US knocks Nigeria’s presidential, NASS poll.
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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said it is clear that the electoral process as a whole on February 25 failed to meet Nigerians’ expectations.Leonard stated this in an op-ed released on Sunday morning and made available to Daily Sun in Abuja by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria.
Leonard said: “The people of Nigeria demonstrated their dedication to democracy on February 25, but there are many angry and frustrated Nigerians as well as many who are celebrating victories they believe were hard-fought and well-earned. In the coming days, it will be important for the future of this country that Nigerians not let their differences divide them, and that the legally established process for resolving challenges to the election be allowed to take its course.
We commend Mr. Obi and Mr. Abubakar for their recent statements committing to take this path, and Mr. Tinubu, who INEC declared the president-elect under Nigeria’s electoral framework, for acknowledging their right to do so.
“The United States is no stranger to election-related controversy and conflict. As much as it can be unsatisfying to end an electoral process in a courtroom, in a constitutional democracy bound by the rule of law, that is where electoral conflicts may appropriately conclude.
What Nigerians should expect from Tinubu - Buhari.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what Nigerians should expect from the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu when he takes over power.
Buhari, in a short video thanked Nigerians for electing Tinubu as president-elect through their votes.
He said he believed Tinubu would sustain his legacies and build on them towards achieving a greater Nigeria.
God watching you, Kaigama tells election tribunal judges.
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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, called on Justices of the Supreme Court to do their work with the greatest sense of justice as God is watching from above how they would dispense justice as litigants disappointed with the results of the general election head for the tribunal.
He also warned political leaders against fighting dirty, rigging or manipulating elections if their desire is to genuinely serve the common good.
Kaigama stated these in his homily delivered at St. Augustine’s Parish, Lugbe on Sunday.
He said, “I urge you to keep hope alive. We concluded our presidential and National Assembly elections last Saturday. Many people turned out and enthusiastically voted, believing that the transparency promised would be guaranteed. When it did not happen in all cases, as many felt that the process was compromised, many wanted street protests, but thanks to the maturity of the top contenders who called all to exercise caution and obedience to the laws of the land. We have yet survived together again as against those predicting doom.
NPC records low attendance in trial exercise.
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The National Population Commission has recorded a low attendance of Nigerians during its trial exercise.
The Federal Commissioner of NPC in Edo state, Dr Tony Aiyejina, disclosed this on Sunday, at a one-day capacity building workshop for journalists on effective reporting of the 2023 population and housing census held in Benin City.
The trial period serves as a preparation for the organisation, ahead of the national headcount schooled for March 29 – April 2.
Aiyejina disclosed the purpose of the seminar was to aid the level of publicity and public enlightenment on the coming exercise.He noted the use of technology would be employed in the exercise without compromise.
He said, “The present Commission, leveraging on the administration’s approval and support, decided to conduct a digital census for the country, the first of its kind in Nigeria. It was a paradigm shift of epochal proportions, because all processes, before, during and after the census, will be conducted on digital platforms and devices.
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