APC begins process to pick presidential candidate October

APC Chairman John Odigie Oyegun

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed October for the commencement of its primary elections that would culminate in the nomination of its presidential candidate for the 2015 general election.

It also demanded a temporary lifting of the curfew currently in place in Adamawa State in the preparation for the October 11 governorship election in the state.

These are some of the resolutions taken at the party’s National Executive committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

The APC spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, said after the meeting that the NEC approved the use of the modified direct primaries for picking the party’s presidential candidate in subsequent elections.

Among members of the party believed to be eyeing the presidency are former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.

Mr. Mohammed said the party demanded the lifting of the curfew in Adamawa state to ensure mass participation in the election.


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  • redeem

    buhari———— atiku———————–kwankaso———–tambuwal———–are all from the same fulani tribe—————are there no ther ethnic group from the north to vie for the post——————————————–see why we say APC is the politcal wing of the janjaweeds in boko haram———————-

    • Gbo_lee

      You are deluded my dear brother. Firstly you got it wrong with their tribe,they are not all fulani. But that does not even matter,at least it is not just one candidate like the PDP. And all four candidates you mentioned above are far more seasoned and intelligent men than your incompetent Jonathan

      • redeem

        They are all fulanis period

    • Gbo_lee

      You are deluded my dear brother. Firstly you got it wrong with their tribe,they are not all fulani. But that does not even matter,at least it is not just one candidate like the PDP. And all four candidates you mentioned above are far more seasoned and intelligent men than your incompetent Jonathan

      • summie

        So if they are not Fulani then what are they? just a question

        • Mr. Abdin

          Can you tell me what is wrong in them being fulanis? Pls if you don’t know what to say keep quiet, by the way non of them is as incompetent as your GEJ.

          • redeem

            nothing wrong with being a fulani————-are they not human beings—created in the image of God–ati Aallah -Only-trouble with them is their insatiable greed——————-they should give other ethnic groups in the north –like the Nupes–Tivs—GWARIS————–AMONG OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE NORTH—-the opportunity to grow————-AS A MATTER OF FACT ALL OF THEM Fulnis in APC–are due for retirement——quit the stage

        • Dan Fulani

          Is very southerner Igbo?

        • redeem

          all of them are fulanis———————no other ethnic group has the right to aspire to the post of President of Nigeria—from the north————except fulanis

      • Somi

        What makes them more seasoned and competent? That’s mere illusions.

      • redeem

        Is it atiku wass was struggling with obj over my Petroleum funds—————PTF———–let atiku show us the things he was able to achieve as VP—BEYOND THE SQUABBLES he had WITH OBJ——————Buhari is an executioner——————a killer——————-was there with Abacha———-when Kudirat was assassinated———–locked up innocent souls like Pa Ajasin ati Ambrose Ali–chased the Junior wife of late Sam Mbakwe—–want more?———-Kwakanso is a thief———–stole the transport money of delegates to the PDP party primaries—————-Tambuwal has never done any thing in his life since he graduated as a lawyer—he has been holed up in the House of Rep——–where he started as an adviser–till date—–no leave no transfer—–chopping awuf oil money——————–another rogue———with lawal farouk———-all of them are from the fulani tribe—in chad——————settlers

        • Don Messi Januzi

          Haha…hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
          Hehe..heheheheheheheheheheeheh!!!!!!!!!

        • concerned9ja

          …and your Jona is Ebola. Nigeria would never experience his type again in Jesus’ name. If we are not shameless people, how can Jona still want to rule four more years. He has brought back 9ja to the stone age. He took over a whole country but would be leaving sharing control with BH. Someone who cannot guarantee simple security or point to anything other than massive looting. If SS is bent on another four years, let them bring intelligent guys, not a retard and clueless like this GEJ

          • redeem

            @WAHALA————-DO U KNOW HOW LONG ATIKU HAS BEEN TRYING TO BE PRESIDENT————–ATI THE NUMBER OF PARTIES HE CREATED————SEE HE IS WASTING TIME———AGAIN—WHAT NAME WILL U ASCRIBE TO LIBERIA ATI GHANA ARE THEY ALSO NOT EBOLA STATES ———————NIGERIA IS BLESSED TO HAVE GREAT MINDS LIKE JONAJHAN WHO UNLIKE ATIKU REFUSED TO FIGHT HIS FORMER BOSS——YARA ADUA———HUMBLE TO A FAULT—NOT LIKE ATIKU WITH HIS GRA GRA–WITH OBJ OVER PTF MONEY——NIGERIANS KNOW WHO ATIKU IS—–WHAT DID HE SAY WHEN ABIOLA WAS LOCKED UP–BY ABACHA-WHEN KUDIRAT WAS ASSASSINATED——–HOW DID HE MAKE HIS MONEY——————AS A CUSTOMS OFFICER–HOW CLEAN IS HE————

      • redeem

        The spokesperson of the Department of State SECURITY, Mrs. Marilyn Ogar has said that the All Progressives Congress tried to entice its operatives with N14 million bribe before the elections.

        Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja earlier today, she said “The APC is making unfounded allegations on the DSS because our Operative rejected a total of N14 million extended to its officials.

        “They had requested the DSS to come and collect N4 million for himself while N10 Million should be given to the boys, but our operatives rejected the offer.”

        “Politicians can not entice our operatives with MONEY, we are well paid by the federal government so no body can entice us with MONEY no matter the amount. We are paid upfront before embarking on such operations; we spent N200 million preparing for the election so let no politician think they can entice us with MONEY.

        “Thank God the APC won the election otherwise only God knows the allegations they would have been making against the DSS” Ogar said.

        “We are still WATCHING but at the appropriate time we will do the needful. Let that big man who was caught in Osun with large
        sums of MONEY in his possession thank his God that it was not the DSS that arrested him” APC where is the osun state governor—————–let him talk

    • De Light

      There are other ethnic groups from the North and is there any clause in the APC’s Constitution that prevents the other ethnic groups from vying for the post? Please let me know if there is one.

      • redeem

        ACT 2 ——clause 007—————————of the constitution of APC–bars 2 fulanis from contesting the post of president at the same time————————–u know every state in the fulani north have a fulani emir from chad- cameroon—-ati niger republic—–that is why no development in the fulani north–my oil money siphoned to yonder country

    • change 2014-2015

      Shut up what do you know that is how you Pdp have been making criticism against the opposition.

    • Dan Fulani

      At least non of them is a drunkard.

      • Somi

        How do you know they are not? Do you live with them?

  • Gbo_lee

    Let the journey to Aso Rock begin…we the people are with the APC every step of the way. If the PDP don’t understand what it takes to develop Nigeria after 15 yrs and we keep going backward,the next thing to do is change. APC! Change!

    • change 2014-2015

      It a failure on the pdp for over 15 yrs they have not been able to give us dividend of democracy.

      • redeem

        go start with lagos state———-u cannot rebrand the killer s of kudirat for us-

    • redeem

      how old is Nigeria—————————–54 years—————————–oil discovered in 1957—————-still we cry for light water———–education ati health——————-FGN left a sound revenue base for lagos state–yet she has a debt profile of more than 233b————————

    • redeem

      Sam Nda-Isaiah, PUBLISHER of Leadership

      Newspapers, as a conman, while REPORTING the accusations against him by the Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam.

      For the benefit of those who may not have had the opportunity of reading either the report of the accusations against Nda-Isaiah by the Yobe State Government published as advertorial in Daily Trust of Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 and as carried by Sahara Reporters, the sordid DETAILS were that “the Publisher had decided on a deliberate editorial policy to fabricate barefaced lies against us and ridicule our institutions, pillory our achievements and maliciously libel our functionaries all because we refused to yield to his unceasing demand for advertisement patronage”. The Government further accused Nda-Isaiah of not refunding, in whole or part, the sum of N10 million paid to his newspaper by the late Governor, Senator Mamman Ali, for the publication of Special Supplements, which was not done.

      According to the Daily Trust advertorial titled: Why LEADERSHIP publisher is fixated on Yobe officials” written by Bego Abdullahi and also published by Sahara Reporters, Governor Gaidam described Nda-Isaiah as conman hiding under the umbrella of journalism to extort money from, and blackmail Nigerians who refuse to advertise with him. The Governor, therefore, concluded that the Publisher “has committed grave ethical infractions that strike at the very core of the integrity of the journalism profession.” He drew attention to the difference between critical journalism and blackmail journalism”, leaving the case in the court of the custodians and regulators of the journalism profession, especially the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN).

  • APC’s progress has no limit… APC must conquer…

    • redeem

      SHOW US HOW AFTER 16 YRS IN LAGOS———————–STUDENT HAD TO PROTEST HIKE IN SCHOOL FEES–IS THAT PROGRESS————WITH ALL THAT FGN LEFT FOR THEM–BRIDGES SEA PORTS—————STADIUMS–HOUSING ESTATES—-

  • Mr. Abdin

    This is a welcome development from the party of the progressives, with the adoption of the modified open primaries, there will be level playing grounds for the party members. Keep on APC, and carry on Turaki.

    • change 2014-2015

      It shows that Apc is in serious business they are ready to serve the people of nigeria.

    • redeem

      progressives with a debt prouile of over 233b in lagos alone———–fayose left ekiti with 10b——————-came back hours later to meet debt of over 24b—————–which fayemi took—–to settle tinubu——same goes for Osun

  • Jacsey1

    Nda Isaiah of Leadership newspaper is also contesting. We have option of young, vibrant and intelligent Christian Northerner if that is our need

    • redeem

      i begi–a blackmailer like that–wetin dey worry una

  • marig

    For apc to be taken seriously at the national level, Tinubu must refund his retirement package back to the people of lagos state. There is no doubt he will do worse things at federal level. I use to be a fan especially the way he stood up to Obj. But he lost me and many others with his disgusting greed.

    • josh

      Not many others bro but only u

    • Al

      That’s your cup of tea, no matter worst is tinubu, am sure his better than all the top shots @ Pdp

    • Somi

      Tinubu would be the worst presidential candidate ever, someone that cannot rule over a state truthfully, he has zero competence!

      • malamdugu2000

        How competent was GEJ when he was deputy governor and governor in Bayelsa state? What was his impact on tbe general masses of Bayelsa state? Still didn’t he become the president of Nigeria? Now he is being condemned by part of those that actually voted for him. You don’t condemn
        People not until you have tried them. Atleast we tried Tinubu and we know his competence. Lets try someone else before we condemn too.

        • redeem

          tell us about the achievements of atiku——————ati APC–except u are AKING US TO GO INTO HIS PAST–AS CUSTOMS CONTROLLER–At onne port

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  • Al

    No matter worst is tinubu, am sure his better than all the top shots @ Pdp

  • Thecreed

    A welcome development, let’s show them how a progressive political party is run. We have set a good precedence with the party membership registration exercise, let’s follow it up with the modified direct primaries inorder to ensure transparency. Come 2015! Power must change hands!! APC! CHANGE!!

  • Somi

    None in that list is competent, Buhari shouldn’t even be listed among presidential aspirants at all. What a Party!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Why not, Somi?

  • Samson Jacobs

    It’s either Buhari for the masses or nothing else. The only saint amongst them.

  • Taiwo rasheedi

    If dem no give Buhari,jona don win,but if dem give buari di ticket Na hin mekunu dem want. Oti ton.

    • Somi

      Even with Buhari Jonathan would still triumph. Was Buhari not a running mate with Jonathan 2011 and was still beaten with a large margin. The same fate awaits him yet again come 2015

      • Shariff

        Large margin indeed, with the whole votes cast more than the registered voters?, not even more than the the accredited voters but registered voters. Somi that is raw rigging of the highest order in the southsouth and most of the southeast.

    • Mosaku 147

      I sure say na because of buhari dem wan use this style because Atiku and kwankwaso go win if na by cash. Like you said,na only buhari go fit defeat Jona hands down if and only if dem give am the ticket.

  • ceweeco projects

    APC and Co, as you are aggressive in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right. Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always see you as B/H and will always have something negative to say about you people!!
    Knowing when and how to say what needs to be said is a sign of wisdom. APC can’t reach for anything new as their hands are still full of yesterday’s junk. APC has no vision; if they had, it would have been to know that Vision is the
    parent of motivation, the foundation of courage, and the fuel of persistence. A driver reaches a destination by driving on that road, not by laying back to enjoy the view. The worst person to be around is someone who complains about
    everything and appreciates nothing. Worrying is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is
    stealing your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing. Tranquility is a choice. So is anxiety. The entire world around us may be in turmoil, but if we want to be peaceful within, we can. Stop your Janjarweed ideology. Free yourself from negative people around you. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded. Relationships should help you, not hurt you.
    Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be that will be useful in the Nigerian state. Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little
    brighter simply by being in it. Oh! APC, they were hope at the beginning.

    • redeem

      The spokesperson of the Department of State SECURITY, Mrs. Marilyn Ogar has said that the All Progressives Congress tried to entice its operatives with N14 million bribe before the elections.

      Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja earlier today, she said “The APC is making unfounded allegations on the DSS because our Operative rejected a total of N14 million extended to its officials.

      “They had requested the DSS to come and collect N4 million for himself while N10 Million should be given to the boys, but our operatives rejected the offer.”

      “Politicians can not entice our operatives with MONEY, we are well paid by the federal government so no body can entice us with MONEY no matter the amount. We are paid upfront before embarking on such operations; we spent N200 million preparing for the election so let no politician think they can entice us with MONEY.

      “Thank God the APC won the election otherwise only God knows the allegations they would have been making against the DSS” Ogar said.

      “We are still WATCHING but at the appropriate time we will do the needful. Let that big man who was caught in Osun with large
      sums of MONEY in his possession thank his God that it was not the DSS that arrested him”

      • Richard

        This guy has no brain left in that small skull he refers to as head. A rightful thinking person should know that if in actual fact the DSS was offered bribe such person who offered the bribe would be languishing in jail by now. It is a shame on DSS who has enormous power to investigate and make arrest in bribery and corruption incident to be making an unfounded allegation without proof. This organization has just ridicule itself.

  • Maria

    APC all the way.

  • King Carlos

    Atiku and Oby Ezekwesili for APC president and vice president.

  • Gbo_lee

    Anyone that does not see the good things being done by APC states in this country is blinded by something that cannot be cured. APC for 2015

    • trippi

      Does that include the enormous debt portfolios they have all be accumulating ?

  • ola

    Another progressive step. APC Change, Change Federal!

  • Collins Sule

    The change we need is imminent and is contained in d APC. Oh ye Nigerians! make this change by casting ur vote for APC.

  • ahmed

    I can believe this was written by a PR practitioner of many years standing. Am so disapointed.
    Toks, surely this is below undergraduate essay.