Buhari: Corruption Remains Existential Threat
President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption remained an existential threat to nations. He said this yesterday at State House, Abuja while receiving the management of the Code of Conduct Tribunal led by its chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.
Source: Daily Trust
Buhari indicated his desire that the foundation laid by this administration in the war against graft would be sustained by successive governments. He described the Code of Conduct Tribunal as “an important tool in our fight against corruption over the last seven years,” adding that such frontline agencies, “which are in the trenches are relied upon to demonstrate that the government means what it says and remains committed against corruption in all its forms.
“We hope that the foundation which has been laid by this administration will be carried forward and continued, as the issue of corruption remains an existential threat to all nations,” he said. Buhari recognized the sacrifices being made by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and similar agencies “amid very challenging economic and revenue shortages,” and pledged innovative and new models of financing very important agencies and critical work programs.
Amaechi, Tonye Cole Actively Worked Against Tinubu- Wike
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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that Rotimi Amaechi, former minister of transportation, worked against the presidential bid of Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the presidential election held on February 25 and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued him a certificate of return.
Court orders INEC to paste, transmit results electronically
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit the Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly’s election results in accordance with its regulations and guidelines.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a judgment, also ordered the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) immediately after the completion of all the polling units voting and results’ procedures in Akwa Ibom.
The judge further directed the commission to conspicuously paste the publication of its result posters EC60(E) at polling units after completing the EC8A result sheets in the state.
He equally ordered INEC to enforce the observance and compliance of Section 27(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 in the distribution of electoral materials during the conduct of the polls in the state by engaging the services of independent, competent, and reliable logistic companies who are non-partisans or known supporters of any political for the distribution of electoral materials and personnel.
Egwuatu held that since the electoral umpire averred in its filed affidavit that it was aware of its responsibilities under the law and had not failed to carry them out, granting the prayers sought by the applicants would not do any harm to the commission but instead, energise its performance.
He gave the judgment following a suit filed by the Labour Party (LP) and its governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom, Uduakobong Udoh, including 13 state’s House of Assembly candidates for the March 18 elections.
Police pledge peaceful election in Bayelsa
The Police said it had deployed the entire officers and men of the Bayelsa State Command for Saturday’s House of Assembly election in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of election security in Bayelsa, Mohammed Dankwara, said this while addressing journalists during the deployment of officers and other personnel at the state headquarters in Yenagoa on Friday.
He assured the people of the state, particularly voters, of adequate security before, during and after the assembly poll.
Dankwara, who called on residents of the state to come out to participate in the election without fear, said the command was working with other security and paramilitary agencies to ensure violence-free balloting.
He, however, debunked the alleged security breach in the state, noting that rumours of threats to the peace were orchestrated to cause panic and put fear in the people.
According to him, the entire police command including the tactical and mobile teams, had been deployed for election duties in the state.
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