Home Topics Primary Elections

Primary Elections

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

Kogi guber: INEC warns parties over nomination of candidates, insists SDP has no candidate

The political parties and their legal advisers have been advised to thoroughly vet all the documents they are submitting to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the nomination of their candidates to avoid running foul of the law.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: My candidature, collective victory for all aspirants – Musa Wada

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada, says his victory at the just concluded governorship primaries is for all the aspirants who participated in the process.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC knows fate today as court rules on primaries

The Court of Appeal has reserved ruling on the order of a Sagbama High Court in Yenagoa stopping the All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding its Bayelsa State governorship primary elections using the direct method.

Imo guber: Senator Anyanwu loses at appeal court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State, Sunday, upheld the judgement of the Federal High Court that had earlier dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the primary held last year.
Adamu Bulkachuwa

APC chieftain faults Appeal Court’s failure to sack Senator Bulkachuwa

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Usman Tuggar, has faulted the refusal of the Court of Appeal in Abuja to uphold his appeal against a judgment affirming the election of Alhaji Adamu Bulkachuwa, husband of the court’s President, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.

Anambra PDP lauds Supreme Court decision on Zamfara

Chairman of Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, has lauded the Supreme Court for the decision it took on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State.

NYSC: Minister Shittu knows fate Thursday

The Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Wednesday, reserved until Thursday, judgment in the case between Communication Minister, Mr Adebayo Shittu, and All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primary election.

INEC suspends issuance of Certificates of Return to elected APC candidates in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the issuance of Certificates of Return to winners of the March 9, governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara State.

Governor Masari pledges all-inclusive government if re-elected

“Most of the aspirants are young men and women in their prime ages”, he noted, stressing that they still stand a chance of re-contesting election in their constituencies.

No governorship candidate listed for APC in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has displayed the names and qualifications of candidates of political parties running for the Imo state governorship election with no candidate listed for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Ibikunle Amosun: I’m not responsible for Adams Oshiomhole’s interrogation by DSS

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).
President Buhari attends APC Presidential National Convention at Eagle Square on 6th Oct 2018 8

Situation Room accuses APC of inflating Muhammadu Buhari’s primary election votes

The Nigeria Civil Society Coalition, under the auspices of Situation Room, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of allocating unrealistic votes to President Muhammadu Buhari during its recently held presidential primary election.

Bianca Ojukwu: APGA is in serious trouble

Former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Anambra South Senatorial District aspirant, Mrs Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has described the party’s primary elections conducted in Anambra and Imo states as a sham.
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised politicians who lost out during the recent party primaries in the country to toe the path of honour and pursue their grievances in line with laid down procedures to avoid unnecessary tension. 2

Muhammadu Buhari: Era of free money in politics over

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the era of money politics, lack of transparency and accountability in the country is over and has urged religious and traditional leaders to guide their subjects into voting wisely.

Kabiru Marafa: No consensus APC candidates in Zamfara

Senator Kabiru Marafa on Thursday countered the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on the primaries for the election of candidates for next year’s general election in Zamfara State.

2019: Jonah Jang begs Atiku Abubakar to prioritise security of Middle Belt

Former Governor of Plateau State and senator representing Plateau North, Dr. Jonah David Jang, has urged former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to prioritise the security and welfare of the Middle Belt whose citizens are being killed and displaced after making tremendous sacrifice for the unity of Nigeria if he becomes President.
Adekunle Akinlade

Ogun guber: Adekunle Akinlade emerges APC candidate

The Ogun state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Hon. Abdul–Kabir Adekunle Akinlade as winner of its gubernatorial primary election held in the state last Tuesday.
Akin Ambode

Lagos APC guber: Akinwunmi Ambode calls for credible primaries, describes Jide Sanwo-Olu unfit to...

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday tasked the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress to ensure that the Governorship Primaries initially scheduled to hold on Monday (Today) in the State is free, fair and credible.

Recent Stories

An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
Robert Lewandowski

Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.