Today's Headlines:Elections Not A 3-Horse Race-Jega; Wike Invites Obi To Inaugurate Project In Rivers - Mc Ebisco

Today’s Headlines:Elections Not A 3-Horse Race-Jega; Wike Invites Obi To Inaugurate Project In Rivers

2023 Elections Not A Three-Horse Race ― Jega

The former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has replied people who he said claimed that the 2023 presidential election would be down to a three-horse race.

Speaking recently in Abuja, Jega said, “There is no doubt that people will say all sorts of things, many of which are just laughable. In my cultural adage, there is a saying that you don’t know who eats the most until the soup is finished.

I can tell you that the candidate, Kola Abiola, is a very strong and focused candidate. He is quite dynamic and has a lot of intellectual capacity. With his experience, I think he stands taller than any of the candidates contesting for elections.

Wike Invites Obi To Inaugurate Project In Rivers

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has invited the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to inaugurate a project in the state.

The announcement was made on Twitter by the spokesperson for the LP presidential campaign council, Yunusa Tanko, on Sunday.

Tanko, who posted a flyer of the invite on his page, said the LP was inching closer to reclaiming Nigeria for Nigerians.

The project to be inaugurated is the Nkpolu-Oroworukwo Flyover Bridge and the inauguration is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Nkpolu-Oroworukwo junction, Ikwerre road, Phalga, Rivers State.

Our Administration Will Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption – Peter Obi

Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has said that if elected in 2023 his administration will have and show zero-tolerance for corruption, noting that corrupt practices have crippled Nigeria’s growth for too long.

In a brief statement on Monday, Mr Obi said allowing corruption to deprive Nigerians of the dividends of democracy will not be accepted.

“We will have zero tolerance for corruption; block leakages and cut the cost of governance. Our total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve limited to zero corruption.

“The burden of endemic corruption is borne by the citizens; they are denied the high living standards which the wealth of their country should have given them through the provision of public infrastructure and services.

Court Nullifies APC Governorship Primary In Akwa Ibom

The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, has disqualified Akan Udofia as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2023 governorship election.

The court ruled that Akan Udofia has never been a member of APC.

In her judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Agatha Okeke ordered that a fresh election be conducted within 14 days from the day of this judgement.

The judgment barred Udofia from participating in the election.

A former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Ita Enang had filed the case challenging the candidacy of Udofia.

Enang had alleged that Udofia was not an APC member as at the time the poll was conducted, noting that Udofia contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary held on May 25 before coming to contest the APC primary on May 26.