Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Thursday, 5th May 2022.
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Osinbajo Picks APC Presidential Forms
The wait is over as Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has picked the All Progressive Congress, APC, nomination and expression of interest forms ahead of the party’s primaries.
A top member of his campaign team, Senator Kabiru Gaya picked up the forms on behalf of the nation’s number two citizen on Thursday, May 5, Naija News reports.
12 Years After: ‘Yar’ Adua, A Patriot And Selfless Leader’ – Goodluck Jonathan Pays Tribute
Twelve years after the death of Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described him as a good man of a rare breed.
Jonathan stated this on Thursday in a statement to mark the 12-year remembrance of the former president who died in 2010.
The former president said Yar’ Adua’s legacy would live on in the country because he was a man of peace and a soldier of truth.
2023: El Rufai ‘Reveals’ His Anointed Successor
The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has allegedly picked a serving senator, Uba Sani, as his anointed successor.
According to Daily Trust one of the governorship aspirants in the state made this known on Wednesday, May 4 while also claiming that the governor advised one of his former commissioners who wanted to succeed him to run for Senate instead.
2023: Tunde Bakare Picks APC Presidential Form
The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare on Thursday purchased the All Progressives Congress nomination and expression of interest forms.
Naija News had earlier reported that Bakare officially declared his intention to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his tenure.
2023 Elections: Amosun Officially Joins Presidential Race
Former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday formally declared his intention to join the 2023 presidential race.
Amosun, the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, declared his presidential bid at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Drama As Lagos Senator Seeking Ogun Seat Weeps Before Constituents
The lawmaker representing Lagos West senatorial district, Solomon Adeola on Wednesday stirred reaction after he broke down in tears while been presented with the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for Ogun West senatorial ticket.
Senator Adeola in his plan to contest in Ogun State had transferred his APC membership from Lagos to Ogun State.
2023: Atedo Peterside Joins SDP, Reveals Reason For Action
The founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Atedo Peterside, has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Naija News reports that the president of the Anap Foundation made this known in a statement released on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
What I Will Do If I Fail To Get PDP Presidential Ticket – Bala Mohammed
The Governor of Bauchi State and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed has promised to back whoever emerges the party’s flagbearer.
Speaking after a visit to former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi, Mohammed promised to back whoever gets the PDP’s ticket in a transparent, credible primary of the party.
2023: Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Warn Against Imposing Jonathan
The All Progressives Congress has been warned by protesters under the aegis of the Youth Wing of the party over an alleged plan to impose a presidential candidate in the 2023 election.
The youths stormed the national secretariat of the ruling party to express their grievances over the alleged plan.
The protesters on Thursday disrupted vehicular movements along Blantyre Street.
Tension As Police Take Over PDP Secretariat In Abia
Tension has been raised in Abia State as armed operatives of the Nigeria Police Force were spotted at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state.
Reports reaching Naija News at the moment confirmed that armed policemen were on Thursday at the secretariat while they also restrict movement.
ASUU: Only In Nigeria Will Universities Be On Strike And We Are Campaigning For 2023 Election – Peter Obi
Former Anambra State Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has lamented the current situation where public universities are on strike but 2023 campaigns have taken over almost every space of national life.
Obi who lamented that such can only happen in Nigeria, described the situation as not only sad but unacceptable.
2023: Jonathan Not The Best Candidate – Atebo Peterside
Nigerian economist, Atebo Peterside on Thursday disclosed that the level of acceptance of the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has gone down ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to Peterside, the approval ratings of Jonathan has dropped to 5% compared to the 54% he had during the 2011 presidential election.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News