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2019 governorship poll rigging claim: Ogun APC to probe Amosun

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…As Abiodun donates bus to state party leadership

Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Indications that the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, may be queried and probed has emerged when the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state met last Friday and expressed their displeasure over his outburst in Abeokuta.

The Ogun APC chairman, Yemi Sanusi, who berated the ex-governor over his statement on the 2019 election, noted that such outburst was not only unsenatorial but also unbecoming of a supposed statesman.

After a closed-door meeting with the leaders of the ruling party in the 20 local government areas of the state on Friday, it was learnt that the party leaders called for disciplinary measures against such anti-party acts.

In 2019, Senator Amosun was suspended from the party for backing candidates of the All Progressives Movement (APM) against the APC.

Sanusi said that he was the acting chairman of the party in 2019, declaring that the election which produced the incumbent governor was the most credible in the history of the state.

According to him, the electorate overwhelmingly voted for for Governor Abiodun and stood against any move to overturn their will.

He added that all subterranean schemes evolved by the then governor to ensure that his candidate won were thwarted by the vigilant and irrepressible people of Ogun state.

Sanusi assured Governor Abiodun that the State Working Committee of the party had commenced mobilisation of party members across the 20 local governments of the state.

He hinted further the party in the state might probe the rigging allegation raised by the former governor, noting that it was high time the anti-party activities of the senator was investigated.

The party chairman, therefore, called on the leaders and members to reciprocate the kind gesture of Governor Abiodun by working hard to ensure that he is re-elected come 2023.

Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun, in preparation for the general election, donated a bus to the state executive council. This, he said, was to enhance the operations ahead of the 2023 general election.

He added that the donation was in appreciation of the immense contribution of the party towards the growth of democracy in the state.

Describing the party’s state executive as a partner in progress, Abiodun noted that the party had continued to remain an entity in the state without crisis due to the sterling leadership demonstrated by the people running the affairs of the party.

He noted that the state government would continue to support the party to sustain its membership drive, adding that all hands mist be on deck as the party prepare for the coming election.

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APC declares Ondo primary inconclusive

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The All Progressives Congress 2024 Governorship Primary Committee in Ondo State has declared the Saturday primary inconclusive.

This is contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Committee, Gov. Usman Ododo on Sunday morning.

The statement said that rerun election would take place in all the 13 wards of Okitipupa Local Government with total validated registered party members of 9,515.

“Having received reports of the primary election from the 203 Wards in the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State, the Primary Election Committee has decided that election will be conducted in all the 13 Wards of Okitipupa Local Government with total validated registered members of 9,515.

“ We have validated reports that the exercise did not hold in the local government due to late arrival of electoral materials and personnel as a result of logistics challenges.

“Election in Okitipupa Local Government shall be conducted 12 noon on Sunday 21st April 2024.

“The final collation of the results will be done thereafter”, the statement said.

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Over 1,000 Kano APC members defect to NNPP

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Over 1,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State decamped to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) on Saturday.

The decampees, from Shanono and Bagwai local government areas, were formally received by the Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo on behalf of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf at the Kano State Government House.

A press release by the Deputy Governor’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu stated Gwarzo’s delight in welcoming the defectors.

He emphasized that the NNPP prioritized unity and that all members will be treated equally.

According to Garba, Gwarzo reiterated the administration’s commitment to implementing programs that would benefit all the people of Kano State and urged continued support from residents for the state’s progress.

Speaking earlier, Alhaji Haruna Babangida Abbas (Kosashe), leader of the defectors, cited Governor Abba’s leadership qualities and governance style as reasons for their move.

He expressed regret for their past APC affiliation and pledged their dedication to working with the NNPP for Kano’s betterment.

Also Speaking, Kano NNPP Chairman, Alhaji Hashimu Dungurawa welcomed the new members and assured their involvement in the party’s activities.

He encouraged members of other parties, including the APC, to join the NNPP for the state’s advancement.

Dungurawa also urged support for the government’s policies.

The event was attended by prominent figures, like the Kano State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Alhaji Musa Suleiman Shanono, and several NNPP stakeholders who celebrated the influx of new members.

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Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

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The committee to supervise the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ondo state, on Friday, said a total of 171,922 accredited members would vote on Saturday.

The primary is scheduled to hold in 203 wards in 18 local government areas with 16 aspirants including the governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, contesting.

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the Secretary of the seven-man committee, stated this after its meeting with stakeholders and aspirants on Friday night in Akure .

He said that none of the aspirants had before the eve of the exercise withdrawn or stepped down for another candidate.

The secretary said that the committee was ready to conduct the primary using  the direct mode in all the 203 wards across the state.

He appealed to the aspirants to caution their supporters to allow the peaceful conduct of the primary for the progress of the party.

Omo-Agege assured of the committee’s resolve to strictly follow the guidelines and constitution of the party and conduct a transparent, fair and credible election.

He said that the committee would collaborate with the security agencies in the state to forestall breakdown of law and order before, during and after the primary.

The committee is headed by Gov. Usman Adodo of Kogi.

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