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BREAKING: Court Refuses Emefiele’s Request For Restraining Order Against INEC, AGF
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BREAKING: Court Refuses Emefiele’s Request For Restraining Order Against INEC, AGF

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday refused to grant a restraining order requested by the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, on his presidential ambition. Emefiele had, through his counsel, Mike Ozekhome SAN, applied for an order of status quo ante bellum to be made against INEC and AGF so that he would not be made to resign from office until 30 days to the general election. In an ex-parte application argued on Monday, Emefiele denied being a political appointee but a public servant not caught by Section 84 (12) of the new Electoral Act 2022. The CBN governor asked the court to invoke Section 318 of the 1999 Constitution to bar the defen...
2023 Presidency: Osinbajo, Amaechi, Ngige, Umahi, Bello, Others Will Withdraw – Omokri
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2023 Presidency: Osinbajo, Amaechi, Ngige, Umahi, Bello, Others Will Withdraw – Omokri

Reno Omokri There are claims that some presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress, APC, would willingly withdraw from the race during the presidential primary of the ruling party. Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri made the claim via his Twitter page on Thursday. According to him, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Chris Ngige and Governor Yahaya Bello will be among the aspirants who will withdraw on the day of the APC presidential primary. Omokri said Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and some others would also withdraw from the race. Read Also: 2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume His tweet read, “Remember how one APC youth le...
Igbo President Non-Negotiable in 2023 – Senator Abaribe
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Igbo President Non-Negotiable in 2023 – Senator Abaribe

Minority leader of the senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that it cannot be bargained for an Igbo person to replace President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s next president in 2023. He spoke on Wednesday in Imo State when the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) presented him with a legacy merit award in recognition of his tremendous achievements in development and advocacy. The lawmaker who was represented by one of his aides, Chijioke Ukoh, noted that he would never relent in advocating for fairness for the South-east region, Punch reports. According to Abaribe, stopping such advocacy would imply subjecting the entire Igbo race to “second class citizens.” He asked the Igbo to remain firm and resolute notwithstanding the challenges facing the region as well a...
2023: It’s Too Early to Zone Presidency – PDP
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2023: It’s Too Early to Zone Presidency – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said that it would not be pressured into zoning its presidential ticket to the South-east zone. The party said it is too early to zone its ticket to any of the six geopolitical zones as the party needs to engage in consultations with relevant stakeholders to arrive at such a decision. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the PDP in an interview with Arise News Programme, The Morning Show, said all the organs of the party will be involved when it comes to the stage of discussion on which zone gets the party’s presidential ticket. He spoke on the heels of the recent reports by Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi to decamp to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from the PDP, unless PDP zones its presidential ticket to the South-east r...