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Dele Momodu: It’ll be almost impossible for Obi to win, Atiku has best chance

Dele Momodu, director of strategic communications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, says it will be impossible for Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) to win the presidential election.

Speaking on Thursday when he featured on an Arise Television Programme, Momodu said Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP, has the best chance to win among the presidential candidates.

“I know it will be almost impossible for him to win but I am not God,” he said.

“You see, the configuration of Nigeria is what has convinced me that Atiku has the best chance.

"The history of Nigeria has also convinced me that history is still repeating itself like it did in 1979, in 1983, when we had Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the south-west.

“We had Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe in the south-east; we had Shagari from the north-west; we had Baba Aminu Kano in Kano; just like we have Kwankwaso today. So, it’s a repeat.

“Whenever two strong southern candidates meet a main northern candidate, it is impossible to beat them."

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Buhari arrives in Daura ahead of Saturday’s elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, his hometown, for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

He was earlier received at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina by Governor Aminu Masari, Katsina State Chief Judge, Musa Danladi-Abubakar, and the Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Nuhu-Danja.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in the zone, Ahmed Abdulrahman, and heads of other security agencies were also on hand to receive the president while on his way to Daura.

Politicians, businessmen and senior civil servants were also on the ground to welcome the president.

Mr Buhari will leave office on 29 May after serving out his final four-year term.

The president’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fielding a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, as its presidential candidate.

INEC in Imo distributes election materials amidst insecurity

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo State has commenced the distribution of election materials to various local government areas for the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections amidst complaints of insecurity in some areas of the state.

INEC, in the presence of heads of security agencies in the state, political party agents and observers, had earlier carried out an inspection of the materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria premises to ensure that they were complete and intact before distribution.

The election materials distributed include sensitive and non-sensitive materials, Biometric Voters Accreditation, election result sheets and ballot materials amongst others.

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Sylvia Agu, said the exercise was to showcase INEC’s preparedness for the election after which they would dispatch the materials to various council areas in the state.

LP's Enugu Senatorial candidate, Chukwu reportedly shot dead, burnt inside vehicle

Labour Party’s (LP) Senatorial candidate for Enugu East, Bar Oyibo Chukwu has reportedly been shot dead three days to the presidential and senatorial elections.

Though details of his death are still sketchy, Chukwu was said to have been shot dead and then burnt inside the vehicle he was in.

It was gathered that the deceased was gunning for the senate, with his opponents being Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP) and of Ada Ogbu (APC).

Supporters of Peter Obi have expressed anger and bitterness over the reported death of the candidate three days to the elections.

An unverified video on social media showed a man burnt inside a campaign vehicle with people around the scene weeping and wailing

Thousands Of APC, LP Members Join Atiku/Okowa Team

With less than 30 hours to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, no fewer than 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP) have collapsed their structures into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The decampees, whose structures had all along worked for the APC and LP across the country, changed loyalty to the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar at an event organised by the Atiku Youth World Outreach on Thursday in Abuja.

The spokesperson for the defectors who came on the aegis of Concerned Nigerian Youths, Mr Uko Miracle, handed over the decampees to the PDP.

In his remarks, Miracle said that the youths decided to pledge their loyalty to Atiku because of his experience in governance.

87m PVCs collected, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 87,209,007 permanent voter cards (PVC) have been collected across the country.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairperson, announced the development on Thursday during a media briefing at the national collation centre in Abuja.

The commission had initially fixed December 12 to January 22 for the exercise in all the 774 LGAs. The commission then extended the deadline till January 29 and then again till February 5.

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