Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Monday, 9th May 2022.
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Senate President, Lawan Joins Presidential Race
The President of the 9th Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday expressed his intention to battle for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress.
Lawan joined the long list of presidential aspirants under the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
2023: Saraki In Closed-Door Meeting With Obasanjo
A presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, Bukola Saraki, on Monday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The former Senate President met with Obasanjo at the Penthouse residence of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
2023: Wike Declares Himself As The PDP Presidential Candidate
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared himself as the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports Wike made the boast ahead of the party’s primary election which has been scheduled for May 29, 2022.
2023: Only A Lazy Section Of The Country Would Continue To Clamour For Zoning – Arewa Youths
The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has taken a swipe at those demanding a power shift in 2023 and for zoning to be applied in determining how the next Nigerian leader will emerge.
In what appeared like an obvious shade against the southern region, the AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima declared that only lazy people are in support of zoning.
2023: I Have Other Plans – PDP Presidential Aspirant Reveals
Presidential aspirant and Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed on Monday disclosed that he has other plans if he fails to clinch the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mohammed stated this during a consultation with PDP stakeholders in Minna ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
2023: Emefiele Interested In Presidential Race – CBN Gov’s Lawyer
The lawyers to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Mike Ozekhome’s chamber on Monday disclosed that his client has presidential ambition in the 2023 race.
A lawyer from the chamber, Maliki Sylvanus, revealed this in an affidavit in support of Emefiele’s originating summons filed before a Federal High Court, Abuja Division and marked FHC/ABJ/CS/610/2022.
2023: APC, PDP Should Zone Presidential Tickets To South East – Uzodinma
The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone their presidential tickets to the South East.
Naija News reports that the governor made the call during a chat with journalists in Lagos on Sunday.
Uzodinma urged the two political parties to choose their presidential candidates from the South East in the interest of equity, justice and fairness.
2023: APC Gives All Aspirants Nine Conditions They Must Fulfil
Ahead of the primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has given aspirants interested in the party’s ticket some conditions they must abide by.
The conditions affect presidential aspirants as well as those seeking the party’s ticket for other elective positions including governorship, National Assembly and State assemblies, Naija News understands.
2023: Crisis Brews In Ondo As Akeredolu, Deputy Tussle Over Candidates’ Nomination
A crisis is currently brewing in Ondo as the Governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa are in a tussle over the nomination of candidates.
It is understood that the deputy governor, some cabinet members, and Akeredolu’s aides from Ilaje Local Government Area are fielding candidates different from those chosen by the party leadership and the governor.
2023: Cabals Behind Southern Aspirants Contesting APC Presidential Ticket – Yakassai
Elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai has said cabals in the presidency are encouraging some aspirants from the South to contest the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yakassai claimed the reason was to break the clamour for the ruling party to zone its presidential ticket to the South and for a southern presidential candidate to emerge.
Reasons Jonathan Has Not Joined 2023 Presidential Race Revealed
The reasons former President Goodluck Jonathan has not declared his intention to join the presidential race have been revealed.
Recall that some supporters of the former Nigerian leader stormed his private office in Abuja to demand that he declares for the 2023 presidency.
Why Nigerians Will Never Vote For PDP Again – APC Presidential Aspirant
Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State has stated that Nigerians will vote the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.
Badaru, who is a presidential aspirant in the APC, stated this on Sunday night while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
Atiku, Saraki, Wike Reportedly ‘Emerge As Favourites’ For PDP Presidential Ticket
A report has emerged claiming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have concluded plans to reduce its presidential aspirants from 15 to just three ahead of its primaries.
Naija News reports that the presidential primaries of the main opposition party is scheduled for May 28 and 29 at Eagles Square, Abuja.
2023 Presidency: I’ll Give You Free Medical Treatment – Saraki Promises Nigerians
Former Senate President and 2023 presidential aspirant, Dr. Bukola Saraki has promised to make healthcare free for Nigerians if he emerges as the next leader of the country.
Saraki, a former Kwara State Governor also promised to end all forms of insecurity and revive the country’s failing economy.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News