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APC Convention : Izunaso’s fate hangs, as Okorocha’s C’ttee says anyone can be screened out

The fate of the National Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Sen. Osita Izunaso was Saturday hanging in the balance as the Gov. Rochas Okorocha led appeal committee said about 19 aspirants seeking various positions in the June 23 national convention of the party had been disqualified by the Gov. Aminu Masari led screening panel, while 18 persons have petitioned his own committee.

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Will Abiola’s GCFR deliver South-West votes for Buhari?

Last week conferment of the highest award, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, is seen by many as a political masterstroke capable of boosting the chances of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest for another four-year tenancy of Aso Rock beyond 2019. Until last week investiture of the heroes of the historic June 12 struggle, Buhari’s hope of a harvest of votes in the South-West geo-political zone was literally hanging in the balance, given the depth of opposition to his style of leadership by many political heavyweights of Yoruba extraction.

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Okowa holding forth for Ibori political dynasty — Amori 

CHIEF Ighoyota Amori, the Political Adviser to the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Uche Secondus, has sagaciously declared that no politician from Delta Central Senatorial district (Urhobo), which he and former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, hail from in Delta State, will contest against the incumbent Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in 2019.

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APC and Oshiomhole’s legerdemain

Dateline: June 11, 2018. Abuja. Artificial barriers and shared prejudices crumbled like a pack of cards at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel and Towers when I met, for the first time, former governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole. The truth is: my paths never crossed his when I was pounding the streets plying my trade as a reporter. Validation: I did not cover the labour beat when he was president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). And, when he was in Edo state for eight years, I was in Abuja from where I was monitoring the affairs of my state under his stewardship.

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