Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "atiku abubakar"

    Atiku seeks Lai’s arrest, says there are plans to set him up

Atiku seeks Lai’s arrest, says there are plans to set him up

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there are plans by some “unscrupulous elements” to implicate him.In a statement Paul Ibe,  his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Atiku alleged that part of the plan is for some unnamed people to perpetrate some crimes and indict him and “senior personalities” of the PDP.He also called for the arrest [...]

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    Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has recused herself from the presidential election petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja.The judge decided to step down from the five-member panel of the presidential election petitions tribunal after a prolonged sitting on Wednesday.“I have allowed the ruling on the application urging me to recuse my membership of the tribunal to test the position [...]

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    Atiku demands N500m from Buhari’s aide for ‘defamation’

Atiku demands N500m from Buhari’s aide for ‘defamation’

Atiku Abubakar, presidemtial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, for an apology and N500 million for "defamation".In a letter dated May 14 and addressed  to Onochie by Mike Ozekhome, his lawyer, the presidential candidate threatened to commence a N2 billion suit against her if she did not meet [...]

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    Stop blaming opposition for your ineptitude, Atiku hits Buhari

Stop blaming opposition for your ineptitude, Atiku hits Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the insecurity across the country. Reacting to a report by a "US based Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy" accusing him of having a hand in the killings, Atiku said there is no such centre in the US, describing it as a fabrication [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has faulted the argument of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Atiku Abubakar's eligibility to run for president.He said the party's stance that Abubakar is originally from Cameroon implies those who voted in his ward, including for President Muhammadu Buhari, are Cameroonians as well.Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging Buhari's re-election [...]

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    Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to produce his academic records.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Abubakar told the tribunal that the president can direct the military to make available the credentials if they exist as he claims.Buhari had failed to submit his academic records ahead of the presidential [...]

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    ‘He’s our grandson’ — Jigawa monarch rises in defence of Atiku

‘He’s our grandson’ — Jigawa monarch rises in defence of Atiku

An official of the Dutse emirate council in Jigawa state says the mother of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is from the state.The royal father, who did not want to be named, said Atiku's mother was the daughter of late Abdullahi from Jigawar Sarki in Jigawa.He told reporters in Dutse, the state capital, that he craved [...]

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    Presiding officers: We transmitted election results to INEC server

Presiding officers: We transmitted election results to INEC server

Some presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states say they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The All Progressives Congress (APC) had tackled Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that results from INEC server showed that he won the election.INEC also dismissed Atiku's [...]

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    ‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed "how he is a Nigerian by birth", saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu [...]

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    A new Nigeria coming through, says Atiku in Easter message

A new Nigeria coming through, says Atiku in Easter message

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria is going through difficult times.In his Easter message on Thursday, Abubakar, however, urged Nigerians to be hopeful as "a new Nigeria is being birthed."He said Nigeria will surpass its challenges as one and emerge a nation "of possibilities instead of impossibilities.""Easter is a time of resurrection. Of dying [...]

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    Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is far more academically qualified than Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The president's statement comes on the back of a petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging his victory during the February 23 presidential election.The former vice president alleged that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    INEC server: Atiku to invite Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses

INEC server: Atiku to invite Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, is willing to engage experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to verify his claim that the servers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and federal capital territory (FCT) gave [...]

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    ‘You displayed crass ignorance’ — Atiku hits INEC over ‘harsh’ comment on his lawyer

‘You displayed crass ignorance’ — Atiku hits INEC over ‘harsh’ comment on his lawyer

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Livy Uzoukwu, his lead counsel at the tribunal, is qualified to practise in Nigeria.His legal team at the tribunal where he is challenging the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari, comprises 31 lawyers led by Uzoukwu.In its response as the first respondent in the case, INEC had said the petition filed [...]

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    Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the "unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server" from where [...]

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    ‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has offered free legal advice to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking during a broadcast on Radio Biafra, Kanu said Atiku's defence in court regarding his citizenship is "weak and porous".The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the [...]

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