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Tinubu Throws Weight Behind Direct Primary For Osun APC Governorship Election

Tinubu Throws Weight Behind Direct Primary For Osun APC Governorship Election

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All Progressives Congress stalwart, Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) approving direct primaries for electing the governorship candidate in Osun will deepen internal democracy in the party. Tinubu expressed the view in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday entitled ‘Internal Democracy: Improving the Nomination Process’, A copy of the statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Tinubu’s Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman. According to the APC chieftain, the party’s Constitution provides for both direct and indirect primaries, but the direct option is more democratic and more participatory. Tinubu said that the decision was a ground-breaking step, as it affirmed the party’s democratic inclinations. He said that the
Stop Bickering, Our Target Is To Send Okowa Packing, Oshiomhole Speaks On Delta APC Crisis

Stop Bickering, Our Target Is To Send Okowa Packing, Oshiomhole Speaks On Delta APC Crisis

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  National Chairman of Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressive (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has responded to the bickering over his recent swearing in of Prophet Jones Erie as Delta state chapter's chairman of the party. Chief Press Secretary of the APC national chairman, Simon Ebegbelum in a statement Tuesday night obtained by BigPen Online, said the uncomplimentary comments about the swearing in may be coming from the opposition PDP who are shivering over the resolve of the APC to capture Delta State in 2019. The statement read in full: "My attention has been drawn to some misleading and mischievous comments emanating from a section of our APC members following the swearing in of Prophet Jones Ode Erue, as the Delta State chairman of the All Progressives Congress by ...
I Will Defeat Boko Haram If I Am Elected President -Atiku

I Will Defeat Boko Haram If I Am Elected President -Atiku

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Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President has promised to end the Boko Harman insurgency if elected president. While speaking in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant said he has what it takes to defeat Boko Haram. According to TheCable, he criticised the manner in which the current administration has been fighting insurgency, vowing to use a better approach. “Since the year 1999 when I was elected the Vice President of Nigeria, I knew Borno, Yobe and Gombe states were under the government of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP),” he said. “But if you consider the appointments that these three states enjoyed from the federal government, (they) were much higher than the ones given to other PDP states. “And
I Won’t Leave PDP To Join Failed APC Leaders In Ebonyi – Umahi

I Won’t Leave PDP To Join Failed APC Leaders In Ebonyi – Umahi

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Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi stated that “even if there is a need” for him to leave the PDP, he can never leave for the “kind of APC in Ebonyi state”. He revealed this on Tuesday while addressing journalists regarding recent reports that he has left the PDP. On being an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor once expressed support for the president to seek a second term in office. He however said his relationship with Buhari is personal because the president is his “boss”. “Mr. President or any APC person has never asked me to come to APC, and they will never ask me. And there is no reason for me to leave my party, PDP, of which I was the party ch
No More Delegate Primary In APC, All Members Will Elect Governorship Candidate – Oshiomhole

No More Delegate Primary In APC, All Members Will Elect Governorship Candidate – Oshiomhole

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  Henceforth, Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) will now adopt the direct primary, a system which allow all card carrying members of the party to elect the party’s governorship candidate, unlike the delegate system, which is often prone to corruption. National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who gave the hint, on Monday in Abuja after a closed door meeting with members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), said that the party has adopted the system for the September 22 Osun governorship election. Oshiomhole explained that the essence of the direct primary was to allow more party members to participate in the process of nominating candidates and to remove issues of corruption or monetising the processes. He added that the
PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians. The party declares as shameful for President Muhammadu Buhari, who claims to be an anti-corruption champion, to glee over acts of electoral corruption that can truncate our democratic process. The PDP said it found as strange that President Buhari could not condemn the emasculation and subversion of the will of Ekiti people and the stealing of another party’s victory by brute force. The PDP has also noted the unsavoury statements by the Presidency, celebrating the subjugation of Ekiti people as a stamp for President Buhari, wherein it further boasted of a triumph for the President in the 2019 general election
Fayose Breaks Silence After Ekiti Poll, Say Buhari Should Bury His Head In Shame

Fayose Breaks Silence After Ekiti Poll, Say Buhari Should Bury His Head In Shame

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  Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bury his head in shame over the outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Kolapo Olusola, Fayose’s preferred candidate in the election. Olusola ran on the platform of PDP. In reaction to the election in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon, the governor alleged that the federal government used security agencies to rig the poll. He however expressed optimism that his party would retrieve its “stolen mandate”. “Buhari should bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi whom Ekiti people rejected,” h
We Did Not Push Ortom Away -Oshiomhole

We Did Not Push Ortom Away -Oshiomhole

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The National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, was not pushed out of the party. He revealed this on Monday at the party secretariat in Abuja while responding to questions on the withdrawal of Ortom. Ortom had revealed that APC had given him a “red card” and this would enable him to join any political party that has an ideology worthy of being adopted by his administration. However, the party chairman said he could not comment on the basis of rumour, saying APC would dig into the matter and react accordingly. “This party will not comment on the basis of rumours and I am sure eventually we will find out the fact of the matter and base on those facts, we would act,” he said. “I know that Ortom is a prom
Obasanjo, Saraki, Uduaghan Congratulate Fayemi Over Victory In Ekiti Polls

Obasanjo, Saraki, Uduaghan Congratulate Fayemi Over Victory In Ekiti Polls

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi over his victory in the Ekiti state governorship election. Obasanjo who said he received news of Mr. Fayemi’s election while on transit to Beijing, China, described the politician’s victory as a huge feat. A statement he personally signed read; “You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed. “I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them. “You have fough
Ekiti: APC’s Victory Won’t Stand Test Of Time – Secondus

Ekiti: APC’s Victory Won’t Stand Test Of Time – Secondus

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Prince Uche Secondus, National chairman of Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the "obvious vote robbery in Ekiti state on Saturday by the All Progressive Congress APC, would not stand the test of the time. Secondus said that Justice has the stamina to go all the way to the destination while injustice cannot as it terminates midway to the race, saying "what we need is patience". He spoke in a statement by his media Adviser Ike Abonyi, thanking Nigerians, particularly those who stood by the party during the struggle for Ekiti and assured them that Justice surely will prevail. He said that PDP knew from inception that rescuing Nigeria from anti democratic forces is not going to be an easy thing but has remained emboldened by the fact