Connect with us

Politics

42 lawyers supporting Akpodiete move to stop 2019 presidential election over nomination fees

Published

on

Christmas Akpodiete

Christmas Akpodiete

APC Presidential aspirant Mr. Christmas Akpodiete, will appear in court with 42 human right Lawyers as the case awaits hearing at the Federal High court Holden at Abuja.

Among are 5 senior advocates (SAN), 18 of his classmates and 19 probono Lawyers.

Two week ago, the Presidential aspirant dragged political parties to court over the constitutionality of the exorbitant nomination fees charged by political parities ahead of the 2019 elections.

Human right Lawyer, and counsel to APC Presidential aspirant, Barr F.B Ehikioya, confirmed to newsmen in Abuja today that he will be appearing with 42 Lawyers when the case come up for hearing later this month. He said that “many Nigerians including lawyers have indicated interest in the matter”.

He also confirmed that parties in the suit will be served next week as the matter comes up for hearing.

He further started that “political parties failure to maintain status quo is at their own peril”.

Akpodiete also confirmed to Journalists that “the judiciary, will forever remain the last hope for the oppressed” and that “he will resist all attempt to unconstitutionally coronate any aspirant in this election”. He insisted that “any law or policy that discriminates against group of persons in Nigeria is voidable”. The aspirant refuse to comment further on the matter, stating that the court will decide.

Many Nigerians are disenfranchised because of the high cost of nomination forms, and they have placed their hope on contesting the 2019 elections on the outcome of this case.

Like Mr. Akpodiete, some aspirants believe that their constitutional right to contest as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution as amended have been taken away by the political parties high cost of nomination fees.

Dozens of legal practitioners are warming up for the case as Nigerians await the outcome.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Politics

2019: Doyin Okupe releases 43 achievements of PDP, challenges APC

Published

on

Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe


Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, has listed the achievements of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration for 16 years.

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has widely criticised and blamed PDP for problems experienced in the country.

Recently Garba Shehu, while speaking when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme of Channels Television, said the refusal of Jonathan’s government to cooperate with the transition committee led to delay in appointments.

But reacting, Jonathan, in a statement by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said the former president should not be blamed for the failure of Buhari to appoint ministers early enough in the life of his government.

Reacting to supposed blame game by APC, Okupe took to his Twitter page to release forty-three (43) achievements of the PDP administration.

He further urged APC administration to list its achievements and make a comparison.

His post read: “They said in 16years PDP did nothing, here is a quick reminder of some of the achievements of PDP from 1999 to 2015: If you like, include #BokoHaram if it’s what you continue with.
1. N18k Minimum wage
2. EFCC.
3. ICPC.
4. NHIS
5. NSCDC
6. Card Reader.
7. TSA.
8. New National ID Card.
9. New Drivers Licence.
10. BVN.
11. New pension scheme
12. Abuja to Kaduna Rail.
13. Abuja Light Rail.
14. GSM
15. PTDF
16. 14 New Federal Universities.
17. Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.
18. KASU & a host of other states universities.
19. Alot of private universities were granted licence.
20. Debt settlement and cancellation.
21. Fastest growing economy in Africa.
22. Third fastest growing economy in the world.
23. Exchange rate: N160/$1.
24. Fuel: N87.
25. General low prices of commodities compared to now.
26. New Kaduna Central Market
First Nigerian Drone Launched
27. First Nigerian Satellite launched
28. NDA moved to its permanent site after about 25yrs attempts.
29. NDA admitted its first female combatant cadets.
30. AFIT, NN school of Armaments Tech, Nigerian Police Academy were established.
31. Nigerian Legislative Institute was established.
32. Relative peace.
33. Freedom of speech and communication,
34. Naval Base, Lokoja
35. International Market, Lokoja
36. 80% of the Airports in the country
37.Bag of foreign rice 8000 etc.
38.Creation of many Federal Universities in the country
39.National Stadium Abuja
40. 25billion naira capital base bank reforms
41. Remodeling of 22 airports to international standard across the nation
42.NAFDAC
43.Dangote as the richest African and Blackman in the world

“Please List APCs achievements under PMB and Campaign with it. Let’s change strategy from abuse and accusations to policies.”

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Politics

2019: Don’t be deceived, APC has failed – ADC candidate, Olatubosun tells Oyo voters

Published

on


The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate for Ibadan North West/Ibadan South West Federal Constituency, Dr. Wasiu Adewale Olatubosun, on Monday, declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed the people of the state.

Olatubosun, while addressing journalists, warned people of the state against being deceived by the ruling APC to renew their mandate to its candidates in the 2019 general elections.

The former Chairman, Caretaker Committee in Ibadan North West Local Government Area, said that the APC has failed by making education from primary to tertiary, a money-making venture, thereby subjecting poverty-ridden public to untold hardship by commercializing all sectors and levels of education.

He said that the party by making education a money-making venture has contradicted free education programme which formed the fulcrum of APC campaign programmes.

Olatubosun added that with the non-payment of 12-26 months salaries of workers in tertiary institutions in the state, increment of LAUTECH school fees to N250,000 and introduction of education levies in secondary schools in the state, the APC has failed and should be voted out in the 2019 general elections.

He said, “Beware of APC failed continuity agenda, don’t be deceived by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to renew their mandate to its all candidates in the coming electioneering.”

Olatubosun advised the people against falling for an attempt to hoodwink the people to fall prey to APC’s deceit as epitomised by Gov Abiola Ajimobi-led administration which failed to fulfil all electoral promises made to the people prior to the 2015 election.

According to him, what excuse would APC give for making education from primary to tertiary a money-making venture for its cronies and friends?

He said, “How best could one describe the high level of insensitivity of Ajimobi-led government for introducing education fees for pupils and students in primary and secondary schools in the state. Fees in the primary schools had hitherto been cancelled during the colonial era while that of the secondary schools students have been enjoying free tuition fees since the beginning of this Fourth Republic. The reintroduction of fees at both levels negates the ideas of progressivism as propagated and pioneered by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Also, APC led government is the most insensitive and education-unfriendly government in the anal of history of Oyo state.

“The state never had it so bad that all workers of state-owned higher institutions are being owned between 12 to 26 months salaries. While the students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECh) who were used to pay less than eighty thousand naira (N80,000) are now being compelled to pay as much as N250,000 putting it at per with private institutions thereby making it difficult for students from poor homes to have access to public tertiary education.”

Olatubosun chided the Governor Abiola Ajimobi government for allegedly impoverishing the poor by subjecting the poor people to unwarranted security levies apart from high levies collected from banks and all companies in the state.

“In its bid to continue subjecting the people of the state to untold hardships, arrangements have been concluded to increase and introduce more levies if people allow APC to continue in 2019,” he said.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Politics

My Minister of Youth will be under 30 —Atiku

Published

on

Atiku

Atiku


The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has said that if elected president, he would appoint a minister of youth who will not be more than 30 years old.

The PDP presidential flag-bearer made the pledge at a Town Hall meeting with youths in Lagos on Monday.

The former Vice President further remarked during the question and answer session at the event that if elected as president he would give top priority to education investment, saying that “President Buhari has confessed that the economy is in bad shape under his watch and it is clear that the President is short of ideas about how to fix the broken economy. There is no single economist in his administration and that is why we are in this mess.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Latest News

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi
News38 mins ago

2019: Ebonyi teachers mobilise for Gov. Umahi’s reelection

Ahead of the 2019 general election, teachers in Ebonyi have pledged to “sail or sink’’ with Gov. David Umahi in...

Nigerian Army Nigerian Army
News48 mins ago

Soldiers allegedly extort money from motorists in Cross River

Military personnel in a check point at Odukpani/Akamkpa road have been accused of extorting money from the commercial vehicle operators...

Doyin Okupe Doyin Okupe
Politics53 mins ago

2019: Doyin Okupe releases 43 achievements of PDP, challenges APC

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, has listed the achievements of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration for...

Politics1 hour ago

2019: Don’t be deceived, APC has failed – ADC candidate, Olatubosun tells Oyo voters

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate for Ibadan North West/Ibadan South West Federal Constituency, Dr. Wasiu Adewale Olatubosun, on Monday,...

Cover2 hours ago

BREAKING: Police Lock Down NASS

Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex. The operatives, who have shut all entrances to...

Sport3 hours ago

Man Utd sack Mourinho after poor start to the season

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season. The Red Devils currently sit...

Sport3 hours ago

Pogba leaves Man United after Liverpool win

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba on Monday left Old Trafford to attend a promotional event for Adidas in Paris just...

News3 hours ago

Buhari not in charge, Nigeria being run by many presidents – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has alleged that “cabals ruling Nigeria” are divided...

News4 hours ago

Nine soldiers face court martial in Army’s division in Ibadan

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Fidelis Azinta, on Monday, inaugurated a General...

Gabriel Afolayan Gabriel Afolayan
Entertainment4 hours ago

Multi-talented artiste G-Fresh releases new album, “ Instinct’’

The multi-talented actor and musician Gabriel Afolayan, also known by his musical stage name “G-Fresh”, on Monday, released his much-anticipated...

Crime4 hours ago

How Pastor sexually molested 12-year-old twin daughters

A 54-year-old pastor, Michael Olise, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling...

Atiku Atiku
Politics4 hours ago

My Minister of Youth will be under 30 —Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has said that if...

Business4 hours ago

Perform or get fired – EEDC chairman, Emeka Ofor to staff

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has declared that it would no longer condone incompetent members of staff. It has,...

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari
Politics4 hours ago

2019: Buhari speaks on what he’ll do for opponents

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that he would ensure a level-playing field for all contestants in the 2019 general elections....

Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho
Sport4 hours ago

Manchester United to sack Mourinho within Christmas

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is fighting to save his job as he approaches a critical run of fixtures over...

Follow Us On Twitter

Metro Daily Nigeria
@MetroDailyNG

  • 2019: Ebonyi teachers mobilise for Gov. Umahi’s reelection https://t.co/xKhqzB3h5f https://t.co/AXdb1JPrKp
    about 22 mins ago
  • New post: 2019: Ebonyi teachers mobilise for Gov. Umahi’s reelection https://t.co/QcOwnLjK8t
    about 38 mins ago
  • Soldiers allegedly extort money from motorists in Cross River https://t.co/O5rvOYt9BN https://t.co/EHHmrQDBBz
    about 48 mins ago

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending

%d bloggers like this: