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Today's Headlines: Battle To Reclaim My Mandate Difficult-Obi, We've Nothing To Hide-INEC To LP Team

Battle to reclaim my ‘mandate’ difficult – Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi on Monday admitted the journey to reclaim his mandate in court would be difficult.

The former Anambra Governor said he was not challenging the declaration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu but the processes that led to his declaration. Obi, who spoke on Arise Television on Monday, urged his supporters to remain calm as he challenges the result of the presidential election of February 25.

On the possible partnership with the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Obi said that there is nothing like that but that “we are challenging a process that is wrong created by INEC to serve a particular purpose.”

He said: “The journey so far has been very tough, difficult because I am trying to change what has kept us where we are now. So it is going to be difficult.

We Have Nothing To Hide, INEC Tells Labour Party Legal Team.

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He made the comment in a meeting with the LP legal team at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

INEC has nothing to hide. Documents available at the HQ will be given immediately,” Yakubu was quoted as saying in a statement on the Commission’s Facebook page.We are meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners today and we will discuss how other documents at the state level could also be made available to you speedily.”

The meeting with INEC officials was held at the Commission’s national headquarters to start the process of inspection of electoral materials used for the February 25 presidential election.

Army warns soldiers against substance abuse.

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The Nigerian Army has called on troops on the frontline to desist from the excessive use of psychoactive drugs.

The service also warned against acts of indiscipline or cowardice at theatres of operations.

The General Officer Commanding 7 Divisional and Commander Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Waidi Shaibu, disclosed this while on an operational visit to assess the combat readiness of frontline troops deployed to Gwoza.

In a post on the official Nigerian Army Facebook page on Monday, Shaibu urged troops to remain dogged and deal decisively with the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists within their Areas of Operations.

It partly read, “The GOC admonished the troops to remain courageous, disciplined and professional in routing the remnants of the BHTs and ISWAP terrorists, urging them to eschew all acts inimical to the actualisation of their operational mandate.

“He warned the troops that acts of indiscipline or cowardice would not be condoned, urging them to desist from substance abuse and be contended with their pay. He urged troops to maintain an offensive posture, charging them to remain vigilant at all times, while equally emphasizing that the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign was by no means over.”

Tinubu’s estranged ally, Aregbesola, rallies support for Sanwo-Olu.

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Ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections in Lagos State, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has met with Igbo residents as well as stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress in the state to rally support for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s re-election.

Addressing the stakeholders at his Ikeja residents on Sunday, Aregbesola who is an estranged ally of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, urged them to ensure the victory of the party by embarking on varying mobilisation and door-to-door campaigns to see to the party’s victory.

These were contained in a statement on Monday by his Media Adviser, Sola Fasure.

Recall that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi polled 582,454 votes to floor the former Lagos state governor and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu who had 572,606 votes in the state.

But Aregbesola urged the stakeholders to allow the sleeping dog to lie, adding that it would be wrong to allow another party to take over Lagos.

He said a win for Sanwo-Olu in Saturday’s governorship election is a move to further attract massive developmental support of the Bola Tinubu presidency to Lagos and Nigeria, in general.

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