This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Saturday, March 23, 2019
Wike Reveals How Nigerian Army Interfered In 2019 Elections
The governor formally requested the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Major General Jamil Sarhem, alleging that he deliberately subverted the general elections in Rivers State.
Ebonyi APC Candidate Withdraws From Supplementary Election, Joins PDP
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ezza North West state constituency in Ebonyi state, south-east Nigeria, Innocent Nomeh, has withdrawn from the supplementary election contest slated for Saturday, March 23, 2019, and has also decamped to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News understands that the election originally scheduled for March 9 was cancelled because unidentified hoodlums burnt the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Registration Area Centre (RAC) at Umuoghara, Ezza North LGA of the state.
Revealed! Why Buhari May Appoint Gbenga Daniel As Minister
As ‘facts are emerging,’ so are events unfolding on the drama of last week involving former Ogun State governor and director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
OGD, as his admirers call him, shocked not a few last week when he renounced his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and quit partisan politics.
What Governor El-Rufai Said After Visiting Buhari
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has dismissed rumours of his death after alleged involvement in an auto accident.
The governor dismissed the rumours while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Adeleke: Oyetola Speaks On Osun Election Tribunal Verdict
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has vowed to challenge the ruling of the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal at the Appeal Court.
Bauchi State: Abubakar’s Commissioner Of Finance Resigns, Hours To Re-run Elections
Less than 24 hours to re-run governorship polls, Garbi Akuyam, commissioner of finance in Bauchi state, has resigned, citing “political realities of present day” in Bauchi State.
In his resignation letter, Akuyam thanked Mohammed Abubakar, the governor, and the people of Bauchi for giving him the opportunity to serve.
Atiku Speaks On Adeleke’s Governorship Victory
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has expressed his reactions and gone ahead to speak on the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the Osun state governorship election.
Atiku on Friday expressed joy over the victory of his party’s governorship candidate in the Osun state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
Osun State Polls: Tribunal Orders INEC To Issue Adeleke Certificate Of Return
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered to issue Certificate of Return as duly elected governor to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election.
The three-man tribunal upheld the petitions filed by Adeleke and the PDP, challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola at the September 2018 governorship election.