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APC panel rebuffs appeals, upholds automatic tickets, disqualifications



The Appeal panel set up by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress to consider matters emanating from the Governorship and National Assembly primaries has upheld the disqualification of some aspirants.

Some of the high profile disqualifications included: A former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba and Mallam Uba Sani, the Political Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

A document sighted by The PUNCH, in Abuja, on Thursday, indicated that pressures mounted by some state governors-especially the Kaduna State Governor El-Rufai as well as the Wife of the President; Aisha Buhari, did nothing to influence the committee.

The Committee upheld the automatic ticket given to Senator Shehu Sani and refused to uphold the primary which produced Senator Aliyu Lawal and Dr. Abba Ibrahim.

Punch, October 18, 2018


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