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Today's Headlines: Obi, Others Agree On Processes; Europe Visit: Tinubu’s Men Yet To Learn From Buhari - Bwala

Presidential Tribunal: Obi, Others Agree On Processes

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The Presidential Petition Election Court (PREPEC) has adjourned the petition by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to Wednesday, May 17, to enable parties to harmonise their processes.

The tribunal adjourned the petition, which was against INEC, Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, and APC, after an agreement by the lawyers to harmonise their processes.

All the parties in Obi’s petition, Number CA/PEPC/03/2023, agreed to review the processes and motions and decide on them.

At the resumed pre-hearing yesterday, the lead counsel of the LP, Levi Uzoukwu (SAN), requested the adjournment of the motions on their petition to Wednesday next week to enable all non-contentious processes filed to become ripe for hearing.

He said all parties in the petition had agreed that only non-controversial motions would be entertained by the tribunal.

Tinubu’s Men Yet To Learn From Buhari –Bwala

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Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar said the media aides of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu have yet to learn from the experience of President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trips abroad.

Bwala stated this in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The Atiku’s spokesperson was reacting to the departure of Tinubu from Nigeria to Europe earlier today (Wednesday).

Bwala claimed Tinubu’s trip was a medical follow-up and not a working trip, as stated by the Tinubu’s media team.

He said calling Tinubu’s journey a working trip was wrong because he’s not the President yet.

Bwala stated, “Now they have learned to call the medical follow-up trip a working trip. Hold on; he is not yet the president, so technically, it is wrong to call it a working trip or visit. His media people should learn to humanize him so they do not have to make lies statecraft.

Ndigbo Hails APC For Adopting Kalu For Deputy Speaker

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The Chidi Ibeh-led faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, hailed the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt the member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Ben Kalu, as preferred candidate for Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 10th assembly.

The Igbo group maintained he is the best candidate from the South East for the position.

In a statement, in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, the Secretary General of the factional apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, maintained that the choice of Kalu was based on his unassuming disposition and track record of accomplishments.

Isiguzoro pleaded with other elected members, especially those from the South East, to support him.

According to the group, Kalu’s experience as the Chairman of House Committee on Information will assist the APC leadership and President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to curb activities of Biafra agitators and other secessionists.

He added that zoning the position to the region would promote national integration, unity, equity, justice, fairness, national prosperity and multi-ethnic diversity of Nigeria.

52 Northern Groups kick Against APC’s Adoption Of Akpabio, Abbas

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The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG has rejected the adoption of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, as the next Senate President and Speaker of the House of the Green Chamber, respectively.

The group also called on the attention of the incoming President to watch his back and guard against entrenched ‘Judases’ who are bent on pitching him against democracy.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, CNG’s Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman cautioned the President-elect against the antics of vested personal interests.

According to him, “We emphatically call on the leadership of the APC to reclaim its statesmanship by immediately reversing the decision on Akpabio and Abbass, and setting the stage for the emergence of a credible National Assembly leadership through democratic elections by its members as enshrined in our Constitution.

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