Today’s Headlines: Obi trying to ‘steal’ Tinubu’s mandate, INEC ad-hoc staff shot dead in Rivers
Obi trying to ‘steal’ Tinubu’s mandate
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, is “trying to steal” Bola Tinubu’s mandate as the president-elect.
On Monday, the LP candidate said he was challenging the process leading to the declaration of Tinubu as the president-elect.
He had also refuted claims that he was planning to hold an ‘end INEC’, ‘end Nigeria’ protest in the country.
Tinubu was on March 11, declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election. In a statement on Friday, Bayo Onanuga, director, media, and publicity of the APC campaign council, said Obi is “pushing a false narrative”.
Onanuga said the LP candidate is “appealing to tribal and religious sentiments” without shame.
He added that Obi’s statements are “a contempt of court” — seeking justice in court and still “embarking on a mission of intimidating the judiciary”.
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INEC ad-hoc staff shot dead in Rivers
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An ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was shot dead by political thugs in Ward 7 Abua Central in Abua-Odual local government area of Rivers during Saturday’s governorship and House Assembly election.
The INEC Ad-hoc staff died when being rushed to hospital, while the other injured by a stray bullets is hospitalised.
Buhari, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Others Win Polling Units
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THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, and the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour lost their polling units in Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
Adamu, who hails from Keffi Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, lost to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, David Ombugadu at his GRA (A1) – PB 010 polling unit.
According to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission Presiding Officer, Okoh Everest, the PDP candidate polled 158 votes to defeat the state Governor, Abdullahi Sule, who scored 129 votes, while the Social Democratic Party’s candidate garnered one vote.
Recall that the APC national chairman also lost his polling unit in the February 25, 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections to the LP.
The situation was, however, different in Katsina and Lagos states as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, won their various polling units.
The results announced by the collation officer for the President’s polling unit, Hamza Yusuf, showed that for the governorship election, the APC scored 261 votes, while the PDP got 32 votes.
Similarly, the APC scored 240 votes in the State House of Assembly election, while PDP scored 50 votes.
Collect Money But Vote Right, President Buhari
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President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote at polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara A in Daura, Katsina State.
The President urged Nigerians to vote for their preferred candidates even if they are offered money in exchange for votes by politicians.
Buhari, however, called on politicians to turn a new leaf and stop buying votes, according to a report by NAN.
“If they (politicians) still give you money, collect, but vote for your preferred candidates,” Buhari said.
He thanked the electorate for trusting the All Progressive sCongress (APC) in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections where the party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, emerged as the winner.