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2023: Northern women endorse Governor Yahaya Bello



Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Some women from Nigeria’s 19 Northern States have declared their support for the 2023 presidential ambition of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The group, under the aegis Yahaya Bello Network, on Tuesday visited Bello at the Kogi State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja.

Hajiya Hadiza Ahmed, the Chairperson of the YBN, said of all those that have shown intentions to run for Ppesident in 2023, Bello is their preferred choice considering all his achievements as governor of Kogi State.

Ahmed said that the achievements of Bello and seeing him as the best person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 have prompted a lot of Nigerians and the YBN urging him to contest for presidency.

She said that Bello has shown good leadership in his state, which can be seen across all sectors.


She also applauded Bello for being the most youth and women friendly governor in the country, which has earned him a lot of international and national recognitions and awards.

She said: “We are here to call on the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, to answer our call as a youth to be our nextpresident in 2023.

“Bello understands the needs of youth and women because he interfaces and work with them.

“Under his administration, youths and women are very involved, which is what we want to be brought to the national level, because that is what Nigerians are also clamouring for in 2023.

“The example has already been set in Kogi State and we are sure he will do it when he becomes president in. 2023.”

Responding, Bello appreciated the group for seeing him worthy to be the right person to take over from Buhari in 2023.

Bello said he has conceded to their contest for president in 2023, promising not to fail them.

He said: “I am very happy to receive you women today, and you are the first group I am receiving in 2022, calling on me to run as president.

“Since last year, a lot of groups have been calling on me to run for president and today, I have accepted your call and I promise not to disappoint you and all of Nigerians.”

Bello said just as his administration has led for a united Kogi State, he would also ensure a united, safe and secured Nigeria.

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Ogun 2023: PDP, LP Missing As Abiodun, Others Make INEC’s Final List



Prince Dapo Abiodun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) have no governorship candidates for the 2023 elections, according to the final list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The commission released names of 13 political parties and the candidates in the final list on Tuesday.


In the list obtained by Daily Trust, the PDP appeared on the list as number 21, but names of both the governorship candidate and the running mate were missing.

The commission cited “court order” as a reason for the omission on the final list.Last Tuesday, a Federal High court sitting in Abeokuta, decided a suit case filed by the three members of PDP, and nullified all the primaries conducted by the PDP in the state

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PDP Board of Trustees begins crucial meeting with Wike in Rivers



A delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees (BoT) has commenced a closed-door meeting with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,

The meeting holding at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, is coming after While led some four PDP governors in a crucial meeting in Enugu, where they rolled out conditions for the group to work for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party.

Adolphus Wabara, PDP BoT acting chairman, is said to have led the delegation to the Tuesday’s meeting in Port Harcourt.

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2023: Ohanaeze insists on Igbo president



Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, said it has not backtracked on its insistence that the next president of the country should come from the South East geopolitical zone.

The group said its position on the matter remains sacrosanct and should be respected by Nigerians.

Chairman of Ohaneze in Ebonyi State, Peter Mbam, who stated this during a press conference in Abakaliki, urged other geopolitical zones to support the South East in 2023, insisting it was the turn of the zone.

Mbam said  Ohanaeze was utterly disappointed with the way and manner the major political parties like the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) dribbled the South East during their  presidential primaries.

He also blamed some Igbo political leaders, especially party delegates that sold their votes for money and voted against candidates from the zone.


He, however, expressed optimism that despite what transpired during the PDP and APC conventions, the agitation for president of South East extraction in 2023 remains on course and will be actualised.

He said: “Presently, Ohanaeze does not give momentum to leaving Nigeria. However, we stand with all agitations against marginalization of Ndigbo in Nigeria.

“We believe in Nigeria, where all people and groups are treated with justice, equity and fair play. And in our doing this, Ohanaeze’s approach is diplomacy and dialogue, not violence or banditry. Ohanaeze, therefore, strongly supports the next president in 2023 should come from the South East, as a matter of fairness and urges other components of the country to agree.” 

On Ebonyi State governorship tussle, Mbam said Ohanaeze would support Governor David Umahi to ensure peaceful transition anchored on equity, justice and fairness.

He praised Governor Umahi’s efforts in transforming the state through delivery of quality and durable infrastructure and human capital development to the people.

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