Friday, April 26, 2019

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    You’ll never become governor, Umahi blasts APC rival

You’ll never become governor, Umahi blasts APC rival

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says Sonni Ogbuoji, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival in the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state, will never become a governor.Umahi, who spoke in an interview with Guardian, was reacting to allegations that he was nursing plans to defect to the APC.In the election, the governor polled 393,343 votes ahead of Ogbuoji [...]

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    I’ll recover my stolen mandate, says Atiku

I’ll recover my stolen mandate, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is confident in getting his “stolen mandate” from the court.He spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy call on the southern and middle belt leaders at the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, a leader of the group.Atiku, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Tribunal gives Shehu Sani access to inspect electoral materials

Tribunal gives Shehu Sani access to inspect electoral materials

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has been granted access to inspect materials used during the February 23 national assembly elections in his constituency.In the suit dated March 15 and filed on March 18, Sani asked for an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him inspect materials used during the election.Sani also asked to be allowed to [...]

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    Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the military to rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.According to him, the military used its Operation Python Dance launched across all states of the federation "effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters, [...]

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    ‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have "slipped into severe depression".The APC said this in reaction to PDP's claim that it won the presidential poll by 1.6 million votes.The opposition party based its claims on the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It filed the claim in its [...]

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    Race for Dogara’s successor begins as north-central APC drums support for members

Race for Dogara’s successor begins as north-central APC drums support for members

The  All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the north-central is demanding that the speakership of the house of representatives be zoned to the region.Members of the caucus said they contributed heavily to the victory of the ruling party during the general election.Yakubu Dogara, the incumbent speaker, is likely not returning to the position having joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which currently [...]

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    Nabena accuses PDP of plotting to hijack leadership of 9th n’assembly

Nabena accuses PDP of plotting to hijack leadership of 9th n’assembly

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of trying to hijack the leadership of the 9th national assembly.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Nabena alleged that the outgoing senate president and the PDP were making moves to woo new APC lawmakers into [...]

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    Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied having any dealing with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.In an interview with The Punch, Okoye said the allegation that the speaker is his client has no basis.He said he has only seen Dogara once and it was from a distance.The All Progressives Congress [...]

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    This is the last lap of a long race, says Amosun

This is the last lap of a long race, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has described his remaining two months in office as "the last lap of a long-distance race".He led members of his cabinet, including permanent secretaries, to inspect the Ijebu-Imushin/Owu-Ikija, Balogun-Kuku, Ikangba, Italapo, Degun and Oke-Aje market roads.He noted that his administration was determined and focused with "its eyes on the ball".The governor promised that his administration [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says Saturday supplementary election in Kano will determine the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Kwankwaso spoke during an interview with BBC Hausa service, monitored by NAN."INEC’s credibility or otherwise will be assessed by the way and manner it will conduct the Kano state re-run election come March 23," Kwankwaso was quoted [...]

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    EXTRA: Rep-elect presents his certificate of return to MC Oluomo

EXTRA: Rep-elect presents his certificate of return to MC Oluomo

Bashiru Dawodu, winner of the February 23 election in Oshodi/Isolo federal constituency 1, has presented his certificate of return to Musiliu Akinsanya, a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) better known as MC Oluomo.Dawodu was among the federal lawmakers that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented certificates of return to on Thursday.The All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    I’ve quit partisan politics, Gbenga Daniel insists

I’ve quit partisan politics, Gbenga Daniel insists

Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, has denied joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Daniel, two-term governor of Ogun state, had resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and announced that he was quitting partisan politics.On Sunday, he told reporters that his supporters were mounting pressure on him to lead them to APC.“Basically, they said [...]

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    APC kicks against INEC’s decision on Bauchi, says Dogara and Festus Okoye are friends

APC kicks against INEC’s decision on Bauchi, says Dogara and Festus Okoye are friends

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the Bauchi state governorship.INEC had initially listed Bauchi among the six states where supplementary elections will hold but on Saturday the commission struck out Bauchi from the list, saying it did so after its fact-finding committee realised that eelction had been concluded [...]

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    PDP: INEC has denied Atiku access to election materials

PDP: INEC has denied Atiku access to election materials

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refused Atiku Abubakar access to election materials despite a court order directing the commission to do so.Atiku, presidential candidate of the PDP, lost the February 23 election to President Muhammadu Buhari.Dissatisfied with the outcome of the election, he had headed to the court.He had filed an application [...]

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    Taraba gov: Opposition killing innocent people to create anarchy

Taraba gov: Opposition killing innocent people to create anarchy

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has accused the main opposition party of killing innocent people since they lost the governorship election in the state. Ishaku spoke through Simon Dogari, commissioner for information, at a press conference in Jalingo, the state capital.  Ishaku, who ran under the platform a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 520,432 votes [...]

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    Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

A group known as the Coalition of Election Observers in Benue State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of the gubernatorial election in the state.Like in five other states, INEC had declared the polls in Benue inconclusive, saying 121,011 voters were either not [...]

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