Magnus Abe

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu; Senator Magnus Abe and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, have lost out in the nomination process for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Appeals Committee rejected their appeals and upheld results of the primaries in their various states of Adamawa, Rivers and Cross River.

Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun state, also lost out in the race to upturn Dapo Abiodun’s nomination for Adekunle Akinlade, as his choice candidate for the party’s flag-bearer.

First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s brother, Mahmud Halilu, lost to Governor Jibrilla Bindow in Adamawa.

It came on a day the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and several other political parties, jostled to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s deadline for submission of forms CF001 and CF002.

Thursday was INEC’s deadline to submit names of candidates for presidential, governorship and legislative positions in 2019.

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