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Nigeria Decides 2019: Tambuwal Challenges Saraki For PDP Presidential Slot

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Tambuwal Challenges Saraki For PDP Presidential Slot

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who announced his aspiration for the office of president, may be pitted against his ally and governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, who also picked up the form to challenge for the PDP presidential ticket.

There are a dozen of other bigwigs of the party, many of whom belong to the same political camp.

Many of them defected at the same time from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to regroup to upstage traditional members of PDP.

Among others gunning for the slot are a two- time governor of Kano, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso; ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar; ex-governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido and others.

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Tambuwal who arrived the party’s National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, with his supporters at few minutes 6.p.m, left at about 7. 10 p.m.

Tambuwal told newsmen shortly after he picked the form that he was confident that the PDP leaders would conduct credible elections, if the aspirants did not go for consensus candidate.

“I can’t say there is no need for consensus; it is part of democratic process. If there is a possibility of it, why not? If it is not possible, then, we all go for the primaries.

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“But I believe that PDP of today is capable of organising free, fair, credible and transparent primaries.”

Tambuwal said that going by his antecedents he had the capability to confront the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its likely candidate.

“I believe you need to check back my political antecedents. I have always confronted with this kind of hostile environment.

“You remember how I emerged as Speaker of House of Representatives and how I remained there as Speaker of House of Representatives.

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“So I am not discouraged by whatever that may come up as a challenge from the administration.”

On the issue of herdsmen/farmers crisis, Tambuwal said it was a major security concern to every Nigerian.

“We must look at the issue very comprehensively and proffer solution to it.

“I believe it is an ‎issue every responsible government must address and I assure you we can take it head on and resolve it. “

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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