Nigeria news online today, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Hello readers! Here are some of the Nigeria news online today:
Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday protested the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus led the protesters to INEC office after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja.
2.The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has summoned the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Senators Dino Melaye and Ben Bruce over their alleged involvement in an alleged disturbance of public peace and safety in the FCT. The Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that the politicians were invited to report themselves to the IGP Monitoring Unit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, 8th October 2018 for investigation.
3.The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled the party executives in Zamfara State at all levels. This was contained in a statement Friday night by the National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.
4.The Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has accused Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, of organising a “kangaroo” primary election in the senatorial district. In a statement on Friday night, Sani said he had been informed that El-Rufai was organising a primary aimed at imposing Uba Sani on the party. He vowed not to be part of the exercise and directed his supporters to stay off the venue.
5.Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reiterated that no single person can influence the outcome of the National Convention of the PDP holding in Port Harcourt. In an interview on Friday, Governor Wike said nobody no matter how influential can control the voting pattern of 36 States delegates and Abuja, hence he was not in the position to influence the outcome of the primary scheduled to hold today.
6.Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt on Saturday, one of the presidential aspirants, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has alleged a gang-up against him by other presidential aspirants. Director-General of Tambuwal Campaign Organisation, Mike Omere, while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday, said the Sokoto Governor’s intimidating credentials were the reason for the gang-up.
7.The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday condemned the alleged attack on their leaders, including the Senate President and state governors, by men of the Nigeria Police. The party also vowed that no amount of attacks, aggression or acts of intimidation will deter it from confronting and dismantling the rigging machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and coast to victory in 2019.
8.Senator Ayogu Eze was on Friday declared winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary election in Enugu State. The result of the exercise, conducted through a direct primacy, was announced by the chairman of the election committee, Prof. Moses Momoh. According to him, out of the 66,122 votes cast by delegates, 66,002 were valid. He announced that George Ogara scored 293, Benjamin Eche- 840, Augustin Akubue- 181, Ifeanyi Nwoga- 9821 and Ayogu Eze- 53,967.
9.Jimi Agbaje has emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Lagos state. Agbaje was declared the winner after polling 1, 100 votes to defeat his closest contender, Deji Doherty who garnered 742 votes.
10.Daniel Onjeh, a Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Benue South Senatorial primary election, has accused a former Governor of the State, George Akume of manipulating results against him. Onjeh alleged that Akume, a Senator from the North West area of the state manipulated the results of the process to favour his ex-deputy and business associate, Steven Lawani. He consequently rejected the result of the primary.