Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    ‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.Atiku was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives.In a statement on Monday, Phrank Shaibu, aide to Abubakar, quoted his principal as saying Buhari's comment is an offence [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though Atiku Abubakar is his friend, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retire from politics on Saturday.In a statement on Thursday, Tinubu said he could not find much good in the policies and programmes of the PDP to warrant being voted back into power.He [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has adopted Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its candidate in the February 16 election.In a statement by Mudoch Agbinino, its spokesman, the avengers criticised the adoption of Buhari by other militant groups in the region.They also warned the international community and multinational corporations in the region to [...]

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    Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will deliver on his promises if elected.The former vice-president said this at a campaign rally in Lagos on Tuesday.Atiku, who stands as a major contender to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, said unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he would fulfill promises he made on restructuring and job [...]

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    Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the cancelled visit of Bill Clinton, former US president.Clinton was expected to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku.The National Peace Committee (NPC) had put the programme together ahead of the elections.But Clinton pulled [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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    Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa has filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja challenging the qualification of Atiku Abubakar to contest in the presidential election.The group's chairman is Olukayode Ajulo, former national secretary of Labour Party who recently declared his support for Atiku's opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election.In the suit, a [...]

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    I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

Bill Clinton, former US president, will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, Clinton was expected to be in Abuja on Wednesday to deliver an address [...]

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    Secondus: What we saw when Atiku led us to Daura

Secondus: What we saw when Atiku led us to Daura

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday said he saw some supporters of Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, during a trip to Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state.The PDP chairman spoke during the party’s presidential rally that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Monday.He said the PDP candidate has been [...]

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    PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) says the Kano mammoth crowd that welcomed Atiku Abubakar its presidential candidate on Sunday is evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost support in the north-west.Kano is believed to be a stronghold of Buhari where he secured his highest number of 1.9 million votes in 2015 election.The governor, Abubakar Ganjude, had promised [...]

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    Bill Clinton to witness signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

Bill Clinton to witness signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

The National Peace Committee (NPC) says ex-US president Bill Clinton will attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday, Atta Barkindo, head, NPC secretariat (Kukah Centre), said the event would take place on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.Barkindo said [...]

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    Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says it is time for Nigerians to choose competent leadership over outdated one.Saraki, who is also the director general of the PDP presidential campaign council, said this on Sunday, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity.The senate leader called on Nigerians to come out en masse and vote for [...]

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    Northern  Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum (NSF), a socio-political group, says it has withdrawn its support for President Muhammadu Buhari and endorsed Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking at a zonal town hall meeting in Kano state, Aminu Adam, NSF's director of action and mobilisation, said the group opted for Atiku because Buhari disappointed Nigerians.According to him, the group supported Buhari [...]

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    VIDEO: Atiku pulls massive crowd in Kano

VIDEO: Atiku pulls massive crowd in Kano

Supporters of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trooped out in thousands to the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano on Sunday.The presidential candidate was still at the palace of Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, when the crowd took over the stadium.Kano, a stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to give Buhari five million votes in [...]

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    Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine persons slumped at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano where the rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ongoing.Massive crowd flooded the stadium, making it difficult for movement within the facility. TheCable reporter at the venue of the rally said he counted eight persons lying on the ground while security operatives made arrangement for [...]

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    ‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, has taken a swipe at those who said he and other south-south group collected money to endorse Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group; Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization of the Yoruba, Middle Belt Forum (MBF) are among the five groups which endorsed Atiku last [...]

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