I’m confident in Presidential Election Tribunal – Peter Obi
Three weeks after the 25th February Presidential election, Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party, has opened up on the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Source: Daily Post Nigeria
During a Channels Television Interview monitored by DAILY POST on Thursday morning, Peter Obi expressed confidence in the Judiciary. “I am confident in the judiciary. I am because I had stayed in court for three years when people said you couldn’t become a governor through the Court, and I became the first (to reclaim a stolen mandate),” he said.
Peter Obi was dissatisfied with the results the Independent National Electoral Commission announced, declaring Bola Ahmed Tinubu the All Progressives Congress election winner. The former governor has approached the election tribunal claiming he won the election. Similarly, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party has also approached the Court, claiming victory.
FEC Okays Nigeria Agenda 2050
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved Nigeria Agenda 2050 which has six medium-term development plans to run from 2021 to 2050, dealing with various specifics.
Source: Daily Trust
The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, announced this yesterday while briefing State House reporters after the federal cabinet meeting presided over by PresidentMuhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The National Economic Council (NEC) endorsed the agenda 29 months after the president had inaugurated the National Steering Committee for the preparation of the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2021 – 2025 and Nigeria Agenda 2050. He said the medium-term development plans will run from 2021 – 2025, 2026 – 2030, 2031-2035, 2036-2040, 2041 – 2045, and 2046 – 2050.
I never wanted to become vice president – Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he was opposed to becoming Nigeria’s vice president in 2007 but fate has another plan in store for him.
Source: Punch Newspapers
He said he almost cried when he became Nigeria’s number two citizen, adding that he never planned to occupy such a high office at that time. Jonathan made the revelation on Wednesday when he paid a condolence visit to Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, over the death of the governor’s father at Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.
“As a leader in the country who had the privilege of serving at the state level and national level, I can only advise that politics is not about that you must be there. If God wants you to be there, you will be there. “If it is not yet your turn to be there, you will not be there. When I became a vice president I almost cried, I never wanted to, but that was my destiny and I had to move.
INEC didn’t remove Igbo staff from election duties — Lagos REC
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has said the electoral body did not remove the names of persons from the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones from the list of ad hoc staff for Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Source: Punch Newspapers
There were claims on social media that the electoral umpire in Lagos had removed the names of all of its ad hoc staff from the South-East and South-South from election duties for the March 18 elections.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening signed by Mrs. Adenike Tadese, the Head of the Department, of Voter Education and Publicity, Agbaje described the allegations as fake news which should be ignored. The statement read in part, “INEC Lagos State read with great surprise and concern on the social media …the removal of all Igbo and South-South staff in Lagos State from participating as ad hoc staff in the state during the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 18.
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