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Buhari vs Atiku: Fashola speaks on APC losing election

A former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, cannot afford to lose the presidential election to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC will be filing out against the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Saturday.

Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, also revealed how members of the APC will guard their votes.

Fashola spoke in Abuja, while inaugurating members of the council’s election planning and monitoring directorate.

Fashola, who is the head of the Directorate said “members of the committee and all party members must to go to ward levels and stay till voting, sorting and counting ends, to ensure victory of the party in the election.”

The Minister added that “the APC cannot afford to allow erstwhile ruling party to return to power because of the ongoing infrastructure development.”

The former Governor insisted that Buhari has achieved a lot in areas of security, economy and infrastructure development.

“The main project is essentially getting more members, more public spirited people across the country, who believe in the development mandate of our party and our government to tackle insecurity, to fight corruption and to develop the economy,” he said.

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Atiku attends PDP NEC meeting over Elections, Buhari


The special National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has started its emergency meeting to make a review of the postponement of the 2019 elections by the Independent National Electoarl Commission (INEC).

In attendance at the meeting, holding at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, and presided over by the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, are the party’s leaders, including Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, and Bukola Saraki, the Senate President.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) held a similar meeting on Monday, during which President Muhammadu Buhari controversially said: “So I’m going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life.”

Buhari’s expense-of-your-life comment is one of the leading agenda at the NEC meeting.

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2019: Atiku has conceded defeat to Buhari before elections on Sartuday – Oshiomhole

Ahead of Saturday’s election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has conceded defeat.

Oshiomhole said this while reacting to Atiku’s claim that two geopolitical zones, South South and South East were his strongholds.

Reacting to Atiku’s claim, Oshiomhole said the former Vice President has unwittingly revealed that he has lost out in four out of the six geopolitical zones in the country.

According to Tribune, Oshiomhole said: “PDP has conceded defeat, Atiku claimed to have control of South south. That isn’t true. I come from Edo state and it is under the control of APC. By saying he has 2 out of 6 zones, it means he has lost.

“Atiku knows he can’t win. In 2015, he lost his ward, he procured his senatorial zone for Senator Jubril Aminu, he did same for Senator Jonathan Zwingina! Let him deny it, I am ready to meet him in court.

“Atiku is afraid of defeat, we are ready for the election and by Saturday Atiku would remain a permanent candidate that he has always been. ”

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BREAKING: INEC postpones Nigeria elections, announces new dates, gives reasons

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the February 16 presidential and National Assembly elections.

The polls will now hold Saturday February 23.

This was one of the decisions reached early Saturday morning in a meeting INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu had with the 12 national commissioners in Abuja.

Addressing the media, Yakubu explained that the shift was mainly due to logistics problems faced by the commission.

“Following a careful review, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections will not be feasible”, he said.

Yakubu added that the decision was taken in order to give the nation a free, fair and credible exercise.

“Furthermore, the governorship and state houses of elections will hold on Saturday March 9”, the electoral chief added.

The national elections are expected to hold at 119,973 polling units across the country while collation of results will take place in 8,809 Registration Areas or Wards, 774 Local Government Areas and 36 States and the FCT.

It will not be the first time that the commission would postpone a scheduled general election.

In 2015, the presidential election was shifted from February 14 to March 28th, 2015; while the governorship and assembly elections scheduled for 28 February were shifted to 11 April.

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