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S U N D A Y E D I T I O N Herbal, Herbal, Coal City, CITYFILE 8 SPECIAL REPORT 28 Everywhere Enugu, In Need Of Overhaul COVER 17 Amaechi/ NJC Face-off Deepens BUSINESS 37 PAAR Regime Causes Delay, Confusion In Goods Clearance TheGuardian Conscience, Nurtured by Truth Sunday, April 6, 2014 Vol. 30, No. 12,883 Omisore Wins Osun Guber Ticket N300 Keeping Fit... From Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo ENATOR Iyiola Omisore has Sthebeen declared winner in Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital yesterday. Omisore, who had been touted as a leading contestant among four others who showed interest in the ticket of the party, scored 1,128 votes out of 1,280 delegates accredited for the election from the 30 local government areas of the state. Coming far behind Omisore in the keenly contested election was a former Minister of Youth Development, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, who scored 35 votes and a former chairman of the House Committee on Defence in the House of Representatives, Hon. Oluwole Oke, who scored five votes. The fourth aspirant, Senator CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 From right, former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu; Governor Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his Deputy, Mrs. Titi Loaye-Tomori; Deputy Speaker Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Akintunde Adegboye and others, during the 15th edition of Walk to Live at Origbo Community High School, Ipetumodu, Osun State… yesterday. Poor Logistics, Controversies Mar APC’s Ward Congresses By Kamal Tayo Oropo (Lagos), Abiodun Fagbemi (Ilorin) and Charles Coffie Gyamfi (Abeokuta) with Agency Report • Exercise Postponed In Adamawa, Plateau, FCT, Others • Contention In Ogun, Lagos • Kwara, Kano Adopt Consensus Deal F yesterday’s planned Iofnationwide ward congress the All Progressive First, it was a “rumour” that the congress would not hold. This was dispelled by interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Then followed postponement in several Congress (APC) held any symbolism, it could suggest the party needs to work harder to get things right. states due to problems of logistics. As a result, the exercise did not go ahead as planned in Adamawa, Plateau, Katsina, Bauchi States, and in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mohammed said there was no truth to rumours that the party’s congress, scheduled to hold nationwide yesterday had been postponed. In a statement issued in London, yesterday, he said the con- gress would go nationwide, as planned. He said: “We urge our members to ignore the wild rumours on the postponement, which is another attempt by the enemies of democracy to sabotage the party’s monumental progress.” The party, in Adamawa, how- ever, postponed the congresses due to late arrival of materials. The interim state Committee Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Salihu BabaAhmed, made this known in an interview with NAN in Yola, yesterday. “Materials were brought CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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