Ebonyi chair dismisses APC’s impact in LG polls

Chairman of Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi State, Eni Uduma, yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and other opposition parties would not make any impact in the forthcoming local government and councillorship elections fixed for 25th April, 2020. He said APC which did not perform well in the state in last year’s general election would not even win any councillorship seat in the local government election. He said: “I am not aware that there are other political parties in Ebonyi State, they only exist…

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APC Dep National Chair: Aspirant sues Oshiomhole, Ajimobi over imposition

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti local government area of Ekiti State, Hon. Michael Akinleye has sued the party over an alleged plot to impose former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on the party as Deputy National Chairman (South). Also sued are APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole (1st respondent), National Working Committee (2nd), National Vice-Chairman, South-West (3rd), APC South-West Zonal Caucus (4th), Ekiti State Chairman of APC (5th), Ekiti State Caucus of APC (6th), All Progressives Congress (7th) and Senator Abiola Ajimobi (8th). In an originating…

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APC to S’Court: Reverse judgement sacking Lyon

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Supreme Court to reverse its judgement which sacked David Lyon as the Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State. The party’s request was contained in application filed yesterday by its team of lawyers led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN). In the said application, APC wants the apex court to set aside the wrong interpretation in its judgement of February 13, and its subsequent execution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They are also contending that the apex court misinterpreted the November 12, 2019 judgement…

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Edo: APC resorts to prayer, fasting for peace, unity

The leadership and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday urged the people and supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki to join the party and the administration in the one-day prayer and fasting for peace and progress of the state. The state Publicity Secretary of APC, Pastor Joseph Osagiede made the appeal during a press conference, held in Benin, the state capital. He said the sober and spiritual exercise, which will hold today, is to ask for God’s intervention in the face of spate of the…

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Two Imo AA Reps defect to APC

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, yesterday witnessed the defection of two members of the House of Representatives from Imo State from the Action Alliance (AA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The two members, whose defection was announced at Thursday’s plenary by Speaker Femi Gbajabimila are Hon. Kingsley Obinna representing Ohaji/Eghema/Oguta/Oru West federal constituency and Hon. Pascal Obi representing Ideato North/Ideato South federal constituency. In their letter of defection read by the speaker, the lawmakers stated that their decision to dump the AA…

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APC crisis: Ondo faction rejects Akande’s reconciliation committee

Chieftains and members of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State under the aegis of ‘Unity Forum’ yesterday rejected the choice of former Osun State governor, Chief Bisi Akande as Chairman of the newly constituted APC National Reconciliation Committee. According to the group led by a former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi during a meeting held in Akure, emphasized that Chief Akande would not do the needful as it alleged that the former governor was on the payroll of Governor Oluwarotimi…

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OCTOBER 10 GUBER: Leaders inaugurate advisory council for Ondo APC

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In order to ensure that Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) speaks with one voice in the coming gubernatorial election, the national leadership of the party has mediated in the crisis rocking the state chapter. This was prior to Thursday’s release of the date for the governorship election in Ondo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, which fixed the Ondo polls for October 10, 2020. A party source hinted Saturday Telegraph that some national leaders of the party from the South West would soon meet with…

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APC denies appointing Ajimobi as Deputy National Chair

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in the South- West has distanced itself from a media report, which indicated that it had endorsed the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as the deputy national chairman of the party for the South-West. The report yesterday stated that the APC South-West caucus had approved the appointment of Ajimobi as the deputy national chairman of APC, at the Osogbo meeting of the APC leadership. A statement issued yesterday and signed by the APC Zonal Publicity Secretary, Karounwi Oladapo, in Ado- Ekiti, explained that…

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APC, BMO back INEC, say action’ll make parties stronger

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s support groups, Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its decision to deregister 74 political parties over nonperformance. The Borno State APC chairman and chairman of Forum of APC States Chairmen, Ali Bukar Dalori, said INEC’s action will make political parties stronger. “It is good and it will make political parties stronger. Members of the deregistered political parties should join APC,” he said. Also reacting, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said…

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Edo govt receives report of APC mobilization c’ttee, readies to receive new members

The Edo State government has expressed satisfaction over the report received from the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mobilization Committee, set up to canvas for more members across the 18 local government areas of the state. Receiving the report on behalf of the governor at a meeting with political leaders of the party, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, commended the committee for a job well done, noting that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will adopt the report for the progress of the party…

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