The main headlines of the mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, October 11, are focused on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s stand on the All Progressives Congress primay elections in Zamfara and Rivers state.
The Nation newspaper reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are taking the 2019 battle to the Peoples Democratic Partty (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar.
They are confident that President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat the former vice president in next year’s election.
The governors, after a meeting yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said they would engage in issue-based campaigns to convince Nigerians to vote Buhari.
This Day reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were on collision course yesterday as the ruling party rejected the electoral body and rejected its disqualification from participation in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state.
The INEC had disqualified the APC from presenting candidates for the impending general elections following the failure of the party to conduct primaries within stipulated time. By INEC guidelines all primaries were to have been held by last Sunday and lists of candidates submitted to it by October 18, 2018.
The Guardian reports that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole yesterday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of bias.
This came after the electoral body yesterday barred the party in Zamfara state from fielding candidates in next year’s general elections, accusing it of failing to hold primaries within the stipulated time.
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Vanguard reports that APC was also under pressure after its Rivers state governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, and all other candidates recently produced by the Rotimi Amaechi-led faction of the party were disqualified from participation after a high court voided the congresses that brought forth the ward, local government and state executives who presided over the party primaries.
The Punch reports that the House of Representatives gave the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris up to midnight of Wednesday (last night) to release its detained member, Abubakar Lado, or risk being summoned to appear before the lawmakers.
The House passed the resolution in Abuja as members protested the detention of Lado in Abuja by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
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