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APC, PDP advocate better bilateral relationship with UK



Following the swearing in of the new king of the United Kingdom, King Charles III, the Kwara State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party have called for a more bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Speaking in an interview with Sunday PUNCH, the State chairman of the APC, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, said the Nigerian government should further improve the relationship between the two countries.

He said, “Other than to commiserate with the United Kingdom over the demise of the Queen, I want to wish King Charles all the very best in his reign as a king since it’s a monarchical dynasty system there.

“I just wish that his reign will bring more peace and cohesion in the United Kingdom.

“One would expect a better relationship with them since we have been together, we’ve in the commonwealth for a very long time and Nigeria is the brain child of Britain and as such whatever can be done to better the lot of the people is expected.”

In the same vein, his counterpart, Babatunde Muhammed, of the Peoples Democratic Party, who lauded the system of government in the United Kingdom stated that the Nigerian government should cease the opportunity to further improve its relationship with its colonial master.

He said, “We are very happy with the development of the United kingdom, the British have a very nice arrangement with this.

“Because when the queen died, they picked a successor immediately, just to make sure that the government there continued the assignment to protect the lives and properties of the people.

“They have a very unique arrangement whereby the prime minister in that country takes permission and approval of the king or the queen of England before implementation of their policy.

“So I congratulate the entire people in England in welcoming the new king and this is my hope and believe that the development will continue as it is expected.

“It is very important for Nigeria to have a very robust bilateral relationship with the United kingdom.

“First and foremost, we were colonised by them and the invitation was given to us in 1960 and since then I think we have been having a very robust relationship with them and I think that relationship should continue.”

Earlier, the new monarch, Charles Philip Arthur George officially became king in historic ceremonies in St James’s Park and the Royal Exchange in London.

He also swore an oath and paid tribute to the late Queen at a meeting of the late queen at a meeting of the Accession Council.

Among dignitaries in attendance included Prince William, Queen Camilla, serving politicians and former prime ministers.

A wave of further proclamations will take place across the UK until Sunday.



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Kaduna Governorship Election Declared Inconclusive



Kaduna Governorship Election

Tribunal Declares Kaduna Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Kaduna Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has declared the governorship election in the state held on March, 18 as inconclusive.

In a split decision of a ratio of 2:1, the tribunal declared the election inconclusive and directed that a supplementary election should be held by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) within 90 days. INEC is to conduct election in 7 wards in 4 Local Government Areas.


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is challenging the election of Uba Sani as the Governor of Kaduna State on the grounds of alleged irregularities and electoral fraud, saying that its Candidate (Isa Mohammed Ashiru) won the election.

During the hearing of the petition, the PDP and Ashiru called 24 witnesses and presented claims and documents to prove their case.

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Lagos Governorship Elections: Rhodes-Vivour Takes Next Step After Tribunal Verdict



Lagos Governorship Elections

Lagos Governorship Elections: Rhodes-Vivour Takes Next Step After Tribunal Verdict

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has announced his intention to appeal the verdict of the Lagos Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal.

Rhodes-Vivour stated this in a press release on Tuesday while sharing his stance on the judgement.

He insisted that the essence of democracy not only lies in one’s ability to vote but also the capacity to defend the votes.

The essence of democracy lies not only in our ability to vote but also in our capacity to defend the integrity of that vote.

“Consequently, our laws allow Governorship candidates to challenge the decisions of the electoral tribunals at the Court of Appeal, and up to the Supreme Court. In light of this, my lawyers have been instructed to appeal this judgment, as we remain confident of getting substantial justice at the appellate courts,” he said.

While urging his supporters and Lagosians in general to remain calm, peaceful, and law-abiding, Rhodes-Vivour expressed the hope of getting substantial justice at the appellate courts.

“In these trying times, your unwavering support means the world to us, we must remain united, vigilant, and hopeful.

The ultimate victory may take time to come our way, but it is, we strongly believe inevitable as we have come to understand that the wheels or justice may sometimes grind slowly but it definitely grinds to a sure end,” the LP candidate added.

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I’ll continue to fight – Atiku breaks silence on tribunal judgement




The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, has vehemently rejected the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

We recall that PEPT on Wednesday struck out the petition filed by Atiku and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 election.

The tribunal held that the petitions by the candidates and their parties lacked merit, upholding the election of Tinubu.

The judgement was delivered by the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, assisted by other members of the panel, namely justices Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Stephen Adah, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.

Reacting, Atiku, in a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, rejected the verdict, saying the battle to upturn Tinubu’s victory continues.

The former Vice President, who called himself a fighter, said he had instructed his legal team to file an appeal at the Supreme Court.

He said:

“I am here today to give my official reaction to the judgement delivered yesterday by the Presidential Election Petition Court on the 2023 presidential elections.

“As you already know, I approached the court following the declaration by the INEC that the APC and its candidate are the winners of the February 25 elections. My decision to go to court was anchored in my belief that the court is the sanctuary of justice.

“Indeed, I am no stranger to legal battles. I can say that I have a fair idea of how the court system works. All through my career as a politician, I have been a fighter, and I will continue to fight.

“Our aim of conducting credible elections in the country was compromised by INEC through the way it managed the presidential election.

“I am afraid that the judgement of the PEPT yesterday failed to restore confidence in our dream of free and fair elections devoid of human manipulation.

“I am here to tell you that though the judgement of the court yesterday is respected, it is a judgement that I refused to accept.

“I refuse to accept it because I believe it is devoid of substantial justice. I have asked my lawyers to constitutionally activate the guaranteed right to appeal in the higher court.”

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