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Bauchi: INEC, PDP Move Against Court Order Stopping Collation Of Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has challenged the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordering it to stop the collation of the Bauchi governorship election results. Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the exparte order while accusing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of "arm-twisting" the judiciary to "unconstitutionally" halt the conclusion of collation of the election which it claims its candidate won. The PDP made the allegation after the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Why We’ve Not Granted Atiku Access To Election Materials – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the commission refused to comply with a court order to grant its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, access to sensitive materials used during the February 23 presidential election. Atiku, who had lost the presidential election and vowed to challenge the outcome in court, recently secured an order from the Court of Appeal in Abuja asking INEC to allow him to examine the election material. The!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Crisis Rocks PDP As Atiku Campaign DG, Jimi Agbaje Lock Horns Over Campaign Funds

A fresh crisis is said to be brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, over the alleged misuse of campaign funds “from Abuja” by the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje, in the recently held general elections. Chief Layi Ogunbambi, the Director General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council in Lagos State, levelled allegations bordering on misappropriation of funds against Agbaje after the latter reportedly accused him of sabotaging his governorship bid. Speaking!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Oyo: Be Wary Of Praise-Singers, Ajimobi Tells Makinde

The outgoing governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has admonished Seyi Makinde, the governor-elect, to be wary of praise singers, avoid acrimony and make a frantic effort to leverage on relationships. The governor gave the advice when he received Mr Makinde, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday at the government house in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor-elect led his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, and several other members of his team on the courtesy call. Mr Ajimobi, of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

‘The Results Were Fabricated!’ Nasarawa PDP Rejects Guber Election

The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the just concluded Governorship election. In a statement on Thursday, the PDP Chairman in the state, Mr Francis Orugu, said the results were fabricated. He also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of conniving with security agencies to fabricate the results. Recall that the Returning Officer for the state Governorship election, Prof. Abdullahi Baba declared the All Progressives Congress (APC)!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Takes Cue From Atiku, Asks Court’s Leave To Access Election Materials

President Muhammadu Buhari has filed an application before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him to inspect materials used in conducting the February 23 presidential poll. Buhari’s request came less than two weeks after his main challenger and the defeated candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, secured an order from the Court of Appeal in Abuja asking INEC to allow him to inspect the registers!-->!-->!-->…

Governorship Polls: INEC Says PDP’s Allegation Of Rigging Regrettable

The Independent National Election (INEC) has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its allegation on Monday that the commission was working with the Buhari Presidency ‘‘to aid the APC to alter the results and announce APC candidates as winners’’ in last Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections. The PDP had in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the professor Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC of becoming “overtly partisan,’’ adding that the electoral umpire has!-->!-->!-->…

PDP Kicks, Alleges Fraud, As El-Rufai Leads In Kaduna

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has kicked, alleging fraud and irregularities, as Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads from the results released so far in the Saturday gubernatorial election. Results from 11 local government areas so far collated at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna show that, Governor El-Rufai has won in seven local government areas of Makarfi, Soba, Kudan, Ikara, Kauru, Kubau and Giwa. Meanwhile, the opposition candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru has!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

GoFundMe: Nigerians React To Fund Raising For Atiku’s Court Challenge

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is once again the subject of discussion on social media website, Twitter. The micro-blogging site is agog following reports on Wednesday that several crowd funding accounts were opened on GoFundMe.com to enable Nigerians help Atiku raise the legal fees he needs to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential victory in court. President Buhari had defeated the PDP presidential candidate by scoring 15.1 million votes!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Igbo Vs Yoruba: The Tension Over Lagos

The outcome of the February 23 presidential election has sparked tension between Igbos and their Yoruba hosts in Lagos. The result showed that the Igbo voted massively for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the chagrin of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC government in the state which supported its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. Alleged attacks on Igbo traders and residents in some parts of the state have further heightened ethnic tension in the city, sparking arguments!-->!-->!-->…
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