As 2 governorship candidates emerge in Imo APC, party’s national leadership suspends primaries indefinitely

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– The National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC says the governorship primaries of the party in Imo is suspended

– The APC leadership says the suspension is indefinite

– The party also announces that former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, was not cleared for the Senate

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the evening of Tuesday, October 2, in Abuja suspended the governorship primaries held in Imo state indefinitely.

Yekini Nabena, the acting national publicity secretary of the APC, said this in a statement.

“The Imo state governorship primaries have been suspended indefinitely,” Nabena said in the statement.

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The spokesperson, in a separate statement, also said that Suleiman Abba, former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), was not cleared by the party to contest the Jigawa South senatorial district primaries.

“The NWC of the APC has not cleared former Inspector-General of Police, Barr Suleiman Abba, to contest the party’s Jigawa South senatorial district primaries.

“Suleiman Abba’s name was erroneously included in the list of NWC-cleared aspirants,” he said as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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The report also said that the APC senatorial primaries come up on Wednesday, October 3, across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state declared Jide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.

According to him, Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who reportedly had 72,901 votes.

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