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Osun West Bye-Election: APC NWC Upturns Hussain’s Disqualification


The All Progressives Congress has reversed the disqualification of Senator Mudashiru Hussain by its screening committee charged with conducting primaries for those contesting for the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election.

The decision to upturn Hussain’s disqualification was taken at an emergency meeting of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC held at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Monday.

Hussain, who is a former commissioner in Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s cabinet, was earlier disqualified by the screening committee for allegedly failing to resign his appointment within the stipulated 30 days before seeking to pick the party ticket in the forthcoming bye-election.

By this decision, the aspirant has been cleared to contest alongside others in the party’s senatorial primary election scheduled to hold on Wednesday.

None of the party leaders agreed to speak on the record after the meeting.

However, a source who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media said, “We have simply done the needful.

 “We looked at the facts and reviewed evidence which were probably not at the disposal of the screening committee at the time it took its earlier decision before arriving at this decision. We are a party of rules and regulations.”

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