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General News of Friday, 10 March 2023


Big boost for PDP as 10 political parties collapse structure, endorse guber candidate in APC-controlled state

Senator Sandy Onor Senator Sandy Onor

What could be described as a big boost is the recent merger of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with opposition parties in Cross River, an All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled state.

This is as 10 political parties collapse their structures in support of Senator Sandy Onor, the PDP governorship candidate, PM News reports.

This development was confirmed through a statement issued by political parties under the auspices of the Coalition of Opposition Political Parties (COPPs) on Friday, March 10, in Calabar.

Ntami Esege, the COPPs chairman, stated that the decision to join forces with the PDP governorship candidate was made to assist him in taking the state to an enviable height.

In another report, Uba Sani, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 election in Kaduna state, has commented on the opposition permutations ahead of the poll.

Sani, the current senator representing Kaduna central under the APC, said he was not worried by the endorsement his closest rival, Isa Ashiru Kudan, the Peoples Democratic Party, got from political parties.

The senator disclosed this while featured on Arise TV interview and spoke about the chances of the APC winning the governorship election in the state.

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal in Abuja approved INEC's application to reconfigure the BVAS machines used for the 2023 presidential election.

A three-member panel of justices led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh gave the ruling.

The panel explained that the reconfiguration would enable the electoral body to conduct the March 11 governorship and state assembly elections.