Politics

Ohanaeze, Others Shocked Over Election Postponement

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has described the postponement of the Feb.16 presidential and National Assembly elections as a `rude shock’. The organisation, however, said that it would not draw conclusions on the matter yet until after the stakeholders meeting slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to clarify the circumstances. The Assistant National Publicity Secretary of ...

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Election Postponement: INEC Chair Has Committed Electoral Genocide Against The People – Ndigbo Unity Forum

…demands resignation of INEC Chair  A group known as Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF) has reacted to the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement signed by its President, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, the group said what had happened showed that the current INEC chairman could not conduct election that would ...

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Buhari’s Campaign Council Faults Postponement Of Elections

Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress  Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Festus Keyamo, has condemned the shifting of the general elections. The Council was reacting to the shift of the presidential and NASS elections to February 23 and that of governorship and state houses of assembly to March 9. In a statement on Saturday, Keyamo said, “We condemn and deprecate this ...

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‘Election Postponement Clear Indication Of Buhari’s Desperation To Win’

The Coalition of United Political Parties has claimed that the desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the presidential election, by all means, was responsible for the last minute postponement of the election. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday morning. He said, “In their ...

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Election Postponement Hand Of Esau But Voice Of Jacob, Says Atiku

Says INEC can’t postpone destiny  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to remain peaceful in the face of provocation, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission can postpone election but can’t postpone destiny. Atiku said this in a statement he personally signed in the early hours of Saturday from Yola, Adamawa State where he had ...

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UPDATED: INEC Reschedules Presidential, NASS Elections To Feb 23

… Governorship, State Assembly elections hold March 9 The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for today (Saturday) by one week. Consequently, the commission has rescheduled the Presidential and National Assembly Elections to Saturday, February 23, 2019 while the governorship, State Houses of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory Area Council ...

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Uncertainty Over Presidential Election As INEC Chairman Summons Stakeholders 

There appears to be uncertainty over tomorrow’s Presidential and National Assembly election as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, is currently meeting with stakeholders, including international and local observers. Sources close to the commission confided in The Punch that the commission is discussing the possibility of shifting the date of the election over logistics problems. An ...

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I Haven’t Fled Nigeria —Obasanjo Speaks On Nigeria’s Presidential Election

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he has not fled Nigeria, contrary to a social media report that he had travelled out of the county ahead of the presidential election scheduled for Saturday. Obasanjo, who spoke with newsmen on Friday at his Presidential Library, Abeokuta, described the Social media post as “fake news.” A Facebook post of one Gbenga Lawal had ...

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Election: Nobody Will Unseat Me, Buhari Vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that nobody will unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters, he had the strength to lead the country for four more years. Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his ability to run the country for a second term. ...

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No More Election Boycott In South East, Nnamdi Kanu Declares

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has called off the planned boycott of elections by IPOB members in the South East. Kanu had earlier ordered that elections would not take place in the area unless the Federal Government agreed to a referendum to determine the sovereignty of Biafra. But in a statement on Friday in Awka, Anambra ...

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