Politics

Gbenga Daniel Mulls Joining APC, Says Supporters Want Him To Lead Them To Ruling Party

An ex-Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, said that his political supporters have pleaded with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress. The alleged plea came barely 24 hours after Daniel announced his resignation from partisan politics, even as hundreds of his political supporters have called upon him to rescind ...

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Supplementary Elections: APC Kicks Against INEC Decisions On Rivers, Bauchi States

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Bauchi and Rivers states. After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto – were declared inconclusive by the INEC. The electoral process was also suspended in Rivers state. ...

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Spiritual Warfare As Party Supporters Storm Mosques In Kano, Saudi Arabia Over Supplementary Election

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress and their counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State have resorted to spiritual warfare as they prepare for Saturday’s supplementary election in 30 out of the 44 local government areas in the state. The prayer sessions, which reached a climax on Friday, have been holding in private homes and public mosques spread ...

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INEC Cancels Supplementary Elections In Bauchi, Decides On Rivers Next Week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally taken decisions on the inconclusive and suspended Bauchi and Rivers governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, ordering the continuation of collation of results in the former and final decision on the latter next week Wednesday. In a statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, ...

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New National Assembly Leadership: APC, Lawmakers May Clash Over Zoning

The ruling All Progressives Congress may be facing a palpable dilemma over the zoning of leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly. Findings by Saturday PUNCH showed that lawmakers from various geopolitical zones were making conflicting demands, claims and counter-claims. Some of the lawmakers who spoke to our correspondents on Thursday argued that the North-East had produced more votes for the APC ...

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Intense Lobby Begins Over Senate Presidency, Other Principal Offices

Some All Progressives Congress senators-elect on Thursday cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the party against sitting on the fence on the issue of the principal officers of the National Assembly. The APC has a majority of 65 senators in the ninth Senate compared to 37 Peoples Democratic Party’s members. In the House of Representatives poll, the APC ...

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Certificate: INEC Wants To Organise A Special Programme For Me, Says Okorocha

The Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, appears not disturbed by the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue him his certificate of return. The governor who addressed a news conference on Thursday in Abuja said he believed the electoral body was planning something special to present him with his certificate. “Maybe INEC wants to organise a ...

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INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Senators-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Senators-elect to commence and conclude work on the review of the electoral legal framework early, ahead of the 2023 General Elections. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call on Thursday at a ceremony for the Issuance of Certificate of Return to Senators-elect at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Yakubu said that ...

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Supplementary Election: Kano Govt Allocating N223m To Councils, CUPP Alleges

The Coalition of United Political Parties says it has obtained documents showing strange payments of money by some state governments to local government areas where supplementary elections will hold on March 23. According to CUPP, the “financial bazar” is meant for vote-buying and for compromising electoral officials and security agencies in the affected local government areas. In a statement in ...

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