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Drama As Obasanjo Appears At PDP Rally In Ogun

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed the rally of Oladipupo Adebutu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, on Monday

The presence of the elder statesman energised the people at the rally which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

When the microphone was handed over to him, Obasanjo wished the party and Adebutu success in the aspiration.

Obasanjo, who was dressed in white kaftan, said he came to the event “to say hello”.

“I am just passing by and decided to say hello and wish you well… whether it is a joke or a real game, they will know. I saw you here and I came to play with you,” Obasanjo told Adebutu before heading for his convoy.

Obasanjo, who served under PDP during his two terms as president, has since left the opposition party.

The former president tore his membership card of the PDP in the buildup to the 2015 election and said he had left partisan politics.

This followed a disagreement with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan whose reelection he bid he opposed.

Jonathan eventually lost the election.

At the moment, Obasanjo is also opposed to the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adebutu, a serving member of the house of representatives, is an in-law to Obasanjo.

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 11, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Was he not d one that distroy his PDP ID card

  2. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Obasanjo, a beloved son of Nigerian, embodiment of Nigerian politic, and a finest rted army general,and renown head of state with excellency on both military /Civil, with attaining the peak on each of them. Continue to gard Nigerian from collapse.Do not mind the ignorant.

  3. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    every one should stay away from poverty development party.know as p.d.p.and his brother all poverty company.A .p.c.because we are tired of and of this party and their thuggish.system of government alse you want to remain in their symbol call poverty .please my youth try and fight this old beast and take off their horn .like the bible explain in the book of Daniel prophecies

  4. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    This people is using NAIJA to chess

  5. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Please stop any insault against obj cos it is not his fault! ariwa muslims were joking wt human right that is what bring obj back i think. what of TY and others? it is the same problem that provoke them all’ I supported u sir.

  6. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Fake man

  7. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Monster

  8. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

  9. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    God is at work

  10. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    after he spoilt the party out of envy

  11. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    confused thief

  12. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:54 am

    The best president Nigeria ever had not a failure like APC buhari government woe unto you that support evil man

  13. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Confusionist and a destroyer.

    • Anonymous

      July 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      I like the name you called Baba Iyabo soon he will put confusion and destroy that gathering called A. P. C

  14. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Confused old Monkey

  15. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I thought this idiot retired from politics and tore up his card for the nation to see? The oaf!

  16. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Where is his membership Card?

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2023: PDP Will Zone Presidency To North — Ex-Benue Gov Suswam

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Former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has explained why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would allegedly be zoning its 2023 presidential ticket to the North.

He gave the explanation in an interview published by Sunday Sun.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power noted that the party zoned the presidency to the north in 2019 and the PDP candidate did not emerge president.

Based on this, he said, the former arrangement remains until the north is able to produce the president on the party’s ticket.

Asked if the PDP would zone the presidency to the north in 2023, Suswam said, “Of course, the PDP will maintain zoning. We have not realised it, so the zoning still remains in the North in the PDP. In PDP, we zoned the Presidency to the North and have we realised it? No. So, the zoning still remains in the North for 2023. Presidency is not micro-zoned. Once you say North, every person in the North is entitled to contest and the best person wins.”

Suswam also dismissed insinuations that the Ahmed Lawan-led Ninth Senate is a rubber-stamp to the Executive arm.

He said, “Well, I wouldn’t say that the current Senate is rubber stamp. The leadership of the National Assembly decided that unlike what happened previously, we are all elected whether on the executive side or legislative side, with a common objective which is to serve Nigerians. And the only way that can be feasible is for us to cooperate among ourselves even though the doctrine of separation of power exists.

“That doctrine of separation of power in principle presumes that there will be inter-independence. It’s not that you can take actions that are totally opposed to the other.

“We have to collaborate for us to move forward. And so I think what the Senate has done, given the experience of Nigerians in the previous Senate when nothing was working – budget was not passed and even if it was passed, it was passed mid-year. So, it was impossible for any activity of government to continue. So, we said let us depart from that. That doesn’t make us rubber stamp. We just feel that we should cooperate.”

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There Is No Crisis In APC, Tinubu Says

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The APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday night declared that there was no differences to be sorted out in the party.

Tinubu, also said, “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.”

He made the declaration shortly after a closed door meeting with Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and other members at his Bourdillon Residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Buni, also Governor of Yobe, led other members of the APC National Caretaker Committee to the Lagos meeting with Tinubu.

”We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC; we just had consultation and it is how our party, the APC, would continue to be a progressive party,” he said.

According to him, the committee is a consultation and not reconciliation committee since nobody is fighting anybody.

”There are instances when you disagree, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot discuss it over and be a good example in leadership and politics,” Tinubu said.

The former Lagos State governor also said that politics without seeming media crisis would be less interesting.

”But the question is, are we committed to building this party and Nigeria? That is what we are all about.

”We are steering the ship of our nation and our party in the right direction,” Tinubu said.

He said that the party leadership had trust and respect for the chairman of the caretaker committee and would support him to succeed for the party to continue in its progressive governance of the country.

The committee chairman, who led other members to the meeting, said that the meeting was part of the consultation the committee was making.

”You know the task before us is daunting, and we need guidance, experience and prayers from our leaders,” Buni said.

The host Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed his pleasure to have his colleagues in the state.

”It’s been a very fruitful discussion we have had here this evening,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Other members of the committee in attendance included the Chairman of Progressive Governor’s Forum, Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Secretary of Caretaker Committee, APC, Sen. James Akpan Udo-Edehe and Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.

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Why Supreme Court May Disqualify Obaseki — Erhahon

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A former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Godwin Erhahon, has said the Supreme Court may eventually disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State on the grounds that he contested in the primaries of two different political parties.

Erhahon, who spoke to Daily Post in Benin-City, said what happened to Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, would also happen to him since, like Nwosu, he contested primaries in two different political parties, the APC and PDP.

Erhahon also said Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, are wasting their time because they have failed to learn from history, adding that what happened to Nwosu should have served as a lesson to them.

According to him a Supreme Court judgment that sacked Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the AA in the 2019 election should have guided the governor’s decision to participate in the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary after undergoing screening in APC.

“The apex court crafted the judgment so explicitly as if it was meant for the duo of the governor and his deputy to understand what fate awaits them in the state.

“The Supreme court nullified Uche Nwosu nomination in AA on the account that he had contested for nomination under APC.

“As if to explain itself further to the outgoing Governor, the Supreme Court elaborated on how the relevant law nullifies the PDP candidacy for their understanding when it elaborated thus:

“The spirit of the law forbids anyone to contest for nomination under two or more parties in the same election or even start the process of being nominated by procuring the nomination form. How does Governor Obaseki hope to escape the last clause?” Erhahon maintained.

Erhahon also said the governor currently possesses a counterfeit PDP governorship ticket, since he obtained the APC nomination form, filled it and returned same, and even attended the party’s screening and was disqualified.

He said based on that clause, the apex Court seems to have told Obaseki to stop wasting his time and resources.

“So also does it sound a warning to Obaseki’s supporters that they are about burying themselves along with a dead body because they are blinded by temporary pecuniary sentiments.

“Whoever is being deceived by his neighbour may survive but whoever deceives himself is on a suicide mission. Let’s watch and see where desperation, cantankerousness and sadism are leading Governor Obaseki to. Like the Benin elders would say, ‘Hasty wrestling and fatal fall go together’,” he averred.

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