Welcome to the round-up of the latest political news in Nigeria, political gist, highlights of political events, and happenings in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 3rd May 2022.
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2023 Presidency: Obasanjo Points Out One Person That Can Change Nigeria’s Economy
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has identified an individual he believes can change the economy of the country if given the opportunity.
Chief Obasanjo was said to have picked Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel as one person he believes can fix the country’s economy.
2023: Fayemi To Declare For Presidency Wednesday
All is now set as the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Olukayode Fayemi, announced he will be declaring his 2023 Presidential ambition on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Fayemi revealed this on Tuesday in a video clip he posted on his microblogging platform, Twitter, Naija News reports.
2023: Why Buhari Will Never Support Jonathan’s Presidential Bid – Presidency
The Presidency has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from alleged plans to allow former President Goodluck Jonathan to succeed him in 2023.
In a chat with Daily Independent, a senior presidential aide said the President was not behind the move to lure Jonathan into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and make him the party’s consensus candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
2023: APC Must Decide On Zoning – Akeredolu
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday stated that the All Progressives Congress must take a definite position on zoning.
There have been calls for the ruling party to state its position on zoning ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to Akeredolu, it is the turn of the Southern part of the country to produce the next president of the country.
Shehu Sani Reveals Only Way A Southerner Will Succeed Buhari
Former Kaduna lawmaker Shehu Sani has revealed the only way a Southerner will succeed Buhari in 2023.
As the 2023 elections draw closer different groups have been demanding that the south and in particular, the southeast produce the next president in the country.
2023: Ganduje’s Former Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai Joins Governorship Race
A former media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, has announced his decision to join the Kano governorship race.
In a statement he posted on his social media handles on Tuesday morning, Tanko-Yakasai disclosed that he would contest the governorship seat on the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP.
Peter Obi – It Is Unacceptable To Have Youths Without Means Of Livelihood
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has revealed his major focus as making Nigeria a productive country if he becomes president come 2023.
Naija News understands that Obi is seeking to contest the country’s number political position under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
2023 Elections: Olawepo-Hashim Joins Presidential Race
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has declared his intention to become the next president in 2023.
Naija News report that the Global Oil Chief Executive Officer made his intention to join the 2023 presidential race in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The renowned journalist and businessman stated that he will pick up his nomination form on Thursday at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, to make his declaration official.
2023: Lawan To Pick APC Presidential Forms Tomorrow – Aide
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan is expected to declare his presidential intention tomorrow under the All Progressives Congress.
An aide of the Senate President revealed this in a conversation with Daily Trust, adding that plan to announce his ambition has been concluded.
Senator Kola Balogun Dumps PDP
Kola Balogun, a senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports that he disclosed this in a statement signed by his media aide Dapo Falade on Monday evening.
This online newspaper reports that his announcement is coming after the All Progressives Congress received scores of defectors from the PDP or the ADC.
2023: PDP Postpones NEC Meeting, Halt Talks On Presidency Zoning
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the National Executive Committee (NEC) earlier scheduled to hold this week.
The main opposition party had earlier scheduled its NEC meeting for Thursday, May 5.
The meeting, Naija News understands was among other things that will be a determinant on whether or not the party would be zoning its presidential ticket to a particular region.
That will be all for today. You can read more political and other Nigerian news on Naija News