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Breaking: Governors’ Disagreement Forces APC To Postpone NEC Meeting

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The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scheduled earlier for tommorow Tuesday, March 17, has been postponed.

Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this after the government met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Bagudu said President Buhari was pleased to endorse the suggestion to postpone the NEC meeting.

READ ALSO: Aggrieved APC Members Vow To Pull Out

Vanguard reliably gathered that the governors’ disagreement forced the indefinite suspension of the NEC meeting.

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JUST IN: Obi Speaks On Preferred Running Mate

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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Wednesday, opened up on his choice of running mate, saying he preferred a younger person as vice-presidential candidate.

The former Anambra State governor stated this while featuring on Arise TV Morning Show.

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He added that he prefers a younger person who has something to offer to complement his ticket rather than recycling old hands who had been in the government before now.

READ ALSO: Peter Obi: Kwankwaso A Bigot, Atiku, Tinubu Expired – Group

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Finally, Edo Assembly Passes LG Autonomy Bill

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Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) has passed the Local Government Autonomy Bill, initiated by the National Assembly for the consideration of the other 36 state assemblies.

At plenary, the Edo Assembly, while considering the fifth alteration of 44 bill transmission of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, resolved into the Committee of the whole as moved by Hon. Okhuarobo and seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Roland Asoro.

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Recall that the Edo State House of Assembly had, on two previous attempts, voted against Local Government Autonomy in 2012 and 2018 respectively.

READ ALSO: Mischief-makers Creating Wrong Narrative About Edo Assembly Crisis – Govt

Members dissected each altered bill one after the other and arrived at a unanimous decision to pass the amendment bill.

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The Speaker, Hon Marcus Onobun, thereafter, requested that clean copies of the Resolution be sent to relevant agencies.

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Why Obi, Kwankwaso Alliance Talks Collapsed – Okupe

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The Labour Party temporary Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Doyin Okupe, said the LP/NNPP alliance talks had collapsed.

Speaking on Channels Television Politics Today programme, Okupe said the merger failed because Kwankwaso of the NNPP insisted on being the presidential flagbearer even when a northern Muslim of same North-West geo-political zone, President Muhammadu Buhari, is about to complete eight years in office.

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He said during coalition talks he had asked the NNPP leadership if it was fair to field Kwankwaso, a northerner, of which the NNPP leadership said there was nothing wrong with that.

Okupe revealed that LP is now looking at a young running mate of northern extraction.

READ ALSO: Peter Obi: Kwankwaso A Bigot, Atiku, Tinubu Expired – Group

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It was gathered that Senator Datti Baba Ahmed, 46, from Kaduna State may be picked as Obi’s running mate.

Senator Ahmed, who has four degrees including a PhD was a member of the House of Representatives (2003 and 2007), and was elected Senator (Kaduna North) in 2011 on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC. He is the founder and pro-Chancellor of Baze University.

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