Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
PDP’s Gbenga Daniel directs supporters to vote for APC’s Dapo Abiodun
Former Governor of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel and Director General of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation has directed the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Remo, Ogun State, to vote for Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun. Daniel made this known in a statement he issued on Thursday.
He, however, expressed doubts that Atiku would get justice because “President Muhammadu Buhari has subverted the Supreme Court by the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (Justice Muhammad Tanko).
INEC recovers 22 out of 63 stolen card readers in Bayelsa
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC) in Bayelsa, Tony Udoh, on Thursday said the commission had retrieved 22 smart card readers out of the 69 stolen by political thugs during the February 23 presidential and national assembly election in the state. He said this in Yenogoa during the stakeholders meeting with leaders of political parties.
Three ADC House of Reps candidates defect to APC
Three House of Representatives candidates of the African Democratic Congress in Ogun on Thursday defected to the All Progressives Congress.
They are Jenriyo Osinowo (Ijebu North East and Waterside Federal Constituency), Lanre Oyemade (Remo Federal Constituency) and Prof. Gabriel Onalaja (Ijebu Central Federal Constituency).
Obi charges voters ahead of guber, state assembly polls
Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on the Nigerian electorate, especially supporters of the PDP not to be deterred by the events that played out in February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections but go out and vote for candidates of their choice in the forthcoming governorship and states assembly elections. He said this on Thursday, addressing PDP faithfuls at the Senator Uche Ekwunife Events Centre, Awka.