The electoral umpire in Nigeria (INEC) has asked new Presidential candidates from the newly registered political parties to produce 100 supporters with a valid Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
This was sent out to the political parties as the deadline for submission of Presidential candidates and other elective positions to the Commission. (INEC).
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that only 8 political parties have submitted the list of their candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Remarks by the Hon. Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking on the preparation for the 2019 General Elections and “Review of the Osun State Governorship Election” at the ongoing @SituationRoomNg quarterly dialogue session in Abuja.
As at yesterday, 16th Oct, 2018, only 8 political parties have submitted their nominations for Presidential & National Assembly out of 89 political parties that indicated interest to conduct their primaries. Deadline for the submissions is tomorrow 18th Oct, 2018 Prof. Mahmood
A former Deputy Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank has alleged that there is a plot to kill Ayo Fayose while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was revealed in a statement by Mr Timi Frank in Abuja on Wednesday where he warned that no harm must come to Ayo Fayose.
According to him; his alarm is based on the information that the agency has been instructed ‘by the powers that be’ to either poison or render the outspoken Ayo Peter (Rock) Fayose incapacitated before the 2019 general elections.
With the killing of two health workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the detention of one other with Leah Sharibu, the Bring Back our Girls (BBOG) Group has made give demands from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
The BBOG group among other things is asking for the government to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu who has been in detention for refusing to renounce her faith in Christianity.
Full statement below;