The All Progressives Congress, APC, is conducting its primary election nationwide to elect the party’s governorship candidates in the 2015 election.
PREMIUM TIMES reporters have been dispatched to the various election centres to provide live updates of situations as they occur.
Already, the fate of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, and Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state are already known as they are reported to be sole candidates of the party in their states.
The primary elections in those states is expected to be mere formality.
It is a different ball game in Lagos state where there are 12 candidates seeking to be selected as the party’s flag bearers. Reports from Onikan Stadium, venue of the primary say all the candidates are already at the venue and the election might commence anytime soon
In Kaduna, feelers suggest former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai may emerge the APC candidate. He however need to beat Salihu Lukman, Haruna Kajuru, Shamsuddeen Abdullahi and Isah Ashiru in the election starting any moment from now at the trade fair complex.
In Kano, the deputy to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Umar Ganduje, is expected to emerge after being anointed by the caucus of the party. Nevertheless, Mr. Ganduje will slug it out with Senator Ibrahim Gaya, Rep. Kawu Sumaila, Salisu Takai, Abba Yusuf and Rabiu Bichi.
Our reporter in Kano however said journalists are still scrambling to find out the venue of the primary election.
In Sokoto, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal is expected to win, he is facing Bello Gada, Lawal Bashir and Yushau Kebbi.
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