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Today's Headlines:Tinubu Returns To Nigeria After Medical Treatment;Deputy Spokesman Ajaka Dumps APC

Tinubu Returns To Nigeria After Medical Treatment

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Nigerian “President-elect” Bola Tinubu has returned to Nigeria eight days to his inauguration, as earlier reported by SaharaReporters after top sources confirmed his departure from France. 

The incoming president returned to the country on Saturday after more than a week in Europe.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that barring last minute changes, Tinubu would return to Nigeria from Europe, where he had been on medical treatment in France particularly.

Top sources, who confided in SaharaReporters, had stated that Tinubu was preparing to return to the country today, Saturday ahead of the one-week different activities lined up for his inauguration on May 29.

SaharaReporters had on May 10 reported that a statement by Tunde Rahman from the Office of the “President-elect” also confirmed SaharaReporters’ exclusive story that Tinubu left for Europe.

While sources said he went for medical treatment, his media office said he was on a working visit.

SaharaReporters had exclusively reported that Tinubu would be returning to France to see his doctors, in preparation for his inauguration on May 29.

“He is returning to France to see his doctors ahead of the stress of the inauguration period so he can prepare for his swearing-in,” a top source in the ruling All Progressives Congress had told SaharaReporters.

Deputy spokesman Ajaka dumps APC

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Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress and member of the National Working Committee, Muritala Ajaka, has officially dumped the ruling party.

Ajaka was one of the four aggrieved aspirants who lost the ticket to former Auditor General of Local Governments, Ahmed Ododo, at the just concluded APC governorship primary in Kogi State.

Ododo polled 78, 704 votes to beat six other contestants including Ajaka and Senator Smart Adeyemi, who came seventh with 311 votes.

The loss has generated bad blood among the aspirants and further divided party loyalists in the state, with Adeyemi accusing Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, of imposing his ‘cousin’ on the people.

Adeyemi, who featured on Channels Television’s popular programme, Politics Today, last month, swore that contrary to the result sent to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, no APC primary election was held in the state.

He also described the entire process as a ‘rape of democracy.’

Ajaka, on the other hand, also kicked against the result, saying the outgoing governor has consistently marginalised and disrespected his Igala since he assumed office.

INEC fighting proxy war for Tinubu – Atiku, PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have accused the Independent Electoral Commission of fighting a proxy war on behalf of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Counsel for the PDP and Atiku, Chris Uche, SAN, said this when he countered the application moved by INEC’s counsel, Kemi Pinheiro SAN during Friday’s proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Court. The PDP and Atiku are in court to challenge the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 election by INEC.

The electoral umpire through its counsel had moved a motion on notice praying the Court to strike out some of the allegations made against Tinubu by Atiku in his petition. The electoral body pleaded with the court to strike out 32 allegations made against Tinubu by Atiku in the petition challenging his victory.

El-Rufai vows to sack workers, demolish houses till last day in office

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Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has said he would continue to sack workers, and embark on the demolition of houses and bad structures in the State until the eleventh hour of his administration.

He spoke at a book launch in Kaduna on Saturday, where Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State praised his courage for telling truth to power.

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