Amidst controversy that has continued to stir disagreement amongst members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party, the party has slated February 2022 as its National Convention date. Since June 2020 that marked the sacking of the National party chairman of the progressive, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the APC affairs was handed over to the caretaker committee led by the Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni. In a manner that other members of the progressive tagged as illegal, there has been a move for the removal of the Buni lead Extra Ordinary caretaker Committee challenging its legality as a sitting Governor and as acting party chairman all at the same time.
As most state governors have continued to kick against the new electoral Act proposing for direct primaries ahead of the 2023 General election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says they are waiting for President Buhari’s approval to swing into action.
Recall, the National Assembly had last weeks forwarded the Electoral Bill 2021 to President Buhari for his assent. However, the proposal of the direct primaries has stirred controversy among political actors where some Governors and some members of the National Assembly has pitched tent against the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The United States of America’s (USA) Secretary of State, Antony Blinken as part of his three-nation tour of Africa has arrived in Nigeria and is in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari hours after visiting Kenya. The US diplomat arrived at the Aso Rock Villa in a motorcade at about 3:47 pm on Thursday. He is expected to discuss security issues facing Nigeria especially terrorism in the northern region and after that, he will meet with the Vice President of the Nation, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to sign some agreements between the USA and Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the winner of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State is Chukwuma Soludu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). This was announced at the INEC office in Awka, Anambra State on Wednesday morning by the Returning Officer of the Anambra 2021 governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi. According to INEC, Mr. Soludo polled 112,229 votes while his closest rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Valentine Ozigbo emerged second with a total of 53,807 votes.
President of the United States (US) Joe Biden Biden has conveyed his intention through the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to invite Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari and a host of other African leaders to a Summit in 2022. The summit tagged "US-Africa Leaders Summit" was last held eight (8) years ago during the tenure of President Barack Obama in 2014. The invite message was relayed by Blinken during a Friday speech to the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) on his multi-day trip to the continent.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its timetable and schedule of activities for next year’s (2022) Governorship Elections in Ekiti and Osun states. According to the Party’s official notice signed by the National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudodehe, the sale of nomination forms will begin on the 16th for Ekiti state and 18th for Osun state, November 2021.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Sunday declared the Anambra governorship election inconclusive, saying a supplementary election will hold in 362 polling units in Ihiala Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 9. The Returning Officer of the Anambra State governorship election, Professor Florence Obi made this known, noting that election had to take place in those polling units for the election to be conclusive.