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Appeal Court clears Taraba APC governorship candidate
The Court of Appeal on Thursday cleared the APC governorship candidate, Sani Danladi, to participate in Saturday’s governorship election in Taraba. Presided over by Chidi Uwa, the Appeal court in Yola granted a stay of execution of an order of the Federal High Court in Jalingo. There are two orders: One was for the stay of execution of the High Court judgement while the second was an order barring INEC and others from implementing the High Court judgement.
Akwa Ibom Government accuses APC of plotting to take over the State
The Government of Akwa Ibom has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on security agencies to bring to book everyone arrested for disrupting the peace of the state.
The state said it was worried over what it described as a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take over the state by all means during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
INEC replaces collation officers in Kwara
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said 373 candidates will participate in Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Kwara. It also said it would change some collation officers in the state ahead of the elections. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Garba Madami, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the commission’s preparation for the elections in Ilorin.
No certificate of return for candidates declared winner under duress – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has said it will not issue Certificates of Return to candidates in places where its officials are held hostage or forced to declare winners under duress in the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections on Saturday. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this on Thursday during the meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security held at the commission’s Conference Room in Abuja.
APC, PDP supporters clash in Kaduna
Many properties and cars were destroyed when rival party supporters clashed in Kurmin Gwari in Kaduna South Local Government Area on Thursday. The clash between loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) left a yet to be ascertained number injured, residents say. Police spokesperson in Kaduna, Yakubu Sabo, said a person died but was normalcy was restored as soon as the police were hinted.