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Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Sunday, 11th September, 2022


Sep 11, 2022

Latest Political News In Nigeria For Today, Sunday, 11th September, 2022

Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Sunday, 11th September 2022.

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

Reveal Person Backing Atiku In Presidency, Tinubu Group Tells Wike

The Tinubu-Shettima Ambassadors (TSA) has asked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reveal the name of the presidential aide backing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Naija News recalls that Wike had alleged that Atiku and the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, are arrogant because someone in the presidency is backing them.

Speaking last Thursday in Port Harcourt, Wike said Ayu refused to honour his promise to resign because he was banking on the presidential backing.

The Rivers governor, however, promised to reveal the identity of the person in the Presidency backing Atiku and Ayu.

Speaking with reporters on Sunday, the Director General of TSA, Oyelude Oladele, asked Wike to expose the mole in the presidency supporting both Atiku and Ayu.

Oladele said it was unfortunate that a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidency could be backing Atiku without considering the interest of the ruling party.

He described Wike as a genuine agitator for national equity and justice that Nigerians must respect, stressing that Nigerians must reject the PDP and its presidential flagbearer.

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Kwankwaso Speaks On Stepping Down For Atiku, Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the New Nigerians Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Sunday spoke on stepping down for another presidential candidate.

Kwankwaso debunked the report that he is planning to back other presidential candidates in the 2023 race.

The former governor of Kano State dispelled this in a statement released by the spokesman of his presidential campaign organisation, Ladipo Johnson.

There had been speculations online that Kwankwaso would step down for either the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar or the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Johnson in a statement made available to newsmen said the NNPP Presidential candidate is in the race to win.

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2023: Governor Lalong Woos Catholic Church, Begs For Support

The Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Simon Bako Lalong has visited the Catholic Diocese of Shendam to seek spiritual blessings ahead of the 2023 elections.

Naija News recalls that Lalong had come under serious backlash for making reference to the pope while sending a message to those who were against his appointment as the APC’s DG.

The governor later sent an apology to the Catholics over his statement, stressing that he was misquoted and his statement was misconstrued.

Seeking the approval of the church, Lalong who was at the Bishop’s Court Shendam together with Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Idris Wase, was received on behalf of the Bishop by Rev. Fr. Raymond Gofut, Vicar General, Catholic Diocese of Shendam.

Lalong, during his speech, thanked the church for their constant prayers and said he was there to appreciate the Diocese for their support and encouragement, especially after his appointment as APC’s DG.

He hoped that the Diocese would lend its support during the upcoming election.

Speaking further, Lalong praised the church for its guidance and counsel which he said had brought about peace in the nation.

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Tinubu vs Peter Obi: Don’t Compare Don Perignon To Ogogoro – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, cannot be compared to Bola Tinubu, the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated that comparing both men is like comparing Don Perignon to ogogoro or Cristal champagne to what the people of the Niger Delta call ‘sepe’.

Naija News reports that Fani-Kayode stated this in an article titled, “The Obidients, the Jagaban and the Icarus Syndrome.”

According to him, those comparing the presidential candidate of the APC to the Labour Party are unserious.

Fani-Kayode claimed that Peter Obi was still a trader selling tomato ketchup and Bournvita in 1999 when Tinubu paid his dues and was already running for the Governorship of Lagos State.

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I Was Arrested For A Divine Purpose – Jolly Nyame Speaks

Former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame has said that he has forgiven those who were responsible for his incarceration.

Naija News recalls that Nyame was imprisoned for four years following his alleged misappropriation of over N1 billion during the period was governor of the state.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari granted him, the former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, and several other presidential pardons.

Speaking on his incarceration in Jalingo on Saturday, Nyame said he holds nothing against those who facilitated his going to a correctional centre.

Nyame who has been in Abuja since his release was received by multitudes of people when he arrived in Taraba.

Addressing the crowd at the Jolly Nyame stadium the former governor stated that he was arrested for a divine purpose, hence there was no need to bear any Ill will towards those that have a hand in his imprisonment.

He promised to redefine the politics of Taraba, which some politicians who spoke claimed to have been bastardized by the government of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.

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2023: Fulani Group To Meet Tinubu, Atiku, Decide Who To Back

Fulani leaders under the auspices of the Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (FDAN) have disclosed plans to meet with presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Speaking at the inauguration of their newly elected executives on Saturday in Abuja, the group said they would meet with Atiku and Tinubu on issues surrounding the 2023 elections.

The Fulani group stated that they would decide on who to support in the 2023 general election after meeting with the two contestants.

According to the National President of the group, Muhammad Bello, they believe in supporting anyone willing to deliver on their needs, be it Fulani, Igbo Yoruba, Kanuri or Hausa.

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

This article was originally published on Naija News