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Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said most of the politicians in the corridors of power have no reason to be there, describing politics in Nigeria as a case where lunatics have taken over the asylum.
He said this Sunday at the Men of Valour conference with the theme: “Navigating the corridors of power, the church, and the politics” organised by the Revival House of International Church (RHOGIC), Abuja.
The former governor of Anambra State, who described 70 percent of politicians in Nigeria as “lunatics,” said only a lunatic in government would steal N80 billion of the citizens money for personal use.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has recounted the struggle to emerge as the flagbearer of the ruling party in the 2023 general elections.
Recalling that his victory at the party’s presidential primary did not come easy, he said he fought a hard battle to clinch the ticket.
The former governor of Lagos, relived his experience on Sunday when he paid a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at his palace to receive royal blessings shortly after he returned to the state.
2023: El-Rufai Backs Muslim-Muslim Ticket, Says Capacity More Important
Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has noted that the opposition to a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2023 is not necessary, as according to him, competence, capacity and capability in terms of delivering good governance to Nigerians should be placed ahead of religion.
The Kaduna governor who was the first governor in the state to pick a fellow Muslim as running mate in 2019, spoke on Channels TV Politics Today.
Maintaining that he doesn’t believe that the business of governance has to do with religion, el-Rufai advised the nation to rather look for the best person for the job instead of placing religious sentiment ahead of competence.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Biodun Oyebanji as winner of the 2022 governorship election.
Oyebanji emerged victorious in the exercise after polling 187,057 votes.
Disclosing the results of the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission‘s (INEC) Returning Officer for the election, Prof Kayode Adebowale, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), stated that while APC polled the highest number of votes, Social Democratic Party (PDP) which garnered 82,211 votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), got 67,457 votes in the Saturday, June 18, 2022, governorship election.
I bring you sincere fraternal greetings and congratulations on the successful conclusion of the special Presidential Convention of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On behalf of my wife, Oluremi, and my entire family, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the very special and personal congratulatory letter you sent to me. I am deeply honored. Your words in that letter were reassuring, reenergizing, and reinvigorating.
Your Excellency, one must admire the sense of purpose, composure, and maturity you demonstrated in the weeks and months preceding the primary elections of our great party. As aspirants and party leaders, we all pleaded with you to “choose” your successor.