Bandits Kill Top Government Official|| Strong Northern Group Confirm Support For Obi

JUST IN: Abducted Zamfara LCDA boss killed by bandits
Tanimu Yanware, the Sole Administrator of Tsafe Area Development Council of Zamfara, who was abducted by armed bandits earlier this year, has been killed.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that Yanware was killed while trying to escape from the armed bandits’ camp along Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

The late LCDA boss spent three months in captivity.

Recall that Yanware was abducted alongside several others along Funtua-Tsafe highway in March while returning from Dandume, a Local Government Council in Katsina State.

The kidnappers called and asked his family to pay N20 million ransom.
Source: Politics Nigeria

PDP crisis: Aggrieved govs may endorse Obasanjo’s candidate Jan 5
There are strong indications that the five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party governors may endorse their preferred presidential candidate on January 5, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The PUNCH gathered on Tuesday that the governors, who are presently meeting in London, United Kingdom, might be influenced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice that the Presidency should come to the South-East in 2023.

Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu states and some political heavyweights from the South had parted ways with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over his alleged refusal to prevail on the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to resign after Atiku, a northerner clinched the presidential ticket of the party.
Source: The Punch

2023: MBF Backs Ex-SGF Babachir’s Endorsement Of Obi
The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has backed former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal’s endorsement of the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 presidential poll, Peter Obi.
Lawal, a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had said he decided to back Obi because: “Nigerians are yearning for change and people are determined that this time around the change that we have been yearning for will come”.

In a statement yesterday, MBF Chairman, Bitrus Pogu said the ex- SGF “must have realised that his people’s interest is put first”.
He however, faulted the ex-House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s reported endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Pogu said: “One would have expected that after the hues he went through in the ruling APC, Dogara’s preference of his name and personal political interest against that of his people would have given way to a much better people-driven position.

“Maybe, his sole calculation was that Atiku will beat Tinubu and Obi and his appointment guaranteed. “He wants to belong even if it is going to be against the overall interest of his own people but when the dice is cast, he will realize how important the power of the people is compared to that of personal interest.”
Source: NewTelegraph