Forgery: Court sacks APC candidate in Jigawa
The Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the Kazaure constituency in the state House of Assembly. The court ordered that Muhammad Idris, who was declared the winner of the primary election, should vacate the seat for his main challenger, Bala Hamza.
In the primary election conducted on 26 May, Mr Idris got 29 votes while Mr Hamza scored 24 votes.
However, Mr Hamza challenged the result in court. He argued that five party delegates from his constituency were “intimidated and disenfranchised” during the primary election. He also claimed that Mr Idris presented a forged educational certificate to the INEC.
On Thursday, the trial judge, Hassan Dikko, said the court was convinced that Mr Idris was not validly elected as the party’s candidate. The court also ruled that it was convinced that Mr Idris forged the certificate he submitted for the primary election.
Source: Premium Times
2023: Atiku, Jonathan meet in Abuja [PHOTOS]
Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, met in Abuja on Thursday night.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that also at the meeting was Atiku’s running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the governor of Delta State; former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka among other party chieftains.
Although details of the meeting which held at Jonathan’s residence are not available, this newspaper understands that it is not unconnected with the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
Since leaving office in May 2015, Jonathan has cut down his involvement in partisan politics. In fact, he has ceased to be an active member of the PDP.
In 2020, he said he is stepping away from active politics to focus on humanitarian services. He also said he wanted to be of more use to the country in other areas outside politics.
Source: Politics Nigeria
Naira redesign: We need extra three months – Miyetti Allah begs CBN
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to extend the deadline for the circulation of the redesigned naira notes. The leader of the association in the South-East, Gidado Siddiki, urged the CBN to extend the deadline by three months.
Siddiki explained that the extension would give members of MACBAN more time to deposit their money in banks. Speaking yesterday in Awka, Anambra State, Siddiki said most herders don’t save their monies in banks, hence the need for time.
He disclosed that most herders carry their money along with them in the bush. “We cannot fight or reverse the government policy as law-abiding citizens of Nigeria, but we are only appealing to the CBN to help us extend the deadline for another three months.
“This will enable the leadership of Miyetti Allah to reach out properly to those living in out-of communication areas across States of the federation,” he said. The apex bank had said the redesigned naira notes would be in circulation on December 15, 2022. Naira notes affected are the N100, N200, N500, and N1000 denominations.