Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi recently spoke about the issue of insecurity in the nation, especially in the North West, as well as agitation for self-determination in the Southeast and Southwest.Image credit: Google In a recent post sight on Gumi's Facebook post, he warned that declaring Bandits as terrorists will come with a prize that the country would not want to pay.
The Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi has stressed that Bandits should not be proscribed as a terrorist group after Nigerians called for their proscription. In a post shared by Punch Newspaper, Gumi said that proscribing them would make foreign jihadist movements to set in as they won't be pleased with the fact that they would now be addressed as 'Islamic Terrorists'.
The Ekiti state governorship election is fast approaching. The political gladiators in the agrarian state are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that their parties emerge victorious in the election. The election which has been slated for the 18th of June next year will be held across the 16 local government areas of the state.
2 Southwest Politicians That Publicly Declared Their Support For Tinubu's 2023 Presidential Ambition
Before the arrival of Bola Ahmed Tinubu into Nigeria few days ago, some politicians from the southwestern parts of Nigeria have already arranged a Southwest agenda movement for his sake. After his arrival, a welcome home meeting was held in his name. During this welcome home meeting, Bola Ahmed Tinubu's 2023 Presidential ambition was hinted at by some of the attendees.
The crises rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in some states may, sincerely, cost the party any opportunity to win the next elections in the respective states. Photo Credit: The Tableshakers In some states, the crises are rooted to the conflicts between some former governors and the incumbent governors.
Why Southwest may still produce PDP chairman after Ayu revealed he might resign if North gets ticket
Credit: Vanguard. About one week after some speculative reports claim former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu had a deal with the Northern stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he was picked as the consensus candidate by the region to emerge the next national chairman of the Party, the former Senate president himself has given hints confirming the report of the deal might be true.
As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), intensify preparations towards its forthcoming national convention slated for next week, details are emerging on why the race for the position of the party's national deputy chairman (South), may be the one that may be keenly contested.
Credit: Vanguard. Despite the fact that, the South stands a bigger chance of producing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2023 presidential election if the North gets the chairmanship seat of the party, it appears some southerners are still not happy with that decision going by the position taken by a group from the Southwest known as, the Oduduwa Young professionals.
Opinion: How Emergence Of Osinbajo As Potential Presidential Candidate Of APC Can Help The Party In Southwest
The All Progressives Congress APC may win all the Six States in Southwest, if the Leaders of the Party can give Presidential Ticket to Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. It was gathered that The Leaders of the All Progressives Congress of the Party, may zone the Presidency to South and there have been several indications that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo may contest the Presidential race in 2023, if the is zone to the Southwest.
The PDP would hold its national convention soon and top politicians are preparing for the exercise. But the southwest region of the party may divide along factional lines. The leadership of the party has zoned the deputy chairmanship to the southwest region and this may cause more division and factionalisation.
The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Southwest Chapter, should reconcile before the National Convention of the Party. The rifts between the Southwest Leaders of the PDP may cause the Party to lose some of the Key Positions of the Party. It should be recalled that the Position of National Chairman of the Party has been zone to the North, which was in contrary to the earlier zoning system of the Party, which zoned the Position of National Chairman to the Southwest, before the Leaders changed their decision.
It is no more news that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has zoned the Position of National Chairman of the Party to the North. This was recently ratified by the Thirteen Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. It should be recalled that PDP Leaders had earlier zoned the Position of National Chairman of the Party to the South, especially southwest before the PDP Governors changed their decision.
As preparations gears up towards the 2023 presidential election, Prince Dayo Adeyeye who is the National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu presidential ambition codenamed SWAGA 2023, on Thursday revealed that no fewer than 16 among the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in the country, are secretly supporting the presidential aspiration of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Why SouthWest Prefers PDP National Chairmanship While Backing North To Grab 2023 Presidential Ticket
The South-West geo-political zone has never produced the national chairman of the PDP since the party was formed in 1998. It was close to achieving that during the 2017 national convention of the PDP but Governor Nyesom Wike's influence made it possible for Uche Secondus who is from the South-South to emerge.
Members of the main opposition party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may end up without being able to agree on consensus candidates for the forthcoming national convention of the opposition party. Photo Credit: The Tableshakers It could be recalled that some positions of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party that will be elected at the forthcoming national convention that is slated to hold on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2021 have been micro-zoned to the Southwest.
Ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election and the ongoing preparations by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the opposition party, PDP to produce their best candidates who would lead the party to victory come 2023, a recent report from Daily Post has disclosed how the South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) has assured that the APC party chieftain, Bola Tinubu already has 12 to 13 million votes in the bag, thus he would definitely succeed President Buhari in 2023.
The former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo might be making edge over the former Governor of the Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola to become the Deputy National Chairman of Party, Southwest chapter. It should be recalled that Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had earlier contested for the Position of National Chairman of the Party, before it was later zoned to the North.
As the race for who take what at the 2021 National Convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party get deepen, there is higher proximity that the Southwest members of the party have lost the slot of National Secretary to the neighbouring Southeast geopolitical zone. Photo Credit: The Sun
The race to the 2023 presidency is getting more interesting as some politicians from the interested regions have shown extra commitment to the course by announcing their intentions to contest for the Presidency. Among the 6 geopolitical regions of the country which are the Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, South-south, and North-central, 3 regions out of the 6 are yet to produce a democratically elected President since the return to democracy in 1999.
Credit: Vanguard. With about two weeks before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elect a new national chairman for the party at their October 30th and 31st national convention, the Northern stakeholders within the party who have been meeting to pick the right candidate finally settled for former Senate president, Iyorchia Ayu as their consensus candidate.