Politics

Nobody wants to give me Credit for June 12 election – Babangida

General Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria’s former Head of State, has said nobody gave him credit for the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

He stated this in an exclusive interview with The Crest as he spoke of the intricacies surrounding the election, and the details of what led to the annulment.

His words: “I think people who said that have not been fair to me because when we started the transition programme, I was in the media; I said we will be doing it step by step, by learning.

Buhari declines assent in Electoral Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the Electoral Act 2018 amendment bill to the National Assembly. 

Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who addressed State House Correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja said the President has exercised his powers in line with the constitution on the bill by communicating to the National Assembly.
Enang said details on the President’s Communication on the bill will only be made public by the leadership of the NASS.

Emmanuel Court to Emenike: You’re not Abia APC guber

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday stopped Chief Ikechi Emenike from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Abia state.

  The order of the court followed an exparte application filed by Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah wherein he asked the court to restrain Emenike from parading himself as APC gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 general election having been nominated by Abia state chapter, instead of the National Executive Committee of of APC pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiff/applicant’s motion on notice. 

2019: Buhari must go, says Atiku

.Assures on restructuring

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential standard bearer in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, yesterday promised to restructure Nigeria within six months if given the opportunity to be the president of this country, calling the All Progressives Congress (APC) “a party of liars”. The former vice president stated that he would send Buhari back to Daura, his hometown in Katsina, after the 2019 presidential election.

Why youths rally support for Buni, Yobe APC flag-bearer

By Mohammed Abubakar,

Damaturu

A youth group, Maimala Buni Students Support Group (MMBSSG), has declared its support for the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretary, Maimala Buni, who is also the 2019 Yobe State Governorship candidate on the platform of APC.

The concerned group said that it threw its weight behind Buni because of his contributions to the advancement of the party in the state and Nigeria at large.

2019: What CSOs, political parties agreed on water in Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Bauchi have organised a meeting with political parties and stakeholders on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state.
The discussion on WASH sector was held ahead of the 2019 elections as part of the Vote For WASH campaign and supported by WaterAid Nigeria in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Use your vote for good governance, NOA advises women

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Women have been urged to use their vote to elect credible leaders that could deliver good governance in Nigeria.

How Lagos commissioner dumped APC, declared for PDP

The Lagos state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, has announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje.

Oluwo made the announcement in a resignation letter dated December 3 and addressed to the APC Chairman in the state.

PDP, Sokoto govt attack el-Rufai over rented crowd claim

Secondus: We won’t accept election rigging  

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, dismissed claims by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai of Kaduna State that the party rented crowd from Niger Republic to kick-off its presidential campaign in Sokoto on Monday.
Secondus, who made the clarification in Ilorin, Kwara State at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, noted that the large turnout of members of the party at the rally jolted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

God’ll punish Obasanjo, says Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would receive punishment from God for supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 election.
The former President, Oshiomhole said, should remember that sometime ago, he swore that God should punish him if he ever supports Atiku on his presidential ambition.

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