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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 05 March, 2019 Edition)

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Tuesday morning🙂. Enjoy!

1.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday revealed that it would petition the United Nations and other global democratic institutions on the role of the military and the killings of Nigerians during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The PDP further claimed that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, won the election, but his mandate was stolen.

2. Godiya Akwashiki, the Deputy Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, in a viral video was beaten and stripped naked by suspected hoodlums. The lawmaker who recently emerged senator-elect for the Nasarawa North Senatorial District was tied with a rope by the gang. He was accused of trying to sleep with the wife of an APC Chieftain, Alhaji Danladi Envuluanza. He however denied the allegation, saying that he was stripped at gunpoint.

3. The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Monday alleged that officials of the Federal Government have been meeting with some political parties and their presidential candidates with the aim of making them prevail on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. “The Federal Government will be making huge amount of money available to them to enable them to organise press conferences during which they will be calling on Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party to accept ‘defeat’ and not go to court to challenge the election result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission,” CUPP alleged.

4. Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an alarm that there might be no election in 2023 if the military continued to participate during elections as they were allegedly used during the February 23 presidential poll. He noted that the involvement of the military in elections was undemocratic and unconstitutional.

5. A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the primary election conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State which produced Abba Kabir-Yusuf as the party’s governorship candidate. The primary election was nullified following a suit filed by a governorship aspirant of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Ali-Amin, who alleged that he was sidelined and booted out of the race by the party.

6. Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader, in a recent interview with Channels TV, alleges that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential election the day he left the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio who was the APC senatorial candidate in his senatorial district was defeated by the candidate of the PDP in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom State.

7. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is allegedly questioning Alhaji Babalele, the son-in-law of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged laundering of 150million euros. Unconfirmed report has it that Babalele was planning to use the money for his father-in-law’s presidential election.

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