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New Candidate Unveiled by Apapa’s LP Faction for Edo Governorship

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In a quick response to Barrister Olumide Akpata’s selection as the candidate by the Julius Abure-led national leadership of the Labour Party for the upcoming Edo State governorship election, the faction led by Alhaji Lamidi Apapa has introduced its own candidate for the race less than a day later.

As reported by NewsNow, Barrister Akpata was announced as the party’s candidate following a governorship primary held in Benin City on Friday, with the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Engr Ikechukwu Emetu, making the declaration. Barrister Akpata clinched the candidacy with 316 votes, surpassing other contenders.

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Meanwhile, the Apapa-led faction of the party submitted the names of its candidate and deputy governorship candidate to the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a letter dated February 22, 2024, addressed to Abuja.

The letter, signed by Alhaji Lamidi Apapa as the Acting National Chairman and Alhaji Saleh Lawan as the Acting National Secretary, was seen on various social media platforms, including the Edo State Labour Party’s WhatsApp group.

The governorship candidate was identified as Barrister Anderson Uwadiae Asemota, paired with Barrister Monday Ojore Mawah as the running mate in the primary held in Benin City on February 22, 2024, as listed by Apapa.

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Confirmation of the letter was given by Apapa over a phone call, where he simply affirmed, “Yes, it is true. The letter is from us.”

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The Katsina APC initiates investigation into alleged anti-party activities during rerun election

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Following the recently concluded rerun election in Sabuwa/Faskari/Kankara Federal Constituency, the Katsina State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has established a special committee to look into suspicions of anti-party conduct by some members.

The committee, led by former Deputy Governor Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi, aims to address grievances against party members suspected of acting against the party’s interests during the election. Its role involves conducting a comprehensive inquiry into the alleged anti-party activities, gathering evidence, and obtaining testimonials from concerned members.

At the inauguration of the committee at the Katsina Government House, the state’s party chairman, Alhaji Sani Aliyu, outlined the committee’s mandate, which includes reviewing the party’s performance in the rerun election, investigating allegations of anti-party activities, validating claims, and identifying individuals involved.

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Aliyu mentioned that the state governor, Malam Dikko Radda, has expressed confidence in the committee’s impartiality and pledged to adhere to its findings.

The committee, which has a two-week timeframe to submit its findings and recommendations to the state party leadership, consists of prominent members, including Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi, Senator Abdulaziz Yar’adua, Fadila Dikko, Alhaji Suleiman Mohammed Namadi, and Alhaji Kabir Maska, among others.

In his remarks, the committee chairman, Tukur Jikamshi, expressed gratitude for the confidence placed in the committee by the party leadership. He pledged the committee’s unwavering commitment to fulfilling its responsibilities with honesty and diligence, ensuring alignment with the party’s constitution.

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Yobe East Senatorial by-election: APC’s Mustapha emerges victorious [See Result]

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The victory in the Yobe East senatorial by-election has been clinched by Musa Mustapha, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday. The Returning Officer, Ibrahim Ahmed Jajere, disclosed that Mustapha secured the highest number of votes.

Mustapha, representing the APC, garnered 68,778 votes, defeating his closest competitor, Aji Kolomi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who obtained 18,878 votes. The total number of votes cast was 90,949, with 88,771 votes deemed valid and 2,178 votes rejected.

Associate Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Jajere, the Returning Officer, certified the results, declaring Mustapha as the winner and elected candidate. Mustapha, also known as Coolers, previously served as the Commissioner for Finance in Yobe State.

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He will fill the vacancy left by Senator Ibrahim Geidam, who currently holds the position of Minister of Police Affairs. The detailed breakdown of the election results by local government areas is as follows:

1) Bursari LG

*APC – 9,466

*PDP – 2,752

2) Damaturu LG

*APC – 11,941

*PDP – 6,693

3) Geidam LG

*APC – 6,621

*PDP – 2,310

4) Gujba LG

*APC – 11,529

*PDP – 3,037

5) Gulani LG

*APC – 12,516

*PDP – 2,198

6) Tarmuwa LG

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*APC – 5,557

*PDP – 1,054

7) Yunusari LG

*APC – 11,148

*PDP – 834

In a separate re-run election at Shoye Garin Abba, Balde Polling Unit 001, in Yika Local Government Area, for the Fune/Fika Federal Constituency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious, polling 93 votes while the APC did not receive any votes.

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