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, 24th April 2022.
2023 Is The Time Of The North-Central, I’m The President Nigeria Needs – Saraki
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday submitted that it is the turn of the north-central to produce the President of Nigeria in 2023.
Saraki who spoke at a meeting with delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Minna, Niger state added that he is the candidate Nigeria needs.
He added that it would be history made if the north-central can produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Presidency: Moghalu Decides On Dumping ADC For Either APC, PDP
Nigerian political economist, Kingsley Moghalu has stated categorically that he remains a member and 2023 presidential aspirant of the African Democratic Congress, Naija News reports.
Moghalu in a Twitter thread on Sunday morning, April 24, 2023, revealed that he has been consulted by both the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to pick their tickets for the 2023 presidential election.
The economist has, however, turned down the offers, pledging his allegiance to the ADC.
VIDEO: Don’t Waste Your Votes, You Can’t Win – Wike ‘Roasts Peter Obi’ In Anambra
The Governor of Rivers State and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, has urged Anambra PDP delegates not to waste their votes on some that cannot win the primaries.
Naija News reports that the governor stated this when a paid a visit to the state delegates as part of his consultations ahead of the opposition party’s primaries on Saturday.
2023: Details Of Aisha Buhari’s Meeting With Presidential Aspirants Emerge
The details of the meeting between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and some presidential aspirants at the State House have emerged.
Naija News learned that Mrs Buhari had asked the presidential aspirants to choose women as their running mates ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The First Lady said the purpose of inviting the presidential hopefuls to dinner at the Presidential Villa was to solicit their cooperation and support for more women’s involvement in governance.
2023: Saraki Reacts To Northern Elders’ Decision On PDP Consensus Presidential Aspirants
Former president of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lauded the decision of the Northern Elders’ Forum to endorse him and Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) consensus presidential aspirants in the north.
Naija News reports that the NEF ahead of the 2023 general election on Friday, confirmed Saraki and Governor Mohammed as the consensus aspirants for PDP.
The NEF is said to have followed some processes before concluding on the duo ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the party.
Though Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and some other stakeholders have since rejected NEF’s decision claiming it was not based on the principle of equity and transparency, Naija News reports.
Reacting, however, to his name on the consensus list, Saraki in a short message on Sunday through his media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the process of arriving at the Northern PDP consensus aspirants was pain-staking, thorough and transparent.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News