The disaster within the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a dramatic flip this week when President Muhammadu Buhari declared his assist for the controversial chief of the APC Victor Giadom. After that, the Nationwide Govt Council (NEC), of the social gathering dissolved the social gathering’s Nationwide working committee (NWC). Naija Information brings you a round-up of the most important occasions and happenings in Nigeria final week.
Buhari helps Giadom
In an sudden transfer, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night pitched his tent with the Victor Giadom led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in opposition to Adams Oshiomhole, this got here as a impolite shock as many political pundits didn’t envisage the transfer from president Mummadu Buhari.
President Buhari didn’t cease together with his assist for Mr Giadom, he additionally attended the social gathering’s Nationwide Govt Council assembly which was held on the Presidential villa.
APC Nationwide Working Committee Suspended
As if president Buhari’s resolution to assist Victor Giadom was not sufficient heartbreak for the Oshiomhole political camp, president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday referred to as for the dissolution of the Oshiomhole led Nationwide Working Committee of the APC.
Buhari’s suggestion was thereafter accredited by the social gathering’s Nationwide Govt Council (NEC) and a caretaker NWC really useful to take over within the interim.
APC, PDP Edo State Governorship Primaries
The 2 main contending events within the Edo state 2020 gubernatorial elections held their primaries through the week.
The APC adopted the direct primaries because the mode for electing its flag bearer within the forthcoming election.
The primaries was held in 192 wards of the 18 native authorities areas of the state. The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) alternatively adopted the oblique primaries and held its election on the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Thursday.
The primaries was solely contested by Governor Godwin Obaseki after stories emerged on Thursday of the stepping down from the race by in style philanthropist, Kenneth Imasuagbon, popularly referred to as the ‘Rice Man’.
Ajimobi dies at 70
The previous Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi died aged 70. He died just a few days after he was appointed because the Appearing Nationwide Chairman of the APC by the NWC of the social gathering. He died resulting from Coronavirus issues.
His household has introduced his burial preparations. He’s anticipated to be buried as we speak, Sunday, in Ibadan.
After he was dealt a heavy blow through the week, Oshiomhole lastly accepted the choice of APC NEC to sack the social gathering’s NWC.
He mentioned, “for the reason that president has additionally agreed to the dissolution of the NWC, I’m certain to obey him because the chief of the social gathering.”
The previous Edo State governor, who instructed his attorneys to withdraw lawsuit in court docket, assured President Buhari of his loyalty. “loyalty is put to check when the going is hard”
Tinubu denies 2023 presidency agenda
On Saturday, after dropping his grip on the APC, The chief of the social gathering, Bola Tinubu, in a press release denied his presidential ambition, saying that point will reveal issues. Within the assertion obtained by Naija Information Tinubu mentioned: “I’ve made no resolution relating to 2023 for the considerations of this hour are momentous sufficient.”
Presidency Denies Rift Between Buhari And Tinubu
To cap all of the political drama that occurred all through the week, the Presidency on Saturday night launched a press release and dismissed stories of dangerous blood between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, warned ‘analysts’ to cease peddling falsehood.
He accused opposition politicians of making an attempt to make use of intellectuals and their supporters within the media to interrupt the Buhari/Tinubu relationship.