This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Tuesday, March, 19, 2019
INEC Speaks On Military Rigging Rivers Elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, says the Nigerian military intervened in the March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state, southern Nigeria, but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.
Naija News reports that the electoral umpire suspended the electoral process in the state that same day citing widespread violence as its reason.
Declare Me Winner Or Cancel Feburary 23 Elections – Atiku Tells Tribunal
Nineteen days after the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a winner of the February 23, presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his party have finally filed a petition challenging Buhari’s re-election.
Atiku and his party are challenging Buhari’s reelection on the grounds of alleged massive riggings, malpractices and non-compliance substantially with the electoral laws.
Lagos Election: Shelle Reveals How Jimi Agbaje Caused PDP’s Defeat
A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Tunji Shelle, has accused the candidate of his party, Jimi Agbaje, of causing the PDP’s defeat in the just concluded governorship election.
Speaking to Daily Independent, Shelle explained that rather than unite the party leadership, Agbaje sowed a seed of discord and refused efforts by Nigerians to join hands with leaders in the state to achieve results.
Imo Election: INEC To Take Decision On Gov. Okorocha Soon
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will take a decision on what to do about the controversies surrounding Imo West Senatorial District.
About 37 candidates battled for the senatorial district, including Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Gov Lalong Reveals Why He Met Buhari At Aso Rock
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, on Monday, revealed that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was the usual briefing borne out of his passion for security and peace in the state.
Speaking with State House correspondents after a private meeting with the president, the governor said that the last election in the state was peaceful and he would want INEC to also conduct peaceful supplementary elections.
Why We Won’t Meddle In National Assembly Leadership Election – APC
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Akin Oke, has disclosed that the party would not interfere in the leadership elections of the National Assembly.
He made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
Beware Of Amosun’s Last Minute Withdrawals – APC Warns Ogun State Banks
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has warned banks and other financial institutions to be wary of pressures from the outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun to obtain last-minute loans, overdrafts and other financial instruments barely two months to the end of his tenure.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by its publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party warned that any institution that grants such requests “does so at its own risk”.
Teen Suicide Bomber Arrested In Maiduguri
A thirteen-year-old girl suspected to be a suicide bomber has been arrested near Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.