Benue LG Poll: Aspirants Protest Against ‘Forgery’, Imposition

By Yemi Itodo As activities into the local government polls in Benue State gather momentum, some aspirants under the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) have registered their displeasure over what they described as “dearth of internal democracy” in the party, which they alleged being perpetrated by the State Chairman, Abba Yaro. Addressing newsmen […]

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Kogi, Bauchi: Ngige, Momoh Chair APC 10-Member Fact-Finding , Reconciliation Committees

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Wednesday inaugurated two high-level Fact-Finding and Reconciliation Committees For Kogi, Bauchi States. The Committee for Kogi state is chaired by senior party chieftain, Prince Tony Momoh. Committee Members are: Gen. John Shagaya, Sen. Barnabas Gemade, Gen. Ahmed Aboki and Sen. Olubunmi Adetunbi. The Bauchi […]

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Sokoto APC Guber Aspirant Sues State Govt Over Revoked C Of O

By Abdallah el-Kurebe An All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the 2015 general elections in Sokoto state, Barrister Aliyu Abubakar Sanyinna has sued the Governor and Attorney General of Sokoto state over 36 plots of farmland. Sanyinna contested in the APC primaries‎ along with Sen. Umar Dahiru Tambuwal against Governor Aminu Tambuwal. Sanyinna is […]

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Former Ebonyi Governor Elechi Takes Refuge From EFCC, Decamps To APC

The immediate past governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, has defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Elechi, a two time governor of Ebonyi, registered for the APC at his country home in Echialike, Ikwo Local Government Area, in front of national party leaders. In 2016, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had “intensified its probe” of Elechi over some alleged fraudulent contracts approved by his government to the tune of $12 million. The party leaders were in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, for a thanksgiving church service for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari from his ill-health, after which they moved to Ikwo. According to Elechi, he decided to join APC due to his love for Buhari and the current state of the PDP occasioned by its protracted crisis. “I knew Buhari 49 years ago when I started the movement for the creation of Ebonyi as he intervened during my arrest with nine other comrades, by officers of the defunct Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO). “I was interrogated while standing for nine hours and he as the Brigade Major in Abakaliki at that time, ordered our immediate release. “I thank God for his health as he had favoured the people of Abakaliki and will triumph in his onerous task of rescuing the country from misrule.’’ Boko Haram and corruption issues could have been indescribable if God had not brought Buhari to power, he said. The former governor said that he was proud of the PDP due to the democratic ideals of its founding fathers, but its present leaders have truncated the ideal. “I was elected governor on two occasions under its platform as it used to be the pride of Africa, but was suddenly ravaged by self-inflicted crises and afflictions. “In 1983 when I was the Secretary of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the old Anambra, the budget for the national elections in Anambra and Imo, now South East zone, was N170,000. “In 2015, however, the budget for my impeachment was N3 billion and this was followed by the distortion and malpractice recorded in the primaries and congresses to elect the PDP candidates.’’ He described the APC as the alternative for Ebonyi people and the Igbo race and thanked the party for offering him and his supporters, a political platform to identify with. “Three years ago, I would have attacked anyone who said Ebonyi belongs to APC, but currently, me identify with PDP–God forbid,” he said. Dr Ogbonnia Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, thanked Elechi for the decision and noted that President Buhari will be pleased to receive the news. “What you did today will never be forgotten in the history of the state as we all should support President Buhari to actualise all his objectives for Nigeria. Elechi was the leader of the campaign team when Onu contested Ebonyi governorship in 1999, on the platform of All Peoples Party (APP). Alhaji Kasheem Imam, APC National Leader called on the Igbos to identify with the APC. Mr Emma Enukwu, the APC South East Zonal Vice Chairman, noted that he was in the state on the orders of the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun to ensure that Elechi registers with the party.

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Rivers APC Denies Rancour At Amaechi’s Meeting With Youths

,(Press Release) In view of telephone calls by members of the media inquiring about the meeting between the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and select youths of APC from across the 23 LGAs of the State took place as scheduled and issues outlined for discussion exhaustively […]

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Kaduna Residence Of APC Chieftain Demolished By State Officials

The residence of Mr Inuwa Abdulkadir, the north west zonal  topshot of All Progressives Congress, APC has been demolished. Reports said the the demolition exercise was carried out by official of Kaduna State agency,KASUPDA on Wednesday. An official of the agency told reporters under condition of anonymity that there  had been issues over what he […]

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Anti-Buhari Tweets: Jibrin’s Supporters Storm Kano APC Office

Hundreds of supporters of a suspended member of the House of Representatives representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Abdulmumini Jibrin, on Wednesday thronged the Kano State headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in protest against his planned suspension by the party. The embattled lawmaker, in a tweet-storm on his Twitter handle, advised President Muhammad Buhari to […]

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APC Slams Sagay, Says ‘Posturing Unacceptable And Potentially Injurious’

The All Progressives Congress, APC has slammed  Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) over his recent comments about Senators. The party’s  reaction came a day after it “intervened” and held a three-hour meeting with Senators in order to resolve the lawmakers’ apparent rift with the executive arm of […]

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Oyegun Leads APC To Unusual 3-Hour Meeting With Party’s Senators

Senators  belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a crucial meeting Tuesday with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at the end of which all parties agreed to work for a united government focused on delivering on the promise of the party to the electorate. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the […]

APC Meets Senate Caucus Tuesday

                                   Saraki: Senate President The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears  to be working to actualize its  resolve to intervene in the on-going rift between the Executive and the National Assembly, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) as it  will on Tuesday, April 4, meet with the Party’s Caucus of the Senate. Evidently worried by the worsening […]

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APC Meets Senate Caucus Tuesday

                                   Saraki: Senate President The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears  to be working to actualize its  resolve to intervene in the on-going rift between the Executive and the National Assembly, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) as it  will on Tuesday, April 4, meet with the Party’s Caucus of the Senate. Evidently worried by the worsening […]

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APC To Broker Peace In Senate, Ali Face-Off

APC To Broker Peace In Senate, Ali Face-Off

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said Tuesday it has found it necessary to intervene in the on-going face-off between the Senate and the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali. Its move, the party said comes on the heels  of the controversy that has trailed the invitation extended to the Comptroller General of The Nigerian […]