Rochas Okorocha name missing as INEC ready to present certificate of return to elected member of National Assembly

The Imo State governor name was omitted from the certificate to be presented to the elected National Assembly members.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC will present certificates of return to all elected members of the National Assembly on Thursday March 14th.
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A statement released by the commission says the ceremony will hold at the main hall of the International Conference Center Abuja.

See the list of National Assembly members-elect that are expected to be at the ceremony.

Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha will not be presented with certificate of return, as the result was announced under duress.

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Army reveals politicians planning violence for Saturday election

Buratai stressed the politicians are ready to perpetrate acts of violence including bombings and assassinations to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections.

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has revealed how the military intelligence discovered the intentions of some politicians towards Saturday’s elections.

Buratai stressed the politicians are ready to perpetrate acts of violence including bombings and assassinations to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections.

Buratai then says the army “must not allow them to succeed.”

The army chief stated this on Wednesday in his opening remarks at a strategic meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding and field commanders at the army headquarters in Abuja, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections.

Buratai said during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections, some level of violence were recorded leading to “disruption of polls, burning of ballot boxes in some areas as well as loss of lives, including the death of an officer and three soldiers.”

The army chief noted that hobnobbing and fraternisation with politicians during this election period was prohibited, urging “commanders to deal decisively with any electoral crime or action such as fighting, snatching of ballot boxes, illegal possession of electoral materials and firearms as well as other crimes that would mar the smooth conduct of the election.”

UK Minister said result declared by INEC were verified

The result declared by the Nigerian election commission is consistent with the result obtained through the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation process.

Harriett Baldwin, UK’s minister of state for Africa, said the result declared was consistent with the civil society parallel vote tabulation process.

She said, “I offer my congratulations to President Buhari on securing a second term as the Nigerian President”.

“The UK is a long-standing friend and partner of Nigeria and the Nigerian people, and a stable and prosperous Nigeria benefits Africa and the world.

“The Nigerian people have demonstrated resilience and a commitment to democracy. The result declared by the Nigerian election commission is consistent with the result obtained through the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation process. Along with our international partners, the UK believes the Nigerian people can have confidence in the result.” She also urged the opposition to challenge the result in a peaceful manner.

“We also recognise that independent Nigerian voices have expressed concerns about the conduct of the electoral process, in particular logistics and results collation, and reports of intimidation of election officials”.

“We urge any party or individual who wishes to challenge the process to do so peacefully and through the appropriate legal channel and we encourage Nigerian authorities to examine all allegations of wrongdoing carefully, and take the necessary action against individuals found responsible.

“My thoughts are also with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in election-related violence. No one should die in the exercise of their democratic rights. We will continue to support Nigeria and its civil society in drawing lessons from these elections and strengthening its democracy”.

What is your issue with bullion vans in my house?- Tinubu

What is your issue with bullion vans in my house? I don’t have election materials.

All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has frowned at those questioning what bullion vans were doing in his house at Ikoyi, Lagos State, a day before the 2019 general elections.

Tinubu while addressing newsmen shortly after casting his vote in today general elections made this known.

He said since there has been no report that the bullion vans contained electoral materials, he had committed no offence, and what’s anyone headache about it.

The APC national leader said, “What is your issue with bullion vans in my house?

“I have not done any government business in the last five years.

“So I didn’t steal government money.

“And the bullion van was not said to contain election materials.

“So what offence have I committed.

“I have had no contact with government money in the last five years.

“So I don’t see why that should be anybody’s problem.

“It is my money.

“I decide where to keep it and where to keep it.