APC releases full list of governorship aspirants, disqualifies 2 ministers from seeking ticket

Reports from PREMIUM TIMES say that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has blocked two ministers from being governorship candidates in their states.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, and that of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, were disqualified by the screening committee of the APC.

Ms Alhassan seeks to govern Taraba on the APC platform while Mr Shittu seeks to govern Oyo State.

Although no reason was given for the failure to clear Mrs Alhassan, Mr Shittu was disqualified because he failed to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

The online paper had reported how Mr Shittu failed to carry out the mandatory one year of service.

The minister told the newspaper as well as other journalists that he refused to serve because he was elected a lawmaker after graduating from the university, a reason faulted by the NYSC.

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Mrs Alhassan was the governorship candidate of the party in the 2015 election.

The spokesperson of the APC, Yekini Nabena, released a list of all aspirants cleared to participate in the primary election slated for this Saturday.

In the list, the name of Mrs Alhassan was followed by a short remark; “Not Cleared”.

Although the statement did not provide details or reasons for the decision, Mrs Alhassan was caught on video last year telling former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that her loyalty is with him even if he is running against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Abubakar was in the APC before defecting to the opposition PDP and is one of the presidential aspirants in the party.

The leadership of the party had also recently replaced members of the State Working Committee of Taraba State with a new caretaker committee.

Most of those removed are loyal to Mrs Alhassan.

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
1. 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

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Tonye Cole Cleared
2. Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe Cleared
3. Dumo Lulu Briggs Cleared
4. Dr. Dawari George Cleared

SOUTH EAST

Abia State

 

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
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. Prof. Benard Odoh Cleared

Enugu State

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
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

SOUTH WEST

Lagos State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Akinwunmi Ambode Cleared
2. Dr. Kadir Obafemi Hamzat Cleared
3. Jide Sanya-Olu Cleared

Oyo State

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
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

NORTH WEST

Jigawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Abubakar Badaru Cleared
2. Alh. Hashim Ubale Cleared

Katsina State

 

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Rt.Hon. Aminu Masari Cleared
2. Abubakar Ismaila Isa Cleared
3. Garba Sani Dankani Cleared

Kebbi State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Atiku Bagudu Cleared
2. Ibrahim Mohammed Mera, OON Not Cleared

Sokoto State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Abbakar Abdullahi Gumbi Cleared
2. Hon. Farouk Malami Yabo Cleared
3. Ahmed Aliyu Cleared
4. Sen. Abubakar Umar Gada Cleared

Zamfara State

S/N NAME DECISION
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

NORTH CENTRAL

Benue State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Dr. Hon. Emmanuel Jime Cleared
2. Titus T. Zam Cleared
3. Akange Audu Cleared
4. Arc. Aema Achado Cleared
5. Benjamin Tilley Adanyi Cleared
6. Micheal Iordye, mni Cleared

Nasarawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Sani Bello Cleared
2. Abubakar Mamma Jiya Maaji Not Cleared

Plateau State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, Esq. Cleared

NORTH EAST

Adamawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla Cleared
2. Nuhu Ribadu Cleared
3. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed Cleared

Bauchi State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Cleared
2. Dr. Ali Pate Cleared
3. Captain Bala Jibrin Cleared
4. Dr. Yakubu Lame Cleared

Borno State

 

S/N NAME DECISION
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 Lima Cleared
7.. Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, Esq. Cleared
8. H.E. Adamu Dibal Cleared
9. Mustapha Fannarambe Cleared
10. Mohammed Jafaru Cleared
11. 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

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
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

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Hon. Mai Mala Buni Cleared
2. Umar Ali Kromchi Cleared
3. Hon. Sidi Yakubu Cleared
4. Ali Kolomi Cleared
5. Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai Withdrew

SIGNED

Mr. Yekini Nabena

Ag. National Publicity Secretary

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