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Bolaji Abdullahi Formally Resigns As APC Spokesman, Defects From Party

Bolaji Abdullahi Formally Resigns As APC Spokesman, Defects From Party

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Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) has formally resigned his position. He announced his resignation by multiple tweets on Wednesday on Twitter. The statement he posted reads: “In view of recent political developments in the country and within the All Progressives Congress (APC), I have decided to resign my position as the National Publicity Secretary as well as my membership of the party with effect from today. “In the last few days, I have had to endure the flagrant usurpation of my role as the spokesman of the party in a manner that I consider unbefitting of a ruling party and inconsistent with my ethical standards. “I have served the APC honestly and to the best of my ability and when I stood for and won m
BREAKING: Official! Saraki, Gov Ahmed Finally Dump APC

BREAKING: Official! Saraki, Gov Ahmed Finally Dump APC

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Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President has finally say goodbye to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after weeks of horse trading over his membership of the party. Saraki who hails from Kwara state announced his dumping of the party on his Twitter handle @bukolasaraki on Tuesday evening. He wrote: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress”. https://twitter.com/bukolasaraki/status/1024338845616095233 Meanwhile, Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has also announced his defection from the APC through his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, saying his decision followed consultations with people in the state. “Following due consultations with the people and in response t
Onowakpo Meets Oshiomhole After Defection To APC

Onowakpo Meets Oshiomhole After Defection To APC

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Coordinator of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), for Delta, Edo and Rivers States, Mr. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, Tuesday night met National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) after his official defection to the party in his country home Emede, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state. Onowakpo said that the meeting was to intimate the APC national chairman of his defection from PDP to APC and his ambition to represent his Isoko people in the House of Representative come 2019. Among issues discussed during the meeting was the unabated crisis rocking the APC in Delta state which was coincidentally settled that same night by Oshiomhole in Abuja after meeting with leaders of the various factions of the party in the state. His word; "Last night, (Tuesday) I had a...
JUST IN: Benue Governor, Ortom Announces Defection To PDP

JUST IN: Benue Governor, Ortom Announces Defection To PDP

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Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue state has finally announced his defection from the from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is coming on backdrop of disagreement between him and leadership of the party in Benue and at the national level of the APC. Ortom was bid to meet with the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the party today but was reportedly prevented by hundreds of youths who barred him from traveling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting. He made the announcement at a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi, brings to an end months of speculation that he wants to return to the PDP.  
Delta APC: Oshiomhole Meets Omo-Agege, Emerhor, Ogboru, Erue, Ogodo, Others, Reconciles Factions

Delta APC: Oshiomhole Meets Omo-Agege, Emerhor, Ogboru, Erue, Ogodo, Others, Reconciles Factions

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National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has laid to rest the leadership crisis rocking the party in Delta state. This followed the Tuesday night meeting in Abuja with leaders of the two factions of the party which have been on each other jugular for the past one year now. Chief Press Secretary to the National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, confirmed the reconciliation meeting in a statement on Wednesday, saying Oshiomhole reconciled the leaders during the meeting and stressed the need for all to bury the hatchet so as to achieve victory in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. "In order to ensure lasting peace and reconciliation in the party in Delta State, the chairman noted that while Prophet Jones Ode Erue, remains the...
We’re Still In Charge – APC

We’re Still In Charge – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the widespread defection of it's members in the National Assembly, saying that the party was still in control of the nation despite the situation. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said that the party leadership had tried to reconcile the defectors but they choose to go ostensibly for "different considerations beyond their grievances". Abdullahi, in the statement said that APC remains in firm control of 25 states of the 36 states of the federation and maintains a clear majority in the federal House of Representatives and state assemblies. "In the last couple of weeks our Party leaders have worked to stave off this situation as responsible Party leaders would do. "It would appear however that...
Thugs, Not Police, Barricaded Delta APC Secretariat – Erue

Thugs, Not Police, Barricaded Delta APC Secretariat – Erue

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The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State, Prophet Jones Erue, has alleged that thugs, sponsored by his opponents had, last Friday, barricaded the state secretariat of the party and prevented him from performing the inauguration of the state executive committee. Erue said his party members had to ignore the hoodlums to avoid bloodshed and death of innocent persons. Daily Sun reports that the police had sealed the secretariat as both factions were said to be poised for a showdown over the rightful use of the office complex located, in Asaba. But reacting to the development at Oleh in Isoko South council area, Erue denied that the police deprived his faction access to the secretariat, insisting that it was barricaded by hoodlums with blood thi...

“Those Who Said They Won’t Lose Sleep Over The R-APC, Have Become Sleepless”

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  Members of Reformed All Progressive Congress (R-APC) scheming to leave Nigeria's ruling party, has said that the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led APC has now realise how important they are to the party. Publicity Secretary of R-APC, Kazeem Afegbua in a statement on Sunday said: "We members of the R-APC find it very amusing that those who boasted that they won’t lose sleep over our altruistic action, have been hopping from door to door pleading with our members not to leave by dangling juicy carrots and promising them heaven and earth. Such level of double standard is the reason why the R-APC was birthed in the first place because the leadership is not one that keeps promises and it’s the reason why no one should take the APC serious. It is interesting to suddenly see Mr. Pre
Isiaka Oyetola, Gov Aregbesola Chief Of Staff Cliches Osun APC Governorship Ticket

Isiaka Oyetola, Gov Aregbesola Chief Of Staff Cliches Osun APC Governorship Ticket

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Mr Isiaka Adegoyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has secured the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. He emerged winner in the keenly contested ticket of the APC for the September 22 governorship election in the state. Oyetola polled a total of 127, 017 votes to beat Yusuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives, who scored 21, 975 votes to place a distant second in the party’s first-ever direct primary. Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Salam came third with 17, 958 votes. Oyetola was announced winner of primaries at the party’s secretariat in Osogbo, the state capital on Friday night, July 20 by the Chairman of Osun APC Primary Election Committee and Governor of Za

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

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  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...