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    ‘Edo APC guber primary not approved’ — Giadom writes INEC

‘Edo APC guber primary not approved’ — Giadom writes INEC

Victor Giadom, who recently declared himself as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party's primary to select a candidate for the Edo governorship election has not been approved. The APC governorship primary began on Monday morning with voting currently taking place across the wards in Edo state. In a letter dated June 18 but received by the Independent [...]

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    Worgu Boms sworn in to replace Giadom as APC dep national scribe

Worgu Boms sworn in to replace Giadom as APC dep national scribe

Worgu Boms, a former attorney-general of Rivers state, has been sworn in as deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Boms will take Victor Giadom's place at the national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the party’s national secretariat on Monday in the federal capital territory (FCT). Giadom has since declared himself as acting [...]

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    Giadom’s suspension from APC is ineffective, says lawyer

Giadom’s suspension from APC is ineffective, says lawyer

Oluwole Afolabi, legal counsel representing Victor Giadom, factional national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the purported suspension of his client is ineffective because it is in contempt of a subsisting court order. Giadom had declared himself as the national chairman of the party following the ruling of the court of appeal affirming the suspension of Adam Oshiomhole as the [...]

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    PHOTOS: When Akeredolu’s deputy picked his PDP membership card

PHOTOS: When Akeredolu’s deputy picked his PDP membership card

Agboola Ajayi, deputy of governor of Ondo state, resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday.  His supporters cheered him as he walked to the PDP secretariat in his ward at Ese Odo local government area of the state where he picked his membership card. Below are some pictures. [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa tackles APC for shutting out women on Edo primary committee

Dabiri-Erewa tackles APC for shutting out women on Edo primary committee

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission ( NIDCOM), has reacted to the composition of the primary election panel of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state. Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, was appointed chairman of the primary election committee after the party conducted screening exercise for its aspirants. Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, and two others [...]

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    APC is clearly at a tipping point, says Nabena

APC is clearly at a tipping point, says Nabena

Yekini Nabena, deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the leadership  crisis in the party shows the "APC is clearly at a tipping point". After the appeal court upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman,  Abiola Ajimobi, former Oyo governor, was appointed to lead the party in acting capacity but Victor Giadom, APC national secretary, had rejected the choice [...]

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    Oshiomhole remains suspended, says ward chairman

Oshiomhole remains suspended, says ward chairman

Oshawo Stephen (pictured with some executives of his ward), chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ward 10, Etsako west local government of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole remains suspended as a member of the party. Seventeen out of 26 members of the executive committee had signed a resolution lifting suspension on Oshiomhole, who is from the ward. But in a [...]

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    Edo APC ward ‘lifts’ Oshiomhole’s suspension

Edo APC ward ‘lifts’ Oshiomhole’s suspension

The executive committee of ward 10 in Etsako west local government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has lifted the suspension on Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Emuakemeh Sule, secretary of the ward, 17 members out of 26 signed the resolution. Oshiomhole was suspended by the party in November [...]

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    Oyegun: APC is becoming a threat to Buhari’s legacy

Oyegun: APC is becoming a threat to Buhari’s legacy

John Oyegun, a former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party is fast becoming a threat to the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government. The former chairman said this in reaction to the leadership crisis that has engulfed the APC following a court of appeal order upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman [...]

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    ‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has taunted Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, over his exit from APC. The APC had disqualified Obaseki from the governorship primary over alleged defective certificate and the governor subsequently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which granted him waiver to seek its ticket [...]

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    There’s no leadership vacuum in our party, says APC

There’s no leadership vacuum in our party, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Abiola Ajimobi, deputy national chairman (south), has assumed his role as the acting national chairman of the party. Ajimobi was declared acting chairman following a verdict of the court upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman. The former Oyo governor is currently indisposed over some health challenges. There were rumours that he had died [...]

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    ‘I’m the acting national chairman of APC’ — Giadom writes INEC

‘I’m the acting national chairman of APC’ — Giadom writes INEC

Victor Giadom, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has written a letter to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), introducing himself as the  acting national chairman of the ruling party. The party has been embroiled in a leadership crisis following the appeal court ruling that upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the [...]

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    Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is about to meet his "waterloo." In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the former senate president as saying this while welcoming Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Exactly one week ago, Obaseki [...]

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    APC drama continues as another court prevents Giadom from ‘parading’ self as NWC member

APC drama continues as another court prevents Giadom from ‘parading’ self as NWC member

A high court in Rivers state has restrained Victor Giadom, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from parading himself as the acting national chairman of the party. The ruling is coming a day after a court of coordinate jurisdiction reaffirmed him as acting national chairman of the party. The ruling of a high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) [...]

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    ‘Godfatherism must end’ — oba of Benin speaks on Edo election

‘Godfatherism must end’ — oba of Benin speaks on Edo election

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, oba Ewuare II, oba of Benin, says "godfatherism" and "consensus candidate" must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state. In a statement on Thursday, the oba said these two "political vices" are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo, is reported to be backed by Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national [...]

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    Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo election, is set to emerge candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 poll. Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, four years ago, is believed to have the backing of Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the ruling party. TheCable understands that [...]

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