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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has countered a claim by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that Permanent Voters’ Cards have expired. Tinubu had made the claim while addressing women leaders of the APC who paid him a visit in Abuja, on Tuesday. The former governor of Lagos State also lamented that there had been a decline in the number of eligible voters in recent times. Reacting, Chief...

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ABUJA — The National Assembly has accepted the demand of the executive by re-amending the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Wednesday and approved direct and indirect primaries. Both chambers made the pre-amendment in separate plenary sessions. In the Senate, the lawmakers also added the consensus clause for the nomination of candidates by political parties for elective positions. In a statement, the upper chamber equally noted that “a political party that adopts the direct primaries procedure...

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KANO — Babangida Aliyu, former Niger governor, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is the best candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election. He noted this on Tuesday at the 2022 annual lecture of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation held in Kano state. The former governor noted that moneybags will not get to the highest office in the land, even if they offer money in the 2023 election. “Mr vice-president, do...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pointed out that the speedy passage of the electoral bill is crucial to its preparations for future elections. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Tuesday during the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja. He noted that the agency intends to release the timetable and schedule of election as soon as the bill is signed. “We look forward to a speedy passage of...

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PORT HARCOURT — The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have demanded that the national assembly override President Muhammadu Buhari and pass the electoral act amendment bill. The demand was documented in a communique released on Monday after a meeting in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state. The governors asked that the assembly override Buhari or remove the provisions on direct primary. “The PDP Governors requested the National Assembly to quickly conclude deliberations on the Electoral...

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The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has urged a supporter not to sue him over alleged refusal to declare for the 2023 presidency. He said this in a response to a tweet by one @FakeBuhari, threatening to sue the former Anambra governor if he fails to declare for the presidency in 2023. @FakeBuhari tweeted, “Sir, if at the end of this month and you don’t declare...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that it will not hesitate to fine any political party that presents a candidate that does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act.  A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, made available to newsmen said any party contravenes the order, on conviction is liable to a fine of N500,000. The...

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The President-General of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo has said that in 2023, Nigeria should have a President of Igbo extraction because the argument for the Igbo president is an idea whose time has come. “Definitely, the idea of a Nigerian President from Igbo land is an idea whose time has come. It is politically and morally justifiable”, Prof. Obiozor has said. Speaking on Channels TV political programme, the erudite professor and current President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo insisted...

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ABUJA — The chief whip of the senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has announced that he is intent on contesting for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party if it is zoned to the south. He indicated this during an interview with journalists on Monday. Kalu noted that it is the turn of the south-east to produce the next president. “I don’t want to talk about...

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ABUJA — David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should be zoned to the southeast to equity and fairness in the party. He said this on Wednesday during a chat with Arise TV Wednesday. Umahi had earlier announced his desire to be the party’s standard-bearer at the 2023 presidential election. The governor said APC should zone its presidential ticket to the southeast to enable the nation to...

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