Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Okowa, the unsung hero of PDP convention

Okowa, the unsung hero of PDP convention

Ifeanyi Okowa comes by many Nigerians as governor of Delta state, but in the past months, the doctor turned politician has shown himself to be excellent at conducting primary elections.His recent call was during the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where over 3,000 delegates converged to elect the party’s presidential candidate. Okowa had been appointed by the party [...]

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    Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Ogun APC opposes NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner of guber primary

Adekunle Akinlade, an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election in the state.Derin Adebiyi, state chairman of the party, made the declaration after a parallel primary was conducted on Tuesday.Akinlade, lawmaker representing Egbada South/Ipokia federal constituency, is the preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.While addressing [...]

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    APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary elections for Lagos and Imo states to Monday, October 1.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, said this at the inauguration of committees which would conduct the party's primaries across the country.The exercise was meant to hold on Sunday.But Oshiomhole cited "logistic challenges" as reason for the shift of the [...]

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    Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says a primary election will be held to determine the party's governorship candidate.The resolution was an outcome of a meeting held on Saturday at the residence of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.There has been pressure on Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, [...]

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    APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it never adopted indirect primary for all elective positions but for the presidential election.Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, had told journalists that the decision to adopt indirect primary was reached during the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is [...]

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    Fayemi denies threatening to cripple Ekiti

Fayemi denies threatening to cripple Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, says there is no truth to the allegation that he threatened to cripple the state if he is not given the ticket of the party for the July 14 gubernatorial election.The Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), a group loyal Babafemi Ojudu, another aspirant, had accused Fayemi of making the [...]

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    Ekiti APC primary: 27 aspirants ask NWC to conduct new election within 72 hours

Ekiti APC primary: 27 aspirants ask NWC to conduct new election within 72 hours

Twenty-seven of the 33 aspirants who contested the Ekiti governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have written a letter to the national working committee (NWC) of the party, demanding that a fresh primary should be conducted within 72 hours.After the election hit a standoff on Saturday, the aspirants held a meeting and decided that a fresh primary [...]

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    Fayose: APC turning Ekiti into a war zone

Fayose: APC turning Ekiti into a war zone

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti of turning the state into a war zone.He said this on Sunday while reacting to the violence which marred the APC governorship primary election.The election ended on a rancorous note. There were cases of ballot box snatching.In a statement on Sunday, Fayose said the incident is [...]

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    UPDATED: Gunshots as policemen, NSCDC officials clash at Ondo APC primary

UPDATED: Gunshots as policemen, NSCDC officials clash at Ondo APC primary

Men of the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) clashed at the venue of the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state.Gunshots released during the incident almost led to a disruption of the exercise, which had been going on without any hitch since around 1pm when the process began.Delegates, party [...]

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    Sheriff picks Monday for fresh Edo primary election

Sheriff picks Monday for fresh Edo primary election

Just three days after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Edo state, Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the party, has scheduled Monday for another exercise in the state.Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, was head of the committee, which organised the poll where Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged as the standard bearer of the party, but Sheriff described [...]

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