2 NEWLY ELECTED APC LAWMAKERS LOSE CERTIFICATES OF RETURN IN KADUNA

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday withdrew the Certificates of Return issued to two members-elect of Kaduna State House of Assembly. The members are Haruna Aliyu popularly known as Chakis and Ibrahim Ismail. While Aliyu represented Kaduna North II (Kawo), Ismail was the legislator for Kaduna South II (Tudun Wada) constituency. The duo, whose certificates were withdrawn contested in the All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries where two other contestants, Yusuf Salihu and Nasiru Usman scored 104 and 49 votes at the said elections held on October 7, 2018.…

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WITHOUT ME, FORGET APC IN THE SOUTH EAST- OKOROCHA

The outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday said the 2019 election proved that without him (Okorocha), there would be nothing like All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-East zone. Okorocha, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, spoke in Owerri while reacting to a statement credited to the Director of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, saying that he (Okorocha) has destroyed APC in the South-East. Governor Okorocha boasted that he started APC in the South-East and challenged Okechukwu to build APC in Enugu and not pour vituperations…

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OPINION: HOW APC USES AND DUMP PEOPLE

BEHIND THE FIGURES BY IJEOMA NWOGWUGWU  His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II of the House of Dabo and Emir of Kano, is quite thin-skinned. He is very adept at excoriating, rightfully or otherwise, any individual or institution that falls out of line. But he does not like being at the receiving end of the slightest form of criticism. Twice, I have been the target of his sharp rebuke and haughtiness over critical articles that I had written about him on this page during his tenure as governor of the Central…

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APC SPEAKS WITH AGGRIEVED ZONES OVER NASS LEADERSHIP

Deji Elumoye, Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja   The All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded arrangements to use the remaining leadership positions in the two chambers of the National Assembly to resolve the grievances arising from the zoning of the Senate president and the Speaker of House of Representatives. The National Chairman of APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and other top leaders of the party have, therefore, started meeting stakeholders from various zones to negotiate on the settlement deals. The ruling party has zoned the Senate president and Speaker of the House of…

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KOGI, EDO, NASS LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS HIT UP APC

  By Nicholas Uwerunonye For the ruling APC, there seems to be no dull moment. At a time when the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari has hardly begun, permutations for 2023 presidential election have continued to heat up the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, setting political interests against one another. As matters stand in the party, these early maneuverings for the 2023 electoral contest may likely scuttle alleged ambition of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, to pick the party’s ticket, barring any upset at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.…

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NEW NASS LEADERSHIP: WHY APC ARRANGEMENT MAY CRUMBLE

NASS leadership: Why APC accord may crumble Onwuka NzeshiAbuja / 3 hours ago •How Tinubu, Oshiomhole ruffled feathers •Lawmakers torn between legislative autonomy, party loyalty As the intrigues surrounding the leadership tussle in the National Assembly thicken, there are indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) might hit a brick wall again in its bid to have its anointed candidates installed as presiding officers in both chambers of the parliament. The leadership of the APC had, just after the general elections, announced its desire to have the serving Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmad…

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APC GOVT HAS TURNED NIGERIA TO A BANANA REPUBLIC- FEMI FALANA

Says ruling govt worse than Buhari’s junta Asks masses to fight for their rights Gboyega Akinsanmi and Bayo Akinloye A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana at the weekend said President Muhammadu Buhari had turned Nigeria into a banana republic, citing prevailing cases of banditry, insurgency and violence that beclouded the country. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), added that Buhari’s civilian administration was apparently worse than the military rule he presided over between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985. He expressed grave concern about the APC government…

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ONI’S SUSPENSION SPLITS APC IN EKITI

What could be regarded as a wide gulf is now existing among leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State over the suspension of former governor Segun Oni from the party for anti-party activities. Leaders of the party in the two wards in Ifaki Ekiti, in Ido/Osi local government, had condemned the suspension and branded it as shameful and illegal, having allegedly violated the procedures of the party. Those who signed the statement from the two wards rejecting the party’s position are: Michael Durodola, Tayo Okanlawon, Ebenezer Ogunlana…

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EX- GOVERNOR ONI SUSPENDED FROM APC

Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti-The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State has suspended indefinitely, former governor Segun Oni from the party over alleged anti party activities. The party, in a letter dated 1st May, 2019 and addressed to Oni, said it took the action over failure of the party chieftain to appear before the ward executive to clear the allegations. The letter was signed by the chairman and secretary of Ifaki ward II, Shina Akinloye and Ogunyemi Taiwo , respectively and 24 other executive members in the ward. The APC executive…

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AKEREDOLU BATTLES TO EXPLAIN APC LOSSES IN ONDO

[FILES] Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Photo/Twitter/GOVONDO • As Party Contemplates Another Guber Candidate For 2021 Although the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) eventually captured Ondo State in 2016, the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has been enmeshed in a web of crises that are threatening his second term bid. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the huge defeat APC suffered in the state in the last elections, when it lost the Presidential poll, two senatorial and five House of Representative seats to opposition parties. Some party members attributed this…

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