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2023 Kogi Election, Litmus Test on The Implementation of the Electoral Act 2022 – Iko Udama Club



2023 Kogi Election, litmus test on the implementation of the Electoral Act 2022 - Iko Udama Club
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A socio-cultural group, Iko Udama Club, has sued for a free and fair election to ensure that the choice of the electorate prevails in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This contained in call by the group in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Mr Julius Abalaka on Monday in Abuja.

Abalaka said that the election, would serve as another litmus test on the implementation of the

Act 2022.Abalaka explained that necessary measures needed to be put in place to ensure effective adherence to the provisions  of the Act, adding that all eyes are focused on how the election would be conducted.

He said the election has presented another opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to “write its name in gold”.

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According to him, anything short of a free, fair and credible election amounts to contravention of the electoral Act, adding that Nigerians expects INEC to build on its earlier gains of the last General Elections.

He said there was a need for the electorate to vote for a leader, who, would make the state more viable and engender unity among the various ethnic groups.

Abalaka said the precedence set in the country’s general elections had shown that Nigerians were becoming more interested in who governed them rather than party affiliations.

He further said that while candidates had emerged from various parties.

“Fostering unity is a key and veritable focus of the club.

“The events of the last few years with respect to political activities in Kogi has left no one in doubt of the dire need for the involvement of all and sundry.

“All the people of Kogi must come together to deliver the people’s choice to move the state forward. “, he said.

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Abalaka further said, in line with Iko Udama’s core values, which holds the principles of equity, justice and fairness for all people, an opinion poll was conducted.

He said, it was to “ascertain in fair contest, a unity and consensus candidate and Muritala Ajaka was in the lead.

“While not unmindful of the various credentials paraded by all the candidates who are all qualified, it is expedient that we support the time tested maxim of majority carries the vote.

“The entire club structure and resources will be available in full to support of the people’s choice.”

Kogi governorship election will take place on the 11th day of November 2023.

Source: NAN

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Alleged 80.2 Billion Fraud: EFCC May Loose Case Against Yahaya Bello – Ambassador Danjuma



A  Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ambassador Samuel A. Dajuma
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Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ambassador Samuel Dajuma, has said the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) may lose the case of Fraud against the Kogi State Ex-Governor, Yahaya Bello. push({});

Danjuma assert this in an exclusive media chat with the Informavores in Niger State, Nigeria, saying that the politically-motivated case may not favour the anti-graft agency as it started on a wrong foot.

He said, “The issue with the EFCC is political-motivated, why did I say political-motivated? Previously, we have three formal Governors, I would name them, the former governor of Zamfara State, Matawalle who is now the Minister of State for Defence, we have Yari who is also a former Governor of Zamfara State and we have Odili of River state which are all enjoying this court order from being prosecuted. ”

“Now His Excellency, Adoza Yahaya Bello has seek the leave of the court to enforce his fundamental human right and the EFCC was duly served. The EFCC went to the court of Appeal to challenge that. So, why the rush? Why the EFCC is in a hurry to arrest his Excellency? ”

“Like I have always said, if you vacate that court order, I give you one hour, his Excellency Adoza Yahaya Bello will make himself available at the EFCC office. ”

“But the thing is that even the EFCC has’nt even officially invited him, neither is any summon and in that judgement what did the court said? The court said that the EFCC with the leave of the court of competent jurisdiction can arraign him not arrest him therefore, he shouldn’t be arrested but he can be arraigned. ”

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“So, I don’t know why we are having this conflict and a lot of lawyer, SAN and even the former MBA chairman has come out to say that the EFCC goofed by laying the siege at Yahaya Bello’s Abuja residence last week Wednesday. ”

“So the EFCC knows what to do. The EFCC is a law enforcement agency and I don’t expect a law enforcement agency to be the one to break the law. So, when EFCC is ready they should serve the surmon and by then they would have vacate the order of the court. But until then, his Excellency is bound by that order not to appear before EFCC. ”

He further said that, “I always say that the minute I saw the EFCC chairman I was happy. For the first time, we have someone who was a lawyer who knows the law heading the organisation. So, I felt EFCC should not be doing by going after presumed suspect just for media trial. They would have done the proper investigation. ”

“And now look at what happened with the case of the former Attorney General of the Federation, Adoke. EFCC lost that case because even in court EFCC attested that they do not have enough evidence to prosecute him and exactly what the same thing is going to happen because the Kogi State Government has come out to tell the EFCC that our money is not missing. and these are the people that is supposed to fashion you with the said document for you to prosecute your case and if they have come to say their money is not missing I don’t understand how EFCC will want to go to court and be able to win this case. ”

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“At the beginning of the case what I expect the EFCC to do was to do a proper investigation and when they have their fact, they can now go after the former Governor but as it stands the EFCC has shot their selves by the leg by what they are doing. It is time for the EFCC to come back home sit down and do proper investigation, get the fact and stop this media trial once and for all. ” he said.

meanwhile, Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the charges of alleged N80 billion fraud filed by the Economic and Finacncial Crime Commission against the ex-governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Adoza Bello, be served through his lawyer, Abdulwahab Mohammed.

The Judge issued the order on Tuesday April 23rd, 2024 while delivering a ruling in an application filed by the anti-graft agency, for substituted service on Bello.

Although Abdulwahab Mohammed initially declined to accept the charges and proof of evidence saying that a junior lawyer in his team, AI Musa be the one to accept the charges on behalf of the former governor, Justice Nwite rejected the plea by the senior lawyer and compelled him to do so.

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At today’s proceedings, Yahaya Bello was again not in court but represented by his lawyer.

Justice Nwite had last week issued a bench warrant against Bello following an application to that effect by EFCC.

The EFCC subsequently declared the former governor wanted for his persistent absence in court and evading the criminal charges on him.

Informavores recalls that the EFCC had on Wednesday April 16th, 2024 laid siege on the embattled ex-governor’s, Abuja residence in a bid to arrest him.

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Another Massive Plan By APC To Rig Kogi Election Uncovered!




Massive Plan To Rig Kogi Election Uncovered
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Another massive plan by the APC (All Progressive Congress) to rig the upcoming election in Kogi State has been uncovered.

The plan was uncovered in an audio recording recorded in Igala language, that is widely circulated and received by the Informavores!

The message roughly translated is as follows:

“I thank you all and may the almighty God bless us all. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I am here to talk to you this evening amd thank you for all your efforts as you are listening to me from where ever you are listening to me, please forward this message so that every igala will hear what I am saying this evening.”

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“As I am talking to you, it is not up to 2 minutes that I finished calling to Ankpa. It is a calling between me and the coordinator. He said that what he wanted to tell me before I called him is that the presiding officers this afternoon hinted him and that he is going to confide in me that everybody should be ready.”

“That during the upcoming voting, their plan is that they would just thumb print without capturing, therefore, when the voting is in excess without capturing(photograph), they would then cancel the polling unit. That is what he just told me. And I said I would make sure that this information is circulated among everybody online this night.”

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“It is the Presiding officer that told him this afternoon and he is relaying it to me to make sure that I tell everybody that this is the plan of APC in Ankpa where they are going to vote in Ankpa. That they will photograph, so that all the votings in Ankpa will not count.”

“This is the message that reached me this night and I said I would tell people on air. Please forward this message so that everybody would here. Let us be at alert and make sure that our votes count, let us monitor the BVAS. “

“Thank you all and God bless you all.”, it concluded.

Off season elections is scheduled to take place in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States. Coming November 11th, 2023. 

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Find the audio recording below.

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PEPC: PDP Atiku Appears As Parties Set To Adopt Written Addresses




PDP Atiku at the Presidential Election Petition Court
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As the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other parties were set to adopt their final written addresses, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, was at the Presidential Election Petition Court, (PEPC) on Tuesday 1st August 2023 . adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});
The  Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel of the court had on the last adjourned date directed parties to prepare their final briefs of argument and appear before it to adopt .
The adoption of final addresses is the precursor to fixing a date for judgment in the petition of Atiku and the PDP challenging the outcome of the Feb. 25 presidential election.
The court, in a notice  to the parties, invited them to adopt their written address with respect to the petition filed against President Bola Tinubu and Vice -President Kashim Shettima, praying the court to nullify their election.
recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had on March 1, announced that Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), won the presidential election  ahead of 17 other candidates that participated in the contest.
It declared that Tinubu scored 8,794,726 votes to defeat the two major contenders,  Atiku of the PDP, who came second with 6,984,520 votes, and Mr Peter  Obi of the Labour Party, who came third with 6,101,533 votes.
However, dissatisfied with the outcome of the election, both Atiku and Obi approached the court to invalidate the result.
The duo, in their separate petitions, claimed that they won the presidential poll, even as they challenged Tinubu’s eligibility to contest the election.
The petitioners are praying the court to nullify the election and order a fresh presidential election, with the exclusion of President Tinubu whom they argued was ab-initio, not qualified to participate.
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