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Edo’s Political Calculus Changes as Oshiomhole’s Ward Lifts Suspension

The suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had a reprieve at the weekend following the lifting of his suspension by his Ward 10 in Estako West Local Government Area of Edo State, a development that technically altered the subsisting political calculations in the state. But a factional chairman of...

Ondo Deputy Governor Dumps APC, Joins PDP

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, Sunday resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and picked the membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The deputy governor, who tendered his resignation from the APC at Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government area of the state, was thereafter given a PDP...

APC Northeast Vice Chair Asks Court to Reverse Order Making Him Acting National Secretary

The Northeast National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Salihu Mustapha, has applied to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to strike out the order making him the Acting National Secretary of the party. Recall that FCT High Court sitting in Maitama presided over by the Justice S.U. Bature had last week...

Edo APC Ward Lifts Suspension on Oshiomhole

Reprieve may be on the way for the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, following the lifting of the suspension placed on him by his Ward in Edo State, the reason for which he was sacked by the court. The recent suspension of Oshiomhole by an order of the...

Set up Caretaker Committee to Organise Special Convention, Oyegun Urges APC NEC

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has stressed the need for the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to meet and constitute a Caretaker Committee. He said this should be done even if the doctrine of necessity would have to be invoked for the constitution of a caretaker...

Between Akeredolu and Iji: Who blinks first?

The recent outburst of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Togo, Olusola Iji, on the mode of primary election to be adopted by his party in Ondo State is a confirmation that the last may not have been heard of this contentious matter that has pitched many of the governorship aspirants against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Iji, who is...

Edo primary: APC writes IGP, PTF to seek clearance for Uzodinma, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has written to Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for clearance to conduct its governorship primary in Edo State. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State met with the IGP on Friday in connection with preparation for the primary which is scheduled for Monday in Benin. Leaders...

With Court Ruling in Port Harcourt, APC No Longer Has Acting Chairman

With the ruling yesterday by a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, which restrained Chief Victor Giadom from parading himself as the Acting National Chairman and a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party, legally, no longer has an acting chairman. Chief Giadom, the Deputy...

APC Reacts To Obaseki’s Defection To PDP

The All progressives Congress (APC) says the decision by Governor Godwin Obaseki to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not come to it as a surprising development. Spokesperson of the APC, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu gave the reaction while speaking with journalists in Abuja. “It has not come to us as a surprise. We...

Ayade Appoints Fresh Batch Of 190 Aides To ‘Put Food On The Table’

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has announced the appointment of a fresh batch of 190 new aides. The new appointees include personal assistants and special advisers, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, announced in a statement on Thursday. According to Ita, the appointments were based on the administration’s policy thrust of...

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