PDP: APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Cameroonian Citizenship Diversionary

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  • Wins Rivers meeting supplementary election

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has described as “reckless and groundless” declare by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its presidential candidate within the simply concluded basic election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian.

The primary opposition celebration stated the allegation is a calculated try by the ruling celebration to trivialise and divert consideration from alleged rigging of the presidential election.

It was, nevertheless, excellent news for the PDP yesterday because it gained the 4 state meeting seats within the supplementary election organised by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) in Rivers State final Saturday.

With these outcomes, PDP has gained all of the seats within the 32–member Home of Meeting besides Oyigbo State Constituency, which was gained by Mr. Nwankwo Promise of the Social Democratic Social gathering (SDP).

The Nationwide Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a press release yesterday stated such diversionary techniques has, nevertheless, solely helped in additional exposing the truth that the APC has no solutions to the plethora of overwhelming proof earlier than the tribunal that the election was gained by Atiku and the PDP.

He said: “This disingenuous declare can also be a woeful design by the APC to overburden, distract and lavatory down the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal with trivia, lies and falsehood, in order to derail the course of justice.

“Whereas Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship by start, even underneath our Structure, can't be contested, it's certainly the most important irony of the yr, that Atiku’s citizenship is being disputed by people whose ancestry has all the time been a topic of debate.

“These people embrace those that, being unsure of their origins; haven't any love for Nigeria and even refused to be on the aspect of our nation on the 1985 summit of the defunct Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa.

“Such individuals favor to deploy our nationwide assets for infrastructural improvement in affiliated locations outdoors the shores of Nigeria, when our nation is in dire want of consideration.

“Furthermore, this declare by APC seems to include explanations as to why its administration has remained insensitive to the problem of insurgency, basic insecurity and financial travails of Nigerians within the North-east, notably in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Taraba States.”

He stated that the obvious hyperlinks have been additional manifested within the participation of aliens within the campaigns of a specific presidential candidate in Kano.

The social gathering spokesperson harassed that Nigerians shouldn't despair because the PDP and Atiku wouldn't be distracted within the pursuit of their mandate.

Ologbondiyan famous that the PDP has implicit confidence within the competence of the social gathering’s authorized group to deal with the diversionary antics and technicalities of the APC to unnecessarily overstrain the tribunal and derail the course of justice within the matter.  

PDP Wins Rivers Meeting Supplementary Election

In the meantime, the PDP has gained the 4 state meeting seats within the supplementary elections organised by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) in Rivers State final Saturday.

Welcoming the outcomes, Governor Nyesom Wike reiterated that his victory within the March 9 governorship election is for all Rivers individuals and a brand new starting for the state.

INEC final Saturday carried out supplementary election for state meeting elections in 4 native authorities areas of the state.

A press release issued by INEC listed the affected native authorities areas as Abua/Odual, Ahoada West, Gokana and Opobo/Nkoro.

The election held in all of the wards and polling models in Abua/Odual and Gokana native authorities areas, 20 polling models unfold throughout 4 wards in Ahoada West, and 47 polling models unfold throughout 9 wards in Ahoada West.

INEC defined that in Abua/Odual, election didn't happen in the course of the March 9 governorship and State Meeting elections as a result of INEC officers couldn't deploy males and supplies due to violence. For Gokana, elections have been disrupted and the fee couldn't collate outcomes.

In final Saturday’s supplementary election, the police deployed three,066 personnel, complemented by personnel from different safety businesses to make sure a hitch-free train.

In a press release yesterday, INEC stated Mr. Sokolo Solomon of the PDP polled 55,944 to win in Abua/Odual. In Ahoada West, Mr. Okpokiri Nwanaka additionally of the PDP gained having polled 32,574 votes; in Gokana, Mr. Dumle Maol of PDP gained with 55,319 votes, whereas Mr. Adonye Diri of the PDP additionally gained in Opobo/Nkoro having polled 7,713 votes.  

Talking throughout a household thanksgiving on the Salvation Ministries Headquarters in Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike stated regardless of the political turmoil, no one misplaced in the course of the elections.

“No one has gained and no one has misplaced the elections.  However Rivers State has gained. I forgive anybody that has wronged me and I additionally apologize from people who I've wronged,” he stated.

He stated he was in church to offer because of God for his faithfulness within the face of fierce political battles in the course of the common election.

“We now have come right here to provide God thanks as a result of He's so trustworthy to us. We have now come to thank God for the struggle He fought on our behalf. It is just God who can struggle for us. We've got no energy of our personal to struggle,” he said.

He thanked the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, for his religious help in the course of the long-drawn political battle.

Wike stated even when he faltered in religion he was strengthened by the cleric together with his confidence restored.

The governor stated that with what transpired through the political battle, it's apparent that really Rivers is a Christian state.

Talking on the thanksgiving service, Ibiyeomie prayed God to simply accept the governor’s thanksgiving and bless him.

He stated by the particular thanksgiving, God would good every thing that considerations Wike and his household.

He decreed God’s knowledge on the governor, including that God would grant him the enablement to steer the state in the proper path.

Ibiyeomie stated anybody planning evil towards the governor would fall prey to his/her evil machinations.

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