BREAKING: APC begins sale of forms for Bayelsa, Kogi gov elections

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Stakeholders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State have taken stock of how the party lost the state in the 2019 election due to disunity and resolved to put the past behind them and take back the state in 2023. The stakeholders came out of a reconciliatory meeting in Yola on Friday night saying they had learnt their lessons and would henceforth work together for the success of the party at all levels. A former member of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, and Hajia Aisha Buhari’s brother, Ahmed Halilu (Mudi) had been bitterly against Sen Mohammed Jibrilla (Bindow) after Bindow as the state governor at the time, won the APC governorship primary which Ribadu and Mudi discredited. The two rejected Bindow’s candidacy up to the general election and were believed to have worked against Bindow at the election, a development believed to have contributed greatly to the failure of Bindow and of course the APC at the election. Ribadu who attended the Adamawa State APC Steering Committee/State Exco/Stakeholders Reconciliatory Meeting of Friday night, stressed that the intra-party conflict which cost the party the chance of retaining the state at the 2019 governorship election would never occur again. “Never again will we let that happen,” he said during a review remark at the end of the meeting. The meeting was the first in what may be a series of similar meetings following the constitution of a 39-member Central Steering Committee of the APC to reconcile misgivings and reposition the party for future success. Ribadu said, “We are here saying enough is enough. We will work together, we will never allow anything to come between us that will affect our fortunes and the fortunes of our party. “APC is a progressive party, our opponents are conservatives. It was so unfortunate that we were not guided in the past as a result of which our political enemies benefitted.” Read Also; ADC collapses structure, joins Ondo APC Urging a demonstration of the new resolve in the council-level elections scheduled for the state in November, Ribadu said, “It will never happen again in Adamawa. We have an election coming, the local government election. We intend to do it properly and fairly and we will not allow anybody to cheat us again. “We have all assembled here, all the leaders of the party from the local government to state levels. We have all resolved to work together for the victory of our party.” Earlier in his remark, chairman of the APC Steering Committee and one time Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs respectively, Abdurrahman Adamu, said that disturbed by the lingering precarious relationship among members of the party, elders took the gauntlet to restore sanity and orderliness after the party waded through misunderstanding for a long time. Also speaking, Adamawa State APC chairman, Ibrahim Bilal said with the resolve of the elders of the party to address grievances within the party, APC in Adamawa has become well organised, strengthened and ready to take the state by storm. The Chairman Sub-Committee on Reconciliation, Dahiru Bobbo, said his committee was delegated to reconcile aggrieved members and put the party on the threshold of prosperity.

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun the sale of nomination forms for its governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

The party fixed the cost of the nomination form at N22.5m. The form would start selling from July 10 (Wednesday).The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun the sale of nomination forms for its governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. The party fixed the cost of the nomination form at N22.5m. The form would start selling from July 10 (Wednesday). According to a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the Expression of Interest goes for N2.5m while the nomination form is N20m. READ ALSO: Shiite members storm National Assembly, shoot policeman, NSCDC officer The statement read, “In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines, the All Progressives Congress hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.” The statement said the sale of forms at the APC National Secretariat would begin on Wednesday, July 10 and end on August 20. It added that the last day for submission of completed forms would be August 21 while the screening of aspirants would begin next day and screening of appeal would start on August 23. “The primary election holds August 29 while election appeal is September 2. “There shall be no separate charge for deputy. All payments should be made in full directly into the designated bank accounts of the All Progressives Congress,” the statement said.

According to a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the Expression of Interest goes for N2.5m while the nomination form is N20m.

The statement read, “In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines, the All Progressives Congress hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.”

The statement said the sale of forms at the APC National Secretariat would begin on Wednesday, July 10 and end on August 20.

It added that the last day for submission of completed forms would be August 21 while the screening of aspirants would begin next day and screening of appeal would start on August 23.

“The primary election holds August 29 while election appeal is September 2.

“There shall be no separate charge for deputy.  All payments should be made in full directly into the designated bank accounts of the All Progressives Congress,” the statement said.