CSOs Resume Call For EFCC Chair’s Sacking
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Civil society organisations demanding the sacking of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, over his disregard for court orders, resumed the call on Tuesday.
The activists during a joint press conference in Lagos, on Tuesday, stated that their demand was also connected to Bawa’s alleged politicisation of the EFCC and infringement on human rights of Nigerians.
The ‘Bawa Must Go’ protests are being led by the Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; Executive Director, Zero Graft Centre, Kolawole Sanchez-Jude; Chairman, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance, Toyin Raheem; Executive Director, Centre for Public Accountability, Olufemi Lawson; spokesperson for the Transparency and Accountability Group, Ayodeji Ologun; Director, Activists for Good Governance, Declan Ihehaire; and Ahmed Balogun of Media Rights Concern, among other.
The CSO were joined by lawyers, led by Mogbojuri Kayode of the Citizens Rights Advocacy Group.The protest against the EFCC chair began in February.
Obi’s Legal Team Cuts Across Tribes_CC
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The campaign council of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has dismissed recruiting only lawyers of the South-East descent for its challenge of the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 elections.
The legal battle against Tinubu also involved the Independent National Electoral Commission, which Obi’s party named as a respondent in its prayers before the presidential election petitions tribunal.
The rebuttal is coming in the wake of the allegation that the lawyers who went for a meeting with the National Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, were mainly recruited from a section of the country.
Tinubu had polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the LP flag bearer, who got 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes respectively.
My Ancestors Backing Me–Rhodes-Vivour
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In this exclusive one-on-one interview with Vanguard, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, discusses his fears about the handling of Lagos under the ruling government while mirroring the what Lagosians stand to gain should he be elected as governor of the state.
As he gears up for the March 18th Governorship and State Assembly elections, the governorship.
candidate of the Labour Party, LP in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has reiterated his chances of becoming the governor of the state.
Featuring on Politics Hub, a Vanguard online TV’s political show on Tuesday, Rhodes-Vivour said his ancestors are backing his governorship bid.
Rhodes-Vivour, in the course of the interview, told the anchor of the TV show, Damilola Ogunsakin
that he is not scared of intimidation.
He said, “This is my village. We are not scared. We are not intimidated. We are free-born son of Lagos.
I have no other village. Nobody is going to run me out of that one.
We’ve Lost Confidence In INEC boss— National Youths Alliance
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The National Youths Alliance has called on the anti-graft agencies to beam their searchlight on the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by Professor Yakubu Mahmood, saying they were not comfortable with the conduct of the February 25 Presidential and Legislative Polls.
While passing a vote of no confidence on the INEC boss during an interactive session with journalists, the National spokesman of the group, Comrade Obande Gideon alleged that INEC’s conduct of the February 25 Election was below the acceptable standard.
He said that President Muhammad Buhari took time to package a well-designed electoral process aimed at bequeathing a credible election to the nation, however, the INEC chairman allegedly sabotaged the process.
According to the text of the briefing made available to our correspondent in Kaduna, Comrade Obande added that the INEC boss derailed the process by deliberately refusing to allow the transmission of the results electronically and in real-time in order to allow the servers to be tampered with.
“Prof Mahmud Yakubu is the biggest obstacle to Nigeria’s electoral voyage to free and fair elections. He promised Nigerians a credible election but reneged on the promises.
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