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Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

2019-02-25 03:00:24

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate. Apart from Saraki, the other two senatorial candidates of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to the All Progressives Congress. Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, in what election observers described as a major upset. Oloriegbe polled 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate President who scored 68, 994 votes in the four local government areas of the Kwara Central Senatorial… continue reading


APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

2019-02-18 04:10:08

Political parties participating in the 2019 general elections have said they will not obey the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission that they should stop campaigns after the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday morning. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had on Saturday while giving reasons for the postponement of the elections, said campaigns had ended on Thursday. But the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties, on Sunday said they would never obey the order, saying that they would continue their campaigns. We will continue our campaigns… continue reading


PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

2019-02-11 06:05:10

Six days to the general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine Saturday’s elections. Buhari, in an op-ed he personally wrote, justified his administration’s anti-corruption war. However, the Peoples Democratic Party said the President’s declaration was a sign that he was afraid of a looming defeat in the February 16 presidential election. The President, however, said that corrupt people had humongous resources at their disposal to engage in vote-buying and undermine the polls. Writing on the title, “Corruption threatens Nigeria – and its election,” he stated, “The battle against… continue reading


PDP alerts UN, peace committee to alleged threats to 2019 elections

PDP alerts UN, peace committee to alleged threats to 2019 elections

2019-01-07 03:06:09

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted the United Nations (UN) and Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee of the threat posed to the February general elections by President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged desperate self-succession bid. “We want the whole world to know that Nigeria is in a perilous time. President Buhari’s desperation for self-succession has become the major threat to our national unity, stability and peaceful electoral process. Having realized that Nigerians are rallying behind our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as their next president, the Buhari Presidency is now seeking ways to enmesh the electoral process in crisis,” the PDP declared at… continue reading


PDP to Buhari: For peaceful polls, let IG retire Jan 15

PDP to Buhari: For peaceful polls, let IG retire Jan 15

2019-01-03 03:27:20

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, retire on January 15, the IG’s 60th birthday. The party said this was one of the ways the President could convince Nigerians and the international community about his commitment to have free, fair and acceptable elections this year. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this while answering questions in Abuja on Wednesday, said there was no need to extend the tenure of the IG. He said the police force as an institution had many officers… continue reading


Amosun’s preferred gov candidate dares Oshiomhole

Amosun’s preferred gov candidate dares Oshiomhole

2018-12-24 05:36:32

The governorship candidate of Allied People’s Movement in Ogun State, Abdulkabir Akinlade, has dared the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to go ahead and report him to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Oshiomhole had threatened to report the preferred governorship candidates of the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and his counterpart in Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, to INEC. Akinlade who spoke through his campaign’s Director-General, Sarafa Ishola, urged Oshiomhole to seek the help of the APC’s national legal adviser for the interpretation of their action. He said, “He (Oshiomhole) should call his national legal adviser to seek… continue reading


Gov elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s threat worries APC

Gov elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s threat worries APC

2018-12-07 03:23:59

The All Progressives Congress is worried by the decision of some aggrieved members, including the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibukunle Amosun, and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, to shun the APC governorship candidates in their states. Some members, who were aggrieved by the party’s primaries, had vowed to work against the APC candidates in their states. Besides the two governors, some lawmakers, who could not secure the party’s tickets have also vowed to work against the party’s candidates, except the President. The APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier on Wednesday said the party could win the governorship… continue reading


2019: I’m ready to debate with Buhari – Atiku

2019: I’m ready to debate with Buhari – Atiku

2018-11-30 04:16:38

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has expressed readiness to share the podium with President Muhammadu Buhari to debate issues of governance. Atiku who stated this Friday while addressing the 81st National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party also tasked party leaders and supporters to work hard to ensure victory at the polls. Calling on leaders and members of the party to imbibe the lessons of the 2015 electoral setback; Atiku stressed the place of reforms in the repositioned PDP, adding that victory is a possibility for the party,… continue reading


2019: Buhari, APC unperturbed by U.S plan to restore Atiku’s visa but…- Lai Mohammed

2019: Buhari, APC unperturbed by U.S plan to restore Atiku’s visa but…- Lai Mohammed

2018-11-30 04:01:55

President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress federal government is not perturbed over claims and counter claims that the United States of America is begging former Vice President, and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to come and collect a new visa after many years of denial, which has prevented him from entering that country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who made the position of the president at a media briefing in his office, however said that in restoring Atiku’s visa, the U.S government should not give… continue reading


2019: APC Senators, Reps pass vote of confidence on Ganduje

2019: APC Senators, Reps pass vote of confidence on Ganduje

2018-11-30 03:53:48

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, senators and members of the Federal House of Representatives from Kano State on the platform of the All Progressives Party, APC, yesterday passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. They also flayed former governor of the state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who recently defected from APC to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying he cannot stop the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ganduje. The 16 National Assembly caucus members in a joint press conference, reiterated that President Buhari would garner no less than 5 million votes in the state. The… continue reading


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