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Newspaper Headlines: APC may throw presidential ticket open over fear of Atiku as PDP candidate

Newspaper Headlines: APC may throw presidential ticket open over fear of Atiku as PDP candidate
May 15
07:20 2022

The controversy that trailed the arrest of two suspects in Sokoto over the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

Sunday Punch reports that Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state over the violent protest that trailed the arrest of suspects in the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student. The newspaper says that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its presidential ticket open over the fear that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar may become the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has confirmed his withdrawal from the Kebbi state governorship race in 2023. The newspaper reports that politicians are currently mopping up foreign currency ahead of party primaries.

The Guardian reports that APC and PDP have been warned against jettisoning power rotation for the 2023 presidential election. Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) said Christians will not vote Muslim-Muslim presidential candidates in 2023, the newspaper says.

Sunday Independent reports that three people have died and others injured in the Ebonyi building collapse. The newspaper says 28 APC presidential aspirants will face the country’s screening panel on May 23.

Sunday Sun reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared sit-at-home on May 18 and 26 in the south-east over the court appearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB. Orji Kalu, chief whip of senate, said nine APC presidential aspirants set to step down for Ahmad Lawan, senate president.

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