Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari’s complain that Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022 will disenfranchise serving political office holders is selfish and not altruistic.
By Ifeanyi Ochonogor The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has characterized threatening people with death in the context of election as […]
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has decided to reopen its open campaigns consequent upon the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the earlier scheduled date of February 16 to February 23, 2019.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act is a threat to the nation’s existence as it will generate deadly political tension in 2019.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has charged the National Assembly to save the nation’s democracy by immediately overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amendment of the Electoral Act.
Atiku Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law, the Electoral Act amendment which is on his desk, if he is really interested in the conduct of free, fair and credible elections.
Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday appeared before the Senate in plenary.
Omo-Agege was seen signing the attendance register within the upper chamber.
The Senate on April 12, suspended Omo-Agege (APC-Delta) over a “dissenting comment’’ on decision of the Upper Chamber on adoption of conference report on Electoral Act (2010) Amendment Bill.
The Electoral Amendment Bill causing trouble in the Senate has been dropped by the House of Representatives.
The House and the Senate amended the bill, changing the election sequence announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The bill sought to amend electoral act to change the sequence of the election in a way that the presidential election comes last, after the state assemblies/national assembly and governorship elections.
The Senate has described as a treasonable felony, the action of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who led unidentified men to the chamber of the senate to snatch the mace which is its symbol of authority.
Spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, described the action as an attempt to overthrow an arm of government, describing it as treason.
In a deft strategic move to isolate President Muhammadu Buhari over the reordering of the sequence of elections contained in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, already vetoed by the president, the National Assembly has proposed a new amendment bill that places the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections first on the order of elections.