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Newspaper Headlines: Peter Obi’s movement bigger than #EndSARS, says LP chairman

Newspaper Headlines: Peter Obi’s movement bigger than #EndSARS, says LP chairman
June 19
06:00 2022

The victory of Biodun Oyebanji, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Ekiti state governorship election dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

Sunday Punch reports that the APC was declared winner of the Ekiti state governorship election. Julius Abure, national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), said the movement of Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate, is bigger than the #EndSARS protest, the newspaper says.

The Nation reports that Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has confirmed that his party is in talks with the Labour Party to form a coalition. The newspaper says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced reconciliation of aggrieved party members ahead of the 2023 elections.

THISDAY reports that financial inducement of voters marred the Ekiti governorship election. The newspaper says south-south leaders have hailed the emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta, as PDP vice-presidential candidate.

Daily Trust reports that fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province have killed 16 people and abducted three aid workers in Borno. The newspaper says Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, and his wife have bagged chieftaincy titles in Ibadan, Oyo.

Sunday Sun reports that mixed reactions have trailed the decision of the Catholic authorities to ban worshippers from attending Ejike Mbaka’s Adoration Ministries, Enugu. The newspaper says five people were killed in a clash between gunmen and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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