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2023: Why Jonathan, Tinubu, Tambuwal, Others Should Stay Off – Coalition

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2023: Why Jonathan, Tinubu, Tambuwal, Others Should Stay Off – Coalition


A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has warned against former President Goodluck Jonathan, All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, amongst others from joining the 2023 Presidential race.


Members of the coalition including the Society for Civic Education and Gender Equity (SOCEGE); the Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights (PAIR), and Committee for Advancement of Good Governance (CAGG), in a statement, Monday in Abuja, said in the spirit of equity, unity and fairness, it was only expedient that the two major political parties: APC and PDP, do not even consider any aspirant from the North West, South West and South South.
The statement signed by SOCEGE Coordinator, North, Muhammed Idris, read in part: “Since the return of the democratic dispensation in 1999, after years of military rule, the South West took off with President Olusegun Obasanjo, who stayed in office for two consecutive terms and handed over to President Umaru Musa Yaradua from the North West, whose death after two years in office led to the swearing-in of his vice, Goodluck Jonathan, from the South South as President.
“Muhammadu Buhari from the North-West became president in 2015, expectedly to complete the term of the late Yar’Adua but was elected for a second term in 2019. It is worth noting that the North Central, the South East, and the North East have not had the opportunity to produce the president of this great nation.
“To this end, we call on former President Goodluck Jonathan, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Aminu Tambuwal and all those from the aforementioned three geopolitical zones to perish any thought of joining the 2023 presidential race.
“While we concede that it is within their democratic right to vie for the Presidency, they should weigh the greater good other than their personal desire to be president.”
According to Idris, in recent memory, the North Central and South East were yet to occupy the Office of President and Vice President and it would only assuage feelings of marginalisation if they were allowed a shot at the presidency.
He further explained that the North Central, North East, and South East have in abundance qualified and eminent individuals to run and occupy the Office of President, stressing that it would do well for the other zones to take this into cognizance.
He further noted that at a time when the country is polarised on several line and peaceful coexistence of Nigerians is already threatened ensuring the president emerges from the three region that have not held the position for the first time will douse tension and give the people the much needed sense of belonging.
“Nigerian as a nation is more important and greater than the interest of any individual or group of individuals hence a attempt to truncate the existing peace in the country and over heat the polity by unpatriotic and self seeking elements would be resisted within the ambit of the law,” the coalition warned.

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More Setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

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More setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia

The Minority leader and member representing Kokona West constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Danladi Jatau has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.

His defection was contained in a letter of intent to join APC in his ward, Bassa Electoral ward, Kokona Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.
The letter reads,
“I wish to formally notify you of my intention to join the All Progressive Congress ( APC) from today being Tuesday, April 13th, 2021.

“While counting on your support to enjoy the previliges of the party, I promise to be loyal and do my best for the success of the party” he said.

The minority leader, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security has assured of his commitment to mobilise people to ensure the success of APC at all levels.

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

Ahead of 2023 presidential election, a group, under the aegis of North Central Patriot, has called on the region to agitate for presidency.

The agitation, the group said, has become imperative as the region has not produce presidency since the inception of democracy in the country in 1999.

The group urged the people from the region to come together and fight for this position as 2023 has given another oppotunity for such agitation.

The North Central Patriot specifically urged its people to take advantage of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal congress coming up in Benue on Saturday, adding that such avenue is good opportunity to express this concern to members.

The group noted that the Zonal Congress is an avenue to put plans in place for the call for North Central presidency.

The group, in a statement by its President, Bitrus Paul, noted that if there is any better place or time for this agitation is this congres.

The North Central Patriot said: “Enough is enough, this is our time to produce the President. Other zones have had a stint in that position, we also need to taste it. The era of playing the second fiddle is over, we also need to lead the affairs of this nation.”

The group pointed out that North Central doesn’t lack quality leaders, who can hold positions, give directive and lead the nation from all fronts.

“No section of this country should be ignored when it comes to leadership position. The region has been ignored too long. This is the time for us to rise up and claim what we believe is ours at this point in time,” the group said.

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Congress for the north west zone in Kaduna has ended in a disorderly manner after supporters of major contenders clashed.


The disorderly atmosphere led to destruction of ballot boxes by thugs of opposing camps

The major contenders for the position of National Vice Chairman for north west zone include Senator Bello Hayatudeen Gwarzo, Aminu Wali and a preferred candidate of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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