Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 11th May 2022.
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Buhari Directs Amaechi, Ngige, Malami, Others With Political Ambition To Resign
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed members of his cabinet with political ambition to submit their resignation letters on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.
Buhari gave directives during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
2023: Obasanjo Reveals Region That Must Produce Next Nigerian President
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind calls for the 2023 presidency to be zoned to the southeast.
Chief Obasanjo maintained that in the interest of peace, justice and equity, the southeast must be allowed by other regions to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
2023: The Constitution Permits Jonathan To Run For President – Senior Lawyer
A senior Nigerian lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has added his views to the controversies about the eligibility or otherwise of former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidency.
Agbakoba in a statement sent to Naija News on Wednesday, 11th May, held that there are legal, moral and ethical angles from which the issue can be considered.
Appeal Court Takes Decision On Section 84(12) Of Electoral Act 2022
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has taken a decision on the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
Naija News recalls that the Federal High Court in Umuahia had in a judgement, voided the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
The court in a judgment delivered by Justice Evelyn Anyadike held that the section was unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null, void and of no effect.
In a ruling on Wednesday, the appellate court set aside the judgment of the lower court in Umuahia which voided the provision of the controversial section of the Electoral Act.
2023 Presidency: Allow Me To Defeat Tinubu Again – Saraki Begs PDP For Ticket
Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukoka Saraki, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to let him be the presidential flag bearer of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
The former Kwara State governor while meeting with delegates of the PDP in Lagos, said he wants to defeat the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu again.
2023 Elections: Why I Endorsed My Deputy As Successor – Ganduje
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has revealed why he endorsed his deputy, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, as his preferred successor in 2023.
Naija News had reported that the decision to pick Gawuna as Ganduje’s successor was made at a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state over the weekend.
In a meeting with Kano APC stakeholders on Tuesday, Ganduje said he chose Gawuna as his successor because of his loyalty, reliability and dedication.
2023: Abacha’s Ally, Mokelu Obtains APC Presidential Form
Ikeobasi Mokelu, an ally of former military dictator, late Gen. Sani Abacha, has obtained the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms.
Naija News reports that members of the Mokelu Campaign Organisation picked up the forms on his behalf on Tuesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC).
PDP NEC To Take Decision On Zoning Today
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to hold its much-awaited National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, today.
The NEC meeting, which had been postponed thrice, will take place at the National Headquarters of the party in Abuja.
Some of the issues to be discussed include the zoning and the venue where the presidential primary scheduled for May 28 would take place.
Mass Defection From APC Looms As Shekarau Begins Consultation
Former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, is reportedly consulting associates and party stakeholders for a possible defection from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
Reports reaching Naija News on Wednesday morning revealed that the two-term former Governor has been holding meetings with his top political associates and would make a public declaration on his next move soon.
2023: APC Aspirants Using Public Funds To Buy Presidential Forms – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress and the Muhammadu Buhari government of withdrawing public funds meant for development purposes to party coffers.
In a statement released on Tuesday evening by its spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP said the ruling party is diverting looted funds to its members to purchase the Presidential forms.
How Money Made From APC N100 Forms Would Be Used – Nabena
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena on Tuesday revealed how the ruling party intends to spend the fund realised from the sales of its N100 million presidential forms.
The APC chieftain claimed that the ruling party would use the fund to run its activities rather than pick from money meant for the government.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News