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Kogi guber: West/Central picks consensus candidate

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A coalition of leaders from the Kogi State Western and Central senatorial districts, on Saturday, endorsed Alhaji Suleiman Baba Ali as its consensus candidate for the August 29 primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Ali was a former Commissioner for Health under the ex-governor, Abubakar Audu; a Managing Director, Team Nigeria Trust Fund during President Olusegun Obansanjo’s era and holds a Master Degree holder from the University of Lagos. Baba Ali, who is equally the Gabi Sayadi of Lokoja, is from the Kogi Western Senatorial District.

The coalition headed by former Minister for Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, took the decision in Lokoja, after meeting for many hours at the Reverton Hotel, Lokoja. Earlier, 16 aspirants from the two zones have picked nomination forms for the primary election of the party.

The Committee, according to one of its top members, Alhaji Yusuf Tawari, said all the aspirants were screened before they picked one.

Speaking with journalists, the consensus candidate, Baba Ali, said he was not choosen because he was the most qualified, but because the committee saw him as the candidate that cutacross the three senatorial districts of the state.

Ali thanked the committee for finding him worthy as sole candidate and promised not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the people of West and Central. “I see this development as a moral victory and victory to all other aspirants in these two zones. I salute their maturity and doggedness to ensure our success in the coming primary election,” he added.

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2023 Presidency: El-Rufai opens up on why Buhari loves Amaechi

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari loves Rotimi Amaechi, the outgone Minister of Transportation.

Rufai disclosed that Buhari loves Amaechi due to his decision to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the era of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He disclosed this when Amaechi met with APC delegates from Kaduna ahead of the party’s national convention.

El-Rufai recalled wooing Amaechi and some other governors into the APC during the PDP administration.

“Let me tell you my history with Amaechi. When we started discussing with the G-7, the seven governors that wanted to defect to the APC, I was holding nocturnal meetings with Amaechi and Governor Nyako of Adamawa State until we got five of them to move to our party, and that was the game-changer.

“And for you to understand how difficult it is, imagine Amaechi of Rivers State from the same South-South with incumbent President Jonathan.

“He made the sacrifice to move to our party. It was a game-changer. This is part of the reason President Buhari loves Minister Amaechi till tomorrow,” El-Rufai said.

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2023: Amosun denies stepping down for Tinubu

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Amosun denies stepping down for Bola Tinubu

Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has denied stepping down from the 2023 presidential election for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Amosun stated that he is not in the presidential race to align with Tinubu or any other aspirant of the APC.

Amosun also denied obtaining the APC senatorial form, saying he did not attend the screening exercise organised for APC senatorial aspirants, as being peddled by some individuals.

There were rumours over the weekend that Amosun had agreed to step down for Tinubu, having been screened and cleared for the Ogun Central senatorial race.

But, in a swift reaction, Amosun debunked the rumour spreading on social media, saying the “two news stories are false.”

According to a statement signed by his media aide, Bola Adeyemi, he said that the Ogun Central Senator “procured only the forms for the presidential ticket of the APC and did not attend the screening exercise for Senatorial aspirants because he is not one.”

While urging Nigerians to dismiss the “false news”, Adeyemi maintained that “Amosun is in the race for the presidential ticket of the APC and has no plans to align with any politician in the race.”

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Women affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen withdraws from senatorial race

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Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, has dropped her senatorial ambition.

Tallen made this known in a statement she issued on Monday.

The minister had purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) form to contest the Plateau South Senatorial election.

According to her, after consultations with her constituents, she has decided to withdraw from the race.

The statement read in part: “I remain resolute as I continue to relish the opportunity to serve Nigerian Women in my capacity as Minister of Women Affairs under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Consequently, I wish to inform you all that following broad-based consultations and interventions from critical stakeholders, I have decided to withdraw from running for the senatorial seat, mindful of our accomplishments and the notable progress we have recorded under my stewardship at the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.”

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