APC NWC clears 24 governorship candidates

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared 24 governorship aspirants as its candidates to contest the 2019 governorship election in 24 states.

The party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Nabena said the decision was taken following the conclusion of the governorship primaries in the states involved, at the end of the NWC meeting on Thursday.

According to him, the NWC at the meeting, ratified the reports of the various Electoral Committees and adopted the under-listed as the party’s governorship candidates for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

  1. ABDULLAHI UMAR GANDUJE – KANO STATE
  2. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR – BAUCHI STATE
  3. SIMON LALONG – PLATEAU STATE
  4. NASIR EL-RUFAI – KADUNA STATE
  5. MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR – JIGAWA STATE
  6. AHMED ALIYU – SOKOTO STATE
  7. ABUBAKAR ATIKU BAGUDU – KEBBI STATE
  8. AMINU BELLO MASARI – KATSINA STATE
  9. ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO – NIGER STATE
  10. BABAGANA UMARA-ZULUM – BORNO STATE
  11. MAI MALA BUNI – YOBE STATE
  12. ABUBAKAR A. SULE – NASARAWA STATE
  13. EMMANUEL JIMME – BENUE STATE
  14. BABAJIDE SANWO–OLU – LAGOS STATE
  15. TONYE COLE – RIVERS STATE
  16. UCHE OGAH – ABIA STATE
  17. NSIMA EKERE – AKWA-IBOM STATE
  18. ADEBAYO ADELABU – OYO STATE
  19. DAPO ABIODUN – OGUN STATE
  20. GREAT OGBORU – DELTA STATE
  21. OWAN ENOH – CROSS-RIVER
  22. INUWA YAHAYA – GOMBE STATE
  23. SUNNY OGBOJI – EBONYI STATE
  24. SANI ABUBAKAR DANLADI – TARABA STATE
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It is reported that the APC governorship primaries are yet to hold in Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Enugu among some other states due to some challenges, according to the party’s national leadership.

All political parties are expected to conclude their primaries by October 7th, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines.

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