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Popular APC BoT Member Dumps Tinubu, Endorses Peter Obi

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A member of the APC Board of Trustees has abandoned Tinubu in favour of Peter Obi.

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Prince Benjamin Apugo, a prominent Abia politician and Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), endorsed the Labour party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

According to him, Peter Obi’s honesty, skill, and track record of accomplishments place him ahead of the other candidates for the seat.

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Prince Apugo also refuted misleading media reports that he had endorsed Abia APC governorship candidate High Chief Ikechi Emenike.

Yesterday in his Ibeku Umuahia country home, the APC chieftain rallied support for the Labour Party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, claiming that he has the resources to rebuild Abia.

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He stated that he never endorsed Emenike’s governorship ambitions and cautioned against exploiting him for political gain.

Apugo accused the APC-led Federal Government of ignoring Abia State, claiming that the federal government has no presence in the state.

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“The APC has done nothing for my home state of Umuahia and Abia,” he lamented.

In addition, he stated that the APC had not done much for Ndigbo and urged voters to vote in the upcoming election based on the competence and integrity of candidates rather than the party logo.

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Apugo described the Igbo political elite as myopic and self-centered saboteurs after they made disparaging remarks about Obi.

He urged Igbo voters not to be deterred by the unpatriotic actions of these elements, who he claimed rarely visited their communities.

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According to him, Obi’s presidential ambitions and candidature have brought honour and respect to the Igbo people.

He recalled that this would be the first time Nigerians of various ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds would unite behind a presidential candidate from the South East.

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Apugo urged Ndigbo at home and abroad to vote in the upcoming elections for credible candidates of their choice.

He insisted that the era of manipulating election results was over, stating that those wishing to rig the polls would need to come up with a new plan.

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Apugo was optimistic that the upcoming elections would usher in a new Nigeria where merit and competence would be valued.

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Elections: We are not in any dialogue with Atiku-Obi/Datti PCC

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The Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council has debunked having any link with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP concerning stepping down for him.

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Recall that in an interview with the BBC Hausa service, Atiku Abubakar had claimed he was in talks with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party LP, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP to step down for him.

The PCC in a statement issued and signed by Diran Onifade Head of Media,
Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, the council denied having talks with Atiku.

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In the statement, Onifade stated that:”We have been inundated with enquiries about the claim of an on-going discussion between our Presidential ticket and the camp of PDP’s Presidential Candidate,Atiku Abubakar.

“For emphasis, we wish to repeat, as we have said all day, that the claim is totally false and baseless. We are not in any talks with Atiku or anyone else with a view to stepping down from a race in which we are the frontrunner.

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“Peter Obi is in the contest to win in consonance with the aspiration of majority of Nigerians who desire a New Nigeria devoid of lies, corruption and selfish scheming.

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I Wonder Why Tinubu Waited This Long To Say What We Have Been Saying On The Economy- Oby Ezekwesili

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The former Minister of Education, Dr Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has taken out her time to drag the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for recently speaking against the economy of the country, under this present administration.

While speaking, Oby Ezekwesili made it known that she listened to the lamentations of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the way his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has run the economy of country.

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Speaking further, the former education minister made it known that she wonders the reason why Bola Tinubu waited this long to say the same thing they have been saying on the economy all these while.

Since the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, came into power, over seven years ago, the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu never spoke against anything about this government, but as it stands now, the kind of statements he is making these days makes one wonder why he is saying all these things now.

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JUST IN: Gunmen Attack Gov Makinde During Campaign, Destroy Vehicles

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Information reaching naijablitznews.com indicates that the campaign train of Seyi Makinde, guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, has been reportedly attacked by gun-wielding hoodlums.

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Moses Alao, special assistant to the governor on print media, in a statement on Wednesday, said the attacks occurred on Tuesday at Igangan, Ibarapa north LGA of the state.

Alao said the governor had addressed a mammoth crowd at the Igangan town hall and was heading to Tapa when the incident occurred, adding that the governor’s convoy ran into a roadblock, where the hoodlums demanded money.

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He said the hoodlums started pelting the convoy with sticks and stones and later shot at the vehicles.

“The attacks were premeditated and orchestrated by some opposition elements, who hired street urchins to waylay the convoy of the governor,” Alao said.

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“This is with a view to giving the governor a bad image among the teeming population of Oyo state people.

“The unprovoked attacks were reprehensible, especially as the people of the state already know Makinde as a man of peace.

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“As it has become the custom of the governor to acknowledge the cheers and love of the people and in turn distribute souvenirs wherever he went to campaign, Governor Makinde stood in an open-roof SUV while other members of the entourage were in his tow.

“Toward the exit of the town was a roadblock, which we now know was mounted by the thugs to halt the flow of traffic so that they would be able to perpetrate their dastardly act.

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“Some group of boys started demanding money instead of the souvenirs being shared by the governor. Before anyone could say Jack Robinson, they started hauling stones, while some went in search of big sticks with which they were smashing vehicles indiscriminately.

“The urchins went directly after the SUV of Chief Tegbe, which showed a clearly premeditated motive, while others kept attacking other vehicles coming behind the governor.”

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Alao said the JAC bus conveying the media aides of the governor, journalists, and other vehicles were damaged by the hoodlums.

“At some points, the hoodlums graduated from hurling stones by bringing out guns and shooting at vehicles in the convoy,” he said.

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“We are sure that the same hoodlums went into the streets of Igangan to commit the wanton arson and destruction.

“While we sympathise with the families of individuals affected by the crisis, it is important to point out that Governor Makinde is a man of peace. And has made it clear that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Oyo state indigene.

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