It alleged that the process that produced Ireti Kingibe, candidate of the Labour of Party, was marred by irregularities.
INEC’s Head of Department Voter Education and Publicity, Adenike Tadese announced this in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Tuesday in Lagos.
The conclusion therefore is that the outcome of the first leg of the Nigeria’s 2023 general elections is most likely to affect what happens in the next 24 hours or more – when the results from the polling units and final outcome of the elections from States begin to trickle in, one after the other.
The Labour Party has won 40 national assembly seats so far — according to records by INEC. Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the party, put up a notable performance in the presidential election, though there are disputations over votes from the states he won as there are allegations that they were ballooned in his favour.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential poll.
The vice presidential candidate of the parties addressed the press in Abuja as INEC kept announcing the results.
Baba Ahmed made this declaration in a press release he personally signed Tuesday and circulated among newsmen.
The Centre in a statement issued Friday in Lagos said while it has always sneered at such insinuations, it was deeply alarmed when Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), was touted as one of those considering withdrawing from the race for Atiku.
This was necessitated by the rejection of the same faith Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC.
Wike, who invited the LP candidate to inaugurate the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port-Harcourt, added that Obi had all the characteristics to lead Nigeria.
It was gathered that Garba lost his life in a fatal auto crash along the Kaduna-Zaria road on his way back from the party’s meeting with Northern stakeholders in Arewa House, Kaduna, on Monday.
Making this accusation, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju that Obi’s recent interview on the US news network, CNN, showed that he is not in tune with what is happening in a country he is aspiring to lead.
The candidates: are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Peter Obi ( LP) and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (APC).
Obi arrived at the country home of the governor at Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area in the early hours of the morning for a courtesy visit.
The lawmakers are Senator Dauda Jika representing Bauchi Central and elected on the platform of the APC; and Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi representing Imo East Senatorial District, who was elected on the platform of the PDP.
Evidently, a lot has happened within the last four years: one of the candidates eventually became the governor and he is almost completing his first term in office while another has gone to ‘acquire’ a university degree somewhere. Some have gone a-shopping for greener pastures elsewhere while others have simply returned to the mundane routine things of life – politics of the belly! In all, while some hold the notion that politics globally is a by-product of permanent interests, not permanent friends, to others, vying for governorship office in this part of the world is akin to a ceremonial ritual. Whichever option, life continues!
Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who adjourned the case till September 6, said the case would be dispensed with on the day because of the timeline of hearing matters of election.
Justice Nkeonye Maha, who gave the order in an exparte motion with suit number: FHC/LF/CS/9/19 filed by Counsel to Angibi, Joshua Barau, directed the applicant to serve INEC and LP through substituted means within 24 hours of the order.
Both LP and MPPP candidates, who addressed newsmen on the issue, said the APC candidate, Simon Lalong, would be their sole candidate for the governorship election on Saturday
The state Chairman of the party, Chief Tony Ezeagu, gave the assurance at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of state, when he visited the various party faithful in the locality