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Ondo APC Vows Commitment to 16 Gubernatorial Aspirants



Gombe APC Reveals Nominees for Local Government Elections

In the 2019 Ondo state governorship election, the 16 candidates running for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket have received pledges from the party.

The date of the election is November 16, 2024.

On April 20, the ruling party assured voters of a free, transparent, and open primary election.

The party made this announcement following the 16 candidates’ weekend submission of their expressions of interest and nomination forms to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

The guarantee was provided by Nze Chidi Duru, the APC’s deputy national organizing secretary.

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“Edo has become a test case. They know that the party is resolute in determining, through a process that is free, who the candidate of the party would be.

“The few who felt they would need to go to court as we would always expect, there was three sixty-degree turnaround.

“They came to the negotiation table, had a handshake and now we have a very formidable team, and we believe that APC would win Edo state, and if we trust that APC would win Edo state, we have confidence that APC will win Ondo State,” he said.


Seven APC Candidates Support Aiyedatiwa in Ondo Governor Race




Seven APC Candidates Support Aiyedatiwa in Ondo Governor Race

Seven APC aspirants for governor who competed against Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on April 20 as part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket are supporting the incumbent governor, Aiyedatiwa.

About one month after the state’s shadow primary, which took place in advance of the November 16 governorship election, the candidates announced their support for the governor.

Among the candidates are Morayo Lebi, Dayo Faduyile, Soji Ehinlanwo, Diran Iyantan, Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, Mayowa Akinfolarin, and Jimi Odimayo.

They urged party members to embrace unity rather than letting the results of the shadow primary drive rifts inside the organization.

The seven candidates issued a statement stating that all true party members should be focused on the party’s triumph in the upcoming governorship elections.

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“We, the under-listed chieftains of our party, the APC, who were aspirants in the just-concluded Governorship Primary, wish to call on all members of our party who have a genuine interest in the success of the party in the forthcoming general election in November to embrace peace for a resounding victory in the polls.

“The party position is that His Excellency Lucky Aiyedatiwa is our gubernatorial candidate; this position should be sacrosanct to us all, even when some of us have expressed some reservations.

“We acknowledge that perfection is a moving target. As party leaders who have significantly contributed to nurturing the party to impressive growth, we cannot allow anything that could lead to the polarisation of our party, with the potential consequence of undermining unity within our party.

“We therefore call on our supporters and all stakeholders to put aside personal interests and allow the overriding interests of the party to take precedence.”

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Founding Fathers’ Ideas Tarnished – PDP’s Oyedokun Leaves Party




Founding Fathers' Ideas Tarnished – PDP's Oyedokun Leaves Party

Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has left the biggest opposition party.

Ayedokun bemoaned the tainted views of the party’s founding members in a resignation letter he sent to the National Chairman of the party via the chairmen of the ward, local government, and state.

The party’s former deputy national chairman also declared his intention to join the All Progressives Congress, or APC, which is currently in power.

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He said that the ruling party would value and appreciate his leadership responsibilities, efforts, and experience more.

The letter says, in part, “I have the honour in announcing the renunciation of my party membership on principle, having observed that the ideals of we, founding members, had been sorely contaminated.

“In taking this step which is not even without due consultation with my teaming loyalists in the PDP.

“I have decided to shift my allegiance to the All Progressives Congress, APC, where I believe my experience, efforts and leadership roles would be valued and appreciated.”

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Wike Is Influential in Tinubu’s Govt. Despite Not Being APC Member – Magnus Abe




Wike Is Influential in Tinubu's Govt. Despite Not Being APC Member – Magnus Abe

Senator Magnus Abe, an influential politician in the All Progressives Congress (APC), recently described Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as a significant figure in President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

But he made it clear that the former governor of Rivers State was not an APC member.

During his appearance on Politics Today on Channels Television, Abe described how he persuaded Wike to collaborate with Tinubu.

The APC leader declared: “I’m comfortable working with Wike. I did everything to convince Wike as governor then, to work for Tinubu in Rivers State.

“Wike is my friend. Today, he is working in the APC government as a minister. We must work together.”

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When asked if Wike was now an APC member, Abe responded, “Wike is a minister in the APC government, not an APC member.”

“He is a minister in our government and we cannot with all proper sense of responsibility as a party ignore the president’s appointee from our own state, who is a minister in our government. It makes no sense.

“So, he does not have to be a member of the APC, but he is an influential figure in the APC government and it is in the interest of the party to work with him and we will do so in the party and nation’s interest and to be able to give our full support to the president (Bola Tinubu).

“He was not a member of the APC when he led the G-5 to support Tinubu’s presidency bid.

“The president didn’t stop him then that he is not a member of the APC so you cannot support me.

“If the president didn’t say that, we too, will not say that he is not an APC member and so we will not work with him.

“We are following the footsteps of our leader, therefore, we’ll work with him.”

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