Today’s Daily Brief: PDP govs meet with OBJ, Atiku’s says he has reconciled with Baba, PDP suspends Bamanga Tukur, and more

Incumbent governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress to run for the second term in the governorship primary conducted in Abeokuta.

His deputy, Mr. Segun Adesegun, also declared his governorship ambition on Thursday on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.

In the primary, which held under tight security, the governor polled 3,861 votes, in a contest where he is the sole aspirant.



The Rivers South East representative in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, on Thursday shunned the All Progressives Congress governorship primary holding in Port Harcourt.

Abe, who was a frontline aspirant before the emergence of the member representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Dakuku Peterside, as the APC governorship candidate, did not show up for the exercise.

Though no reason was given for Abe’s absence, sources said the Senator, who had already picked a senatorial nomination form, might not be happy over the consensus arrangement that brought out Peterside as the APC governorship candidate.



The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the party’s immediate past National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, for one month.

A statement issued on Thursday by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwom, said Tukur had been referred to the party’s National Disciplinary Committee for appropriate actions.

Tukur had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the removal of the party’s incumbent national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, from office.

In the said suit, the former chairman had challenged his ouster in January and prayed the court to re-instate him as the party’s helmsman.



Some governors of the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, have held a private meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

The meeting was held today at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

After the meeting which lasted over three hours, Obasanjo addressed reporters, saying that “Nigeria is in a bad situation” at the moment. He would, however, add that “not irretrievably bad if there is the will and courage to do the right thing at the right time.”



A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has declared that he has fully reconciled with his former boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Speaking in a statement from his media office, the former Vice President also identified waste, poor management and failure to diversify the economy by the current administration as the reason for the adverse economic impact of the fall in oil price.

Atiku affirmed at an interactive session with the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria Conference (CBNC) that there is no animosity left in the relationship with his former boss and that bygones are bygones.

Atiku made this revelation at a parley he held with representatives of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja.


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