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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…

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

APC nullifies Edo National Assembly primaries, orders fresh exercise

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the “unauthorised primaries” held in Edo State into the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly. “The exercise conducted by unauthorised persons in collaboration with the Party's Edo State Working Committee is hereby null and void,”…

APC Secretariat

APC fixes October 5 for Niger senatorial primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set October 5 to conduct its senatorial primaries in Niger State. The party made this known in a statement by it publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena. "The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Primaries for Niger State will now hold on Friday, 5th October, 2018." The…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole

APC clears seven more senatorial aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared seven more senatorial aspirants for its primaries.  Its National Working Committee (NWC) cleared six aspirants: Francis Alikikhema, John Inegbedion, Igbogbo Sylvanu, Ihariale Patrick,  Patrick  Obahiaghon, Erahabor Emokpae from Edo State and Margery Okadigbo from Anambra State.  Ms Okadigbo is contesting for Anambra North senatorial district, Mr Alikikhema, Edo…

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

APC cancels Zamfara governorship primaries

The National Working Committee (NWC)  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the cancellation of the Zamfara State governorship primaries.  The party in a statement by its acting national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, early Thursday morning did not give a new date for the primaries but promised a new…

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 clears more senatorial aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared three more aspirants for its senatorial primaries. The National Working Commttee (NWC) of the party cleared Kabir Barkiya and Bello Madiya from Katsina State and Yusuf Galambi from Jigawa State. This was contained in a statement by the party's publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena,…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Primaries: APC clears Orji Kalu, Yusuf Haruna

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared a former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, and Yusuf Haruna to contest the party's senate primaries. The two aspirants will be contesting for Abia north and Kogi central senatorial districts respectively. The party made this known in a statement by its publicity secretary,…

SDP

2019: SDP holds convention to elect presidential candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced it would elect a presidential candidate at its October 6 national convention. The chairman, publicity sub-committee, Rufai Alkali, made this known while addressing journalists at the party's national secretariat on Tuesday. The party said about 4,500 delegates are expected at the convention. "The…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

APC releases names of cleared senatorial aspirants (FULL LIST)

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has released a list of cleared aspirants seeking to contest Senate seats on its platform across the country. The list was released Tuesday in a statement by the spokesperson of the party, Yekini Nabena. Unlike the list of governorship aspirants released last week, which…

Pilot killed in Abuja air crash should be honoured – LP candidate

The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate for next year's election in Kwara State, Issa Aremu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to accord posthumous honour to Bello Baba-Ari. Mr Baba-Ari, a Squadron Leader of the Nigerian Air Force, died on Friday in the collision of two jets belonging to the…

File photo of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the press.

APC postpones governorship primaries in Lagos, Adamawa, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again postponed its governorship primary in Lagos. The Lagos primary, earlier postponed to October 1, has now been moved to October 2. In Lagos, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is fighting for his political future after being abandoned by his godfather, Bola Tinubu, and other APC…

Mama Taraba announces plan to re-contest governorship election

Why APC disqualified Mama Taraba, Shittu – Oshiomhole

Aisha Alhassan, the women affairs minister, was disqualified from running for Taraba governor by the APC because the ruling party doubts her loyalty. The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said this in Abuja on Friday evening while addressing journalists. Mr Oshiomhole also restated the party's earlier stance that another minister,…

File photo of PDP Convention

Atiku, Saraki speak on PDP’s choice of Port Harcourt as convention venue

A former vice president and a Peoples' Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has denied claims that he was uncomfortable with the choice of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as venue for the party's national convention. Mr Atiku spoke after the party's 83rd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on…

Uche-Secondus

UPDATED: Despite opposition, PDP insists on holding convention in Rivers State

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to hold the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The decision was taken at the 83rd NEC meeting of the party which held at the Wadata Plaza secretariat of the PDP in Abuja on…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Governorship: APC clears El-Rufai, Ganduje, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the names of the remaining governorship aspirants it has cleared. Among those cleared is the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who are both seeking a second term in office. The party, which released names of aspirants screened…

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 governors to serve as returning officers for presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that its presidential primary will have its state governors serving as returning officers. The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena said in states where the party does not have a sitting governor, its senators and ministers will serve as…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

2019: APC releases names of screened governorship aspirants across Nigeria (FULL LIST)

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the full list of candidates screened for governorship elections across Nigeria next year. While many of the aspirants were cleared, some like communications minister, Adebayo Shittu, and women affairs minister, Aisha Al-hassan, were disqualified. See full list of the screened aspirants as…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore’s decision splits SDP

The headquarters of the Social Democratic Party has differed with its Osun State chapter and its Osun governorship candidate, Iyola Omisore, over the latter's decision to support the ruling All Progressive Congress in Thursday's supplementary polls. The party said, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Alfa Mohammed, on…

APC Governors, Abdullahi Ganduje and Rochas Okorocha at the meeting with APC NWC

APC Governors floor rivals as party NWC approves different primaries for states (FULL LIST)

The All Progressives Congress has released details of the types of primaries approved for its various state chapters. The list shows the APC approved direct and indirect primaries for different states. In many states where the state governors are in battle with rivals such as senators and other influential politicians,…