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INEC Chairman Says Politicians Are Buying Up Voters PVCs



Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Elect0ral Commission (INEC) has said that the commission has credible information that some politicians are buying PVCs from voters


“A new method of vote-buying is being devised. We have received credible information that some partisan actors are now going round buying up PVCs from voters or financially inducing them to collect the VINs on their PVCs. In some instances, telephone numbers and details of bank accounts of voters have been collected. By collecting the PVCs, their intention may be to deprive the voters of voting since no one can vote without the PVC. By collecting their phone numbers and bank details, the intention is to induce voters by electronic transfer of funds to their accounts since it will be difficult to buy votes at polling units,” he was quoted as saying.

Source: BoomNaija

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BREAKING NEWS: Omisore Defects To APC



The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, on September 22, 2018, governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore said to have dumped his party and joined the ruling party.

Omisore who was visited before the re-run of the election by APC Chieftains likes Adams Oshiomole, Kayode Fayemi, and Lai Mohammed to support APC Governorship Candidate which he later agreed and reveals his support for the candidate.

An indication to this emerged when Senator Omisore accompanied governor Gboyega Oyetola and APC leaders to the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ovunwusi.

Governor Oyetola is on a thank you visit to Ife zone for their support during the election which he was declared the winner.

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Oby Ezekwesili Embarrassed As Supporters Chant ‘Sai Baba’ During Rally (Photos)



The Presidential Candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili who flagged off her campaign at Karu, Abuja, was greeted with chants of ‘Sai Baba’.

The presidential candidate took to the streets to hail her supporters who were armed with her campaign posters but was left embarrassed as some supporters used the opportunity to hail president Muhammadu Buhari as they chanted ‘Sai Baba’.

The former minister of Education smiled while the drama was going on.

Meanwhile, Oby Ezekwesili paid a courtesy visit to the natural ruler at Karu, who said it was time for the country to be governed by a woman, adding that since women were good managers, they could have practicable solutions to the many problems confronting it at the moment.

The Royal Father noted that the former Minister of Education was on a rescue mission, insisting that the country was in dire need of her services.

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Abia 2019: Kalu Urges Abia People To Vote Out Gov. Ikpeazu, Sen. Abaribe, Others



Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that for Abia to get it right, its people should reject Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and all the three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators in the upcoming 2019 general elections.

Kalu convassed support for the APC governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr. Uche Ogah as the election approaches, pointing out that there was no doubt that Ogah has capacity to lead the people of the state to greatness.

The ex-governor, who stated this in an interview with journalists in his Igbere country home in Bende local government area of the state, on Friday, decried the dilapidated state of infrastructures in Abia, which he claimed were executed by his then government.

He stressed the need for the people of Abia state to vote wisely in the forthcoming election, urging them to look beyond money and vote in competent candidates.

The APC chieftain believes that his party’s, gubernatorial candidate (Ogah) would perform well if elected as governor, vowing that he and other like minds would resist any attempt by the PDP to manipulate the forthcoming election in the state.

“I want to call on my fellow Abians to bring genuine change in our state. Abia needs change. The change will start from the governorship position.

“In fact, the governor, all the Senators they ought to go. I mean, all of them, so that we will be able to rearranged this state the way I left it. I believe that Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah has all it takes to do it. If he is given chance, he will perform well.

“Again, I want to use this medium to tell Abians that they should not solely rely on money. If people have stolen money and they don’t use pay workers’ salaries, they don’t build roads, other infrastructure our people need. They should be able not to take the money from people who stole it. Still vote the right people.

“I’m one of the 36 governors who left 12 years ago and still continue challenging any Commissioner, any Chief of Staff, if I have stolen public funds. The answer is No. I never touched public funds. It was all spent on infrastructure,” he said.

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Has Always Remembered The People Of Amechi Uwani, Says Sen Nnamani



The former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani has described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as not only a true friend of his community, Amechi Uwani, Enugu South Local Government Area, but also “one of us” who has always supported his people in so many ways.

Senator Nnamani spoke during the inauguration of the rebuilt Amechi Uwani Town Union Centre, which was completed with the N5 million first tranche of N10 million earmarked by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration for every community in the state to execute priority development project of their choice.

The elder statesman, who thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for finding time to identify with them despite his tight schedule this festive season, declared: “We remember those who remember us”.

Senator Nnamani added that “a good product markets itself” and disclosed that “when the time comes, I will say where our people belong”.

He commended the community for utilizing the state government’s grant to complete the project, pointing out that “everybody is happy across the state” because of the existing peace and good governance.

Earlier, the Traditional Ruler of Amechi Uwani community, HRH Igwe Joseph Ogbodo, who was represented by the Onowu, Chief Michael Okenwa while breaking the Kolanut acknowledged the good works of the governor in the state and prayed for his victory at the forthcoming general election.

In his welcome address, the President-General of the Town Union, Deacon Okoye Ogbodo, welcomed Gov. Ugwuanyi to the community to celebrate with them. Deacon Ogbodo noted that they set aside 28th of every year as a special day “to celebrate Amechi Uwani community, exchange gifts and reassess what God has done for us”, stating that “the governor has always been our guest”.

He explained that the community used N4 million of the N5 million released by the state government under its “one community one project” programme to complete the town union centre , revealing the balance of N1 million was dedicated for another priority project.

Also present at the event were the chairman of the council, Hon. Sunday Ugwu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo and member representing Enugu South Constituency, Hon. Obinna Okenwa, among others. #amokelouis

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Why Nigerians Are Hungry – Rotimi Amaechi



The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has stated that reason, why Nigerians are hungry, is because of the havoc wreaked on the nation’s economy by the previous administrations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“They said you are hungry,” Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, said on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during the flag-off of the APC election campaign.

“You are hungry because they stole the money. If the money was here, you wouldn’t have been hungry.”

Mr. Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers is the director general of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign.

Mr. Buhari, accompanied by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and some of the APC governors, was in Uyo to flag off the party’s campaign for the 2019 general elections, Premium Times reports.

Mr. Buhari is seeking a second term in office.

Mr. Amaechi said corruption is one of Nigeria’s major problem, and that Mr. Buhari was not giving up on the anti-corruption fight.

“We got in and saw the challenges. We never knew they had stolen all the money. We thought they had a conscience to leave some money behind.

“You know, the difference between us and the other party (PDP) is that they are not saying that they are not corrupt,” the minister said

“They say we are corrupt, but APC is also corrupt. They agree that the president is not corrupt. What they are saying is those around the president are corrupt. But they agree that they are corrupt.

“We are saying as APC that we are not corrupt and that we are fighting corruption. Whether you are APC or PDP, when you are corrupt we will fight you.”
He cautioned Nigerians against voting for PDP in the 2019 elections.

“If you vote for the other party, let me tell you what will happen. They are so hungry that if they come out, they will be too busy stealing money that by the time Nigerians realize it, we are back to recession.”

Mr. Amaechi said President Buhari did not promise to make the value of naira equal to a dollar, nor promised to reduce the price of petrol.

“Anybody who said we promised one naira will be to one dollar must be a magician. Anybody who said we promised we were going to bring down fuel price must also be a magician.

“We are not voodoo economists,” he said.

The minister added, “When we got in, we were mindful of the promises that we made. So, the president gave all us who were in the cabinet challenges to ensure that we rescue this country.

“We commenced activities believing that Nigerians would know that change doesn’t come that easily. Even as ministers we feel the pain of change. We know that when you want to make any change you must realize that it will come with some pain.

“We are here asking you to learn the fact that we need another chance to complete the assignment you have given to us. And we will complete it as soon as you give us that chance to come back.”

This is not the first time the ruling party will be blaming the PDP for the woes of the nation.

But ironically, many of the current APC leaders, including Mr Amaechi, were the ones running the past PDP-led administrations in the country.

During the event, the APC handed over flags to its governorship candidates in the South-south region.

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