2023: PDP Govs. Forum urges NASS to entrench electronic transmission of results 

…Accuses Buhari, APC for converting Aso Villa to new APC HQ Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, otherwise known as PDP Governors’ Forum, (PDP-GF), yesterday called on the federal lawmakers to entrench electronic transmission of results for free, fair and credible elections in the country. The Chairman of PDP-GF and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, disclosed this in a communique issued at the end of the 11th meeting of the Forum, which was held in Bauchi. The Forum requested the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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PDP governors meet today in Bauchi on state of the nation, unemployment, Electoral Act, others

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) will today, Monday, meet in Bauchi, to examine and deliberate on the current state of the nation and their respective States. Other issues the governors will deliberate on include unemployment, the generally parlous state of the Nigerian economy, the health of Nigeria’s democracy, including the Electoral Act Amendment and Constitution Alteration Bills pending before the National Assembly. The governors, under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, in a statement by its Director-General, Hon. CID Maduabum, said that the meeting…

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NPA probe: PDP demands prosecution of sacked DG, Hadiza Bala-Usman

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has demanded the immediate prosecution of indicted and now sacked Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, over exposed looting of over N165 billion in the agency. The party insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari should not just “ease out” Bala Usman, but must go ahead to prosecute her over the alleged looting including revelations from the office of the Auditor General, which also unearthed the alleged stealing of unremitted deductions to Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS), amounting to over N3bn, over…

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‘APC consensus candidate arrangement is a plot to impose Jonathan on the party’ – Arewa group cry out

A group, under the auspices of ‘Arewa 2023 Agenda for Peaceful Transition’, has said that the National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John Akpanudoehede, has vindicated the group’s revelation on APC’s plan to give its next presidential ticket to former President Goodluck Jonathan. “Some Nigerians were initially doubting us, on the grand plot to foist former President on the APC in 2023”, the group explained in a statement by its National Chairman – Usaini Ibrahim on Wednesday, in Kaduna. It would be recalled that Senator…

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Electoral Act Bill: PDP heads to court, insists on electronic transmission of results

…Says APC has murdered democracy…”We have capacity for electronic transmission in remote areas” – INEC The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has vowed not allow the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led National Assembly to “murder democracy” in Nigeria, vowing to head to court to challenge the decision of the senate to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from transmitting election results directly from polling units. Lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly had been at loggerheads over electronic transmission of results earlier in the week. The House was…

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Opposition lawmakers stage walkout as Reps pass Electoral Act without electronic transmission of election results

…Stops use of card readers The House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, titled: “An Act to repeal the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and enact the Electoral Act 2021, to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory elections; and for related matters“. This followed the adoption of a Motion by the majority leader of the House, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, that “amendments such as card reader, electronic and technological devices deleted”. The Motion, which was seconded by the chief whip Mohammed…

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Electoral Act: “Why we walked out” – PDP lawmakers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives has condemned Deputy Speaker of the House, Idris Wase, for the process of the passage of the Electoral Act. The PDP caucus reportedly staged a walkout in protest against the process of passage of the Bill. Wase, who is the chairman of the Committee of the Whole, had promised the opposition lawmakers that he will reconsider clause 52 of the Bill. It would be recalled that section 52 stalled the process on Thursday as the members disagreed on the electronic…

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Court process on to declare Gusau as Zamfara governor’ ― PDP

…Cautions Police over harassment The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has condemned the reported attempt by the police to undermine the statutory powers of the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, pointing out that the State governor, Bello Matawalle, has already decided to vacate his office by decamping to the All Progressives Congress, (APC). In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the Party informed that the process has begun in the High Court to formally declare the deputy governor as the substantive State Chief Executive.…

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2023: Kwankwaso speaks on dumping PDP for APC

Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has reacted to reports that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A media aide to Kwankwaso, Saifullahi Hassan, disclosed that the report making the rounds that Kwankwaso plans to return to the APC was false. The leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement also confirmed that he is not planning to float a new political party to challenge PDP and APC for presidency in 2023. Meanwhile, the Kano State Commissioner for Rural…

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PDP decries alleged move to promote indicted Magu

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) yesterday described the alleged plan by the Presidency to promote the ousted acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as outrageous despite his open indictment for corruption and abuse of office. PDP said the allegation further confirms that the President Muhammadu Buhari government “is a sanctuary of corruption”. According to the PDP, it is a direct slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians that the Buhari administration is planning to promote Magu to Assistant Inspector-General of Police, despite being indicted in…

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