Northern elders split over PDP chairmanship race

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja on Friday that the northern caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party might not be attending the party’s national convention slated for December 9 with one voice. This is because leaders from the region have pitched their tent with different aspirants vying for the office of the national chairman of the party. The national leadership of the party had zoned the office of the national chairman to the southern part of the country, while it also ceded the presidential ticket to the north. However, the party has refused to micro-zone the office of the national chairman to any of the three […]

PDP: Kwankwaso faults media report on directive to supporters

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. A former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has faulted media report credited to his nephew that his supporters have been asked to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His nephew, Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso had in an interview said the former governor had directed his supporters to dump the […]

Kalaman Buhari na Abidjan sun isa ‘yankan shakku’

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionMai fashin bakin ya ce gwamnoni na riga malam masallaci ne kan takarar Buhari saboda za ta taimaka musu Wasu masu fashin bakin siyasa sun ce kalaman da shugaban Najeriya ya yi a Abidjan babban birnin kasar Kwatdebuwa alama ce karara ta bukatar sake tsayawa takara a karo na biyu. “Idan […]

Kwankwaso tells supporters to dump APC — Nephew

A former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has given the go-ahead to his supporters to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his nephew, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, has said. Reacting to the report that pressure was being mounted on Kwankwaso to decamp, he said it was […]

2019: No alternative to Buhari — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he has not seen any other alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. Ortom said this yesterday in Makurdi while fielding questions from newsmen. “I have not seen an alternative to Buhari for now. I’m committed to my belief that he is the […]

Atiku’s exit: APC youth leader allays defection worries

APC LOGO By Salisu Sani-Idris Mr Haruna Okatahi, Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Caucus, says that no governor or National Assembly member on the platform of APC will defect to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Okatahi expressed this optimism in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in […]

Mama Taraba, Bindow dump Atiku, remain in APC

Allies of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan and the governor of Adamawa State, Jibrilla Bindow, yesterday met President Muhammadu Buhari separately and  pledged their allegiance to him. Their benefactor, Atiku, resigned from the  ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently and is said to be poised to join the opposition […]

2019: Pressure on Kwankwaso to leave APC

There is mounting pressure from some PDP bigwigs on former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and re-join them, credible sources in Abuja and Kano told Daily Trust yesterday. The renewed call on Kwankwaso to go back to the PDP heightened few days after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar […]

Ba zan bi Atiku Abubakar ba — Bindow

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionAtiku ya ce APC ta gaza Gwamnan jihar Adamawa da ke Najeriya Umar Jibrilla Bindow, ya ce ba zai bi sahun tsohon mataimakin shugaban kasar Atiku Abubakar wurin ficewa daga jan’iyyar All Progressives Congress (APC) mai mulkin kasar ba. A makon jiya ne Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ya fice daga jam’iyyar, yana […]