Group congratulates Atiku, canvasses support for him

A pressure group under the auspices of South-South Atiku/Obi Support Base, on Wednesday, congratulated former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP which held in Port-Harcourt Rivers State. In a statement by King Para Ekiyes and Barr. E.K. Ebis, Chairman and Publicity Secretary…

Atiku: Women back Okonjo Iweala for VP

As the permutations for who beecomes the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar reach apogee, a political pressure group, Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), said the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is the most suitable person for the job . WIPF however, threatened to drag the All…

2019: Atiku is corrupt, APC insists

For the umpteenth time, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has insisted that the candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar is corrupt and should not be voted against its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari who is a man of integrity. APC stated this in response to the statement by the PDP…

INEC can draw from N300bn for 2019 general elections – Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday assured Nigerians and international community that funding of the 2019 general elections is not under any threat. According to him, about N300 billion was appropriated in the Service Wide Vote to cater for such contingencies that may arise during the financial year. The Speaker, who disclosed this during a…

FG cautioned against using security agencies to clip opposition

Organised labour has criticized the Federal Government’s frequent deployment of security agencies against the opposition, saying the recent dispersal of a peaceful protest by the police and tear-gassing of law abiding citizens put the nation’s democracy under serious threat.   The police last week dispersed members of the opposition People’s Democracy Party (PDP) who staged…

2019: INEC bans campaigns by parties

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral  Commission (INEC) has banned electioneering campaigns by political parties and their candidates. INEC warned political parties not to commence campaigns even with the completion of their primaries as Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act prohibits campaigns by political parties earlier than 90 days before the…