Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism that nothing would stop the February and March general elections from holding.
Obasanjo stated this against the backdrop of the concerns by Nigerians that the election might be postponed following violent protests in some parts of the country as a result of scarcity of the newly redesigned Naira notes and fuel.
The former President expressed concern over the forthcoming coming elections while hosting the members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the African Democratic Congress at his penthouse residence located within the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.
Obasanjo noted that Nigeria is in an interesting period and urged Nigerians to take the elections with all the seriousness it deserve.
Obasanjo, who said he just returned from an official engagement in West African tour, emphatically declared that Nigerians must strives towards giving their best and ensure that the forthcoming general elections holds.
He explained that the attention of the global community was focused on the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria and therefore, Nigerians as main stakeholders should contribute towards the success of the elections.
INEC CHAIRMAN MEETS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ON ELECTION SECURITY AND SAFETY
Immediately after meeting with the Governor of thebcentral Bank of Nigeria, chairman of the electoral commission proceeded to the office of the national security adviser to also hold talks on election security and safety.
The Chairman of INEC and the National Security adviser were joined by the chief of defence staff and other service chiefs in a closed door meeting where the security situation in thebcountry will be appraised and the level of preparedness of security operatives for the election will also be discussed.
The national security adviser Major General Babagana Monguno has always reiterated the federal government’s commitment to providing INEC with all the support and peaceful atmosphere that will guarantee the conduct of a hitch-free election.
INEC has been worried about the spate of targeted attacks of INEC facilities in some parts of the country that has led to the death of personnel, destruction of INEC infrastructure and voting materials.
The electoral commission had also held several meetings with the inter-agency consultative Committee on election security to seek solutions to factors that could threaten the peaceful conduct of the polls.
TINUBU/SHETTIMA GRASSROOTS INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN COUNCIL STARTS DOOR TO DOOR CAMPAIGN
Tinubu/ shetima grassroot independent campaign council TSGICC ondo state chapter has donated economic relief items to people across constituencies in Ondo state.
The items included series of food items and household materials.
Unveiling the items , the group’s state , Coordinator Temitayo Oluwatuyi said they would be distributed in all the three thousand nine hundred and thirty three polling units across the state.
Oluwatuyi explained that the gesture was not to induce voters but to identify with the people at this critical time of economic crisis and to show them that the APC presidential candidate , Senator Bola Tinubu cares.
Also speaking ,Ondo chapter secretary, kemi Afolabi-iyantan said that the items would be handed over to the local government and ward coordinators at the central, north and south part of the state for even distribution.
She said members of the council will embark on door to door campaign before the elections.
COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSES SUIT FILED BY ALLIED PEOPLES’ MOVEMENT SEEKING DISQUALIFICATION OF PETER OBI AS LABOUR PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
A 3 member panel presided by the president of the court of appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensan dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit as the APM lacked the locus standi to initiate the suit.
The APM had no business without how Labour Party elected their presidential candidate
The appellate court awarded a cost of N200,000 Naira against APM, in favour of the Labour Party and Peter Obi.
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