Politics

2019: APC affirms Buhari as presidential candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

About 7,000 delegates affirmed the President as the party’s flagbearer at the APC’s national convention which was held at the Eagles Square in the nation’s capital Abuja on Saturday.

The move comes eight days after the APC held its presidential primary in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Breaking: Atiku emerges PDP presidential candidate

The former Vice President and Presidential Aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku beat 11 other contestants after polling 1, 532 to emerge as the winner of the primary at the National Convention in Port Harcourt.

Other aspirants include Senate President Bukola Saraki polled 317 votes, immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark 35 votes, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes,  Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal 693 votes.

APC clears 24 governorship candidates

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cleared 24 governorship candidates to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 election ignoring credible claims that most of the governorship primaries it conducted were fraught with irregularities and fraud.

Of note were the primaries conducted in Delta, Ogun and Lagos states.

APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, stated on Friday that the candidates were approved at Thursday’s meeting of the NWC in Abuja.

The candidates are as follows:

Imo deputy governor condemns violence in Mbaitoli

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has condemned the violence that occurred in Amaike ward in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state on Monday, October 1, 2018, describing the incident as most unfortunate.

Imo guber primaries stall as panel chairman’s whereabouts unknown

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Imo State has been stalled as the whereabouts of the panel chairman, Ahmed Gulak, is unknown.
Gulak, who led the twelve-member panel to Imo State on Monday was last seen around 1am Tuesday.
In a statement by the APC Imo State publicity secretary, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, the state party said, “The party members are hereby alerted that the whereabouts of the Chairman of Imo APC Governorship Primary Election Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, is at this moment unknown.

APC presidential primary: Buhari wins big with 210, 201 votes in Bayelsa

Members of the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Friday voted massively with over 200,000 votes for President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the party in 2019 Presidential elections.
The exercise took place in the 105 wards of the state. It was based on the Option A4 model adopted in the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election. It is a method whereby eligible voters cue behind the contestant of their choice.

Obi laments Nigeria’s underdevelopment at 58

By Valentine Amanze

I will split Accountant General, Attorney General offices - Tambuwal

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In apparent bid to ensure transparency, professionalism and fiscal discipline, Sokoto state governor and 2019 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has vowed to split the  the offices of  the Accountant- General and Attorney- General  of the federation, if elected president. The measure, he added, will also encourage loyalty to the nation in the conduct of government business

Police block entrance of venue for Kano PDP primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Kano State was on Monday obstructed as police vehicles were parked at the entrance of the venue.

This prevented delegates from accessing the Marhaba Cinema venue of the primaries.

The police explained to journalists that they were complying with a court injunction.

According to the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Magaji Majia, the court injunction is to stop any further political move or gathering by the PDP in Kano State, due to intra-party crisis.

Breaking: Buhari summons Tinubu, Ambode

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, New Telegraph can report.

The meeting is believed to be about the second term aspiration of Mr Ambode.

Bola Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos has thrown his weight behind Mr Ambode’s challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Ambode, at a press conference on Sunday, said Sanwo-Olu is not fit to govern Lagos. He revealed that his challenger was once arrested for fraud in U.S

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