Nigeria Elections: Edo herbalist invokes gods against INEC, Yakubu
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Some Nigerians are still not accepting the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, two weeks after the winner was announced.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on March 1 declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the President-elect.
But the result is being contested by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and his counterpart in the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.
2023 elections: Jonathan cautions against do-or-die politics
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned politicians against do-or-die politics ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
Jonathan gave the admonition on Wednesday at Sampou community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State shortly after paying a condolence visit to Governor Douye Diri over the demise of his father, Pa Abraham Diri.
The former President stressed that politics should be about service and not selfish interest, urging politicians to wait for God’s time to get into leadership positions.
Lawyer sues INEC over alleged failure to upload election results on IReV portal
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A lawyer, Bob James, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over its alleged refusal to electronically transmit presidential and National Assembly election results from polling units onto its IReV portal.
In the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, 15 March, the plaintiff listed INEC and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) as defendants.
Setting out the sole issue for the court’s determination, James said INEC was under “statutory duty to upload electronically on its portal the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections held on 25 February…immediately” from every polling station across Nigeria.
Makinde declares half-day holiday on Friday
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The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, approved a half-day holiday for workers in the employ of the state on Friday, March 17, 2023 ahead of Saturday’s elections.
A circular authorised by the Secretary to the state government, Olubanwo Adeosun, said the action became imperative to enable the civil and public servants in the state, who might wish to travel, to vote in the Saturday, March 18 governorship and House of Assembly elections, to do so.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that workers were expected to close at 12PM, with only those handling essential duties expected to remain at their duty posts.
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