The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the alleged “coup” against Nigeria’s democracy by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to turn Nigeria into a one-party state “will never fly,” in spite of orchestration of violence, killings and forceful seizure of electoral processes.
Obiora Ifoh, Abuja
Worried by allegations of anti-party activities by some members during last weekend governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, the Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has mandated the National Working Committee, NEC, to set up committee to probe the allegations.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus will address the Nigerian media today on the outcome of the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections, where the party was thrashed by the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Bayelsa State Governor-Elect, David Lyon has commended the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Service (DSS) for living up to their responsibilities in the just concluded election.
Director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan.
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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday insisted that the alleged rigging of Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections by the All Progressives Congress (APC) could not stand.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, on their victory in the Saturday, November 16, gubernatorial polls.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that over 66,000 police personnel will be deployed for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
Hon. Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
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OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
Less than three weeks to the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday read the riot acts to its staff and officials of the political parties participating at the polls by first directing all the staff and ad-hoc staff deployed for the elections would be placed under official oaths.
APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the federal government not to release N7 billion VAT refund for the Bayelsa state government for now to avoid squandering the money on voter buying, even as the governorship election in the state is less than a month.
Prof.-Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman.
“It should be noted that Bayelsa and Kogi States’ governorship elections are two major elections that will be conducted simultaneously. They are major polls for the INEC, Nigeria and indeed the international community who are already laying in wait to see how much that the country is willing to learn from the mistakes of previous elections. The elections are the first after the contentious general elections of 2019. People would be interested in the outcome of the elections if they must measure Nigeria’s growth on issue of electoral reforms.”