You Are Working For APC, Atiku Knocks INEC
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The Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has knocked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for awarding contracts to companies owned by candidates of the All Progressives Congress.
INEC had in a statement by its National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, admitted to awarding a sensitive contract to the Binani Printing Press Limited, a firm which has now been revealed to be owned by APC governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Aishatu Ahmed Binani.
Okoye had claimed that the company was awarded the contract as a way of stimulating the economy and encouraging Nigerian enterprise and that a preliminary search at the Corporate Affairs Commission did not immediately show that Senator Binani was a director.
Responding in a statement, however, Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, said INEC’s excuse was watery and unconvincing.
Governorship polls: West African Elders call for peace, credible elections.
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The West Africa Elders Forum (WAEF) has called for peace and free and fair polling as Nigerians get ready for Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections.The Forum also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the elections in accordance with the nation’s electoral laws and seek to address the challenges identified by various stakeholders after the February 25 presidential elections, as a means of protecting the integrity of the electoral process.
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In a statement jointly signed by leader of WAEF’s 2023 Election Mission to Nigeria and former President of Ghana John Mahama and convener of the Forum, former Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the elders further charged the security authorities to be alert to their responsibilities and check the unlawful activities of those seeking to disrupt the elections.
EFCC Arraigns Indian For Alleged $200k Theft In Lagos
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 16, 2023, arraigned an Indian, one Chandra Prakash Singh, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of over Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($200,000). He pleaded “not guilty” to the offence.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, B.B. Bala, asked for the defendant’s remand and a date for trial. However, counsel to the defendant, Efe Solomon Izokor, appealed to the court for an oral application for bail.
Bala objected to the submission made by the defence, insisting that a written bail application be brought before the court, to enable her to respond accordingly.
Justice Oweibo remanded the defendant in the correctional facility and adjourned the matter till June 27, 2023 for the commencement of trial.
Gov Election 2023: Hoodlums attack polling units in Lekki
Some polling units in the Ajiran area of Agungi, Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State were on Saturday morning attacked by hoodlums, who snatched ballot boxes.
Our correspondent observed that the hoodlums attacked PU 108, PU 007, PU 028 and others in the area.
Our correspondent further observed that following the attack, voter turnout in the area dropped rapidly as many people went back to their homes for fear of being attacked.
A resident of the area, who was attacked and flogged by the hoodlums with blood dripping down his head said he was intimidated while trying to cast his vote.
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Speaking to our correspondent on condition of anonymity for fear of harassment, he said, “I was trying to cast my vote when the thugs invaded my polling unit. They said I can’t vote if I’m not voting for the APC [All Progressives Congress]. They started flogging me and beating me.”
It was gathered that the hoodlums were made up of both male and female members and they were about 20 in number that invaded the area.
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