Use Legal Means To Seek Redress, US Urges Atiku, Obi, Others
The United States (US) on Thursday urged aggrieved parties and candidates in last Saturday’s Nigeria’s Presidential election to use all legal means to correct the anomaly observed during the elections.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday declared Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the winner of the presidential election.
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The APC candidate polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rivals Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes and Labour Party’s Peter Obi who scored 6,101,533 votes to come third and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP’s) Rabiu Kwankwaso, who received 1,496,687 votes in the fourth place.
The spokesperson for the State Department, Ned Price, who congratulated Nigerians and the president - elect, Bola Tinubu, in a statement, said Nigerians were clearly within their rights to have such concerns and should have high expectations for their electoral processes in the just - concluded presidential poll.
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Violence: Sokoto APC Counter PDP Claims
All progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto state has denied any involvement in the electoral violence that erupted in the state during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections in the state.
In a counter press conference yesterday, the state APC chairman, Hon. Isa Sadiq Acida said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was playing to the gallery for accusing APC of perpetrating the violence.
News Source: Leadership News
He said that, “APC does not begrudge the PDP in the state of their right to agree or disagree with the election results, as the process that produced the results has been widely adjudged by both local and international observers as free, fair and credible.
“Democracy is mostly a mixed grill of successes and failures and as a true democrat one have to accept failures when they come.
Lawsuit against Kannywood actress Hadiza transferred to Upper Sharia Court
A Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna on Friday transferred a breach of trust and cheating suit filed against a popular Kannywood actress, Hadiza Aliyu-Gabon to an Upper Sharia Court.
The judge, Malam Isiyaku Abdulrahman, transferred the case to the upper shari’a court in Tudun Wada, following the complainant’s counsel, Malam Nurudeen Murtala’s prayer.
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While transferring the case, the judge accused the counsel of wanting to waste the court’s time.
"You have two options. One is for me to strike out the case or transfer it to another court,” the judge said.
Bala Musa a civil servant had dragged the actress to court for refusing to marry him.
Musa told the court, “So far I have spent N396,000 on her. Anytime she asks for money, I give her without hesitation with the hope that we will marry”.
We did not lose: Lagos PDP candidates send message to INEC
Lagos PDP Candidates in the just -concluded National Assembly Election on Thursday called on INEC to audit and review all collated results with Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in the Lagos West and Lagos Central Senatorial Districts.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos, the candidates jointly pointed out that they didn’t lose the elections going by the results obtained by their agents from each of the polling units in their districts as contained in INEC Form EC8A used to record votes.
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According to them, INEC must use the window of seven days allowed by law to compare and audit results announced with the one transmitted through BVAS into INEC IReV (result viewing portal).
The candidates at the conference include Otunba Segun Adewale, the PDP Senatorial candidate for Lagos West and his counterpart in Lagos Central, Prince Wale Gomez; Mr Olumuyiwa Owadara, the PDP Candidate in Oshodi-Isolo Federal Constituency I and his counterpart in Somolu, Mr Oluwaseyi Olowu (Chicago)
Speaking, Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, said that he was still marvelled at where INEC got the figure collated to return the winner in the poll, saying the collated results did not correspond with what PDP agents had in Form EC8A used to record votes of each political party.
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