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Drama as OGD returns from political retirement after 24hrs, ‘agrees’ to lead supporters to APC [READ MORE]

Barely 24 hours after he announced his departure from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Sunday agreed to lead his supporters to join the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).  NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Daniel resigned from the party and also quit “partisan politics.” [READ ALSO] Former Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel quits partisan politics, writes Uche Secondus [READ MORE] However, in dramatic twist on Sunday, OGD as popularly called, addressed his supporters and loyalists at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on why “he decided to quit partisan [Read]

Buhari poorer than in 2015, says Osinbajo [READ MORE]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is probably poorer now than when he became President of Nigeria in 2015. The Vice President stated this on Thursday night when he hosted a dinner in honour of volunteers who canvassed for votes for the All Progressives Congress, APC during the campaigns in the general election, at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, “When I looked at his assets declaration form, I was checking it in 2015, I said to him, “Mr President, I am so much richer than you, it is an embarrassment.” He further said, “I am only a soldier, you are [Read]

Presidential Poll: Tribunal Grants Buhari, APC Access To Inspect Election Materials [READ MORE]

The Election Petition Tribunal for the February 23 presidential election has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the elections. Buhari and the APC had applied in separate motions for ex parte orders to be granted to them to inspect the materials. The applications were made in preparation of its defence team against expected petitions to be filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the election. Earlier on March 6, 2019, the tribunal, led by Justice Abdu Aboki, granted same order to PDP to inspect the election materials. In the [Read]

Don’t Pocket Oyo Govt Like APC did, Obasanjo Advises Makinde [READ MORE]

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, not to run a Democratic system that would put the government of the state in his pocket. Obasanjo said Makinde has the onerous task of striving to transform the capital of former old Western Region, urging the people to keep supporting him to succeed when eventually sworn-in. The elder statesman gave the advice when he received the Governor-elect, his Deputy, Akeem Ademola, Oyo state chairman of PDP, Kunmi Mustapha, Bose Adelabu, Lagos state PDP chairman, Dominic Agboola among others at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state. The ex-Head of States described such government that serves [Read]

INEC lacks power to ‘withhold’ my certificate of return — Okorocha [READ MORE]

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission lacked power to withhold his certificate of return as the senator-elect for the Imo West. He described the electoral body’s decision to withhold his certificate as part of efforts aimed at making him irrelevant ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Okorocha said this at the Government House, Owerri on while addressing some youths who paid him a solidarity visit. He said only a court had the power to nullify any election after a winner had been declared. He denied the allegation that INEC’s returning officer declared him winner of the senatorial election under duress, describing the allegation [Read]

Buhari: I’ll leave legacy of free, fair elections [READ MORE]

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections must be free, fair and credible. The President spoke in Daura when he hosted Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari. Masari visited the President to inform him of his victory in last Saturday’s governorship poll. The President praised Nigerians, who heeded to his pre-election appeals to cast their votes peacefully. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described last Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections as largely successful. He said: “I have maintained a position that elections must be free [Read]

Kano re-run: PDP will receive shocker of its life – Ganduje

Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and his supporters will receive the shocker of their lives in the scheduled rerun governorship election in the state. Ganduje said he was unperturbed by the wishful thinking and slapdash deportment of the PDP candidate considering what happened in the inconclusive election widely characterized by alleged vote buying and voter’s intimidation by the party. The chairman, Publicity committee of the APC for 2019 Election, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement on Tuesday that the APC and its candidate remained upbeat and sure of victory as Kano remained an APC state. He said [Read]

Okorocha in more troubles as INEC removes name from Senators-elect list [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that outgoing Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha appears to be in more troubles as he’s yet to be officially recognised as a senator-elect. About a week ago, the governor was also suspended by his party, the APC. The name of Mr Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State, was excluded from the list of senators-elect published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The commission in a post on its official website said it will issue certificates of return to all “successful candidates in 2019 National Assembly elections” on Thursday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. INEC noted that only senators-elect as listed on [Read]

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday continued its declaration of results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections conducted across the country on Saturday. But for the first time since 1999 that the nation embraced democracy, INEC declared governorship poll in six states inconclusive. The states affected are Kano , Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa and Plateau . While INEC has stopped the announcement of results in Rivers State due to the violence that engulfed the state , the commission has also controversially halted the announcement of the governorship election in Kano State which shows the Peoples Democratic Party is leading. Consequently , the PDP has accused the [Read]

OFFICIAL: PDP takes Over Oyo, as Seyi Makinde is declared winner [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Seyi Makinde, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of the Oyo state gubernatorial election. He polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 357,982 votes. The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state, capital. Below is the result: Ibadan north-west: PDP 20,715 – APC 10,221 Ibarapa east: PDP 13,002 – APC 8,646 Atiba: PDP 14, 636 – APC 9,690 Kajola: PDP 13,600 – APC 12,982 Ido: PDP 16, 726 – APC 8,585 Lagelu: PDP 16,217 – APC [Read]