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HUDU SAVED INEC FROM NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

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HUDU SAVED INEC FROM NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News International Reports That For about one week now, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari, attracted the news headlines for declaring the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Dahiru Binani, the winner of the supplementary governorship election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUDU SAVED INEC FROM NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Hudu’s action under the circumtance is seen by many Nigerians, including lawyers, as legal and within his powers as the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), the PDP and INEC questioned his authority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who are condemning Hudu’s action, I dare say that the REC saved INEC from a repeat national embarrassment of the Commission in the 2019 governorship election of the same Adamawa state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just like in 2023, INEC declared the 2019 governorship election inconclusive. INEC embarrassed itself when the returning officer (Prof. Andrew Haruna) in the 2019 governorship declared the election inconclusive by relying on the provision of the number of registered voters (40,988) being higher than the margin of lead(32,476 votes) by one of the candidates not to declare a winner or make a return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the use of PVC as the only identity of a voter to be eligible to vote, INEC ought to have relied on the number of PVCs collected out of the registered voters of 40,988 in the polling units where the election did not hold or was canceled. The number of PVCs collected out of 40,988 registered voters, which INEC ought to have relied upon to arrive at the right decision in the 2019 governorship election, was 31,027.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What this means is that the 2019 governorship election should not have been declared inconclusive by INEC since the margin of lead was 32,476 while the PVCs collected for the rerun were 31,027. Yet INEC went ahead to conduct a rerun election when the number of eligible voters (with PVCs) for the election was less than the margin of lead in the election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commission’s flawed judgment cost the federal government human and material resources that were avoidable. A later amendment to the Electoral Act is the result of INEC’s embarrassment in handling the 2019 Adamawa governorship election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a repeat of this national embarrassment by INEC in the 2019 governorship in the Adamawa state that Hudu wanted to avoid in the 2023 election by being proactive and decisive. Like in 2019, there was no reason to have declared the 2023 election inconclusive if the issue of the multiple results from Fufore was courageously resolved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports had it that the result that was used by the returning officer to declare the governorship election inconclusive was one of the multiple results from Fufore. It was the result that was allegedly declared under duress by the electoral officer. Agents of the state government along with security agents were said to have laid siege on the INEC office of the Fufore Local Government and forced the electoral officer to declare the result that was eventually used by the state returning officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rerun election was ordered. Hudu knew very well that a particular authentic result from Fufore that would have brought the election to a conclusion was ignored. Hudu could not have stopped the rerun election after it was pronounced by the returning officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, the REC, as a lawyer, located his powers under Section 149 of the Electoral Act and decided to act even before the end of the collation of the results of the rerun election. He used the correct result from Fufore, which showed that Sen. Binani won the election with 428, 173 votes against her opponent’s 422,303 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like in 2019, if the correct thing was done, the 2023 governorship election wouldn’t have been declared inconclusive. Hudu is the hero and not the villain in the 2023 Adamawa Governorship election. We expect INEC to take a look at the role of RECs as the State Chief Returning Officer in the governorship election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed;

Martins Yanatham Dickson.

Member, Media Committee Binani Governorship Campaign Organisation.

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, in the 2023 elections, says the federal government is more interested in milking a dying economy through the introduction of the cybersecurity levy.

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

In a post on his X account on Wednesday, Obi said the policies implemented by the government not only drive the citizens into poverty but also diminish the country’s competitiveness in the economic environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Obi, it is unreasonable to expect the struggling citizens of Nigeria to individually finance all government activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The introduction of yet another tax, in the form of Cybersecurity Levy, on Nigerians who are already suffering severe economic distress is further proof that the government is more interested in milking a dying economy instead of nurturing it to recovery and growth,” Obi said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The imposition of a Cybersecurity Levy on bank transactions is particularly sad given that the tax is on the trading capital of businesses and not on their profit hence will further erode whatever is left of their remaining capital, after the impact of the Naira devaluation and high inflation rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is inconceivable to expect the suffering citizens of Nigeria to separately fund all government activities. Policies such as this impoverish the citizens and make the country’s economic environment less competitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“At a time when the government should be reducing taxes to curb inflation, the government is instead introducing new taxes. And when did the office of the NSA become a revenue-collecting center?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“And why should that purely national security office receive returns on a specific tax as stated in the new cybersecurity law?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 6, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed banks and other financial institutions to implement a 0.5 percent cybersecurity levy on electronic transfers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBN said the policy would take effect in two weeks and charges would be described as a ‘Cybersecurity Levy’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The apex bank said the charges would be remitted to the national cyber security fund, administered by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation has recently expressed jubilation and gratitude towards President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his approval of a significant salary increase ranging between 25% and 35% for civil servants on the remaining six Consolidated Salary Structures. Additionally, the Foundation also applauded the President for approving a pay rise for pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme (DBS). This announcement was made in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Foundation, Amb Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi and Betara of Biu.

 

 

 

 

 

TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

The statement highlighted the Foundation’s Grand Patron, His Excellency, Ambassador Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) CFR, former Chief of Army Staff, who expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda. The Grand Patron emphasized that the salary increase would undoubtedly bring smiles back to Nigerian workers, acknowledging their relentless dedication to the nation’s progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai further stated that the salary and pension increase are a step in the right direction and hope for more increases in the nearest future in order to further cushion the inflationary trend in the economy on the workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, General Buratai urged the public to rally behind President Tinubu’s administration, expressing concern over prevalent issues such as fuel scarcity and the escalating prices of goods in the market. Despite the Naira’s appreciation against the dollar, the Grand Patron noted that these economic challenges persist, calling for solidarity and support from all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Buratai extended his heartfelt salute to Nigerian workers for their unwavering sacrifices towards the nation’s prosperity. Their dedication and commitment do not go unnoticed, and their efforts are instrumental in shaping a brighter future for all.

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Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

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Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

 

 

 

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Global News Reports – The Ondo Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gearing up for its primary this Thursday. This pivotal event comes before the November 16 governorship election in the state.

 

 

Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

 

 

 

Seven Prominent Figures Vying for the Ticket The party boasts seven chieftains who will be vying for the PDP’s ticket in the primary. The lineup of aspirants is impressive and diverse. It includes Mr. Agboola Ajayi, a former Deputy Governor of the state, and Chief Olusola Ebiseni, who previously served as the Secretary General of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere. Joining them are Mr. Kolade Akinjo, a former member of the House of Representatives; Mr. John Mafo, a former Commissioner for Information; Mr. Adeolu Akinwumi; Mr. Bamidele Akingboye; and Bosun Arebuwa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee and Procedures Announced In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, shed light on the upcoming poll. He revealed that a seven-man committee, led by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, will conduct the primary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statement read, “The Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Primary Election, scheduled for Thursday, 25th April, 2024 will be conducted by a 7-man Primary Election Committee, headed by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of the Primary Election The statement detailed, “The Ondo State PDP Governorship Primary Election, set for Thursday, April 25, 2024, will be overseen by a 7-man Primary Election Committee.” The committee’s chair is none other than the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Venue and Participants The International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome) in Akure will host the exercise. An impressive roster of 627 delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state will gather to choose the party’s flag bearer for the November 16, 2024, Governorship election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Preparations Delegate accreditation will kick off at 10:00 am. The party advises individuals who are not delegates or do not have official business at the venue to maintain a reasonable distance from the arena.

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