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Rerun Polls: Kano Gov Vows Resistance To Breach Of Peace

Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state said that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or person in the state.‎ ‎Ganduje gave the warning on Tuesday in Kano when an amalgam of 320 associations, called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.‎ ‎“We will not tolerate breach of peace under whatever guise, and the government will not fold its arms and watch people instigating instability in the state.‎ “As a governor of Kano state and…

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Tinubu Not In Kano For Rerun Elections

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has put a lie to the rumour going round that he is at present in Kano and meddling in the Kano elections. “Asiwaju is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections. The picture that these liars are circulating of Asiwaju and Governor Ganduje is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos,” his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, said in a statement last night. He said those peddling the…

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Saraki Plotting To Hijack 9th Senate Leadership, Says APC Chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena, says the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is planning to hijack the 9th Senate by enthroning its leadership. Nabena, who is also the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said Saraki planned to use the minority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus to achieve his desire, advising that the APC leadership should move fast to prevent him from getting his way. “Since Saraki lost his bid…

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Atiku Has Facts To Win At Tribunal, Says Counsel

The Lead Counsel of the Atiku-Obi legal team, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has all the facts to prosecute his case at the tribunal and emerge victorious. Uzoukwu a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) disclosed this in an interview on Monday after leading other lawyers to file petition on behalf of Alhaji Abubakar at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on February 27, declared…

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Group Tasks Kwara Gov-Elect On Good Governance, Accountability

A group in Kwara State, Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), has called on the Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to make good governance, transparency and accountability the hallmarks of his administration The Coordinator of the group, Dr Alagbonsi Abdullateef made the call on Sunday in Ilorin in the congratulatory message to the governor-elect and all the elected members of the National and State Assembly in Kwara. “Elites Network for Sustainable Development wishes to congratulate APC, the new Governor elect, and all the newly elected members of the State and National Assemblies….

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APC Rejects INEC Decision On Bauchi Poll Results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi State Chapter alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent to Bauchi state by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe the irregularities in the governorship elections of 9 March 2019 denied the party fair hearing. The state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Uba Nana made the allegation at a press conference in Bauchi on Saturday. INEC announced on Friday night that a new returning officer will resume the collation of the Bauchi governorship election results on Tuesday. It also amended the result of four polling…

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Ex-Ogun Gov, OGD, Quits Partisan Politics, Dumps PDP

Chief Gbenga Daniel, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, has resigned from partisan politics. Daniel conveyed his resignation in a letter dated March 14, 2019 to the Chairman of the Party, Mr. Uche Secondus, He said he took the decision based on the desire to immerse himself in some other vocations and to take on some new challenges. “My decision in this regard is entirely personal to me and having served in various capacities, including as…

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Senate Resumes Plenary Today After Honouring Slain Rep Olatoye

The Senate on Tuesday resumed sitting, to adjourn plenary till Wednesday over the death of a member of House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye, representing Akinyele, Lagelu Federal Constituency of Oyo State. This was sequel to a Point of Order by the Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmad Lawan at the plenary. Lawan had urged the senate to suspend Tuesday’s plenary as a result of the demise of the lawmaker. Coming under Order 43, he said as part of the National Assembly’s tradition, it was important to suspend legislative activities as a…

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INEC Declares Bauchi Polls Inconclusive, Gov Masari Wins, PDP Rejects Result

There is no winner yet in the keenly contested governorship election in Bauchi state, between incumbent Mohammed Abubakar and the PDP challenger, Bala Mohammed, a former minister. With all the results from the councils tallied, Governor Abubakar polled 465,453 votes, while Bala Mohammed got 469512, a margin of 4059 votes. But the returning officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari from Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa declared the election inconclusive. He explained the reasons for the action. “First, that the margin of lead between the PDP and APC Candidates is 4, 059…

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Gov Udom Emmanuel Wins In Akwa Ibom, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gov. Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Akwa Ibom. The Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, who announced the result in Uyo on Monday, said that Gov. Emmanuel won in all the 31 local government areas of the state. Orumwense said Emmanuel was re-elected governor having polled 519,712 votes. His main rival, Mr Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 171,978 votes. Mr Emmanuel Nwankpa of the All…

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