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Amaechi, best among APC presidential candidates — Ndume

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The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has described the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the best among the presidential candidate aspiring to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2023.

The representative of Borno South Senatorial District said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme: “Politics Today.”

He said: “I am one of those who had asked Amaechi to run.

“I started it.

“That is my project.

“I was one of those who asked Amaechi to run because I feel at this critical time we need a Nigerian to run, not somebody who will run based on where he comes from or region, not somebody who is not experienced enough, and not somebody who does not have the pedigree, energy and intellect to run.

“In the APC, I feel the best candidate we can present is Amaechi.

“I don’t want to use the word that he is better than those who you listed.

“The best doesn’t mean others are not good enough.

“When you have very good people, then you pick the best.

“He is the best.”

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Ex-Deputy Governor defeats sitting senator for Ondo PDP ticket

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A former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has defeated a sitting senator, Nicholas Towofomo, for the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for Ondo South Senatorial District for the 2023 polls.

The former Deputy Governor performed the feat on Monday during the primaries of the PDP for the senatorial seat.

Ajayi scored 78 votes to beat Tofowomo who polled 74 votes.

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Ex-Gov. Dankwambo picks PDP Gombe North Senatorial ticket

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Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, former Gombe State Governor, has picked the Gombe North Senatorial District seat ticket to contest in 2023 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State.

The former Governor picked the ticket at the primaries of the PDP on Monday ahead of the 2023 general election.

Malam Habu Zarma, who was the Returning Officer, said Dankwambo picked the ticket following the withdrawal of the other two contestants: Bayero Nafada, former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives; and Hamma Saleh, a businessman.

The primary election was conducted at Gombe North Senatorial District, Malam-Sidi Kwami Local Government Area, which witnessed large turnout of supporters of all the aspirants.

Dankwambo is seeking to replace Saidu Alkali, the incumbent Senator representing the District.

Speaking shortly after the exercise, Jamilu Gwamna, who is a PDP governorship aspirant, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the poll, describing it as free, fair and credible.

Gwamma said that based on the outcome of the elections so far, there were indications that the remaining elections would be conducted in a free and fair manner.

The News Agency Nigeria reports that Gombe North Senatorial District consists of five LGAs: Gombe, Kwami, Dukku, Funakaye and Nafada.

NAN also reports that 144 delegates affirmed the candidature of Dankwambo.

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