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    Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his moral authority and skills as a veteran politician are his only tools for influencing elections.He spoke while reacting to the allegation by a political group that he is planning to influence the governorship rerun election in Sokoto state.The Sokoto State Coalition of PDP Supporters had accused Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    Tinubu: My relationship with Ajimobi remains solid

Tinubu: My relationship with Ajimobi remains solid

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his relationship with Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, is solid.Tinubu was reacting to a report that he was making moves to ban Ajimobi from leading APC campaigns in Oyo.Tunde Rahman, Tinubu's media adviser, denied the report saying the national leader was only lending his support to the governor [...]

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    Police: Why we invaded anti-Tinubu rally

Police: Why we invaded anti-Tinubu rally

Chike Oti, spokesperson of the Lagos command of the Nigeria Police Force, says its operatives barricaded a political rally in Lagos on Thursday to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the programme.Oti said the action by the police had no political undertone as the officers only responded to a distress call that hoodlums were coming to disrupt the event.Heavily armed policemen had [...]

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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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    Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu's ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election.It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive.Saraki said this in [...]

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    PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, as a consummate democrat.Kola Ologbondiyan, director, media and publicity of the organisation, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday.He was reacting to a statement credited to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC.Tinubu had described Abubakar as an "undemocratic element" over [...]

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    Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a permanent discipline awaits Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), if he is found guilty of the false declaration charges levelled against him.Tinubu said this while responding to the position of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the suspension.In a state [...]

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    ‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of being responsible for the flaws in Nigeria's political economy since 1999.In his state of the nation address tagged ‘Points for Concern and Action’, Obasanjo had expressed concern over the impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a credible [...]

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    ‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet and retire to his farm in Ota, Ogun state. Tinubu said this at the presidential rally which held in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital,on Monday.Speaking to a crowd of supporters that thronged Ramat Square, the location of the rally, Tinubu described [...]

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    Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), says President Muhammadu Buhari should allow Bola Tinubu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contest the president election.Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Oyinlola said Buhari would go down in history as the first president to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.He [...]

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    PDP to Tinubu: Those you are dining with today can always use and dump you

PDP to Tinubu: Those you are dining with today can always use and dump you

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation has tackled Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his criticism of Atiku Abubakar.Tinubu on Tuesday questioned the integrity of the PDP presidential candidate.The ex-governor of Lagos also described the former vice-president as being directionless.Reacting in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, admonished Tinubu on behalf of the PDP campaign [...]

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    Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, the integrity of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is questionable.The former Lagos governor said Buhari is a man of his word while Atiku sways back and forth on issues.Tinubu made the remark in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his [...]

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    Tinubu will be fully in charge of my reelection campaign, says Buhari

Tinubu will be fully in charge of my reelection campaign, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be in charge of his reelection campaign.Buhari said this on Monday while launching the APC presidential campaign council at the Abuja International Conference Center.The president said he will actively participate in the campaign but will also focus on the business of governance during the period."Even [...]

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    Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised Nigerians to "select the path of forward progress" during the 2019 elections.The former Lagos governor urged Nigerians to perform their civic duties by voting with the best interest of the country at heart.In his New Year message, Tinubu said: "We have a choice to make. The choice we make [...]

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    Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been named members of the ruling party's presidential campaign council for the 2019 elections.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.The council made up of at least 70 individuals.It is co-chaired by Buhari and Tinubu,with Vice-President [...]

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    Agbaje hits Tinubu: Pharaoh, you must let our people go

Agbaje hits Tinubu: Pharaoh, you must let our people go

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has likened Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the biblical Pharaoh of Egypt.Agbaje made the comparison in reaction to Tinubu's mockery of his stance that Lagos state needs freedom from Alphabeta Consulting.Tinubu had on Monday urged Agbaje to learn vulcanising or tailoring if he wants [...]

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