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Tatua to Rivers South-East leaders: We are certain of Ngofa’s victory

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A highly respected leader in Rivers State, Mrs Ibifuro Tatua on Thursday expressed confidence in the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) senatorial candidate, Ambassador Oji Ngofa in the February 16 National Assembly Elections.

“We have to be able to trust our elected officials to do what is in our best interest. Ambassador Oji Ngofa embodies what is special about Rivers South-East, a force and an integrity that is completely genuine. He is the candidate we can trust to move the senatorial district forward” she said.

At a rally for the APC senatorial candidate for Rivers South-East, Tatua emphasised Ngofa’s political experience, dynamic leadership and quality of his thought.

She described Ngofa’s performance in Eleme Local Government, APC National Headquarters and Netherlands as exciting.

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Tatua who gave a 15 minute speech took a shot at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State chapter, mocking the party’s candidates.

She said APC would net the three senatorial seats in Rivers State.

“The people of Andoni, Eleme, Gokana, Khana, Opobo-Nkoro, Oyigbo and Tai have a choice in this senatorial race. They have a choice of who they will elect to represent them and I believe there is no substitute for integrity and principle” the convener, Tonye Cole Volunteer Group and member of the Board of the National Commission for Nomadic Education said.

Emphasizing on responsible representation, Tatua urged voters to focus on the track record of the APC candidate.

“Ambassador Oji Ngofa’s capacity is beyond question. He is the best person for the Rivers South-East senatorial job because he would empower the people, transform the senatorial district and make good laws for the country”

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Tatua who is running a strong grassroots campaign for APC candidates in Rivers State, engaging new and existing voters praised Ndofa for advancing progressive ideas, protecting the interest of the Nigerian people and improving the standing of the ruling party.

“We need character in the Senate” Tatua said.

She described Ngofa as a pragmatist, good leader, competent administrator and an asset to Nigeria.

“We are certain of Ngofa’s victory. Other candidates do not pose serious danger to Ngofa.

 They have nothing to offer” she added

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Happy Times For Peter Obi

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Peter Obi

 

A loss such as the office of the Vice President would make any man sober.

Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the last election is not an exception to this rule.

Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the election, Obi has not had a reason to celebrate.

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However, he had no choice but to clear his head of issues such as lawyers and tribunal when he added a year to his age yesterday.

Devoid of a carnival-like celebration, the shindig to celebrate the former Anambra State governor at 58 still brought smiles to his face.

 

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Presidential Poll: PDP Closes Case With 62 Witnesses

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, July 19 closed his case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

The duo of Abubakar and the PDP closed their case after calling 62 witnesses out of the 400 earlier speculated would testify in the case.

Abubakar is challenging the outcome of the February 23, presidential election on the grounds that the result of the election was manipulated to favour President Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Closing the case, Chris Uche SAN, informed the tribunal that they would not be calling any other witness after former Osita Chidoka, the 62nd witness had finished testifying for the petitioner.

Chidoka, a former Corp Marshal FRSC informed the tribunal that he was the National Collation Agent and Head of PDP Situation Room for the February 23, 2019 presidential election.

He admitted that he was not there when results were transmitted as well as not seening the INEC server. However, the witness told the tribunal that the INEC Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu had consistently told them at various times during meetings that a server would be used for the purpose of electronic transmission of results.

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Chidoka said he was there when the results were collated by INEC, and that it was done manually.

Though he could not disclose the serial number of the server in which results were transmitted to by party agents, however he reminded the INEC counsel that card reader was not mentioned in their meeting with Mahmood Yakubu but it was used in the election.

Responding to questions from Yakubu Maikyau, counsel to the APC, Chidoka revealed that the INEC Chairman had told him and other stakeholders during meetings prior to the 2019 general elections that they should assume the election was being conducted under the new electoral act, (which was later not signed into law).

He wondered why the commission spent a whooping N27billion on Information Technology, only to come out and tell Nigerians that it did not deploy server for the purpose of electronic transmission of election results.

Chidoka also told the tribunal that the INEC Chairman had told him that it would be immoral for the electoral body not to use electronic transmission of results after N27bn had been spent on IT facilities and equipment.

Earlier, David Nyoga from Kenya, had testified at against the election of President Muhammad Buhari.
Nyoga, an expert in information technology, told the tribunal that from his expert analysis, four websites were discovered to belong to INEC.
Upon cross-examination by counsel to Buhari, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the witness said his analysis was based on data supplied by a whistle blower.
The witness further told the tribunal that the information contained in the report of his analysis were extracts made from three of the four websites.

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He confirmed that “Fact.Com was created on March 12, against the February 23 presidential election.

Under cross examination by counsel to All Progressives Congress (APC), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), the witness maintained that INEC chairman can authorise access to the server.

On whether he was engaged and paid for the job, the witness answered that only the logistics for the job were paid for.
“I was not paid but logistics were paid for.”
However, he admitted that he was not granted access to the site by INEC chairman.

He also admitted that the same scientific method, without authorisation, can be used to alter the information contained on the website.

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Ogboru Closes Case In Delta Governorship Tribunal

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Chief Great Ogboru, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 9, election in Delta State has closed his case at the election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba.

His petition is challenging the return of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the 2019 election.

In a bid to prove his case, Ogboru and the APC called 20 witnesses to prove allegations of electoral fraud contained in the petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019.

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The petitioners tendered volumes of documentary evidence, including voters’ registers and results from polling units (forms EC8A to EC8E) before Justice Suleiman Belgore-led three-man panel.

The petitioners alleged that the conduct of the March 9, governorship election did not comply with the provisions of the law, insisting that Ogboru scored the highest number of valid votes cast.

They prayed the tribunal to declare the first petitioner (Ogboru) winner, as well as an order directing the third respondent (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the first respondent (Okowa), and issue him (first petitioner) a fresh Certificate of Return.

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Meanwhile, the tribunal has adjourned to July 23 for the first respondent (Governor Okowa) to open his defense.

This followed an application by the first respondent’s counsel for extension of time to enable him study the case of the petitioners.

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