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Electoral Law Without Electronic Transmission Of Results Is Plot To Rig 2023

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A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba and economist, Professor Pat Utomi, have alerted Nigerians of conspiracy by the ruling powers to perfect the rigging of the 2023 general elections through the imposition of an unpopular electoral act.

The duo expressed concerns that the nation’s democracy would be exposed to unprecedented danger should Nigerians fold their arms to allow the National Assembly to pass the toxic document into law.

Speaking under the umbrella of the National Consultative Front, NCFront of Leaders of Conscience; which they co-chaired Rt Hon Na’Abba and Prof Utomi, therefore called on all well-meaning Nigerians to come out enmass to challenge ”This unacceptable electoral act to be imposed by the National Assembly.”

Speaking via a statement issued Monday in Abuja, the NCFront, vehemently opposed the proposed document, while calling on the National Assembly to make public the document before passing it into law.

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According to them, ”NCFront is compelled to address the Nation again on the new plot of the ruling powers in Nigeria to entrench the rigging of Nigeria’s Democratic System through the imposition of an unpopular electoral act ahead of the 2023 elections

“As a concerned Pan Nigerian Platform, the NCFront has decided to undertake broad mobilisation and consultations with national stakeholders and leaders of thought, as it has become incumbent on the Front, as the emergent political third force in the country, to provide the required leadership for the exploited masses of Nigeria appropriately in preventing the electoral sham to be passed for the conduct of the 2023 elections.

Electoral Law Without Electronic Transmission Of Results Is Plot To Rig 2023

”For the avoidance of doubt, the said document to be passed as the new electoral law of the country, does not embrace key concerns and yearnings of Nigerians, which includes, electronic accreditation using the card reader, electronic counting of votes, electronic transmission of results, electronic collation of results.

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”These are provisions that Nigerians believe will help overcome and reduce electoral malpractices drastically, while also taking care of electoral violence and intimidation during elections, to the extent of enhancing the credibility and integrity of our electoral system, while boosting public confidence in our elections.

”The proposed document to be passed into law by the ruling political powers is regarded by majority of Nigeria’s political stakeholders as heavily riddled with half measures and loopholes at a time when political office holders nomadically move from one political party to another and still maintain their seats.

”This new imposition is totally unacceptable to us as it is targeted at the rigging the 2023 elections and to put Nigerian Democracy in danger.

”Therefore, we wish to call on all well-meaning Nigerians to come out enmass to challenge this unacceptable electoral act to be imposed by the national assembly.

”We wish state that we are vehemently opposed to this proposed document and therefore will rather implore the national assembly to make public before passing it into law the documents that it intend to pass into law so that every Nigerian or at least majority of Nigerians will agree to that document that says it represents the interests of the Nigerian.

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”We demand for a popular document that can give Nigeria credible, free and fair elections in 2023 and to produce credible and competent leadership as anything short of that will further put the country in danger.

”Already political tension is very high as the country lacks credible leadership and good governance and although INEC has improved in the last two elections in Edo and Ondo this must be sustained to grow our democratic stability.

“Finally, we wish to appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm and prayerful in the interest of the peace, harmony, and stability of our dear Country as the ongoing consultations among leaders of conscience across the six geo-political zones are expected to yield a formidable intervention.”

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2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former president, Goodluck Jonathan, will not be handed an automatic ticket to contest in 2023 if he joins the party.

The former president has been rumoured once again this week to be close to joining the party that defeated him in the 2015 presidential election.

He has denied the rumours of his possible defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the APC has fueled speculations by throwing him an open invitation to join, with a promise to waive restrictions on his qualification to instantly run for office.

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The party’s spokesperson, John Akpanudoedehe, further clarified the party’s position in a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021 that the offer does not include an automatic ticket for Jonathan or other new members.

2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

“Coming into the party gives no one special status of being an automatic party candidate in any election.

“All aspirants must undergo the nomination processes outlined by the APC constitution,” he said.

Jonathan was elected vice president in 2007, and later became president in 2010 following the death of President Musa Yar’Adua.

He won the 2011 election for his first proper term in office, but failed in his bid for a second term in 2015, losing to President Muhammadu Buhari who went on to win his own second term in 2019.

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With the incumbent president set to leave in 2023, there have been constant rumours that Jonathan is being tapped to replace him.

The PDP has lost three serving governors and numerous lawmakers and officials to the APC since last November, handing the ruling party momentum ahead of what’s expected to be keenly-contested 2023 elections.

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Fani-Kayode once vowed that over his dead body, until Jesus comes, he would never join the APC.

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who once said he’d rather die than join the All Progressives Congress (APC), says God has led him back to the political party he once labelled Almajiri Peoples Congress.

“A lot has changed over the last six years and it is important that we make the right choices and the right decisions at the right time, precisely if we feel as if we are being led by God to make those choices,” Fani-Kayode said, moments after his unveiling as an APC signing by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

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Fani-Kayode once described the APC as a “filthy, rat-infested sinking ship” and a “bloodthirsty, blood-lusting, accursed political association of Boko Haramists and Fulani herdsmen, genocidal maniacs, ethnic cleansers and mass murderers.”

God Directed Me To Join APC – Fani-kayode

He had also said: “The PDP is my party, I would never leave the party. Until Kingdom comes, until Jesus returns, I will never join the APC.”

In recent times, Fani-Kayode had also gone on air to heavily criticize Buhari and call the president unprintable names.

Buhari, Fani-Kayode had said, “locked people up, he crated people, he killed people, carried people from the streets of London, turned Nigeria into a pariah nation…a man that looted PTF (Petroleum Trust Fund)…Buhari is very corrupt, he is a man that committed so many atrocities. This man destroyed the lives of so many people.”

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On what he now thinks of President Buhari and the APC after his defection on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said: “I spoke against Buhari from the outside, now I know him from the inside. I am not saying he is an angel or a demon.

“The APC I was talking about that time is not same today. Let’s focus on unity, peace and togetherness.

“There is a time to condemn and criticize people. There is also a time to come together, work together to achieve unity.”

Responding to a question on his remark that he would rather die than join the APC, the lawyer said: “Joining APC now is the away forward, despite what people may think about it.

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“APC is a liberal party. A lot has happened in APC over the years. The party has changed and the president has accommodated the change. Had the APC leadership not changed I wouldn’t have joined them.

“I am doing the right thing based on conviction and understanding. This is the right decision for me, love me or hate me, it will not take anything away from me.”

Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign council in 2015, was led into the president’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe, Mai-Mala Buni, as well as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed concern over the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.

It noted that the development was adversely affecting its preparations for the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6.

The Anambra State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nwachukwu Orji, said this during the commissions ‘s Monitoring and Support Centre EMBER Zone Implementer Workshop, held in Awka, on Thursday.

He said, “Our preparations are on course, even with all the challenges we are facing, such as the attack on our state office on May 23rd and the sit-at-home which are eating into our preparation time, but we are doing our best.

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“Ad hoc staff are already being recruited online and we are interacting with the stakeholders and we are happy with where we are now and we are confident that come November 6, we will have a successful election.”

He said the commission would recruit no fewer than 25,000 ad hoc workers for the poll.

He insisted that sensitive materials for the election would be brought in from Owerri, Imo State, because of the destruction of the Awka office of INEC

Anambra Guber: IPOB sit-at-home disrupting poll preparations – REC

Stakeholders had expressed reservations over INEC’s plan to import electoral materials from Owerri for the simple reason that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for the election is Governor Hope Uzodinma.

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In response, the REC said, “You know that the Anambra State INEC office was attacked on May 23rd and that led to the destruction of our store. Since that incident, we had to fall back on the INEC zonal store.

“INEC has zonal offices and for the South East, the zonal office is in Owerri and that is where we have been trying to remobilise for the election.”

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