Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says candidates of other parties who placing President Muhammadu Buhari’s pictures beside theirs are fake.
Adekunle Akinlade, preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, and Uche Nwosu, the choice of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, are campaigning with Buhari’s picture despite pulling out of the APC after losing their bid to secure its ticket.
While Akinlade is of Allied Peoples Movement, Nwosu has since joined the Action Alliance.
But speaking in Owerri, Imo capital, at a rally to flag-off the campaign of Hope Uzodimma, governorship candidate of the APC in Imo state, Oshiomhole said the only candidate endorsed by Buhari in the state is that of the APC.
“Those who are putting Buhari with their faces because they are unknown are fake. Buhari has APC as his party,” Oshiomhole said.
“Buhari has adopted Uzodinma as his governorship candidate. We brought you a message of hope not a message of lamentation and family business.
“We have come to deliver the message of hope that although things have gone wrong in the recent past, we have come to say how we will return the governance of the state to the people.”
He assured civil servants in the state that they would not be neglected or treated with levity in Uzodinma’s government.
“The government that is coming will bring development for every son and daughter of Imo. Today is not a concert but a day to pass the message of hope,” he said.
“You have a reason for demanding change. You want a governorship candidate whose purpose is to bring development to all Imo people including civil servants who no longer know what a pay day is like.
“In Uzodinma’s government, appointments will be based on merit and not family connection. We will not domesticate happiness in the hands of a few people because all Imo people will be happy.”
Ihedioha Returns To Supreme Court
Former Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has vowed to return to the Supreme Court to prove that Senator Hope Uzodinma was never candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last gubernatorial election.
It would be recalled that the apex court had ruled and affirmed Hope Uzodinma who came fourth in the March election on January 14th.
Ihedioha will be approaching the Apex Court based on the following grounds to prove that there was miscarriage of Justice in its ruling.
1. Uzodinma was not an APC candidate and was not a candidate of any party in the 9th March Governorship election in Imo State based on the judgement of the same Supreme Court on 20th December 2019.
2. The former deputy speaker also avowed that Uche Nwosu was declared as the rightful candidate of APC and AA and was disqualified for double candidature.
3. That APC couldn’t have produced 2 candidates in one election.
4. That the Supreme Court have no powers to allocate votes to any candidate.
5. That Supreme Court have no power to increase the number of people accredited by INEC.
6. That somebody that was not a candidate cannot be winner of an election he was not a candidate.
7. That Nigerian Police have no powers to organize elections in Nigeria.
8. That results tendered by a police officer cannot be admitted in any court as exhibit as he was not INEC officer.
Based on the above facts that are still subsisting, Ihedioha and PDP have applied for review of the apex court ruling.
Akwa Ibom Re-Run: Again, Ekpenyong Defeats Akpabio
Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has again defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the January 25, 2020 re-run election for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial district held in Essien Udim local government Council.
Senator Ekpenyong of the PDP polled a total of 134, 717 votes, while Akpabio scored a total of 83, 820 votes.
INEC Returning Officers, Professor Idara Okon Akpabio announced the House of Representatives result, Professor Robert Dode announced the result for Senate election Re-run while Prof Victor Ebong announced the State Assembly result
However, the scores indicates that senator Akpabio who is currently the minister of Niger Delta Affairs won Ekpenyong only in his own ward, Ukana West ward2 with a total of 762 votes while Ekpenyong scored a total of 620 votes.
And for the House of Representatives seat ,Nsikak Ekong of the PDP won with a total of 45, 366 votes while Emman Akpan of APC scored a total of 22 ,759.
Similarly for the State Assembly Re-run poll, Esse Umoh of the PDP won with a total of 18, 999 polls while Nse Ntuen of the APC scored 7,108.
Ekpenyong while reacting to the outcome of the Re-run while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after being declared winner of the Rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission Returning officer described his victory as an ‘Act of God’
“I thank God the giver of victory for seeing me through the entire political debacle since September, 2018. My victory has put agents of darkness to shame.”
The successful candidates are just waiting the formal declaration of the results by the Resident Electoral Commissioner.
APC Wins Reps Seat In Ogun
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency of Ogun State.
INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Charles Onwuka, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), announced the results on Saturday at Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, collation centre of the constituency.
Onwuka said that the APC candidate polled a total vote of 25,959 to defeat his closest rival, Mr Taiwo Shote of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 21,911 votes.