March 20 2023

Small boy defeats Speaker of Yobe State Assembly

As the results for the last Saturday’s elections continue to trickle in, Yobe State residents are shocked as a young man who breezed in from nowhere defeated the present Speaker of Yobe State Assembly, Ahmed Lawan.

Lawan, who have been representing Nguru II Constituency since 2003, lost to a vibrant 36-year-old man, Lawan Musa of the Peoples Democratic Party.

March 20 2023

Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer warns Yoruba leaders of causing tribal wars

Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has urged Yoruba leaders to halt the anti-Igbo violence in Lagos State.

Ejimakor described the anti-Igbo violence in Lagos State as a mini-genocide.

In a tweet, he lamented the silence of Yoruba leaders, stressing that they are complicit.

He wrote: “Dear Yoruba leaders: I demand that you immediately halt the anti-Igbo violence raging in LAGOS. It’s a mini-GENOCIDE & your silence makes you complicit when time for reckoning comes.

“I’m not an Igbo leader, but I’m sure the 70 million Igbos worldwide are with me on this. Oh, #MNK.”

Following the outcome of the presidential election in Lagos State, Yorubas and Igbos have been at loggerheads.

In an attempt to ensure the All Progressives Congress, APC, doesn’t lose in Lagos State during the governorship election, a video emerged of the State’s Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, threatening Igbos.

MC Oluomo had warned Igbos who won’t vote for APC to stay in their houses.

Ahead of the governorship election, some markets populated by Igbos were also burnt down in Lagos State.

March 20 2023

We’ll shut down Enugu, Abia if INEC rig gov’ship elections – Abure (video)

Julius Abure, the Labour Party National Chairman has shared a video warning of a national shutdown if Governorship results in Enugu and Abia are “altered” by INEC.

According to Abure, the Labour Party candidates in both states were well ahead of their rivals.

He claimed in Abia state, the Labour Party candidate Dr Alex Otti won in all the local governments but that the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu through his agents had allegedly held INEC officials hostage to manipulate results.

Comrade Abure warned that if the people’s mandates were “stolen” in those states, he wouldn’t be able to control any possible uprising.

Watch the video here:

March 19 2023

Chimaroke admits defeat, congratulates LP victory in Enugu East zone

The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu East zone, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani has conceded defeat after losing to his Labour Party contenders, Mr Kelvin Chukwu.

The election which was supposed to hold on February 25 was shifted to March 18 after Barr. Oyibo Chukwu was gruesomely murdered three days before the date.

Speaking through tweets on Sunday, the former governor of Enugu State congratulated the winner while also urging his supporters to remain calm.

“The result of the election is in tandem with the rave of the moment in the South East zone who have identified with the Labour Party. A contrary result would have negated the trend.

“I wish the Enugu East senator-elect a successful tenure in the upper legislative chamber.

March 19 2023

Police arrest 161 electoral offenders in Kano

Police have arrested 161 persons in Kano State for committing various offences during the governorship and House of Assembly elections of March 18.

“A total of 161 suspects were arrested for vote buying, destruction of election materials, and possession of offensive weapons and drugs,’’ Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammad Gumel, told newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

“Notable among the suspects is Hon. Isyaku Ali Danja, a member of Kano State House of Assembly representing Gezawa Constituency.

“He was arrested for leading thugs to attack INEC’s results collation centre at Gezawa Local Government Council headquarters and the Police Divisional Headquarters at Gezawa,’’ he said.

Gumel assured Kano State residents of their security and safety and admonished them to continue to cooperate with the police.

He also urged the residents to avoid spreading fake news, hate speeches, and reckless celebrations that might disrupt the peace in the state.