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Anxiety As 2,322 Delegates Elect APC Presidential Flag Bearer


Abuja is agog as no fewer than 2,322 delegates from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have converged on the city to elect a presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2023 general elections.

The party’s special national convention is scheduled for June 6 to 8.

Twenty-three aspirants are jostling to clinch the coveted position, although efforts are on by the party, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to come up with a likely consensus flag bearer.

In North West, a state by state analysis of the delegates shows that Kano has 132; Kaduna, 69; Katsina, 102; Kebbi, 63; Jigawa, 81; Sokoto, 69, while Zamfara has 42.

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In North East, Taraba has 48; Bauchi, 60; Adamawa, 63; Gombe, 33; Borno, 81, while Yobe has 51 delegates.

Similarly, in South East, Abia has 51 delegates, Anambra, 63; Ebonyi, 39; Enugu, 51 and Imo, 81.

In South West, Lagos has 60; Ogun, 60; Ondo, 54; Ekiti, 48; Oyo, 99 and Osun, 90.

In South-South, Akwa Ibom has 93; Cross River, 54; Bayelsa, 24; Delta, 75; Rivers, 69 and Edo has 57.

In North Central, Kwara has 48; Kogi, 63; Niger, 75; Nasarawa, 39; Plateau, 51; Benue, 66, while FCT has 18.

The Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Governor Abubakar Atiku of Kebbi State, who is also the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, has promised a hitch-free exercise.

NAN observed that, while all major hotels in the city and its environs had been fully booked, there had been a spike in vehicular traffic.

The FCT Police command had also announced traffic diversions, affecting many routes leading to Eagle Square, the venue of the event.

The spokesperson for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, said in a statement that it had also mapped out an operational order.

This, she said, was to allow maximum deployment of human and material resources for the success of the convention. (NAN)

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How N43 Million ‘Dissappeared’ From APC Secretariat In Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress is looking for N43,000,000 which suddenly developed wings and disappeared in broad daylight from its National Secretariat in Abuja.

The party has been unable to find the huge sum of money, THE GIANT SOURCE has learnt.

Sources confirmed to this website that the money disappeared from the makeshift office being used to sell and process forms for aspirants entering the secretariat to buy their expression of interest and nomination forms.

The commencement of sale of forms led to huge supporters of aspirants gathering across the secretariat fence to cheer them.

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The building called Buhari House which serves as the office of the party is under renovation, forcing the party to create a makeshift office under the canopy.

It was gathered that the money disappeared following a surge of people who succeeded in breaking into the compound, causing pandemonium.

It was in the ensuing pandemonium that the money said to be in an envelope disappeared.

Staff under the canopy were said to have claimed that the envelope may have fallen off, forcing the dismantling of the canopy only to find out that the money could not be found.

The staff reported that the money was in dollar bills, which made it possible for the suspected thief to easily disappear with it.

The officials, however, dispelled insinuations that the money was from the sale of forms, saying aspirants are mandated to pay for forms at the banks then proceed to the secretariat to show evidence before collecting their forms.

A source told journalists that, “It’s actually $75,000. You know there was a struggle at the gate when aspirants and supporters were trying to get in.

“When the parcel of money dropped, it went missing in a flash. By the time security operatives were alerted, the thief had vanished with the envelope,” the party source said.

Findings showed that the money had not been found as at the close of work on Wednesday.

Attempts to get the reaction of Mr Felix Morka, the party’s spokesman, failed as he did not reply text messages sent to his phone.

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