Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Friday, 19th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
Some of the documents requested by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have been made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday, mandated INEC to make the documents available to the petitioners latest by Thursday noon, Naija News recalls.
Ahead of Bayelsa State governorship election, controversy continues to trail the outcome of the All Progressives Congress, stakeholders meeting seeking for the mode of election to employ for the party’s primary. A report has it the majority of the stakeholders chose the direct mode of primaries even though the meeting ended in a rowdy session.
Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has threatened President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent reaction to the directives given by the group to the Fulani herdsmen. Naija News recalls that the group had earlier given an order asking the herders to leave the southern part of the country.
The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has stated that he felt ridiculed contesting against Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Recall that the Supreme Court, a few weeks ago affirmed that victory of Governor Oyetola as the winner of the Osun State Governorship election.
Senator Ademola Adeleke has stated that it was better for him to dance and exude happiness and joy than loot public treasury. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Osun governorship candidate was reacting to a statement by Governor Gboyega Oyetola.