Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    ‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of discouraging Nigerians from voting in the general election with his "reckless death threat".In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, director of media and communications of the campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party, said Nigerians deserve the right to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear [...]

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    Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

The Nigerian army says it would remain apolitical and its actions guided by the rules of engagement during the general election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had on Monday warned those who might want to snatch ballot boxes would do so at the expense of their lives.The president said he rarely gives the military and the [...]

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    ‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.Atiku was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives.In a statement on Monday, Phrank Shaibu, aide to Abubakar, quoted his principal as saying Buhari's comment is an offence [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not God, and Nigerians have made up their minds to unseat him.Reacting to the president's order to security operatives to deal with election riggers, Secondus said Buhari is desperate to cling on to power.At the national caccus meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC), the president had [...]

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    Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the forthcoming elections will do so "at the expense of his own life".Speaking at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, Buhari warned against tampering with the electoral process.He said having campaigned across the country, he has garnered enough support and [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though Atiku Abubakar is his friend, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retire from politics on Saturday.In a statement on Thursday, Tinubu said he could not find much good in the policies and programmes of the PDP to warrant being voted back into power.He [...]

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    ‘We begged you to talk to us when we were being killed’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s broadcast

‘We begged you to talk to us when we were being killed’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on Thursday, appealing to citizens to turn out en masse for Saturday's elections.Reeling out the achievements of his government, the president asked the people to make a wise choice during the election.The broadcast has been received mixed feelings. While his supporters hailed him, critics accused the president of using resources of the state for [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has adopted Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its candidate in the February 16 election.In a statement by Mudoch Agbinino, its spokesman, the avengers criticised the adoption of Buhari by other militant groups in the region.They also warned the international community and multinational corporations in the region to [...]

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    ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

A presidential pre-election opinion poll commissioned by ANAP Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has put President Muhammadu Buhari in the lead .The poll, conducted on ANAP's behalf by NOI Polls Limited, projected a two-horse race between Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“From the results, when asked who respondents will be [...]

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    I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the exclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state from the forthcoming elections.A high court in Rivers had barred the party from conducting primaries to nominate candidates to represent the party in the elections.The high court judgement was based on a suit filed by the Rivers APC faction led by [...]

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    Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will deliver on his promises if elected.The former vice-president said this at a campaign rally in Lagos on Tuesday.Atiku, who stands as a major contender to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, said unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he would fulfill promises he made on restructuring and job [...]

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    ‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to recover the $16 billion dollars allegedly wasted on the power sector when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Tuesday, the president vowed to go after the people who mismanaged the money meant for the development of the sector.In [...]

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    Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the cancelled visit of Bill Clinton, former US president.Clinton was expected to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku.The National Peace Committee (NPC) had put the programme together ahead of the elections.But Clinton pulled [...]

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    APC accuses Amosun of sponsoring attack on Buhari

APC accuses Amosun of sponsoring attack on Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and other leaders at a rally in Ogun state were sponsored by Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.Aggrieved persons threw objects at the president after he raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state, at the [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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