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Modu Sheriff Not A Mole In APC, Says Buhari Support Group

The Presidential Support Group (PSG) for Buhari 2019 campaign, says its Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff is not a mole planted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to scuttle the election of the president in 2019. Mr Kassim Muhammed Kassim, the group`s Secretary said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, those making the allegation were only being mischievous. “Sheriff came into APC without any hidden political agenda other than to contribute his quota to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari because…

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Osun: APC Campaign Council Slams PDP, Hails Poll’s Conduct

The All Peoples Congress (APC) Campaign Council for the 2018 Osun Governorship Election has described as excessive grandstanding the call by the PDP for INEC to declare its candidate in the polls as the winner. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Chairman of the Council’s Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, decried the PDP’s descent into hysteria after INEC announced that the election was inconclusive, saying this reinforced the Council’s earlier statement that the opposition party was in the panic mode prior to the election, and that it…

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INEC Fixes Osun Rerun Poll For September 27, Explains Verdict

The returning officer for September 22 Osun governorship election, Prof. Joseph Afuwape, has said that a rerun election will hold on September 27, 2018. This followed the declaration of the keenly contested election inconclusive. He urged all the political gladiators to maintain peace, before, during and after the rerun. Afuwape, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), while announcing the results of the election, said that Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 254,698 votes. According to him, Alhaji…

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Osun Polls: Saraki Faults INEC, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm

President of the Senate and Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on  Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive.   Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to declare as “inconclusive” an election in which a candidate won the highest number of votes and fulfilled the condition for geographical spread.   “In my lay man’s opinion, the INEC was wrong in declaring the election as…

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Buhari Names Amaechi As His Campaign DG

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of a campaign organization for his re-election in 2019 with Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as Secretary/Director General. Mr. Amaechi was the Director General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential in 2014/2015. A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said: “the new DG will announce other appointments into the campaign structure as approved by President Buhari”. Amaechi the former Governor of Rivers State was the DG of the campaign committee in 2014-2015 that won the elections and brought…

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Turaki, Viable, Credible Presidential Material, Says Taraba Gov

Taraba State Governor, Architect Dickson Ishaku Darius has said that frontline PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has all what it takes to be Nigeria’s president in 2019. The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Haruna Manu made the remark on Wednesday when the presidential aspirant visited the Government House in Jalingo, in continuation of his nationwide consultations ahead of the party’s presidential primary next month. The deputy Governor said: “In terms of capability, capacity and knowledge of the situation of the country you have it all….

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Osun Poll: Buhari, APC Govs Rally Support For Oyetola

Ahead of Saturday ’s governorship election in Osun, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Osogbo canvassed support for the  All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola. 13 APC governors, APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole,  as well as ministers and members of the National Assembly joined the president at the party’s mega rally held at the Osogbo City Stadium. In his remarks, the president described Osun as an  APC state and urged residents of the state to continue to support the party. Buhari, who charged the people of the state not…

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Ex-Plateau Gov Dariye Picks APC Nomination Form From Prison

Senator Joshua Dariye, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term over financial misdeeds while serving as Plateau governor, has picked an APC nomination form to contest next year’s election. APC Publicity Secretary on Plateau, Mr Chindo Dafat confirmed this on Tuesday in Jos. “Yes, Sen. Dariye has picked a nomination form to seek a third term. It is true. He is among those jostling for the APC ticket in Plateau Central,” Dafat said. Dafat said that Dariye has filled the form and submitted to the party. “His (Dariye)’s ward…

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Primary: Lagos APC Picks Salvador, 6 Others To Screen Aspirants

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary. The state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday at the ACME road secretariat of the party. Members of the committee include former Deputy-Governor of the state, Mr Femi Pedro; the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris; a chieftain, Mr Wale Oshun; and member of the party’s Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Dr Abayomi Finnih. Mr Moshood Salvador, a former…

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NASS Adopts Fourth Version Of Electoral Amendment Act

The Senate and the House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Tuesday, adopted the fourth version of the 2018/2019 Electoral Amendment Act. The joint Committee Chairman, Sen. Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi North) gave the update on the outcome of the proposed amendment to Electoral bill at a joint press briefing in Abuja. He also disclosed that National Assembly was now on the same page with the Executive and INEC on the issues of clauses in the bill The 14 consolidated amendments are: Sections 9 (1a), 9b(5),181-4),19(4), 31, 31(1),…

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