Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Wednesday, 10th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, has urged the South East to convince Nigerians into accepting them for the position of president. The APC chieftain stated that Igbos won’t get an automatic presidential ticket in 2023.
Controversial Senator representing the Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye has given reasons why he wants to be the Governor of Kogi State in November. Naija News reports that Melaye, who has declared his intention to vie for the number one seat in Kogi, in a viral video which he shared earlier on his Instagram page, said he wanted to be governor of the state to as part of his deliberate attempt to arrest the precarious situations the state found itself.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has distanced himself from group ‘campaigning’ for his 2023 presidential bid. The former Lagos State governor also denied reports he is running for the highest political office in the country in 2023.
The Kingsmen of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, disputed his victory at the February 23 Presidential election. Naija News reports that Buhari’s kingsmen disputed the return of the President by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential election at the presidential election petition tribunal which resumed hearing on Tuesday, July 9.
The Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party, on Tuesday, called 9 witnesses who testified in his petition praying the presidential election petition tribunal to void the election of February 23 on grounds of non-compliance with electoral laws, violence, thuggery, non accreditation of voters and non qualification of Buhari to contest the election. Naija News reports that the witnesses which included President Muhammadu Buhari’s kingsmen disputed the return of the President by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential election at the presidential election petition tribunal which resumed hearing on Tuesday, July 9.
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