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48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by PrinceOfLagos: 8:57am On May 27, 2022
•Stakeholders decry lull in convention activities

•Delay strategic, says official of Bello campaign group

•Buhari departs for AU summit after meeting with Osinbajo

•Fayemi: No cause for alarm over consensus candidate


Uncertainty trailing conduct of the special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to nominate its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election is giving party members anxious moments as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline draws nearer.

The Guardian gathered yesterday that there are strong indications that the party may further alter the convention date, which is originally scheduled for May 29 to 30. This came to the fore as the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) is yet to constitute convention planning committees as at 5p.m. yesterday, as it was the case, in both 2014 and 2018 where Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State headed both conventions that produced President Buhari as the party’s candidate.

Also, about 72 hours to the exercise, the ruling party is yet to screen its presidential aspirants, who have purchased and returned their expression of interest and nomination forms.

The development may not be unconnected with the party’s inability to settle for either the direct, indirect or consensus modes of selecting its standard bearer.

As at Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari, members of the Governor Atiku Bagudu-led Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and the NWC have yet to come up with a definite position on how to resolve the issue relating to the selection of a presidential candidate.

Besides, the decision by the party to reschedule the conduct of its governorship, House of Assemblies, Senate and House of Representatives primaries between Thursday and Saturday after several postponements may have been responsible for the delay.

President Buhari had, earlier in the week, met behind closed door with APC governors, National Assembly leadership and the party’s NWC to arrive at a decision concerning the primary. While details of the meeting remained sketchy, it was hinted that the meeting dwelt on exploring the possibility for a consensus presidential candidate for the party before the date for screening would be fixed.

But since then, the screening has remained a subject of speculation with pundits insinuating plans to have aspirants withdraw from the race for the yet-to-be known consensus candidate.

Another possible reason for not reaching a decision on the screening, according to observers, is to have the exercise close to the day of primary to constrain aggrieved aspirants from seeking redress.

The emergence of Adamu as APC Chairman from the North-Central had given the indication that the presidency would go to the south. However, recent permutations in the party showed that if the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominates a presidential candidate from the North, APC would follow suit not to compromise the huge voting population from the region.

An official of the party, who preferred anonymity, admitted that as things stand, the conduct of the convention is not feasible for Sunday, unlike before, when the facility (Eagle Square) would have been made ready a week to the event.

“It is obvious that the convention can’t hold on Sunday as planned. Who knows it might be on Monday or Tuesday. The most important thing is to meet the June 3 INEC deadline,” he said.

The absence of relevant stands, banners and structures at the Eagle Square venue of the convention as at Thursday further reinforces the fear that the event may suffer some rescheduling.

When The Guardian visited the venue, there were no activities, save for the presence of a few policemen on patrol duty, just as the party’s national secretariat has been deserted by officials who had been deployed to the 36 states of the federation to oversee the conduct of the primaries for other offices.

Stakeholders have decried the lethargic attitude of the NWC to the conduct of the convention. Convener of APC Rebirth Group, Aliyu Audu, said there was nothing on ground to suggest that the party would live up to its promise to hold the convention on Sunday.

Also, the National Publicity Secretary of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu Support Group (AATSG), Sampson Atasia Oburo, expressed surprise that with less than 48 hours to the convention, the outcome of the screening of presidential aspirants has not been known.

“It is extremely important to restore confidence of the electorate in the party because Nigerians are fast losing hope in our ability to lead the country with the way we are bungling these primaries.”

Effort to reach the National Publicity Secretary, Mr Felix Morka, on the state of the party’s preparedness for the convention failed as he did not answer phone calls put to him yesterday.

However, Mr Liberty Badmus, an official of the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, expressed optimism that both the screening of presidential aspirants and the convention would hold as scheduled.

He said: “Screening can still happen 24 hours to the primary. No worries whatsoever. You will see activities at the Eagle Square from Saturday.”

Also, an official of the Governor Yahaya Bello campaign organisation, Mr Yemi Kolapo, explained that the delay in preparations for the convention was strategic.

THIS is coming as President Buhari, yesterday, held a meeting with Osinbajo shortly before he departed for the African Union (AU) meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

While there isn’t yet official information on what was discussed during the meeting, it was gathered that it focused on the forthcoming presidential primary. According to sources, the President is expected back in the country on Saturday.

MEANWHILE, a presidential aspirant and governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said there is no cause for alarm if the next presidential candidate of the ruling party emerges by consensus.

Fayemi, who spoke on Arise TV, yesterday, on issues concerning the party’s primary, said consensus is not undemocratic, adding that it is the process through which a consensus candidate emerges that should be taken into account.

He said: “I really think there’s no cause for alarm, the party will do that which it must do. Don’t forget, we are also working with a deadline. The electoral management body has given the deadline of June 3 for all these processes to be completed. All I know is the APC would have a candidate presented to INEC, and I’m very certain about that.”

The governor added that there is provision for consensus in the APC constitution, with a new dimension introduced by the amended Electoral Act.

He said: “I don’t necessarily think consensus is undemocratic. Consensus is not antithetical to democracy. I think it’s the process through which you arrive at consensus that should be taken into account. But if you want to talk about the party constitution, consensus is provided in the APC constitution. Direct election of all members is also provided for, and indirect election of delegates. So you’ve three options.”

https://guardian.ng/news/48-hours-to-apc-presidential-primary-another-shift-likely-over-absence-of-screening-convention-committee/

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by PrinceOfLagos: 8:57am On May 27, 2022
The northerners are politically smart and I respect them for that , they are unpredictable .

They don't talk too much like Tinubu, they keep there game plans close to their chest and reveal them at the very last minute ..

I respect buhari abeg

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by MonkeyMods(m): 8:58am On May 27, 2022
Delay tactics



We know what that means

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by airminem(f): 9:00am On May 27, 2022
Crushing balls like sardine

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by ogbuefi677(m): 9:00am On May 27, 2022
Jonathan must be APC presidential candidates by fire by force grin
We have arranged for him to be absent from the country when he will be returned in a landslide victory after which Ikechukwu Eze will issue a statement where GEJ reluctantly accepts the confidence reposed on him by Nigerians grin grin
As far the slippery former pastor and his leaking pampers oga don't get d ticket,we are happy grin

Nnaa,but this Abdullahi Adamu face look like executioner grin for one cult group like this,which is what Buhari brought him to do.
To execute ....... grin

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Mooh247: 9:01am On May 27, 2022
Carefully observing PDP

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by abeyaktech: 9:01am On May 27, 2022
If there's no screening by today or tomorrow consensus loading.

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:09am On May 27, 2022
We told them screening never happen they were ranting

Adamu just played una taqiya, they are all waiting for buhari who has jakpa on purpose to hold una balls till the deal day

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:11am On May 27, 2022
abeyaktech:
If there's no screening by today or tomorrow consensus loading.
some druggie still dey akure dey consult

Ask the werey his screening date he doesn't know, na buhari hand him dey

We are not shifting the 29/30 date, when buhari arrive on Saturday he would rest and organize the consensus meeting on Sunday to meet deadline

Na who no agree would be screened out

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:18am On May 27, 2022
Fayemi the chairman of governor's forum and an aspirant himself don fall in line to the consesus

Tilumbu urchins must get sense

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by PrinceOfLagos: 9:18am On May 27, 2022
Truthisunique2:
some druggie still dey akure dey consult

Ask the werey his screening date he doesn't know, na buhari hand him dey

We are not shifting the 29/30 date, when buhari arrive on Saturday he would rest and organize the consensus meeting on Sunday to meet deadline

Na who no agree who be screened out
Akure people too must collect mumu money na grin

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:19am On May 27, 2022
PrinceOfLagos:

Akure people too must collect mumu money na grin
lol

From osinbajo representative

He said: “Screening can still happen 24 hours to the primary. No worries whatsoever. You will see activities at the Eagle Square from Saturday.”

Buhari go arrange screening on Sunday after the meeting he would hold with the aspirants on Saturday/Sunday

Na who sign him withdrawal form would be screened as qualified grin

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Sergio104(m): 9:21am On May 27, 2022
Something big is really cooking up

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:23am On May 27, 2022
MonkeyMods:
Delay tactics



We know what that means
means lion we know

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:24am On May 27, 2022
Sergio104:
Something big is really cooking up
dangote truck is about to land on the tilumbu testicles we have been standing on since

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by osinbanjoisaliar: 9:25am On May 27, 2022
Drugnibu aka Lil Wayne still dey make am rain for akure. Wen him don tsunami the country with him dollars rain, na Adamu and Buhari go give am red card. SDP tins loading. We don laff Obi and him supporters finish, e remain Lil Wayne, bobo Chicago turn.

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Sergio104(m): 9:26am On May 27, 2022
Truthisunique2:
dangote truck is about to land on the tilumbu testicles we have been standing on since

Hehehehe grin grin grin

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Frigga13: 9:34am On May 27, 2022
Power to the people
North 2023

All this noise will end in northern President..

Except maybe .. if Pdp field Wike as Vice.. and Apc goes south .. minus Tinubu..

Anything Tinubu on Apc ticket

Power returns North in four hours on Election Day

Tinubu Must Contest
MuSt

So we clear doubts
Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Validated: 9:35am On May 27, 2022
They helped Buhari to become a democrat. Now he is showing them "demoncracy".
We stand with Jonathan GIDIGBA grin grin grin grin angry

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Maxymilliano(m): 9:38am On May 27, 2022
The signs are becoming ominous for some of the aspirants.

The true meaning of the attached Form 18 'Letter of Withdrawal' will come into effect as the D-day approaches

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Koralords: 9:40am On May 27, 2022
grin
PrinceOfLagos:
The northerners are politically smart and I respect them for that , they are unpredictable .

They don't talk too much like Tinubu, they keep there game plans close to their chest and reveal them at the very last minute ..

I respect buhari abeg
All your post on on nairaland it’s only once’s that I saw your post without the mention of tinubu,that’s obsession no die ontop someone that does no know you exist

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Truthisunique2: 9:55am On May 27, 2022
Koralords:
grin
All your post on on nairaland it’s only once’s that I saw your post without the mention of tinubu,that’s obsession no die ontop someone that does no know you exist
console yourself cry

Times are hard for una

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by PrinceOfLagos: 10:22am On May 27, 2022
Koralords:
grin
All your post on on nairaland it’s only once’s that I saw your post without the mention of tinubu,that’s obsession no die ontop someone that does no know you exist

Mtchew

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by FalseProphet1(m): 11:20am On May 27, 2022
I see Jonathan winning the APC primaries, if he doesn't win it, I'll share N100 to the first 100 people that quote me.

This I have seen.

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by DropsMic(m): 11:20am On May 27, 2022
Yawn
Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by Omicron007: 11:20am On May 27, 2022
shocked


Barring any last minute changes, Muhammadu Buhari and his fellow Fulani Political Master Chess Players are set to teach the Afonjas Politics101.


Logistics are being put in place to acquire enough diapers and wipes for the Druggie and his useless urchins to use.

Money has been sent to Vulture Griller to make sure there is enough rotten grilled vulture meat in Abuja during this special convention.

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by salbis(m): 11:20am On May 27, 2022
This match must be played, even if they continue shifting the goal post. The worst that could happen is that APC may not get presidential candidate come 2023.

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Re: 48hrs To APC Primary: Another Shift Likely Over Absense Of Screening Commitee by obi4eze(m): 11:21am On May 27, 2022
angry

All this points to one thing-consensus candidate. Anyone who can't see the writing on the wall by now needs to sleep and wake up again.

Everything going on is just for the selfish purpose of the cabal

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