2023: “Arsonists account details from holding elections” – INEC Chairman

…Says Commission will reprint burnt PVCs in 2 days The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the arsonists attacking the commission’s facilities nationwide cannot stop the forthcoming 2023 elections. The INEC boss, who said this yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during an on-the-spot assessment of the burnt office in Abeokuta-South by suspected arsonists, described the arsonists as “undemocratic and retrogressive elements.” Recall that arsonists had on November 10 razed down the Commission’s office at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta South Local Government Area, and…

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Political Killings: Labour Party Women Leader shot dead in Kaduna

The Labour Party, LP, Women Leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, Mrs. Victoria Chintex, has been shot dead by suspected assassins.  According to sources, the gunmen stormed her residence on Monday night and shot her dead, while her husband sustained gunshot injuries. Confirming the incident yesterday, the Labour Party Publicity Secretary, Zone-3, Kaduna State, Edward Simon Buju, in an issued statement described the Late Chintex as a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated woman, who died at a time the Party and the country needed her most. He called on the people of…

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2023 Anti-Candidate Plan: “Do not work against Tinubu” – MURIC warns Northern Governors 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has told some Northern governors who are allegedly ‘planning’ to work for Atiku Abubakar to defeat Bola Tinubu to shelve the plan. The group, in a statement issued by its director Professor Ishaq Akintola, yesterday, said there is no alternative to Tinubu. The statement read in part: “Our position is based on the declaration of the twelve Northern governors who pitched their camp with Bola Ahmed Tinubu by insisting that power must shift to the South just before the presidential primaries. “We have no scintilla…

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2023: 26% of Nigerian electorate willing to sell votes in 2023 election – NOI Poll

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOI Polls has revealed that 26 percent of registered voters would be willing to sell their votes for monetary or material gains during the 2023 general election. According to the report titled “Vote-Buying Poll’ released on Monday, 26 percent translates to about 7.3 million votes, which is enough to boost any candidate’s chances of winning. Overall, the poll revealed that 30 percent of respondents who have registered to vote during the election claimed that they would accept gifts or favours from politicians and their…

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2023: APC raises ₦‎190m in donations in less than two minutes

The APC has broken a fundraising record in the annals of our political history.  Yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the APC Presidential Campaign Council unveiled a crowd funding for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, and in less than two minutes raised over N190 million. Considering that no individual can donate more than N50 million, this is good news for the APC and a big boost to the ruling party. This demonstrates that Nigerians believe in the ability of the APC presidential candidate and his running mate…

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2023 Ward Congresses: Buhari’s in-law resigns from APC over Guber primaries crisis

An in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). His resignation follows the controversy, which trailed the governorship primaries of the ruling party in Kaduna over the alleged non conduct of APC Ward Congresses in the State.   Sha’ban, who lost the party’s ticket to Senator Uba Sani, had challenged Sani’s victory in court. However, two weeks ago, the Kaduna court threw away the case, saying it lacked jurisdiction to entertain it. At a news briefing yesterday, a letter which Sha’aban…

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2023: “ICC is not competing with PCC” – TSG National Coordinator

The two Presidential Campaign Councils of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not competing with each other, but working towards the success of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the general elections. National Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, (ICC), Ali Silas Agara, stated this when he supervised the inauguration of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of the Media Directorate, under the Director, Media, of the Council, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, yesterday, in Abuja. According to him, “The ICC and the Presidential Campaign Council, (PCC) are working…

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2023 Elections: “Our allegiance, loyalty is to Nigerians” — INEC

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that its allegiance and loyalists are to Nigerians. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave this assurance at the opening of a two-day induction retreat for the commission’s Administrative Secretaries in Lagos. The electoral body also warned its staff against compromise. In his opening remarks, Yakubu, who was represented by the INEC National Commissioner, Election and Party Monitoring Committee, Sam Olumekun, said that the retreat was part of the preparation of INEC…

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2023: Nigerians anxiously asking for violence-free election – Stakeholders

As political campaigns intensify and enter a crucial stage ahead of the 2023 general election in Nigeria, there are concerns among stakeholders that the wave of violence could undermine the credibility of the poll. They are, therefore, asking the contenders to play by the rule and ensure violence-free polls. In the last few weeks, since electioneering started, there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of violent attacks on parties’ campaign trains and also on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Observers say it is the…

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2023: Middle-Belt presidency agitation leader, Ayom, declares for Tinubu

…Donates structures Leader of the Middle-Belt presidency agitations, Moses Ayom has declared support for the presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Benue-born philanthropist, who has been playing roles in the economic policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, also donated some multi-billion campaign structures to the Senator Abu Ibrahim-led Independent Campaign Council, ICC, of Tinubu. At the weekend in Abuja, he led the national coordinator of ICC and former deputy governor of Nasarawa state, Silas Agara, in company of Pius Akinyelure,…

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