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Today's Headlines: How Obi defeated Tinubu in Rivers - BBC; Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

2023 elections: How Obi defeated Tinubu in Rivers — BBC

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Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi defeated Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 poll, according to British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) report.

Confirming that some results of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election were altered, the report detailed how anomalies in Rivers contributed to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu as president-elect.

Accessing results amassed by Tinubu and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) in the State, the BBC found that results obtained from polling units across the state differed from what was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to BBC, Tinubu did not garner the most votes in the State.

After reviewing results from over 6,000 polling units, the BBC said, “We found an increase of just over 106,000 in Mr Tinubu’s vote in the official declaration when compared with our polling station tally – almost doubling his total in the State.

“In contrast, Mr Obi’s vote had fallen by over 50,000.”

Osinbajo Presides Over Special FEC Meeting Two Weeks To Handover

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, presided over a special Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House in Abuja two weeks to the end of the current administration.

The Vice President chaired the meeting on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who is still away in London on medical grounds.

The special FEC meeting expected to deliberate on over 30 memos emanating from various ministries and agencies of government is apparently convened to treat a backlog of pending memos as the administration wraps up this week ahead of the May 29 handover date.

I’ll never congratulate Tinubu, says Bode George

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Bode George, former deputy national chairman (south) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he’ll never congratulate Bola Tinubu, president-elect, on his victory.

Speaking on Arise Television on Monday, George said he has nothing personal against the former Lagos governor.

The PDP chieftain said he disagrees with Tinubu’s “methodologies of governance, his own ways of managing the resources of the land for the benefit of the people”.

“It’s not impacting on the people. I’m a throughbred Lagosian. I was born and grew up here, there is so much degradation, go to my local government,” George said.

Tinubu moves to co-opt Kwankwaso into new govt

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Less than two weeks to the May 29 inauguration of a new administration to be led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, indications have emerged of moves by the president-elect to co-opt the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso into the incoming government.

Daily Sun gathered that the president-elect, and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who flew the flag of NNPP in the February 25 presidential election, met for four hours in Paris, France, on Monday to discuss the possibility of working together.

It was confirmed that at the centre of the discussion was a possible involvement of Kwankwaso in the new administration under Tinubu who plans to form a government of national unity that will entail giving certain positions to the opposition parties.

A senior aide to Kwankwaso declined to confirm the meeting with Tinubu but said his boss actually travelled to France.

Daily Sun gathered that the meeting actually took place and discussed issues around the election of the legislative leaders ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the 10th national assembly.

Daily Sun gathered that Tinubu’s representatives have also been meeting with key figures in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Paris meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso started at 12.30 pm and ended at 4.45 pm.

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Reps was said to have attended the meeting while Abdulmumin Jibrin, an NNPP rep-elect and former leader of a Tinubu campaign organisation, accompanied Kwankwaso.

Oluremi Tinubu, senator and wife of president-elect received Kwankwaso’s wife, Salamatu.

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