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2023: Crack In Buhari, Tinubu Camps Widens
As the 2023 politicking begins to gather momentum, the crack between the camps of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has widened, Daily Trust reports.
But while some sources admitted there are issues between the two strongmen, a university lecturer with a good understanding of Nigerian political schemings, said the purported rift was tactically created to push Tinubu aside and pave way for another candidate to clinch the presidency.
Our correspondents report that the last time the two leaders met was on January 7, 2020, when Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, visited the State House, Abuja. Daily Trust could not establish the last time the president and the former governor spoke through phone, but multiple sources said all is not well between the duo.
Nigeria Sitting On A Keg Of Gunpowder – Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder with the rising challenges of insecurities across the country.
“I want to let Nigerians know, especially those who are responsible for making inflammatory statements; we’re sitting on a keg of gunpowder, everybody’s not in doubt in Nigeria today about the security situation and without security, there can be no meaningful progress going on,” he said while addressing State House reporters Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He had been on Saturday attacked by gunmen while returning from his farm in Tyomu community along Makurdi-Gboko highway. He said Buhari’s directive for a thorough investigation into the attack on him and that the criminal elements be fished out “was quite consoling”.
APC Needs 8 Terms In Power To Improve Lives – Buni
Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the national caretaker committee of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the ruling party’s ambition is to remain in power for 32 years.
Speaking at the National Secretariat of the Party in Abuja on Tuesday, Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, said the party will improve lives if given the opportunity to be in charge for eight terms.
He made this known during the inauguration of the Strategy Committee of the Party under the chairmanship of Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State.
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