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2027 Elections: I’m Not Yet Tired Of Politics But PDP Will Decide My Fate – Atiku Abubakar

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Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate during the 2023 General election, has said members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would decide his fate for the 2027 general elections.

 

He said that it was too early to decide whether he would vie for the presidency in the forthcoming elections.

 

In an interview with the BBC on Friday, Atiku,  said his recent meeting with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, could be a signal to a possible in the build-up to the 2027 general elections.

 

Atiku Abubakar met with the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election Peter Obi, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, and former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido in separate visits earlier last week.

 

He had said their meeting augured well for democratic governance in Nigeria while implying a possible alliance between the opposition parties.

 

He also dispelled claims that they couldn’t produce a consensus candidate.

 

According to him, should the PDP members unanimously agree on zoning PDP’s presidential candidate to South East, he will abide by it.

 

“I’ve made it clear since last elections that if our party members had a consensus that southeast should produce the candidate, we would all agree. And if our parties also had a similar agreement, then so be it,’’ Atiku said.

 

However, Atiku confirmed the opposition parties’ possible alliance ahead of the 2027 elections but couldn’t provide details as to when they would seal the alliance.

 

He also refuted claims that he would relinquish from active politics after the 2023 polls adding, “We fiercely fought even the military governments; let alone the civilian administrations. So, if you’re thinking otherwise, you might be dreaming. We would never retrace from fighting injustice, and bad governance. I am not yet tired of the political activism.’’

 

Atiku added that his not retiring from active politics does not in any way block the chances of fresh blood to have their shots.

 

Asked if his recent talks with topnotch politicians across the country might be a litmus test for eyeing up towards 2027 polls, he said, “We are in a democratic system and don’t forget that we are those who fought for its entrenchment. So, we are going to continue entrenching good governance and a sound democratic system. We would never fold our arms watching things deteriorating.”

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Nigeria’s Democracy at Crossroads: Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Laments Failed Leadership, Corruption

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As Nigeria marks Democracy Day, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a media consultant, has lamented the country’s wobbling democracy and failed leadership.

 

In a statement, Eze traced Nigeria’s democratic journey from its independence in 1960 to the present day, highlighting the challenges it has faced, including military dictatorships, corruption, and leadership failure.

 

Eze noted that Nigeria’s democracy has been fragile and fluctuating, with political competition, communal and ethnic rivalries posing significant threats.

 

He also criticized the country’s political class, describing them as “anti-democrats” who prioritize power over democratic principles.

 

The media consultant expressed concern over the erosion of the rule of law, the absence of structures to address ethnic fears, and reckless misrule by corrupt politicians.

 

He cited examples of electoral rigging, judicial rascality, and the reward of corrupt practices, citing the case of Nyesom Wike, a former governor of Rivers State.

 

Eze called on Nigerians to reminisce about the country’s rough path to democracy and the sacrifices made by citizens.

 

He urged them to rededicate themselves to genuine service and help Nigeria become a democratically stable and economically viable state.

 

Despite the challenges, Eze expressed hope for Nigeria’s future, concluding, “Nigeria We Hail Thee!” His statement serves as a call to action for Nigerians to work towards a better democratic future.

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Senator Adeola Solomon Gears Up for Ultimate Political Showdown

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Senator Adeola Solomon, also known as Yayi, is prepping for the most significant political battle of his career, This Day reports.

 

The seasoned politician, recognized for his strategic thinking and financial resources, has set his sights on becoming the next Governor of Ogun State in 2027.

 

Adeola’s political journey has been marked by calculated moves, including his successful bid to represent Ogun West Senatorial District in 2023.

 

However, his aspiration for the top job in Ogun State is expected to face stiff opposition from former allies and political heavyweights.

 

Despite the anticipated challenges, sources close to the senator indicate that he is prepared to face the battle head-on, leveraging his vast experience and political savvy to overcome the obstacles.

 

With a reputation for being a master strategist and a skilled politician, Adeola’s candidacy is expected to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming election.

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Peter Obi Slams Nigeria’s 2023 Election Says its a Show of Shame

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Former Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has strongly criticized the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, labeling it a “show of shame” marred by fraud allegations and irregularities.

 

In a series of posts, Obi contrasted Nigeria’s election with South Africa’s recent transparent and efficient democratic process.

 

Obi highlighted the stark differences between the two countries’ electoral processes, noting Nigeria’s low voter turnout, late-starting polling stations, and lack of diaspora voting.

 

He also pointed out the technical glitches and widespread irregularities that plagued Nigeria’s election, despite significant expenditure.

 

In contrast, South Africa’s election was characterized by a high voter turnout, timely polling stations, and real-time results updates without technical issues.

 

Obi called for urgent comprehensive electoral reforms to restore faith in Nigeria’s democracy and ensure free, fair, and credible elections.

 

He emphasized the need for Nigeria to learn from South Africa’s example and strive for a better democratic system.

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