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JUST IN: Atiku, PDP finally  file petition against APC, INEC, challenging Buhari’s reelection

JUST IN: Atiku, PDP finally file petition against APC, INEC, challenging Buhari’s reelection

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Nineteen days after the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23, presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his party have finally filed petition challenging Buhari’s re-election. Atiku and his party are challenging Buhari’s reelection on the grounds of alleged massive riggings, malpractices and non compliance substantially with the electoral laws. In the filed petition this evening, main part of the prayers was for Atiku to be declared winner of the February 23 presidential election. Also, they prayed alternatively that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) nullify the poll and order for a fresh election that will be co
JUST IN: 15 lawmakers dump PDP, join APC

JUST IN: 15 lawmakers dump PDP, join APC

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No fewer than 15 serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councillors in Kwara, on Monday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Governorship and State Assembly Elections. The defectors, who were drawn from five out 16 local government areas of the state, said they defected to the APC in the interest of the masses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they were elected on the platform of PDP in November 2017. Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Hon Suleiman Taoheed representing Ajanaku Ward in Moro Local Government Area, explained that the current PDP administration in Kwara had failed. “We are tired of lies and poor performance of the incumbent administration in the state and as a result, we cannot be left behind in building better and brigh
We Are Sacking Okowa As Delta Gov. On Saturday – President Buhari

We Are Sacking Okowa As Delta Gov. On Saturday – President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take-over the affairs of Delta state after the forthcoming governorship election in the state. This, he said, was going by the achievements of the party in the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari made the declaration yesterday at the PTI Conference Centre, Effurun, Uvwie council area of the state when he addressed a congregation of the party’s stakeholders and other stakeholders of the state, including traditional rulers. The President, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, also assured the stakeholders that the federal government would ensure there is adequate security during next Saturday’s elections to address concerns about rigging and other elect
JUST IN: PDP Lost 15 Key Members To APC Ahead Of March 9 election

JUST IN: PDP Lost 15 Key Members To APC Ahead Of March 9 election

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No fewer than 15 serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councillors in Kwara, on Monday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Governorship and State Assembly Elections. The defectors, who were drawn from five out 16 local government areas of the state, said they defected to the APC in the interest of the masses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they were elected on the platform of PDP in November 2017. Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Hon Suleiman Taoheed representing Ajanaku Ward in Moro Local Government Area, explained that the current PDP administration in Kwara had failed. “We are tired of lies and poor performance of the incumbent administration in the state and as a result, we cannot be left behind in building better and brighter
Nigerians backs Atiku’s decision to challenge Presidential election’s result in court

Nigerians backs Atiku’s decision to challenge Presidential election’s result in court

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Mr Dickson Iroegbu, the spokesperson of a political pressure group, the Better Nigeria Group (BNG), says the group supports the decision of Atiku Abubakar, the defeated PDP presidential candidate, to challenge the outcome of the Feb. 23 presidential election in court.  Iroegbu disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja. He said the group’s support was taken following hours of deliberation and consultation with stakeholders and sampling of opinions of Nigerians on the election. roegbu said that the decision of Abubakar to go to court was not just about him but for Nigerians who voted for him in the election. He said that the alleged irregularities, if allowed to stand unchallenged, would affect the country’s democracy. “We therefore wish to support the
BREAKING… PDP petitions UN over alleged military killings, illegal roles

BREAKING… PDP petitions UN over alleged military killings, illegal roles

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has petitioned the United Nations against the military over its role in the last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections across the country. It would be recalled that the main opposition party had alleged of intimidation, harrassment, killings and suppression against the electorate particularly in the PDP strongholds. PDP, therefore, accused the military of direct involvement in the country’s election and, in effect, abetted the elements of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the said polls in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the party’s emergency meeting of the PDP’s expanded National caucus in Abuja. Also, Ologbondiyan
Despite Killing Of Christians And Liya Sharibu Still Not Found, CAN Congratulates Buhari In Praise

Despite Killing Of Christians And Liya Sharibu Still Not Found, CAN Congratulates Buhari In Praise

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to run an inclusive government this time, Despite the Killing of Christians and burning of several churches in the northern part of the country. CAN also snubs Liya Sharibu, the christian girl that refused to accept Islam because of her faithfulness to Christ. It Is unfortunate that Can did not made mention of this girl and the people killed in the north in the letter addressed to Buhari. Buhari was re-elected in the February 23 election, defeating Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had since rejected the outcome of the election. In a letter to the president dated March 1, 2019, the northern CAN said Buhari’s victory at t
I’ve sacked Adams Oshiomhole, I founded APC – Okorocha

I’ve sacked Adams Oshiomhole, I founded APC – Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he has sacked Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for anti-party activities. Reacting to his suspension from the ruling party by the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole, Okorocha said the chairman lacked the power to suspend him. He said as a founder of the APC, he could say authoritatively that Oshiohmole was involved in anti-party activities. He spoke on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television. “I just heard from media reports that I have been suspended from the party (APC). I think Adams is seeking for relevance and attention,” he said. “He doesn’t have such powers to remove somebody without following due process. I think Adams is the biggest player of
GOV. ELECTIONS: PDP Reveals Next Line Of Action

GOV. ELECTIONS: PDP Reveals Next Line Of Action

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Following the outcome of the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed its strategy for upcoming governorship election in several states. Following the outcome of the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed its strategy for upcoming governorship election in several states. Francis Orogu, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state said the party had told members to protect their votes to prevent manipulation. He stressed that PDP would use every legal means to recover its mandate and make sure that it comes out victorious in the Governorship and State Assembly polls on March 9. He said this while addressing a news conference in Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, shortly a...
JUST IN: APC suspends Amosun, Okorocha, they may be expel later

JUST IN: APC suspends Amosun, Okorocha, they may be expel later

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he national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Ibikunle Amosu and Rochas Okorocha, governors of Ogun and Imo states receptively, from the party, TheCable can report. The NWC has also recommended their expulsion from APC to the national executive committee (NEC). The decisions were taken at the NWC meeting on Friday afternoon in Abuja where allegations of “anti-party activities” were levelled the governors. Amosun and Okorocha were both elected senators on the platform of APC on Saturday but they are backing different candidates for the March 2 governorship election. More to follow…