WHY I AM ABLE TO INFLUENCE ELECTION RESULTS- TINUBU

Sen. Bola Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections. He also said that other tools that helped him influence elections were his skills as a veteran politician and dedication to campaigning and mobilising his own party members. Tinubu said this on Friday in Lagos while responding to an advertorial in the media, alleging that he met with the INEC Chairman to influence the Sokoto State governorship rerun election in favour of the APC. Read Also: How…

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NEW GODFATHER IN KWARA: WHO HOLDS THE ACE?

Results of the 2019 general elections have thrown up several scenarios across the country. Many Goliaths have fallen in the arena of politics, defeated by hitherto unknown little Davids. In Kwara State, for the first time, the Saraki political dynasty, which participated in the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered its worst defeat in its 40 years of existence as the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) cleared every seat in contest on the popular slogan of O To Ge. But who will now lead the…

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ELECTORAL VIOLENCE: INEC PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY ACTION, MILITARY BLAMES POLICE

…Insiders’ accounts of election rigging in Rivers, Bayelsa …Military grave danger to our democracy – Bayelsa Council of Elders …Hold Wike responsible – Nigeria Army …Soldiers, APC behind the mess – Wike …Gov Dickson warns of his next plan By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Sam Oyadongha (Yenagoa), Egufe Yafugborhi and Davies Iheamnachor (Port Harcourt) SINCE  the last polls, things have not been normal in Rivers State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, suspended, March 10, the electoral process due to heavy violence that dogged the March 9 elections…

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OMO-AGEGE WAS NEVER AN APC CANDIDATE- EMERHOR

The last may not have been heard about the crisis rocking Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC). Leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central at the Senate, was not reelected in the 2019 general election as he was not the candidate of the party for the election. This may not be unconnected with the Federal High Court’s judgment on Monday in Asaba which sacked the Jones Erue-led state APC executive from which faction Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Chief Great…

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GANDUJE ACCUSES KANO CP, WAKIL OF BEING POLITICALLY PARTIAL

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accused the Commissioner of Police Muhammed Wakili for being politically partial. Governor Ganduje slammed the Commissioner in an interview with BBC Hausa Service. “I didn’t know him before now but the way he does his job is questionable. He has taken and favoured a particular political side, which is uncalled for and translates to mishandling his job” Ganduje added that the Commissioner has no constitutional right to arrest either the governor or his deputy as he did “which is an indication of…

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TREK TO YOUR POLLING UNITS, KANO POLICE TELLS VOTERS

In a bid to secure and ensure free, fair and credible supplementary election, the Police command in Kano state, Friday urged eligible voters to trek to their various polling units to exercise their franchise. The command equally said that the movement of motor vehicles, tricycles and all other means of transportation would be restricted across the 44 local government areas on Saturday, during the supplementary election. He committed suicide, says NSCDC The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said no vehicle, motorcycle or tricycle would be allowed to move…

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AYADE SET TO OFFER OTHER GUBER CANDIDATES, CABINET POSTS

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said he will include the two defeated APC gubernatorial candidates, Usani Usani and Senator John Owan-Enoh as well as that of SDP, Barrister Eyo Ekpo, in his cabinet. Ayade, who won a second term on the platform of the PDP, disclosed this, yesterday, in a statement issued at the end of a state security meeting in Calabar. The governor promised to run an inclusive government that will foster unity in the state. Ayade said he…

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INEC SETS DATE TO PRESENT CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO GOVERNORS-ELECT

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that state governors-elect in states where elections were concluded will get their certificates of return on Wednesday 27 March and Friday 29 March. The INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this Thursday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the outcomes and updates of the 2019 General Elections. This means that of the 29 states where governorship elections were held, only 22 will received their certificates, as seven others have to wait for judicial pronouncements or…

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LADO, KATSINA PDP GRANTED RIGHTS TO INSPECT GUBER ELECTION MATERIALS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Garba Yakubu Lado The Election Petitions Tribunal in Katsina has granted all the four prayers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Garba Yakubu Lado, to inspect electoral materials used in the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state. The chairman of the tribunal, H.H. Kereng gave the order following an ex parte motion filed by the applicants before the tribunal through their counsel, Francis Ani, on behalf of Ricky Tarfa, SAN. The applicants had dragged…

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NORTH WILL PRODUCE BUHARI’S SUCCESSOR IN 2023 SAYS SHETTIMA

National President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima, in this interview, speaks on the 2019 general elections, the Muhammadu Buhari administration and North’s quest to stay in power beyond 2023. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports What is your assessment of the 2019 general elections? There was an election and expectations were high, but it is very unfortunate that what happened was not what we expected and I am sure Nigerians were disappointed. We thought that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will conduct a more credible election than what we…

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