Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning. Enjoy!
1. Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to plunge Nigeria into recession again.
The PDP noted that Buhari must constitute his cabinet as quick as possible to avoid a repeat of what happened.
There were insinuations that similar delay in 2015 contributed to the economic recession Nigeria witnessed recently.
“By now the list of his ministers ought to have been submitted to the Senate for consideration. Nigerians should tell the President that he should not run the country into recession again. Read More
2. The Kogi State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that it had endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello as its choice candidate for the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.
According to the secretary, the state executives have no power to endorse any aspirant, saying that the APC governorship ticket is available to all qualified party member.
“We did not endorse anyone and we are not planning to. The party’s ticket is open to everyone in the party,” the party executive members led by its secretary, Salam Adejo.said.
When asked if the performances of the governor could earn him an APC ticket for the November poll, Adejo said; the party has its own criteria on what it wants from a candidate. If someone has performed well or is an achiever, it will speak for him.” Read More on Naija Buzz News
3. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, will appeal against the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server.
Naija Buzz News had on Monday reported that the PEPT rejected the request by Atiku and the PDP to compel INEC to grant them access to inspect the commission’s central server.
We had also few weeks ago reported that Atiku and his party had asked the PEPT to compel the electoral umpire to grant them access to card readers used for the February 23 2019 Presidential Election and its central server which INEC says it does not have.
But the five-man PEPT panel led by Justice Mohammed Garba unanimously rejected Atiku’s request, saying that granting it would amount to pre-judging the main issue meant for trial during pre-hearing. Here’s everything you need to know so far on the PEPT INEC server ruling
4. Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday during a review of the 2019 general elections with Electoral Officers (EOs) from the North (including the FCT) said that “no democracy and no electoral process is perfect.”
He told the EOs to tolerate criticisms, saying that it criticism is the basis for making any system work.
“Anything that anybody is going to say about the conduct of 2019 elections in Nigeria is secondary to the kind of information we are going to hear from those who truly conducted elections at the level that matters; at the level of the Polling Units,” he said.
“Where we should be criticised, I consistently say that friends will criticise you, but your enemies will condemn you. But criticism is the basis for making any system work,” he added. Read more details
5. Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has revealed that the president would form his cabinet soon.
He noted that it would not take as long as it took in 2015 to appoint ministers because the circumstances are not the same.
“Nigerians will not have to wait a day longer than necessary before they have a cabinet,” Adesina said.