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2023 General Elections: Political Campaigns Kick-off Today

As the 2023 general elections is approaching, all political parties will officially begin with their campaigns todays.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier fixed September 28 as the official date for political campaigns to kick-off by all verified political parties.

Eighteen presidential aspirants will from today, begin with the process of convincing and persuading Nigerians to vote for them and their political parties in all levels. The candidates are expected to seek and convince 96.3 million voters reason why they deserve to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock from May 29, 2023.

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According to INEC’s timetable, the presidential and National Assembly elections will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, followed by the governorship and State Assembly elections on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

The presidential candidates who are verified to participate in the forthcoming elections include are:

Accord Party (AP), Imumolen Christopher; Action Alliance (AA), Al Mustapha Hamza; African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore; African Democratic Congress (ADC), Kachikwu Dumebi; Action Democratic Party (ADP), Sani Yabagi; All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Others includes: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Umeadi Chukwudi; Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Ojei Princess Chichi; Action Peoples Party (APP), Nnadi Osita; Boot Party (BP), Adenuga Oluwafemi; Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi; New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso; National Rescue Movement (NRM), Osakwe Johnson; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Abiola Kolawole; Social Democratic Party (SDP), Adebayo Adewole; Young Peoples Party (YPP), Ado-Ibrahim Abdulmalik; and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dan Nwanyanwu.

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BREAKING: ‘This Is An Insult’ — Former Nigeria President Jonathan Rejects N100m APC Presidential Forms Purchased For Him

 

Former Nigeria president “Goodluck Jonathan” has rejected the APC presidential nomination form purchased for him and described it as ‘an insult to his person’ his name without his consent.

In late Monday, reports had circulated that a coalition of northern groups purchased the nomination and expression of interest forms for him to run for 2023 presidency on the platform of APC.

Many sources reported that Heritage Bank Plc had confirmed the payment of the N100m into the account of the ruling party APC through a letter sent to the National Organising Secretary of the ruling party.

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Sequel to the reports, “Bashir Ahmad” an aide to President “Muhammadu Buhari” had claimed that the former nigeria president had exit the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC to run for the office of president.

He tweeted

“So Goodluck Jonathan has dumped the opposition PDP and (is) now a member of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“With this Goodluck Jonathan’s political new development, I am sure, very sure some people are currently busy digging out our pre–2015 elections’ tweets to create a conversation or make a point,” Bashir had said in separate tweets late Monday.

But reacting to the development in a statement issued by his media adviser, “Ikechukwu Eze”, the former Nigeria president has disowned the group that purchased the forms on his behalf and urged members of the public to disregard them.

“It has come to our notice that a group has purportedly purchased Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms, of the All Progressives Congress APC, in the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“We wish to categorically state that Dr. Jonathan was not aware of this bid and did not authorize it.

“We want to state that if the former President wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public and will not enter through the back door.

“While we appreciate the overwhelming request by a cross-section of Nigerians, for Dr. Jonathan to make himself available for the 2023 Presidential election, we wish to state, that he has not in anyway, committed himself to this request. Buying a presidential aspiration form in the name Dr. Jonathan without his consent, knowing the position he had held in this country, is considered an insult to his person. The general public is therefore advised to disregard it,” Eze stated.

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