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BREAKING: Keyamo appointed spokesman of Buhari’s 2019 campaign

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Festus Keyamo, human rights lawyer, has been appointed as the spokesman of the re-elecion bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation and director-general of the camapign, announced the appointment in a letter dated April 16, 2018.

The letter said Keyamo’s appointment covers the period before the president “gets APC’s nomination” and during the elections proper.

“I’m pleased to convey to you the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation to appoint you as director, strategic communications in respect of the forthcoming campaigns for the 2019 presidential election,” the letter read.

“As you are aware, President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the nomination of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress, as the candidate for the said election.

“Your appointment is to aid in getting the said nomination and to ensure the success of the subsequent campaigns for the 2019 presidential election.

“In your capacity, you are to be the Spokesperson for the campaign during the nomination process and also at the subsequent campaigns for the 2019 presidential election.”

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Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

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Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.

Tinubu said this while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday.

The APC leader condemned “frequent attacks” on the current administration by the former president.

He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding that he (Obasanjo) could not stop Nigerians from reelecting Buhari.

“Our president, President Muhammadu Buhari has done well, he deserves another term, and we will support him to win because he is our man,” he said.

“Forget about Obasanjo’s letter and his frequent attacks on our president, he cannot stop the president because Nigerians would re-elect him.

“Obasanjo has spent his own time; he should leave Buhari alone and face his business because he cannot tell us who to vote for.

“He is part of some of the challenges we are facing in the country today, because he did not lay the right foundation when he was president.”

Tinubu added that the exit of some members of the APC would also not stop the reelection of Buhari, saying the party was unshaken by the defections and was on course to recording victories in the 2019 election.

He said the results of the bye-elections in Kogi, Katsina and Bauchi states, in which the APC was victorious, were a “precursor to the pattern of the general election”.

“I congratulate the winners in the election and their victory is proof that our party is getting more popular by the day,” he said.

“Those who want to defect can defect, that is their problem. APC remains unshaken and these people will know the reality in the elections.”

Credit: TheCable

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JUST IN: 2019: Obasanjo in closed-door meeting with another PDP presidential aspirant

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 Obasanjo in closed-door meeting with another PDP presidential aspirant

The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dakwambo, is currently in a closed door meeting with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mr Dakwambo, a presidential aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) arrived his host’s private residence located inside the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta and shortly entered into the meeting.

The meeting comes less than 24 hours after Senate President Bukola Saraki also met with Mr Obasanjo. None of the officials spoke about the details of their meeting which held few days after Mr Saraki also met with ex-military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida.

BREAKING: Saraki, IBB in closed-door meeting at Minna

Mr Obasanjo also recently played host to another PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Turaki, and visited ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

The meetings are believed to be in preparation for the 2019 elections with Mr Obasanjo pledging to spearhead a coalition to oust incumbent President Muhammadu BUhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Obasanjo supported Mr Buhari’s election in 2015 but has since fell out with the president.

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See full list of ’57 APC Senators’ as of August 13, 2018

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See full list of ’57 APC Senators’ as of August 13, 2018

There are currently 54 APC senators, and 49 PDP senators. There are other two; one each from the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

However, there are two vacant seats from Katsina, Kogi and Bauchi states, which had been won by APC candidates in the Saturday’s by-elections conducted in the two states, but the winners are yet to be sworn in.

It would also be recalled that one APC senator from Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, was recently sentenced to prison. Although he was said to have appealed the judgment, he has been out of the Senate ever since.

When the three new Senators are eventually sworn in, that would bring total number of APC Senators to 57, but if you discount Dariye, that would be 56.

List of APC Senators:

1. Adamu Aliero (Kebbi),

2. Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi),

3. Bala Ibn Na’Allah (Kebbi),

4. Aliyu Wammako (Sokoto),

5. Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto),

6. Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara),

7. Kabir Marafa (Zamfara),

8. Tijjani Kaura(Zamfara),

9. Abu Ibrahim (Katsina),

10. Umar Kurfi (Katsina),

11. Kabir Gaya (Kano),

12.Barau Jibrin (Kano),

13. Abdulkadir Gumel (Jigawa),

14. Sabo Mohammed (Jigawa),

15. Sani Shehu. (Kaduna)

16. Ahmed Lawan (Yobe),

17.Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe),

18. Ali Ndume (Borno),

19.Abu Kyari (Borno),

20. Baba Kaka Garbai (Borno),

21. Sabi Abdullahi (Niger),

22. David Umar (Niger),

23. Mustapha Muhammed (Niger),

24. Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa),

25. George Akume (Benue),

26. Joshua Dariye (Plateau),

27. Francis Alimikhena (Edo),

28. Andrew Uchendu (Rivers),

29. Magnus Abe (Rivers),

30. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta),

31. John Enoh (Cross River),

32. Nelson Effiong (Akwa Ibom),

33. Andy Uba (Anambra),

34. onni Ogbuoji (Ebonyi),

35. Hope Uzodinma (Imo),

36 Ben Uwajimogu (Imo),

37. Danjuma Goje (Gombe),

38. Binta Masi Garba (Adamawa),

39. Ahmed Abubakar (Adamawa),

40. Yusuf A. Yusuf (Taraba).

41. Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos),

42. Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos),

43. Solomon Adeola (Lagos),

44. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo),

45 Gbolahan Dada (Ogun),

46. Soji Akanbi (Oyo),

47. Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo),

48. Yele Omogunwa (Ondo),

49. Abdulfatai Buhari (Oyo),

50. Babajide Omoworare (Osun),

51. Sola Adeyeye (Osun),

52. Fatimat Raji-Rasaki (Ekiti).

53. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom)

54. Philip Aduda (FCT)

55. Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun)

56.Ahmad baba kaita (katsina)

57. Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi)

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