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My expulsion won’t stand —Oyinlola

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja

MBATTLED former EPeoples national secretary of the Democratic Party

PROTEST…(L-r) Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, with APC National Chairman Chief Bisi Akanke, former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari and APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters, Abuja during their peaceful demonstration for the cancellation of Anambra State governorship election, in Abuja yesterday PHOTO: FRANCIS OJO

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•We can’t be intimidated —ASUU

APC leaders storm INEC office, insists Jega must go

JUDE OPARA, Abuja VER 5,000 members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday stormed the Abuja headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over what it termed as the


inability of the electoral body to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country. The party also called on INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega to immediately resign from office since it is obvious he cannot conduct

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PDP crisis: Reps meet Jonathan CHUKWU DAVID, Abuja ORRIED by the W lingering crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic

Party (PDP), leading to the defection of five of its Governors to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan with a view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis. The caucus at its closed door meeting said the meeting must be held in the next few days, but did Continues on Pg 6

Indigenous firms get 31 marginal oil fields

a free and credible election in the country. There were leaflets supporting the call for the INEC boss to go. The protest march which was actually triggered off by the outcome of the Continues on Pg 6

(PDP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has said that the recommendation of the Umaru Dikko-led Committee expelling him from the party, “will not stand”. According to him,“nobody can build something on nothing; falsehood on truth’’. Oyinlola who spoke through his Principal Secretary, Femi Adelagan, asserted that“the Disciplinary Committee does not exist by virtue of the fact that its composition was not

SOPURUCHI ONWUKA Government FsetEDERAL yesterday rolled out a of 31 marginal oil fields •Jega


for competitive bidding by indigenous companies, adding it would also adopt the National Integrated

Power Programme (NIPP) model in the planned privatization of the nation’s four refineries. The offer comes after key indigenous players have already committed to costly Continues on Pg 6

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