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APC governorship primaries hold on Thursday

04 December 2014, 11:15

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Thursday hold its governorship primaries in all the 30 states where governorship elections would hold next February.

Party faithful are expected to elect governorship aspirants who will be the party’s standard bearers in the February 28 governorship elections.

In Lagos, the party has cleared twelve aspirants to participate in the exercise.

Also read: Lagos APC guber aspirants demand direct primaries

Those cleared are Ganiyu Solomon, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, former Accountant-General of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, former Attorney-General Olasupo Shasore and former commissioner for Health Leke Pitan.

Others include Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Obafemi Hamzat, Tayo Ayinde, former Commissioner for Special Duties Tola Kasali, Adetokunbo Wahab and three other aspirants.

Ambode is favoured to win the election because he is the anointed candidate of the former governor of the state and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

In Ogun, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun has already won the primary. He is the only cleared to contest the election.

Similar situation will be playing out in Oyo, Borno, Nassarawa, Yobe, Kwara, States. The governors are seeking re-election in 2015.

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