APC Names Seven-member Committee to Screen Anambra Governorship Aspirants

APC Names Seven-member Committee to Screen Anambra Governorship Aspirants
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APC Names Seven-member Committee to Screen Anambra Governorship Aspirants

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editorJune 10, 2021 3:42 Am

Adedayo Akinwale


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a seven-member Screening Committee for the party’s 2021 Anambra State governorship aspirants.



The National Secretary of the party, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, in a statement issued yesterday said committee is expected to conduct the screening exercise in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution and guidelines for the nomination of candidates.


He said: “The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has approved the appointment of a seven-member Screening Committee for the party’s 2021 Anambra State governorship aspirants.”



Akpanudoedehe said the committee has Chief Ikechi Emenike as its chairman; Hon. Augustine Utuk as secretary, while Hon. Eugene Odo, Prof. Ben Angwe, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, Mr. Ahmed Aliyu, and Prof. Adeolu Akande are members.


He noted that the committee would be inaugurated today at the APC national secretariat in Abuja by 2:00p.m.



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Police Confirm Death of 18 Persons in Jigawa Auto Crash

editorJune 10, 2021 3:42 Am

Tragedy struck along Birninkudu-Kano road in Birninkudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State yesterday following an auto crash, which claimed the lives of 18 persons.


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Acting spokesman of Jigawa State Police Command, ASP Lawan Shisu, told journalists yesterday that the incident occurred at about 6:30 a.m., close to Alu Farms.


According to him, the two vehicles that were involved in the mishap had a head-on collision which resulted in a fire outbreak.


He said that 12 of the passengers were burnt beyond recognition while six of them died on the spot.

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The PPRO however added that only one of the drivers of the vehicles survived the accident, saying he is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birninkudu.


He also said that the remains of the deceased were deposited at the FMC mortuary.


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“Today, being June 9, 2021, at about 0630HRS close to Alu Farms Birninkudu LGA, two hummer buses had a head-on collision which resulted in the outbreak of fire.


“Twelve persons were burnt to death and their remains couldn’t be identified. A mass burial has been conducted for their remains.


“Six others died instantly while their remains were taken to FMC mortuary. But a driver survived the accident with a fracture on his leg,’’ Shisu said.


The police spokesman said that investigation into the accident was ongoing.



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