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N100m Form: APC presidential aspirant dumps party

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One of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Adamu Garba has left the party over the N100 million cost of its presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.

Garba said the humongous sum was tantamount to commercialisation of the APC presidential ticket.

Garba announced his defection from APC on Tuesday, saying he would disclose his new party within the next few days. He advised those who had contributed money to his campaign to seek refund immediately.

Garba spoke at a news conference in Abuja.

He said, “We have recorded the sum of N81, 750,000.00 in private donations and N1, 457, 794.70 in online donations, totalling N83, 207,794.70.

“We sincerely, immensely, and graciously thank everyone for these wonderful contributions and donations, including those who made theirs anonymously.

“We, however, request that all those who donated online and who require a refund send an email with evidence of payment to adamugarba@adamugarba.org. I assure you of a complete refund upon request.

“Those that made private donations, we know them, we will meet them and settle this out.”

Garba added, “Incidentally, if your donations are done for pursuing our course for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the coming 2023 election, the battle is not over yet. Kindly do bear with us for further directives in the coming days.

“I deeply, immensely appreciate my supporters, friends, well-wishers, and the well-meaning Nigerian youth who contributed unceasingly to this journey.”

He alleged that the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of APC had commercialised the process leading to the emergence of a credible candidate for the party in the 2023 presidential election.

He also expressed fear that the leadership of the party could further compromise the process with the inclusion of the voluntary withdrawal form in the nomination and expression of interest forms.

Garba predicted that the NWC might adopt consensus to pick an anointed candidate and ask other aspirants, who had obtained forms with N100 million, to seek refund.

He maintained that the NWC’s latest directive that 10 statutory delegates must sign the forms of the aspirants had automatically made the party’s ticket accessible only to the highest bidder.

According to Garba, “Information at our disposal has it that some aspirants are paying as much as N50, 000 to each statutory delegate to get their forms signed.

“After high-level deliberation with our internal campaign team, we have concluded that we will not be obtaining the expression of interest and nomination form for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the platform of the APC.”

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Fayose’s son, aide, others win Ekiti PDP Reps tickets

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Joju Fayose, son of former Governor Ayodele Fayose ha emerged as one of the Peoples Democratic Party’s House of Representatives candidates in Ekiti State.

Joju alongside some other candidates emerged at the party’s primaries held across the federal constituencies on Sunday.

He won the ticket for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 1. Joju Fayose scored 69 votes to defeat Deji Adeosun, who polled 9 votes.

Lere Olayinka, an aide to the former governor also emerged as the PDP’s candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 2. Olayinka got 54 votes to beat his opponent, Victor, who scored 45 votes.

A former governorship aspirant, Yinka Akerele, won the party ticket for Ekiti North Federal Constituency 1, unopposed.

Babatunde Ajayi won the Ekiti North Federal Constituency 2after polling 63 votes to defeat Funmi Ogun, who had 33 votes.

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APC postpones screening of Osinbajo, Tinubu, other presidential aspirants indefinitely

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Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has again postponed the screening of its presidential aspirants.

No new date was given.

The party stated this in a statement titled ‘Notice of Postponement of APC Presidential Screening Exercise,’ dated May 22, 2022, and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka.

“The Screening Exercise for Presidential Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier scheduled to be held on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 is hereby postponed. A new date for the exercise will be announced shortly.

“Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” it said.

The party earlier postponed the screening exercise from May 14 and 15 to May 23 to allow former President Goodluck Jonathan and others to submit their nomination forms after the deadline.

It was learnt that the party had also told the screening committee that they were not to screen Presidential aspirants.

A party source had said that the previous postponement was done to allow Jonathan to submit his nomination and expression of interest forms

“The party has also told the screening committee that they are not to screen Presidential aspirants.”

A Northern coalition had purportedly purchased the APC presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for the former President.

The forms were purchased days after Jonathan had asked his supporters to “watch out” after he was asked if he would contest.

Jonathan was said to have already joined the Bayelsa chapter of the APC.

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I won’t allow anyone steal my votes this time – Adeleke

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has warned against any attempt to manipulate the poll.

Adeleke alleged that he was rigged out in the 2018 governorship election and told anyone planning to rig the poll not to play with the resolve of Osun people that were seeking change in government.

The ex-federal lawmaker, who said he had spoken with members of his party to eschew violence, added that he would not sit back and watch while people attempted to steal votes.

He said, “We have spoken with our members. We want peace. We are not out to fight anyone or cause trouble, but we will not stay idle or watch and appear helpless when people attempt to steal votes. We will stop them.

“Unlike what happened four years ago, I will not allow anyone steal my votes and that of the PDP. We all saw what happened four years ago, when angels of darkness colluded with some anti-democratic forces to upturn the desire of the good people of Osun State.

“We have warned them not to play with the resolve of the people of Osun State who are genuinely seeking and praying for the election day to come so that they can heave a sigh of relieve from their current unpalatable government.”

Asked about the rancour in the Osun PDP,  Adeleke said, “It is a family affair. We are not fighting. We initially disagreed when we were seeking the party’s ticket. That has been settled by the delegates and the court has also stamped their decision. Everyone that contested wants the PDP to win the election. We will do so together and I am sure they are all working with us to achieve positive result.”

But while reacting to the PDP candidate’s claims, Media Adviser to the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Osun, Kola Olabisi, said Adeleke’s claim that the 2018 governorship election was rigged by the ruling APC was tantamount to rubbishing Supreme Court which had upheld the ruling party’s victory.

Olabisi said, “No discerning mind will take any outburst from the embattled Senator Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke with seriousness because of his unenviable past records.

“One can understand why it is pretty impossible and difficult for him to comprehend the fact that once the Supreme Court of Nigeria has made a verdict on an issue, it is settled once and for all.  Jackson won’t know this because of his limited education or absolute lack of same.

“Referring to the 2018 Osun State governorship election by any entity as being rigged by Governor Oyetola is tantamount to rubbishing the highest court in the land with impunity.  If Ademola is insisting that he won the 2018 governorship election, why has he not been the four-year tenant of the Bola Ige House?  Ademola Adeleke is only ranting. He should be ignored.”

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