APC, Presidency in fresh plot to set up Atiku – PDP NWCPDP’s National Working Committee, NWC, on Thursday said no amount of fabrications, attempt at set-up as well as veiled and open threats allegedly by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government can stop its Presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar from reclaiming his mandate at the tribunal. This was revealed in a statement by his by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Tribunal grants Gombe guber candidates’ request to inspect electoral materials

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Gombe on Thursday granted the prayers of three petitioners on an experte motion seeking to inspect all election materials and have certified true copies of the documents for the recently conducted polls in the state.

The petitioners Adamu Jungudo of the Peoples for Democratic Change (PDC), Muhammad Ibrahim of the All Grassroots Alliance (AGA), and Aliyu Adamu of Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD), are also requesting that the tribunal grants an order for substituted service on the first respondent Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of the APC.

Senate urges FG to reactivate dialogue for Leah Sharibu’s return

The Senate on Thursday urged the federal government to explore the option of dialogue to quicken the release of Leah Sharibu, who is currently in Book Haram captivity.

This followed a Point of Order, by Sen. Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna) at plenary on Thursday. Sharibu is one of the 115 pupils abducted from Science Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 2018. Referring to Order 43 of the Senate Standing Rule, under personal explanation, Mr Sani said it was disheartening that fourteen months after captivity, Leah Sharibu is still in the captivity of Boko Haram.

Losing election, not end of the world, FG tells Atiku

The Federal Government has said the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has the right to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election in court.

It, however, called on the former Vice-President to allow the court to determine the merits or otherwise of his petition against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated the government position at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, also condemned the resurgence of posters bearing the picture of Atiku, with the inscription: “THE PUKKA, H.E. ATIKU ABUBAKAR, THE REAL AND THE RIGHT,” which have surfaced across major streets in Abuja.

APC group opposes Gbajabiamila, wants speaker’s position for South East

The All Progressives Congress South-East Renaissance Group on Thursday called on the leadership of the party to zone the position of the Speaker, House of Representatives in the Ninth National Assembly to the South-East. The group’s convener, Chris Onyemechara, made the call at a press conference in Abuja. Onyemechara claimed that the APC denied the South-East principal office positions in the National Assembly in 2015 on the grounds that the zone did not have a ranking member on the platform of the party.