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Tinubu Submits Vice Presidential Candidate Name To INEC

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has submitted his Vice Presidential Candidate name to the Independent National Electoral Commission

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, revealed this in a statement released on Friday.

He said he “has returned his duly completed nomination nomination forms to INEC. The forms were returned on Wednesday June 15, two days ahead of schedule.

“We wish to reiterate that HE Asíwájú Tinubu stands ready to contest the February 25, 2023 presidential election to deliver progressive good governance to our people.”

Tinubu, however, did not disclose the name of his running mate.

INEC mandates all political parties to submit names of candidates for presidential and governorship elections with the names of vice presidential candidate and deputy governorship candidate.

Recall that Tinubu and APC leaders resolved to pick one Kabir Ibrahim Masari, a Katsina politician, as a placeholder for his running mate to beat INEC deadline, according to sources.

Masari is a former National Welfare Secretary of the APC during the era of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole- led NWC, was nominated pending the conclusion of the consultation on the issue of running of mate by various APC groups.

Sources told The Guardian that APC will withdraw Masari’s name and replace it with the tentative running mate for Tinubu in 2023 presidential election later.

The presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar on Thursday announced Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.

Okowa pledged to support the party’s candidate Atiku in ensuring that power returns to the PDP.

Atiku said making a choice between the three names had been a difficult decision.

He noted that some of the qualities he looked out for include someone who understands the enormity of the challenges facing the country and one who has demonstrated, from experience, that he can proffer some solutions.

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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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