Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "2015 election"

    Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.He said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.Oshiomhole was speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday.He said despite the low votes Buhari got [...]

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    Galadima: I’ve made more contribution to Buhari than those in his kitchen cabinet

Galadima: I’ve made more contribution to Buhari than those in his kitchen cabinet

Buba Galadima, national chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the ruling party, says he has made more contributions to President Muhammadu Buhari than those in his "kitchen cabinet".Speaking during a programme on African Independent Television (AIT), Galadima said he played a huge role in the emergence of Buhari as president.He said some of those [...]

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    EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 presidential election.Santiago Fisas, the former chief observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and member of the European Parliament, said this in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification on EU assessment of the 2015 elections.Fisas said the EU was more interested [...]

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    2015 elections: INEC admits staff in 16 states received bribes, suspends 205

2015 elections: INEC admits staff in 16 states received bribes, suspends 205

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has written the presidency for further action on six of its former personnel involved in alleged N23 billion election bribe.They include one of its retired national commissioner and five resident electoral commissioners.Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s national commissioner, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists on the update about the commission’s investigation.Haruna, [...]

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    Jega regrets not fulfilling all his promises to INEC staff

Jega regrets not fulfilling all his promises to INEC staff

Attahiru Jega, outgoing chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he is not happy that he was unable to fulfill some of his promises to staff of the commission.He listed the creating of separate salary structure for officials as one of such promises.Jega, who spoke in Abuja at a post 2015 general election retreat organised by the electoral officers, [...]

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PDP: INEC collaborating with APC to deny our supporters PVCs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deny non-indigenes in APC-controlled states their permanent voter cards (PVCs).In a statement on Thursday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP, described the development as a “crime against the electoral process”, adding that “the party had received overwhelming evidence from citizens [...]

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    APC announces Aliyu as Tambuwal’s running mate

APC announces Aliyu as Tambuwal’s running mate

The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has beaten the deadline that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued to political parties to submit the names of deputy governorship candidates.Ahmed Aliyu, the current commissioner for health in the state, has been selected as the running mate to Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker of the house of representatives and [...]

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    Jega ‘absolutely sure’ of PVC for all voters

Jega ‘absolutely sure’ of PVC for all voters

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured Nigerians that the forthcoming general election would be credible.INEC has come under heavy criticism for widespread shortcomings in the distribution of the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) and the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in some states.But speaking when he received Mohammed Ibn Chambas, a special representative of the United Nations [...]

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    Jonathan: Nobody can beat PDP in 2015

Jonathan: Nobody can beat PDP in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the party to beat in the 2015 general election.He described the opposition as noisemakers, saying the PDP was far ahead in terms of development.Speaking at the banquet hall of the presidential villa during a ceremony where he dissolved the presidential declaration committee, Jonathan said he remained focused [...]

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    ‘Nigeria insecure, bankrupt due to corruption’

‘Nigeria insecure, bankrupt due to corruption’

Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Nigeria's state of insecurity and bankruptcy is down to years of indiscipline and corruption by successive federal governments.Speaking at a rally organised by his party in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari blamed the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for being "corrupt, inefficient and undisciplined"."Our concern is the [...]

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PDP picks new dates for primaries

A week after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extended the deadline for the sale of its nomination and expression-of-interest forms for the 2015 election, the party has released a new arrangement for its primary election.The party had extended the deadline for submission of the forms from October 30to November 6. Under that arrangement, the presidential primary was scheduled for December 6, [...]

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    Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

President Goodluck Jonathan had a meeting with aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers of the upper chamber on Thursday.The meeting, which was also attended by Adamu Muazu, the national chairman of the party, was a move to pacify the lawmakers displeased with the decision of the president to support the bid of some governors to contest the 2015 senatorial election.Nine serving governors, [...]

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    Akpabio: Govs no threat to senators’ re-election

Akpabio: Govs no threat to senators’ re-election

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom, says the aspiration of governors to be elected into the Senate in 2015 poses no threat to senators seeking re-election.He said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalits after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the Akwa Ibom north west senatorial district in 2015.Akpabio, who is also the [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president, says President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has turned out to be the best since 1960, despite the myriad of challenges confronting the country.Speaking on Tuesday during a public affairs forum tagged 'Jonathan Administration: Four Impactful Years', Okupe had caustic words for critics of the president, saying those describing him as clueless are psychiatric [...]

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    Don’t toy with Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket, Obasanjo warns parties

Don’t toy with Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket, Obasanjo warns parties

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria has got to a stage where religion has become a major determining factor and no party should pick a candidate and running mate of the same faith.He said unlike the past when attention was not really paid to issues of such nature, the country has got to a stage where sentiment is being [...]

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    Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says his prolonged battle with Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president, is the result of his refusal to part with money meant for the development of the state. Amaechi accused the first lady of using thugs against him, saying the economy of the state would collapse should Jonathan win the 2015 election. Speaking in Port Harcourt on [...]

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