NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

APC deploys 16 governors for Bayelsa, Kogi guber campaigns

By Romanus Ugwu, Abuja on 19/10/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 453

•APC National Chairman Oshiomhole
•APC National Chairman Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), has unleashed no fewer than 16 serving state governors as members of the party’s National Campaign Council to plot the fall of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

Inaugurating the council at the national headquarters of the ruling party, the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, announced that the governors of Kaduna and Jigawa states, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and Mohammed Abubakar Badaru,will serve as chairmen  for Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively. Speaking during the event, Oshiomhole warned that though the poll is not war, the party is however ready for the antics of the PDP. To handle the Bayelsa election, the APC appointed Badaru of Jigawa as chairman, Simon Lalong, Plateau, Dullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano, Aminu Bello Masari, Katsina, Babagana Umara, Borno, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos, Dapo Abiodun, Ogun  Adegboyega Oyetola, Osun and Godwin Obaseki, Edo states as committee members.

For Kogi poll, the ruling party appointed El-Rufai, as chairman, Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa, Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger, Abdullahi Abdulrasaq, Kwara, Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti, Mal Mala Buni, Yobe and Inuwa Yahaya, Gombe states as members.

Addressing them, Oshiomhole said: “We rushed to inaugurate this committee because of the flagoff of Bayelsa governorship election on Monday. We are ready for contestation and this time, the vote must count. This time, the PDP must learn how to conduct election.

“In Kogi state, Governor Yahaya Bello went through the learning curve and he will consolidate on his achievements. In Bayelsa, the name lion is already driving fears into Bayelsa PDP. The reaction of PDP and my good friend, Seriake Dickson, show that they are troubled. We take the two elections serious because we believe in election,” Oshiomhole said.

“The heart of the people will be turned to elect a man that will make a difference, that will demonstrate that in a genuine democracy, very ordinary people who connect with their people, who understand and live with their people and share the joy, pain and aspirations of their people, even if they don’t have the history of a political dynasty can rise to become a governor and I believe that is the story of our candidates

“The reaction of PDP shows they are in trouble. My very good friend Dickson is in trouble. We take these two elections very seriously, because we believe in the power of the ballot, we believe that the issues should be contested in a peaceful environment and not by the power of gunshots which has been the tradition of the opposition and we know that people want a change.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure the opposition that we are ready for campaigns, it is not a fight, it is not a war. The only thing we will insist on is that the votes must count because Bayelsa is not used to votes being counted. They have to be encouraged to understand that the votes will not only be casted in a free and fair atmosphere, it must not be through the power of the barrel of the gun. The PDP must know that and learn new tactics in winning votes and not fight wars,” he said. Responding, Kano state governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, who stood in for Jigawa state governor, said “it is a matter of democracy that all votes must count in the coming election in Bayelsa state.”

For Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai, he assured that his team will not let the party down, adding that APC will win the election in Kogi with “a wide margin.” He noted that Kogi is different from Bayelsa saying his party will prosecute the election based on its records in the state. (Saturday Sun)

Source News Express

Posted 19/10/2019 1:17:35 PM





You may also like...
Today’s Weather: Expect plenty clouds, thunderstorms – NiMET...

EU observers for 2019 elections depart Nigeria

God gave me the MFM vision as a...

Plateau varsity recalls suspended SSANU chairman, secretary

IGP Idris under probe over allegations of sexual...

A return to recession rhetoric

Attack on mosque in Ogun: Gov Abiodun must...

Don’t heat up Abia polity, Gov Ikpeazu's aide...

Umahi gives deadline to shut down media platforms...

Manufacturers want 7-year tax break

Buhari congratulates Nigeria’s world scrabble champion, Falconets

As Ekiti honours Obiano today, By James Eze...


Latest News Prepare for four more years of Buhari dictatorship — Adegboruwa •Warns that bad leadership may kill Nigeria 24 soldiers killed in surprise attack Jonathan faces suspension over PDP’s defeat in Bayelsa Oshiomhole didn’t pay salaries, pension of workers in 18 LGs — Edo SSG Bayelsa Guber: Gov. Dickson made victory for APC much easier ― Minister Muslim lawyers condemn arrest, detention of Sharia Court judge, others over alleged illegal marriage I won Bayelsa guber poll, PDP’s Diri insists •Asks INEC to declare him Governor-Elect Kogi Guber Poll: 16 candidates accept results, congratulate Bello Boko Haram fighters kill five villagers Malabu: FG to extradite ex-AGF, Adoke, over N288.6bn oil deal Ebonyi Building Collapse: Lawmaker offsets victims’ hospital bills NBA decries high spate of violence during Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (563,777 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,759 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (402,022 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (336,468 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (304,061 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (282,281 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (259,128 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,353 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,882 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,273 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,714 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,336 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (110) Business & Economy (4,576) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,221) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (490) News (54,121) Opinion (1,421) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,773) Religion (1,121) Sports (2,227) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera