2019 Elections: Yoruba Leaders Endorse Atiku Abubakar – Nigerian News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

Nigerian News

2019 Elections: Yoruba Leaders Endorse Atiku Abubakar

Published

on

2019 Elections: Yoruba Leaders Endorse Atiku Abubakar

As campaigns roll into full swing, endorsements are beginning to surface. One such support was announced on Monday by Yoruba elders and leaders who are throwing their weight behind the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

The leaders and elders include a leader in the pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, Professor Banji Akintoye, Senator Femi Okunronmu, and Chief Ebenezer Babatope.

READ:  Ashiru Emerges As PDP Kaduna Governorship Candidate

The leaders and elders renewed their call for restructuring of the country which they say would lead the nation to equity, fairness and justice.

A communique issued by the group calls for restructuring of the Nigerian union so there would be equity, fairness and justice.

READ:  Atiku Accuses Federal Government Of Trying To Intimidate Him

The communique also states that the elders and leaders adopt Atiku Abubakar as the Yoruba presidential candidate because of his support for restructuring.

Yoruba leaders and elders made these points at their one-day south west colloquium in Lagos on Monday.

READ:  Oyeama Advises Observers On Role During Election

Nigerian News

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

Published

on

By

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

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Published

on

By

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.

READ:  NSE Market Capitalisation Extends Loss By N12Bn

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.

READ:  Atiku Accuses Federal Government Of Trying To Intimidate Him

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.

READ:  Former Nigeria President Endorses Opposition Candidate

 

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

Published

on

By

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.

READ:  Rivers Election: Nigerian Army, INEC Disunited Over Allegations Of Invasion

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.

READ:  CBN Steps Up Distribution Of Lower Denominations

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.

READ:  Labour Endorses Niger State Governor For Second Term

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: