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    APC: We’re worried that no party is playing opposition role

APC: We’re worried that no party is playing opposition role

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is worried that "no political party" is playing the opposition role to deepen the country's democracy.In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said instead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to engage the ruling party intellectual, it is involved in "idle chatter, propagation of fake news, post-election delusions and other unpatriotic [...]

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    Our extensive electoral reform made us lose power, says PDP

Our extensive electoral reform made us lose power, says PDP

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says an extensive electoral reform carried out by his party made it lose power.Secondus said this when he received a delegation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the party's national secretariat in Abuja.The PDP chairman said the PDP nurtured the country's democracy from 1999 till 2015."Recall that our party [...]

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    Dino: Adeyemi remains my political wife — Smart: Melaye is my political houseboy

Dino: Adeyemi remains my political wife — Smart: Melaye is my political houseboy

Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi have launched into a war of words after the Kogi west senatorial election rerun.Adeyemi defeated Melaye on Saturday after a court-ordered rerun, unseating Melaye who had previously been declared winner in the general election.Melaye, via his twitter handle, remarked: "The reaction of men and women of goodwill all over Nigeria especially the wonderful people of Kogi west who [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Ortom’s election

Appeal court upholds Ortom’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.Delivering the verdict on Thursday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Emmanuel Jime, its candidate, challenging Ortoms’s victory for lacking merit.The court also awarded N150,000 fine against the APC candidate.Ortom defected from the APC to [...]

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IMN ‘violated human rights’ by using children for protests

A group known as The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has condemned the use of children during protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The group made this known at a press conference on Friday.In a statement signed by Joyce Ogwu, executive director, the centre raised the alarm, calling for an end to such.While acknowledging that the sect [...]

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    Betrayal is the hallmark of PDP, says Sule Lamido

Betrayal is the hallmark of PDP, says Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, says it is a common thing for politicians made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to betray the party. Lamido said this in an interview with The Sun while commenting on the outcome of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.Reacting to calls for the suspension of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan over his [...]

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    PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is aware that security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been instructed to stop Dino Melaye from returning to the senate. Melaye of the PDP had defeated Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival in the February election but the tribunal and appellate court annulled the election and ordered a [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Ganduje’s election

Appeal court upholds Ganduje’s election

The court of appeal in Kaduna has reaffirmed Abdullahi Ganduje as the duly elected governor of Kano state.On Friday, the appellate court panel led by Tijjani Abubakar upheld the ruling of the Kano governorship election tribunal which ruled in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ganduje, its candidate in the March election.The panel dismissed the petitions filed by the [...]

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    INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30 for the supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district.Olayinde Lawal, returning officer of Saturday's rerun election, had declared the exercise inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes (43,127) was higher than the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has no issues with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the party's loss in the Bayelsa governorship election.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said this during an interview with journalists after a meeting of the party’s national working committee (NWC) in Abuja, on Wednesday.There have been reports that Jonathan may face disciplinary action over his alleged [...]

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    APC: Killers of PDP woman leader in Kogi must be punished

APC: Killers of PDP woman leader in Kogi must be punished

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says those who killed Salome Abuh, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi state, must face justice.Suspected hoodlums burnt Abuh alive at her residence on Monday. Some persons had blamed this on supporters of the ruling party.But in a statement on Wednesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the party abhors violence and criminality.He [...]

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    Dickson: It’s strategic for APC leaders to use Jonathan

Dickson: It’s strategic for APC leaders to use Jonathan

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says it is strategic for leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use ex-President Goodluck Jonathan "to legitimise the illegitimacy that happened on Saturday".Following the victory of David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the Bayelsa governorship election, APC leaders visited the former president at his Bayelsa residence.But speaking at a press conference [...]

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    ‘Members who worked against PDP in Bayelsa should be punished’

‘Members who worked against PDP in Bayelsa should be punished’

Aminu Yakudima, a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the north, says the party should punish those who worked against its interest in Bayelsa state.David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged winner in the election with 352,552 votes to defeat Douye Diri, candidate of the PDP, who polled 143,172 votes.The APC's victory broke the 20-year [...]

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    Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Since 1999 the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held power in Bayelsa state. But the dominoes fell after Saturday's governorship election in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched victory.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared David Lyon, candidate of the APC, winner of the election.Lyon defeated Duoye Diri, the PDP candidate, winning in six out of the eight local government [...]

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    Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been reelected as the governor of Kogi state.Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482.The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state.He was [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

Former President Goodluck Jonathan hosted two governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, on Sunday.They are Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi.Badaru is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the Bayelsa governorship election, while Bagudu is also on the campaign.Ita Enang, a former presidential [...]

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