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2023: APC plotting to deceive, embarrass Jonathan with Presidential ticket – Adeyanju alleges
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2023: APC plotting to deceive, embarrass Jonathan with Presidential ticket – Adeyanju alleges

Activist, Deji Adeyanju has revealed how the All Progressives Congress party, APC, plans to embarrass former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2023. Adeyanju claimed that the APC is planning to deceive Jonathan with its presidential ticket and then embarrass him. In a series of tweets, the rights activist disclosed that APC has planned not to give Jonathan its presidential ticket after tricking him into joining them. Adeyanju urged the former president to quit partisan politics and remain a democrat for the sake of his image. “I have been reliably informed that they are plotting to embarrass Goodluck Jonathan by deceiving him to join APC. “They will never give him the presidential ticket. It’s a good strategy I must admit to sell APC by tricking GEJ to join the party. “GEJ s...
LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman
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LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman

The All progressives Congress, (APC) Appeal Committee for Yobe State local government congress has claimed that there are no petitions or complaints from the just concluded LG exercise in the state. The Chairman of the five-member committee, Musa Abba Aji made the declaration at a press briefing in Damaturu at the end of the Committee’s assignment. “Just like the ward congresses, the APC Local Governments’ Congress Appeal Committee for Yobe State after sitting for two days to receive and entertain petitions and complains that might arise from the congresses has completed its assignment without recording a single case from the 17 local government areas of the state”, he declared. The Chairman of the five-man appeal committee said his team were mandated to conduct the task by sittin...
Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi
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Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has rubbished the claim by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, that he facilitated his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umahi insisted that Fani-Kayode played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC. Fani-Kayode had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on his defection, the former minister claimed he played a role in Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State’s defection to APC. Reacting, Umahi charged Fani-Kayode to withdraw his claim. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Umahi maintained that Fani-Kayode was not aware of his defection to APC. ...
”Judas of Oduduwa”- Sheikh Gumi slams FFK over his defection to APC
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”Judas of Oduduwa”- Sheikh Gumi slams FFK over his defection to APC

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. FFK took everyone by surprise on Thursday, September 16, when joined the APC and was received by the President at the State House, Abuja. Reacting via his Facebook page, Gumi wrote; ''Judas of Oduduwa I have for long, neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor. Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history. It is him now, one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.''
You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC
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You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC

Reno Omokri has reacted to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, defecting from PDP to APC after vowing he never would. Reno Omokri wrote on Instagram: "You say you are a friend of Sunday Igboho. You called him your brother. You called Nnamdi Kanu your “friend and brother” and one of the most courageous persons you know. You see what this demon in human flesh is doing to these freedom fighters, yet you do this? It makes me suspicious. How can these two people who were close to you and who confided in you, end up in Buhari’s trap and then you join his party? This looks like 30 pieces of silver! At this point, I would very much hate to be your friend and brother."
Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC
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Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he was led by the spirit of God to defect to the ruling APC FFK was today September 16 presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to statehouse correspondents after meeting the President, FFK said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria. He mentioned that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC. The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and ...
We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP
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We will keep borrowing. It is for the good of the country – APC tells PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the borrowing of President Buhari, saying taking the foreign facility “is for the good of the country”.   The party said this while responding to the criticism from the PDP over President Buhari's fresh application for a foreign loan. The President on Tuesday sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking approval to borrow $4 billion and €710 million external loans.   Defending the fresh borrowing, the party in a statement signed by the secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the borrowings under the APC-led administration were prudently and transparently utilised for the purpose they were secured for.  According to APC, borrowings under...
Enugu APC crisis: Former Speaker, ex-governor, 39 others expelled
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Enugu APC crisis: Former Speaker, ex-governor, 39 others expelled

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State has announced the expulsion of forty-one (41) members from the party. This is following their alleged violation of the provision of the party’s constitution. Those affected include a former Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo, former military governor, Group Capt. Joe Orji, a former Deputy Governorship candidate of the party in the State, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta, Gen. J.O.J Okoloagu, a former Reps member, Chukwuemeka Ujam and several others. Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee in the State, Dr. Ben Nwoye announced this when he addressed journalists on Sunday. Nwoye said the members self-expelled themselves from the party by filing a suit in court without first exhausting the internal me...
APC Congress crisis: Group calls for fresh congress in Lapai LG, Niger State
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APC Congress crisis: Group calls for fresh congress in Lapai LG, Niger State

The coalition of Lapai youths has called for the cancellation of the just concluded APC, Local Government congress in Lapai Local Government. They also called for the conduct of a fresh election for the position of the party Chairmanship in the council. This follows various complaints of manipulations and imposition of candidates for the position of chairmanship in the just concluded local government APC congresses. The Leader of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Nuhu Muye who stated this while speaking to newsmen in Minna, alleged manipulation and imposition of candidates for the post. Muye claimed that Article 12 sub 13 of the APC constitution for the composition of Council Area Executive Committee was breached.  
Enugu APC crisis: Police arrest State Chairman, Ben Nwoye
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Enugu APC crisis: Police arrest State Chairman, Ben Nwoye

The Enugu State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Ben Nwoye was on Tuesday arrested by the police. DAILY POST learnt that the chairman was arrested over an alleged petition by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani. The party’s crisis took another dimension after the ward congress of the party in the State, with parallel exercise conducted in the 260 wards. The development was replicated in the last Saturday local government congress. It was gathered that 20 policemen stormed the secretariat of the party in the State shortly after Nwoye held the swearing-in of the 17 local government council chairmen and arrested him.
Those who conducted parallel congresses wasted their time – APC
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Those who conducted parallel congresses wasted their time – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared parallel Local Government Congresses conducted in some states as futile. John Akpan Udoedehe, National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) spoke on Monday. Noting that the APC setup committees that conducted the nationwide exercise, the scribe described the congresses as successful. He said the next step will be an appeal process that will allow anyone with issues to formally present their complaints. Udoedehe recalled that the party informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the schedule of APC congresses. “We wrote to INEC stating names of people to conduct the congresses and the venue. We also announced the time of the congress and informed security agencies. ...
APC LG congress chairman allegedly elopes with results in Oyo
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APC LG congress chairman allegedly elopes with results in Oyo

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government Congress Committee in Oyo State, Mr. Hilary Amodu, has allegedly absconded with the results of local government congresses. DAILY POST recalls that local government congresses of APC were held on Saturday. It was, however, gathered that Amodu had allegedly eloped with results of 29 out of the 33 local government areas in the state, though Amodu has refuted the claim. Secretary of the committee, Engineer Abdulazeez Usman and other members of the committee among whom are and Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, alleged that Amodu left Ibadan on Sunday at about 12 noon and was yet to be seen or reached on phone till this morning. The committee members noted that Amodu lef...
Results of Kwara LG congresses emerge
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Results of Kwara LG congresses emerge

Some results of the APC Kwara State local government congress elections held on Saturday have started trickling in. The results showed that those elected as chairmen through consensus arrangement include, Suleiman Tejidini (Ilorin West), Shehu Yahaya (Asa), Ambali Hakeem Jaji (Ilorin South), Lawal Habeeb (Ilorin East) and Olumide Ibitoye (Irepodun). Reports reaching DAILY POST in Ilorin from Baruten, Irepodun, Patigi, Edu, Moro, Kaiama and Offa, showed that the exercise was hitch-free as party delegates affirmed their consensus lists. Muhammed Kabir, an official of INEC, who monitored the process in Ilorin, described the exercise as peaceful. Also reacting, the state chairman, caretaker committee of the party, Abdullahi Samari, said, he was delighted that the process was peacef...
BREAKING: APC Splits Into Three Factions In Enugu
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BREAKING: APC Splits Into Three Factions In Enugu

It has been reported that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State took the turn for the worst on Saturday with the emergence of a third faction of the party. Few weeks back, there was little indication that the warring chieftains of the party had mended fences and were ready to work together. However, the peace pact crumbled during the ward congress of the party, leading to two parallel executives in most of the wards. DAILY POST reports that while the party was still contending with that, it has split further into three factions, an aftermath of the local government congress held today, Saturday. It was gathered that while one faction is loyal to the State Caretaker Committee chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, another group is with Senator Ken Nna...
Congress should not be battleground – Osun APC adopts consensus
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Congress should not be battleground – Osun APC adopts consensus

Governor Gboyega Oyetola has said that stakeholders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have adopted consensus for the local government party congress in the state. Recall that the APC, according to the timetable released, will have its local government congress across the nation on Saturday. According to the governor, Congress is to pick officers of the party which should not be a battleground. He assured the party members of adequate security in the state during the congress and urged them to shun violence. “As all the speakers have said, we have adopted consensus in our party for the local government Congress. Congress is to pick officers of the party for wards, local, state and national. It should nor be a battleground. We are the most peaceful state and I didn...
I have not been removed as APC chairman – Buni insists
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I have not been removed as APC chairman – Buni insists

Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the ruling of a High Court of Justice in Asaba, Delta state does not refer to him, but Delta State Chairman of the party. Buni, while reacting to the judgement on Thursday through his Spokesman, Mamman Mohammed noted the restriction of the forthcoming ward congress as imposed by the court is limited to Delta State and does not affect other states. He said Mr. Elvis Ayomanor and seven others on 19th August instituted a case against the APC and its leadership in a High Court of Justice, Asaba, Delta state, challenging the outcome of the party’s ward Congress of 31st July, 2021. “The seven applicants prayed the court to among other things issue and service the originati...
Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders
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Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the Buhari-led administration has recovered close to N1 trillion worth of stolen funds and assets, since assuming office in 2015. The claim was made in a statement released on Thursday September 2, by former National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu; member of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Barr Ismail Ahmed, Presidential Aide, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi; and Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman. Reiterating that the Buhari administration is also focused on ensuring that taxes and other debts owed the federal government were recovered in full, the APC leaders under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign added that all final forfei...
Yobe APC fixes first week of September for LGs Congress
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Yobe APC fixes first week of September for LGs Congress

All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed the first week of September 2021 for the conduct of local governments’ congress This was disclosed at the State Working Committee (SWC) held on Tuesday, where a review of the last wards’ congress was made with members of the committee adjudging the exercise to be rancour-free throughout the 178 political wards of the state. Presided over by the State Deputy Governor, Idi Barde Gubana, who doubles as the Chairman State Working Committee, the meeting was held to map out strategies with a view to conducting credible, transparent and participatory APC congresses at the local governments, state as well as national levels. Gubana commanded the stakeholders for the peaceful wards’ congress in Yobe state, stressing that the congress at wards l...
PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC
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PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC

PDP leaders paid a visit to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Abuja residence on Tuesday, August 31 amid reports he plans to decamp to APC. The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi led a delegation of party leaders consisting of Daisi Akintan, former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Mrs Helen Taiwo, to visit Jonathan. The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors, Punch reports, adding that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis. According to the publication, a source privy to the meeting ...
Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP
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Amaechi’s comment on ‘quiet stealing under Buhari’ vindicates us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “providing cover for corrupt officials”. The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, where the former Rivers State governor said anyone stealing public funds under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing so “quietly”. Read HERE PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan has reacted to Amaechi's comments. Speaking on Monday, August 30, he said the “confession” by Amaechi vindicates the opposition party’s allegations of corruption in the APC. “The confession by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vi...
Stella Oduah dumps PDP, joins APC
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Stella Oduah dumps PDP, joins APC

Former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Stella, currently the Senator for Anambra North, was part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. The lawmaker defected on Thursday at a brief ceremony the APC held in Abuja to admit her into the fold. In attendance were the Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni. Others were Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Chairman, Progressive Governors’ Forum and Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma, among others. The Anambra APC governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba was present. Buni congratulated Oduah for joining the APC and assured her of eq...
‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC
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‘Shame on you’ – Fani-Kayode blasts Zamfara Deputy Gov, for refusing to dump PDP for APC

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State for refusing to join Governor Bello Mohammed in the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mahdi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau had refused to join Matawalle, who recently decamped from the PDP to the APC. Gusau further decried prevalent plans to impeach him despite a court order stopping such moves. He described the state assembly’s plan to proceed with the impeachment as indecorous and unlawful on Thursday. But Fani-Kayode wondered why the Deputy Governor should betray the Governor, who picked him as Deputy in the first place. “When a Governor decamps from one party to another shouldn’t his Deputy go with him? Is that not what loyalty is all about? “Against his better j...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices
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2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians come 2023. The PDP said the APC is aware that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition. He said...
2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose
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2023: APC plots to extend Buhari’s tenure through Osinbajo/Malami ticket – Bamgbose

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, and National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., on Friday claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has concluded plans to extend the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. He said the party wants to achieve this through the cabals, which according to him, has zeroed down on Osinbajo/Malami ticket tentatively. The senior lawyer further claimed that the National leader of the party, Bola Asiwaju Tinubu has been rejected on two grounds. He warned that Nigerians must beware of this dastardly plan and stand against it, adding that Osinbajo government will further worsen the economic and political situation of this country. “Giving him [Tinubu] the ...
Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt. DAILY POST gathered that gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash. Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop. He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep. “They forced the gate open, shooting sporad...
PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor
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PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of Mai Mala Buni from office as Governor of Yobe state. In the lawsuit filed on August 12 by PDP's lawyer Emeka Etiaba, with Umar Damagum, PDP’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji as plaintiffs, the opposition party stated that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the APC. Maintaining that Buni violated Section 183 of the Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite holding the position of an executive governor, PDP is now seeking for an order directing Yobe chief judge or any other senior person...
I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami
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I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has debunked claims of disobeying directives of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on All Progressives Congress (APC) State Congresses. It was reported earlier that Osinbajo on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, had convened a meeting of senior lawyers within the APC on July 30 with a view to finding a resolution to the crisis within the party following the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo state governorship election. The Nation reported that while some members of the party said Osinbajo directed Malami not to go ahead with the State Congress, some later clarified the Vice President did not give any directive to the AGF. Malami in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publ...
APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state
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APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state

  Aminu Bobi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone ‘C’ has reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Bobi was abducted on Saturday evening, August 7 while supervising farmhands working for him at his farm. It was learnt that he gunmen who shot sporadically, invaded the farm on six motorcycles with three people on each. Daily Trust reported that the APC Zonal Chairman was the only one abducted during the attack.
Sanwo-Olu visits Tinubu in UK (Photos)
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Sanwo-Olu visits Tinubu in UK (Photos)

Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwoolu paid Bola Ahmed Tinubu a visit in London, United Kingdom, this is amidst claims that the APC leader was sick. There had been speculations over Mr Tinubu’s health, especially with the APC leader visibly absent at recent political events. His absence was a talking point due to his reported ambition to run for president in 2023. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was looking hale and hearty as he discussed and cheered with Sanwo-olu. This development is contrary to widespread reports that the Political Juggernaut was ‘very sick’.
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo
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5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo

About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Action Alliance (AA) have decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Imo State. The defectors were received into the APC fold by the apex leader of the part in the Owerri zone, Prince Lemmy Akankem. This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday. Speaking while receiving the defectors, the APC leader in the Owerri zone, Pince Akankem, attributed the mass defection to the shared prosperity of Gov Hope Uzodimma’s government. He said, “Your defection and registration into our party has afforded you all the opportunity to be bonafide members of our great party, in no distant time PDP will soon empty itself into APC, I assure you today that every one of yo...
APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo
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APC Congress: Mixed reactions trail conduct of exercise in Osogbo

Despite promises made by all the parties in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun towards a successful ward congress on Saturday, DAILY POST observed that it was not so in some wards in Osogbo local government Council. Recall that this medium had reported Saturday that party members who had turned out for the congress at Union Baptist Primary School, Odi-olowo, Osogbo could not carry on with the voting because they did not have access to the venue. DAILY POST observed that despite the heavy presence of armed security operatives from the Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Amotekun Corps, thugs still besieged the venue of the ward congress in large numbers. Party members interviewed alleged that the thugs ...
APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery
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APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari. “Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn...
Court stops APC congresses in Imo state
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Court stops APC congresses in Imo state

A High of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to go ahead with Saturday’s congresses in Imo State pending hearing of a suit brought before the Court by the Applicant, Okey Anyikwa. Anyikwa is APC chairman of Ideato South Local Government Area. The applicant had approached the Court for an injunction restraining the APC from going ahead with the Saturday’s congresses because of the judgement of the Appeal Court that upheld the tenure of the State Exco elected in 2018. Justice Valentine Oriji, threatened to invalidate the outcome of congresses if the party disregards the position of the Court.
We’ll pick consensus Presidential candidate in 2023 – APC
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We’ll pick consensus Presidential candidate in 2023 – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party will be picking a consensus and agreeable presidential candidate for 2023. This was conveyed in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by Sen. John Akpanudoehede, National Secretary of APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC). The APC which stated that it will not allow individual ambitions to derail the Buhari administration ahead of the 2023 presidential poll, described the party as a disciplined party unlike the PDP which is a "being haunted by its past." Recounting how the PDP had a third term agenda, Akpanudoehede said they will be shocking the opposition after its congresses and the National Convention.
There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun
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No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has stated that there is no other political party in the State aside from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Abiodun bragged that he had succeeded in making Ogun a one-party State; a development, he said, has never happened before. The Governor said this on Wednesday when he led the APC campaign train to Ifo Local Government Area ahead of the July 24 local government elections. Addressing APC supporters, the excited Gov Abiodun explained that he could not feel the presence of any other political party in the state, even as the local government elections draw closer. He said his tour to Imeko-Afon, Yewa North, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu East and Ado-Odo/Ota local governments had made him realise the non-existence of any other political parti...
APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists
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APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists

Eleven members of All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed have been suspended following the decision of the caretaker committee The 11 members had dragged the party and the state chairman Abdullahi Abubakar to court. The approval of the suspension was contained in a letter by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe, to Abubakar. The letter read in part: “the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee ratifies the decision of the Kwara State Caretaker Committee and upholds suspension of the following Party members: “Joseph Tsado, Bamidele Ogunbayo, Issa Fulani, Imam Abdulkadir, Morufu Olaniyi Yusuf, Saludeen Lukman, Kerebu Fatai, Bola Ajani, Nur...
PDP Governors are defecting to APC to avoid prosecution – Benue Governor Ortom
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PDP Governors are defecting to APC to avoid prosecution – Benue Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortoms alleged that governors of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) defecting to the All Progressives Congress(APC) are doing so to avoid prosecution from the Federal Government after mismanaging public trust and resources. On why PDP governors are defecting to APC, Ortom told Sunnewsonline;   "You know in politics as defined by one of our greatest philosophers in our time, that politics is a game of interest; no permanent enemy, no permanent friend. People are free to defect to any political party for whatever reason that they find expedient." " I was in PDP when things did not go down well with me, I defected to APC and I won election in 2015 and several other people were carried on my back as a result of my defecting to APC and they won." ...
Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha
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Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports it has suspended former Imo state governor cum Senator, Rochas Okorocha. On Tuesday, July 13, a letter dated July 12, 2021, and signed in the name of Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, respectively, made the rounds on social media. The letter announced the ''suspension'' of Okorocha from the party over “anti-party activities”. “This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to Okorocha reads. The suspension follows after the recomme...
APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’
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APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended the immediate past Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Constituency at the Senate, Rochas Okorocha over alleged gross anti-party activities. The suspension letter dated July 12 and signed by the Acting National Chairman, Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the Party, stated that one of the alleged anti-party activities include 'flagrant abuse on the person and Office of the President" "This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to the Senator partly reads. "The s...
Tinubu 2023 Branded Caps Now In Circulation
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Tinubu 2023 Branded Caps Now In Circulation

Followers of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC are pushing forward with their support for him to run for Presidency in 2023. Bola Tinubu is yet to comment on his Presidential ambition, but many of his followers have been pushing ahead. We have seen posters and other materials championing this, and now a cap.
Matawalle: APC dissolves caretaker committee in Zamfara
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Matawalle: APC dissolves caretaker committee in Zamfara

  The All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has dissolved the party’s executives in Zamfara State. Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the CECPC, announced the dissolution in a letter dated July 9, 2021, and addressed to the dissolved Caretaker Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman. The letter, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Gusau, said the dissolution was with immediate effect. “I write to please inform you that following recent development within the party in the state, the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has approved the dissolution of all the leadership organs of the party in the state (ward, local government and ...
Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru
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Buhari is honest, transparent and sleeps. with Nigerians at heart”- Governor Badaru

Jigawa state governor, Muhammadu Badaru, has said that President Buhari is honest, transparent, and “sleeps with Nigerians at heart.” The governor disclosed this to Nigerians while speaking at a grand reception held in Yola, Adamawa state on Saturday, July 10 to celebrate the recent decamping of Senator Grace Bent from PDP to APC. The governor said the Buhari-led administration had made giant strides towards improving road, rail, aviation and power infrastructure, as well as various interventions designed to address social, economic and security challenges in the country “Buhari is honest, transparent and sleep with Nigerians at heart. Nigerians begin to see the effort of Buhari in all sectors and people are now joining the APC in thousands,” he said.
Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s appeal, upholds Senator Abiru’s victory
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Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s appeal, upholds Senator Abiru’s victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi's appeal for disqualification of Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District, has been struck out by the Supreme Court. Gbadamosi and the PDP through their counsel, Senior Advocate Of Nigeria Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa had challenged Abiru’s eligibility to contest the election, raising, among others, allegations of double voter registration, residency and indigeneship. They approached the apex court after losing at the lower and appellate courts. Justice Adamu Jauro who wrote the lead judgment upheld the arguments of Senior Advocates Of Nigeria, Kemi Pinheiro for Abiru and Abiodun Owonikoko for APC, that the appeal lacked merit. The court...
Gunmen assassinate APC chieftain’s police escort and driver in Delta
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Gunmen assassinate APC chieftain’s police escort and driver in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have killed a mobile policeman attached to a chieftain of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Micheal Johnny.   The gunmen also murdered a personal driver to the politician who hails from Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of the state.   The incident happened at Airport Junction, in Effurun, Uvwie council area of the state at about 11:12am on Sunday, July 4, after the driver and escort dropped the politician’s wife at an undisclosed church.   It was gathered that the gunmen were alleged to be after Chief Johnny and his wife but they were not in the red Venza Jeep.   The policeman was first shot on his right hand to demobilized him before being shot ...
You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC
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You’ll earn respect – Oshiomhole welcomes Gov Bello Matawalle to APC

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has welcomed Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to the ruling party. Oshiomhole, in a letter personally signed and made available to journalists in Benin on Saturday, said it was with great pleasure, relief and deep sense of personal satisfaction that he welcomed Matawalle to the APC. According to Oshiomhole, “It takes a man of courage, conscience, principles and honour to make the long-awaited move, which not many politicians in our clime would have the audacity to undertake.’’ The former Edo governor said that he was absolutely confident that all APC stakeholders in Zamfara would welcome Matawalle with open arms and accord the governor the well-earned respect that he richly deserved....
Why APC congresses may not hold in Kwara, three other states – Lai Mohammed
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Why APC congresses may not hold in Kwara, three other states – Lai Mohammed

Congresses of the All Progressives Congress may not hold in Kwara and three other states unless members of the party are revalidated and registered. Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, declared in Ilorin on Saturday. Mohammed said he has absolute assurance of the Chairman, National Caretaker Commiitte of the party, Malam Mai Mala Buni. “We are assured without equivocation by the party chairman, that there will be no congress in Kwara because our state is a special case. “There will be no state congresses in Kwara without registration of our members and revalidation of others who were wrongly disenfranchised by the machinations of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq,” the minister claimed. He said the national chairman of the caretaker committe, assured him two weeks ago that the national...
We don’t rig elections, Nigerians trust us – APC replies PDP
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We don’t rig elections, Nigerians trust us – APC replies PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the allegation of planned rigging in 2023 made by National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus. The party said its track record in implementing projects and programmes that meet the needs of Nigerians is attracting their trust, more members and supporters. John Akpan Udoedehe, the National Secretary in a statement said the APC observes strong internal democracy, transparency and fairness in the conduct of its affairs which PDP lacks. The scribe noted that the APC was a better option for Nigerians, including serving Governors, National and State Assembly members who are abandoning the PDP. “We want to remind Nigerians that while many APC members were victims of rigging when the PDP was in power, the APC h...

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