President Buhari has come under serious criticisms, especially from members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who have continued to maintain that Buhari does not have WAEC certificate and so, is not eligible to vie for elective position much less that of the presidency in Nigeria.
“The main reason for arresting him is because of his press conference he held on Sunday and mainly on the security issues he said about Kigoma,” Ado Shaibu, the party’s secretary for ideology, communications and publicity, told Reuters on Thursday, referring to a region in western Tanzania.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said his ruling All Progressives Congress is not jittery that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is holding strategy meetings in Dubai ahead of the 2019 elections. “They can strategise from anywhere, but a leopard cannot change its skin.”
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years Wednesday for a ceremony to welcome the latest peace accord for the war-ravaged country. Machar, who under the terms of the September deal is to be reinstated as vice president, had not set foot in the city since he fled in July 2016 under a hail of gunfire when an earlier peace agreement collapsed.
Riek Machar was welcomed by President Salva Kiir, Machar’s former ally turned bitter enemy, on his arrival at Juba’s airport from Khartoum.
Stunned, Somalia’s federal government is in an awkward spot. If Mukhtar Robow’s campaign for a regional presidency goes forward, observers say the man who once praised Osama bin Laden and tried to impose an Islamic state has a good chance at winning next month’s election.
“The Robow case is really jeopardizing any chance of another al-Shabab leader to consider defecting to the government side,” said Sheikh-Ali, who advocates dialogue with the extremist group. “Somalia needs peace.”
Former President John Dramani Mahama is in the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections. Mahama will visit Trobu, Amasaman, Domeabra Obom, Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfrom, Weija Gbawe, Anya Sowutuom and Okaikoi North.