Tag "2019 elections"

    Group: Buhari implementing policies in Atiku’s campaign document

Group: Buhari implementing policies in Atiku’s campaign document

A group named All Atiku Support Group (AASG) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of implementing some policies which Atiku Abubakar proposed while contesting for president in 2019. The group said the policies in question were contained in the campaign document of Abubakar, who challenged Buhari in the election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Oladimeji Fabiyi, AASG chairman, added via a statement [...]

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    FULL TEXT: The dissenting judgment that gave hope to Uzodinma

FULL TEXT: The dissenting judgment that gave hope to Uzodinma

The supreme court judgment upholding the election petition of Hope Uzodinma and installing him as the elected governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, has been very controversial, especially as the full text of the verdict is yet to be made public. However, TheCable has reproduced below the dissenting judgment given by Frederick Oho at the court of appeal [...]

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    57 political parties violate electoral act, fail to disclose election expenses

57 political parties violate electoral act, fail to disclose election expenses

Fifty-seven political parties failed to submit details of their expenses in the 2019 general election, according to documents seen by TheCable. Although 91 political parties participated in this year's elections, only 34 had submitted reports of their expenses to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as of Thursday. The electoral act, the law guiding Nigeria's elections, mandates political parties to submit to INEC [...]

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    INEC announces January 25 for all outstanding rerun elections

INEC announces January 25 for all outstanding rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all outstanding rerun elections will be held on Saturday, January 25. In a statement by Festus Okoye, INEC's national commissioner for information and voter education, the commission said a total of 807 post-election petitions were filed at different tribunals. It said 582 petitions were dismissed while 183 were withdrawn by petitioners and certificates of return were issued [...]

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    ‘Emotion overriding your sense of decorum’ — Keyamo hail Nwabueze over Atiku’s failed appeal

‘Emotion overriding your sense of decorum’ — Keyamo hail Nwabueze over Atiku’s failed appeal

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour, has faulted comments by Ben Nwabueze on the supreme court’s dismissal of Atiku Abubakar’s appeal.  Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, had approached the apex court to challenge the election of Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said [...]

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    INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring more women participated in the 2019 electoral process did not yield the desired results. Mahmud Yakubu, INEC chairman, made this known at a review meeting of the general election from a gender perspective that held in Abuja on Friday. Represented by Adekunle Ogunmola, INEC's national commissioner, Yakubu said it is appalling [...]

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REVEALED: Atiku’s plot to halt US’ recognition of Buhari as winner of presidential poll

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contracted a US-based firm to encourage the United States government to refrain from recognising the winner of Nigeria’s presidential elections, TheCable can report. TheCable understands that the former vice-president agreed to pay Fein & DelValle PLLC a total of  $30,000 ((N9.2 million at current interbank rate) in the deal which covers legal [...]

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    CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the success of the 2019 elections was hindered by a “badly disrupted” process and misconduct of electoral officials. The organisation said this in a report released on Thursday. Tagged: "Counting the votes and ward-level collation during Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election: A Post-mortem", CDD said the collation process at the ward level was one of the [...]

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment. Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election. The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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    Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room was not objective in its report on the 2019 general election.  The Situation Room, made up of 63 civil society organisations that monitored the elections had on Tuesday in its report highlighted a number of lapses which it said undermined the credibility of the elections.  But reacting, Rotimi Oyekanmi, [...]

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    Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Atiku Abubakar to watch the way he issues public statements as though he is the president.  Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll, has consistently made comments over matters that concern the country.  In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said [...]

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    In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has released a damning report on the 2019 general election which it says failed to meet the "threshold for a credible election". The presidential, governorship and legislative polls were held in February and March, with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) getting re-elected for another four years and his party winning majorities in [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done. In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged  

Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged  

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says US visa ban on politicians who "sabotaged the electoral process" is a confirmation that the election was marred by irregularities.  The US announced the visa restriction on Tuesday, but did not disclose the identities of those affected. Atiku, who spoke through Paul Ibe, his media aide, said [...]

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    Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered a total of 26,175 exhibits against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal. The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday. Atiku had gone to the tribunal [...]

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    Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not participate in this year’s June 12 celebrations. In honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, a bill to make June 12 replace May 29 as Democracy Day. In an essay made available to TheCable on Tuesday, Soyinka condemned the conduct of the [...]

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