Today’s Headlines: Only God Can Retire Atiku, Not Man–Timi Frank To Shettima; Two Dead In Ogun Road Crash


A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said no man can retire the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, from politics except God.

He was reacting to a statement by Vice President Kashim Shettima where he boasted that he would “retire Atiku and teach him how to rear goats and broilers” following the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court on petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

He said despite Shettima’s comment, some of them know that Atiku and Peter Obi remain the heroes of democracy in Nigeria, and Nigerians will never forget their struggle for a free, fair and transparent democratic system in the country.

Two Dead In Ogun Road Crash


Two persons died on Friday in a road crash around Ota tollgate, along the Abeokuta-Lagos highway, Ogun State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident, saying one person sustained injuries in the crash.

FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said the crash, which occurred at about 05:11 am, involved four vehicles: a white Volvo trailer with registration number, T-14223LA; a yellow Volkswagen marked KRD132XX and two Bajaj motorcycles with number plates LAR178VL and PKA873VS.

“A total of three persons were involved, comprising two male adults and a female adult.

“One male adult was injured while one male adult and one female adult were recorded dead from the crash,” Okpe explained.

The suspected cause of the fatal crash, DAILY POST learnt, was wrongful overtaking and speeding on the part of the truck driver, which led to a collision with one of the bikes.

PDP Accuses Kebbi govt Of Wasting N20bn

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi State has accused the state government of ”wasting” N20 billion in the last 100 days of its administration.

Alhaji Usman Bello-Suru, the State PDP Chairman, made the accusation in a statement in Birnin Kebbi on Friday while commenting on the 100 days of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

According to the PDP, the government has spent N20 billion on beautifying Birnin Kebbi amid daunting challenges across the state.

Akwa Ibom: Tribunal Upholds Bassey’s Election As Senator

The National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Uyo has upheld the victory of Senator Aniekan Bassey of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, the Honourable Justice B.A. Taiwo-led tribunal affirmed Bassey as the lawful winner of the February 25, 2023, senatorial election in Uyo.

He said the petitioner, Mr Emaeyak Ukpong of the All Progressives Congress (APC), failed to substantiate any of the issues brought before the tribunal, nor was able to prove any of his allegations bordering on overvoting, widespread irregularities and non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act.

Ukpong, through his counsel, Barrister Jumbo Udom, had asked the tribunal to declare null and void the victory of Senator Bassey for alleged non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and declare him the winner of the election.