Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the dissolution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be in the interest of the country.Commenting on the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okupe advised the ruling party not to allow the ongoing the trial lead to its break up.He said though he is yet to reconcile with Saraki for [...]

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    I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says he has no regrets for the statements he made in the past, admitting that he said “a lot of things” to promote his boss.Okupe also decried the verbal attacks on Jonathan and his aides, saying they had become frequent since the president lost the March 28 presidential election.“These [...]

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    Okupe ‘not ashamed’ of Jonathan’s loss to Buhari

Okupe ‘not ashamed’ of Jonathan’s loss to Buhari

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the loss of President Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election is nothing to be ashamed of.Okupe, who initially tipped Jonathan to win the election, said if the projection of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that Nigeria would disintegrate after the poll did not come to pass, [...]

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    It pleased God to give Buhari victory, says Okupe

It pleased God to give Buhari victory, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, is certain that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will recover from losing last weekend's presidential election.Okupe, who directed several attacks at Muhammadu Buhari and other stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the election, described APC's victory as an act of God.He said if it took Buhari 30 years to [...]

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    Okupe: The original APC leaders are ‘thieves’

Okupe: The original APC leaders are ‘thieves’

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, has alleged that the “original” leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are mainly “thieves”.Okupe took to his social media accounts to lash out at the opposition party.“APC is a strange party with a strange mission,” he wrote on his Facebook wall.“Its original leaders are mainly thieves while virtually [...]

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Jonathan never said Chibok girls would be rescued within six weeks, says Okupe

The presidency has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan made any commitment on when the Chibok schoolgirls would be released from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.During his last presidential media chat, Jonathan had promised that the girls will be reunited with their families in a matter of weeks.“I believe that the story of the Chibok girls will be better [...]

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    Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, says the endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari, APC’s presidential candidate, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is meaningless.Accusing Obasanjo of attempting to subvert democratic processes through his third term bid, Obanikoro urged Nigerians to disregard Obasanjo’s action.During the launch of his controversial autobiography, My Watch, in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, Obasanjo publicly threw his weight [...]

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    INEC not ready for February 14, says Okupe

INEC not ready for February 14, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needs to be given more time to conduct the general election.At a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, Okupe denied the report in some sections of the media that the federal government was scheming to postpone the election.He quoted Attahiru Jega, chairman [...]

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    Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to the president on public affairs, has based the refusal of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, to participate in electioneering debates on his "little mental capacity" and "pedestrian, embarrassing" understanding of governance.Speaking earlier on Monday, Dele Alake, director of strategic communication of Buhari Campaign Organisation, had said Buhari was shunning the debates because some [...]

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    Okupe: I never believed APC would exist for this long, but my criticism helped

Okupe: I never believed APC would exist for this long, but my criticism helped

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says he thought the All Progressives Congress (APC), would have gone into extinction by now.Okupe had mocked the opposition party during its formative stage, saying it was suffering from leadership deficiency.“What kind of political party is that and you are taking them seriously,” he had said in December [...]

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    APC: 2015 elections must not be postponed

APC: 2015 elections must not be postponed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will neither accept an interim government nor a postponement of the general election as being advocated by some people, saying the elections must hold as scheduled on February 14 and 28, 2015.Speaking on Sunday through Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, the party warned that any attempt to scuttle the polls in preference for other [...]

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    Okupe: In 2015, it is either Goodluck or bad luck

Okupe: In 2015, it is either Goodluck or bad luck

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the man who would emerge president of Nigeria after the 2015 presidential election is either "Gooodluck or bad luck".Okupe, who was speaking on Wednesday at a presentation of Jonathan’s candidature in Lagos, also said the government was in full control of the insecurity situation in the country.Alleging that [...]

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    Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Doyin Okupe, the special assistant to the president on public affairs, has condemned Wole Soyinka's stinging analysis of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Soyinka had said the president was abusing his powers and going the way of military ruler, Sani Abacha.But reacting, Okupe claimed that Soyinka had a bias against Jonathan because of the close [...]

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    Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

The Presidency has warned Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against using the immunity he enjoys to commit treason.Reacting to Amaechi's comments during a rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, accused the governor of gross rascality.“For someone who aspires to become the vice president of this [...]

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    Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is desperate for power.Responding to the call of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of APC, that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign based on the insurgency in the northeast, Okupe said nowhere does a president resign during a war, describing most members of the opposition [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president, says President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has turned out to be the best since 1960, despite the myriad of challenges confronting the country.Speaking on Tuesday during a public affairs forum tagged 'Jonathan Administration: Four Impactful Years', Okupe had caustic words for critics of the president, saying those describing him as clueless are psychiatric [...]

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