Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Thursday, May 26th 2022.
The PUNCH: Governorship primaries of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu, Abia, Borno, Taraba and Ogun states were on Wednesday characterised by violence, protests and withdrawal of aspirants. Prominent governorship aspirants including a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu; former Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Gilbert Nnaji; the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and the Abia State Deputy Governor, Chief Ude Oko-Chukwu, withdrew from the race.
The Guardian: Former governor of Anambra State and erstwhile presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, yesterday, resigned his membership of the party two days before its presidential primary.
Vanguard: Contrary to reports that immediate past president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, is out of the race for the presidential ticket of the ruling All progressives Congress, APC, because he did not submit his nomination form, Vanguard gathered yesterday that he is still in the race.
This Day: President Muhammadu Buhari, the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and African Bar Association (AFBA) have condemned the alleged killing recently of a pregnant woman, Harira Jubril, and her four children in Anambra State.
The Nation: Senate Minority Leader Eyinnaya Abaribe, former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and one-time Information Minister Labaran Maku were among the aggrieved governorship aspirants who withdrew from the race before the Peoples Democratic Party primaries began in their states yesterday.
Daily Trust: Ripples are trailing the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in states as results trickled in last night. Reports from our correspondents revealed that the exercise was relatively peaceful in most of the states, except for the reservations expressed by some of the aspirants who were edged out of the race.
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