APC Confirms 28 Presidential Forms Bought, 25 Submitted, Sold 133 in Gubernatorial
National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Felix Morka, yesterday, clarified that presidential nomination forms sold by the ruling party were 28, while 133 forms were purchased by governorship aspirants.
Morka said as of yesterday, 25 of the 28 presidential forms sold had been returned, but he could not ascertain how many out of the 133 gubernatorial forms were returned. On the extension of APC’s primaries and the use of Eagle Square, Abuja, for the exercise, he denied any attempt to bully the opposition.
Morka, who spoke at The Morning Show on Arise News Channel, explained, “For presidential, we had 28 aspirants purchase forms for the office of president, of which 25 were returned and submitted and three were not. Now, for governorship, we have 133 forms purchased, however, I don’t have the exact figures of those who have returned.” Morka said APC was yet to zone its presidential ticket.
I’ll congratulate any party that wins 2023 presidency – Buhari’s aide Onochie
Ms Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said she cares less about the zoning of the 2023 presidency as long as it produces a credible and patriotic leader. This is even as she said that she would congratulate the winner whether he emerges from the ruling All Progressive Congress or the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Anybody that the APC or PDP presents that wins the election, I will congratulate the person
“I don’t care where the next president comes from as long he is somebody who loves the nation as much as I do,” she said. The presidential aide was dropped from Buhari’s nomination list as a National Commissioner representing Delta State at the Independent National Electoral Commission and replaced with Mrs May Agbamuche Mbu following outrage from Nigerians over her alleged partisan politics.
Her nomination was subsequently rejected by the Senate on the grounds that it flouted the principle of federal character. Onochie opened up to our correspondent in a telephone interview a year after she was left in the cold that she would not begrudge anybody. While lamenting that Nigerians are hard to please, Onochie recalled that she was merely vilified for telling the world the truth.