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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

NEWS, POLITICS
  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
Ekiti 2018: Oshiomhole Says APC’s Victory Is Huge Vote Of Confidence On Party, Buhari

Ekiti 2018: Oshiomhole Says APC’s Victory Is Huge Vote Of Confidence On Party, Buhari

NEWS, POLITICS
  ...Congratulates Fayemi National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described APC's victory in the governorship election in Ekiti state three weeks after its National Convention as a huge vote of confidence on the party and the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Oshiomhole stated this on Sunday in a congratulatory message to the governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi whom he advised not to scheme out his political opponents in the running of the state. He urged Fayemi to run an all inclusive government and resist the temptation of vengeance while channeling his energy to rebuilding the state. The statement read in full: “I congratulate the governor Elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on his historic vi
APC Affirms Resolve To Take Over Delta Comes 2019

APC Affirms Resolve To Take Over Delta Comes 2019

NEWS, POLITICS
  Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), Delta state chapter has reiterated it resolved to capture Delta state in the 2019 general election. State chairman of the party, Chief Cyril Ogodo made the declaration at the maiden State Working Committee, Local and Ward Chairmen and other stakeholders meeting held at its state Secretariat on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Asaba, the state capital. Ogodo said that the party has aligned with the yearnings of Deltans to change the PDP led administration in the forthcoming general election, maintaining that APC taking over Delta State Government is not negotiable come 2019. Ogodo who expressed confidence of the party’s preparedness to give Deltans a fresh breath in the forthcoming general elections, stated that member
I’ve Committed No Crime To Warrant My Arrest – Emerhor

I’ve Committed No Crime To Warrant My Arrest – Emerhor

NEWS, POLITICS
  Olorogun O'tega Emerhor says he has not committed any crime to warrant arrest contrary to reports that operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) arrested him at the Presidential Villa for security breach. Emerhor in a statement by his media aide, Aghogho Abraham Orotomah said that the report about his purported arrested was orchestrated by his political opponents. The statement read in full, "My attention has been drawn to report on social media and online news outlets that the Leader of the Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress and Chairman of the Management Board of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor was arrested by men of the DSS earlier today (Tuesday) when he led delegation of Urhobo leaders on a courtesy call on P...
BREAKING: Commotion At Eagle Square Abuja As Omo-Agege, Emerhor Supporters Clash + Video

BREAKING: Commotion At Eagle Square Abuja As Omo-Agege, Emerhor Supporters Clash + Video

NEWS, POLITICS
  Pandemonium has broke out at the All Progressive Congress, (APC) National Convention as supporters of Senator Ovie Omo-Ageege and Olorogun O'tega Emerhor threw caution to the wind, attacking each other at the Delta stand in Eagle Square, Abuja. BigPen Online reports that commotion erupted when Emerhor's faction stormed the Delta stand and tried to sack the Omo-Agege faction that were already seated. In an ensuing chaos, Emerhor's faction chased always the Omo-Agege loyalists and delegates who were accredited earlier with clubs and other available weapons including throwing chairs and table on them. Chief Great Ogboru and others was seated on the stand when the invaders came and sacked them. Former governor of Edo state and National Chairmanship hopeful, Comrade Ad...

How Emerhor Installed Estranged Deputy To Erue As APC Chairman In Factional Congress In Delta

NEWS, POLITICS
  Facts have emerged how the estranged deputy chairman of the Prophet Jones Ode-Erue-led executive of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief Cyril Ogodo was installed by the leader of the party in Delta State, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor. Reports say Ogodo who signed the statement rejecting former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for the party's National Chairmanship position for the Emerhor bloc of the party was elected during the factional Congress of the party held at the College of Education (Technical), Asaba. Chief Ogodo, who was favoured by Emerhor after he fell apart with Ode-Erue polled a total of 731 votes to beat his only rival, Fred Obe who had 99 votes out of 1439 votes. The congress which was conducted under tight security was piloted by Chairman of...
Fears Over Alleged Moves To Scuttle Today’s APC State Factional Congress In Delta

Fears Over Alleged Moves To Scuttle Today’s APC State Factional Congress In Delta

NEWS, POLITICS
There is fear that the factional state Congress of the All Progressive Congress, APC billed to hold at College of Education (Technical), Asaba, the Delta state capital today, (Monday) would be scuttled, BigPen Online can report. Reports say effort by the organisers to secure police protection had failed since Sunday night, thus fueling speculations that 'thugs' have been mobilized to invade the venue. Specifically, sources alleged that the Erue-Ogboru-Omo-Agege tendencies of the party had plotted to disrupt the event after holding one over the weekend. Multiple sources alleged that efforts by APC leader, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor to secure police protection from the Delta state Police Command had failed since the police commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa had failed to respond to...
JUST IN: Delta APC Sets For Parallel State Congress As Emerhor, Erue, Blocs Fail To Harmonise

JUST IN: Delta APC Sets For Parallel State Congress As Emerhor, Erue, Blocs Fail To Harmonise

NEWS
  Members of All Progressive Congress, APC in Delta state are now set for parallel state Congress as the leaders and gladiators squabbling for the control of the structure of the party failed to harmonised their difference, BigPen Online can report. While one faction has shifted the Congress to Monday 21st, another faction is set for it this Saturday, May 19, 2019. Recalls that APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun had reportedly withdrawn the Sen. Olugbenga Obadara- led State Congress Committee sent to conduct the Delta State APC state Congress this Saturday just while the committee members were about boarding a flight to Asaba, the Delta state capital. The reported withdrawal was attributed to Delta APC leader, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor who was said to have influ...
Exclusive! Oyegun Withdraws Obadara-led Committee Sent To Conduct Delta APC State Congress

Exclusive! Oyegun Withdraws Obadara-led Committee Sent To Conduct Delta APC State Congress

NEWS, POLITICS
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has withdrawn the Sen. Olugbenga Obadara- led State Congress Committee sent to conduct the Delta State APC state Congress this Saturday, BigPen Online can authoritatively report. The committee which was inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja alongside other states by the APC National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso on behalf of Odigie-Oyegun were withdrew eleventh hours when they were about boarding a flight to Delta state. BigPen Online learnt that Oyegun asked the committee chairman not to go to Delta state following directives from Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi who alleged that Obadara was going to do the bidding of APC National Leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and former Edo state Go...
Ekwunife, Danbazzau, Zwingina, Obadara, 68 Others Head APC State Congresses, Appeal Committees

Ekwunife, Danbazzau, Zwingina, Obadara, 68 Others Head APC State Congresses, Appeal Committees

NEWS, POLITICS
  The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday inaugurated a 5-member State Congress Committees to conduct congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) this Saturday. Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses, the ruling party said in a statement. Some State Congress Chairmen are H.E. Pius Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau (Taraba); Prince Austin Eweka (Kano); Sen. Domingo Obende (Niger); Sen. Jonathan Zwingina (Abia); Sen. Olugbenga Obadara (Delta); Sen. Uche Ekwunife (Lagos); Hon. Mathew Omegara (Ondo); H.E. Peter Obadan (Ogun); H.E. Abdullahi Gwarzo (Oyo) among others. The Appeal committees have among others H.E. Chris Akoma as chairman of Ebonyi State; Hon. Gbenga E...