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INEC recruits 1,204 for Bubara\Garki bye election

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concludedarrangements to conduct by election for Bubara \Garki FederalConstituency of Jigawa state following the death of the former memberrepresenting the constituency, Alhaji Adamu Muhammad Fagen Gawo. The Resident [REC] Electoral Commissioner, Dr Mahmoud  Isha stated this while responding to questions from our correspondent shortly after the conduct of primary election  of the All Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court authenticates Lyon as APC guber candidate in Bayelsa

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon, has crossed apex court hurdle and has been declared valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship election in the state. A five-man panel of the court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, who had instituted his case seeking to be declared the valid winner Read More

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Ondo: APC shifts primaries

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The  Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed it’s primary election for councillorship and chairmanship aspirants, earlier scheduled for yesterday and today respectively. In a release signed by the party publicity secretary, Alex Kalejayesaid the postponement is not unconnected with logistic challenges.  However, party leaders in the state were expected to meet yesterday (Monday 3rd February, 2020)  to Read More

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Kogi guber : PPN gets governorship candidate

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

THE People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN) on Tuesday  elected Joseph Ndachaba as the party candidate for the kogi state Governorship election in November, 2019. The primary election took place in  Lokoja as the party delegates unanimously endorsed him through voice vote. In his speech, Ndachaba who  promised to move the state forward added  that “it is time for the people Read More

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Court declines to exclude LG officials as Bayelsa delegates

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sagbama High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, has struck out a suit seeking disqualification of newly-elected local government officials from participating as delegates in the ongoing primary election of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The court also said the claimants lacked the locus to demand the disqualification of the ward and local government ad-hoc delegates elected to participate Read More

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Adeleke’s failure at Supreme Court splits PDP in Osun

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Osun state has deepened as party chieftains trade blames over the failure of its governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke at the Supreme Court. The arch-rival of Adeleke during the primary election, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi has refuted the allegation by the west Senatorial candidate and Director General of Adeleke campaign organisation, Akogun Read More

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Kogi guber: Group warns APC against fielding Bello

July 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA), a Kogi-based political association, has warned the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against being taken in by the deceits of the incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello ahead of the conduct of the primary elections for the party governorship ticket. The group described the governor, who is seeking ticket to contest for second term, Read More

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Kogi 2019: Faleke’s posters flood APC national secretariat

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of August 2019 Kogi state governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former running-mate to late Abubakar Audu and a Lagos state House of Representatives member-elect, James Faleke, has joined the race to replace Governor Yahaya Bello. Already, Faleke’s governorship posters have flooded the national secretariat of the APC, located at Blantyre Street, Wuse 11, Abuja. When Read More

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Rivers: Again, Supreme Court shifts Appeal to April 8, 11

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

For the second time, the Supreme cCourt on Thursday shifted hearing in the four Appeals  on the rivers state APC primary election for nomination of candidates for the 2019 general election to Monday April 8 and Thursday April 11 for hearing. The Apex Court adjourned hearing in the matters for various reasons but mainly the absence of counsel to INEC Read More

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Appeal Court affirms Ukachukwu as APGA Anambra South senatorial candidate

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Senatorial candidate for Anambra South zone in the coming February 16, 2019 general election, Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, has won his appeal filed against the earlier verdict of an Abuja High court which had invalidated the party’s senatorial primary conducted last October. An Abuja division of Appeal Court, on Thursday, while affirming Ukachukwu as the Read More

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Poll: ‘Angry’ Marafa beckons INEC to delete Zamfara APC Governorship Candidate from ballot box

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Eighteen days to the general elections, Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central) yesterday insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidates for the elections as ruled by a Federal High Court, Abuja last Friday. The senator who made the declaration at a press briefing, also  urged the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) to stand by its earlier Read More

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Rivers: Implications of court judgment barring APC candidates

January 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, under the headship of Justice Kolawole Omotosho had on Monday delivered a judgment barring the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding Senator Magnus Abe and Prince Tonye Cole as governorship candidates and indeed all other candidates in the upcoming general elections. -Pascal Aigbogun writes on issues arising from the judgment. The Read More

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We will resist any plot against Gov. Abubakar – Sani

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Bauchi state, Sani Umar, has said that the youth will resist any plot to undermine the party’s success in the 2019 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Bauchi yesterday the youth leader decried the prevailing politics in the state, alleging that some estranged members of the party are working against the success of Read More

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Obioma picks ADP guber ticket, pledges chapels in Imo communities

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Success Obioma has picked the Imo State governorship ticket of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 election and plans to build chapels in nooks and crannies to return the state to God. The candidate, who confirmed this yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State State capital, vowed to revamp the dwindling economy of the state and ensure that life Read More

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Ortom emerges Benue PDP guber candidate

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday emerged as winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election held at the main bowl of Aper Aku stadium, Makurdi. The governor polled 2210 votes against the other three aspirants including John Tondu, Felix Atume and the former NAFDAC boss, Dr. Paul Orhii who scored 475, 44 and 10 votes respectively. Earlier, Read More

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Adelabu picks Oyo APC guber ticket

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the reluctant withdrawal of Niyi Akintola from the primary election, Adebayo Adelabu has emerged candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 election. There were seven contestants until five of them announced withdrawal from the primaries, with some of them endorsing Adelabu. But announcing his withdrawal at the venue of the primary, Akintola said: “I feel cheated” Read More

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Jigawa APC chieftain kicks against indirect primaries

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

A front line member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the party Alhaji yusf Ubali Hashim. Has rejected in totality the indirect primary election into office of the state governorship election endorsed by the state executive committee of the party saying that it was clearly more of self serving than in the over Read More

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Direct primaries: APC heading for implosion?

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

…It’ll deepen internal democracy – Tinubu …Zamfara, Kaduna, Delta, others polarised …No room for imposition of indirect primaries’ …Fifth columnists may frustrate candidates – Marafa Primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the candidates that would fly its flag in next year’s general elections, stated for September 20, 25, 27, 29 and October 2, respectively, may see Read More