Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Sunday, 8th May, 2022

By: Godwin Offor / May 8, 2022 / 1121

Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Sunday, 8th May 2022.

Read all the major political news, political event highlights, and happenings in Nigeria for today on a single page right here.

2023 Elections: Ganduje Picks Preferred Successor

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has chosen and anointed his deputy, Nasir Gawuna as his preferred successor in 2023.

Naija News learned that the decision to pick Gawuna as the Ganduje’s successor was made at a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state.

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2023: Buhari’s Minister, Pauline Tallen Declares Senatorial Ambition

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has declared her 2023 Senatorial ambition.

Naija News reports that the minister has announced his intention to contest for the Plateau South Senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections.

The minister will battle Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who is believed to be also interested in the senatorial seat.

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Why I Want To Be A Senator – Ned Nwoko

A stalwart of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ned Nwoko has explained why he wants to be in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly in 2023.

He said his vision to become the next senator to represent Delta North Senatorial District is to enable him champion the area to an enviable height.

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2023: INEC Chairman Speaks On Joining Presidential Race

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Yakubu Mahmood has distanced himself from the report linking him to the 2023 presidential race.

Mahmood noted that he has no intention to purchase the N100 million presidential nomination and expression of interest form of the All Progressives Congress.

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Udom, Akpabio’s 2023 Presidential Bids Rupturing Akwa Ibom PDP

The Akwa Ibom State wing of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently being polarized because of the 2023 presidential ambition of Governor Udom Emmanuel, and r Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio.

Akpabio who dominated the affairs of the party from 2007 through 2015 before defecting to All Progressives Congress (APC) for fear of being messed up by weighty allegations of corruption is locked in a backstage battle with Udom for the soul of PDP in the state.

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Tinubu Takes Immediate Action On Ganduje’s Rift With Jibrin

Presidential aspirant and presidential hopeful, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has waded into the political conflict between Abdulmunin Jibrin and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.

Jibrin, who was Tinubu’s campaign Director-General decided to quit the party on Saturday and announced his intention to join a new political party.

However, an anonymous source has told the Guardian that Tinubu is making moves to resolve the conflict between the duo.

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2023: No Igbo Man Contesting Presidency – Uwazuruike

The Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, on Sunday claimed that he is yet to see a serious presidential aspirant from the South-East.

According to Uwazuruike, many of the presidential aspirants in the region have the intention to emerge as Vice Presidential candidates.

Uwazuruike stated this while reacting to the criticism of his decision to support the presidential ambition of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

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That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News

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