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Leaders and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Nasarawa have urged aggrieved members of the party to sheath their swords and unite to win the 2023 general elections.

They made the call in a statement jointly signed by Abdulkarim Usman, Baba Gbefwi, Sulaiman Adokwe, Jibril Keana, Musa Karshi, Michael Abdul and Kefas Kaura.

The statement titled ‘Nasarawa State Stands With Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’, urged members to close ranks in the interest of the nation yearning for PDP.

The group said the call became necessary because of reports that some PDP leaders declared their decision to withdraw from the party’s presidential campaign council 2023 general elections.

The aggrieved leaders said the only condition for their participation in the campaign council would be for the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign his position to pave the way for a new chair to emerge from the South since the party presidential candidate is from the North.

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“As leaders and elders of our great party from Nasarawa state, we are compelled to state unequivocally that the decision to withdraw the participation in the presidential campaign council taken by this group on the eve of the start of the campaign for the general election, is ill-advised,” the party stakeholders explained.

They added, “Our party in Nasarawa state has resolved to vigorously support and campaign for all our candidates in the general election, including and especially our presidential candidate, Abubakar, to ensure he emerges victorious at the polls.”

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The group described the 2023 general elections as consequential for the survival of Nigeria as a viable entity and the PDP’s mission to rescue Nigeria.

It stated that there was a need for all hands to be on deck for the important and noble cause.

“In arriving at this position, we are not unmindful of the grievances of the group, which is traceable to the outcome of the party primaries, particularly the presidential primary election, which ushered in Abubakar as the presidential candidate of our party,” the statement further explained. “We note with great satisfaction that the process itself was transparent and democratic.”

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Thousands rally in Abuja as Peter Obi’s campaign ramps up momentum across Nigeria

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Thousands of Nigerians trooped out on Saturday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to demonstrate their support for Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

Mr Obi’s supporters are currently marching fromUnity Fountain to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and subsequently City Gate in the country’s capital Abuja.

Some prominent public figures that featured in the rally being held on September 24 in the FCT include Ken Asogwa and human rights lawyer Abdul Mahmud.

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Since clinching the Labour Party’s presidential ticket, Mr Obi’s support groups have organised marches in several states across the country.

Amidst the growing momentum for Mr Obi’s presidential bid, the political establishment across party lines has tried to undermine possible results, with many insinuating that the newly reawakened worker’s party does not have the “structure” to win at the polls.

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Buhari told Tinubu to remove Osinbajo’s name from APC campaign council: Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari directed that his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, should not be included in the APC presidential campaign council.

This followed reactions that triggered the absence of Mr Osinbajo from the list of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council.

The vice-president contested the ticket of the All Progressives Congress presidential primary in June against Mr Tinubu, who is presumed to be his political benefactor.

“Nothing can be farther from the facts. For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr. President has SPECIFICALLY directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government,” Mr Keyamo said.

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The junior labour minister in the Buhari-led regime, who also doubles as the spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign council, revealed this in a statement Saturday.

On Friday, the APC released a list of 422-member Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) ahead of the commencement of the party’s 2023 presidential campaign.

In the list sighted by Peoples Gazette, Mr Buhari is expected to head the campaign council. Mr Osinbajo was the only high-profile member of the ruling APC not listed.

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In an attempt to justify the controversial list with the non-inclusion of Mr Osinbajo, Mr Keyamo explained that it would be wrong for all the key functionaries of government in the Buhari regime to abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.

“Our candidates and the leadership of the APC have also indicated that the list is not sacrosanct as there may be periodic review of it as circumstances dictate.

“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs,” Mr Keyamo added.

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, has appointed Femi Fani-Kayode to the Presidential Campaign Council.

Fani-Kayode was named the Director, New Media of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in the complete list released by the campaign council late Friday.

Bashir Ahmad has been appointed the Deputy Director, New Media to the presidential council.

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has 422 members who will champion the campaign for the election of Tinubu as president net year.

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The Campaign Council has President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman, while the APC’s Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the Deputy Chairman.

In the list, while Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong is the Director General of the council, former Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole is the Deputy Director General.

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While APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu is the Deputy Chairman II, Senator Kashim Shettima is the Vice Chairman of the council.

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has been included in the list as Director, Election Planning and Monitoring.

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