Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Friday, 6th May 2022.
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Yerima Joins 2023 Presidential Race, Informs Buhari
A former Zamfara State Governor, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential race.
Naija News reports that Yerima made the declaration on Friday at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
CBN Governor, Emefiele Picks N100m APC Presidential Form
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has reportedly picked up the presidential nomination and expression of interest form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that Emefiele picked the N100 million forms from the party’s organising secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Friday.
Shekarau Loses Out As Supreme Court Upholds Ganduje’s APC Faction
The All Progressives Congress faction of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has been upheld as the authentic faction in the state.
The Supreme Court ruled against the faction loyal to the former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau on Friday.
2023: PDP Fixes New Date For NEC, National Caucus Meetings
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for the second time in a week.
Recall that the main opposition party had earlier scheduled its NEC meeting for Thursday, May 5 before shifting it to Tuesday, May 10.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, PDP National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said the much-anticipated meeting will now hold on Wednesday, May 11.
I Didn’t Write Electoral Act Alone – Omo-Agege
The Deputy Senate President and Delta State Governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, Ovie Omo-Agege has denied writing the electoral act alone.
Omo-Agege stated this during a consultative meeting in Ughelli North, Delta State.
The lawmaker charged Nigerians to disregard the report making rounds that he wrote the electoral act alone.
2023: Tinubu Would Help APC Retain Power – Magnus Abe
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has been described as the best presidential aspirant to deliver the presidency for the ruling party in 2023.
The former lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe stated this on Thursday during a meeting with stakeholders in the party.
Another Buhari Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu Joins Presidential Race
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations, Ogbonnaya Onu has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Onu while declaring his intention at an event in Abuja on Friday, revealed why it took him time to express his 2023 ambition.
According to the former Governor of Abia State, he delayed his declaration to allow Nigerians to return from the festivities considering the importance of his ambition.
2023: Tell Your Ministers To Resign – ZLP Tells President Buhari
The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct his Ministers and other cabinet members seeking elective positions in 2023 to resign.
The party through its National Chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu made the call on Thursday after its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News