No Hausa Or Fulani Group Defected To PDP- Miyetti Allah
The leadership of Hausa and Fulani community in Kwara South Senatorial District of the state have denied rumour that some of their members have defected to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the region.
Fidel Info reports that Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed, who spoke on behalf of the group, who is the head of Miyetti Allah in Kwara South disclosed this on Sunday in Ajase-Ipo, when the House of Representatives member, representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, Rep Tunji Olawuyi, met with them.
Alhaji Muhammed who told the Federal Lawmaker to deliver the group’s message to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has had more impact on them than any other party before now.
The leader of the Miyetti Allah in Kwara South said the news of a defection to the PDP is an imagination of those peddling the rumour and declared that no truth in the story at all.
Muhammed assured the Federal Lawmaker the support of the group starting from Feb. 25 spread to the governorship election on March 11.
He commended the administration of Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, adding that the Governor is friendly and accommodating.
The leader of the Miyetti Allah in Kwara South said no administration in Kwara has had meaningful impact on them like that of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Responding, Rep Tunji Olawuyi, thanked members of the group, for their support to Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration and his office.
The chairman House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, who described the Governor as a man of the masses, said he must be returned to continue his goods works in the state.
The Federal Lawmaker commended and thanked them for ensuring peaceful coexistence among members of their host community and asked them to continue to be peaceful.
He assured them of more dividends of democracy, adding that Gov. AbdulRazaq is seriously interested in their welfare just like any other person in the state.
Binani Applauds Decision To Declare Adamawa Gubernatorial Election Inconclusive
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Adamawa State, Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, has applauded the Independent National Election Commission for its decision to declare the gubernatorial election in the state as inconclusive.
Fidel Info reports that The 18th of March election was declared inconclusive on the 20th of March by the state collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Muhammadu Mele of the University of Maiduguri, due to the irregularities in the votes margin.
The incumbent Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and the candidate of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 421,524, while Binani polled 390,275.
He said, “Elections were not held in 47 wards, affecting 69 polling units. So, this gives us a margin of 31,249. The total number of PVCs collected in places where elections were not held amounted to 37,016.”
Binani alleged that violence and irregularities were recorded in 16 of the 21 local government areas (LGAs) in the state, hence the decision to declare the elections inconclusive was just.
“My position is that the INEC REC did very well by declaring the result inconclusive and my reasons are simple,” she said on Friday during a monitored programme on Channels Television .
“Whoever saw or monitored the election of Adamawa State knows that the election was marred with violence, rigging, over-voting and all manner of irregularities.”
“The figures that were deposed were really, as far as I’m concerned, concocted figures.”
According to her, several of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) devices were bypassed, allowing for over-voting and intimidation of electoral staff in a number of locations.
“[For instance] if the BVAS accredited only 10 people, you’ll find out that over 30 people must have voted. That is part of irregularities,” she added.
According to her, the only way for the Resident Electoral Commission (REC) to “come out clean” was to declare that result inconclusive.
Citing the Electoral Act, she argued that INEC has the powers to review the results within seven days to determine whether any declaration was made under duress or where it failed to comply with the electoral laws and regulations.
“I’m never afraid, but all I’m asking is that let INEC please conduct a review on this said local governments so that it will bring out the real figures for all the candidates,” the APC candidate said when asked if she was worried about winning the rerun.
“That is all I am asking, and as soon as that is done, we would be home and dry, and then we would be confident to go back to the field.”
On the possibility of becoming the first elected female governor, Ahmed said she feels great and happy.
“I’m not doing this for Binani; I’m not doing this for myself. I’m doing it for every girl child in this country. It’s for all the women in Nigeria,” she added.
BREAKING: Adeleke Reinstated As Osun State Governor
Ademola Adeleke has been reinstated as governor of Osun state once again by the court of appeal in Abuja.
Fidel Info reports that A three-member panel of justices ruled in Adeleke’s appeal on Friday, concluding that the electoral tribunal erred in finding that Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress had proven their claim of excessive voting.
Adeleke is the legitimately elected governor of the state, according to the jury that rendered its decision on Friday.
The Osun governorship election tribunal, in January, held that Oyetola was able to prove that there was over-voting in some of the polling units.
Consequently, the majority judgment of the tribunal ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue a fresh one to Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, Adeleke appealed the judgment.
Gov-Elect Alex Otti Promises Total Restructuring Of Abia
Alex Otti, the Abia State Governor-elect, has revealed that Abians should expect general restructuring of the state once he assumes office.
Fidel Info reports that while Speaking on Arise Television’s The Morning Show, Otti said in the next few days he would appoint a team that would help him, adding that he would create a bigger and more robust economy in Abia.
Otti said, “In the next few days, I will appoint a team that will be sworn in on the 29 of May. I will appoint the right people who will help me.”
“We will look at a lot of things, but we will take it step by step, including revenue.”
“As of yesterday, I have already started engaging banks. Things they will expect is a general restructuring of Abia.”
He added, “There is no problem in taking loans, but the problem is what you do with the loans. Payment of salaries is my priority.”
“We will create a bigger economy, a robust economy, we will do everything possible to ensure our economy grows.”
NEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, declared Otti the winner of the Abia State Gubernatorial election on Wednesday evening after the resumption of the final collation of governorship election results in Umuahia.
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