Accept Defeat Over Election You Lost Woefully, FG Tells Obi, Others
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has told the opposition parties to stop their griping over the 2023 presidential election and accept defeat over the election they lost woefully.
Mohammed added that both Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party lost the election due to overconfidence and complacency.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Assistant (Media), Segun Adeyemi, the Minister said, “Mr President’s analysis on the reasons for the opposition’s loss in the 2023 elections was incontrovertible.
“President Buhari deserves nothing but accolades for delivering undoubtedly the best election in Nigeria’s history, adding that the tempestuous but predictable reaction to the President’s comments by the opposition has shown them for what they are: shameless sore losers.
Davies-Agba Is Dead
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The death of the paramount traditional ruler of Obudu Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Davies-Agba has been officially announced by his family
The demise of Davies-Agba was announced in a statement by his Son, Mr Kjay Jedy-Agba, on Sunday in Calabar.
“It is with a heavy heart that I communicate to you the passing away of my beloved father, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Davies-Agba, OON, the “Uti Item III of Utugwang, Uti Ukani I of Obudu, Paramount Ruler of Obudu Local Government Area and Chancellor of the University of Cross River State
His accession to the traditional royal stool dated back 64 years ago, making him probably the longest-serving traditional ruler in Africa.
“We, the immediate family, may not have the full details of his final funeral protocol given his standing as a king.
SERAP Sues INEC Over Failure To Probe Govs
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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has filed a lawsuit against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over the failure to investigate allegations of electoral violence.
The group is also suing INEC over its blatant refusal to probe other electoral offences allegedly committed by some state governors and their deputies during the 2023 elections.
Recall that after the completion of the general elections, there were pockets of violence in some states across the country.
Kolawole Oluwadare, Deputy Director at SERAP in a statement on Sunday said the group has filed a suit against INEC.
Kolawole Oluwadare, Andrew Nwankwo and Blessing Ogwuche, lawyers to SERAP explained that electoral violence is a threat to democracy therefore perpetrators must not go unpunished.
Tinubu-Shettima ICC Dissolved
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The National Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, (TSGICC), Hon Silas Ali Agara has dissolved the council.In a statement announcing the dissolution of the body, Agara happily noted that the TSGICC, which campaigned at the grassroots level across the country, contributed to the resounding victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25, 2023 election.
He noted that the Planning and Strategy Committee (PSC) had existed for over two years under the excellent leadership of some eminent and notable personalities, under whose auspices the TSGICC emerged to drive the successful grassroots-based campaign, approved the dissolution with immediate effect.
The ICC was a strategic and novel grassroots-based campaign initiative which was personally conceived by the President-elect and delicately nurtured by chieftains of PSC to drive the grassroots-based campaigns with popular appeal for massive impact.”
He explained that the TSGICC was specifically set up shortly after the emergence of the PCC to complement the latter by driving the campaigns to the nooks and crannies also known as the grassroots across the country.
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