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You’ve Failed, Go Home – Atiku’s Ex-Aide Tells Buhari

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You've Failed, Go Home - Atiku's Ex-Aide Tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to quit office since he no longer has anything to offer the country.

The call came from Segun Showunmi, former spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation during Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

Sowunmi said the federal government had not performed commendably in any sector of the economy.

He urged the government to step down from power if it could not effectively discharge its duties.

Showunmi claimed that Nigerians were no longer interested in the promises Buhari made, asking him to at least reform the electoral act, deescalate ethnic tension in the country or just step down from office.

He said: “If you have been in this country for 20 years, insecurity aside, have you ever seen this country so divided?

“We have completely forgotten about everything President Buhari and his friends promised us when they were coming. We ask them to do three things because they are incapable of doing others. They should forget about running the economy, they don’t know how to do that. They should reform the electoral act so that Nigerians who have to take a decision to get them out can at least be assured that their votes will count. They should manage the rhetorics of all these ethnic militia from wherever they may be coming from to tell them in a very clear and firm language, ‘enough is enough’.

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“Number three, they should just pack their bags and go. If you cannot do a job or have the capability to manage it, if you are struggling on the job, if you are incapable of explaining to Nigerians what you are doing, you don’t have the empathy to reach out to parents who are looking for their kidnapped kids… it is more honourable to say herein I have tried, thank you, I’m packing my load and I’m going.

“The country got divided so badly because of the nepotistic attitude that they (APC )started with.

“How can anybody be president of Nigeria and allow people to be using ethnic divisions and rhetorics to undermine the country? There is need for us to press the panic button to deescalate the ethnic tension in the country.”

He accused the government of brandishing unfelt accomplishments while failing to take advantage of criticisms.

“There is no way everyone in Nigeria will be feeling this kind of stress if they were doing the right thing. Can you imagine the effrontery with which their party is saying they will be in charge of Nigeria for one million years? They can’t even run their own party, they can’t keep to their own rules. Because I know that if they don’t improve the electoral act, we may probably get to 2023, and this bunch of crooks can come again and tell me that they got 10 million votes from a village that people don’t live in,” he said.

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Oyetola’s Victory Threatened As INEC Opens Up On Osun Guber Poll

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Oyetola Stops Prosecution Of Attackers Of APC Secretariat

The victory of  Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal is being threatened with fresh revelations by a former Director of Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi..

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Thetribunal judgment sacked Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the 2022 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal had on Friday ruled and nullified the election of Adeleke and directed INEC to withdraw his certificate of return and issue a new one to Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

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But during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, Osaze-Uzzi said the discrepancy in the 2022 Osun State governorship election, as it related to the BVAS, was owing to the fact that the APC obtained an incomplete report upon which the judgement was based.

“The second member [of the tribunal] – the Honourable Justice who dissented from his two colleagues – said, ‘I would rather use the primary source of this information, and the primary source of this data is actually the machine itself.

“lt is basically a computer. So, rather than go to the server where it transmitted data, I would use the printout from the machine itself,” he said.

He added: “The machines were tendered, so were the reports from the server, and there ought not to have been a discrepancy, but somewhere along the line, not all the data had been transmitted at the time the APC obtained the certified copy of the initial server report.”

“It was BVAS that exposed that as it were, and the fact that the BVAS report was relied on. But we have to be careful; which of the BVAS reports was relied on? Was it what was transmitted to the server – to the backend – or was it the BVAS itself?”, he further stated.e

He said there was a need to break the verdict of the tribunal, adding that the majority of the tribunal members – “the chairman and the second member” – relied on the initial report and the initial report of the backend, duly certified by INEC.

Osaze-Uzzi explained that the APC obtained a certified copy of the initial server report while the remaining data was transmitted by the BVAS hardware.

“It was downloaded from the server [after it was] transmitted. But a couple of days later – INEC used the word ‘synchronised’, I’m not too sure I like that word, but – you synchronise it and say, ‘Have all the results been transmitted – has all data been transmitted from the machine, BVAS itself, to the server?’

“The machine is a physical one and then it transmits to a physical one. It now went, checked and said, ‘There’s a problem here.’ The BVAS report now downloaded itself, [we] now brought it out and examined each BVAS machine and now found out that no, some data was not transmitted to the server,” the ex-INEC director said.

Osaze-Uzzi, however, encouraged stakeholders to be optimistic about the use of BVAS as it exposed the over-voting in the election as ruled by the tribunal, describing the judgement as a validation of the role BVAS has played in enhancing the electoral process.

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BREAKING: Abia PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Uche Ikonne Dies

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BREAKING: Abia PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Uche Ikonne Dies

Just weeks before the March 11, 2023 gubernatorial elections, a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State is dead.

Prof Uchenna Ikonne died at the National Hospital Abuja on Wednesday at 4:00 a.m. after a brief illness.

Confirming the incident, his son, Dr Uche Ikonne on Wednesday, wrote; “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National Hospital Abuja today January 2023
25, by 4 am after a brief illness.

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“He was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United Kingdom but relapsed a few days ago leading to multiple cardiac arrests from which he didn’t recover from.

“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are made within the family.”

 

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APC Expels Buhari’s Ex-aide Ita Enang

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APC Expels Buhari's Ex-aide Ita Enang

Aggrieved by Senator Ita Enang’s involvement in anti-party activities, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled the former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari .

The expulsion follows recommendations from Enang’s ward (eastern ward 2 in Ibiono) Ibom Local Government Area of the state.

The state working committee of the party led by Stephen Ntukekpo had in a letter dated January 24 ratified the ward’s recommendations to expel him.

The letter read, “The anti-party activities among others include his indulgence with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State, and his willful but unlawful disobedience of the directives of our great party, the APC,” the letter reads.

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“After a free and fair gubernatorial primary election conducted by the party which he lost without showing a good spirit of sportsmanship, Senator Ita Solomon Enang had engaged in endless litigation against the candidate who won and the party.

“In the process, fully doing the bidding of the PDP to put a clog in the wheel of our progress as a party. The clandestine meetings he holds with the opposition party, the PDP, and after such meetings, drumming support for them, are not without notice by his vigilant ward and chapter officers of our great party.

“Consequently, I write on behalf of the state working committee (SWC) to ratify the decision of the disciplinary committee of the All Progressives Congress; that, Senator Ita Solomon Enang, be and is hereby expelled from the All Progressives Congress.”

 

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