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BREAKING NEWS: Atiku Is Not A Nigerian, Unqualified To Contest For Election —APC

PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

 

The All Progressives Congress has said that Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election.

APC said this in response to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

APC, the third respondent to the petition, faulted the grounds of the petition, adding that Atiku “is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election.”

APC also faulted the claim by the petitioners that they obtained the authentic results of the February 23, 2019 election from the Independent National Electoral Commission’s server showing that they won the election.

INEC had, on February 27, 2019, declared the APC alongside its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the election with 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku, whom it said polled 11,262,978 votes.

But the petitioners stated in their 139-page petition anchored on five grounds that “from the data in the 1st respondent’s (INEC’s) server…the true, actual and correct results” from “state to state computation” showed that Atiku polled a total of 18,356,732 votes defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16,741,430 votes.

They said the results were the total votes scored by the candidates in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as there was “no report on sever” about the results from Rivers State as of February 25, 2019.

By calculation, Atiku and PDP claimed to have defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.

In its reply filed through its lead counsel, Mr. Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), the APC said the data and computation of results on state-to-state basis were not legitimate.

The party stated that only the results declared by INEC were authentic. (Punch)

 

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Boko Haram Fleeing To Other Regions, Says Army |The Republican News

 

OLALEKAN ADETAYO

The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm on Boko Haram insurgents who are fleeing from the Sambisa Forest, Borno State, to other parts of the country.

The army authorities, who issued a statement, urged the Nigerian public to be wary of people of suspicious movements and appearances during and after the Yuletide season.

The acting Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, said the troops in the region, particularly the men of the Lafiya Dole operation, were working hard to contain the fleeing insurgents.

Read more: Military Launches ‘Operation Crackdown’ On Sambisa Forest

He said, “Due to the ongoing final clearance and occupation of Boko Haram hideouts in Sambisa forest, quite a number of them are escaping the theatre of operation in the North East to various parts of the country and elsewhere.

“We wish to therefore, inform members of the public especially residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, that they be vigilant and security conscious.”

According to Usman, Nigerians must watch out for strange movements or persons in their areas.

He added that members of the public should report any suspicious person or group of persons to security agencies for prompt action.  (Punchng.com)

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