Kaduna: Voters’ apathy mars governorship, state assembly polls 

March 18, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As Nigerians round up the 2023 general elections with gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the polls have been fraught with low turnout of voters at the polling units visited in Chikun and Kaduna North local government areas.  Though materials arrived most of the polling units with an hour of kickoff of elections, unlike the presidential and National Assembly polls, the Read More

2023: Ogun ADC governorship candidate, Otegbeye casts vote, commends electoral process 

March 18, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun state, Barr. Biyi Otegbeye has cast his vote. Otegbeye cast his vote at about 10:01am at the State hospital, Ilaro, Ward 1, Unit 1, in Egbado South local government area of the state. Speaking with newsmen after casting his vote, Otegbeye commended the electoral process saying that, it is Read More

Governorship election: Gombe records high female voters

March 18, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governorship and State House of Assembly election has recorded a large turnout of female voters in most polling units in the state. Our Correspondent reports that in Gombe and Yamaltu/Deba local government areas, women have come out en masse to cast their vote. Aishatu Muhammad Jibirin of Unguwan Birma in the Liji quarter of  Yamaltu/Deba who spoke with Read More

2023: Ebonyi APC governorship candidate votes, commends INEC over peaceful election

March 18, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship andidate in Ebonyi state, Rt. Hon Francis Nwifuru, Saturday described the ongoing electoral process in the state as peaceful and calm. He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for living up to the expectations of the electorates. Nwifuru disclosed this shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit, Edukwu Okenmini 002, Anyawu Read More

Breaking: 10 NNPP fake election observers reportedly arrested in Kano

March 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ten members of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) masquerading as election observers in the ongoing governorship and State House of Assembly elections have been apprehended in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano state. PlatinumPost gathered that the arrest came as voters are set to exercise their franchise to elect governor and members of the state House of Assembly. The Read More

Bayelsa: Why Timipre Sylva is unfit to contest APC governorship ticket – Group

March 17, 2023 Solomon Alaba 0

Progressives Consultative Forum (PCF) has said that former governor of Bayelsa state and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre is unfit to fly the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming governorship election. The group said Sylvia’s political inconsistency in recent times made him unfit for the party’s ticket. A statement released Friday in Abuja, signed Read More

Breaking: APC, other governorship candidates protest Wike’s ‘harassment’ in Rivers, day to 2023 elections

March 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Up to four governorship candidates in Rivers state on Friday accused Governor Nyesom Wike of harassment and intimidation of their supporters ahead of Saturday March 18, 2023 gubernatorial and house of assembly elections. To this end, the candidates including Senator Tonte Ibraye of the African Democratic Congress, Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs of Accord, and Read More

2023 governorship election: Labour Party excos split in Ebonyi as factions endorse PDP, APC

March 17, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Following the declaration by the national body of Labour Party that it has no governorship candidate in Ebonyi state for the saturday elections, the state executive has splitted into two factions over the choice of political party to support. While a faction led by the state chairman declared support for the governorship candidate of APC, other executive members led by Read More

2023 elections: Shun religious, ethnic sentiments, Rebuild Nigeria Movement urges politicians

March 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Rebuild Nigeria Movement Worldwide (RNMW) has called on the political class and their supporters against using primordial and religious sentiments for their political campaigns. The national coordinator of the group, Amb. James Erebuoye, made the appeal in a statement Friday in Abuja ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. He also warned supporters of some candidates Read More

Wike names top Rivers politicians for prosecution, hours to 2023 governorship election *See full list

March 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barely 24 hours to Saturday March 18, 2023 governorship and state House of Assembly elections, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has called for immediate arrest of top politicians in the state. The governor alleged that 27 politicians in the state are piloting to disrupt the governorship and House of Assembly elections with armed thugs, cultists, and gangsters in military Read More

LP team up with PDP’s Mutfwang in 2023 governorship election

March 17, 2023 Editor 0

Ahead Saturday March 18, 2023 governorship election across the country, the national leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has directed its governorship candidate in Plateau State, Dr. Patrick Dakum, to step down for his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Chief Caleb Mutfwang. LP said the move became necessary to “have a better working relationship with Mutfwang, and to join forces Read More

Election: Kano govt accuses NNPP of recruiting fake observers

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state government has raised the alarm over credible information it received on planned use of suspected election observers by members of the opposition New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the state to perpetrate a network of election rigging during and after the conduct of Saturday, March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly election. The state commissioner for information Read More

Aftermath of 2023 presidential election: Peter Obi speaks on ‘joining Tinubu’s government’

March 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has revealed what he will do if the president-elect beckon him to join his government. The All Progressive Congress (APC) had hinted that the former Lagos Governor would form an all-inclusive government to carry all his opponents along in his government. While featuring on Channels Television on Thursday, Obi was asked what Read More

Tinubu rallies Nigerians, promises to form government of ‘national competence’

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has rallied Nigerians across political divides to support his incoming administration, even as he ruled out talk of forming a government of national unity when he eventually swear in, adding that he will rather a form a government of ‘national competence.’ Tinubu also declared that in selecting his cabinet he will not be weighed down Read More

Election: INEC distributes sensitive materials in Bauchi 

March 16, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

In preparation for the 18th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Bauchi State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 20 LGAs in the state.  At the distribution exercise at the Bauchi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mohammed Nura assured Read More

Osun: Adeleke declares Friday as public holiday for Assembly election 

March 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has declared Friday 17th March as a public holiday for the house of assembly election.  He said the holiday was to enable residents to travel to their respective polling units to vote on Saturday.  In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Thursday, Adeleke urged the people to go out and exercise their civic rights.  He Read More

Lukman to Omisore: My statements are fact, no apology for you

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

National Vice Chairman, North-west of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman, has dismissed threats of a lawsuit made against him by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore over alleged allegation of defamation by the former. Lukman said the statements he made in his press statements were fact. In a letter by his lawyers, Read More

You can’t force Nigerians to accept outcome of presidential poll, Frank tells British Commissioner

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday condemned in strong terms a statement credited to the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, about the recent presidential and National Assembly democratic election in the country. Laing was recently quoted in media reports to have called on Nigerians to be Read More

My lawyer ‘ll respond to your wrongly dated threat letter, Lukman fires Omisore

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The ongoing exchange of hot words continued Thursday between the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore and the party’s National Vice Chairman, Salihu Moh Lukman, over allegation that the former mismanaged the campaign funds allocated for Osun governorship election in 2022. Lukman has, however, responded to Omisore’s letter, saying though wrongly dated his lawyer will respond to the Read More

Anyim backs APC guber candidate Nwifuru

March 16, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A former President of the Senate, Ayim Pius Anyim, Wednesday, endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru. Anyim, who has been at loggerheads with Governor David Umahi since his defection to the APC, endorsed Nwifuru, saying he is the rightful person coming from the northern zone of the state. Though Umahi had in Read More

Echoes from victory rally for Tinubu/Shettima in Kogi west

March 16, 2023 Musa Wada 0

The Kogi west senatorial district was recently agog with a carnival like rally for the celebration of the victory of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima. The victory rally was well attended by party chieftains and faithful who trooped out en mass to celebrate a ticket that sign post the renewed Read More

Another popular political party expels governorship candidate

March 15, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Jigawa State has expelled its governorship candidate, Muhammad Gumel, over alleged anti-party activities, The state acting chairman of the party, Kabiru Hussaini, made this known on Wednesday. Hussaini urged members of the ADC to support the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mustapha Lamido. “We are directing all our party’s supporters to Read More