Today’s Headlines: Labour Party to Buhari; Obi Won Presidential Election, Osinbajo Off To Nairobi For Mo Ibrahim Governance

Obi won presidential election.

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The Labour Party on Friday said its candidate, Peter Obi won the February 25, 2023, presidential poll. The party insisted that its mandate was “stolen” saying President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of it. The Labour Party was responding to Buhari’s comments that the opposition parties lost the election because they were relying on foreign support. The candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

In a statement by the acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, the Labour Party said is very worried and disturbed with the statement from the office of the President. “We want to point it out clearly to President Muhammadu Buhari that his position on the outcome of the said election was false, untrue, and it is not a true reflection of what played out during the election.

There are several reasons why opposition political parties lost the 2023 election; the first is that the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) snubbed the electoral act wherein it failed to upload the result from the polling unit in real time as promised and in disregard to the laws guiding the election. The INEC by doing so created room for that election to be rigged.

Osinbajo Off To Nairobi For Mo Ibrahim Governance Forum

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be in Nairobi, Kenya this weekend where he will participate in the 2023 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend with the theme “Global Africa.”

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the organiser of the annual forum, was established in 2006 with a critical focus on the importance of good governance and leadership for Africa.

The forum tagged The Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW) will bring together leading voices from across Africa and beyond to discuss germane issues around the progress of the African continent.

According to a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, Vice President Osinbajo has been invited as one of the guest speakers alongside other world leaders such as Kenyan President William Ruto, former president of the African Development Bank, Mr. Donald Kaberuka and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO, among others.

Osinbajo will attend the IGW Africa Leadership opening ceremony later today and speak at the first session tomorrow. He will join other leaders to discuss “Africa’s Weight in the World, Highlighting the Continent’s Assets and Potentials.”

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16 Passengers Burnt To Death In Osun Road Accident

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About 16 people were said to have been burnt to death in a road accident that occurred in Odeomu, Osun State, on Friday.

A resident of Odeomu, Fatai Lasisi, who was close to the scene of the accident, said the two vehicles involved had a collision.

Lasisi said a commercial Mazda bus coming from Osogbo had a collision with a private vehicle coming from Ikorodu, Lagos State and heading to Osogbo.

Wike, Makinde Visit Tinubu In Abuja

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Governors of River state, Nyesom Wike and his Oyo state counterpart, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, paid a surprise courtesy visit on President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Abuja.

Stating the purpose of their visit to the President-elect, the two governors declared that they came to pay homage to him.

They claimed that since election is over and faced with the realities of governance, they will support and cooperate and support him to succeed in turning the fortune of the country around.

Speaking to newsmen, the Rivers state governor urged Nigerians to rally round the President-elect ahead of the inauguration of his administration as the next President of Nigeria.

According to Wike; “we are here on a goodwill courtesy visit on the President-elect. The election and politicking are over and we are to show our support to the President-elect.

“We have assured him of our support and cooperation to succeed and turn the fortune of the country around,” he said without commenting on the absence of other members of the G-5 governors.

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