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APC Rakes In N315m From Anambra Governorship Aspirants

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has raked in N315 million from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms to aspirants jostling for the party’s Governorship ticket for the November 6 Anambra State Governorship election.

At the close of sales and submission of nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday, The Nation gathered that 14 aspirants purchased the N22.5 million forms.

The Nation gathered further that, despite the 50 percent waiver given to prospective female aspirants, none showed up to purchase or signified intention to contest for the state prime office.

Unlike the 2017 Governorship election when over twenty aspirants bought the nomination and expression of interest forms. At a point the party leadership expressed concern over the lukewarm attitude towards the sale of the form.

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The timetable and schedule of activities earlier released by the party showed the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms which started April 16, will climaxed with the party primary slated for Saturday June 26.

The 14 aspirants to be screened for eligibility include Sen. (Dr.) Emmanuel Andy Uba, Dr. George Nnadubem Moghalu, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo and Sir. Azuka Okwuosa.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has raked in N315 million from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms to aspirants jostling for the party’s Governorship ticket for the November 6 Anambra State Governorship election.

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At the close of sales and submission of nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday, The Nation gathered that 14 aspirants purchased the N22.5 million forms.

The Nation gathered further that, despite the 50 percent waiver given to prospective female aspirants, none showed up to purchase or signified intention to contest for the state prime office.

Unlike the 2017 Governorship election when over twenty aspirants bought the nomination and expression of interest forms. At a point the party leadership expressed concern over the lukewarm attitude towards the sale of the form.

The timetable and schedule of activities earlier released by the party showed the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms which started April 16, will climaxed with the party primary slated for Saturday June 26.

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The 14 aspirants to be screened for eligibility include Sen. (Dr.) Emmanuel Andy Uba, Dr. George Nnadubem Moghalu, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo and Sir. Azuka Okwuosa.

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Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, Says Femi Adesina

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Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, He Should Mind His Speech, Says Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the current chaos in the country, adding that the ex-military general should mind his utterances.

He stated this on Friday in a piece titled, ‘Nigeria’s Unity And All The Iberiberism’.

Adesina wrote, “The sabre-rattling about Nigeria’s unity and the possibility of disintegration has got to the point of Iberiberism (an Igbo word which could mean stupidity). Some people have no other business than doomsday predictions of a crumbled, collapsed Nigeria, as if they actually fast and pray for that eventuality.

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“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria. It didn’t happen. When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood.

Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, Says Femi Adesina

“Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said the man was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived. And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs. The Somaliasation of Nigeria was on the way. The Fulanisation of the country would be the final death knell. But Nigeria lives. It trudges on from day to day, month to month, and will surely survive.”

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Adesina said though some people dwell on negativity, “some fathers of the land will not fold their hands and see Nigeria go down”.

“Fortunately, we have one of them as President now. The young Muhammadu Buhari spent 30 months in the frontlines as a young army officer, fighting the war of unity. And he has said it: we will not be around and watch Nigeria go down. Never. We will rather speak to insurrectionists in the language they understand.”

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2023 Presidency: Zoning Can’t Stop Tinubu From Clinching APC Ticket, Says Former Minister

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2023 Presidency: Zoning Can’t Stop Tinubu From Clinching APC Ticket, Says Former Minister

Former Minister of Works and National Chairman of South West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has declared that former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, remains the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, based on experience and political networks.

Adeyeye said this in Ado-Ekiti during the official launching of the South West Agenda, SWAGA 2023, a political platform rooting for the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Tinubu.

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INEC Creates Additional 56,872 Polling Units Ahead Of 2023 General Election

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BREAKING: INEC Creates Additional 56,872 Polling Units Ahead Of 2023 General Election
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As 2023 general election draws nigh, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced the creation of additional 56, 872 polling units across the country.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners.

According to him, Nigeria now has a total of 176, 846 Polling Units from the initial 119, 973 following the conversion of voting points and voting points settlement to full-fledged Polling Units.

Yakubu said the commission had also removed 749 Polling Units from inappropriate facilities, with nine of them from shrines and several others from religious houses, royal palaces and private property.

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