Shekarau and the politics of defections

September 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Malam Ibrahim Shekarau needs no introduction in Nigerian politics. He is a former governor of Kano state, former minister of education in the Goodluck Jonathan administration and currently a senator. Shekarau is a political colossus whose experience, eloquence and exceptional performance cannot be questioned. His eight years as governor of Kano, the most populous state in Nigeria, speak volumes about Read More

Official: Former minister, Usani, dumps APC, joins PRP

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The immediate past minister of the Ministry of the Niger Delta Affairs and founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Pastor Usani Usani, has confirmed that he has dumped the ruling party for the People’s Redemption Party (PRP). Confirming the defection on Thursday in a phone conversation with Journalists, Usani said the defection was Read More

Senate deputy minority Whip Danbaba defects to APC

April 28, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Ibrahim Danbaba (Sokoto South), has decamped from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker’s decision to join to the APC was conveyed in a letter read at the start of plenary by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Wednesday. Danbaba, who represents Sokoto South in the upper Read More

Adamawa assembly declares lawmaker’s seat vacant over defection to APC

April 27, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

After few days of speculations, Adamawa state House of Assembly has finally declared the seat of a member representing Michika constituency, Ayuba Kwada, vacant over his defection from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The House took the decision at its sitting presided over by Speaker Aminu Iya Abbas, Wednesday. It took the decision Read More

Defections: Umahi, Igwe remain gov, deputy – Appeal Court

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enug on Friday upheld the defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state and his deputy, Mr. Kelechi Igwe. The court dismissed the appeal filed by Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji and Mbam Ogodo seeking to remove the governor and his deputy for having no locus in their bid. In a lead judgement delivered by Justice Read More

Over 500 APC supporters meet over Bindow’s 2023 political ambition

January 3, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Some loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state have met and discussed readiness and unwavering support for the party. The over 500 supporters, including former Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow’s aides, commissioners, and those who believe in his political philosophy, reiterated their passion to support him again if he wishes to vie for any political position. The Read More

Few days after Anambra governorship election, lawmaker dumps APC, rejoins PDP

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The member representing Ekwusigo Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Onyebuchi Offor, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), few days after governorship election. Offor, who is the House Minority Leader, had announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on October 6. However, during house plenary in Awka, the junketing lawmaker said his decision to Read More

Between now and June, many APC govs ‘ll decamp to PDP – Abounu

November 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state deputy governor Benson Abounu Tuesday said considering the failure of the All Progressive Congress APC, no right thinking Nigerians will want to vote the party in 2023. Abounu also said even the APC members were aware that only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can rule the country and make a change for the better. Speaking in an interview Read More

3,000 Kwara PDP women defect to APC

November 11, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Over three thousand women of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state Wednesday dumped the opposition party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors, who were mainly from Ibagun ward in the Ilorin East local government area of the state, cited Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration’s women inclusiveness and the recent emergence of Alhaja Falilat Mohammed as state Read More

Support Yari for APC national chair, Miss Caleb begs delegates

October 26, 2021 our correspondent 0

The National Chairperson of Yari For National Assignment, Miss Rahila Caleb, has urged the national delegates for the up-coming convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, as the national chairman of the party. Miss Caleb said in order to preserve the support base and legacies of the APC nationwide, its national Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Northern govs’ rejection of zoning: SERG knocks Umahi

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

In view of the resolution of the Northern Governors Forum not to support zoning in 2023, insisting that despite the fact that some Northern states’ governors had earlier expressed views for a “power-shift to three geo-political zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the nation”, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has carpeted the Read More

Buni and the rebirth of APC

September 29, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has just set up a formidable nine-member team to consolidate its successful reconciliation effort initiated by the 13-member Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).By dint of hardwork, deft political engineering, wide consultation and listening to hitherto aggrieved and alienated members and supporters, the caretaker committee has reunited the party, and made it Read More

Thank you FFK for defecting to APC

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

“It can’t be called ingenuity to kill one’s fellow citizens, to betray friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; by these means one can acquire power but not glory.” – Niccolo Machiavelli. The defection of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, a fortnight ago was my joyful occasion for the week. Read More

FFK: The new nuisance in APC

September 22, 2021 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

As the bell is loudly ringing for the preparation for the 2023 general elections, like in football or any other sport, this is the right season for transfer of politicians from one platform to the other. This is, basically, in search of political fortunes, ironically, not because of the good of the electorate but for selfish reasons. Unfortunately, most of Read More

Fani-Kayode a serial betrayal, chieftain cautions

September 20, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Hon. Ben Adaji Sunday cautioned the party to be weary of Femi-Fani Kayode. Adaji, who issued the warning while briefing newsmen in Jalingo said Kayode who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC is a serial betrayal. He warned that Kayode should not be given any special Read More

Is Jonathan joining APC?

September 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Though, he has consistently denied or dispelled the rumours making the rounds that he will ditch his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, former President,Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is being closely watched by his party and Nigerians since the rumours began.It is said that in politics, there is no permanent friend or permanent Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More

Shinkafi gets APC membership card, says APC is united in Zamfara

August 6, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The former national Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has finally received his membership card of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after his defection. Shinkafi who registered at his polling unit in Shinkafi town, the headquarters of Shinkafi Local Government Council of the state Thursday, explained he will use his vast experience in politics Read More

Anambra: Guber aspirants dump APC, join other parties

August 2, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra state November 6 poll have dumped the party to pursue their ambitions in other politic platforms. One of the aspirant, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo had picked the ticket of the African Action Alliance (AAC) just as others, Chief Ben Etiaba and Geff Onyejegbu respectively emerged flag bearers of other Read More

2023: Our problem in Nigeria’s hinged on citizenship issue – Yerima

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Zamfara state governor Senator Ahmed Yerima, in this interview with journalists, speaks on zoning formulas ahead of the 2023 presidential election as well as recent political happenings in his state. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU was there. What is your take on the recent defection of Gov Bello Matawalle from the PDP to the APC? It is a good development for us Read More

Gale of defections: Thin hope for PDP as fortunes plummet

…Defectors intimidated by govt instrument – Secondus …No, APC more transparent – Gombe gov ‘…Party’s 2023 chances slimmer’ …We aren’t losing sleep – PDP …Nemesis catching up with them – Ojo ‘…It’s gradually losing grip as main opposition party’  Ahead 2023 general elections, governors, lawmakers and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party Read More