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The Independent National Electoral Commission () on Friday, February 22, dismissed an allegation by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it was hoarding some election materials. The chief press secretary of the chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the commission would never deliberately hoard election materials or engage in any act intended to favour any political party or candidate. Oyekanmi said that in the last one week, had mobilised all national assets to deliver various election materials, day and night, to various parts of the country. “While the commission has experienced a few challenges in the process, which is normal with the logistical operation of this magnitude, we have largely overcome these challenges.INEC RESPOND TO PDP ALLEGATION OF “HIDING SENSITIVE MATERIALS” INEC SURPRISE“The chairman of INEC, (Mahmood) Yakubu, has been briefing the nation daily since last Monday on the progress made. “I think that every well-meaning Nigerian will agree that INEC needs all the support it can get to organise a successful general election starting from tomorrow, February 23. “We want to assure Nigerians who have shown a lot of support and understanding, especially in the last one difficult week, that the Commission will never deliberately hoard election materials or engage in any act intended to favour any political party or candidate,” Oyekanmi said. He urged Nigerian to feel free to for any political party or candidate of their choice and assured them that their votes would count. The main opposition party, PDP, accused the commission of withholding sensitive election materials, including collation (form EC8D) and result (form EC8E) sheets in states considered to be PDP strongholds.

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The party made the allegation in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, February 22, in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said that intelligence at PDP’s disposal showed that certain compromised INEC officials were working with agents of All Progressives (APC) to hold back the materials to rig results for ÀPC on Sunday, February 24, in the affected states. “For instance, in Abia state, no collation forms and result sheets have been received for the Senatorial elections, while no result sheets for all the elections have been received in Delta and various other states. “Also in Kano state only 105 result sheets have been received in Garko local government area instead of 144 .

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“Rogo LGA has received 106 Senate result sheets instead of 141; Danbatta has received 28 cartons of House of Representatives ballot papers instead of 29, while Tofa LGA has received 18 cartons instead of 19. “This scenario is playing out in many other states,” he said. Ologbondiyan urged the INEC chairman to immediately release the materials to their designated points, saying PDP would never allow anybody to use any means to rig it out in the elections. “Yakubu must note that this serious infraction is already heightening tension and would eventually lead to serious crisis in affected states ahead of the elections, if nothing was done to stem the trend,” he warned.

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Re-configuration of INEC card readers ahead of rescheduled elections. Credit: @inecnigeria

Legit.ng previously reported that INEC directed its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River to remove the names of all candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ballot for the general elections. The REC, Frankland Briyai, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday, February 23, in Calabar. According to him, the decision is in compliance with a Federal High Court order which recognises the Etim John-led State Executive Council of the party.

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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes

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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor , Dapo Abiodun , has asked the Federal Government to extend the Lagos -Ibadan expressway , to at least, a ten -lane road .
Abiodun made this call when he received the Committee on Works in his office , in Abeokuta , on Thursday .
According to him , the road in question is arguably the busiest in the country . This , coupled with the population explosion, made the expansion of the road from six to ten lanes imperative .
He also said it was important for the Federal Government to consider alternatives like the Sagamu to Ikorodu road as well as the Lagos – Ota -Abeokuta road .
The governor said , “What is required would be like , at least a ten – lane road pattern , at the minimum . That should be considered by the Federal Government .
“I want to call on you to help us declare an emergency on the state of our federal roads . It is as if , they are non -existent .
“We looked at these roads and we said it is important for people to be able to move between the states and the sub -region that share borders with us .”
Abiodun informed the committee of efforts being put in place by his administration and its Lagos State counterpart at ensuring that the two roads ( Sagamu – Ogijo – Ikorodu and Lagos -Ota – Abeokuta ) receive immediate attention .
In his response , the Chairman , Senate Committee for Works , Senator Adamu Aliero , said they were in the state to inspect all federal projects, especially road projects .
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The leadership of the All Progressive in Taraba State has threatened to explore legal options that will compel the Taraba State Governor , Darius Ishaku , to return to the state if the of Assembly fails to comply with the necessary constitutional provisions .
The state Chairman of the party , Mr . Ibrahim El -Sudi ; and the APC governorship candidate in the elections , Prof . Muhammad Yahaya, said this at a press conference they jointly addressed , in Jalingo , on Thursday .
They alleged that Ishaku had been out of the state for over 54 days without transmitting power to his deputy, Haruna Manu .
El -Sudi said , “The governor has failed to do the needful and he has been out of the state for 54 days now . The House has also failed to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions . We , therefore , call on the house to urgently do this in the interest of the state .”
They threatened to seek legal redress should the assembly fail to do the needful .

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