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The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, and her Communication Ministry counterpart, Adebayo Shittu, have suffered a set back in their quest to become the governors of their states.

Both ministers had hoped to secure the All Progressives Congress’ governorship tickets for Taraba and Oyo states, respectively.

However, the APC has declined to clear both ministers to participate in the party’s governorship primaries.

This was contained in a statement by the party on Thursday.

In the statement which announced the National Working Committee’s decision on the aspirants for the primaries, the APC stated that Shittu was not cleared because he did not have a National Youth Service Corps certificate.

Mr Shittu had made the news shortly after Mrs Kemi Adeosun resigned as Finance Minister for presenting a fake NYSC certificate.

The Communications Minister, who confirmed the report by online news website Premium Times that he did not participate in the NYSC, insisted that he did no wrong.

No reason was given for the decision to deny Alhassan and others clearance for the governorship primary.

The Women Affairs Minister had, however, generated controversy in 2017 when a video of her visit to a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who was then in the APC went viral.

She later told the BBC Hausa Services that even if President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term, she would still support Abubakar.

Here is the full list indicating aspirants cleared for the governorship election and those who were not.


Akwa Ibom State

1.H.E. Obong Nsima EkereCleared
2.Sen. John Akpan Udoedeghe, PhdCleared
3.Dan Abia, Esq.Cleared
4.Dr. Edet Okon EfretuiCleared

Delta State

1.Prof. Pat UtomiCleared
2.Dr. (Hon). Cairo OjugboCleared
3.Rt. (Hon.) Victor Ochei, Esq.Cleared
4.Chief Great Ovdje OgboruCleared
5.Chief Osiobe Eric OkotieNot Cleared

Cross River State

1.Pastor Usani Uguru UsaniCleared
2.Sen. John Owan EnohCleared
3.High Chief Edem DukeCleared
4.John Upan OdeyCleared
5.Prof. Nyong EyoCleared

Rivers State

1.Tonye ColeCleared
2.Sen. Magnus Ngei AbeCleared
3.Dumo Lulu BriggsCleared
4.Dr. Dawari GeorgeCleared


Abia State

1.Dr. Uche Ogah, OONCleared
2.High Chief Ikechi EmenikeCleared
3.H.E. Comrade Chris AkomasCleared
4.Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike, Esq.Cleared
5.Barr. Friday Nwosu, Esq.Cleared
6.Prince Amb. Okey EmuchayCleared
7.Prince Paul IkonneCleared

Ebonyi State

1.Sen. Sunny OgbuojiCleared
2.Arc. Dr. Edward NkweaguCleared
3.Sen. Emmanuel AgbotiCleared
4.Obasi Ogbonnaya ObasiCleared
5.Hon. Kelechi ChimaCleared
6.Engr. Paul OkorieCleared
7.Comrade ChristainCleared
8.Chief Austine Igwe EdezeCleared
9.Prof. Benard OdohCleared

Enugu State

1.Sen. Ayogu EzeCleared
2.Barr. Ifeanyi Nwaoga, Esq.Cleared
3.Akubue AugustineCleared
4.Ben EcheCleared
5.Barr. George Ogara, Esq.Cleared
6.Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, EsqNot Cleared

Imo State

1.Sen. Hope UzodinmaCleared
2.Hon. Uche NwosuCleared
3.H.E. Prince Eze MadumereCleared
4.Sir Jude EjioguCleared
5.Barr. Chima AnozieCleared
6.Dr. Chris Emenike NlemohaCleared
7.Sir Eche George EzennaCleared
8.Chukwudi Celestine OloloCleared
9.Air Commodore Peter GbujieCleared


Lagos State

1.H.E. Akinwunmi AmbodeCleared
2.Dr. Kadir Obafemi HamzatCleared
3.Jide Sanya-OluCleared

Oyo State

1.Niyi Akintola, SANCleared
2.H.E. Christopher Alao AkalaCleared
3.Joseph Olasunkanmi TegbeCleared
4.Dr. Olusola Ayandele, PhDCleared
5.Dr. Owolabi BabalolaCleared
6.Dr. Azeez Popoola AdeduntunCleared
7.Adebayo Adekola AdelabuCleared
8.Hon. Barr. Adebayo Shittu, EsqNot Cleared (No NYSC Certificate)

Ogun State

1.Jimi LawalCleared
2.Dapo AbiodunCleared
3.Hon. Bimbo AbiodunCleared
4.H.E. Sen. Adegbenga KakaCleared
5.Hon. Kunle AkinladeCleared
6.Abayomi Semako Koroto HunyeCleared


Jigawa State

1.H.E. Alh. Abubakar BadaruCleared
2.Alh. Hashim UbaleCleared

Katsina State

1.H.E. Rt.Hon. Aminu MasariCleared
2.Abubakar Ismaila IsaCleared
3.Garba Sani DankaniCleared

Kebbi State

1.H.E. Alh. Atiku BaguduCleared
2.Ibrahim Mohammed Mera, OONNot Cleared

Sokoto State

1.Abbakar Abdullahi GumbiCleared
2.Hon. Farouk Malami YaboCleared
3.Ahmed AliyuCleared
4.Sen. Abubakar Umar GadaCleared

Zamfara State

1.Dauda LawalCleared
2.Mukhtar Idris ShehuCleared
3.Brig. Gen. Mansur AliCleared
4.H.E. Hon. Ustaz Ibrahim Mohammed WakalaCleared
5.Sen. Kabiru MarafaCleared
6.H.E. Mahmuda Aliyu ShinkafiCleared
7.Hon. Aminu Sani JajiCleared
8.Engr. Abubakar MagajiCleared
9.Mohammed Sagir HamiduCleared


Benue State

1.Dr. Hon. Emmanuel JimeCleared
2.Titus T. ZamCleared
3.Akange AuduCleared
4.Arc. Aema AchadoCleared
5.Benjamin Tilley AdanyiCleared
6.Micheal Iordye, mniCleared

Nasarawa State

1.Sule AuduCleared
2.H.E. Silas AgaraCleared
3.Hon Aliyu WadadaCleared
4.Zakari IddeCleared
5.Hassan M. Liman, SANCleared
6.Mohammed Musa MaikayaCleared
7.Arc. Shehu TukurCleared
8.Dauda Shuaibu KigbuCleared
9.Dr. James AngbazoCleared
10.Hon. Jafar Mohammed IbrahimCleared
11.Danladi Envulu-Anza HaliluNot Cleared

Niger State

1.H.E. Alh. Sani BelloCleared
2.Abubakar Mamma Jiya MaajiNot Cleared

Plateau State

1.H.E. Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, Esq.Cleared


Adamawa State

1.H.E. Sen. Mohammed JibrillaCleared
2.Nuhu RibaduCleared
3.Mahmood Halilu AhmedCleared

Bauchi State

1.H.E. Mohammed Abdullahi AbubakarCleared
2.Dr. Ali PateCleared
3.Captain Bala JibrinCleared
4.Dr. Yakubu LameCleared

Borno State

1.Kashim ImamCleared
2.Prof. Babagana UmaruCleared
3.Gambo LawanCleared
4.Mustapha Baba ShehuCleared
5.Hon. Umaru KumaliaCleared
6.Muhammad Aba LimaCleared
7..Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, Esq.Cleared
8.H.E. Adamu DibalCleared
9.Mustapha FannarambeCleared
10.Mohammed JafaruCleared
11.Sen. Baba Kaka Bashir GarbaCleared
12.QS Mohammed MakintaCleared
13.Hon. Babagana TijjaniCleared
14.Adamu Alhaji LawanCleared
15.Mai SherrifCleared
16.Hon. Abba JatoCleared
17.Attom Magira TomCleared
18.Umar AlkaliCleared
19.H.E. Baba Ahmed JiddaCleared
20.Idris Mamman GatumbwaCleared
21.Sen. Abubakar KyariCleared

Gombe State

1.Mohammed Jibrin BardeCleared
2.Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki JaloCleared
3.Mohammadu Inuwa YahayaCleared
4.Kamisu Ahmed MailanCleared
5.Umaru KwairangaCleared
6.Abubakar Muazu HassanCleared
7.Umar Farouk MusaCleared
8.Sen. Idris Audu UmarCleared
9.Aliyu Haidar AbubakarCleared

Taraba State

1.H.E. Sani Abubakar DanladiCleared
2.Sen. Joel Danlami IkenyaCleared
3.Garba Umar-UTCCleared
4.Prof. Mohammed Sanni YahayaCleared
5.Comrade Bobboi Bala KaigamaCleared
6..Aliyu Omar, MONCleared
7.Chief Ezekiel AfunkuyoCleared
8.Chief David Sabo KenteCleared
9.Mohammed Tumba IbrahimCleared
10.Barr. Kabiru Umaru, Esq.Cleared
11.Aliyu Omar, MONCleared
12.Sen. Hajia Aisha AlhassanNot Cleared


1.Hon. Mai Mala BuniCleared
2.Umar Ali KromchiCleared
3.Hon. Sidi YakubuCleared
4.Ali KolomiCleared
5.Ibrahim Mohammed BomaiWithdrew
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