The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally revealed the key reason behind its high price placed on the nomination forms of the party.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the ruling party disclosed that the high price of the party’s nomination forms was influenced by the governors’ rejection of the direct primary option.
The governors, based on the APC’s rejection of their pleas for indirect primaries, concluded not to fund the direct primary.
Thus, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, September 7, threatened the governors in its fold who are bidding for indirect primary in producing party candidates that should there be a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant, there will be an inevitable cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary.
This forced the APC’s national secretariat to mobilise funds from the sale of the forms to fund the direct primary option.
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A source at the party’s national secretariat said: “Anywhere they do indirect or consensus, and one of the aspirants or any of the stakeholders complain, that exercise would be cancelled, and the national headquarters will send people to go and do direct primaries.”
The report gathered further that the party’s capacity to fund the cost of direct primaries considering the logistics involved in gathering party members to meet at ward levels to choose their candidates lead to the hike of the price slammed on the nomination forms.
The source added: “That is part of the reasons the prices of nomination forms are high because we want to raise money from the proceeds of the sale of the forms to fund the direct primaries.
“The governors, who were supposed to fund the direct primaries are the ones complaining. So, their strategy is to stop funding for the party as they are already saying that they don’t have money for it.”
meanwhile, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Makarfi revealed what PDP must do to defeat APC and President Buhari in 2019 general election.
Shut up and leave PDP if you have no value to add, Agbaje tells Bode George
Former Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has told former Deputy National Chairman, Bode George to shut up and leave the party if he has no value to add.
There has been disagreement between George and Agbaje over the outcome of the governorship election in Lagos that returned Babajide Sanwo-olu elected as both have been blaming each other for the failure of the party to win the state.
Recently, the duo are at each other’s throat over defection insinuations, which both have denied.
Agbaje had accused George of insinuating his defection from the PDP, when he was described as a failed governorship candidate.
Speaking on the clash, media aide to Agbaje, Felix Oboagwina, denied reports that his principal had dumped the opposition party and also accused the leadership of the party in Lagos of alleged plans to “give the dog a bad name and chase it away from the party.”
On the social media posts that Agbaje had left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, Oboagwina said they were untrue.
“There is nothing like that, nothing like that at all. He is still in PDP; he has not defected. How can people say he has defected on social media? He is too big for that; he is in PDP.”
When asked if there were plans by his principal to dump the PDP for APC, he answered in the negative.
“People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State.
“He should tell the world where he got the news being spread around.
Atiku Abubakar Is Not A Threat To Democracy But Believes In The Rule Of Law – Paul Ibe
The Presidential Candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Nigeria Presidential Election, Atiku Abubakar recently states that he saw a signal to be arrested, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
However, Atiku media spokesperson, Paul Ibe states this on Sunday.
Besides, the accusation of Atiku about the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC conduct of the election, he is tagged to be a threat to the current administration.
His Spokesperson is quoted saying, “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.
“It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the rule of law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.
“Atiku Abubakar and his team have confidence in God and thus call on those bent on mischief to have the fear of God and retrace their steps.
Ibe then finally stated that:
“Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. The culture of fear being created now cannot rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a consistent history of outlasting tyranny and will continue to do so by the grace of God.”
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