Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha, Declared Uzodinma Winner in Imo

  The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgement of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to [Read]

IMO GUBER: Supreme Court sacks Gov Ihedioha, declares APC’s Uzodinma Winner

  The Supreme Court has sacked Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha. The Apex Court declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship elections held in the state on March 9, 2019. The judgement was delivered by a seven-man panel led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed. In the judgement delivered by justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun that the appeal filed by senator ifeanyi Ararume was dismissed on the ground that the appellant did not prove the allegation that there result. Declared that vote due to Hope Uzodinma were wrongly excluded shall be added to the result therefore Governor Emeka Ihedioha [Read]

Defection: Gov Abiodun to welcome Isiaka, other ADC, PDP bigwigs to Ogun APC Tuesday

ABEOKUTA – Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, will on Tuesday formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Isiaka, who was the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, will be received into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Some leading politicians in the ADC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also declare for the APC on same day. The Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the defection in a statement on Sunday, said the event would hold at the Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta. Oladunjoye said the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 [Read]

2023: Plots to stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition revealed

  Some second term Governors in the ruling All Progressives Congress are allegedly plotting to stop the presidential ambition of a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. ThisDay claimed that the alleged plot to derail Tinubu’s ambition is being backed by second-term governors and some immediate past governors of the party. The newspaper citing unnamed sources in the party, reports that directly connected to the plot against Tinubu is a plan to remove the APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole. Former governor allegedly planning to destabilise Zamfara’s peace, economy – Peace envoy alleges The reported move to remove Oshiomhole is to prevent Tinubu from getting the APC presidential ticket. The reported [Read]

Join APC, get 2023 presidency, Ngige tells Igbo

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has enjoined the Igbo to show mass presence in the All Progressives Congress. He said the APC was the easiest political platform the South-East geopolitical zone could use to ascend to the presidency of the country. This was coming a day after a close ally of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Mallam Ismaila Funtua, said any Igbo who wanted to be President should join the ruling APC. Funtua, who featured on Arise Television’sThe Morning Show on Saturday, had said, “They (Igbo) should belong. They should join the party. They want to do things on their own and because they are [Read]

Participate in selection of your successor – Bakare tells Buhari

  The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to participate actively in the selection of his successor to ensure that he is succeeded by a leader who would uphold, not destroy his legacies. Speaking at his church on Sunday, Bakare, who in 2019 hinted that he has been anointed by the Lord to succeed Buhari, admint said it is not a coincidence that Buhari is leading the country into a new decade. The cleric, who listed three “pivotal points” the Buhari administration should focus on, prayed for the last three years of Buhari’s administration to be the best three years of the [Read]

ILE ARUGBO DEMOLITION: APC Still Betrayed Me Even After I Fought My Brother For The Party – Gbemi Saraki

Gbemi Saraki, Minister of State for Transportation and daughter of Oloye Olusola Saraki, has lamented the injustice done her, when she cried out that Kwara State, All Progressives Congress (APC), has betrayed her by demolishing her father’s house. The APC chieftain decried the demolition of her father’s house by the same political party and government of APC, which according to her, she supported to fight her brother, Bukola Saraki, and his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to ensure victory for the emergence of APC government in Kwara State, during the 2019 general elections. The minister maintained that she had been betrayed by the APC government in Kwara State, [Read]

Corruption worse under Buhari govt – Pat Utomi

A professor of political economics, Pat Utomi, has noted that corruption is worse in this present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari than ten years ago. According to him, the change promised by President Buhari-led government was not working. Utomi was quoted by the Nation as saying that “Sadly, even though our mantra ‘is if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria,’ I believe by my experience as a businessman that there is worst corruption today in the country than there was 10 years ago. “So the corruption in the environment also adds to the challenge of investing. SEE ALSO: SOWORE: Buhari Fears Whitemen More than God – Buba Galadima [Read]

ISWAP: Buhari has divided Nigeria along ethnic, religious lines than any president ever – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appeal that Nigerians should not allow Boko Haram divide them. Fani-Kayode maintained that Buhari has divided Nigerians along ethnicand religious lines more than any other president in the past. Buhari had appealed to Nigerians not to allow terrorists divide the country along religious lines. This was contained in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu on Friday. SEE ALSO: ISIS/ISWAP Execution: Don’t let Terrorists Turn You Against Muslims, Buhari begs Christians This is followed by the execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) during the week. However,Fani-Kayode in a tweet wrote: “You [Read]

APC, Buhari cannot have a good mention in history – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) cannot have a good mention in history. PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, said the APC and its administration cannot have a good mention in history after devaluing our naira and failed to account for over N14 trillion stolen by their cabal, allowed their leaders to loot funds meant for infrastructural development and welfare of poor Nigerians; increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 per cent and mortgaged the future of our country by accumulating a whopping $83.8 billion debt in the last five years. He said the APC under [Read]

‘Akinlade 2023’ campaign buses surface in Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Branded vehicles of the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) Adekunle Akinlade, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) days ago have surfaced in parts of Ogun State. The buses have inscriptions allegedly announcing his 2023 governorship ambition. One of such buses with APC logo and Akinlade’s seemingly governorship ambition was sighted in Ogun East Senatorial district, causing massive interest in the Gateway State on Friday. Akinlade contested the March 9, 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APM following his inability to secure the APC governorship ticket over the alleged arbitrary manner immediate Governor Ibikunle Amosun attempted to foist him on Ogun APC. [Read]

Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade, Battles for Survival as APC Allegedly Rejects His Return to Party

  On the altar of the interest of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to fix a successor, his protégée, a former federal lawmaker, Honourable Abdukabir Adekunle Akinlade, suddenly became a factor in the politics of the state as his godfather presented him as the anointed candidate. Amosun could not realize his aim of seeing Akinlade become the standard bearer of the party from the primary election; he quickly resuscitated a party, APM on whose platform he, Akinlade eventually contested the governorship election in March. It is now history how he lost at the polls, as well as in his redress moves that saw him go [Read]

2023: Northern power brokers reportedly abandon Tinubu

  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) on Tuesday claimed that talks between the North and South-West ahead of the 2023 presidency have broken down. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary-General, in a statement, alleged that the presidential aspiration of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, was hanging due to tactic withdrawal of support from Northern power brokers. OYC said it had confirmed that the North was not satisfied with the voting pattern and results during the 2019 presidential election in the South West as President Muhammadu Buhari did not win overwhelmingly. It noted: “The result shows that South West voted for both PDP and APC, [Read]

JUST IN: Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Loyalists return to APC

  ABEOKUTA – The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March governorship election in Ogun State, Abiodun Akinlade has announced his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinlade’s return to the APC comes a few days after the Supreme Court dismissed his case, which he filed against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Ogun State. SEE ALSO: Supreme Court Verdict: Abiodun, APC Youths Hail Judgement The court said that the applicant, Akinlade, failed to prove his allegation against the governor. Mr Akinlade had approached the Apex Court to challenge the decision of the court of appeal which had dismissed [Read]

Ajimobi left N19,000 out of N5.2bn withdrawn 3wks to his handing over – Seyi Makinde

  Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday said his predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, only left a balance of N19,000 from N5.2 billion he allegedly withdrew three weeks to handing over power. The governor disclosed this during a live programme of Oyo state broadcasting corporation, tagged “Live chat with GSM, a quarterly session with the Oyo State Governor”, on Saturday. He alleged that the Ajimobi’s administration was marred by corruption, adding that the persons involved in the N5.2 billion fund withdrawal will soon be called to explain their roles. Makinde said the state’s financial status was in a poor state when he assumed office. He added that his administration has [Read]