Today's Headlines: APC Chieftain Joins LP, It'll Soon Be Clear To Haters-Bashir Ahmad

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APC Chieftain Joins LP.

Nigeria’s former Ambassador to India, Maj.-Gen. Chris Eze (rtd.), has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Labour Party.

Eze, from Udenu Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State, hinged his decision on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the APC.

He disclosed this in a letter dated Aug. 4, 2022, addressed to the Chairman, APC, Udunedem Ward in Udenu LGA and made available to newsmen on Friday in Enugu.

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The retired Major General said that his decision to quit the party was due to the controversy that had trailed the nomination of the party’s flag-bearers in the 2023 presidential election.

It'll Soon Be Clear To Haters-Bashir On Tinubu's Ambition.

Bashir Ahmad, former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu would shock his critics in 2023.

In a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Friday, Bashir rated Tinubu higher than other 2023 presidential candidates battling for the number one seat in the country.

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According to him, Tinubu’s critics would understand the capacity of Asiwaju when the 2023 campaign begins in September.

335,854 Potential Voters Registered In Niger: INEC.

INEC registered 335,854 potential voters in Niger at the just-suspended Continuous Voter Registration.   Continuous registration of potential voters for the 2023 general elections began across the nation on June 28 and was suspended on July 30 after the extension of earlier deadlines.

Resident electoral commissioner Sam Egwu announced in Minna on Friday commended Niger residents for demonstrating maturity before, during and after the exercise. The turnout was very impressive, especially in the last quarter there was an upsurge during the extension period, said the INEC official.

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Mr Egwu urged those registered to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at INEC offices at local governments’ headquarters, stating that the date to collect the cards would be announced. 

Why We Can’t Extend Voters Registration – INEC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared that it is relatively impossible to extend the Continuous Voters Registration, CVR, which was suspended on Sunday. Several concerned Nigerians had demanded that the CVR be extended to enable eligible would-be voters to register to participate in the coming elections.

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But the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, who spoke on a Channels TV program on Friday, said the commission needed to suspend the exercise to enable it to begin other processes to weed out all multiple registrants, Thereafter, Section 19 [Electoral Act 2022] says we must do a one-week display of the voter register for the commission to accept claims.

Bauchi Senator Emerges NNPP Gov Candidate.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party in Bauchi State.

Jika, who currently represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the Senate, emerged unopposed following the voluntary withdrawal of Yusuf Ibrahim from the race.

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Chairman of the election of the NNPP, Yusuf Kofar-Mata, flanked by his Secretary, Mark Usman, said that the National Headquarters of the party sent them to come to Bauchi and conduct the election.

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