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CUPP begins search for consensus candidate

CUPP begins search for consensus candidate

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has commenced the process of searching for a consensus candidate for opposition parties. According to the statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by Ikenga Ugochinyere, the coalition's spokesperson, this decision was taken during a meeting at the Yaradua Centre on Tuesday. The meeting, which…

Director, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu

2019: Don’t enter Atiku’s ‘one chance bus’, VON DG tells Igbos

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has cautioned Igbos and other Nigerians not to be deceived by the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his choice of former Anambra State Governor, Peter…

Cross section of participants at the workshop.

2019: PVCs to be ready end of November – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working to make permanent voters card (PVC) available in November to all voters who registered this year. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, stated this while addressing journalists after the opening of a validation workshop on the study cost of…

Godswill Akpabio

2019 Election: PDP panicking over imminent defeat In Akwa Ibom – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is panicking over imminent defeat in Akwa Ibom State. The party stated this in a statement on Sunday by its deputy publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, while reacting to claims by the PDP on elections in the state. PDP…

Atiku Abubakar and his entourage at Obasanjo's abode in Otta

Atiku’s emergence, Obasanjo’s support, Buhari’s travel ban top politics last week.

As the 2019 general election draws near, the political space is becoming more heated with parties producing their presidential candidates for the election last week. The emergence of these candidates has been followed with lots of meetings and consultations with parties already attacking each other's candidates well ahead of the…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo putting pressure on U.S. to lift visa ban on Atiku – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a hypocrite and self-serving for allegedly putting pressure on the United States authorities to lift a visa ban on Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

2019: Atiku must face corruption, integrity test – APC

The All Progress Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot prevent its candidates being put through the corruption and integrity test. The APC stated this in a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Thursday. The party was reacting to a statement by spokesperson of the PDP,…

Jerry Gana

2019: Jerry Gana faults Donald Duke’s emergence as SDP presidential candidate

A former minister of information, Jerry Gana, on Thursday, called for review of the presidential primary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in which he was defeated by a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke. Mr Duke polled 812 votes to defeat Mr Gana who polled 611 votes…

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Don’t start campaigns yet, INEC warns Buhari, Atiku, other candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned candidates and political parties not to start campaigns yet. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Monday in his speech at the workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa Region organised by the Commonwealth in partnership with…

Governor Adams Oshiomhole and former Governor Oserheimen Osunbor during the decamping of the former Governor to the All progressives Congress in Edo State.

APC Primaries: Osunbor heads appeal committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated its national appeal committee over the party's primaries. According to a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, inaugurated the committee on Monday at its national secretariat in Abuja. "The National Chairman of the All…

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

PDP replies APC over vote-buying allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the allegation that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, emerged through vote-buying is false and only a result of the nervousness of the "deflated" All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP said this in a statement on Monday by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. "This…

Kwara State map

APC declares Abdulrahaman AbdulRasaq Kwara governorship candidate

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Abdulrahaman AbdulRasaq its Kwara State governorship candidate for 2019. The party made this known in a statement by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena on Monday. According to the statement, Mr AbdulRasaq polled 29,098 votes to defeat other aspirants.…

Atiku Abubakar

2019: Presidency not for sale, APC attacks Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, saying the presidency is not for sale and alleging the politician paid delegates at last weekend's convention. The party said this in a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Monday.…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Buhari’s emergence as APC presidential candidate fraudulent – Atiku campaign

The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation has said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress is fraudulent. It said Mr Buhari was the only candidate cleared by the APC to contest its primary, ''yet, a coalition of five aspirants are (is) challenging…

Buhari’s acceptance speech to be APC presidential candidate (FULL TEXT)

President Muhammadu Buhari has been formally declared the presidential candidate of the governing party, APC, for next year's election. The president was so declared at the APC convention held in Abuja on Saturday. Mr Buhari, in his acceptance speech, accused the main opposition party, PDP, of mismanaging Nigeria in the…

former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke

2019: Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana, others to emerge SDP presidential candidate

A former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general election. Mr Duke governed Cross River between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He defected from the PDP to…

Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Rotimi-minster of transportation, Adebayo shittu, Babatunde Fashola, Audu Ogbe-minister of Agric,

APC Convention (LIVE UPDATES): Delegates set to affirm Buhari as party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election.

About 7000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are expected to converge on Eagle Square, Abuja on Saturday to affirm President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the party in the February 2019 election. Mr Buhari had earlier been elected by the members of the party via direct primaries…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

APC clears eight aspirants to contest Kwara State Governorship Primaries

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared eight aspirants for its governorship primaries holding on Saturday. The aspirants, the party said in a statement by Yekini Nabena, its publicity secretary, were cleared based on the recommendation of the governorship screening committee. "The following aspirants have…

Zamfara State map

APC dissolves Zamfara party executive

The All Progressives Congress has released the statement below announcing the dissolution of its Zamfara State executive. Zamfara is one of the few states where the APC is yet to announce its governorship candidate, due to controversies trailing its primary. Read the statement announcing the dissolution of the executive here.…

APC Governors

APC releases names of 24 approved governorship candidates (FULL LIST)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the list of 24 cleared candidates for the 2019 governorship elections. The list was contained in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena. This list according to the statement is a result of the meeting of the National…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Gov Amosun loses as APC affirms Dapo Abiodun winner of Ogun governoship primary

Hours after Adams Oshiomhole met with the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and some of his fellow governors, the APC headquarters gave a verdict against the Ogun governor's interest. The APC in Ogun, led by Mr Amosun, had adopted Adekunle Akinlabi, a federal lawmaker, as its 'consensus' governorship candidate despite…

Abuja on map

APC Adamawa, FCT primaries to hold Friday

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the senatorial primaries for Adamawa State and the Federal Capital Territory will hold on Friday. The party chairman made this known while addressing journalists after his meeting with governors and other party members at his campaign office in…

Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

APC to set up new committees to conduct primaries in Imo, Zamfara – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it is working on setting up electoral panels for the conduct of governorship primaries in Imo State and Zamfara State. The national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, said this at his campaign office in Abuja on Friday. The Imo State primaries were suspended…

What we discussed with Oshiomhole about controversial APC primaries – Governors

Seven governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday to discuss the crises over primaries in some states. The APC began the nomination of candidates with that of the presidency, with all its state chapters affirming President Muhammad Buhari…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC Primaries Controversy: Oshiomhole in crucial meeting with governors

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are currently meeting with the chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, at his campaign office along Aso Drive, Abuja. The governors earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meetings are being held following the controversies that have trailed APC governorship and senatorial primaries in…