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Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by BeeBeeOoh(m): 10:57am On Aug 29, 2018
...Finally, Uduaghan joins ruling party

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The stage appears set for a major confrontation between key power brokers in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the mode of primaries to adopt for the selection of its candidates for the 2019 general election.

Party top shots are divided on whether to adopt the direct or indirect primary system in the exercise scheduled for next month.

Both side, THISDAY gathered, have perfected plans on how to prevail at a series of decision-making meetings that started last night with the national caucus hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC), THISDAY gathered that governors elected on the APC platform and the party’s National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu were pitted against each other with the later insisting on his preference for direct primary.

The state governors were said to be pushing for the adoption of indirect method and had already made their position known to the party.

It was learnt that while the Buhari has not uttered any word on which of the sides to support, yesterday’s meeting of the national caucus provided the opportunity for him to weigh the two options and to try to pull the opposing sides together in other to avoid crisis.

Prior to the caucus meeting at the Villa, the former Lagos State governor and the governors were engaged in strong lobby to ensure that they have their way.

For most of the governors, the idea of using direct primary is not an easy pill to swallow as they are afraid of what it portends.

The governors were said to be suspicious of the intentions of those pushing the direct primary method over what used to be the practice.

On the hand, those who support Tinubu were saying that the direct primary would help give the average party member a sense of belonging and also to force some unpopular state chief executives to begin to reckon with people’s power at the grassroots.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is a known Tinubu ally was spotted at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja yesterday evening where he visited the National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.

Meanwhile the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC met yesterday to fine-tune the agenda for the NEC meeting.

Among the issues likely to dominate the agenda are the method of primary to adopt, dates and fixtures as well as cost of nomination forms for elective offices in the 2019 elections.

Finally Uduaghan Joins APC

Meanwhile, former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sheriff, and Senator Godswill Akpabio were among the first callers at the APC caucus meeting, which held in Presidential Villa last night.

Last night caucus’ meeting was the first to be presided over by President Buhari after the defections of several prominent members of the party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in recent times.

The appearance of Uduaghan who has not formerly defected to APC at the meeting was accompanied by excitement from other members of the caucus.

There was no opening session of the meeting as it dissolved into a closed-door forum immediately after the opening prayer.

In attendance at the meeting were the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former Lagos State governor, Tinubu, former interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

Also in attendance were governors of Borno, Jigawa, Niger, Plateau, Kogi, Adamawa, Ondo, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, Katsina, Osun, Yobe, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Imo and Lagos States.

Also present were former Deputy National Chairman of APC, Segun Oni, House of Representatives’ Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, former Ebonyi State governor, Martin Elechi, former Lagos State military governor, Buba Marwa, Lawrence Onoja, Jim Nwobodo, Kabiru Gaya, former APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and former Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime.

Others were former Edo State governor, Osarheimen Osunbor, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Deputy National Chairman of the party, Niyi Adebayo, former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva, Don Etiebet and serving ministers and senators.

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang and former governor of Anambra State, Chinwoke Mbadinuju, among others.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/08/29/tinubu-apc-govs-on-collision-course-over-primaries/

Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by tsephanyah(f): 10:59am On Aug 29, 2018
cool

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

Sai Baba

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Ekez(m): 11:02am On Aug 29, 2018
No peace for the wicked, so therefore they'll not succeed

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Nbote(m): 11:02am On Aug 29, 2018
Who release dis raging slowpoke above again

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by bedspread: 11:05am On Aug 29, 2018
tsephanyah:
cool

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

Sai Baba

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by possibility1234: 11:07am On Aug 29, 2018
Scatter them Lord

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by SolutionMee: 11:10am On Aug 29, 2018
Anything to split the house from within is a welcome development

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Ekez(m): 11:10am On Aug 29, 2018
tsephanyah:
cool

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

Sai Baba
Abeg carry dis ur banana and monkey story comot for here,
U no no say dem say ur baba is lifeless u still dey call am banana.
Ah ah which kind wickedness be dis

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by emmie14: 11:35am On Aug 29, 2018
Why everything consigning APC ends inconclusive

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Oluwaseyi456(m): 11:50am On Aug 29, 2018
First
Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Sirpaul(m): 11:50am On Aug 29, 2018
I gave u my perfume to spray and u spray fuufuufuufuufuufuuuuuuuuuuu�
Me that spray fufu, am I mad?�

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by NigeriaIsDoomed(m): 11:53am On Aug 29, 2018
tsephanyah:
cool

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

Sai Baba
who released this thing posting lifeless trash everywhere?

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by omolight3: 11:55am On Aug 29, 2018
apc is the party of the wicked minded people like buhari and tinubu , come 2019 u must go back with your poverty

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by maxiuc(m): 11:55am On Aug 29, 2018
cheesy

I know Roch-ass Okoroawusa iberiberism is Among them fighting the course because of his baby son-in-law

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by hollowpot15684(m): 11:56am On Aug 29, 2018
Ok
Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by FYB(m): 11:56am On Aug 29, 2018
shocked
Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Jaywon242(m): 11:56am On Aug 29, 2018
Any governor who is afraid of the direct primaries has shown that he has not performed well in the state. If a governor has done well, it automatically means that the members of the party would want him to continue. A prime example of a governor who hasn't done well and who will be afraid of direct primary is the governor of my state: Rotimi Akeredolu

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by LANDLORD72: 11:59am On Aug 29, 2018
Bunch of banana politicians

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Franchise21(m): 12:00pm On Aug 29, 2018
Their fvcking business

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Bobby4090: 12:01pm On Aug 29, 2018
Jaywon242:
Any governor who is afraid of the direct primaries has shown that he has not performed well in the state. If a governor has done well, it automatically means that the members of the party would want him to continue. A prime example of a governor who hasn't done well and who will be afraid of direct primary is the governor of my state: Rotimi Akeredolu

Only him? what of that Emperor Rochas...who now wants to install his son in law as if we are practicing Monarchy

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Franchise21(m): 12:02pm On Aug 29, 2018
Jaywon242:
Any governor who is afraid of the direct primaries has shown that he has not performed well in the state. If a governor has done well, it automatically means that the members of the party would want him to continue. A prime example of a governor who hasn't done well and who will be afraid of direct primary is the governor of my state: Rotimi Akeredolu
Rotimi has never been an ally of Tinubu. Ppl like El Rufai n Bello re also in that category

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Nobody: 12:10pm On Aug 29, 2018
Sirpaul:
I gave u my perfume to spray and u spray fuufuufuufuufuufuuuuuuuuuuu�
Me that spray fufu, am I mad?�

Laugh wan kill me

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by czaratwork: 12:10pm On Aug 29, 2018
They show you your efcc file, you join APC.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Firefire(m): 12:14pm On Aug 29, 2018
Kaiok

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Minjim: 12:14pm On Aug 29, 2018
The media will always dig up dirt where there's none
Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by ipobarethieves: 12:16pm On Aug 29, 2018
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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by bakila: 12:21pm On Aug 29, 2018
tsephanyah:
cool

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”

Sai Baba
Will you work for my House of Representatives campaign office? I need a person who speak in parables to convey meanings that will ring in the eye and minds for months.
Meanwhile

On other hand, those who support Tinubu were saying that the direct primary would help give the average party member a sense of belonging and also to force some unpopular state chief executives to begin to reckon with people’s power at the grassroots
That is the koko.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by bluecircle470: 12:22pm On Aug 29, 2018
Either the convention is done in Lagos or a direct primary is enforced on the party, one thing is sure, Tinubu will have one of his two wishes.
Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by lagdmark(m): 1:00pm On Aug 29, 2018
bluecircle470:
Either the convention is done in Lagos or a direct primary is enforced on the party, one thing is sure, Tinubu will have one of his two wishes.
Only in APC you see divide and rule policy and nepotism.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Governors On Collision Course Over Primaries - This Day by Jokerman(m): 1:05pm On Aug 29, 2018
I think what Tinubu is saying is right this time... do direct primaries and prove yourself... I wish they could do same for presidential...

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