Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno, have expressed support for the emergence of Sen. Ali Ndume as President of the 9th National Assembly. They advocated for zoning of the senate presidency to the North East region and called on the National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC), Borno Gov. Kashim Shettima and other stakeholders to support Ndume to clinch the senate apex position. Senator, Ali Ndume, Some of the displaced persons told the Newsmen on Friday in Maiduguri that their appeal was to facilitate effective leadership of the senate toward consolidating successes recorded in the war against insurgency and other national issues. Malam Buba Muhammed, a displaced person, said emergence of Ndume as senate president
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday supported Governor Mohammed Abubakar in challenging in court the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results instead of conducting supplementary elections this weekend in Bauchi State.
Abubakar Atiku , the PDP Presidential candidate in the presidential election that took place on March 9th, has filed a petition to challenge President Buhari being declared winner.
The petition was filed before the tribunal in Abuja on Monday, March 18th, and it asked that he, Atiku, be declared the winner of the election or a fresh poll be conducted.
Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of Aviation, on Tuesday, disclosed that a prominent PDP leader from the Northern part of the country has warned him not to criticize President Muhammadu Buhari again.
According to Fani-Kayode, the PDP leader, also told him that only Northerners should criticize Buhari so as not to upset the North.
The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has ordered the closure of three tertiary institutions in the state following a protest which turned violent in Ilesa.
Oyetola condemning the incident said the closure was with immediate effect.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding with the collation, concluding and announcing the result of the governorship election in Bauchi State held on March 9 by the electoral body.
Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) is not ready to rescind on its decision not to present Governor Rochas Okorocha with the Senate Certificate of return.
Speaking on live television ”Channels’ today, Festus Okoye, the electoral umpire’s director of voter education shared that INEC has investigated the claims that he was declared winner under duress and its true.