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Guber primaries: APC NWC disqualifies Communications Minister, Mama Taraba, 6 others

…Clears Ambode, Madumere, Alao-Akala, Ribadu, 148 others
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has refused to clear Minister of Communications , Mr. Adebayo Shittu, for the Oyo State governorship election.

The development might not be unconnected to his involvement in the controversial skipping of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

The APC NWC also refused for clear Senator Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba) for the Taraba State governorship primary.

In a statement made available on Thursday by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, other governorship aspirants denied clearance are Chief Osiobe Eric Okotie (Delta), Barr Ejikeme Ugwu (Enugu), Ibrahim Mohammed Mera (Kebbi), Danladi Envulu- Anza Halilu (Nasarawa), and Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai (Yobe), who withdrew from the race.

But the party has cleared 152 aspirants for governorship primaries elections in 26 states. Borno State topped the list with 21 followed by Taraba, 11; Nasarawa, 11; Ebonyi, 9; Imo, 9; Zamfara, 9; Abia, 7; and Oyo,6. Kebbi, Plateau, and Niger have an aspirant each.

Among those cleared for the governorship primaries are Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Jide Sanwo-Olu; Obafemi Hamzat; Professor Pat Utomi; Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe; Sen Ayogu Eze; Sen Hope Uzodinma;

Uche Nwosu (Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law); Imo Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere; Niyi Akintola, SAN; Chief Christopher Alao-Akala; and Malam Nuhu Ribadu among others.

Below is the full list of National Working Committee Decisions on Governorship Aspirants Screening Committee Report

Akwa Ibom State 1. H.E. Obong Nsima Ekere Cleared 2. Sen. John Akpan Udoedeghe, Phd Cleared 3. Dan Abia, Esq. Cleared 4. Dr. Edet Okon Efretui Cleared;

Delta State: Prof. Pat Utomi Cleared 2. Dr. (Hon). Cairo Ojugbo Cleared 3. Rt. (Hon.) Victor Ochei, Esq. Cleared 4. Chief Great Ovdje Ogboru Cleared 5. Chief Osiobe Eric Okotie Not Cleared;

Cross River State 1. Pastor Usani Uguru Usani Cleared 2. Sen. John Owan Enoh Cleared 3. High Chief Edem Duke Cleared 4. John Upan Odey Cleared 5. Prof. Nyong Eyo Cleared;

Rivers State 1. Tonye Cole Cleared 2. Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe Cleared 3. Dumo Lulu Briggs Cleared 4. Dr. Dawari George Cleared;

Abia 1. Dr. Uche Ogah, OON Cleared 2. High Chief Ikechi Emenike Cleared 3. H.E. Comrade Chris Akomas Cleared 4. Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike, Esq. Cleared 5. Barr. Friday Nwosu, Esq. Cleared 6. Prince Amb. Okey Emuchay Cleared 7. Prince Paul Ikonne Cleared;

Ebonyi State 1. Sen. Sunny Ogbuoji Cleared 2. Arc. Dr. Edward Nkweagu Cleared 3. Sen. Emmanuel Agboti Cleared 4. Obasi Ogbonnaya Obasi Cleared 5. Hon. Kelechi Chima Cleared 6. Engr. Paul Okorie Cleared 7. Comrade Christain Cleared 8. Chief Austine Igwe Edeze Cleared 9. 10. Prof. Benard Odoh Cleared;

Enugu State 1. Sen. Ayogu Eze Cleared 2. Barr. Ifeanyi Nwaoga, Esq. Cleared 3. Akubue Augustine Cleared 4. Ben Eche Cleared 5. Barr. George Ogara, Esq. Cleared 6. Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Esq Not Cleared;

Imo State 1. Sen. Hope Uzodinma Cleared 2. Hon. Uche Nwosu Cleared 3. H.E. Prince Eze Madumere Cleared 4. Sir Jude Ejiogu Cleared 5. Barr. Chima Anozie Cleared 6. Dr. Chris Emenike Nlemoha Cleared 7. Sir Eche George Ezenna Cleared 8. Chukwudi Celestine Ololo Cleared 9. Air Commodore Peter Gbujie Cleared;

Lagos State 1. H.E. Akinwunmi Ambode Cleared 2. Dr. Kadir Obafemi Hamzat Cleared 3. Jide Sanya-Olu Cleared;

Oyo State 1. Niyi Akintola, SAN Cleared 2. H.E. Christopher Alao Akala Cleared 3. Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe Cleared 4. Dr. Olusola Ayandele, PhD Cleared 5. Dr. Owolabi Babalola Cleared 6. Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntun Cleared 7. Adebayo Adekola Adelabu Cleared 8. Hon. Barr. Adebayo Shittu, Esq Not Cleared (No NYSC Certificate);

Ogun State 1. Jimi Lawal Cleared 2. Dapo Abiodun Cleared 3. Hon. Bimbo Abiodun Cleared 4. H.E. Sen. Adegbenga Kaka Cleared 5. Hon. Kunle Akinlade Cleared 6. Abayomi Semako Koroto Hunye Cleared;

Jigawa State 1. H.E. Alh. Abubakar Badaru Cleared 2. Alh. Hashim Ubale Cleared;

Katsina State 1. H.E. Rt.Hon. Aminu Masari Cleared 2. Abubakar Ismaila Isa Cleared 3. Garba Sani Dankani Cleared;

Kebbi State 1. H.E. Alh. Atiku Bagudu Cleared 2. Ibrahim Mohammed Mera, OON Not Cleared;

Sokoto State 1. Abbakar Abdullahi Gumbi Cleared 2. Hon. Farouk Malami Yabo Cleared 3. Ahmed Aliyu Cleared 4. Sen. Abubakar Umar Gada Cleared;

Zamfara State 1. Dauda Lawal Cleared 2. Mukhtar Idris Shehu Cleared 3. Brig. Gen. Mansur Ali Cleared 4. H.E. Hon. Ustaz Ibrahim Mohammed Wakala Cleared 5. Sen. Kabiru Marafa Cleared 6. H.E. Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi Cleared 7. Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji Cleared 8. Engr. Abubakar Magaji Cleared 9. Mohammed Sagir Hamidu Cleared;

Benue State 1. Dr. Hon. Emmanuel Jime Cleared 2. Titus T. Zam Cleared 3. Akange Audum Cleared 4. Arc. Aema Achado Cleared 5. Benjamin Tilley Adanyi Cleared 6. Micheal Iordye, mni Cleared;

Nasarawa State 1. Sule Audu Cleared 2. H.E. Silas Agara Cleared 3. Hon Aliyu Wadada Cleared 4. Zakari Idde Cleared 5. Hassan M. Liman, SAN Cleared 6. Mohammed Musa Maikaya Cleared 7. Arc. Shehu Tukur Cleared 8. Dauda Shuaibu Kigbu Cleared 9. Dr. James Angbazo Cleared 10. Hon. Jafar Mohammed Ibrahim Cleared 11. Danladi Envulu-Anza Halilu Not Cleared;

Niger State 1. H.E. Alh. Sani Bello Cleared 2. Abubakar Mamma Jiya Maaji Not Cleared Plateau State 1. H.E. Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, Esq. Cleared;

Adamawa State 1. H.E. Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla Cleared 2. Nuhu Ribadu Cleared 3. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed Cleared;

Bauchi State 1. H.E. Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Cleared 2. Dr. Ali Pate Cleared 3. Captain Bala Jibrin Cleared 4. Dr. Yakubu Lame Cleared;

Borno State 1. Kashim Imam Cleared 2. Prof. Babagana Umaru Cleared 3. Gambo Lawan Cleared 4. Mustapha Baba Shehu Cleared 5. Hon. Umaru Kumalia Cleared 6. Muhammad Aba LimaCleared 7. Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, Esq. Cleared 8. H.E. Adamu Dibal Cleared 9. Mustapha FannarambeCleared 10. Mohammed Jafaru Cleared

  1. Sen. Baba Kaka Bashir Garba Cleared 12.QS Mohammed Makinta Cleared 13. Hon. Babagana Tijjani Cleared 14. Adamu Alhaji Lawan Cleared 15. Mai Sherrif Cleared 16. Hon. Abba Jato Cleared 17. Attom Magira Tom Cleared 18. Umar Alkali Cleared 19. H.E. Baba Ahmed Jidda Cleared 20. Idris Mamman Gatumbwa Cleared 21. Sen. Abubakar Kyari Cleared;

Gombe State 1. Mohammed Jibrin Barde Cleared 2. Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Cleared 3. Mohammadu Inuwa Yahaya Cleared 4. Kamisu Ahmed Mailan Cleared 5. Umaru Kwairanga Cleared 6. Abubakar Muazu Hassan Cleared 7. Umar Farouk Musa Cleared 8. Sen. Idris Audu Umar Cleared 9. Aliyu Haidar Abubakar Cleared;

Taraba State 1. H.E. Sani Abubakar Danladi Cleared 2. Sen. Joel Danlami Ikenya Cleared 3. Garba Umar-UTC Cleared 4. Prof. Mohammed Sanni Yahaya Cleared 5. Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama Cleared 6. Aliyu Omar, MON Cleared 7. Chief Ezekiel Afunkuyo Cleared 8. Chief David Sabo Kente Cleared 9. Mohammed Tumba Ibrahim Cleared 10. Barr. Kabiru Umaru, Esq. Cleared 11. Aliyu Omar, MON Cleared 12. Sen. Hajia Aisha Alhassan Not Cleared;

Yobe 1. Hon. Mai Mala Buni Cleared 2. Umar Ali Kromchi Cleared 3. Hon. Sidi Yakubu Cleared 4. Ali Kolomi Cleared 5. Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai.

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