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Today's Headlines:Atiku, Tambuwal Lead PDP’s Protest To INEC;Banks Obey S-Court, Pay Old Notes

Atiku, Tambuwal Lead PDP’s Protest To INEC

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Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration in Abuja over the conduct of the February 25, presidential and national assembly elections and the declaration of the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as president-elect.

The party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, its national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, and the director general of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, led the protest to the office of the INEC.

They were joined by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC), Board of Trustees (BoT) and the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the party.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions like: “INEC, we say no to election rigging”, “no more cheating”, “it is time for change” and “save our democracy.”

Addressing the protesters before submitting the party’s petition to INEC, Ayu reiterated PDP’s call for the cancelation of the February 25, elections and the conduct of fresh polls that would meet the expectations of Nigerians and the international community.

Banks Obey S-Court, Pay Old Notes

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IN compliance with the March 3, 2023 Supreme Court judgment, which extended the validity of the Central Bank of Nigeria currency redesign policy to December 31, this year, some banks across the country have started paying out the old N500 and N1,000 notes to their customers.

Vanguard findings however, revealed partial compliance as some banks have not followed suit, maintaining that they are awaiting official directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to do so.

The banks that were issuing the old banknotes to their customers yesterday include Guaranty Trust Bank, GTBank, Access Bank, Sterling Bank and Union Bank.

Confirming this development, a customer of Access Bank said that he withdrew N20,000 and was paid with the old N500 and N1,000 notes.

However, an official of the bank, who spoke on condition of anonymity denied that the bank has commenced issuing the old notes to customers, as the CBN has not authorised the banks to do so.

Speaking to Vanguard, a staff GTB, who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the development: “Yes, we paid out N500 and N1,000 to customers today (yesterday).”

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We Have ve No Business With Okowa, PDP In Delta – LP

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The Labour Party (LP) in Delta State has disassociated itself from rumours making the rounds that it was negotiating with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ahead of the 11 March governorship election in the state.

The LP State Chairman, Tony Ezeagwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Monday in Asaba, the state capital, that there was no truth in the rumours.

He said the LP and its supporters in the state remained resolute in their determination to win the governorship election and would never divert their support to any other party.

“The Labour Party in Delta held a meeting yesterday where we discussed the rumours making the rounds that our party candidate, Ken Pela is a stooge to Governor Okowa.

The same rumour being peddled also alleged that my humble self has been settled with one million naira to surrender our support to the PDP.

INEC To Reconfigure BVAS For Governorship Poll

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it needs to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the next round of elections.

The commission stated that it would require sufficient time to reconfigure the BVAS needed to conduct the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections that will hold in the 36 states of the federation, except the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It explained that considering the number of BVAS required to conduct the election across states, INEC would need to reconfigure the BVAS to be used for the March 25 polls and deploy them to polling units across the country.

INEC said its technical team has to be deployed on time to begin the reconfiguration of the devices.

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