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Today’s Headlines: 3 Aspirants Have Stepped Down For Osinbajo-Campaign DG, Delegates Slumps, Dies

3 Aspirants Have Stepped Down For Osinbajo-Campaign DG

Senator Kabiru Gaya, the Director-General of the Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, says the list of APC presidential aspirants has been whittled down to only two – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu – although three aspirants have stepped down.

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong announced earlier in the day that a shortlist of five applicants had been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for consideration.

Delegates Slumps, Dies

Isah Baba-Buji, a delegate from Jigawa State in the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries, slumped and died while eating breakfast in Abuja on Tuesday.

Bashir Kundu, the APC’s Jigawa spokesperson, verified the event to reporters in Jigawa. He claimed the official died while eating breakfast and was ready to travel to the party convention’s location.

Yahaya Bello, a presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has revealed why he “excused himself” from a meeting of the party’s northern governors with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

Bello had stormed out of the party’s governor’s meeting, enraged by the party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, announcing a reported consensus candidate.

According to reports, Adamu has named Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, as the APC’s presidential consensus candidate.

Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, the Senate leader in Kebbi State, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Senate Leader Dr. Yahaya Abdullahi will leave Abuja on Wednesday by 9 a.m. for Kebbi and proceed to Kamba local government to formally declare for PDP and possibly indicate his interest to contest his current seat,” said his special adviser on media and publicity Muhammad Jamil Gulma, who confirmed the defection.

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