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Today's Headlines:I Respect Tinubu But Won’t Join APC—Fayose, Court Grants Atiku, Obi Access To BVAS

I Respect Tinubu But Won’t Join APC—Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday said he would never join the All Progressives Congress even though he had respect for the party’s presidential candidate and Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The former governor also backtracked on his earlier comment that he had resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party following the party’s loss in Saturday’s presidential election.

Fayose, who said he remained a PDP member, said he only stepped aside.

The former governor in a statement titled, ‘I didn’t resign from PDP, I only stepped aside – Ayo Fayose’, urged Nigerians to continue to support and vote for the PDP, especially in the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections.

Court Grants Atiku, Obi Access To BVAS

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday granted leave to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as well as his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to have access to all the sensitive materials the Independent National Electoral Commission used for the conduct of the February 25 presidential election.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

A panel of the appellate court led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh made the order after it heard two separate ex parte applications the two aggrieved presidential candidates filed alongside their political parties.

Listed as respondents in the matter were INEC, All Progressives Congress, and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the election and is now the President-elect.

Seven PDP states withdraw case against Tinubu’s election

Seven state governments under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party have withdrawn their suit filed before the Supreme Court against the Federal Government challenging the results of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The states, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba and Sokoto, discontinued the suit which had their attorneys-general as plaintiffs and the Attorney General of the Federation as the sole defendant.

The states had in the originating summons marked, SC/CV/354/2023, sought an order of the apex court directing a wholistic review of all results so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

We’ve evidence to prove Obi won Akwa Ibom – PCC

The Director-General Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Capt. Augustine Okon, on Friday expressed confidence that the mandate given to Peter Obi during the just concluded presidential elections would be recovered through legal means.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

Obi while addressing a conference on Thursday indicated his readiness to challenge the result of the election.

Okon said, “The PCC Akwa Ibom State has collated enough evidence to prove that His Excellency Peter Obi won the election in Akwa Ibom State and will liaise with the legal team to ensure that the stolen mandate is recovered.

“You are aware that prior to the election, the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had promised Nigerians that all unit results will be uploaded to the IReV portal from such units through BVAS. But without any notification or explanation, INEC proceeded to manually collate and announce the so-called election results.”

Peter Obi is Nigeria's most dangerous, divisive politician - Tinubu's campaign council

The APC’s Presidential Campaign Council has described Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi as Nigeria’s most dangerous and divisive politician.

News Source: PM News

Dele Alake, Special adviser on Media and Communication, APC PCC, at a news conference in Abuja, said “for Obi, he would go down as Nigeria’s most dangerous and divisive politician. He elevated his well-known clannish mentality to a most unfortunate height by openly anchoring his campaign on religion and ethnicity.

“He presented himself as a poster boy for and a champion of our country’s fault lines. He took advantage of our youths whose expectations are fast paced, who are uninterested in excuses, and who were in search of a hero.

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Ayodele Fayose Ekiti State Obi Tinubu


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