Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Sunday, 7th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, says his position on Ruga settlements initiated by the Federal Government aligns with that of his party. Naija News recalls that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Thursday, July 4, suspended the controversial Ruga initiative, it proposed to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo earlier today was delighted today as he met with one of Nigeria’s oldest Soldier still alive.
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commended the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Osun Guber Poll. Naija News reports that the national leader of the party stated that the judgment of the Supreme Court, further vindicates the judiciary as unbiased, independent and impartial.
The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has declared his intention to contest for the Bayelsa Governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former lawmaker declared his intention on Saturday after meeting with the state leadership of the APC at the party’s Secretariat in Yenagoa.
The Northern Governors’ Forum has reacted to a recent murder of 25 people at a Church service at Okokolo village of Agatu Local Government Area of the state. Naija News Understands that the armed bandit attacked the church while the service was ongoing.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has insisted that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, begged former Military dictator Gen. Sani Abacha for an appointment. The PDP chieftain was reacting to statements by Bola Tinubu’s associates denying his exposure.
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