Still on the 2023 general elections…

August 4, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, commended the collective efforts of nations in tackling global security challenges and called for more collaboration to check terrorism, banditry and insurgency plaguing nations, including Nigeria. The President made the call when he received the letters of credence of the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador James Kingston Christoff and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Read More

Vote God- fearing leaders in 2023, Islamic cleric tasks Muslims

August 1, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Universities don and Islamic cleric, Professor Abdul Afis Oladosu, has tasked Muslims in Nigeria to vote wisely for God- fearing leaders in the 2023 elections. Professor Oladosu stated this Sunday while delivering a lecture titled: “2023 General Elections: Muslims and the implications of an ambivalent righteous majority,” at Obafemi Awolowo stadium, Ibadan, to mark the new Islamic year, Hijrah1444 AH, Read More

2023: APC constitutes panel to halt defection in Kaduna 

July 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Stakeholders and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up a high-powered committee to reconcile aggrieved party members and halt the gale of defection in Kaduna state. The reconciliation team comprises the State Working Committee, chairmen of various local government areas, elected representatives, elders and members of the State Executive Council. The development was coming five days after Read More

2023: INEC boosts Nigerians’ confidence

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Fresh from the successful conduct of two end of tenure elections in Ekiti and Osun states, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has once again assured that the conduct of the 2023 general election will be taken a notch higher and will be the best ever in the history of the country. Prof. Yakubu gave Read More

2023, a season of prophesies

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

With 2023 polls around the corner, activities have stylishly taken off with the candidates’ supporters and fans expressing their preferences for them. However, one thing that has registered its presence is the plethora of prophecies by some prophets. How far can this go, TOPE SUNDAY asks in this report? Nigeria is a peculiar country and its peculiarity makes it one Read More

2023: Kwankwaso picks popular Pastor as running mate

July 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has chosen Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running mate for the 2023 general elections. The party made the announcement on the official Twitter page Thursday. “Our VP Pastor Bishop Isaac Idahosa from Edo State,” the party tweeted. Idahosa is the Senior Pastor of God First Ministry, also Read More

Tinubu: The dilemma of choosing between fairness and victory

July 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Soon after the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the APC presidential primary election on the 8th instant, a heated debate as to who his running mate will be ensued. This is profoundly because BAT is not only a southerner by region, he is also a Muslim by faith. Therefore, unlike a southern Christian who can Read More

2023: NSCDC plans new strategies to combat electoral violence, insecurity

June 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Security and Security Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it will deploy new strategies to address electoral voilence and put an end to insecurity in the country. Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said this Thursday in Abuja at the quarterly Commandant General’s Conference, held at the Corps headquarters. The conference brought  together Read More

Vote buying and 2023 elections

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

No doubt, vote buying has become a disturbing feature in Nigeria’s democracy with its attendant negative consequences. It has become a major issue in party primaries and other elections. Vote buying has heightened the monetisation of the electoral process where the highest bidder gets the trophy. There were allegations that the just concluded Ekiti state governorship election was marred by Read More

CUPP spokesman, Ugochinyere, others make INEC list 

June 24, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, was among the names published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as successful candidate that will be participating in the 2023 General election. The commission published the lists of successfully nominated candidates from the 18 political parties that will be participating in the 2023 general election. Ugochinyere Read More

Yoruba coalition wants Nigerians to collect PVC ahead 2023 general elections

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Yoruba Council Worldwide and Nigerian Youth Coalition has called on Nigerians from the 36 states of the federation to rethink 2023 general elections and encourage more people to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).’’ The Global President, Yoruba Council Worldwide and Nigerian Youth Coalition, Mr Aare Hassan made the call at a news conference on the state of the nation Read More

Agbomhere demands Mike Igini’s resignation over A’Ibom primary controversy

June 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south zonal organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Blessing Agbomhere, has demanded for the resignation or outright sack of the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, over the role played in the controversy rocking Governorship and Senatorial primary elections in the state. The APC chieftain accused Igini of “biased, partial and reasonably shows Read More

For 2023 to make sense

June 20, 2022 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Let me start my admonition in this manner, it is likely that you have seen this somewhere, in one way or the other, the current Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, was the state’s commissioner for works, housing and transport from 1991 to 1993. He was the speaker of House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007. He is 72 Read More

Engendering active participation in the general electionsBy Adewale Kupoluyi

June 13, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

As the 2023 general elections draw nearer, everything humanly possible should be done to engender active participation by the people. The importance of elections in the democratic process cannot be over-emphasised. The electorate not only use such legitimate platform to elect candidates of their choice, deficient and non-performing political office holders are replaced with more competent persons. Therefore, partaking actively Read More

Gov’shp ticket: AEISCID warns NWC against contempt of court, manipulation in Ebonyi PDP

June 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-profit, socio-cultural organization interested in supporting and ensuring good and credible governance in Ebonyi state on the aiges of Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID), has warned the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against contempt of Court and manipulation by some ‘desperate politicians.’ The group urged the leadership of the PDP to be firm, Read More

Ideato federal constituency: 3 opponents succumb to Ikenga 

June 4, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Major House of Representatives aspirants in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for Ideato North and South Federal constituency have finally conceded defeat to the winner, Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. They pledged to work with him to ensure a resounding victory in the general election.  Barr. Onyeka Ikenta, Uzomba Chidinma, and Mr Collins Obioha in their  separate messages Read More

2023 general elections: INEC releases guidelines

June 3, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced final guidelines for the conduct of general elections in the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Friday during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. According to the INEC chief, the electoral umpire has virtually concluded the planning processes Read More

Kastina: 2023 elections ‘ll be freest, difficult to rig – Gov’shp candidate, Radda

May 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kastina state, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the freest elections in the country. Radda said the new electoral act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari allows the transmission of results from Read More

2023: At last, INEC postpones deadline for party primaries

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has eventually agreed to extend the deadline given for various political parties to conduct primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. A press statement by the commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Saturday said the political parties now has between June 4 and 9, 2022 to conduct and conclude primaries. Read Read More

Party primaries and imminent exclusion of statutory delegates

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

As National Conventions for election of presidential candidates of political parties for the 2023 general elections approach, TAIYE ODEWALE writes on imminent exclusion of statutory delegates. Meaning of party primaries Primary elections are conducted by political parties for the purpose of nomination of candidates for available elective positions from ward councilorship, to chairmanship of local government Councils, membership of State Read More

2023: Only democratically elected delegates will vote during our primaries – PDP

Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for May 28 and 29, 2022 to elect the party’s candidate, the party has insisted that only democratically elected delegates will vote at its primaries. PDP National Organising Secretary, Hon. Umar M. Nature, in a statement on Saturday disclosed that the new date for the State Houses of Assembly primaries. Read More

Making 35% affirmative action a reality in Nigeria

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draws closer, the need for continuous advocacy for women inclusion in diverse spaces formed the core of a webinar on making the recent 35 per cent affirmative action court ruling work, ENE OSHABA writes. The 100 Women Lobby Group (WLG) as part of its strategy to ensure that the 35 per cent affirmative action court Read More