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Today's Headlines: You’re our problem not Wike-Amaechi to Rivers people, poll will be reversed-Atiku

You’re our problem, not Wike – Amaechi tells Rivers people

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has told Rivers State people that they are the problem in the state and not Governor Nyesom Wike.

Amaechi said this while calling on Rivers people to come out and vote, stating that it’s the only way to put an end to misrule by the Wike-led government.

The former Rivers State governor spoke on Wednesday during his campaign visit to the popular Mile 3 Market in Port Harcourt and electoral wards in Etche and Ikwerre Local Government Areas to canvass voters for the APC’s Governorship candidate, Tonye Cole.

Amaechi said, “Wike is tribalistic. Wike doesn’t even support the Ikwerre people, Wike supports only himself and his pocket, and his garrulous mouth. We’ll win. You need to come out and vote and make us win.

“People are tired of Wike and his stealing…If he has shame, he wouldn’t have gone on national television and say when Atiku was demonstrating at the INEC office, he was drinking 40 years old whiskey. Is he well?

He added, “Wike isn’t our problem, you’re the problem. If he comes here now [with money], you start dancing. If Wike gives you ten million naira and when you give him power, he steals one billion naira. Wike has abandoned everything, schools, health centres. In Rivers State, Wike is the contractor and all the money is in his pocket.”

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2023 presidential poll will be reversed ― Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had assured that the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the February 25 presidential poll will be reversed in due course because the electoral umpire failed to adhere to Electoral Act, 2022 and its own guidelines.

In a broadcast to the nation on Wednesday on the Saturday state governorship and houses of assembly elections, he urged the people not to lose hope as he champions the cause to reclaim what he called “our mandate.”

The former vice president affirmed that the outcome of the election was grossly tainted and does not reflect the will of the people, saying that INEC’s alleged manipulation of the process was a clear breach of the Electoral Act.

Atiku urged the people not to be deterred but to use the Saturday exercise to demonstrate their anger against “the sham of an election of February 25.”

Support Tinubu to build Nigeria, Ondo youths tell Obi, Atiku

The Ondo State chapter of the Nigeria Youths Coalition for Good Governance has called on the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Atiku and his counterparts in the Labour Party, Peter Obi to give peace a chance for the unity of Nigeria.

The group in their congratulatory message to president-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also described him as a ” resilient and dogged ” politician.

The youths in a statement, signed by its national president, Olumide Araoyinbo, at the end of its meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, described Tinubu’s unique leadership style and his approach to governance as part of the major qualities that set him apart from the crowd.

The group’s president stated that ” It is time for the two runners-up to join hands with Asiwaju Tinubu in his onerous task of building a nation for us. We plead that they forget about self-interest and work for the unity and development of the country.”

They also commended the two runners-up in the election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for putting up a good fight,

Araoyinbo, however, urged them to “imbibe the spirit of good sportsmanship and embrace the winner in the interest of the country”.

Vote APGA to honour Ojukwu, Abaribe tells electorates

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has appealed to the Abia electorate to vote for Prof. Gregory Ibe, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in honor of its founder, the late Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu.

He made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in his country home on Wednesday night.

Speaking on the chances of APGA winning the governorship election, Abararibe noted that the party has a bright chance of taking the crown on Saturday.

“This is the party for Ndigbo. This is the party that Ojukwu bequeathed Ndigbo and it is the party that takes the interest of Ndigbo at heart.”

“It is the party that ‘Mmaya Ndigbo’ is their Senator, which means it is the party to beat.”

Abaribe said that having won his two cases at the Supreme Court, the electorate would not hesitate to vote massively for the party’s governorship candidate.

Your day of reckoning is near: Oyetola’s camp attacks Adeleke

The camp of Gboyega Oyetola has accused Governor Ademola Adeleke of mismanaging N90 billion accrued to the state in the last 100 days of his administration.

Mr. Tajudeen Lawal, the acting Chairman of the party in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo, alleged that Adeleke had been spending government funds lavishly and frivolously without necessarily reversing his earlier order of freezing the state’s account.

Lawal said that Adeleke should be ready to account for any money he might have spent without due process on “the day of reckoning which is knocking”.

He alleged that the government got N11 billion from Siftas; N5 billion from NG CARES; N6.7 billion from Federal Government parastatal tax liability; N3.2 billion for women projects; N4.9 billion for State Ease of Doing Business Reforms and N14 billion left in the kitty by the Oyetola administration, among others.

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