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Umahi, Anyichuks, others make INEC final list

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the name of Governor David Umahi as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ebonyi South Senatorial zone.

According to the INEC list, Umahi made the list on court order.

Recall that Governor Umahi had been in court with Mrs Ann Nwanyibuife Agom-Eze over who becomes the authentic candidate to represent APC in the Ebonyi South Senatorial zone.

Others that made the list are Linus Abba Okorie for the Labour Party (LP), and Senator Ama Nnachi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Others include Egwu Reuben Uche, (AA), Akpanwaze Macson Innocent (ADC), Eleje Ifeanyi Inya, (APGA), Leo Ogbonna Idam (NNPP), Ibeabuchi Levi Ajah NRM and Kelechi Nnachi Ulohuo (SDP).

In Ebonyi North, Senator Samuel Ominyi Egwu made the PDP senatorial candidate while Onyekachi Nwebonyi made that of the APC and Enigwe Anslem Okwy made the list for Labour Party (LP).

In Ebonyi Central, Lazarus Ogbe made the PDP senatorial candidate for Ebonyi Central, Kenneth Eze Emeke for APC, Onwe Uzor Emmanuel for APGA and Nwuruku Lawrence made it for the Labour Party (LP).

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It was gathered that in the House of Representatives, all Ifeanyi Odii lineup made the list as the Peoples Democratic Party candidates.

Recall that Senator Obinna Ogba, a few days ago, while addressing his supporters at his campaign office after the Supreme Court affirmed Odii as the Gubernatorial candidate, said all the National Assembly recognised and sent to INEC are from his lineups.

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Newlyweds join Peter Obi’s Abuja rally after wedding ceremony

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Desmond Adamson and his newly wedded wife Blessing took Nigerians by surprise after they showed up at the Labour Party rally in Abuja minutes after pledging their wedding vows.

According to a video making rounds on social media, Mr Adamson, an ardent supporter of Peter Obi, presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, adorned a wine coloured tuxedo alongside his wife who was dressed in a white overflowing gown, holding a bouquet of flowers amid other loyalists at the rally on Saturday.

Addressing the mammoth crowd who convened at Unity Fountain in Abuja, Mr Adamson reiterated his support for Mr Obi, he said he and his partner both agreed to join the rally immediately after their wedding ceremony.

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“Knowing that today, which is my wedding, happens to also be the day for the Obidient movement, I told myself that after church, I and my partner will come straight to join the rally too,” said the bridegroom, beaming with smiles.

His wife on the other hand, asserted she wanted to raise their children in a country devoid of hardship and insecurity, which prompted her decision to join the rally after her wedding.

“We want to have kids in a country that is free from violence, insecurity, free from poverty and hardship. That is why I said I must be here today to lend my support to the Obidient movement,” said the newly wedded wife.

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Mr Obi acknowledged their support and congratulated the newlyweds in a tweet Saturday evening.

“Salute and congratulations to this newly wedded couple in Abuja, whose special day coincided with the Obidient Family March in Abuja; and they marched too!

“Wishing you both a blissful and happy married life and children, who will grow up in a united, secure and productive Nigeria,” tweeted the Labour Party presidential candidate.

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Thousands rally in Abuja as Peter Obi’s campaign ramps up momentum across Nigeria

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Thousands of Nigerians trooped out on Saturday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to demonstrate their support for Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

Mr Obi’s supporters are currently marching fromUnity Fountain to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and subsequently City Gate in the country’s capital Abuja.

Some prominent public figures that featured in the rally being held on September 24 in the FCT include Ken Asogwa and human rights lawyer Abdul Mahmud.

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Since clinching the Labour Party’s presidential ticket, Mr Obi’s support groups have organised marches in several states across the country.

Amidst the growing momentum for Mr Obi’s presidential bid, the political establishment across party lines has tried to undermine possible results, with many insinuating that the newly reawakened worker’s party does not have the “structure” to win at the polls.

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Buhari told Tinubu to remove Osinbajo’s name from APC campaign council: Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari directed that his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, should not be included in the APC presidential campaign council.

This followed reactions that triggered the absence of Mr Osinbajo from the list of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council.

The vice-president contested the ticket of the All Progressives Congress presidential primary in June against Mr Tinubu, who is presumed to be his political benefactor.

“Nothing can be farther from the facts. For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr. President has SPECIFICALLY directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government,” Mr Keyamo said.

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The junior labour minister in the Buhari-led regime, who also doubles as the spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign council, revealed this in a statement Saturday.

On Friday, the APC released a list of 422-member Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) ahead of the commencement of the party’s 2023 presidential campaign.

In the list sighted by Peoples Gazette, Mr Buhari is expected to head the campaign council. Mr Osinbajo was the only high-profile member of the ruling APC not listed.

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In an attempt to justify the controversial list with the non-inclusion of Mr Osinbajo, Mr Keyamo explained that it would be wrong for all the key functionaries of government in the Buhari regime to abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.

“Our candidates and the leadership of the APC have also indicated that the list is not sacrosanct as there may be periodic review of it as circumstances dictate.

“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs,” Mr Keyamo added.

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