Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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    Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election.The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    ‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated US President Donald Trump over his vindication on allegations that campaign colluded with Russia to influence the US election in 2016.Trump had been accused of conspiring with Russian officials to influence the election, especially against Hillary Clinton, his then rival.But the report of Robert Mueller, US special counsel, said investigation did not find sufficient [...]

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    Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds.Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election.Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, Obasanjo said Atiku did the right thing [...]

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    Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate said he defeated Buhari with [...]

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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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    PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.They said data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows the true and correct results from state to state computation.Atiku garnered [...]

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    Obi: Why we are challenging fraudulent presidential poll

Obi: Why we are challenging fraudulent presidential poll

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the presidential election as a "monumental" fraud.In a statement on Tuesday, Obi said the decision of Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, to challenge the election result in court is in line with democratic principles.Atiku had rejected the outcome of the election which President Muhammadu Buhari won.On Monday, he [...]

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    Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case against Buhari

Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case against Buhari

Livy Uzoukwu, a counsel to Atiku Abubakar, says the legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has sufficient fact to back its case.Speaking with reporters in Abuja, the lawyer said although the team had challenges accessing the electoral materials, that would not deter them from continuing with the suit.Atiku has prayed the presidential election tribunal to declare him winner [...]

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    Atiku asks tribunal to declare him winner or cancel Feb 23 poll

Atiku asks tribunal to declare him winner or cancel Feb 23 poll

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's  reelection.Atiku filed the petition before the tribunal in Abuja on Monday, asking it to declare him authentic winner of the election or order that a fresh poll should be conducted.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had [...]

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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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    Army as credible partners in deepening democracy

Army as credible partners in deepening democracy

BY DAVID ONMEJENigerians with discerning minds clearly knows the irretrievable commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the peace and security of Nigeria. It is no longer a matter of conjecture that the President’s resolute focus on safeguarding the lives and property of Nigerians has demonstrably moved into the stage of proactive measures and actions whenever there are signs of threats [...]

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    Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Akinyemi did not give details of the meeting between the ex-president and former vice-president.The duo fell out shortly before they left power in 2007 but reconciled three [...]

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    Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

The presidential election petition tribunal has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the presidential poll.The tribunal gave the order sequel to an ex parte motion filed by Buhari and his party.The president and the APC, through their lawyers, argued that they needed to inspect the materials in [...]

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