2022 Presidential Primary: Court fixes date to hear Wike’s suit against PDP, Atiku

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, fixed Sept. 14 to hear a suit filed by Gov. Nyesom Wike, of Rivers against the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after granting a ‘Motion on Notice’ for an extension of time, filed by counsel for the PDP, Priscilla Eje, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and Atiku. The Motion was granted after it was not opposed by a lawyer to the plaintiffs, Wilfred Okoi. In the suit, dated and filed on June…

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Party Primaries: Gbajabiamila condemns delegates system

…Blames State Govs. The Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said using the delegates system to nominate candidates for elective offices is problematic, as according to him, the process can easily be hijacked. The House Speaker, who made the remark at plenary on Tuesday, also alleged that the Electoral Act amendment has been hijacked by some powerful forces. Recall that both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), among other parties, employed the delegates system, or indirect primary, to nominate candidates…

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Presidential primary: Despite Tinubu’s victory, Amaechi will be APC’s flag-bearer, El-Rufai his running mate – ‘Prophet’

An Owerri-based cleric and prophet, Ekene Bob Ekechukwu, has declared that despite the victory secured by former Lagos state governor, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, in the just-concluded presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former minister, Rotimi Amaechi, who came a distant second, would be the party’s flag-bearer in the 2023 general elections. The ‘prophet’ further revealed that the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, who did not participate in that primary election, would eventually be picked as his running mate in that election. Ekechukwu is said to have…

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APC Presidential Primary: Southern Middle-Belt leaders laud Buhari

…Congratulate Tinubu The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for staying true to his promise of non-interference in the process of electing the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, (APC). According to the group, given the president’s earlier reported request to the APC governors to allow him to pick his successor, SMBLF considers the process leading to the emergence of the APC‘s presidential flag bearer as reasonably transparent, fair and credible. The Forum congratulated former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,…

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2023 Presidency: “I’ll start working from day one if elected” – Tinubu

…Says Nigeria needs courageous leader like him One of the frontline presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to hit the ground running from day one, if elected. Tinubu stated this during his remark at the APC special convention, which began in Abuja yesterday, when he was given the stage to address delegates. He pleaded with delegates to vote for him because, according to him, he is courageous, competent and experienced enough to pilot the affairs of Nigeria. The former Lagos State governor…

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APC Primary: ‘The best doesn’t have to get the prize’, Says National Chairman

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has urged the 23 presidential aspirants on the platform of the party to voluntarily submit themselves to the outcome of the election. Addressing the party stakeholders in his welcome address, the APC national chairman said the best among the aspirants does not necessarily have to be the ruling party’s presidential candidate in the next general elections. He said:” The best doesn’t have to get the prize. Some of us have passed through that stage before. Aspirants must be…

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Convention: APC presidential primary locks down Abuja

The Central Area of Abuja the federal capital, is practically on a lockdown, with serious traffic congestion along all major roads leading to Eagle Square, the venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention. There was a traffic snarl around Area 10, Wuse 2, and other areas as road users tried to avoid the Ahmadu Bello Way and Shehu Shagari Way leading to the Eagle Square. Although the convention did not commence at 3.00 pm, the city experienced huge traffic, with hotels in most parts of Abuja fully booked.

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Watertight security in FCT as APC presidential primary begin

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has announced the diversion of traffic at strategic places in parts of the city to ensure a crisis-free presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), scheduled to hold today, Monday. The Police also said it has restructured its security architecture to ensure law and order during the occasion. It also said the deployment would witness heavy visibility policing at the various traffic control points to aid the free flow of traffic, Stop and search, and vehicular and foot patrol among others.…

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APC to proceed with presidential primary without statutory delegates despite court judgment

…’No APC presidential aspirant’s been disqualified’ – Adamu The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says it will proceed with its special convention without statutory delegates despite the pronouncement by the Federal High Court in Kano. This is just as its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, has said no presidential aspirant on the party’s platform has been disqualified. Recall that the court, on Friday, held that statutory delegates can participate in the primaries of political parties in accordance with the Nigerian Constitution. The spokesperson of the APC, Felix Morka, told newsmen that…

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APC Presidential Primary: Uncertainty as court okays statutory delegates voting

With just three days to presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Friday, declared that section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022 does not preclude statutory delegates from voting in party primaries at the special convention. With this ruling, the composition of the delegates that will elect the presidential candidate of the ruling party on June 6 remains a subject of controversy as it means all statutory delegates must vote at the party’s convention holding on Monday next week. Recall that…

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