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How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by dre11(m): 9:03am On Jun 01, 2022
Those who were defeated in the primaries include Buhari's son-in-law, nephew and three former aides.


By Nasir Ibrahim


In what appears the diminishing of President Muhammadu Buhari’s influence within his ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), many of his loyalists, aides, and relatives were beaten in primaries to elect the party’s candidates in the next year’s general elections.

While some of them contested to be the party’s candidates in elective positions during the general elections, others sought to be rẹ-elected as the party’s representatives for positions they currently occupy.

Below is the list of Buhari’s associates and relatives who were defeated during the APC primary elections.


Sha’aban Sharada

Sha’aban Sharada is the former Personal Assistant broadcast media to President Buhari. He is also the chairman House Committee on Internal Security.

He is believed to be one of Mr Buhari’s closest allies from Kano. He has been a staunch supporter of Mr Buhari since his days in the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) and one of the founding members of the Congress of Progressive Change (CPC), which merged with the Action Congress of Nigeria to form the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Mr Sharada failed in his bid to become the governorship candidate of the party in Kano. He was defeated by Governor Ganduje’s anointed candidate Nasiru Gawuna by 2,289 votes to 30 votes.

In a statement sent to journalists a day after the primary, Mr Sharada said he nearly escaped assassination and that his supporters were attacked and some killed.

He called on security agencies and party leadership to “investigate and punish the perpetrators. He also asked for the nullification of the primary election saying it was marred by irregularities, vote-buying and intimidation.”


Ismaeel Ahmed

Ismaeel Ahmed is the immediate past senior special assistant to the President on social investment.

Mr Ahmed sought to be the APC candidate for Kano Central Senatorial District but stepped down just before the commencement of the primary elections due to the intervention of the governor of the state Abdullahi Ganduje.

“In the last few weeks, we ran a good campaign for the Senate of my Senatorial District in Kano. We toured all the Local Governments and interacted with delegates and party leaders and elders.

“However, yesterday I got a call from our leader and Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and he asked if I could step down for some reasons, I met with my team and supporters and pored over all other considerations and knowing that in a delegate election it’s all about what the Party leadership wants, we stepped down, ” he wrote on Facebook.


Bashir Ahmad

A former new media aide to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, failed to secure the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) ticket to contest the House of Representative seat for Gaya/Ajingi/Albasu Federal Constituency, Kano, despite his relationship with the president.

Mr Ahmad was defeated by the incumbent member, Abdullahi Gaya, with 109 to 16 votes.

The election was conducted by the chairman of the Kano Municipal local government council Fa’izu Alfindiki, a staunch loyalist of Mr Ganduje.

Mr Ahmad had on the day of the election written on his Facebook page that he left the venue of the primary to protect his supporters because thugs were intimidating them.

“As an aspirant, I left the venue of the primary election for Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Federal Constituency, because of the security of our majority delegates, if want to compete with the best, thugs shouldn’t be part of any election,” Mr Ahmad wrote.

The following day, Mr Ahmad in a statement rejected the result of the election and called for a fresh, free and fair election.


Sani Sha’aban

Sani Shaaban, an in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, also lost a bid to secure the APC governorship ticket in the Kaduna state governorship primary

Mr Sha’aban came third with 20 votes only from 1,245 delegates accredited for the exercise.

Uba Sani, Nasir El-Rufai’s anointed candidate, polled 1,149 votes to clinch the governorship ticket while Bashir Abubakar, scored 37 votes.

However, Mr Sha’a ban kicked against the entire exercise, alleging that the poll was fraught with irregularities.

He alleged that the election was a ‘charade’, as most of the delegates from the 23 local governments were locked out of the voting venue and denied the right to vote for candidates of their choice.


Muftahu Muhammad

President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, and member representing Daura/Sandamu/Maiadua Federal Constituency, Fatuhu Muhammad, also failed in his bid to be re-elected as the party’s candidate for the Constituency.

Mr Muhammad lost the primary to Aminu Jamu who polled 117 votes to Mr Muhammad’s 30 votes.


Faruk Adamu

Faruk Ádámù is another close associate of Mr Buhari who lost the APC governorship primary in Jigawa state.

He was defeated by the deputy governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi, aka Danmodi, with 1,220 to 15 votes.

He was the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives between 2003 – 2007.

Mr Adamu had also failed to secure the slot of the deputy national chairman (North) of APC during the last convention.

He was said to have lost reelection due to his unflinching support to Mr Buhari.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by helinues: 9:04am On Jun 01, 2022
Buhari, Mr I belong to nobody

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by GreyLaw(m): 9:05am On Jun 01, 2022
Lol... Good one.

However, Buhari won't leave his successor to fate.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by God1000(m): 9:07am On Jun 01, 2022
Good riddance to bad rubbish

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Racoon(m): 9:11am On Jun 01, 2022
Buhari have redefined failure as the catastrophe that he was. So nothing associated with him should even contemplate any elective post let alone win if Nigeria were a sane country.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by obiekunie01: 9:13am On Jun 01, 2022
who wan associate with anything relating to disaster.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by bmdmix15: 9:16am On Jun 01, 2022
Cause now he go know he was a useless leader who his followers were just pretending to adore.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by humberjade: 9:17am On Jun 01, 2022
Dey there grin

If Buhari had wanted to interfere and make sure they returned elected, he would have had his way no matter whose ox is gored. The man purposely left all state Governors to do their thing without his interference, so that when he hand picks his own successor, if anyone tries to raise an eyebrow, he will refer them to how he gave them free hands at the state level.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Mooh247: 9:17am On Jun 01, 2022
cool



I used to think Malami was dumb, but the mother fvcked was smart not to resign as AGF


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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by kelvinunilag: 9:18am On Jun 01, 2022
He don red

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by BeardedmeatR(m): 9:19am On Jun 01, 2022
That's same way everything APC is going into extinction.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Sparkle777(f): 9:20am On Jun 01, 2022
I am surprised that they are surprised that they lost.
Bubu, the utmost failure of the century.
Abeg, when is he going back to Daura.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Thanos5555: 9:20am On Jun 01, 2022
cheesy
Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by bigdammyj: 9:20am On Jun 01, 2022
Noted.
Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Lepon02: 9:21am On Jun 01, 2022
Ati Buhari o, ati gbogbo won, ori won daru!

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by AkamuEsere(m): 9:21am On Jun 01, 2022
Hmmm
Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Consultville(m): 9:21am On Jun 01, 2022
Check out the list, the APC Governors anointed candidate(s) won, which corroborated with what Buhari said yesterday that, just as the Governors had a free-hand in choosing their successors let him also have the privilege of choosing his.

It is a give and take game.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by IboHausaYoruba: 9:22am On Jun 01, 2022
Hmmn! Buhari will likely be compensated at the APC presidential primary election. His choice Hammed Lawal would likely win, Tinubu coming 2nd and Osinbajo trails 3rd.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Okobola146: 9:22am On Jun 01, 2022
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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by AminuRano87(m): 9:22am On Jun 01, 2022
Buhari doesn't impose candidates like Obasanjo

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Okobola146: 9:23am On Jun 01, 2022
They visited the sins of their master on them all. Mr paramount failure

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by ovieigho(m): 9:23am On Jun 01, 2022
You mean buhari should start using force to put his cronies to position of authority like Tinubu?

I think this man still has a little bit of democratic nature in him unlike Tinubu that will kill and maim just to protect his reputation

N.B :pix of Mc oluomo with criminals at Osun election

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by MrUchenna1(m): 9:26am On Jun 01, 2022
Mr PRESIDENT IS NOT AWARE grin
Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by funshint(m): 9:31am On Jun 01, 2022
Mooh247:
cool



I used to think Malami was dumb, but the mother fvcked was smart not to resign as AGF


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There's nothing smart about his move....leaving the cabinet now will expose him to a lot of scrutiny and possible arrest. He was overshadowed by fear of the unknown.

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Re: How Buhari’s Associates, Relatives Were Defeated In APC Primaries by Foreigna2: 9:31am On Jun 01, 2022
If not for Tinubu, Atiku would have also beaten Buhari in 2015.

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