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The Chairman of the Election Committee of the Convention and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Atiku Bagudu, has said that the presidnetial aspirant with the highest number of votes will be declared winner.

 

Bagudu stated this at the ongoing national convention of the party.

 

He said the fewer number of delegates at the Eagle Square tonight would make the electoral process more manageable, unlike when the party had about 8,000 delegates at the convention in March.

 

 

According to him, “Three delegates per local government will be allowed to vote after accreditation. There will be two voting points. Two states will be called simultaneously.

 

“Delegates should write the name of their presidential choice clearly, while those that cannot write would be permitted to call a delegate of their choice to help them out.

 

“Aspirant with the highest number of votes will be declared winner. Any aspirant that wishes to withdraw must do so publicly and also sign the withdrawal form.”

 

8:16PM

 

Okorocha Arrives Eagle Square

 

A former Imo state Governor and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Rochas Okorocha has arrived Eagle Square.

 

8:14PM

 

APC Not Falling Apart, Says Adamu

 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdulahi Adamu has assured that things are not falling apart within the ruling party.

 

He said since he assumed office two months ago as the chairman of the party, things have been holding up in the party.

 

Adamu stated this while delivering his address at the national convention of the party.

 

8:13PM

 

Uzodinma Promises Free, Fair Presidential Primary

Adedayo Akinwale

 

The Governor of Imo state and Chairman of the Central Planning Committee of the Convention, Senator Hope Uzodinma has assured that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that the presidential primary election would be free, fair and transparent.

 

Uzodinma gave the assurance while giving a welcome address at the convention of the party at Eagle Square.

 

According to him, “Our party has always proven opposition wrong and we will proof that today with free, fair and transparent election.”

 

7:50PM

 

Buhari Arrives APC Convention Ground

 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The President arrived at 7.36pm after which the National Anthem was played for the party’s Cconvention to commence in earnest.

 

7:41PM

 

APC Primary: Delegates Seek Free, Fair, Credible Poll

 

Delegates at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for the presidential election Tuesday called on the party to provide a level playing field for all aspirants.

 

Mr Moyo Ogunlere, a delegate from Lagos State, said that all was set for the primary and the delegates were ready to vote the best man.

 

“The best man will win the election and for me, the best man is Asiwaju Tinubu and that is who I am here to support.

 

“I am also here to support my party APC and by God’s grace in 2023 APC will win the general election.

 

“The only person I know that can solve the economic challenges is Asiwaju and by God’s grace, in his first six months in office, things will change for good.

 

“The delegates are here and it is going to be one man one vote; we are going to cast our votes and whoever wins the election is the best man,” he said.

 

Mr Kelechi Nwagwu, a delegate from Imo State, said that delegates were on ground to vote who would emerge as the standard-bearer of APC.

 

“We know by the grace of God, that is going to be Ameachi.

 

“He is going to take this country to the next level in developing our infrastructure, our educational sector, our economy, and bring the best out of our economy.

 

”We do not want anybody to manipulate the delegates; we want the election to be free, fair and credible,“ he said.

 

Mr Iwuchukwu Ekezie, a Senior Legislative Aide, Office of the Deputy Senate President, expressed hope that the election would be peaceful.

 

“I am looking out for peace. In every political thing, there may be wrangling but at the end there will be peace.

 

“We are here to vote the person who will represent us in the next election and a credible person will emerge,” he said.

 

He expressed hope that the process would be free, fair and credible. (NAN)

 

7:40PM

 

Aisha Buhari, Osinbajo, Lawan Arrive

 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

 

-First Lady, Aisha Buhari Arrived APC Convention Ground at 7.15pm-Senate President and APC presidential aspirant, Dr Ahmad Lawan, arrived and moved round the stands waving to delegates at 7.20pm- Vice President and APC presidential aspirant, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, arrived at 7.25pm and also moved round to greet delegates.

 

7:00PM

 

Umahi, Oyetola Arrive Eagle Square

 

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, have arrived at the Eagle Square for the convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

Umahi, a presidential aspirant of the governing party, will also be on the ballot tonight.

 

6:48PM

 

Amaechi, Felix Arrive Eagle Square

 

Adedayo Akinwale

 

Former Minister of Transportation and Presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi, and the youngest presidential aspirant, Nicholas Felix have arrived at Eagle Square for the special convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

The 40 years old Felix is one of the aspirants vying for the presidential ticket of the ruling party.

 

6:39PM

 

Sanwo-Olu, Lalong Arrive Eagle Square

 

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, have arrived Eagle Square for the Special Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

Also, at the Eagle Square are Information Minister Lai Mihammed and tMinister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige.

 

5:17PM

 

Traders Make Brisk Business at Eagle Square

 

Traders are making brisk business at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Special National Convention to elect the party’s presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections.

 

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent covering the exercise reports that the traders deal in various wares and food items.

 

The traders include itinerant food vendors, restaurant operators, sellers of foot wears, cellphones and accessories, bottled water and point of sales (POS) operators, among others.

 

Mallam Musa Isyaku, a trader from Kano, said he was in Abuja to market clothing materials and make as much money as he could.

 

“I am hoping to make huge sales and realise a lot of profit, then go back and feed my family well,” he said.

 

Mrs Rebecca Daniel, a bottled water seller, also told NAN that she hoped to make huge sales and make a lot of money.

 

“We are also here to contribute to the success of the exercise,” she said.(NAN)

 

5:40PM

 

Bello, Matawalle, Zulum Arrive Eagle Square

 

 

Adedayo Akinwale

 

Kogi state Governor and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, his Zamfara state counterpart, Bello Matawalle, and Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum have arrived Eagle Square.

 

Recall that Bello has refused to step down despite APC Northern governors’ decision that the presidential ticket should be ceded to the south.

 

5:37PM

 

APC Special Convention Set to Begin as Party Leaders, Aspirants Arrive

 

The special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress is set to commence as leaders of the party and some aspirants have arrived the Eagle Square venue of the event.

 

Already seated at the venue are National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu, National Secretary Iyiola Omisore, former National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, and some of the party’s governors from the North.

 

Also at the venue are two of the presidential aspirants Pastor Tunde Bakare and Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello.

Culled from THISDAY

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