Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Another wave of defection has hit the house of representatives, barely a week after two lawmakers in the green chamber switched parties.At plenary on Wednesday, both Hassan Omale and Mohammed Soba announced their resignation from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.While Omale who is from Kogi state said he was joining Action Democratic Party (ADP), Soba [...]

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    Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is confused.The party said this in reaction to reports that the speaker had defected to the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and obtained forms to recontest his seat.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said the political future of Dogara is bleak, accusing him of anti-party activities while in [...]

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    ‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is going to jail “more thieves” who looted the nation's treasury.He said this on Saturday in an interview with NTA upon return from his vacation in London.Buhari said his administration is not going to let those who stole the country's funds escape prosecution.“We are going to jail more of the thieves that brought the [...]

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    Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, senate majority leader, says the defection of Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has “swallowed” the recent defections from the ruling party. He said the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is an “uncommon senator” who enjoys support all over the country. Lawan spoke at the APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom [...]

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    Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is illegal.Fifty-three members of the national assembly recently dumped the ruling party and moved to the opposition, with most of them citing division as their reasons for leaving.Among the lawmakers were 37 members of the house [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described the wind of defection that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an “auto-correct” system.In a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, Bello said the ruling party is “getting rid of the bad eggs within its rank”.Within a week, the APC lost many of its key figures, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, [...]

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    Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says in a few days time, it will be clear which party is really in control of the state.Wamakko said this in reaction to the defection of Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal was elected speaker of the house of representatives under the [...]

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    I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he tried his best to reconcile with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he was shown the way out.Saraki said this while announcing his defection from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The number three citizen described his defection as “difficult but inevitable”.He blamed this on some members who allegedly “ensured [...]

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    Finally, Ortom dumps APC for PDP

Finally, Ortom dumps APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor announced his defection at a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at government house, Makurdi, on Wednesday.He said his resignation letter had been sent to the chairman of the APC in his ward."I have formally resigned from [...]

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    Rep who sponsored Not Too Young To Run bill leaves PDP

Rep who sponsored Not Too Young To Run bill leaves PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost one of its members at the house of representatives, a day it also gained huge membership. Tony Nwulu from Imo state announced that he was resigning his membership of the party while addressing journalists after plenary on Tuesday.Earlier at plenary, 32 representatives had defected to the PDP.The lawmaker, who sponsored the Not Too Young [...]

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    My name was erroneously listed among defectors, says APC senator

My name was erroneously listed among defectors, says APC senator

Adesoji Akanbi, senator representing Oyo south, has cleared the air on the political party he belongs to.On Tuesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter announcing the defection of 15 senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Akanbi was among those whose name was listed.But speaking with reporters hours later, Akanbi said he was not part of those who left the [...]

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    Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did its best to avoid the mass defection at the national assembly.On Tuesday, 14 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari wished those who defected “the very best in their future undertakings”.He said such is expected “on the [...]

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    PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

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    EXTRA: We await your final porting, PDP tells Melaye

EXTRA: We await your final porting, PDP tells Melaye

After abandoning his seat in the midst of All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes it's only a matter of time before Dino Melaye joins its fold.The opposition says it is anticipating the defection of the senator representing Kogi west who's no longer comfortable among his own.Melaye caused a scene on Wednesday when he resumed at [...]

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    APC, PDP: Six and half a dozen, time to eschew trivialities

APC, PDP: Six and half a dozen, time to eschew trivialities

BY SANI MUHAMMADU UZAIRUNeed answers why our democracy has been relegated to a mere political survival game bereft of ideological leaning and promotion? It’s not far-fetched!Umpteen times Nigerians have lamentably elected to disturb themselves with acts of prejudice and discrimination on what they refer to us ethnic and religious sentiments. This is in disdainful and scornful disregard of the believe [...]

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