Archive for Elections

2019: Buhari has 2 years to deliver – OPC

he O’odua People’s Congress (OPC), a Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, on Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari still has about two years to perform and canvass for re-election by Nigerians in 2019.

The Founder and President of OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun, said this at a news conference in Lagos on the state of the nation.

Fasehun, who noted that the present administration had to do more to win the confidence of Nigerians, said that governance has to do with service to the people.

According to him, Nigerians are calling on the President to raise his performance as 2019 general election approaches.

“Children don’t get promoted to the next class unless they have done well in the current class. Read more

Introducting WomeninPoliticsNG (WinP-NG)

WomeninPoliticsNG (WinP-NG) was established to engage, encourage, equip and empower women especially young women to get involved and participate in Politics.

 

WinP-NG strongly believes that the overall development of Nigeria is directly linked to the number of women in politics. The more women occupy political positions that enables them drive policy, the more they can contribute to improving education, healthcare, economic independence and improved livelihoods for all in general.

 

With the national average of women’s participation in Politics at 6.7% since 1999 when the Country became a democratic nation; WomeninPoliticsNG’s vision is to increase women’s participation in politics in Nigeria to 50% by 2050.

 

WinP-NG aims to do this by:

*Engaging: This will be done through mediums online and offline. Mediums will include radio, TV, conversation cafe’s e.t.c.

*Encourage: Use appropriate data to educate women why they must get involved. Recognise and showcase outstanding WinP. This will be done through interview chronicles and data derived from research. Read more

Polls open in Liberia general elections

Polling stations have opened across Liberia as the nation elects its next president and 73 members of the House of Representatives.

This is the first transition election in Liberia in 70 years.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) team covering the election in Monrovia, the nation’s capital, reports that the elections began on a peaceful note, with electoral officials and materials arriving on time at the polling stations visited.

Voter turnout is impressive, judging by long queues that stretched several metres away from the voting points while accreditation and voting are going side by side. Read more

Brexit: Lawmakers approve UK’s withdrawal from EU

UK has finally made headway in its quest to withdraw from the European Union (EU) following Tuesday’s approval of its “withdrawal bill” by British lawmakers.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill passed second reading, moving the bill to the next stage of the Parliamentary process.

The vote was 326 MPs in favour and 290 against.

Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement calling the vote “a historic decision to back the will of the British people.”

“Although there is more to do, this decision means we can move on with negotiations with solid foundations and we continue to encourage MPs from all parts of the UK to work together in support of this vital piece of legislation,” she said. Read more

Dino Melaye loses bid to stop recall process

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has given the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi).

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead with the process on Monday after dismissing Melaye’s suit for lacking merit.

Melaye had filed a suit seeking to stop INEC from recalling him from the Senate following a petition it received from the constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District, which Melaye represents.

Dimgba, in his judgment, premised his opinion on the grounds that Melaye was hasty to run to the court and that he should have explored and exhausted the internal mechanisms provided by the 1999 Constitution.

According to the judge, “Melaye’s complaints are hasty, premature and presumptuous.’’ Read more

Register: Nigerian Emerging Political Leaders Forum (Lagos – South West Edition) 2017

Are you under 40 and interested in running for Public Office in Nigeria especially in the 2019 election? Are you interested in Running and Winning your desired elective office ? Do you know what it takes to RUN and WIN ? Will you like to have a deeper understanding of the Nigerian Political Terrain and how to maneuver your way among the political landmines set for young people, then register on www.gleehdfoundation.org.ng for the Nigerian Emerging Political Leaders Forum (Lagos – South West Nigeria Edition) 2017.

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2019 Elections Dates: INEC gets political parties support

Political parties on Tuesday expressed support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for fixing dates ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The parties announced the support to the commission in a communiqué at the end of their meeting with INEC in Abuja.

INEC had on Thursday announced Feb. 16, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly elections and March 2, 2019 for Governorship, State Assembly and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils polls.

It explained that fixing the dates was part of its efforts at standardising and ensuring certainty of timetable for general elections in the country.

In the communiqué read by Dr Onwubuya Breakforth, National Deputy Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), the parties said they believed the initiative would engender certainty in the country’s election calendar. Read more

President Buhari in the Gambia to hold talks with Jammeh #GambiaDecides

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Banjul, The Gambia this morning to meet with the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week.

The Nigerian leader, who arrived together with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, who is the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra-Leone, were received at the airport by Gambia’s Vice-President, Isatou Njie-Saidy. Read more

President Buhari calls for peaceful elections in Rivers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful and orderly conduct in the federal and state legislative rerun elections in Rivers State tomorrow.

The President urges all political parties, their candidates, other stakeholders and the people of the state to ensure that the polls are conducted without rigging, violence and intimidation of opponents and electoral officials.

President Buhari reminds politicians and their supporters in Rivers State to put the higher interest of the people of the state in mind, as they go to the polls on Saturday. Read more

Hillary Clinton’s concession speech #elections2016

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.
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This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together—this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love—and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. Read more

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