2023 elections and needless confusion over manual result collation

August 26, 2022 Moshood Isah 0

Recently, a traditional news platform published a story saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will collate the 2023 election results manually and this surprisingly generated a lot of criticisms and even allegations of potential rigging of the February 2023 polls. The sudden uproar and contrasting feedback look valid at first glance, considering the fact that a new electoral Read More

2023 elections: Using our thumbs shrewdly

August 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Harold D. Lasswell, a political scientist cum communication theorist, conceptualided “politics” as who gets what, when, and how. The game of politics is about to be played in Nigeria. Who will triumph? The 2023 presidential election is fast approaching. The aspirants are working tirelessly to assume the mantle. By 2023, they will know their fate. According to the 1999 Nigerian Read More

I’ve not withdrawn from Imo senatorial race, LP candidate petitions INEC

July 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Labour Party Imo North Senatorial candidate, Dr. Okorondu Nwachukwu, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over moves by his party to withdraw his candidacy and conduct a fresh primary election. Nwachukwu, who emerged the winner of the primary election conducted by the Labour Party and witnessed by INEC officials on June, 9, 2022, insisted that he was Read More

Of 2023 elections and divine intervention

July 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

A column in one of the national dailies with the topic In 2022, politicians ‘partying’ as if it’s 2023 as published early this year craved my attention in developing this piece which some circumstances beyond my control do not allow me to round it off for consumption by the readers until now and perhaps at a time when the whole Read More

The running mate brouhaha

July 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since the conduct of national conventions by political parties, the issue that has become the topic of discussion and caught the attention of Nigerians is how the presidential candidates would pick their running mates. In a bid to beat INEC’s June 17 deadline for the submission of running mates, the opposition PDP, after consultation and political calculations, picked Governor Ifeanyi Read More

2023 elections: As the economy takes back stage…

July 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

With the frenzy presently going on in Nigeria as the country edges towards the 2023 general elections, it has become obvious its struggling economy seems to have been pushed to a corner; BENJAMIN UMUTEME notes. It is a given that politics and the economy are intertwined. One cannot do without the other because it is the politicians that make the Read More

2023 elections and the road less travelled

May 26, 2022 Chido Onumah 0

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost At the end of this month, other things being equal, Nigeria’s major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will select their presidential candidates for the February 2023 Read More

2023 elections: PDP should get it right

March 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draw near, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has to get it right by fielding genuine party men and women for the various elective offices. The space will be quite good for the opposition party if it does the needful by ensuring that those to fly the party’s flag are committed genuine party men Read More

Beyond the myth: Will 2022 census complicate 2023 general election?

March 25, 2022 Isiaka Yahaya 0

Apart from perceived huge burden on the national economy and escalating insecurity situation, another reason that has been flaunted against the conduct of the 2022 Population and Housing Census is its proximity to the 2023 General Election, slated for February and March 2023. The secondary use of census figures for political representation and distribution of revenues, as against its primary Read More

Repositioning security agencies for 2023 challenges

March 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The year 2023 will be epoch-making in the annals of the country for obvious reasons, the most important of which is that it is the year the country will have new governments at the federal and state levels. It is also the year the country will have surmounted security threats against its sovereignty and territorial integrity as Nigerians expect the Read More

Siza pledges efficient representation at Kaduna assembly

February 22, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

As the 2023 general election approaches, a politician cum philanthropist, Jerome Siza has promised to provide quality leadership to the people of Jema’a constituency if given the mandate. Siza made the promise while declaring his intention to vie for the seat of member, Kaduna State House of Assembly under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing party executives/members Read More

Of 2023 polls, insecurity and politics

January 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, prominent Nigerians including a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar; former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abdubakar 111, have raised concerns over the rising insecurity in the country; TOPE SUNDAY writes. At the recently held 19th Daily Trust Dialogue, serious security concerns were raised ahead of Read More

2023: Leaders North must reject, vote for – Ex-INEC scribe

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Ahead of 2023, Northerners have been urged to reject corupt politicians currently seeking to buy power at all levels and vote for competent, honest and visionary candidates, who will not buy or steal power. Former Secretary of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, who made the call on Saturday, said the Read More

2023: Party primaries as coronation rather than people’s choice

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Parties primaries have been a nationwide sing-song across the length and breadth of the country. Public commentators in local and International media as well as political analysts and scholars have been having a field day in worship places, men’s discussion arena, campaign literature, global sphere, beer parlours, market squares, offices and other public places with the conversion raging like wild Read More

Atiku as panacea for Nigeria’s problems

November 30, 2021 Umar Usman Duguri 0

It is a fact that experience is the best teacher, a fact that no one will deny crediting Atiku Abubakar with, he’ll be the best option to fill the number one exalted position in the country. His rich profile in public and private services to the nation and the populace is no doubt a stepping stone to be considered when Read More

2023: TLF drums up support for Tinubu

November 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Tinubu Legacy Forum (TLF), has called on Nigerians to irrespective of tribe or religion support the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 for the social, political and economic development of the country. The group said Tinubu has the best résumé to consolidate on the next Read More

In moments like these: Towards 2023 Nigeria

November 28, 2021 Hamish Muazu Shira 0

———-  TheseIn moments like these these: Towards 2023 Nigeriato open the windows of political campaign before its due time, it is, rather, a deliberate and conscious effort to ruminate on the political aggregates of our nation’s chequered history, in apposition to the present leadership situation, with a view to a conjectured positive and more promising politico-democratic future. With regards to the Read More

Women, youth, PWDs’ll be my priority as Ekiti gov – Sen. Olujimi

November 26, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi, has said she would give priority to women, youth and People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) if she becomes governor of Ekiti state. She, however, said she would ensure that lives would be meaningful to all and sundry. Senator Olujimi, who is running for governor on the platform of the Peoples Read More

PDP convention and 2023 elections

November 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held its convention on 30th October, to elect its new National Working Committee, NWC, that will oversee the activities of the party in the next four years.  To the surprise of many Nigerians, political pundits and even the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the convention was rancour-free with 18 executives out of the 21 emerging Read More