Don’t heat up the polity, Edo govt tells Oshiomhole

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The Edo State Government has condemned in the strongest possible terms the activities of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in organising what has been described as ‘APC faction’s mock primaries’ through the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, describing it as capable of heating up the polity in the state. In a statement, Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr.Osarodion Ogie, said it was despicable of Oshiomhole to organise such an event at a time the world was reeling from the havoc of coronavirus, with over 200,000 persons lost to…

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COVID-19: Politics on sabbatical

Politics and political activities have been relegated to the background since the advent of novel coronavirus pandemic in the country, ONYEKACHI EZE reports   Politics has taken the back seat in Nigeria for about three weeks now and political stories rarely find spaces in the media. Except for occasional press statements by their spokespersons, political parties in the country are more or less in limbo. Every news report is now centred on the novel coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China December last year. Indications that Nigerians might be seeing…

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Group petitions Oshiomhole over Reps’ seat

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A political group in Edo State, under the aegis of George Ohioma Solidarity Group, has petitioned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Primaries Appeal Committee of the party over the emergence of Prof. Julius Ihonvbere as the party’s candidate for the Owan Federal Constituency seat for the House of Representatives election. The group said the declaration of Ihonvbere as the candidate of the party during the primaries in Owan was a show of shame for the APC. This was contained in a…

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APC to INEC: You can’t bar us from fielding candidates in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the letter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stating that the Commission cannot bar the party from fielding candidates in Zamfara State. According to the party, it would be illegal for the Commission to do that. INEC had on Tuesday in a letter stated that the APC would not field candidates in Zamfara because the party could not conduct its primaries. But reacting, the APC in a letter signed by its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said that the party’s primaries…

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Protesters hold Oshiomhole, NWC hostage

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Some members of the Niger State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) yesterday took over the National secretariat of the party in Abuja, demanding that the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole must be sacked. The protest came on the heels of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari’s condemnation of the leadership of the party. According to Aisha Buhari, impunity reigned in the primaries conducted by the leadership of APC. The Niger State protesters, who protested against of swapping of the senatorial primaries results in the state, held…

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Primaries: Aisha Buhari attacks Oshiomhole

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of encouraging impunity in the ruling party. The President’s wife, in a series of tweets on her Twitter handle @aishambuhari, appeared embittered over the manner in which the APC handled the recent primary elections in the states. Mrs. Buhari is specifically disappointed with the decision of the APC national chairman in granting automatic tickets to some political office aspirants while denying others the opportunity to contest. The wife of the…

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Primaries: Ekiti Senatorial aspirant to sue Oshiomhole, NWC over manipulation

Ekiti State All Progressives Congress’ (APC) senatorial aspirant, Chief Kayode Otitoju has threatened legal action against Comrade Adams Oshiomole–led National Working Committee (NWC) should candidate declared as winner of a primary election -Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi, was recognized by the party. The aspirant, however, condemned what he described as shoddy way the NWC handled the senatorial primary in Ekiti North district of the State. Adetumbi, who was said to have polled 21,763 in the direct primary, was declared the winner of the election conducted in Ekiti North by Dr Ibrahim Sule-led…

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APC governors at war with Oshiomhole over primaries

No fewer than nine governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are battling with the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the conduct of the party’s primaries in their states. The renewed struggle for the control of the party’s structure came on the heels of the controversies trailing the primary elections in many states. The state governors, who had hitherto been seen as the leaders of their party in their respective states, appear to have lost their positions to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.…

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Two die, scores injured in Ebonyi NASS primaries

Zamfara: Five victims buried   Two persons were feared dead yesterday while several others were injured at Onueke, the headquarters of Ebonyi Central Senatorial District when two factions clashed during the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary election. This was as five victims of violence which dogged the APC governorship primary election in Zamfara State were buried yesterday. Factions of the party had engaged in bloody clash over delegate lists from Ezza South and Ikwo local government areas of Ebonyi State. Those involved were believed to be loyal to governorship…

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Okechukwu to Oshiomhole: Your decision on Enugu primaries faulty

Following crisis trailing last Sunday’s governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in many states, Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has appealed to the chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to place President Muhammadu Buhari and by extension the party first in his decision making. Okechukwu, while reacting to postponement of Enugu’s governorship primary to Thursday and changing of mode of primary from earlier approved indirect to direct, said that President Buhari was the king in APC Chessboard while others like himself and Mrs. Juliet…

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