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DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

‘Buhari Has No Capacity To Manage This Country, Because He is Busy Managing Himself’ – Afegbua

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges. PDP’s spokesperson Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived into the country from his ‘private’ visit to the United Kingdom, said the President lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis. “The President has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] He accused the Federal Government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]

We transmitted election results to INEC server – Commission’s staff back Atiku

– Some members of the adhoc staff of INEC have admitted to transmitting the result of the presidential election to the commission’s server – APC had challenged Atiku Abubakar’s claim that he obtained results from INEC server showing his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari – Standing as witnesses, some presiding officers of the commission claimed to have truly sent the presidential election result to the server Some presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission’s server. The INEC staff members numbering 13, who claimed to have served in Borno and Yobe, made the submission [Read]

BOOM! INEC will make Guinness book of records for organising worst election in history – Galadima

** Challenges Buhari, APC leaders to swear with Quran, Bible on rigging election A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buba Galadima, has hit out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enter the Guinness book of records for organising the worst election in history. This is just as Galadima challenged chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to boldly swear before the Holy Quran and Bible that they didn’t rig the recently concluded presidential election. In an interview with the Sun , Galadima said: “INEC was only independent in name during the elections as it surrendered its mandate to the whims and caprices [Read]

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]