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Plateau guber: PDP sets up committee to prune number of aspirants

As politicians jostle for their parties’ tickets to contest the 2019 general elections, the PDP in Plateau has set up a five-member committee to prune the number of aspirants seeking the governorship ticket.
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke: Zoning of public offices has put mediocres in power

A Social Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Donald Duke, has condemned the zoning of public offices in the country, stating that it had only put mediocres in power.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

Donald Duke: Why I dumped PDP

Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, on Friday said he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to run for the office of president in the 2019 election because his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had “unconstitutionally” zoned political offices.

2019: Lawyer, ex-deputy speaker eye Ben Bruce’s Senate seat

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Biriyai Dambo, and the former Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Ayebaesin Edoghotu-Omoh, have all purchased and submitted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination forms to replace Senator Ben Murray- Bruce in the Senate, in next year’s election

Akwa Ibom PDP insists on zoning to reduce tension

Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained that its insistence on zoning is to reduce political tension and unwarranted expenditure during the 2019 general elections.

2019: Governor Wike declares to re-contest

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that he will seek re-election in 2019, citing the support of youths from the 23 local government areas, as the principal reason for his declaration.

Governor Amosun needs God’s intercession for successor – aspirant

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Mr. Temitope Kuyebi, has charged the people of Yewa-Awori of the state to continue to pray for Governor Ibikunle Amosun, not to renege on his promise to zone the 2019 gubernatorial election to Ogun West senatorial district.

President Buhari: I wish defecting APC members the very best

“As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning, which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” he said.

Protest for Osun West governorship agitation mischievous, provocative – Group

Some indigenes of Osun State on the platform of Development Advocacy Group have described the Friday protest for Osun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state as divisive, provocative and mischevious.

2019: I don’t have ex-President Obasanjo’s backing – Donald Duke

A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Donald Duke, on Tuesday said that his ambition was not backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Governor Okorocha: INEC worked for opposition in 2015

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, said in 2015 general elections both the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, worked for the opposition.

Ekiti guber: Only hypocrites want zoning dropped in APC – Ex-Rep Faparusi

Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, a member of the House of Representatives, has said it will be hypocritical for the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to see zoning as an inconsequential factor in selecting a candidate for the July 14 governorship election.

CDHR faults Governor Umahi’s blanket endorsement of serving Ebonyi legislators

The Ebonyi chapter of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has appealed to Gov. Dave Umahi to rescind his blanket endorsement of State and National Assembly members from Ebonyi for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Anambra guber: Shun sentiments, propaganda – Uba tells APC delegates

Senator Andy Uba has called on delegates to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries not to be unduly influenced by sentiments in determining the party’s flag bearer for the November governorship election.

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