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Today’s Headlines: What Buhari Told Tinubu, Other APC Aspirants; Umahi Pledges Support For Lawan

What Buhari Told Tinubu, Other APC Aspirants

The President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday night met with all the aspirants for President on the platform of All Progressives Congress, at State House, Abuja.

Duringthe meeting, BUhari told the aspirants them to hold consultations, and come up with a formidable candidate before the party holds its primary election between June 6-8, 2022.

The President said the meeting was a continuation of the on-going consultative process aimed at ensuring a smooth and strategic emergence of a standard-bearer, who will lead the APC to a resounding victory in the upcoming presidential polls.

“Looking at this assemblage of personalities and considering your rich pedigree of accomplishments in life, I have come to the conclusion that our party, the APC, is rich in human resources and also that our nation is blessed with capable people that can successfully steer the ship of state into the future,” Buhari said, according to a statement from his media aide, Femi Adesina.

Umahi Pledges Support For Lawan

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has reaffirmed his support to the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, for the 2023 presidential election.

Umahi, who also expressed intention for the presidency, however drummed support for Lawan on Saturday in his Abuja residence, when he hosted the senate president.

A statement from Lawan’s media team, signed by Danladi Bako, said Umahi restated his commitment to support Lawan’s quest to emerge as the APC presidential candidate at the primaries scheduled for June 6 to 8.

How APC’s Only Female Guber Candidate Emerged

On May 27, 2022, Adamawa State All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election was hotly contested, very transparent, free, and fair.

Six contestants participated in the election — Former Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu, a member House of Representatives representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo Belwa Federal Constituency, Abdul Razak Namdas, former Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) Wafari Theman, and Umar Mustapha Otumba, a business tycoon.

Senator Binani won the primaries with 430 votes, while Nuhu Ribadu came second with 288 votes, former governor Bindow got 103 votes, Abdul Razak Namdas scored 94 votes while Wafari and Mustapha got 21 and 39 votes respectively.

Police Confirm Death Of 2 Officers After Shootout With Gunmen

The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the death of two gallant officers from bullet wound injuries sustained after a gunfight with yet-to-be identified gunmen in an Enugu community.

This was contained in a statement made available by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu on Saturday.

Ndukwe said that the gallant officers confronted the yet-to-be identified gunmen who attacked them while on duty at Nkpamte community of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area (LGA) on June 2.

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