Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "APC primaries"

    Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants not to leave the party.The appeal comes three weeks after he asked those who failed in their bid to secure the party's ticket to emulate Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, who lost his reelection ticket but did not leave the ruling party.The president had a dinner with [...]

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    ‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to resign.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, Okechukwu accused Oshiomhole of breaching the party's constitution.He said the "mess" created by the chairman can only be put together by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of the APC."As [...]

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    APC insists on disqualification of aspirants — despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, governors

APC insists on disqualification of aspirants — despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, governors

A panel set up by the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) panel has insisted on the disqualification of some aspirants from the primaries of 2019 elections.This is despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, among others.In a document seen by TheCable, the panel [...]

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    Primaries as farce

Primaries as farce

Nearly four years ago, this column asked a rhetorical question, What manner of primaries? What manner of primaries? wondering what transpired at the various party primaries in December 2014.Sadly, those questions have not been answered till date. More painfully, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Things have instead gone worse. The stories are not different, from Zamfara [...]

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    Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not fair to aspirants who partook in its primaries across the country.President Buhari emerged unopposed in a direct primary election, but the exercise in some states was marred by controversies.Commenting via Twitter on Sunday, the president’s wife expressed her disappointment over the way APC, led [...]

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    Ex-FERMA MD beats serving senator to APC ticket in Katsina

Ex-FERMA MD beats serving senator to APC ticket in Katsina

Umar Kurfi, senator representing Katsina central, on Thursday lost his re-election ticket at the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary in the state.Kurfi, who polled 141 votes, lost the election to Kabir Barkiya, former managing director of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).Barkiya polled 1466 votes to beat  Abdulaziz Musa Yar’Adua, younger brother to late former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Ibrahim Idah, [...]

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    More APC governors storm Aso Rock over controversial primaries

More APC governors storm Aso Rock over controversial primaries

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The meeting, holding at the presidential villa, Abuja, is believed to be regarding the party's controversial primary elections.The party had conducted governorship and senatorial elections across the states but the exercise was riddled with controversies, leading to its cancellation in states like Imo and Zamfara.The decision [...]

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    Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to ensure compliance with the electoral guidelines during its forthcoming primaries.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, gave the assurance while speaking with state house correspondents after the APC caucus meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.He said the upcoming primaries were discussed based on the timetable and schedule of activities for [...]

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