Nominee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, has reacted to his defeat at the poll.…Click Here To Continue Reading>>
The former Kogi West senator claimed that some opposition parties planned for his third position in Saturday’s governorship poll.
Melaye said what transpired on Saturday was not an election but an “allocation of votes”.
Lagos Reporters reports that APC’s Usman Ododo won with 446,237 votes, defeating his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, who garnered 259,052, while Melaye had 46,362 votes — about 5% of the entire votes cast.
“A meeting was held and they said, ‘Dino Melaye must not come second because if he comes second, it’s dangerous… so, he must become a distant third.’ There was no election; there was only allocation of votes,” Melaye told ChannelsTV.
He noted that votes were allocated to the SDP candidate, Ajaka, in the eastern part of the state.
As regards not casting his vote, Melaye said: “The issue of voting or not voting has no legal status. People win elections in prison. Legally, it has no relevance to the election. Whether I voted or not, it is immaterial.”
BREAKING: Imo PDP guber candidate resumes as party’s national secretariat after election loss [VIDEO]
3 hours ago
November 14, 2023
Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has resumed his role as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja after losing at the just concluded Imo state governorship election.…Click Here To Continue Reading>>
Senator Anyanwu came second with 71,503 votes, while the incumbent governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, scored 540,308 votes and was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The PDP national secretary has since rejected the result declared by the electoral commission. It is not sure yet if he will be heading to court to challenge the result.
Meanwhile, a video posted by PDP on its X page shows elated staff of the party’s national secretariat welcoming Senator Anyanwu as he arrived at his office at the Wadata Plaza.
”Thank you very much. Thank you for all your support and your prayers. You are very strong. Very strong. It is not over yet. Thank you for everything. I appreciate” Senator Anyanwu said as he settled down to the day’s business.
Watch the video below:
The National Security Adviser, Ribadu, has attributed financial distress to an empty treasury which he claims was inherited from the previous administration.
9 hours ago
November 14, 2023
According to the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the current financial crisis in the country is due to the fact that the present administration inherited an empty treasury when it took over a few months ago. Ribadu disclosed this information at the Chief of Defence Intelligence Annual Conference 2023, which had the theme “Leveraging Defence Diplomacy and Effective Regional Collaboration for Enhanced National Security”.…Click Here To Continue Reading>>
He said, “Yes, we’re facing budgetary constraints. It is okay for me to tell you. Fine, it is important for you to know that we have inherited a very difficult situation, literally a bankrupt country, no money, to a point where we can say that all the money we’re getting now; we’re paying back what was taken. It is serious!”
He, however, assured that the federal government would do everything within its power to ensure that there is robust and viable defence management and apparatus in the country despite the financial constraints that have affected budgetary allocations.
The NSA also stated that the armed forces under the current leadership have shown serious commitment to addressing the prevailing security challenges bedevilling the country, adding that there were positive changes and improvements both in and outside Nigeria.
He, therefore, called for support from all Nigerians for the armed forces and other security agencies in their effort to secure the country.
The conference was attended by Minister of Defence Abubakar Badaru, Minister of State, Bello Matawalle; Permanent Secretary in the Defence Ministry, Ibrahim Kana, the Chief of Defence Staff and other service chiefs.
BREAKING: A large group of supporters of the (PDP) have gathered outside the (INEC) office in Bayelsa. They are accusing the commission of manipulating the election results.
1 day ago
November 13, 2023
There is currently tension in Bayelsa state over the results of Southern Ijaw and Brass local government areas.…Click Here To Continue Reading>>
LAGOS REPORTERS reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had postponed the announcement of results on Sunday till Monday.
While the results are being awaited, hundreds of supporters of Governor Duoye Diri laid siege to the INEC office in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The supporters comprising men, women, and youths, occupied the road leading to the INEC office, dancing and singing songs of praise in solidarity with the governor.
The supporters had alleged plans to manipulate the remaining results in favor of Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Southern Ijaw and Brass are spring local government areas and are said to have the highest number of voters.
APC governorship candidate is from Brass.
Some of the supporters of the governor who spoke with our reporter vowed to resist any form of manipulation.
One of the supporters of the governor, Preye Jonathan, said, “We have information that they want to manipulate the result of Southern Ijaw and Brass local government areas. We will not allow that to happen they should declare the original result the way it is.”
From the results announced so far, Governor Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far polled 137,909 votes while Timipre Sylva, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, trails with 73,503 votes, leaving a margin of 64,406.