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PDP, APC Trade Words Over Tinubu’s Candidacy

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The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it has every option to challenge the candidacy of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, including his eligibility to contest the 2023 general elections having been allegedly indicted and subjected to criminal forfeiture judgement for a narcotic related offence by a United States Court in Northern Illinois, Chicago.

 

This was made known by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, at a press conference held at the party’s Secretariat on Sunday in Abuja.

 

Ologunagba stated that the APC presidential candidate is “ineligible to contest the February 2023 Presidential election having been reportedly indicted and subjected to criminal forfeiture judgement for a narcotic-related offence by a United States Court in Northern Illinois.

“Nigerians are however appalled by the lame attempt by the APC Presidential Campaign which, after admitting that there was a $460,000 drug money criminal forfeiture judgment against accounts traced to the APC Presidential Candidate, is now desperately trying to pull a wool over the eyes of the Nigerians people and our democratic institutions.

“Seeing that it is technically out of the Presidential contest and further distraught because it cannot also field candidates at all levels in the 2023 general elections due to its illegal and unconstitutional congresses, the APC has resorted to unleashing hoodlums to attack PDP Presidential Campaign rallies and other innocent Nigerians going about their legitimate endeavors as witnessed in Kaduna and Borno States, in a bid to trigger crisis and scuttle the elections.”

 

The spokesperson added that by the provision of Section 137 (1) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) Asiwaju Tinubu is not eligible to contest the Presidential election in Nigeria.

He noted for emphasis the US Court “Ordered that the funds in the amount of $460,000 in account 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu represent proceeds of narcotics trafficking or were involved in financial transactions in violation of 18 U.S.C. S1956 and 1957 and therefore these funds are forfeited to the United States pursuant to 21 U.S.C. S881(a)(6) and 18 U.S.C S981.”

However, the APC Presidential Campaign Council has fingered the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party as responsible for the sponsorship of fake news against Tinubu in a bid to disqualify him.

 

In a statement on Sunday, the Director of Media and Publicity of the PCC, Bayo Onanuga, called on the police to investigate the circulation of the forged INEC statement and serve justice to those responsible.

He said, “The opposition Peoples Democratic Party and its subsidiary Labour Party having realised they have no sure path to victory in the February 2023 presidential election upped their campaign of calumny, disinformation and misinformation on Saturday by sponsoring fake news against the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

“They did it by forging the letterhead of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the signature of its national commissioner, Festus Okoye. The forged statement purportedly issued by INEC was disseminated to deceive the gullible public that INEC was investigating allegations against Asiwaju Tinubu that, they desperately hoped, will ultimately lead to the disqualification of the frontline APC presidential candidate.

 

“This inglorious path has been taken before since 2003 and in the run-up to the primaries of the ruling APC that produced Asiwaju Tinubu as the presidential torch bearer. Those who took this damned path of infamy lost their bet because Asiwaju Tinubu stands rock solid and indestructible.”

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BREAKING: Appeal Court Upholds Bwacha, Binani’s Governorship Candidacy

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The Court of Appeal in Yola on Thursday upheld the governorship candidacy of All Progressives Congress candidates, Emmanuel Bwacha and Aisha Binani for Taraba and Adamawa states respectively.

The Appeal Court set aside a ruling by the High Court nullifying their candidacy and ordered that their names be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the APC governorship candidates for both states.

 

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“Enugu North Constituency Has Been Fatherless For The Past 4 Years” – Hon. Nwababy

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Enugu North Constituency Has Suffered The Most Under PDP administration – Hon. Nwababy.

 

‘After 4 Years Of PDP Rule, Enugu North Constituency Has Become An Orphan with no direction or focus, APGA Enugu North Constituency candidate opines.

“I go About On Keke, I Feel Your Pain And Know How To Represent You.

Hon Bethel Chukwuemeka Agu, alias Nwababy, candidate of The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA for the Enugu North House Of Assembly Constituency has pledged to make politics a grassroot affair as he continues his campaign trail.

Hon. Nwababy Addressing Stakeholders At Grassroot Campaign

Delivering his speech during his courtesy call on stakeholders of the Old Boys Association Of Iva Valley, Ward 12, Hon. Nwababy challenged the residents and voters of Ward 12 to list any positive result they can remember that was implemented by their current representative under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Addressing prominent members of the Ward, the APGA hopeful lamented that there has been no adequate representation of Enugu North Constituency in governance.

” None of you can point to a single infrastructure or policy that has been pushed or passed by your representative from the PDP.

” We need new water bill, household bill initiative and public school initiatives. I am one of you, I don’t have a flashy car, I go around on motorized tricycle (Keke) so I feel the hardship of the people first hand. I know how to represent you..

Chairman of the Old Boys Association Iva Valley, Ozo Ochi, thanked Hon. Bethel Chukwuemeka Agu for his role in society and his contribution in making Iva Valley a safe and habitable place for both indigens and non-indigens to cohabit peacefully.

The President General of Iva Valley, Hon. Christian in his remark, assured the APGA hopeful of hundred percent support in the forthcoming elections

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BREAKING: ESCSEG Endorses Frank Nweke Jr. For Governor, Promises Widespread Sensitization

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Enugu State Citizen Support for Equity and Good Governance, a Sociopolitical Group in Enugu State has endorsed Frank Nweke Jr as their preferred candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Enugu State.

The group, known for championing good governance and sensitising citizens across the State to participate in the political process said they had done a careful study of the state of Enugu and the candidates, and concluded that Frank Nweke Jr was the best person to occupy the Government house.

The State Coordinator, Comrade Emma Onwe (Onyedozi) said he was certain that they had chosen to support the right person and the group would throw their full structure behind him.

“We believe that Enugu will get it right this time. We have never had real elections in Enugu but we are thankful for the new electoral act and how things are looking up.

“We have spent months sensitising people to come out and cast their votes. Our votes will count and we have chosen to give it to the most competent person and that is Frank Nweke Jr”

The event also featured a short drama piece by the women arm of the group, rousing the people of Enugu to come out en masse and vote for Frank Nweke Jr and APGA.

Addressing the audience of over a thousand people, the governorship candidate thanked them for taking the responsibility to play their part in the political process, reiterating that Leadership and Followership is a shared responsibility and the key to maintaining accountability in government.

He went on to share his plans for Enugu State if elected as governor, enumerating reasons why they had made the right choice by endorsing him.

“The 2023 election is our opportunity to change the way the government is run. I will show the people of Enugu that my word can be trusted. When I say I will ensure accountability in government and put an end to pilfering, ndi Enugu can trust me to deliver on it” he stated.

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