Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must produce the server used during the general election.The commission has denied using server for the elections, explaining that it was used during Anambra and Osun governorship elections in 2018.At a programme in Osun state on Monday, Solomon Soyebi, an INEC national commissioner, [...]

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    Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general election, says leaders who are serious do not waste time to form their cabinets.Speaking with journalists in Lagos during the weekend, Obi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his team as soon as possible.Buhari was sworn in on May 29 while the main inauguration activities took [...]

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    ‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), does not have the right to say he is politically irrelevant.Speaking at an interactive forum of maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Tuesday, Amaechi tackled Obi for attacking him over his comments on the 2023 presidency.The minister had said the Igbo had nothing to negotiate for 2023 [...]

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    Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Peter Obi, says the news making the rounds that his principal suffered heart attack is false. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reportedly admitted in a hospital in Anambra state and said to be under close monitoring, with plans to fly him abroad if his condition did not improve. But in a [...]

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    We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the supplementary poll that held in Kano state as a dangerous precedent for Nigeria.    In a statement on Monday, Obi said what happened in the state amounted to giving the youths licence to perpetrate violence."We are now institutionalising thuggery and rigging as process of coming into power which is [...]

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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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    Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi, running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no country can grow with election rigging.In a statement on Sunday, Obi said rigging keeps incompetent people in office.The former governor of Anambra state said the "rigging that characterised the general election" undermines the country’s democracy.He said rigging has undermined the future of the [...]

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    Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded election, has cautioned those trying to intimidate voters to steer clear.The former Anambra governor said this while reacting to incidents that played out in some parts of the country during the presidential and national assembly elections.In Lagos, suspected political thugs hijacked and set electoral materials on [...]

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    Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that there were irregularities in the presidential election.Obi alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disenfranchised "over 8 million" registered voters in the region, as only 20 percent of voters south-east voters cast their votes.Addressing journalists at his Onitsha residence on Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra [...]

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    Peter Obi: Security operatives harassed me

Peter Obi: Security operatives harassed me

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he was harassed by security operatives.Obi said this shortly after voting in his ward in Agulu, Anambra state, on Saturday morning.Asked to confirm the news that some PDP chieftains were harassed and "probably whisked away" on Friday evening, Obi replied in the affirmative."Most of them were harassed including myself," [...]

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    Peter Obi says Nigeria will collapse if Buhari is reelected

Peter Obi says Nigeria will collapse if Buhari is reelected

Peter Obi, running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the country will collapse if President Muhammadu Buhari is reelected.PUNCH quoted Obi as saying this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists on a roadshow in Akwa, Anambra state.The vice-presidential candidate reportedly said the election is about "the future of our children."He said the government [...]

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    Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buahri, has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made a major contribution to the high level of unemployment in the country.Keyamo said this while reacting to claims made by Atiku and Peter Obi, his running mate, when they featured on The Candidates, a political [...]

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    Appraising Nigerian army’s strategy towards lasting peace in Taraba

Appraising Nigerian army’s strategy towards lasting peace in Taraba

BY JOHN HOSEAThere has been quite an upheaval on the operations of the Nigerian Army in Taraba state in recent times. So much so that it portrayed the Nigeria army as having ulterior motives in its activities in Taraba state, especially as it concerns the farmers/herders conflict.I recall that the Nigerian Army had on numerous occasions denied any form of [...]

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    APC dep spokesman: This election is about integrity — Atiku, Peter Obi have none

APC dep spokesman: This election is about integrity — Atiku, Peter Obi have none

Yekini Nabena, deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, his running mate, lack integrity.Nabena said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.The deputy spokesman challenged Obi to explain how his administration expended his security vote while he was governor of Anambra state."The coming presidential election [...]

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    Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years.Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget Buhari presented to the national assembly on Wednesday.According to him, Nigeria will not survive if  Buhari’s goes ahead with plans to [...]

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    Do election debates really matter?

Do election debates really matter?

Since the Vice Presidential debate on December 14 2018 between the candidates of selected five political parties, there have been continuous spin not only on who won the debate but also on whether Buhari would show up for the presidential debate slated for January 19 2019.The debate, which was organized by the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting [...]

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