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Breaking: Ikimi Quits APC, Rejects BOT Nomination


Former National Chairman of the National Republican Council (NRC) and Chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tom Ikimi has reportedly rejected his last week nomination into the party’s 74 member Board of Trustees (BOT) and left the party.


Chief Tom Ikimi

Ikimi was reported to have turned down the nomination without giving any specific reason.

Speculations were rife last week that the former foreign Affairs Minister was likely to dump APC and cross over to his old fold – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) owing to his grudges with the leadership of the opposition party.

Chief Ikimi is held bent on leaving APC and declaration to that effect African Examiner’s findings have revealed will be made soon.

It would be recalled Chief Ikimi was the only aspirant who declined to step down, despite pressure to do so for the incumbent National Chairman and his Edo kinsman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun at the party’s last national convention mid June this year.

Among the aspirants who backed out of the APC national Chairmanship race then was the sacked Bayelsa state Governor, Timipreye Silva.

Other members of BOT are: former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila, Aminu Bello Masari, Silva and others.

APC Presidential primaries have been scheduled for October 2014.



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