500 PDP members dump ‘Umbrellas’, Pick Up ‘Brooms’ in Kwara [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that no fewer than 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State at the weekend defected to the All Progressives Congress, choosing to  dump their ‘umbrellas’ to pick up ‘brooms’ ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Kwara State Chairman of APC, Bashir Bolarinwa, while receiving the former PDP members in Obo -Aiyegunle, assured them that they would be accorded equal rights and privileges being enjoyed by old members. He urged them to add value to the party both in the state and at the national level. Bolarinwa, while congratulating them for their decision, said the task ahead [Read]

JUST IN: Eighteen APC-led Imo Assembly Lawmakers, Speaker Defect from party to AA [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that eighteen members of the Imo State House of Assembly including the Speaker, Acho Ihim, have defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party. The lawmakers abandoned their parties for a new party to the Action Alliance (AA). The Speaker made the announcement of the defections on Thursday, during an emergency sitting at the Hallow chambers of the State House of Assembly. This is coming days after speculations have it that the Governor Okorocha – backed Guber candidate, Chief Uche Nwosu has pitched his tent with the Action Alliance Party in further [Read]

2019: Six Governors, 27 Lawmakers Set To Dump APC to join Us – PDP

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Peoples Democratic Party said it was almost concluding discussions with more state governors and members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to dump the party. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, the PDP said the would-be defectors were only waiting for some loose ends to be tightened before announcing their defection. One of such discussions is on the control of party structures, Ologbondiyan said. But he said the discussion in the affected states and senatorial zones had reached advanced stages and would be completed in a couple [Read]

BREAKING: ‘PDP Sent Me To Jail, APC Released Me’ – Ibori Defects At last!

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that about 7,000 members of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Delta State, including two aides of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, have dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The decampees, mainly from Oleh community and its environs in Isoko South local government area of the state, defected alongside Mr Lucky Arumare, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths and Community Development, Mrs. Uyoyou Edhekpo, Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilization. They based their decision to dump the party on alleged high handedness, and continued imposition of candidates by the leadership of the party, alleging that the PDP as a [Read]

2019: Atiku Denies leaving PDP Again

The campaign office of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has refuted speculations that the presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was set to dump the party. The reaction was contained in a statement made available to our source on Sunday and signed by Segun Sowunmi, spokesperson of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO). NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the rebuttal described the claims as a malicious attempt to confuse the public about the aspiration of Atiku ahead of the forthcoming presidential primary election of the PDP. The statement read: “For the avoidance of any doubts, Atiku remains the frontline aspirant for the presidential ticket of [Read]

EXPOSED: Why I refused N2bn offered me by Buhari – Akwa Ibom Speaker, Luke

Onofiok Luke, the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, has alleged that the Presidency offered him N2 billion and the deputy governorship slot to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Luke spoke during a solidarity rally for the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and Senator from the state, Bassey Albert in Uyo, the state capital. NEWS FLAKES further gathered through our source that the Speaker noted that he would rather quit politics than defect to the APC. According to Luke, “They said the President had sent words for me to become the deputy governor. They offered me N2bn, but I said no. [Read]

OSHIOMHOLE TO SARAKI: You Will Be Impeached, Voted Out in 2019

Comrade Adams Oshiomohle, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Senator Bukola Saraki’s precarious stay as President of the Nigerian Senate is no longer sustainable, insisting that Saraki will soon be impeached according to the law. Not only that Oshiomhole disclosed plans by the APC leadership to double its effort to ensure that the Senator who is representing Kwara Central senatorial district loses his deposit in the forthcoming 2019 election. The former Edo State governor was responding to recent world press conference in Abuja, addressed by Saraki following the siege at the National Assembly by operatives of DSS. Saraki had promised to quit as president [Read]

BREAKING: Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal dumps APC, joins PDP

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has dumped All Progressives Congress, APC, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at a press conference in the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. The statement reads thus: “Politicians and political leaders, groups and group leaders, stakeholders in the development of our state and our nation, fellow indigenes of Sokoto State and citizens of our great country, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is with gratitude to Almighty Allah, our Sustainer that I address you on a matter of great importance to [Read]

JUST IN: Senate President Bukola Saraki dumps APC, as Kwara gov returns to PDP

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki has announced he is leaving the All Progressives Congress, Nigeria’s ruling party. Saraki made the announcement on the micro-blogging, Twitter on Tuesday evening, July 31. The Senate President tweeted: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”. His defection will be coming a week after 14 Senators and 37 House of Representatives members dumped the ruling party. In a related development, Kwara governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has also announced his much anticipated return to his former party, People’s Democratic [Read]

Defection: PDP battles crises in Kano, Kwara, Benue, five other states

  •Panel summons Shekarau, Kwankwaso, ex-ministers •Ortom may get re-election ticket, PDP wades in Gemade-Suswam tussle for Senatorial ticket •Party hands over structure to Saraki, as Senate President woos PDP leaders in Kwara •Kogi: Melaye may get ticket, Yusuf likely back in the House of Reps •Dankwambo to determine ex-Minister’s fate, Nafada’s governorship ambition The recent gale of defections by top ranking members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sparked crises in at least nine state chapters of the opposition party. Kano, Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Gombe and Sokoto are top on the list of the affected states, The Nation can now report. The rest [Read]