2023 Elections: Outgoing Governors Who Lost Senatorial Bid
The National Assembly has been described as a ‘retirement home’ for ex-governors who ride on the power of incumbency to win elections into the red and green legislative chambers.
News Source: Channels Television
At least six outgoing governors failed in their attempts to cross over to Nigeria’s Senate after their two-term tenure of eight years each.
The outgoing governors lost the February 25 National Assembly elections in their respective senatorial districts.
Since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999 after years of military rule, the National Assembly which includes the Senate and the House of Representatives has been described as a ‘retirement home’ for former governors who ride on the power of incumbency to win elections into the red and green legislative chambers.
Day 3: INEC Postpones Collation Of Results To 2pm Today
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, explained that though results by some states are already available, the commission expects more states.
News Source: Channels Television
INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, displays a result sheet, during the presentation of final results of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election at the International Conference Centre (ICC), the venue of National Collation Centre in Abuja, Nigeria on February 27, 2023.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the collation of results for the 2023 presidential election at the International Conference Centre in Abuja for the third day.
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, at 12 noon on Tuesday said collation will resume at 2pm. He explained that though results from five states are available, the commission expects at least 10 more states to join today’s collation.
Monday’s collation had ended a few minutes past 10 pm.
2023 Elections | FG To Obasanjo: Don’t Truncate Electoral Process
The information minister expressed shock and disbelief that a former President could throw around unverified claims.
News Source: channels Television
The Federal Government has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo not to truncate the 2023 general elections with his allegedly inciting, self-serving and provocative letter on the polls.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said what the former President “cunningly” framed as an “appeal for caution and rectification” was nothing but a calculated attempt to undermine the electoral process and a wilful incitement to violence.
Presidential election: Atiku edges Obi, Tinubu in Bayelsa
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Bayelsa State.
News Source: Daily Post Nigeria
Atiku edged his counterparts in the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi; and in the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
Atiku won in five out of the eight local government areas with 68,818; Obi secured 50,076, while Tinubu polled 42,572 votes.
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