Presidential Election

BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar Emerges as CUPP Consensus Presidential Candidate [READ MORE]

  Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), the umbrella body of over 45 major opposition parties, has adopted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as its consensus candidate. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Coalition reached the decision on Wednesday at a closed door deliberation held at Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja. The endorsement enjoyed the majority support of the 41 political parties in attendance. In a statement issued by CUPP’s spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, he said the coalition arrived at the former Vice President’s candidacy after he ticked all the boxes and met all the criteria used by the opposition. According to Ugochinyere, some of the yardsticks [Read]

Atiku Vows to make Nigeria Better, Reveals Policy Plan – READ MORE

  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has launched his policy plan for Nigeria and vowed to attract investments and support 50 million Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises, if elected as president in 2019. At the launch in Yola, Abubakar said the purpose was to double the size of Nigeria Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to 900 billion dollars by 2025. He said the investments would create a minimum of 2. 5 million jobs annually and lift at least 50 million people from poverty in the first two years. Abubakar said he would help create jobs by innovating flagship programmes such as the national open apprenticeship [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Cameroon’s Paul Biya is re-elected President for the 7th time – READ MORE

  YAOUNDE – Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, won a landslide victory Monday in a controversial presidential election as the government tightened security and gunfire erupted in the country’s volatile English-speaking regions. The Constitutional Council, dominated by Biya loyalists, said Monday the 85-year-old leader had won 71.3 percent of votes in the October 7 poll marred by allegations of widespread fraud, low voter turnout, and violence. FOREIGN SCENE: Trump confirms US to pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia – READ MORE Council head Clement Atangana said opposition challenger Maurice Kamto, was a far second with 14.2 percent of the vote. Movement for [Read]

INEC, APC should learn from us, says PDP on convention

  Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) need to learn how to conduct credible and peaceful elections from the PDP. Ologbondiyan said this on Sunday at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. He took a swipe at the ruling party, saying the country has not witnessed a democratic and peaceful election since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office. “We promised a free, fair, credible and transparent process and we have delivered all these,” he said. “Our wish now is for the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress [Read]

2019 PRESIDENCY: Atiku Hails Obasanjo in his Acceptance Speech as PDP Candidate

  Abubakar Atiku presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has praised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the role he played in his development in politics. He paid tribute to Obasanjo on Sunday while giving his acceptance speech at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. Atiku emerged winner of the party’s presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in his acceptance speech, Atiku said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007. He also described the primary election as the most credible since the return of democracy [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Meet 40 – year old Newly Elected President of Zimbabwe, NELSON CHAMISA

#PHOTONEWS In his tailored suits and designer jewellery, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa can work a crowd with all the drama of the Pentecostal preacher that he is.   At 40, he is nearly half the age of his main opponent Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over as president after Robert Mugabe was forced from office in November. Mr Chamisa only became leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in February, following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai – the former union leader who founded the party in 1999 . bbc [Read]