Presidential Election

BREAKING: Comedian wins Ukraine presidential election in landslide victory

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that a comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment . Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president on television , trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 percent of the vote, according to exit polls conducted by several think tanks . Poroshenko lost to the television star across all regions of the country , including in the west where he traditionally enjoyed strong support . It was an extraordinary outcome to a campaign that started [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]

U.S congratulates Buhari over re-election [READ MORE]

  The United Secretary, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja said that Secretary Pompeo commended all Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and condemned those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process. [READ ALSO] Alleged election rigging: Atiku, PDP leaders show video proofs to Abdulsalami, Kukah, others [READ MORE] He said, ‘‘We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility [Read]

JUST IN: INEC extends voting time due to delayed kick-off [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the voting time for polling units that experienced some delays in the commencement of the election process. Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, said the commission had anticipated that there might be some hiccups. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, he said: “What the commission has decided is that in any of the states where polls opened at 9 o’clock, there will be an extension of one hour and it progresses that way.” The presidential and National Assembly elections were scheduled [Read]

Buhari Has Never been a Democrat, Acting like a Dictator – Atiku [READ MORE]

  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had never been a democrat but acting and ruling the country as a dictator.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the former Vice- President was reacting to the President order that ballot box snatchers should be shot, while speaking at the opening of the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP in Abuja. He asked Nigerians not to despair, saying they had fought leaders, who he described as more ruthless and more dictatorial than President Buhari, in the past. Atiku also cautioned soldiers and other security agents against obeying unlawful orders from [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Postpones Presidential Election To February 23 [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16 , 2019. Earlier, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to INEC’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had informed newsmen that the commission had taken a decision after the crucial meeting attended by the chairman and 12 national commissioners. According to him, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.” The new date for the presidential and National Assembly election is however fixed for February 23 while that of the Governorship and state Assemblies earlier slated [Read]

SHOCKING: PDP Gov Cites Reasons Why Atiku May Lose 2019 Elections [READ MORE & SEE REASONS HERE]

  A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state governor has warned that his party might lose the 2019 presidential election if it fails to address the concerns of party leaders over a plethora of issues he said were drawing back its campaign for the election. According to the governor, who asked not to be named so he is not victimised by the party, there is deep frustration in the PDP camp just over six weeks to the election “and time is running out.” [READ ALSO] 2019 NEW YEAR MESSAGES: Atiku Abubakar Boos Buhari’s APC govt as President Delivers New Year Message to Nigerians…… **Buhari APC Govt has brought untold hardship to Nigerians [Read]

2019: LOL! Amaechi Digging it Down With #NextLevelDance for #PMBx2 [SEE PHOTOS]

All Progressives Congress Rotimi Amaechi digging it down during the Uyo Presidential campaign Rally for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election come 2019. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:   [READ ALSO] 2019: Buhari Flags-Off Reelection Campaign In Uyo [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]   [Read]

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]