Atiku

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission has distanced itself from the “server results ” which the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are laying claim to as the “true results ” of the February 23 election . INEC said this in its reply to the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the PDP and Atiku to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election . The commission , through its lead counsel , Yunus Usman ( SAN ) , said the results of the poll were never transmitted or collated electronically . It added that it kept no such server where such electronically transmitted [Read]

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari . In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal to challenge the declaration of Buhari as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report by Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) , Bruce Fein, former justice department official and his firm Fein & DelValle PLLC registered as foreign agents of PDP and Atiku [Read]

APC drags Atiku, PDP to police, DSS over INEC server hacking, ‘You’re jittery’, PDP fires back

The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress President-elect has formally lodged a complaint against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for criminally hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The complaint lodged in a letter today to the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, followed the citing of alleged election results contained in the server in the petition filed by Abubakar Atiku and the PDP against the election of President Buhari. Atiku claimed he was the winner of the election and that he got 1.6million more votes than President Buhari. The complaint signed by [Read]

Obasanjo congratulates Senator Adeleke, speaks on Atiku’s petition

John Izabi,  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has  congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke following his declaration as the winner of the Osun governorship election by an election petition tribunal. Obasanjo thanked the tribunal for taking deciding to nullify what he described as an illegality. He commended Adeleke for seeking redress in court, adding that it is the right step to take. In a related development, the former President has also described those asking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar not to contest the result of the February 23, 2019 presidential election as enemies of Nigeria. Atiku rejected the 2019 presidential election result as announced by the Independent National Electoral [Read]

Adeleke’s Victory Will boost Atiku’s quest to reclaim “stolen mandate” – CUPP

  The Coalition of United Political Parties has maintained that the judgement delivered by the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal will be a boost to the desire of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to reclaim his “stolen mandate.” It described the judgement of the tribunal that declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of PDP as the winner of the governorship election in the state as a victory for democracy and an affirmation of the sanctity of the ballot. The coalition’s statement by its spokesperson, Imo Ugohinyere, was made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday. Ugochinyere said, “The tribunal has given hope to Nigerians with this [Read]

PRESIDENTIAL POLL: INEC credited invalid votes to Buhari, Atiku tells Tribunal [READ MORE]

  – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had at various stages of the February 23 presidential election, unlawful allocated votes to President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku who made the allegation in the petition he lodged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, said he would adduce oral and documentary evidence to show that results of the election as announced by INEC, especially the votes credited to President Buhari, did not represent the lawful valid votes cast. He alleged that in some states, INEC, deducted lawful votes that accrued to him, in its bid to [Read]

2019: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes, says PDP, Atiku

…file five grounds petition , revisit alleged certificate scam against President Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress , emerged on Tuesday . The petition , which sought to rely on 50 sets of documents , was filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission , Buhari and the APC as the first to the third respondents , respectively . INEC had on February 27 , 2019 declared that Buhari won [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]

BREAKING: Olanipekun, Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo, 15 others to defend Buhari’s election victory [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun ( SAN ), will lead the legal team assembled by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to defend the President’s mandate in court. A former Attorney-General of Ogun State and younger brother to the Vice -President, Akin Osinbajo ( SAN ), as well as the Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo ( SAN ), are among the 18 senior advocates that will go head to head with former Vice -President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. Our source’s correspondent , who [Read]

Alleged election rigging: Atiku, PDP leaders show video proofs to Abdulsalami, Kukah, others [READ MORE]

  Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, have shown video clips of alleged rigging of the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections in the country to members of the National Peace Committee headed by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar ( retd .). They presented the videos in Abuja on Thursday night, NEWS FLAKES NG has learnt. Among those who watched the clips with the former head of state were Cardinal John Onaiyekan and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah . [READ ALSO] ‘My boss sacked me because of my support for Buhari’ – Nigerian driver laments [Read]

POST-ELECTION TENSION: Atiku demands Six Things From Buhari [READ MORE]

Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has presented a six-point demand to President Muhammadu Buhari for post-election peace. Members of the National Peace Committee, led by a former Military leader, Abdulsalam Abubakar met with Atiku, his running mate, Peter Obi and other PDP bigwigs last night. The meeting, we understand, was to persuade the former Vice President to accept defeat. [READ ALSO] Presidential Election Fallout: Abdusalami, Kukah meet Atiku in Abuja [READ MORE] Atiku, who was defeated with a margin of over three million votes by President Buhari on Saturday, had vowed to approach the court to seek redress. Top on Atiku’s demands to Buhari was [Read]

Presidential election fallout: Abdusalami, Kukah meet Atiku in Abuja [READ MORE]

Former military Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar; the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and other members of the National Peace Committee have met with the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Others in the meeting include: Cardinal John Onaiyekan, and Rev. Fr Atta Barkindo of the NPC Secretariat. Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President Bukola Saraki; PDP Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; and other PDP leaders are also in attendance. The meeting, it was learnt, was convened following Atiku’s decision to go to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. The meeting was said to have begun around 6pm, Punch reports. [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Re-elected As Nigeria’s President, defeats Atiku [SEE FINAL RESULTS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari beat Atiku Abubakar in a comprehensive, albeit controversial, victory in the 2019 presidential election, according to the official result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to the final results of the election, Buhari won 15,191,847 votes while Atiku gained 11,262,978 votes, a margin of 3,928,869 votes. The president won in Ekiti (219,231), Osun (347,634), Kwara (308,984), Nasarawa (289,903), Kogi (285,894), Gombe (402,961), Yobe (497,914), Niger (612,371), Jigawa (794,738), and Kaduna (993,445). Other states where he won are Bauchi (798,428), Lagos (580,825), Ogun (281,762), Kano (1,464,768), Katsina (1,232,133), Borno (836,496), Sokoto (490,333), [Read]

Reject presidential results, give FG ultimatum to declare the authentic – Femi Fani tells Atiku

A former aviation minister Femi Fani has reacted to presidential election results saying that Atiku should now brace up to defend the choice of millions of Nigerians who risked their lives on Saturday , defied tyranny and oppression and spoke through the ballot . According to Femi Fani the election was a charade, and has advise the peoples democratic party PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar to reject the results and give the FG an ultimatum to declare the authentic . Atiku has so far defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in most states in South West and South – East. In Anambra , Atiku polled 317, 767 while Buhari had 21, 056. [Read]