The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to Nigerians as a farewell speech that is less than a presidential address to the nation.
Shortly after the speech, Atiku in a statement on Thursday, February 14, through his special assistant on publication, Phrank Shaibu, faulted what he described as the president’s attack on the opposition in his nationwide broadcast, Vanguard reports.
Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has stated that President Buhari will get re-elected with or without the votes of Igbos, a tribe of the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
Okorocha made this known on Wednesday at the zonal rallies for Okigwe and Owerri zones, organised in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Some people, especially our brothers, are campaigning now against President Buhari, saying he is Boko Haram and a herdsman.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible.
According to him,
“Following a careful review of the implementation of its
Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed, has alerted Nigerians of the plot by desperate politicians to perpetrate electoral fraud during the forthcoming general election through the use of fake policemen at polling units.
We reports that the IGP raised the alarm on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting on a partnership for monitoring, documenting, reporting and prosecuting vote trading during the 2019 polls, which held at the YarAdua centre in Abuja.
According to him, the police were aware that police uniforms and military regalia have been shipped into the country to be distributed to, and used by impostors on election day to cause mayhem and disrupt the conduct of peaceful and credible elections.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest and produce before it on Friday, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, TheNation has reported.
CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar gave the directive on Wednesday while granting the prosecution’s request that Onnoghen must be compelled to attend the tribunal and plead to the charge of breach of code of conduct (non-declaration of assets) pending against him.
Umar, in a ruling, after taking argument from Aliyu Umar (SAN), for prosecution, and Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) for the defence, granted the request of the prosecution for the issuance of a bench warrant against Onnoghen.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said he would fulfill his promise to restructure Nigeria if elected in Saturday’s election.
Atiku said, unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which allegedly failed to deliver on its promises, he would fulfil his promises to restructure Nigeria and create jobs for millions of unemployed Nigerians.
He spoke in Lagos during the PDP’s presidential rally held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos.
Atiku who addressed the large gathering of PDP supporters also promised to remove congestion in Lagos state which he said had virtually crippled the economy of the state.
Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has alleged of plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to jam all telecommunications networks from 5 am on Saturday till 5pm on Sunday to make it impossible for use of internet and phone calls during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Fayose, who is also the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku/Obi PDP Presidential Campaign Council said the equipment for the sinister plot
arrived the country from Israel last week and test run was done on Thursday and Friday.
Kachikwu said this while speaking with newsmen shortly after the inauguration of a socio-political group, Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) on Wednesday in Asaba.
He said that President Buhari would not encourage anybody to rig in the forthcoming elections.
He commended the Buhari-led administration for the peace recorded in the Niger Delta, saying it has led to the increase in oil production and revenue to the country.
He said the Federal Government had made an impressive mark on the economy, agriculture, security, transportation and roads infrastructure among others.