Today’s Headlines: Peter Obi:Protest Breaks Out In Abuja, I’m Not Most Qualified To Lead Benue_ Alia
Peter Obi:Protest Breaks Out In Abuja
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Protest has erupted in Abuja, the nation’s capital over the just concluded presidential election in Nigeria.
The protesters, who are supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, have taken over the Unity Fountain to express their anger.
Clad in black attires with placards bearing various inscriptions, such as “We stand for Justice, we fight for a new Nigeria,” “President Buhari keep your promise,” “Democracy not INECcracy” who owns Nigeria? The people,’” the protesters called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save Nigeria from collapsing.
I’m Not Most Qualified To Lead Benue_ Alia
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Benue State Governor-elect, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia has said he is not the most qualified to lead the State
Alia, however, said God who made him governor, would qualify him to lead the State.
He disclosed this in his victory speech yesterday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Alia the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in the State.
Alia of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated his closest rival, Titus Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, and Herman Hembe of the Labour Party to emerge winner of the poll.
The Catholic priest polled 473,933 votes to defeat Uba his closest opponent who scored 223,913
Delivering his victory speech, Alia said: “My beloved fellow citizens of Benue State,I stand before you today as the duly elected Governor of Benue state.
PDP Rejects Suspension of Enugu Governorship Election Results Collation
The Campaign Council of the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disagreed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its decision to suspend the announcement of the final results and halt the declaration of Dr. Peter Mbah as the winner of the Enugu State governorship contest, stressing that the election management body was overreaching itself, as it could not, by law, suspend the declaration of an already collated result.
The PDP equally also said INEC was wrong to present the Abia and Enugu cases as the same.
The party stated these at a press conference addressed by the spokesperson of the Enugu State PDP Campaign Council, Barr. Nana Ogbodo, in Enugu on Monday.
The PDP said: “Putting the Abia and Enugu situations in one basket clearly shows that the national headquarters of INEC is mixing things up or has not been properly briefed. There is absolutely nothing like outstanding local governments as far as the collation process in Enugu State is concerned.
“Unlike the situation in Abia State, the results of the entire 17 LGAs of Enugu State, including those of Nkanu East and Nsukka LGAs, have been fully collated by the Returning Officer, Prof Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, on Sunday the 19th of March. What remains for the INEC is to sum up the returns by the Local Government Returning Officers and declare our candidate, Dr. Mbah the governor-elect.
“That is why we are saying that INEC is overreaching itself; they have no powers at this stage to suspend the pronouncement or declaration of the winner of the election, which is our candidate.”
Controversial Anambra Pastor, Odumeje Claims He Has Completed His Work, Will Die Soon
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Controversial Anambra pastor, Chukwuemeka Ohanere, popularly known as Odumeje, has said he will die soon, having completed his work on earth.
The pastor came into limelight with his weird pattern of spiritual deliverance, where he carries miracle seeking members of his church in a manner akin to the WWE wrestlers, and smashes them on the floor.
He was in the news last year after he confronted officials of the Anambra State Government, who had come to demolish his church. He was beaten during the encounter.