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We’ve Reservations About Ongoing Guber Poll, Bayelsa Govt

The Bayelsa State Government has expressed reservations on the ongoing governorship election in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said there were incidents of violence in areas considered the strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said violence was reported at some areas in Southern Ijaw where he alleged that thugs sympathetic to the All ...

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BayelsaDecides: I’m Disappointed With What I See Compared To Other Countries ― Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his disappointment at the electioneering process in the Bayelsa governorship election. The former Nigerian president stated that having observed election in different parts of the world, the attitude of everyone concerned from the officials, the voters and even journalists was a little bit disappointing. Goodluck Jonathan explained that the majority of those involved in ...

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You’re A ‘Push And Start President’, APC Deputy Spokesman Blasts Jonathan

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as “a push and start president” who never won an election. “Push and start” is a local parlance used to describe a faulty car that does not start until it is pushed. Nabena said this in reaction to a statement credited to the ...

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APC May Win Bayelsa Guber Election, Jonathan Issues Strong Warning To PDP

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has issued strong warning to the Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State may get away with victory in the coming governorship election if members and leadership of the party (PDP) are not united. Jonathan spoke during the PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting at ...

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INEC Official Was Caught With $10,000 On Election Day – PDP Witness

Likita Ali, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, says an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was arrested with $10,000 on the day of the presidential election. Ali said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC. The witness said he served as agent of the PDP in Lafia local government area of Nasarawa ...

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Wike Offered Me Billions To Compromise Rivers Election – Gen. Jamil Sarham Alleges

Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of offering him bribe to compromise the gubernatorial election in the state. In a statement by Aminu Iliyasu, the division’s spokesman, Sarham said Wike declared war on him when he refused to accept the governor’s offer. Wike had accused Sarham ...

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PDP Asks Justice Bulkachuwa To Withdraw From Presidential Election Tribunal

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting over the petition filed by its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. PDP says it is worried about Justice Bulkachuwa being the chairman of the panel to hear Atiku’s petition ...

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Breaking News: Osun Election – Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Election

Appeal Court has set aside Osun Election Tribunal’s Judgment nullifying governor Oyetola’s victory in a landmark decision by four of the five justices on the panel. World Street Journal reports that  the court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday set aside the judgement of the Tribunal which nullified  the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. In her lead judgement, Justice ...

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Tribunal Sets Tone For Hearing On Atiku, Three Others’ Petition Against Buhari’s Election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday commenced hearing in the petitions filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; his party, the PDP; and three other political parties and their presidential candidates against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) with an ...

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I’ll Rather Go To Prison Than Recognise Buhari As President – Afenifere Leader

Ayo Adebanjo, a factional leader of the Pan-African Yoruba group, Afenifere, said he has evidence that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari rigged his re-election in February. “I maintain my stand that until the Supreme Court rules that he is validly elected, I will not recognise him. We have evidence that the election was rigged, let the court decide otherwise. That is ...

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