Gov Primary: APC Stops Shittu, Mama Taraba, Clears Ambode and 69 others

 

By Ayo Kehinde

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress,APC, has released the list of governorship aspirants cleared by the Governorship Aspirants Screening Committee of the party for the Saturday, September 29 primaries to be conducted in 26 states chapters across the country.

Apart from Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau State, who is the sole candidate in his state and Governor Bagudu Atiku whose candidature is certain following the non-clearance of Ibrahim Mera, an aspirant, the other 24 states where the party holds sway in addition to Ekiti, Osun, Edo and Ondo where elections will not hold, have aspirants challenging the incumbent or as in Imo state, seeking to succeed the incumbent.

Nasarawa state has the largest number of aspirants at 21, followed by Zamfara with 12. Jigawa has the lowest number with two aspirants including the current governor, Abubakar Badaru, who is seeking a second term.

Except for Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu who was not cleared to contest because of he has no NYSC discharge certificate, the party did not gave reasons for the non-clearance of other aspirants such as Mera in Kebbi, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, Mama Taraba, Chief Osiobe Eric Okorotie in Delta, Barrister Ejikeme Ugwu in Enugu and Danladi Anyulu Anza-Halilu in Nasarawa.

Bello is the cleared list of contestants:

 

SOUTH SOUTH

Akwa Ibom State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Obong Nsima Ekere Cleared
2. Sen. John Akpan Udoedeghe, Phd Cleared
3. Dan Abia, Esq. Cleared
4. Dr. Edet Okon Efretui Cleared

 

Delta State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Prof. Pat Utomi Cleared
2. Dr. (Hon). Cairo Ojugbo Cleared
3. Rt. (Hon.) Victor Ochei, Esq. Cleared
4. Chief Great Ovdje Ogboru Cleared
5. Chief Osiobe Eric Okotie Not Cleared

 

Cross River State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Pastor Usani Uguru Usani Cleared
2. Sen. John Owan Enoh Cleared
3. High Chief Edem Duke Cleared
4. John Upan Odey Cleared
5. Prof. Nyong Eyo Cleared

 

Rivers State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Tonye Cole Cleared
2. Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe Cleared
3. Dumo Lulu Briggs Cleared
4. Dr. Dawari George Cleared

 

SOUTH EAST

Abia State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Dr. Uche Ogah, OON Cleared
2. High Chief Ikechi Emenike Cleared
3. H.E. Comrade Chris Akomas Cleared
4. Rt. Hon. Martins Azubuike, Esq. Cleared
5. Barr. Friday Nwosu, Esq. Cleared
6. Prince Amb. Okey Emuchay Cleared
7. Prince Paul Ikonne Cleared

 

Ebonyi State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Sen. Sunny Ogbuoji Cleared
2. Arc. Dr. Edward Nkweagu Cleared
3. Sen. Emmanuel Agboti Cleared
4. Obasi Ogbonnaya Obasi Cleared
5. Hon. Kelechi Chima Cleared
6. Engr. Paul Okorie Cleared
7. Comrade Christain Cleared
8. Chief Austine Igwe Edeze Cleared
9. Prof. Benard Odoh Cleared

 

Enugu State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Sen. Ayogu Eze Cleared
2. Barr. Ifeanyi Nwaoga, Esq. Cleared
3. Akubue Augustine Cleared
4. Ben Eche Cleared
5. Barr. George Ogara, Esq. Cleared
6. Barr. Ejikeme Ugwu, Esq Not Cleared

 

Imo State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Sen. Hope Uzodinma Cleared
2. Hon. Uche Nwosu Cleared
3. H.E. Prince Eze Madumere Cleared
4. Sir Jude Ejiogu Cleared
5. Barr. Chima Anozie Cleared
6. Dr. Chris Emenike Nlemoha Cleared
7. Sir Eche George Ezenna Cleared
8. Chukwudi Celestine Ololo Cleared
9. Air Commodore Peter Gbujie Cleared

 

SOUTH WEST

Lagos State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Akinwunmi Ambode Cleared
2. Dr. Kadir Obafemi Hamzat Cleared
3. Jide Sanya-Olu Cleared

 

Oyo State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Niyi Akintola, SAN Cleared
2. H.E. Christopher Alao Akala Cleared
3. Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe Cleared
4. Dr. Olusola Ayandele, PhD Cleared
5. Dr. Owolabi Babalola Cleared
6. Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntun Cleared
7. Adebayo Adekola Adelabu Cleared
8. Hon. Barr. Adebayo Shittu, Esq Not Cleared (No NYSC Certificate)

 

Ogun State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Jimi Lawal Cleared
2. Dapo Abiodun Cleared
3. Hon. Bimbo Abiodun Cleared
4. H.E. Sen. Adegbenga Kaka Cleared
5. Hon. Kunle Akinlade Cleared
6. Abayomi Semako Koroto Hunye Cleared

 

NORTH WEST

Jigawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Abubakar Badaru Cleared
2. Alh. Hashim Ubale Cleared

 

 

Katsina State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Rt.Hon. Aminu Masari Cleared
2. Abubakar Ismaila Isa Cleared
3. Garba Sani Dankani Cleared

 

Kebbi State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Atiku Bagudu Cleared
2. Ibrahim Mohammed Mera, OON Not Cleared

 

Sokoto State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Abbakar Abdullahi Gumbi Cleared
2. Hon. Farouk Malami Yabo Cleared
3. Ahmed Aliyu Cleared
4. Sen. Abubakar Umar Gada Cleared

 

Zamfara State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Dauda Lawal Cleared
2. Mukhtar Idris Shehu Cleared
3. Brig. Gen. Mansur Ali Cleared
4. H.E. Hon. Ustaz Ibrahim Mohammed Wakala Cleared
5. Sen. Kabiru Marafa Cleared
6. H.E. Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi Cleared
7. Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji Cleared
8. Engr. Abubakar Magaji Cleared
9. Mohammed Sagir Hamidu Cleared

 

NORTH CENTRAL

Benue State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Dr. Hon. Emmanuel Jime Cleared
2. Titus T. Zam Cleared
3. Akange Audu Cleared
4. Arc. Aema Achado Cleared
5. Benjamin Tilley Adanyi Cleared
6. Micheal Iordye, mni Cleared

 

Nasarawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Sule Audu Cleared
2. H.E. Silas Agara Cleared
3. Hon Aliyu Wadada Cleared
4. Zakari Idde Cleared
5. Hassan M. Liman, SAN Cleared
6. Mohammed Musa Maikaya Cleared
7. Arc. Shehu Tukur Cleared
8. Dauda Shuaibu Kigbu Cleared
9. Dr. James Angbazo Cleared
10. Hon. Jafar Mohammed Ibrahim  Cleared
11. Danladi Envulu-Anza Halilu Not Cleared

 

Niger State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Alh. Sani Bello Cleared
2. Abubakar Mamma Jiya Maaji Not Cleared

 

 

Plateau State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, Esq. Cleared

 

NORTH EAST

Adamawa State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla Cleared
2. Nuhu Ribadu Cleared
3. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed Cleared

 

Bauchi State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Cleared
2. Dr. Ali Pate Cleared
3. Captain Bala Jibrin Cleared
4. Dr. Yakubu Lame Cleared

 

Borno State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Kashim Imam Cleared
2. Prof. Babagana Umaru Cleared
3. Gambo Lawan Cleared
4. Mustapha Baba Shehu Cleared
5. Hon. Umaru Kumalia Cleared
6. Muhammad Aba Lima Cleared
7.. Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, Esq. Cleared
8. H.E. Adamu Dibal Cleared
9. Mustapha Fannarambe Cleared
10. Mohammed Jafaru Cleared
11. Sen. Baba Kaka Bashir Garba Cleared
12. QS Mohammed Makinta Cleared
13. Hon. Babagana Tijjani Cleared
14. Adamu Alhaji Lawan Cleared
15. Mai Sherrif Cleared
16. Hon. Abba Jato Cleared
17. Attom Magira Tom Cleared
18. Umar Alkali Cleared
19. H.E. Baba Ahmed Jidda Cleared
20. Idris Mamman Gatumbwa Cleared
21. Sen. Abubakar Kyari Cleared

 

 

 

 

 

Gombe State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Mohammed Jibrin Barde Cleared
2. Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Cleared
3. Mohammadu Inuwa Yahaya Cleared
4. Kamisu Ahmed Mailan Cleared
5. Umaru Kwairanga Cleared
6. Abubakar Muazu Hassan Cleared
7. Umar Farouk Musa Cleared
8. Sen. Idris Audu Umar Cleared
9. Aliyu Haidar Abubakar Cleared

 

Taraba State

S/N NAME DECISION
1. H.E. Sani Abubakar Danladi Cleared
2. Sen. Joel Danlami Ikenya Cleared
3. Garba Umar-UTC Cleared
4. Prof. Mohammed Sanni Yahaya Cleared
5. Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama Cleared
6.. Aliyu Omar, MON Cleared
7. Chief Ezekiel Afunkuyo Cleared
8. Chief David Sabo Kente Cleared
9. Mohammed Tumba Ibrahim Cleared
10. Barr. Kabiru Umaru, Esq. Cleared
11. Aliyu Omar, MON Cleared
12. Sen. Hajia Aisha Alhassan Not Cleared

 

Yobe

S/N NAME DECISION
1. Hon. Mai Mala Buni Cleared
2. Umar Ali Kromchi Cleared
3. Hon. Sidi Yakubu Cleared
4. Ali Kolomi Cleared
5. Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai