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2023 Presidency: Okorocha Vows To Defeat Atiku As APC Candidate

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Senator Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State, has promised that if he is given the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket, he will defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He made the remarks while appearing on Arise Television’s political programme.

He noted that his popularity and goodwill in the North, which is considered the stronghold of the PDP candidate, gives him an advantage over other APC candidates.

He boasted he will beat Atiku in his Adamawa home State.

Advising the APC on how to arrive at the choice of it’s presidential candidate, Okorocha urged the party to consider a person that can poll substantial votes in the North.

According to him: “The APC has smartly waited until the PDP produced its candidate, now what should preoccupy the mind of the APC is who can defeat the PDP presidential candidate

“The PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is someone that had contested election with our President and was an APC member and he polled substantial votes.

“What APC needs is the man that can poll similar votes in the North to be able to defeat him, anything outside this that goes with sentiment will mean failure for us.

“Who is that person among the APC aspirants that can get sufficient votes in the North because that PDP’s only strategy is the Northern votes? We might not have a President Buhari run another election because most people that won election on the platform of the APC in previous elections did so because of President Buhari, now such privilege is no more there, so you have to look for that man that people will look at and vote for and I am that man.

“I am more acceptable in the North than any other of the aspirants, I am the darling of the North. I have a cordial relationship with the North. If I run election in Adamawa State today, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will sweat to have a defeat because I can show what I did in Adamawa State. I challenge everyone to show what they have done in other parts of the country outside their region.

“In the North, I saw their children that were not going to school and I provided free education for them. Some people believe that if I am elected President that power is still in the North because of my close relationship with the North”.

 

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BREAKING: Fresh Trouble Looms As Wike Directs Immediate Removal Of PDP Flags In Govt House

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Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers, issued an order on Thursday to take down all PDP flags from the Government House.

This occurs just days after the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) embattled Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, and former vice president and presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar met in Abuja to try to work out their disagreements ahead of the general elections in 2023.

However, a source privy to this development report that the aggrieved governor instructed the Rivers state Government house CSO to pull down all PDP Flags in the Government House.

Recall that The FidelinfoNews had earlier reported how the Board of Trustees (BoT) of PDP also set up a committee to reconcile the “warring factions” in the party.

Speaking on the reconciliatory moves by the party, Walid Jibril, the PDP BoT chairman said the meeting will generate “strong recommendations” that will lead to the reconciliation of aggrieved members, including Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.

This is a developing story….

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Falsehood, Disinformation Won’t Win Elections, Tinubu Tells Obi

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Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party, to warn his supporters against spreading false information.

Speaking on behalf of Asiwaju, Bayo Onanuga, the Director of Media and Communications for the Tinubu Campaign Organization (TCO), claimed that Obi’s supporters have been spreading false information to the public in an effort to harm the APC candidate.

Recall that a report emerged online a few days ago, that the Ghanian President, Nana Akufo-Addo wrote a letter to Asiwaju, asking him to step down and support Peter Obi and take care of his health.

The President had via his official Twitter handle, debunked the report, calling it fake news, stating that it is a product of deliberate mischief with the intent to deceive the public.

Reacting, the TCO media Director asked Obi to disavow his supporters who are employing fake news against the former Lagos State Governor.

“We have come to a point where it becomes imperative to tell Obi to show leadership and disavow his supporters who are employing fake news and disinformation as deliberate tools to deceive and poison the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians,” Onanuga stated.

 

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JUST IN: More Trouble For PDP As Women Leader Defects To APC

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Hajiya Yar-Sokoto Jega, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader for Kebbi Central, Kebbi State, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jega said this when she spoke at a ceremony in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday,

According to her, she left the party because of injustice and a lack of purposeful leadership.

Jega stated that she decided to join the APC because of the numerous achievements of Gov. Atiku Bagudu, adding that she joined the party with over 800 supporters.

“I have been in PDP for many years, they have nothing to show to people and we have been neglected by the party.

“I even use my money for the cause of the party, but yet I have not seen any change with my people, especially the women that I represent.

“Prior to my defection, I was in charge of eight local government areas under the PDP, I left with most of my followers,” Jega said.

Some of the dignitaries at the ceremony were Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru, the state APC Chairman; Alhaji Sani Zauro, the Chairman of the state APC Elders Forum; and Alhaji Faruk Musa-Yaro, Personal Assistant to the state governor.

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