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Tinubu’s Camp Nominated INEC Boss, Yakubu, Amaechi Claims

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Tinubu’s Camp Nominated INEC Boss, Yakubu, Amaechi Claims

 

Former Minister of Transportation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday revealed that a member of the camp of the President-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu, nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for his reappointment for a second term.

 

After voting in his hometown, Ubima Ward 8 Unit 14, Amaechi expressed dissatisfaction with the polling, decrying what he called a total failure of governance in Nigeria.

He stated that his party did not contest against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state but against the INEC and the police.

 

According to him, Yakubu also worked with the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, when the Rivers governor was the Minister of State for Education with the INEC boss as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

 

“There is a total failure of governance in the country – complete failure. Police are helping PDP to arrest APC members and SDP members.

 

“Gongs are being beaten about in the whole communities asking people who will not vote PDP not to come or they would be beaten. People are being beaten, the governor (Wike) has declared people wanted, and nobody has spoken.

“The governor has no right to declare anybody wanted. The IG (Inspector General of Police) is doing nothing, and nobody is doing anything – complete failure. There is voter apathy in Rivers. Nobody wants to come out because people are scared.

 

“INEC is a complete failure. There are those of us who opposed the reappointment of Yakubu Mahmood. The person who nominated him is a member of Tinubu’s camp. So what are you expecting?

 

“Here in Rivers State, Mahmood worked under Wike as Executive Secretary of TETFund; so what you are having in Rivers is that APC and other parties are contesting, not against PDP, but against INEC, against police.”

 

Speaking earlier on ARISE NEWS Channel, Amaechi had narrated how Wike instigated the arrest of many members of the opposition political parties on election day, and declared many others wanted, wondering where he derived the powers to declare people wanted.

 

He noted that the actions of the Rivers State governor was because of the total failure of governance in the country.

 

However, Governor Wike, who was accredited at his Obio Akpor Ward 9 Unit 7 and voted at 11:16 am, said, “I can say they (INEC) have done very well, unlike what we had on 25 February. They have improved more than what we had in February.”

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NNPP Takes Two Assembly Seats in Kano Re-run

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NNPP Takes Two Assembly Seats in Kano Re-run

The New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has won two State House of Assembly seats in the just concluded rerun elections in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Dr. Alhassan Ishaq of the NNPP winner of the election in the Kura/Garun Malam Constituency.
The returning officer of the election, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi, announced that Ishaq of the NNPP polled 37,262 votes to beat Musa Daurawa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 30,803 votes.

Similarly, INEC declared Bello Butu-Butu of the NNPP the winner of the re-run election held at Rimin Gado/Tofa State Constituency.
According to the returning officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, Butu-Butu polled 31,135 votes to beat his opponent of the APC, who received 25,577 votes.

However, INEC has suspended the election in Kunchi/Tsanyawa after suspected political thugs hijacked election materials to an unknown location.

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Wike vs Fubara: You are disrespecting Tinubu – APC Chairman blasts Rivers governor

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Wike vs Fubara: You are disrespecting Tinubu—APC Chairman blasts Rivers governor

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Sim Fubara of disrespecting President Bola Tinubu amid his rift with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.

The APC Caretaker Committee Chairman in the state, Tony Okocha, said Fubara has not fulfilled all the proclamations made by Tinubu at the peace deal with Wike.

He spoke at the party’s secretariat in Port Harcourt while addressing defectors joining the party.

Okocha said: “It will amount to barefaced disobedience for Gov. Siminalayi not to follow all eight indices in the proclamation made by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in response to the Rivers State political crisis.

“His continued refusal to present the Rivers State 2024 budget to a properly constituted Rivers State House of Assembly under Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule (Speaker), as captured in index 6.

“The flagrant cold feet in the conduct of local government elections (see index 8) are signs of disrespect for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The APC Rivers (which is Mr. President‘s Party) stoutly condemns this act of disobedience perpetrated by Gov. Fubara and warns against the likely concomitant fallouts.”

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Paul Agbonze Obazele Addresses Labor Party Leaders in Edo Central Senatorial District

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Mr. Paul Agbonze Obaze Empowers Labor Party in Edo Central Senatorial District

 

In a pivotal moment for the Labor Party, Mr. Paul Agbonze Obazele took the stage to deliver an impassioned speech during a crucial meeting with the party’s Edo Central Senatorial leader, the executive committee members, women leaders, and local government area chairmen.

 

Naijanewsngr reports that this gathering, marked by Mr. Obazele’s insightful address, also saw the presence of fellow Labor Party governorship aspirants, further solidifying the party’s stance in the senatorial district.

 

Gathering by the Edo Senatorial District Leaders

 

 

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