The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, suffered a major setback in their quest to overturn the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the election petition tribunal, yesterday, refused their request to inspect the server and data of smart card readers said to have been deployed … Continue reading Tribunal rejects Atiku’s request to inspect INEC server
Suspected thugs have beaten up Seidu Oshiomhole, the younger brother of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and lawmaker-elect (Etsako West 11) of the Edo StateHouse of Assembly. A report from Nigerian Tribune that the attack on Oshiomhole and 14 other lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly is the latest in the crisis between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, … Continue reading Thugs beat up Oshiomhole In Edo State
From the list released so far by the electoral body, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 64 senators-elect so far, while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has only 41. Another political party, the Young Progressives Party (YPP) has one senator-elect. With 106 senators returned so far, there are three more seats yet to be concluded from Plateau, Kogi and Imo states.
The results, which were officially released by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the senatorial districts, showed that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party had won 35 seats in the ninth Senate. The Young Progressive Party won a seat in Anambra State. In the South-West, out of the 17 results released so far, the APC had won 14 seats, while the PDP clinched three. The commission has yet to release the result of the Ondo South election, which was declared inconclusive.
Abubakar is the closest rival to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the race for the presidential seat. In a statement by his campaign spokesperson, Phrank Shaibu, Abubakar urged Nigerians on the need to maximise their eternal vigilance in the next 48 hours to prevent the majority votes recorded at the polling units being disrupted by force by the APC at the collation centres.
An uneasy calm now pervades Eha Alumona, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State as a strong supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Chukwuemeka Ishienyi, was shot dead on Wednesday. The deceased was said to have been shot dead while returning from a meeting allegedly organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Eha Uno Ward in Nsukka.
Barely four days to the crucial February 16 presidential election, sensitive materials, including card readers, meant for the conduct of the election and housed in the storage facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra State, have been gutted by mysterious fire.
Former US President, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his trip to Nigeria, ahead of Saturday’s general elections, saying the visit could be “politicized”. Clinton was scheduled to visit Abuja this week, alongside Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee (NPC).
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) witnesses on Thursday accused Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presiding officers of manipulating results of the Sept. 22 and 27, 2018 Osun Governorship Polls. The witnesses told the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the FCT High Court Abuja that the INEC officials failed to record the number of accredited voter’s on the results sheets on polling days.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also said that Zakari cannot be trusted, describing her recent appointment as a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the upcoming election. The Zakari family of Jigawa state also called on politicians to leave their daughter out of their politicking. They made this known in a statement issued by a member of the family, Isah Zakari. The family also said that the President had no hand in her appointment as an INEC commissioner.
A quiet protest by Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, against his inclusion on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Campaign Council was what pushed the presidency to quickly remove him. Also, Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been accused of seeking to drag Dangote’s name in the mud, and coercing him onto the presidential campaign committee.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are at the moment facing serious difficulties raising funds for the 2019 presidential election campaigns.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has mocked a number of former allies who quit the ruling All Progressives Congress