Tag: Election

<strong>Presidential Candidates Own Banks, Naira Notes Scarcity Don’t Affect Them – Kwankwaso</strong>
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Presidential Candidates Own Banks, Naira Notes Scarcity Don’t Affect Them – Kwankwaso

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that his counterparts are not affected by the naira redesign policy because “they are owners of banks”. Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele had in October 2022, announced the plan to redesign N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and fixed January 31, 2023, as the deadline when the old notes will cease to be legal tender. Despite the apex bank recently announcing the postponement of the deadline to February 10, several Nigerians have found it hard obtaining the new naira notes. President Muhammadu Buhari has backed the policy and described it as having the potential to deter politicians from “mobilising resources to intimidate voters in the 2023 general election”. ...
<strong>Why I Wrote The Piece Forecasting Obi’s Defeat – Soludo</strong>
Elections, News, Nigeria

Why I Wrote The Piece Forecasting Obi’s Defeat – Soludo

Anambra State governor, Charles Soludo has said that he wrote the article that predicted Peter Obi’s defeat at the presidential election for “history”. Soludo stated this during an interview with Channels Television on Thursday. The Anambra State governor in the article published on November 14, 2022, stated that Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Obi, knows that “he can’t and won’t win” the 2023 presidential election. According to Soludo, the LP candidate is merely pinching votes from the stronghold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the advantage of the All Progressives Congress, APC.   Soludo wrote, “Indeed, if I were Asiwaju Tinubu, I would even give Peter Obi money as someone heading one of the departments of his campaign because Obi is making Tinubu...
<strong>INEC Sets Aside 8,809 BVAS As Backup For Elections</strong>
Elections, News, Nigeria

INEC Sets Aside 8,809 BVAS As Backup For Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has disclosed that additional Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS, machines have been imported for the 2023 general elections.   The electoral umpire took delivery of the last batch of the machines on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, noting that it conforms to its contingency arrangement for every critical election material. Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in an interview on Wednesday, said the commission would deploy more than 194,464 BVAS machines in 176,846 polling units nationwide. He said that 176,846 polling units would be given one BVAS machine each, noting that each registration area totaling 8,809 would also ge...
<strong>Oyetola Expresses Desire To Govern Osun Again As He Hands Over</strong>
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Oyetola Expresses Desire To Govern Osun Again As He Hands Over

Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing governor of Osun State has said his goodbye to the state as he ends his four-year reign today, November 27, 2022. Oyetola in a farewell message issued on Saturday said he would hand over as a law-abiding citizen, noting that the outcome of the Osun State governorship poll where Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emerged as the governor was still being challenged in court.   He also expressed optimism that he would govern the State again, as he expected victory from the court. Read the full text of Oyetola’s farewell address: “My Dear Good People of Osun, “As I step aside today (Sunday) following the conclusion of the four-year tenure you freely gave me, I thank God and I thank you for your support, cooperation and pr...
<strong>Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu</strong>
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Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to step down from the presidential race. Tinubu during a meeting with traditional rulers and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region at the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta State said that Atiku having run unsuccessfully too many times should step down from the contest.   The APC presidential candidate said “As I stand before you, there are few of us running. One says he is Atiku, how many times has he been running? He is now tired of running. Let’s tell him to go and sit down and quit the race. Enough is enough.” Tinubu termed Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, as a man that was not desired by citizens becau...
<strong>US To Impose Visa Ban On Individuals Who Seek To Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Process</strong>
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US To Impose Visa Ban On Individuals Who Seek To Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Process

The United States of America has vowed to impose visa ban on individuals who attempt to undermine Nigeria’s democratic process in the 2023 general elections. This was disclosed by the political counselor at the US Embassy in Nigeria, Rolf Olson, when he spoke at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship alumni association seminar on Thursday. Olson said the US would not hesitate to impose sanctions on individuals who undermine the country’s election just like they have done in previous elections. He said, “When we say ‘all’ Nigerians, we mean all: politicians, candidates, students, leaders of religious, traditional, community, youth and business organisations and entities – everyone has a role to play in this effort. “Even a small number of troublemakers can cause substantial havoc t...
Governor Nyesom Wike Inaugurates 100,000 Special Assistants
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Governor Nyesom Wike Inaugurates 100,000 Special Assistants

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State yesterday commissioned the first batch of the 100,000 special assistants he appointed. Wike Recently appointed them to man the political units in their respective wards ahead of the 2023 election.   Nyesom Wike The inaugurated batch comprising beneficiaries from Rivers West and Rivers Southeast senatorial districts was inaugurated at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium,  Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area. The governor charged them to be close to their people and listen to their view of his administration, particularly as it regards its programmes and policies. He stressed that their mandate includes collating impressions and passing them on as feedback through the recently appointed 319 Ward and 82 Constituency Liaison Office...
Tinubu Visits Jonathan, Seeks Support
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Tinubu Visits Jonathan, Seeks Support

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, visited former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Abuja as part of the consultation for the 2023 elections. The APC presidential aspirant was accompanied by his running mate, Kashim Shettima; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru; Plateau State Governor and Director-General of Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organisation, Simon Lalong; and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State. “His visit to Jonathan shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise. Tinubu holds no grudges with any political whether within the party or in the opposition,” a source in Tinubu’s camp told Punch. See Also: 2023 Election: I Will Only Support APC...
I Have No Anointed Candidate – Obasanjo
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I Have No Anointed Candidate – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he has no preferred presidential candidate for the 2023 elections but instead has a national agenda. His comment comes in the wake of recent meetings and engagements with presidential aspirants from different political parties across the country. He stated this on Sunday in Niger State after closed-door meetings with former Presidents, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar at their residents in Minna.   Obasanjo said, “I don’t have a special candidate for the 2023 presidential election but rather, I have a National Agenda,” Recall that the former President had met with Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Bola Tinubu and other notable Nige...
2023 Election: I Will Only Support APC Candidates – Buhari
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2023 Election: I Will Only Support APC Candidates – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared support exclusively for All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates in the 2023 elections. The President’s position was disclosed in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, noting that the president does not recognize members who had decamped or have pending court cases against the party. The statement read, “The Presidency wishes to put it on record, and at the same time, reassure faithful party members that President Muhammadu Buhari remains a “disciplined soldier” of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and will, in all the coming elections, support only those candidates fielded by the party and no other,” the statement reads. “This is a warning to decamped party members and some others who are still in court against official candi...