Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Sunday, 26th May 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, northern Nigeria, has appointed 36 new permanent secretaries for various ministries, departments and agencies in the state. Naija News understands that the new appointments were “in pursuit of consolidating the reform initiatives of the present administration towards entrenching greater efficiency and productivity,” a statement by the Head of Service, Auwal Na’iya revealed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the general elections held in Zamfara State following the ruling of the Supreme Court. Naija News recalls that the Apex Court dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed optimism that the Supreme Court and justices in Nigeria will allow “lady justice” have “full reign” when petitions are brought before them. Naija News reports that Abubakar made this comment in reaction to the Supreme Court judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday declared the PDP winner of the Zamfara Governorship and National Assembly elections following the Supreme Court ruling.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian billionaires to develop more confidence in the nation’s economy by massively investing in critical sectors in order to boost job and wealth creation. Naija News reports that the President made this call on Friday when he hosted members of the business community and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, to Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Despite attempts by Rochas Okorocha to regain his certificate of return, his effort has been met with a disappointing failure as an Owerri high court stopped Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issue a certificate of return to him. The Suit with NO HOW/596/2019 was filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West Hon Jones Onyeriri against the INEC.
Former interim National Chairman for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has told Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that godfatherism is good for democracy. The Osun State politician was reacting to the proxy war going on between the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor el-Rufai.
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