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Today's Headlines: Obi Floors Tinubu In Lagos, Atiku Urges INEC to Remain Firm, Resist Pressure

Obi floors Tinubu in Lagos

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, has floored the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State. 

Source: Punch Newspapers

This was based on the collation of results at the Independent National Electoral Commission Lagos State collation center in Yaba. Obi won nine local government areas of the state. 

The LGAs are Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Ojo, and Alimosho. Tinubu triumphed in Agege, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere.

Atiku urges INEC to remain firm, resist pressure

The Director, Strategic Communications for the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Dele Momodu, has on behalf of the council urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to resist the undue pressure being mounted on it by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to subvert the will of Nigerians as freely expressed on Saturday.

Source: Vanguard News

Momodu appealed at an ongoing media briefing in Abuja. The Atiku Campaign commended INEC for holding its own so far. It noted that the APC has been fatally wounded in the North-West and North-East as well as the South-East as such, there was no way the APC can make up the numbers to claim victory.

He explained that available results show that the PDP is doing well except in the South-East where the Labour Party is making a clear sweep. According to him, it is only the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has crossed the threshold of getting 25 percent of the votes in 25 states across geo-political zones and remains confident of victory.

Atiku has won 25 percent of votes in 24 states – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is confident of victory. Director of Strategic Communications, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Dele Momodu, addressed reporters in Abuja.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Momodu announced that Atiku had surpassed 25 percent of the votes in 25 states across all six regions. The PDP charged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to resist the pressure to alter the results.

The party accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of attempting to override the wish of the majority of the electorates. Momodu noted that the APC has been defeated in the North-West, North-East, while South-East results show Labour Party, LP, is in the lead.

National Assembly passes bill to exit pension scheme, PFAs kick

The National Assembly has passed a bill to exempt its workers from the scheme, 18 years after operating the Contributory Pension Scheme.

Source: Punch Newspapers

However, the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria has said that the passage of the bill sets a dangerous precedent for Nigerian workers. PenOp is the umbrella body for all Pension Fund Administrators and Pension Fund Companies. PenOp reacted in a statement titled, ‘Exemption of the National Assembly staff from the Contributory Pension Scheme – Matters arising’.

The statement was to draw the attention of the public to the “Bill for an Act to amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014, to exclude/exempt the National Assembly Service from the Contributory Pension Scheme and establish the National Assembly Service Pension Board; and for Related Matters (HB 2025)” which was recently passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

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