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2023: Former President Jonathan’s posters flood Lagos, Abuja

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The posters of the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was seen in some part of Lagos State and FCT, Abuja at early hours of Friday 21st of January, 2022.

The posters courtesy of GREATER NIGERIA AMBASSADORS (GRENA) with the inscription; PLS RUN, NIGERIANS ARE CALLING AGAIN.

It’s a call on the former President Goodluck Jonathan to run for the seat of the President come 2023 as was seen on the busy Ijaiye road, Ogba and around the every busy Ikeja,  on Oba Akran avenue by under bridge and on the road connecting the Muritala Mohammed airport road by airport bus stop, Ikeja and also in AYA , Asokoro and Finance bridge, around Federal Secretariat , FCT  Abuja.

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The Greater Nigeria Ambassadors (GRENA) has now joined some number of persons and groups calling on the former President to run for President come 2023 general elections and they are the first group to  post Goodluck’s posters in Lagos and Abuja.

This is coming amid insinuation that the former President, whose re-election failed in 2015, was being programmed for a comeback by some northern elements.

Since he would be eligible to run for one more term, the aim is believed to be a smart way to ensure that power returns to the North after his second tenure.

President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner, is finishing his maximum two terms in 2023 and the development has sparked a controversy on power shift to the South.

The Jonathan return to power, according to those behind the scheme, is to hasten North’s claim to the presidency in 2027 as against a situation whereby a fresh southern President will be eligible for eight years and delay the region’s ascendancy to power till 2031.

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2023: Massive deployment of security agents as Lagos PDP holds gov’ship primary + photo

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Armed security personnel, mainly Department of State Service, police and Civil Defense as Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, holds it’s primary to elect Gubernatorial flagbearer for the 2023 poll in the state.

In a statement by National Chairman of the PDP, Senator, Iyorchia Ayu, on Tuesday, the event will take place at Haven event centre, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

Ayu advised Non-Delegate to stay away or face the wrath of the law as security has been madated to ensure maximum hitch-free exercise.

The aspirants are: Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, Ade Dosumu and Deji Doherty.

 

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Why I lost PDP primary in Kogi -Dino Melaye

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Dino Melaye

Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has blamed gang-up for his loss at the primary to elect the senatorial candidate for Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The PUNCH had reported that the lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Tajudeen Yusuf, defeated Senator Dino Melaye to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.

Yusuf defeated Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the eighth Assembly with 163 votes as against 99 votes polled by Melaye.

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In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, following a tied result of 88 votes apiece for the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye after Monday’s delegates election.

Congratulating Yusuf, Melaye tweeted, “The primary has been fought and won. I congratulate Hon. T.J YUSUF and thank all those who voted in the first and second ballot for me.

“The gang-up is unimaginable but l give God praise. God bless you all. SDM.”

In Kogi East, former banker, Dr Victor Adoji clinched the ticket to fly the flag of PDP at next February’s general election.

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Drama As Namadi Sambo’s Son Asks Delegates To Return His Money After Losing PDP Ticket

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Adam Namadi, son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo

After securing just two votes at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Kaduna North Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives, Adam Namadi, son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, has reportedly asked delegates to refund the N2 million each he doled out before the election.

Namadi, who had promised to add N1.5 million to the amount given to each of the delegates, secured the least votes among the three contenders.

The delegates raked in millions of naira from the aspirants who appeared in a hurry to outspend one another.

At the end, Samaila Suleiman, the incumbent representative of the constituency carried the day as he defeated Namadi and Shehu Usman ABG.

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Suleiman, who recently decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, won with 22 votes against Shehu Usman ABG who polled 14 votes.

Delegates told Daily Trust that Suleiman had distributed between N3.5m and N4m to each delegate while ABG gave out N2.5m in cash and Namadi had distributed N2m to delegates.

However, having lost the contest, both ABG and Namadi demanded an immediate refund.

Suleiman, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties, left the APC  following the interest of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s eldest son in his seat at the green chamber.

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