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Masari Wins Katsina State Governorship Primary Election

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Masari Wins Katsina State Governorship Primary Election

Gov. Aminu Masari has emerged flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State for the 2019 election.

Announcing the result on Sunday in Katsina, the Chairman, APC Gubernatorial Primary Election in the state, Dr Isa Adamu, said that the election was contested by three aspirants.

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Adamu said that a total of 5,627 votes were cast during the primary election.

He said that Masari scored 5,562 votes to emerge winner during the election.

Adamu said that Alhaji Abubakar Ismail Funtua, got eight votes, while Alhaji Garba Dankane, had only one vote.

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He said that 56 votes were invalid.

In his acceptance speech, Gov. Masari thanked the delegates for re-electing him as the party candidate for 2019 election.

He assured delegates that he would try to ensure unity among party members for the progress of APC.

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Masari also urged those who lost in the contest to support the party candidates so as to ensure its victory in 2019 general elections.

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Falana Calls For Visa Ban, Prosecution Of El-Rufai For ‘Body Bags’ Threats

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Falana Says El-Rufai May Be Prosecuted For 'Body Bags' Threats

A sage in Nigeria’s legal profession, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, may be prosecuted at the end of his tenure for his threat of sending back in body bags foreigners who interfere with Nigeria’s elections.

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Falana was speaking at an event in Lagos honoring Beko Ransome-Kuti at the secratariat of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CDHR.  The activist lawyer has urged international communities to impose a visa ban on El-Rufai.

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He also said El-Rufai’s threat to attack and kill foreign election observers in Nigeria constitutes an infraction of the 2010 electoral act.

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‘Leaked’ Audio Is A Wilful Defamation, Tinubu Reacts To Vote-Buying Allegation

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'Leaked' Audio Is A Wilful Defamation, Tinubu Reacts To Vote Buying Allegation

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to leaked audio, where he was reportedly quoted as bargaining with electorates for their votes in exchange for money.  Tinubu says the audio is a wilful defamation.  He also said the perpetrators have crossed the line into the impermissible.

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The leaked audio sounded like Tinubu addressing a meeting of APC supporters in Lagos last week.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Tinubu said the audio was meant to paint him in a poor light.  He said in the statement that politics is an arena where mischief and exaggeration may not be the best craft but are permitted excesses of the trade.

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The statement said the leaked audio grossly mis-translates Tinubu’s statements to imply corruption and election malpractice.

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Friday Public Holiday Is To Prepare Nigerians To Exercise Franchise – Buhari

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Friday Public Holiday Is To Enable Franchise - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Friday a public holiday.  The president says this is for Nigerians to prepare for the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly election.

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Many had used last week’s similar work free day to travel to their home towns and villages where they are registered to vote.  The postponement of the election took everybody back to his work station.  Now that trip has to be made again if they are to exercise their franchise to vote in this election.

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