Tag: Elections

<strong>Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate</strong>
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Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has been affirmed by the supreme court as the All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate for Yobe north. The apex court in a judgment delivered on Monday allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature. In its judgment, three out of the five-member panel supported the position of the APC that the suit at the trial court not to have started through an originating summons since it contained allegations of fraud. Centus Nweze said, “The bedrock of the suit shows that there were allegations of fraudulent practices against the appellants. “That the 1st respondent accused the APC of fraudulently substituting his name with that of Lawan. “Where there is an allegation of fraud it should not be commenced by an origi...
<strong>Why Cashless Policy is Important – Osinbajo</strong>
Elections, Finance, News, Nigeria

Why Cashless Policy is Important – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that when Nigeria operates an effective cashless policy, illicit election financing can be curbed. Osinbajo stated this when he received a delegation of the EU election observation mission led by Barry Andrews, on Monday. According to a statement issued by his media aide, Laolu Akande, the VP said that a functional cashless policy will facilitate seamless tracking of funds and be helpful for financial inclusion. He said, “I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures. “The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking. “That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track. “So much money can be s...
<strong>We Will Shun Any Forum With PDP ‘Agents of Violence’ – Sanwo-Olu</strong>
Elections, Lagos News, News, Nigeria

We Will Shun Any Forum With PDP ‘Agents of Violence’ – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, has said that he won’t attend any forum where he would share a stage with Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members. There was an alleged attack in the Surulere area of Lagos State on Friday. While the opposition PDP has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of deploying thugs to attack supporters of its governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, the APC has maintained that it was Adediran’s thugs that carried out violence on residents of the area. Reacting to the development, Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos State commissioner for information, in a statement on Saturday said the state would not tolerate being portrayed in a bad light. Omotoso said, “The Lagos state government has noted the flood of comments sp...
<strong>INEC Announces Extension Of PVC Collection Deadline</strong>
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INEC Announces Extension Of PVC Collection Deadline

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced an extension of the deadline for the collection of permanent voter cards, PVCs. This marks the second time the electoral umpire will extend the deadline for PVC collection. The collection was scheduled to stop on January 29. According to the national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, the decision was reached after a meeting on Saturday.   INEC said that the new deadline for PVC collection is February 5. The statement read, “The Commission met today, Saturday, 29th January 2023 a day after its meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal capital Territory, Abuja and deliberated on a numb...
<strong>2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG</strong>
Education, Elections, Legislature, News, Nigeria

2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG

The house of representatives has asked for the suspension of academic activities ahead of the elections. The lower legislative chamber asked the regulatory bodies of tertiary institutions, the National Universities Commission, NUC, National Board for Technical Education, NABTEB, National Commission for Colleges of Education, NNCE, and the ministry of education to shutdown tertiary institutions to allow students travel to the areas where their polling units are located. The National Electoral Commission, INEC, was also asked to make special arrangements for students to collect their PVCs. It followed a motion which was sponsored by Kabir Ibrahim, a lawmaker representing Zuru/Fakai/Danko-Wasagu/Sakaba federal constituency of Kebbi. Ibrahim’s motion of urgent public importance w...
<strong>Tinubu Describes Obasanjo’s Endorsement of Obi As ‘Blind Leading The Blind’</strong>
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Tinubu Describes Obasanjo’s Endorsement of Obi As ‘Blind Leading The Blind’

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has rubbished the endorsement of his Labour Party, LP, counterpart, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Recall that the former president had on Sunday declared his support for Obi. Reacting to the endorsement on Thursday during a rally in Benin, Edo State, Tinubu said Obasanjo is trying to deceive Nigerians by endorsing Obi. Tinubu said, “Can that man recommend a leader for you in Nigeria? Is that not sending an agent to pick your pocket? A blind leading the blind. “I am sorry I am not insulting visually-impaired people. But it won’t work; they will end up in the ditch. If I talk about Obasanjo and Obi, you will think they are human beings together. One who doesn’t know the way cann...
<strong>2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo</strong>
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2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has vowed that the Labour Party, LP, win not win the presidential poll. Keyamo who is the minister of state for labour and employment admitted that although the LP is doing better than expected, with the emergence of Peter Obi as its presidential candidate, the party won’t win the presidential election next month. He said the LP lacks the support across the country to win a presidential election. Keyamo stated these in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday night. The minister said that the actions of aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that identify as the G5 is a win-win for the APC. He said, “I want to let all Nigerians know this, incl...
<strong>Obi: Obasanjo Can’t Win His Polling Unit – Tinubu</strong>
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Obi: Obasanjo Can’t Win His Polling Unit – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed pity for his Labour Party, LP, counterpart, Peter Obi, following his endorsement by ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo. The APC presidential candidate stated that Obasanjo lacks the capacity to win his polling unit, hence Obi risks failure for associating with the former president. Tinubu stated this in a statement issued by the Director and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Bayo Onanuga. According to Tinubu, nobody in Ogun State could depend on Obasanjo to win a position as the governor or councillor.   He said that the former president has never successfully made anybody a president in Nigeria. The statement read, “From our records, President Obasanjo has...
<strong>Why Obasanjo Endorsed Peter Obi – Omokri</strong>
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Why Obasanjo Endorsed Peter Obi – Omokri

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi because he always wanted a president from the South-East. Omokri who is a strong supporter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while reacting to the Obasanjo’s choice of Obi in a tweet on Sunday described the Obasanjo as a good-hearted man. The former presidential aide said that Obasanjo wants a president from south east extraction to heal the wounds from the civil war which lasted from 1967 to 1970.     Omokri tweeted, “Obasanjo is a good hearted man. He has always wanted a president from SE or close to SE as a way to heal the civil war wounds...
<strong>2023 Election Is A Chance To Birth A New Country – Jonathan</strong>
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2023 Election Is A Chance To Birth A New Country – Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria has urged Nigerians to strive towards using the general elections this year to birth a new country. He stated this in his new year message to Nigerians on Saturday. Jonathan said that despite the challenges faced in the past year, the new year offers an opportunity for a new beginning. He said, “Last year was, without a doubt, filled with gains and losses. As a country, we experienced a devastating flood that resulted in the death of many lives and the destruction of property and sources of livelihood of millions of citizens. “As a people, we survived the horror of the flood amid other national challenges, lived with hope unto God and faith in our nation, and triumphed into this New Year. “This year holds great possibilitie...