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Newspaper Headlines: Jonathan’s backers seek consensus plan for APC presidential ticket

Newspaper Headlines: Jonathan’s backers seek consensus plan for APC presidential ticket
May 11
04:00 2022

The amendment of the electoral act by the senate to allow statutory delegates participate in political party congresses and conventions dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are seeking a consensus option for the former president in the race for the party’s presidential ticket. The newspaper says the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have resumed dialogue to end the ongoing strike.

The Nation reports that there is uncertainty in the APC over the presidential forms purchased on behalf of Jonathan, Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The newspaper says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected political parties’ request for adjustment of election timetable.

The Nigerian Tribune says the senate has amended the Electoral Act of 2022. The presidency has rejected the calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his tenure beyond the 2023.

The Guardian says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may dump zoning as the party’s national executive committee (NEC) is set to meet to consider the zoning report. The newspaper reports that Afenifere, a socio-cultural group, has condemned the involvement of Emefiele in partisan politics.

Daily Trust says campaign and governance are competing for the attention of key government officials aspiring for the presidency ahead of the APC presidential primary election. The newspaper reports that Ahmad Lawan, senate president, has said the 2009 agreement between ASUU and the federal government is unrealistic.

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