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Stuart Symington, the United States of America’s ambassador to Nigeria has released a statement denying claims made by the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Council that his country subtly wanted President Buhari to lose in Nigeria’s presidential elections which hold on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
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Recall that Festus Keyamo, the Director, Strategic Communications of the Campaign Council released a statement blasting the American ambassador and other Western diplomats over recent statements credited to them which he claimed showed that they were technically in support of the opposition parties who are looking to vote out President Buhari from power during the elections on Saturday. He also specifically accused Symington of interfering in the 2019 electoral process.
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The USA Embassy has now reacted to the statement through its website on Tuesday night and said the US government is not supporting any candidate over another in Nigeria’s elections but it is instead supporting the work of the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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The US government went on to urge citizens of the West African nation to be careful of fake news and rumors which abound on social media and said Nigeria’s general elections is just as important to foreign diplomats as it is to NigeriansThey then called on Nigerians and security agents to show their support for the democratic process peacefully.
 
Part of the statement read:
“The United States Embassy in Nigeria wishes to reiterate unequivocally, that we are not taking sides in Nigeria’s election. We do not support any party or Candidate. We support a level playing field and the democratic process. That is the bedrock principle of our government’s advocacy on democratic elections. In the final run-up to the Feb. 16 vote, fake news, and rumors, are operating in overdrive. But it must be repeated: we are not taking sides.”
“The United States is Nigeria’s long-term and enduring friend. We provide more than $1 billion in assistance, and help save more than two million lives of Nigerians each year, through our health and humanitarian assistance. This will not change. We are Nigeria’s good partner, and this will continue after this democratic election – no matter who wins. This election is Nigeria’s, but it is also important for Nigeria’s neighbours and for the world. Nigeria has long played a great leadership role in the region and beyond, as a force for democratic stability.
“The credible Electoral results of 2015, empowered Nigeria to play that role. The United States looks forward to a similar result this week. Now is the time to grow that peace, by ensuring all get the message, and put it into action, so that both the voting and the aftermath are peaceful and fully respect the democratic process.”
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BIG BLOW! SEE THE MAJOR BACKGROUND REASON APC AND GOVERNOR OYETOLA LOST IN COURT AS PDP AND ADELEKE CELEBRATE

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The result of the Osun State governorship election has been a subject of controversy since the exercise took place.
 
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This was because the main opposition party in the state and its candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke kicked against the result of the election and dragged the ruling All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Ggoyega Oyetola to court.
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the separate objections filed by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission against the petition challenging their victory at the September 2018 election.
The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the election had filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare that he polled the highest lawful votes and should be declared the winner.
But Oyetola, APC and INEC  had filed their notices of preliminary objection contending among others that the petition was incompetent and that the court lacked jurisdiction.
 
Delivering the‎ lead ruling of the three-man tribunal, Justice Peter Obi, held that the objections were misconceived and struck them out.
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The tribunal added that the tribunal had jurisdiction to hear the petition. There are two other reserved rulings the tribunal is to deliver before delving into the merit of the petition.
 
The Justice Ibrahim Sirajo-led three-man bench began delivering judgment at 10.33am on Friday.
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It is necessary to remember how the said election happened that led to this legal logjam as the main opposition party made its stand known earlier before heading to the court

Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun state governorship election.

Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, made the declaration at the head office of the commission in OsunFuwape said Oyetola polled 255,505 votes to defeat Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 255,023 votes.
 
Adeleke was leading by a margin of 325 votes in the election which held on Saturday but INEC declared the exercise inconclusive, saying the requirements for a winner to be declared were not met.
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It subsequently fixed a rerun for Thursday. The rerun held across seven polling units in four local government areas.
 
The PDP has rejected the election, describing it as a charade.
 
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, had said the election exposed APC rigging formula for 2019.
Speaking with TheCable at his Ede residenceearlier on Thursday, the PDP candidate accused INEC of conspiring with the ruling party to thwart the will of the people. He said the state was under siege during the rerun, lamenting the attack on his supporters.
“This is not a free and fair election. Osun state is under siege; we are at war in Osun. They didn’t allow my party to vote,” he said. It’s only APC people they allowed to vote. INEC and security agents have compromised. So, there is no election in Osun today. I urge INEC to cancel the election with immediate effect and declare me the winner because I’ve already won the election. ”
 
Voters, observers and journalists were attacked across the seven polling units where the exercise held.
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We have records to show how Buhari, APC rigged presidential election – Buba Galadima

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Buba Galadima, Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, has revealed how the incumbent government allegedly rigged last month’s presidential election to retain its grip on power.

Galadima, an estranged ally of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government of using the military to intimidate voters and inflate election results in its favour.

He spoke on Wednesday while appearing as a guest on Channels TV’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Galadima said the events in Rivers State were evidence of the intimidation.

“It is not an accusation, the military are good candidates of the International Criminal Court. I saw it on television where they were going to houses killing people,” the Atiku spokesperson said.

He claimed that records are available to show that Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, won the presidential election.

“They said they won and want to go to court to inspect the election materials, that is clearly to show they rigged the election.

“I am speaking with authority and I can defend it in the court of law. Have you ever heard that a respondent went to court to check the results of an election because he was not sure his agents did the right thing?” he said.

 

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