APC clears candidates for senatorial election to replace Adeleke

Mudashiru Hussein

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cleared Mudasiru Hussein to contest the party’s Tuesday’s primaries for the Osun West senatorial district.

Mr. Hussein, a former senator, was earlier disqualified by the screening committee on the grounds that he did not resign within the period stipulated in the law.

He had gone to appeal the decision of the screening panel, but had his appeal thrown out.

A statement by the party’s Director, Media and Strategy in Osun, Kunle Ayatomi, said a meeting of the NWC in Abuja on Monday reviewed the decision of the Appeal Panel and upturned it.

He said the decision of the NWC of the party was final in line with the regulations of the party.

“Therefore, delegates for the APC West senatorial district primaries are to proceed to the designated centre for the exercise on Tuesday,” he added.

By the development, Mr. Hussein will be slugging it out with Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother of Isiaka Adeleke, who until his death in April, occupied the senatorial seat.

Mr. Hussein had claimed that he resigned from the Aregbesola’s cabinet as commissioner on June 6, fulfilling the 30 days requirement for an election fixed for July 8, 2017.

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