Today’s Headlines: Why Peter Obi Dumped PDP—Atiku, Tinubu Will Meet Peter Obi In Court—Onanuga
Why Peter Obi Dumped PDP—Atiku
The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, shared an insight into why his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, dumped the main opposition party during the build-up to the party’s presidential primary election in 2022.
Source: Punch paper
Atiku, who addressed a press conference on the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential election in Abuja, claimed Obi left PDP because he was afraid of the demands of PDP governors.
The PUNCH had on May 27, 2022, reported that Obi, who is a former Anambra State governor, dumped PDP for LP, saying the party (Labour Party) is the right platform that aligns with his aspiration.
Tinubu Will Meet Peter Obi In Court—Onanuga
The Director of Media and Publicity for the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, has disclosed that the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will be willing to engage the Labour Party standard bearer, Peter Obi, only if he has concrete evidence to prove he won Saturday’s presidential election.
Source: Punch paper
The development is coming on the heels of Thursday’s press conference where Obi claimed that he was robbed of his mandate and he would seek legal approach to reclaim it.
An emotional Obi told newsmen that Tinubu cannot confidently tell the world that he won the poll when it was obvious that the exercise did not meet the criteria for a free and credible election.
Full Text: Why I’m challenging Tinubu’s victory – Atiku
The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, said he would be approaching the court to seek redress and challenged the victory of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in last Saturday’s poll.
Source: Punch paper
He said the move had become imperative to deepen democracy, enthrone rule of law and ensure the future of the youths is secured.
Atiku disclosed this during a press conference at the Yar’Adua centre in Abuja on Thursday.
Read the full text of his speech below:
Fellow Nigerians, it is with a heart full of sadness that I address you today.
I have in the last three decades devoted my life to the battle to birth and deepen democracy in our country.
It was a battle that started during the military era. It was a struggle that nearly cost me my life and that of my son, Adamu, in Kaduna. I survived the assassination only by the mercies and grace of God.
Cash crunch: Buhari tenders apologies over induced hardship
Apparently disturbed by the performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded election in Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to Nigerians over the cash crunch caused by Naira redesign policy, and begged the people of Kaduna State to vote for the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Senator Uba Sani.
Source: Vanguard papers
The President said that the Naira redesign policy was not meant to cause hardship on Nigerians.
Buhari who spoke in a viral video on Thursday, said the policy was meant to enhance the economy.
He said in Hausa that ” first of all, I want to once again thank you for the confidence you have in me by electing me president on the platform of our party, the APC. I want to use this opportunity to inform you that Uba Sani is our candidate for the governorship election in Kaduna state. I am begging you to vote for him and all APC candidates for the House of Assembly to help him work.”
Tinubu’s Victory: I’ll Retire From Politics After March 11 Governorship Election – Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George, has vowed to retire from partisan politics following the emergence of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s president-elect.
The former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George had in January said he would go away from Nigeria, when asked whether he would go on exile if Tinubu emerged as the President of Nigeria.
“I will move away from Nigeria, I’ll leave because he will be your representative in the international plain. Which investment will he bring here? I am not talking because I have any hatred for him. This is not the kind of person we can hand over this massive country to manage. He will be the greatest joke on the international plane. We should bother who should lead us.”