APC Fixes Fresh Ekiti Primary For Friday As Fayose’s Deputy Clinches PDP Ticket Plus Other Newspaper Headlines Today

APC Fixes Fresh Ekiti Primary For Friday As Fayose’s Deputy Clinches PDP Ticket Plus Other Newspaper Headlines Today
  • PublishedMay 9, 2018

The coast seems to be clear for the two major political parties in the build-up to the July 14 Governorship Election in Ekiti State as the ruling party in the state, the PDP yesterday chose Prof Kolapo Olusola “Eleka”, the incumbent Deputy Governor as its flagbearer for the contest.

Meanwhile, in the other party, moves are on to pacify the 33 aspirants to allow for a free and fairer election on Friday to settle the inconclusive primaries of the opposition, All Progressives Congress.

The PUNCH, NATION, TRIBUNE make the story their lead with the report that  some South-West chieftains of the APC under the leadership of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, held a meeting with the Ekiti State APC governorship aspirants in a bid to seek a common ground on the rescheduled party primary election.

The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Lagos State Government Lodge Annex in Abuja on Tuesday night. After the first round of talks which lasted for more than two hours, Chief Bisi Akande stepped out of the hall of the meeting closely followed by Tinubu said the party leaders were mandated by the aspirants to meet and come back with a decision.

THE GUARDIAN and DAILY INDEPENDENT take their headlines from the Nigerian Senate with the caption “Senate Summons Security Chiefs Over Illegal Arms.” The lawmakers blamed the situation on negligence by government agencies tasked with controlling how individuals and corporate entities acquire firearms. Consequently, the Senate mandated its committee on Intelligence and National Security to probe the remote and immediate causes of the problem.

VANGUARD has its front page story as APC Congresses Fallout: Buhari’s men at each other’s throats with the riders OYO: Shittu Tackles Ajimobi; EKITI: Ojudu Blasts Fayemi; Ngige Takes On Nwoye in ANAMBRA; Emerhor, Omo-Agege Differ in DELTA.

DAILY SUN writes that Boko Haram Not Defeated, Says UN with the rider Nigeria Becoming Failed State – PFN while 2019 Polls: Sultan to Muslims: Get Your PVCs, Vote Competent Leaders; says Islamic Ummah yet to decide on Buhari as Northern Elders Express Worries Over Tension interests the NEW TELEGRAPH Newspaper.

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