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Today's Headlines: Tinubu’s victory: Peter Obi my hero, made Southern President-elect – Wike, Tinubu’s Victory Stands —NADECO Group Tells PDP, LP

Peter Obi My Hero—Wike

Following the conclusion of the presidential election, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the emergence of the Labour Party, LP, flag bearer, Peter Obi ensured the emergence of a Southern President-elect.

Wike disclosed this while naming Obi as the hero of the presidential election.

News Source: Daily Post

He spoke at a town hall meeting with Igbo traders in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Saturday.

Wike said the states where Obi recorded victories would have been won by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The governor said such a situation would have made the North retain power.

According to Wike: “In this election that we just did, Obi is my hero, as far as I’m concerned. If he didn’t contest, power would have remained in the North, made Southerner President-elect.”

Tinubu’s Victory Stands—NADECO Group Tells PDP, LP

A pro-democracy body, the National Democratic Coalition Renewal Group, on Saturday condemned the opposition to the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect following his victory in the February 25 election.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The National Leader, NADECO Renewal Group, Prof Atilade Adeeyo, who said “a Tinubu presidency is the best that has happened to Nigeria in recent time”, advised the opposition currently waging war against his victory to perish the thought of upturning it.

Adeeyo stated this in a statement after a meeting of the group attended by its leaders across the geopolitical zones.

Kaduna LGA chairman imposes curfew after 10 die in herdsmen attack

Following an attack that left 10 people and a police officer dead, the Kaduna State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in four communities of the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

Yabo Chris Ephraim, Special Assistant (Media) to the executive chairman, Zangon Kataf Local Government Council, in a statement said the curfew was to allow soldiers to restore peace in the area.

The PUNCH reports that a police officer and 10 others lost their lives on Saturday night following an attack by terrorists suspected to be herdsmen in the LGA.

Afenifere’s division over Tinubu deepens

The division in Afenifere over President-elect Bola Tinubu deepened, yesterday, as Emeritus Leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, rejected the position of Afenifere under the leadership of Pa Ayo Adebanjo that Mr. Peter Obi won the February 25 election that produced Tinubu.

News Source: Vanguard

The Adebanjo group had said, last week, that no one should send congratulatory messages to the president-elect under the Afenifere umbrella.

The group had, after a special general meeting held at the Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State country home of Adebanjo, insisted that” the results of the lawful votes at the election available to the Afenifere through credible sources confirm that His Excellency Peter Gregory Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, won the said election and we thus support his decision challenging the contrary declaration by the INEC”.

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