scored 28 votes in a total votes cast by 107 Senators. Similarly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial District was elected the Deputy Senate

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Saraki Donates Severance Allowance To Leah Sharibu’s Family, Others

Senate President Bukola Saraki has directed the National Assembly Management to distribute his severance allowance to the families of Leah Sharibu and two other aid workers killed by Boko Haram terrorists. He also instructed children of late Senators in need of financial assistance should benefit from the allowance. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated the families of Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman, the two murdered aid workers by Boko Haram should also be included. In the case of the late senators’ children, Saraki directed a Trust Fund should be established by

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: Lawan’s Support Base May Suffer Heavy Blow As Saraki Set To Intervene

The outgoing Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is said to have been averse to the candidacy of Senator Ahmad Lawan owing to the way the ruling party is going with his candidature, Starnews reports. The London trained medical doctor also fears that the Senate under Lawan’s leadership will not be “bold” and “courageous” enough to deepen our Democracy by insisting on an independent Senate, hence, he plans to intervene few hours to the senate inauguration. A few other senators are reportedly playing along with Saraki, preferring the candidacy of Senator Ali Ndume who they said is more humble, accessible and

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Previous Acquittal Can’t Stop You From Fresh Trial – AGF Tells Saraki

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has validated the move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and any other law enforcement agency to investigate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, for alleged corrupt activities. Responding to the fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Saraki to stop his probe by the EFCC, the AGF office said the acquittal of the Senate President in previous criminal cases, including the one instituted against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, could not stop him from being charged with another offence. Saraki had contended in the suit before Justice Taiwo Taiwo

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fresh: Saraki New International Appointment Withdrawn

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has finally lost appointment as Ambassador-at-large of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) for not meeting up with the necessary protocols demanded of the office. In a letter issued and signed by head of the Nigerian Office, Dr. Friday Sani which was made available to DAILY POST in Abuja on Thursday, Dr Saraki was not forthcoming despite several meetings with officials of the International agency. The letter further indicated that the lawmaker had been put on prior notice by the Nigerian Central Office and Africa of IHRC in which he was properly briefed, regretting

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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