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Vanguard Newspaper 31 August 2018

31082018 - 2019: APC opts for direct, indirect primary

The Law is supreme, Mr President PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari last Sunday, August 26, 2018 seriously ruffled the composure of patriots at the 2018 edition of the General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja when he asserted that his administration would continue to place the nation’s security and national interests above the rule of law. READ MORE ON PAGE 18 NATIONAL INTEREST VS RULE OF LAW Buhari's remarks on rule of law, playback of military rule — SOYINKA •National security, subject to rule of law, by Femi Falana (2) •PANDEF, NEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M-Belt leaders carpet Buhari •National interest can supercede individual rights — S-Court (1) SEE PAGES 3, 4, 8, & 44 ** VOL. 26: NO. 63627 FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018 2019: APC opts for direct, indirect primary elections •Presidential candidate coming through direct primary; 34 states go for indirect •Dogara absent at NEC meeting; •Defections mere dent on APC — BUHARI Troops protest: Arrested officers, soldiers, to face military justice – Buratai 4 APC responsible for Nigeria's low economic growth – ATIKU 14 SARS operatives to undergo counselling — Police 10 Restructuring: We’re back to the trenches – N-Delta militants 32 APC NEC MEETING From left: Chairman of All Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari, Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and others, during the APC National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan. SARAKI DECLARES President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, during his declaration to run for the Presidency in the 2019 elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, yesterday. Story on Page 14. COLUMNISTS: OWEI LAKEMFA 33 AZU 36 DONU 17 SEE INSIDE By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA — The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has opted for a combination of both the direct and indirect primary election as the mode of choosing candidates it will field for the 2019 general election. However, in choosing the presidential candidate, the party has adopted the direct primary election, while for Continues on Page 5 2019 Presidency: Tambuwal picks nomination form 12 Mr & Mrs

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