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Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Thursday, 12th May, 2022

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Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Thursday, 12th May 2022.

Read all the major political news, political event highlights, and happenings in Nigeria for today on a single page right here.

El-Rufai Declares Support For Bola Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has openly endorsed the presidential ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Naija News reports that the Kaduna governor openly backed Tinubu’s ambition at the Murtala Square in Kaduna on Thursday.

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Why I Am In The Race To Succeed President Buhari – Bukola Saraki Officially Declares

Former Senate President and frontrunner for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has officially declared his presidential ambition.

Saraki declared his ambition during a Breakfast with Media and friends in Abuja on Thursday, Naija News authoritatively reports.

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2023: Buhari’s Aide ‘Confirms’ Jonathan’s Defection To APC

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad has all but confirmed the defection of the former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Bashir in a tweet on Thursday morning while responding to those who questioned his earlier prediction that Goodluck Jonathan would defect to the ruling party said he knows what others don’t know.

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You Betrayed The Southeast, We Are Wiser – Kalu Fires Back At Edwin Clark

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu has declared elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark and others as betrayers of the southeast people.

Kalu however pointed out that the people of the region are wiser and understand the need to align with mainstream politics in Nigeria.

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2023: Buhari Orders CBN Governor, Emefiele, Others To Resign

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all heads of agencies, departments, parastatals and ambassadors with political ambitions to turn in their resignations.

The President in a circular on Thursday also directed the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele to resign.

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2023: APC Will Embarrass Jonathan During Primaries – Adeyanju

The convener of the Concerned Nigerian movement, Deji Adeyanju has warned former president, Goodluck Jonathan against defecting to the All Progressives Congress to contest for presidency in 2023.

According to Adeyanju, the ruling party has plans to embarrass Jonathan during its party primaries in Abuja.

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2023: Presidency Speaks On Fate Of Ministers, Appointees Who Fail To Resign

The Presidency has said ministers and political appointees who are seeking elective office but refused to resign would be sacked.

Naija News reports that Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, made this known in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday.

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2023: PDP NEC Announce Decision On Zoning

The 96th National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has thrown the contest for the presidential ticket of the party open.

The main opposition party reached this decision during the party’s NEC meeting, Wednesday, in Abuja.

The party also appointed former President of the Senate, David Mark as the Chairman of Convention Committee ahead of the presidential primary.

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2023 Presidency: We Are 100% Prepared – Babachir Lawal Reveals Tinubu’s Next Move If He Loses APC Ticket

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal has expressed confidence that the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will clinch the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.

Lawal who claimed Tinubu and his team are fully prepared as seasoned politicians to turn every challenge into opportunities added that should the former Lagos State Governor lose, then he will go home, lick his wounds and support whoever emerges as the APC candidate.

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Adamu Garba Pulls Down APC Flag, Apologizes To Nigerian Youths

2023 Presidential hopeful, Adamu Garba, has further confirmed his withdrawal of membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, by pulling down the party’s flag in his office.

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2023: Bashir Ahmad Resigns As Buhari’s Media Aide

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has resigned his appointment.

Naija News understands Ahmad’s resignation might be linked to the president’s directive on Wednesday that members of his cabinet and political appointees seeking any elective position must resign.

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That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News