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We won’t participate in Atiku’s campaign until Ayu resigns, say Wike’s allies

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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and his supporters say they will not participate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign until Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, resigns.

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the party’s presidential candidate.

The resolution followed a meeting that was held in the early hours of Wednesday.

Reading out the communique after the meeting in Port Harcourt, capital city of Rivers, Bode George, PDP chieftain, said the campaign council list released by the party which has the name of Wike is “putting the cart before horse”.

“The published presidential campaign council list translates to putting the cart before horse, the pertinent issue remains the Ayu leadership,” George said.

“We therefore resolve that senator Iyorchia Ayu resigns as the national chairman for an acting chairman of southern Nigeria extraction.

“We resolved not to participate in the campaign council in whatever capacity until the resignation of Dr Iyorchia Ayu.”

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Watch the moment newly wedded couple joins Labour Party’s rally in Benin

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Newly wedded couple joins solidarity march for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after their wedding ceremony.

As the nation marks it’s 62nd year of independence, Nigerians in different states have decided to hold a solidarity march for their preferred presidential candidate.

In a video spotted online, a newly married couple were seen among the throngs of supporters who have stormed the streets to march for Peter Obi.

It is said that the couple joined the march in Benin straight from their wedding venue as they were seen still wearing their wedding attires.

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Aisha Buhari appointed to lead Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Team

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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has been appointed to lead the Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Team for the actualisation of the presidency in 2023.

The APC Women Campaign Team comprises 1,200 strong members, which also comprises Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC Presidential candidate and Hajiya Nana Shettima as chairperson and co-chairperson of the women’s campaign team respectively.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Rinsola Abiola, daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola, who is also named in the media and administrative committees of the campaign team.

A former member of the House of Representatives from Borno, Asabe Vilita Bashir, will be assisted by Lauretta Onochie, a senior aide in the Presidency as deputy national coordinator.

The women’s campaign in the North-West Zone will be coordinated by Dr Zainab Baugudu, wife of the Kebbi Governor while a Falmata Zulum, the First Lady of Borno State, will be in charge of the Northeast.

Olufolake Abdulrazaq, wife of Kwara Governor will coordinate efforts in the North-Central and Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-olu, wife of the Lagos Governor, will superintend over the South-West.

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Appeal court affirms Umahi as Ebonyi south senatorial candidate

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A court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, as the validly elected candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ebonyi south senatorial election.

Ann Agom-Eze had challenged Umahi’s emergence as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.

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