We Will Replace Faleke If We run Out Of Patience – APC

Following his persisted refusal to work with governor-elect, Yahaya Bello, the All Progressives Congress has stated its position on the fate of James Faleke, the running mate to the late Abubakar Audu. The APC chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun has disclosed that Faleke may be replaced if the need arise, Leadership reports. He made this declaration on Wednesday, December 9, in a media chat. Faleke had gone to court to compelled Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner of the gubernatorial election that was declared inconclusive. The court did not grant his request. He also refused to pair with Bello … Continue reading We Will Replace Faleke If We run Out Of Patience – APC

Buhari Leads With 3 Million Votes After Controversial Results From Rivers, Akwa Ibom Give Jonathan A Boost

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), continues to lead incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a comfortable margin, even as controversial election results from Rivers and Akwa Ibom states were added to the national tally, giving a boost to Mr. Jonathan. Election observers as well as Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State had declared that last Saturday’s elections in the state turned into a fiasco, marked by intimidation and shootings of APC members and widespread manipulation by security agents. Even so, the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state declared that Mr. Jonathan polled more than … Continue reading Buhari Leads With 3 Million Votes After Controversial Results From Rivers, Akwa Ibom Give Jonathan A Boost

Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Clifford Ndujihe, Henry Umoru & Jude Opara ABUJA — Erstwhile Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was last night sustaining his lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in the declared results of the presidential elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night. President Jonathan has, however, protested results declared from Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States, alleging malpractices. Jonathan’s protest articulated by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was, however, followed by another statement late last night in which it claimed it was not perturbed by the results from the … Continue reading Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

Army Rig For Ruling Party – Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s origin, Edo North was under 24-hour Army lockdown, yesterday as all the entry and exit points into the senatorial district were sealed by soldiers till the early hours of Sunday. Vanguard reports that motorists and pedestrians were caught unaware as they got stopped from moving and unlucky ones horsewhipped by military men while others were made to face the indignity of being frog-jumped even late into the night yesterday. Recall that the Inspector-General of Police had announced a restriction of movement from 8:00am to 5:00pm on election day, motorists trapped at a military checkpoint at Agbede, the gateway into Edo … Continue reading Army Rig For Ruling Party – Oshiomhole

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections nationwide. General Buhari said the hiccups experienced in few states over the card readers were not enough to cast aspersions on the election. Fielding questions from Journalists in his house in Daura, Katsina State, General Buhari said reports made available to him by his observers indicated that the election had been generally peaceful. Remain Calm General Buhari commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for extending the exercise in some polling units till tomorrow. The APC Presidential … Continue reading

Manual Accreditation Evidence Of Card Reader Failure – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the poor working condition of the card readers in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country could have been avoided, if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had listened to advice from well meaning Nigerians and organizations, including the PDP, regarding the use of the card readers. National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday, said the last minute resort to manual accreditation by INEC clearly shows the failure of the system. “The unfortunate development is a vindication of our earlier position that as good as the idea of card readers … Continue reading Manual Accreditation Evidence Of Card Reader Failure – PDP