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Anxiety grips APC govs as NWC meets

A number of All Progressives Congress, APC, governors are on tenterhooks ahead of a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to approve the list of its governorship candidates for the 2019 elections.

The tension is coming against the background of intrigues, as different stakeholders position themselves and hit at one another for ascendancy with the return from holiday today of national party chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Vanguard gathered at the weekend that the NWC, apparently in a move to cut Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State to size, had decided to divide the list of candidates for the State House of Assembly into four, with the governor getting one-quarter of the pie.

Meanwhile, despite moves by the party to get itself into play in Zamfara State, the crisis between Senator Kabiru Marafa and Governor Abdulazziz Yari was still unfolding. Marafa, yesterday, listed ten reasons Governor Yari should be expelled from the party, including allegedly bungling the party’s primaries for candidates from the state.

Vanguard, October 29, 2018


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