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JUST IN: Buhari speaks on Adams Oshiomhole’s leadership in APC

JUST IN: Buhari speaks on Adams Oshiomhole’s leadership in APC

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President Muhammadu Buhari has joined all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in felicitating with the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole on his 67th birthday. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, on Friday, added that after many years of serving as labour leader, Oshiomhole has brought what he described as “new dynamism” into the collective effort to make democracy and development more inclusive in the country. According to him, as the Chairman of APC, the strides recorded in the last elections across the country clearly testify to his visionary and vibrant leadership. He also commended Oshiohmole’s effort at building a strong and unified party that is focused on strengthening internal democracy and developing the country. The
PRESIDENTIAL POLE: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states – Atiku

PRESIDENTIAL POLE: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states – Atiku

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal. The PDP candidate said he defeated Buhari with 1,615,302 votes. He said data from INEC server showed that he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, who had 16,741,430 votes. According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the FCT, Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. The petitioner said smart card readers deployed by the commission,
SENATE: Rochas Okorocha sues INEC over Certificate of Return

SENATE: Rochas Okorocha sues INEC over Certificate of Return

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Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday filed a suit against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for refusing to recognise him as winner of the election in Imo West senatorial district. Okorocha in a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, asked the court to compel INEC to issue him the Certificate of Return having been declared winner of the election. INEC has refused to issue Certificate of Return to Okorocha, stating that Francis Ibeawuchi, Returning Officer for Imo West senatorial election announced Okorocha winner of the poll under duress. In the suit which had INEC as the sole defendant, the governor argued that he had been declared authentic winner of the election and so, ought to be given Certificate of Return. He asked the ...
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