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RENOWNED U.S. BASED INTERNATIONAL LAWYER BRINGS JUSTICE TSAMMANI'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION JUDGMENT TO ASHES

RENOWNED U.S. BASED INTERNATIONAL LAWYER BRINGS JUSTICE TSAMMANI'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION JUDGMENT TO ASHES


Excerpts of "Mechanical Vs. Dynamic Justice" by Emmanuel Ogebe, Esq., US Nigeria Law Group, 2023 Nigeria Special Election Observer, September 8, 2023.



_*"The court’s failure to inquire into the gravity of allegations that a man who seeks to be president of Nigeria not only has a Guinean passport but lied about it on oath is a failure to protect national security and integrity.*_


_*"Sitting US President Bill Clinton lost his law license over the Monica Lewinsky Scandal not because he slept with the intern in the White House BUT BECAUSE HE LIED TO THE INVESTIGATORS ON OATH ABOUT IT. The sanction was to send the signal that a president should not set a bad example by lying to the government.*_


_*"This is the problem with mechanical justice versus dynamic justice. At no point did the (Justice Tsammani's PEPT) court show a concern for the safety of Nigeria from corrupt predators, fraudsters or charlatans which was the clear intent of the constitution and ancillary laws."*_

*------------------------------------------*


*NB:* Pls, take special note of all highlights.


The court (Presidential Election Petition Tribunal) should have allowed the testimony of the witnesses given in court and the cross-examination even if it disallowed their late-filed witness statements for the sake of equity and in the interest of Justice.


In my defamation lawsuit against the Buhari administration over the Chibok girls I sponsored to school in US, the Attorney General did not file FGN’s pleadings or statement of defense till I came from US, testified and was cross-examined by them.


After I closed my case as Plaintiff, they then rushed to the court seeking leave to file their defense. We opposed it because having discovered the entirety of my case, they were only now going to file their Defense *one and a half years after the case began when it should have been filed within a month!*


*Yet Abuja High Court Judge Abba Mohammed, now a member of the presidential election court, granted the FGN leave to file the pleadings late even after noting that they lied about not being aware of the case when in fact they had been participating for over a year.* This was extremely prejudicial to my case.


*However he said he did so “in the interest of justice.” Why couldn’t the (Labour Party and PDP) petitioners’ benefit from such magnanimity or mercy in the interest of Justice too?* Rather, Justice Mohammed said the petitioner failed by not serving spreadsheets of election irregularities with the petition on Respondents.


Yet *(in my 2017 suit)* if he had similarly denied FGN’s late filing of its statement of defense after I had presented my evidence, I would have won and my case would not still be dragging in the high court six years later! 


I also submit that the subpoenaed witnesses should not be affected by the time-limiting requirement to file evidence with the petition.


Per a social media post, “In ABBA YUSUF v APC, an unreported case of the Court of Appeal, Kano in Appeal NO CA/KN/EP/Gov/KAN/05/2023 of 24 August 2023, it was decided thus: *"Flowing from the catalogued statutory position of a subpoenaed witness, as a witness of a court, it will be incongruous and preposterous to hold that his statement on oath must willy-nilly accompany a petition. As a matter of fact, it will evince natural and human impossibility for such a court witness to file his deposition alongside a petition. The reason is simple. A subpoenaed witness appears in court on the invitation of a court on the application of a party. A subpoenaed witness cannot suo motu present himself before a court." The beneficiary of the judgment was APC!”*


The court should have aimed to mitigate the situation. In my defamation case, Justice Abba Mohammed awarded costs against the FGN and allowed them to file late. Myself and the other parties have paid penalties to the court for late filing as is standard practice. There are less drastic sanctions than expungement of the evidence for late filing more so in a sensitive like this of national and international significance.


This unfortunately is one drawback to the reservation of objections till the end of the case because if these had been ventilated earlier, petitioners would have had an opportunity to rectify the infractions eg by a motion for enlargement of time and to deem as timely filed.


*Selective Judicial Notice*


It is important to note that *the conclusion of the case is not that the allegations against Tinubu were not true. In summary - Tinubu had a Guinean passport and a fake university certificate but they were not tendered on time and had a drug forfeiture, oh but though it was tendered on time, it wasn’t a conviction.*


While it is unfortunate and inexplicable why the foreign citizenship and forged certificate were not filed timely, the court itself should have noted the gravity of the weighty allegations in light of national interest.


*Curiously, the court said they took judicial notice of the fact that Peter Obi had Anambra state indigeneship, even though it wasn’t an issue before them, but the court didn’t take judicial notice of the fact that Tinubu has a Guinean citizenship even though the issue was before them!*


A responsible court concerned for the integrity and security of the nation would not shut its eyes to sensitive evidence or explosive allegations of this nature.


*If they felt that the Guinean passport issue was smuggled in after the settlement of pleadings, they could have authorized extra time for the petitioners to respond to it.* Note that the trial ended earlier than scheduled as the respondents didn’t utilize all the time allotted to them. In fact, with the numerous SANs and lawyers in their retinue, taking them by surprise was not a serious capacity concern. After all, over a dozen SANs combined presented only one defense witness.  The respondents’ lawyers outnumbered the petitioners three to one. There were three sets of respondents’ lawyers to only one set of petitioners’ lawyers!


Indeed, the manner in which Olanipeku SAN, counsel to Tinubu, deconstructed LP’s Amazon Witness PW7 during cross examination one day after her bombshell testimony is the stuff of legends.


Therefore *the court’s failure to inquire into the gravity of allegations that a man who seeks to be president of Nigeria not only has a Guinean passport but lied about it on oath is a failure to protect national security and integrity.*


*Sitting US President Bill Clinton lost his law license over the Monica Lewinsky Scandal not because he slept with the intern in the White House but because he lied to the investigators on oath about it. The sanction was to send the signal that a president should not set a bad example by lying to the government.*


This is the problem with mechanical justice versus dynamic justice. *At no point did the court show a concern for the safety of Nigeria from corrupt predators, fraudsters or charlatans which was the clear intent of the constitution and ancillary laws.*


*There was scant effort to explore the mischief rule of what the drafters were trying to cure. All one saw was a mechanical and slavish adherence to the letter and not the spirit of the law thereby resulting in a catastrophic conclusion that criminality trumps (triumphs over) constitutionality.*


It is worrisome that criminal-minded elements are more creative than adjudicators and so exploit this to their advantage.


*On March 10th, 2017, the Supreme Court sacked a Benue state Rep member, for submitting a FORGED CERTIFICATE  to INEC.*


*Delivering the lead judgment, Sidi Bage, JSC held, “This court...must take the lead, righting the wrong in our society... Allowing criminality and certificate forgery to continue to percolate into the streams, waters, and oceans of our national polity will only mean that our waters are and will remain dangerously contaminated. The purification efforts must start now and be sustained as we seek, as a nation, to now change from our old culture of reckless impunity. The Nigerian Constitution is supreme. It desires that no one who has ever presented a forged certificate to INEC should contest election into the Nigerian National Assembly. This is clear and sacrosanct."*


To my mind, the court should have allowed the testimony of the witnesses given in court and the cross examination even if it disallowed their late-filed witness statements for the sake of equity and in the interest of Justice.



Excerpts of "Mechanical Vs. Dynamic Justice" by Emmanuel Ogebe, Esq., US Nigeria Law Group, 2023 Nigeria Special Election Observer, September 8, 2023.



_*"The court’s failure to inquire into the gravity of allegations that a man who seeks to be president of Nigeria not only has a Guinean passport but lied about it on oath is a failure to protect national security and integrity.*_


_*"Sitting US President Bill Clinton lost his law license over the Monica Lewinsky Scandal not because he slept with the intern in the White House BUT BECAUSE HE LIED TO THE INVESTIGATORS ON OATH ABOUT IT. The sanction was to send the signal that a president should not set a bad example by lying to the government.*_


_*"This is the problem with mechanical justice versus dynamic justice. At no point did the (Justice Tsammani's PEPT) court show a concern for the safety of Nigeria from corrupt predators, fraudsters or charlatans which was the clear intent of the constitution and ancillary laws."*_

*------------------------------------------*


*NB:* Pls, take special note of all highlights.


The court (Presidential Election Petition Tribunal) should have allowed the testimony of the witnesses given in court and the cross-examination even if it disallowed their late-filed witness statements for the sake of equity and in the interest of Justice.


In my defamation lawsuit against the Buhari administration over the Chibok girls I sponsored to school in US, the Attorney General did not file FGN’s pleadings or statement of defense till I came from US, testified and was cross-examined by them.


After I closed my case as Plaintiff, they then rushed to the court seeking leave to file their defense. We opposed it because having discovered the entirety of my case, they were only now going to file their Defense *one and a half years after the case began when it should have been filed within a month!*


*Yet Abuja High Court Judge Abba Mohammed, now a member of the presidential election court, granted the FGN leave to file the pleadings late even after noting that they lied about not being aware of the case when in fact they had been participating for over a year.* This was extremely prejudicial to my case.


*However he said he did so “in the interest of justice.” Why couldn’t the (Labour Party and PDP) petitioners’ benefit from such magnanimity or mercy in the interest of Justice too?* Rather, Justice Mohammed said the petitioner failed by not serving spreadsheets of election irregularities with the petition on Respondents.


Yet *(in my 2017 suit)* if he had similarly denied FGN’s late filing of its statement of defense after I had presented my evidence, I would have won and my case would not still be dragging in the high court six years later! 


I also submit that the subpoenaed witnesses should not be affected by the time-limiting requirement to file evidence with the petition.


Per a social media post, “In ABBA YUSUF v APC, an unreported case of the Court of Appeal, Kano in Appeal NO CA/KN/EP/Gov/KAN/05/2023 of 24 August 2023, it was decided thus: *"Flowing from the catalogued statutory position of a subpoenaed witness, as a witness of a court, it will be incongruous and preposterous to hold that his statement on oath must willy-nilly accompany a petition. As a matter of fact, it will evince natural and human impossibility for such a court witness to file his deposition alongside a petition. The reason is simple. A subpoenaed witness appears in court on the invitation of a court on the application of a party. A subpoenaed witness cannot suo motu present himself before a court." The beneficiary of the judgment was APC!”*


The court should have aimed to mitigate the situation. In my defamation case, Justice Abba Mohammed awarded costs against the FGN and allowed them to file late. Myself and the other parties have paid penalties to the court for late filing as is standard practice. There are less drastic sanctions than expungement of the evidence for late filing more so in a sensitive like this of national and international significance.


This unfortunately is one drawback to the reservation of objections till the end of the case because if these had been ventilated earlier, petitioners would have had an opportunity to rectify the infractions eg by a motion for enlargement of time and to deem as timely filed.


*Selective Judicial Notice*


It is important to note that *the conclusion of the case is not that the allegations against Tinubu were not true. In summary - Tinubu had a Guinean passport and a fake university certificate but they were not tendered on time and had a drug forfeiture, oh but though it was tendered on time, it wasn’t a conviction.*


While it is unfortunate and inexplicable why the foreign citizenship and forged certificate were not filed timely, the court itself should have noted the gravity of the weighty allegations in light of national interest.


*Curiously, the court said they took judicial notice of the fact that Peter Obi had Anambra state indigeneship, even though it wasn’t an issue before them, but the court didn’t take judicial notice of the fact that Tinubu has a Guinean citizenship even though the issue was before them!*


A responsible court concerned for the integrity and security of the nation would not shut its eyes to sensitive evidence or explosive allegations of this nature.


*If they felt that the Guinean passport issue was smuggled in after the settlement of pleadings, they could have authorized extra time for the petitioners to respond to it.* Note that the trial ended earlier than scheduled as the respondents didn’t utilize all the time allotted to them. In fact, with the numerous SANs and lawyers in their retinue, taking them by surprise was not a serious capacity concern. After all, over a dozen SANs combined presented only one defense witness.  The respondents’ lawyers outnumbered the petitioners three to one. There were three sets of respondents’ lawyers to only one set of petitioners’ lawyers!


Indeed, the manner in which Olanipeku SAN, counsel to Tinubu, deconstructed LP’s Amazon Witness PW7 during cross examination one day after her bombshell testimony is the stuff of legends.


Therefore *the court’s failure to inquire into the gravity of allegations that a man who seeks to be president of Nigeria not only has a Guinean passport but lied about it on oath is a failure to protect national security and integrity.*


*Sitting US President Bill Clinton lost his law license over the Monica Lewinsky Scandal not because he slept with the intern in the White House but because he lied to the investigators on oath about it. The sanction was to send the signal that a president should not set a bad example by lying to the government.*


This is the problem with mechanical justice versus dynamic justice. *At no point did the court show a concern for the safety of Nigeria from corrupt predators, fraudsters or charlatans which was the clear intent of the constitution and ancillary laws.*


*There was scant effort to explore the mischief rule of what the drafters were trying to cure. All one saw was a mechanical and slavish adherence to the letter and not the spirit of the law thereby resulting in a catastrophic conclusion that criminality trumps (triumphs over) constitutionality.*


It is worrisome that criminal-minded elements are more creative than adjudicators and so exploit this to their advantage.


*On March 10th, 2017, the Supreme Court sacked a Benue state Rep member, for submitting a FORGED CERTIFICATE  to INEC.*


*Delivering the lead judgment, Sidi Bage, JSC held, “This court...must take the lead, righting the wrong in our society... Allowing criminality and certificate forgery to continue to percolate into the streams, waters, and oceans of our national polity will only mean that our waters are and will remain dangerously contaminated. The purification efforts must start now and be sustained as we seek, as a nation, to now change from our old culture of reckless impunity. The Nigerian Constitution is supreme. It desires that no one who has ever presented a forged certificate to INEC should contest election into the Nigerian National Assembly. This is clear and sacrosanct."*


To my mind, the court should have allowed the testimony of the witnesses given in court and the cross examination even if it disallowed their late-filed witness statements for the sake of equity and in the interest of Justice.


Apapa in charge of LP As Supreme Court Upheld Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga) As the Imo State Gubernatorial Candidate for the 11th November, 2023 Gubernatorial Election

Apapa in charge of LP As Supreme Court Upheld Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga) As the Imo State Gubernatorial Candidate for the 11th November, 2023 Gubernatorial Election

Details of the Certified True Copy, CTC of the Supreme Court Judgement shall be made public within 48 hours.


Highly of the Labour Party LP Struggles.


This victory follows from the 16th April, 2023 primaries conducted by Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC for the off-season Gubernatorial Election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States respectively.


1: That the gubernatorial primary for Imo state was conducted by the following Electoral Committee members of the Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC:


(a): Comrade Eragbe Anslem, the National Youth Leader, as the Returning Officer,


(b): Alhaji Alkali Ibrahim Mohammed, the National Vice Chairman North East, as the Chairman,


(c): Barr Monday Mawah, the Acting Deputy National Secretary, as the Secretary,


(d): Comrade Oko Eze Splendour, the Acting National Vice Chairman, as member of the Electoral Committee for the Imo governorship primaries of 16th April, 2023.


2: That the Supreme Court in it's Judgement of Monday 11th September, 2023 has finally put to rest the issues of the authentic candidates for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States 11th November, 2023 off-season gubernatorial election and the matter of who is the authentic National Chairmanship of the Labour Party LP; with Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa As the Acting National Chairman of Labour Party LP in Nigeria.


3: That Nigerians would recall that Barr Julius Abure was Restrained by the FCT High Court Order of 5th April, 2023 as Acting National Chairman along with three (3) other National Working Committee NWC members of the Labour Party LP in Nigeria including:


(b): Umar Farouk Ibrahim, Acting National Secretary,


(c): Ojukwu Clement, National Organizing Secretary, and


(c): Mrs Oluchi Okpara, National Treasurer 


From parading themselves as National Chairman and Executives of the Labour Party LP in Nigeria and that matter is still subsisting in the court of Appeal in Abuja, FCT Nigeria.


4: That this matter of the Restraining Order on Barr Julius Abure and others bother on the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID Investigation with Forensic Audit Report that indicted Barr Julius Abure and others for:


(a): Perjury

(b): Forgery

(c): Impersonation

(d): Criminal Conspiracy with financial malfeasance to the sum of over four hundred million naira (N400,000,000.00) 


5: That this matter is in furtherance of the illegal and unlawful substitution of the name of Comrade Oko Eze Splendour, the Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party LP in Ebonyi State in the INEC PORTAL using Forged FCT High Court Affidavits, Fake TSA payment receipts, forged withdrawal letters using forged and manipulated signatures and so many other infractions committed by Barr Julius Abure and others.


6: That the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC shall be required to comply with this Supreme Court Judgement without much Ado and without any further delays, to avert the scenario of the Ebonyi case in 2024 where INEC indulged in illegality and deliberately refused to upload the name of Comrade Oko Eze in the INEC PORTAL for the 2023 Gubernatorial Election.


That this vexatious action by INEC was to the extent that INEC defied the Supreme Court Judgement that affirmed Comrade Oko Eze Splendour as the Gubernatorial Candidate of the Labour Party LP for the Ebonyi State Gubernatorial Election 2023 by deliberately refusing to upload his name in the INEC portal.


7: That by this Supreme Court Judgement affirming Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga) as the Authentic Labour Party LP candidate in Imo state, INEC shall be required to give the PORTAL CODES to Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa to upload the names of the Gubernatorial Candidates for Bayelsa, Imo And Kogi States respectively


8: That this Supreme Court Judgement shall give immediate force for the immediate removal from the INEC website the names of:


(a): Barr Julius Abure, 

(b): Umar Farouk Ibrahim, 

(c): Ojukwu Clement and 

(d): Mrs Oluchi Opara and to upload the names of:


(a): Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa, as Acting National Chairman 

(b): Alhaji Saleh Lawan as Acting National Secretary and 

(c): other members of the Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC 


Stay Tuned For The Full Details

For

Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC 


Comrade Arabambi Abayomi

Acting National Publicity Secretary


By Eragbe Anslem

Details of the Certified True Copy, CTC of the Supreme Court Judgement shall be made public within 48 hours.


Highly of the Labour Party LP Struggles.


This victory follows from the 16th April, 2023 primaries conducted by Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC for the off-season Gubernatorial Election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States respectively.


1: That the gubernatorial primary for Imo state was conducted by the following Electoral Committee members of the Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC:


(a): Comrade Eragbe Anslem, the National Youth Leader, as the Returning Officer,


(b): Alhaji Alkali Ibrahim Mohammed, the National Vice Chairman North East, as the Chairman,


(c): Barr Monday Mawah, the Acting Deputy National Secretary, as the Secretary,


(d): Comrade Oko Eze Splendour, the Acting National Vice Chairman, as member of the Electoral Committee for the Imo governorship primaries of 16th April, 2023.


2: That the Supreme Court in it's Judgement of Monday 11th September, 2023 has finally put to rest the issues of the authentic candidates for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States 11th November, 2023 off-season gubernatorial election and the matter of who is the authentic National Chairmanship of the Labour Party LP; with Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa As the Acting National Chairman of Labour Party LP in Nigeria.


3: That Nigerians would recall that Barr Julius Abure was Restrained by the FCT High Court Order of 5th April, 2023 as Acting National Chairman along with three (3) other National Working Committee NWC members of the Labour Party LP in Nigeria including:


(b): Umar Farouk Ibrahim, Acting National Secretary,


(c): Ojukwu Clement, National Organizing Secretary, and


(c): Mrs Oluchi Okpara, National Treasurer 


From parading themselves as National Chairman and Executives of the Labour Party LP in Nigeria and that matter is still subsisting in the court of Appeal in Abuja, FCT Nigeria.


4: That this matter of the Restraining Order on Barr Julius Abure and others bother on the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID Investigation with Forensic Audit Report that indicted Barr Julius Abure and others for:


(a): Perjury

(b): Forgery

(c): Impersonation

(d): Criminal Conspiracy with financial malfeasance to the sum of over four hundred million naira (N400,000,000.00) 


5: That this matter is in furtherance of the illegal and unlawful substitution of the name of Comrade Oko Eze Splendour, the Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party LP in Ebonyi State in the INEC PORTAL using Forged FCT High Court Affidavits, Fake TSA payment receipts, forged withdrawal letters using forged and manipulated signatures and so many other infractions committed by Barr Julius Abure and others.


6: That the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC shall be required to comply with this Supreme Court Judgement without much Ado and without any further delays, to avert the scenario of the Ebonyi case in 2024 where INEC indulged in illegality and deliberately refused to upload the name of Comrade Oko Eze in the INEC PORTAL for the 2023 Gubernatorial Election.


That this vexatious action by INEC was to the extent that INEC defied the Supreme Court Judgement that affirmed Comrade Oko Eze Splendour as the Gubernatorial Candidate of the Labour Party LP for the Ebonyi State Gubernatorial Election 2023 by deliberately refusing to upload his name in the INEC portal.


7: That by this Supreme Court Judgement affirming Chief Ukaegbu Ikechukwu Joseph (Ikenga) as the Authentic Labour Party LP candidate in Imo state, INEC shall be required to give the PORTAL CODES to Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa to upload the names of the Gubernatorial Candidates for Bayelsa, Imo And Kogi States respectively


8: That this Supreme Court Judgement shall give immediate force for the immediate removal from the INEC website the names of:


(a): Barr Julius Abure, 

(b): Umar Farouk Ibrahim, 

(c): Ojukwu Clement and 

(d): Mrs Oluchi Opara and to upload the names of:


(a): Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa, as Acting National Chairman 

(b): Alhaji Saleh Lawan as Acting National Secretary and 

(c): other members of the Alhaji Lamidi Basiru Apapa led National Working Committee, NWC 


Stay Tuned For The Full Details

For

Labour Party LP National Working Committee, NWC 


Comrade Arabambi Abayomi

Acting National Publicity Secretary


By Eragbe Anslem

VIDEO: We have Faith in our Country, we will rebuild it — Peter Obi

VIDEO: We have Faith in our Country, we will rebuild it — Peter Obi


 

Our message remains the same before, during and after the election.

All eyes on the NIGERIA JUDICIARY!!


 

Our message remains the same before, during and after the election.

All eyes on the NIGERIA JUDICIARY!!

Oyo APC Will Emerge Bigger And Stronger, Progressive Minds Leaders Assure

Oyo APC Will Emerge Bigger And Stronger, Progressive Minds Leaders Assure

Leaders and elders of Oyo State APC Progressive Minds, the gathering of progressives in the state has reiterated the need to learn from the mistakes of the past which led to the party's dwindling fortunes in the state and forge ahead for a better future by insisting on the possession of proven track records, good antecedents and contributions to the growth of the party, in choosing the party's flag bearers in future elections. 


The meeting which was graced by progressive leaders which included Alhaji Kehinde Balogun, Hon Caleb Oyaniyi, Hon Salawu, Alhaji Rasheed Jimoh, Mr Olu Abiola, Alhaji Tunde Ibrahim, Mrs Bamigbola Stella, Alhaji Abiade Yekeen, Alhaji Anifowose Shakiru, Alhaji Tirimisiyu Alarape, Eng A.I.M Olaniyan, Chief Tajudeen Hamed (Babaloja), Sheik Tajudeen Olujide, Alhaji Sulaimon Busari (Professor), Alhaji Ganiyu (Babayaro), Pa Shaba Adekunle and others, had members in attendance from local governments across all the zones of Oyo State. 


Members in attendance and progressives across the state are encouraged to make the necessary effort to ensure that the All Progressive Congress return to her roots, one of which is the practice of pushing forward candidates with proven track records and enviable antecedents for elective offices rather than the later and recent aberration of giving in to the highest bidder, noting that it is the former practice that attracted serious minded and people oriented politicians of proven integrity to the progressive fold in the Pa Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige and Alh Lam Adesina eras. 


Leaders in the party are also entreated not to divide their followers and members of the party into camps with the hope of getting feedbacks from opposing camps, but rather to be committed to the resolution of every misunderstanding and points of differences within the party, towards achieving the unification of the party as a whole, in the shortest possible period of time. 


Oyo APC Progressive Minds leaders assured members that the meeting is recognized by party elders in the state while expressing confidence that Oyo State APC will navigate her present challenges and emerge bigger and stronger.


Oyo APC Progressive Minds general meeting will reconvene by 12:00 noon on Tuesday September 26, 2023 at the premises of Black and White Chambers, Oke Ado, Ibadan. All Oyo State APC members are invited to join us at the meeting for the development of Oyo State APC progressive movement.



More pictures from the meeting!!






Leaders and elders of Oyo State APC Progressive Minds, the gathering of progressives in the state has reiterated the need to learn from the mistakes of the past which led to the party's dwindling fortunes in the state and forge ahead for a better future by insisting on the possession of proven track records, good antecedents and contributions to the growth of the party, in choosing the party's flag bearers in future elections. 


The meeting which was graced by progressive leaders which included Alhaji Kehinde Balogun, Hon Caleb Oyaniyi, Hon Salawu, Alhaji Rasheed Jimoh, Mr Olu Abiola, Alhaji Tunde Ibrahim, Mrs Bamigbola Stella, Alhaji Abiade Yekeen, Alhaji Anifowose Shakiru, Alhaji Tirimisiyu Alarape, Eng A.I.M Olaniyan, Chief Tajudeen Hamed (Babaloja), Sheik Tajudeen Olujide, Alhaji Sulaimon Busari (Professor), Alhaji Ganiyu (Babayaro), Pa Shaba Adekunle and others, had members in attendance from local governments across all the zones of Oyo State. 


Members in attendance and progressives across the state are encouraged to make the necessary effort to ensure that the All Progressive Congress return to her roots, one of which is the practice of pushing forward candidates with proven track records and enviable antecedents for elective offices rather than the later and recent aberration of giving in to the highest bidder, noting that it is the former practice that attracted serious minded and people oriented politicians of proven integrity to the progressive fold in the Pa Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige and Alh Lam Adesina eras. 


Leaders in the party are also entreated not to divide their followers and members of the party into camps with the hope of getting feedbacks from opposing camps, but rather to be committed to the resolution of every misunderstanding and points of differences within the party, towards achieving the unification of the party as a whole, in the shortest possible period of time. 


Oyo APC Progressive Minds leaders assured members that the meeting is recognized by party elders in the state while expressing confidence that Oyo State APC will navigate her present challenges and emerge bigger and stronger.


Oyo APC Progressive Minds general meeting will reconvene by 12:00 noon on Tuesday September 26, 2023 at the premises of Black and White Chambers, Oke Ado, Ibadan. All Oyo State APC members are invited to join us at the meeting for the development of Oyo State APC progressive movement.



More pictures from the meeting!!






JUSTICE SET BACK ON ITS HEELS: WHY JUDGES WILL SURVIVE ATTEMPTS TO INTIMIDATE THEM

JUSTICE SET BACK ON ITS HEELS: WHY JUDGES WILL SURVIVE ATTEMPTS TO INTIMIDATE THEM

By Ajiroba Yemi Kotun 


“My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austin


INTIMIDATION is an animal thing. Ethical people do not intimidate. Unlike English novelist Jane Austin (1775-1817), the author of “Pride and Prejudice”, 279 pages, a brilliant novel published anonymously in 1813, which Austin herself called “my own darling child”, and who is celebrated mainly for her six novels that tacitly interpret, review, and comment upon the British propertied aristocracy at the close of the 18th century, Nigeria’s stubborn losers in the February 25, 2023 presidential election that are now angrily, ignorantly, and cowardly trying to knock the stuffing out of the judiciary, take its breath away, make the judges’ hair stand on end, or scare the daylights out of them with their so-called “All eyes on the judiciary” covert threat, do not know that there is a stubbornness about the institution that “never can bear to be frightened at the will of others” <Refers to the 2014 paperback, “All Eyes On Me”, 234 pages, Barnes & Noble, by bestselling author Linsey Lanier>. 



Probably, the judges, too, who before now know that intimidators use fear and bullying as their foremost big sticks, are keen as mustard on their own to reply these ignorant and angry ‘tricksters’ inaudibly that: “Bring it on! We are falling for your hurricane eyes, but you do not know us yet because our real eyes will expose your real lies one by one in the Court's own good time <Refers to 1 Peter 3:14 - "...do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled">. Really, as you make your bed, so you must lie on it. Suitably, Hilary Clinton, 75, the 67th U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013) and author of “State of Terror” (2022), 512 pages, Simon & Schuster, a novel of unrivaled kicks and unmatched insider knowledge, wrote “Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice” <Refers to the 2016 Nollywood movie, "Intimidation", starring Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo, Koffi Adjorlolo, Tonto Dikeh, and Pat Asore>. Barking dogs seldom bite just as bullies are cowards. 


And since democracy will not compromise any of its salient elements, these coercing ‘democrats’ should learn a thing or two from Mo Ibrahim, 77, a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and the founder of “Celtel”, who said frankly that “Intimidation, harassment, and violence have no place in a democracy.” They should also read less of such refined “intimidation” defenders as British-American media executive Anna Wintour, 73, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief since 1988 and the author of the 2021 book, “Wonderland”, 439 pages, Amazon, who tried to justify her “interest in getting things done” by saying “I think I’m decisive, and I like to get things done quickly. So if that comes across as intimidation, I’m sorry to hear it.” However, a worried blunt, hard-boiled, and galvanic Sandra Day O’Connor, 93, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeal (1979-1981), the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006), and the author of the 2004 hardcover, “The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice”, 352 pages, hit the bull’s eye when she wrote thus “The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.” 


Democratic or autocratic, all governments dislike those who ride roughshod over others. This is akin to how Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990) who was pleased when a Russian newspaper nicknamed her “the Iron Lady” as many had doubted whether a woman would be strong enough to lead any big European or American country in this modern age, disliked British left-wing zealots whom she accused of having “often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it.”Just like these ones, the defeated former contenders of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 71, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, too, think the ends always seem to justify the means and that intimidating the judiciary, keeping it at bay, or just riding roughshod over it with their indirect blackmails, subtle threats, or furtive pressure can yield them their hearts’ desires, turn the tables on the declared winner of the election, and deny him the sweat of his brow. 


That to control the judges, they just have to instill fear in them or make them feel afraid. But, instead of making such enemies for themselves and looking like the bad guys or not really good at being the bad guys (like American professional wrestler Ric Flair, 74), since the hustings towards the last general elections began and ended and up till now, they should be thinking of winning more friends and attracting and swaying people to their goals, whatever those are. In the 1936 book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, 288 pages, American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), whose enduring principles are helping many people to achieve their maximum potential in the difficult and competitive modern age, wrote “We ride roughshod over the feelings of others, getting our own way, finding fault, issuing threats, criticizing… without even considering the hurt to the other person’s pride.” Carnegie’s above book teaches “the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.”


Many people thank their lucky stars that they see everything in front of their eyes. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. Therefore, Nigerians are silently thanking their lucky stars for not having these kinds as their elected leaders who will rule by intimidation, possibly, because they have nothing else to bring to the table or contribute freshly. 


American attorney Michelle Obama, 59, who served as the first African-American First Lady of the United States (2009-2017) and the author of the 2009 hardcover, “Believe in the Possibility: The Words of Michelle Obama”, 128 pages, Goodreads, wrote aptly, confirming the foregoing thus “Leaders who demonize and dehumanize entire groups of people often do so because they have nothing else to offer.” We have on our hands disappointed people, who want to steal the presidency of ‘their country’ by using “lies, arrogance, and intimidation”, variegated with so much hate and rage. As Dr. Leslyn Lewis, 52 a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the member of Parliament for Haldimand – Norfolk since 2021, would easily recommend, after letting the dust of all this braggadocio settle, maybe part of what Nigeria will be needing going forward is a sweeping and truthful talk around the culture of rudeness, disrespect, disrepute, and intimidation that we have permitted to aggravate concerning the judiciary, our senior citizens, and other Nigerians at risk of holding poles apart views. Definitely, intimidation is one tool that decent people do not take in hand as a means to attain victory or success in any endeavor. 


We must tell ourselves the plain truth that a political culture of intimidation, bullying, pressure, coercion, fear, threats, or blackmails is no way to build a nation and no way a nation is governed. “Frightening other Nigerians” or intimidating and insulting them will not get any political party, group, tribe, or religion anywhere. According to Evangelist  Ugochukwu-Uko of the Igbo Youths Movement (IYM), "Nobody ever acquired political power by reining insults on those with opposing political views." Intimidation against people who hold different views from our own views has no justification whatsoever. It is headstrong and totally indefensible.


Nightcaps: 


1. Canadian politician Stockwell Day, 73, the Leader of Opposition (2000-2001) and Minister of Public Safety (2006-2008), also agreed that “Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.”


2. It is easy to be wise after the event. People who devise wild skills to embarrass their fellow humans inevitably blunder their own feelings <Denotes to the failed plot to humiliate the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwo-ola, 69, in March 2003 over the grossly fake, misleading and malicious story that he  disguised to meet then President-elect Bola Tinubu in London>.


3. Intimidation is a tradition. It first gets its own natural life before growing into a disorder.


4. Will history repeat itself again, why not?

By Ajiroba Yemi Kotun 


“My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austin


INTIMIDATION is an animal thing. Ethical people do not intimidate. Unlike English novelist Jane Austin (1775-1817), the author of “Pride and Prejudice”, 279 pages, a brilliant novel published anonymously in 1813, which Austin herself called “my own darling child”, and who is celebrated mainly for her six novels that tacitly interpret, review, and comment upon the British propertied aristocracy at the close of the 18th century, Nigeria’s stubborn losers in the February 25, 2023 presidential election that are now angrily, ignorantly, and cowardly trying to knock the stuffing out of the judiciary, take its breath away, make the judges’ hair stand on end, or scare the daylights out of them with their so-called “All eyes on the judiciary” covert threat, do not know that there is a stubbornness about the institution that “never can bear to be frightened at the will of others” <Refers to the 2014 paperback, “All Eyes On Me”, 234 pages, Barnes & Noble, by bestselling author Linsey Lanier>. 



Probably, the judges, too, who before now know that intimidators use fear and bullying as their foremost big sticks, are keen as mustard on their own to reply these ignorant and angry ‘tricksters’ inaudibly that: “Bring it on! We are falling for your hurricane eyes, but you do not know us yet because our real eyes will expose your real lies one by one in the Court's own good time <Refers to 1 Peter 3:14 - "...do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled">. Really, as you make your bed, so you must lie on it. Suitably, Hilary Clinton, 75, the 67th U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013) and author of “State of Terror” (2022), 512 pages, Simon & Schuster, a novel of unrivaled kicks and unmatched insider knowledge, wrote “Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice” <Refers to the 2016 Nollywood movie, "Intimidation", starring Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo, Koffi Adjorlolo, Tonto Dikeh, and Pat Asore>. Barking dogs seldom bite just as bullies are cowards. 


And since democracy will not compromise any of its salient elements, these coercing ‘democrats’ should learn a thing or two from Mo Ibrahim, 77, a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and the founder of “Celtel”, who said frankly that “Intimidation, harassment, and violence have no place in a democracy.” They should also read less of such refined “intimidation” defenders as British-American media executive Anna Wintour, 73, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief since 1988 and the author of the 2021 book, “Wonderland”, 439 pages, Amazon, who tried to justify her “interest in getting things done” by saying “I think I’m decisive, and I like to get things done quickly. So if that comes across as intimidation, I’m sorry to hear it.” However, a worried blunt, hard-boiled, and galvanic Sandra Day O’Connor, 93, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeal (1979-1981), the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006), and the author of the 2004 hardcover, “The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice”, 352 pages, hit the bull’s eye when she wrote thus “The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.” 


Democratic or autocratic, all governments dislike those who ride roughshod over others. This is akin to how Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990) who was pleased when a Russian newspaper nicknamed her “the Iron Lady” as many had doubted whether a woman would be strong enough to lead any big European or American country in this modern age, disliked British left-wing zealots whom she accused of having “often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it.”Just like these ones, the defeated former contenders of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 71, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, too, think the ends always seem to justify the means and that intimidating the judiciary, keeping it at bay, or just riding roughshod over it with their indirect blackmails, subtle threats, or furtive pressure can yield them their hearts’ desires, turn the tables on the declared winner of the election, and deny him the sweat of his brow. 


That to control the judges, they just have to instill fear in them or make them feel afraid. But, instead of making such enemies for themselves and looking like the bad guys or not really good at being the bad guys (like American professional wrestler Ric Flair, 74), since the hustings towards the last general elections began and ended and up till now, they should be thinking of winning more friends and attracting and swaying people to their goals, whatever those are. In the 1936 book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, 288 pages, American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), whose enduring principles are helping many people to achieve their maximum potential in the difficult and competitive modern age, wrote “We ride roughshod over the feelings of others, getting our own way, finding fault, issuing threats, criticizing… without even considering the hurt to the other person’s pride.” Carnegie’s above book teaches “the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.”


Many people thank their lucky stars that they see everything in front of their eyes. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. Therefore, Nigerians are silently thanking their lucky stars for not having these kinds as their elected leaders who will rule by intimidation, possibly, because they have nothing else to bring to the table or contribute freshly. 


American attorney Michelle Obama, 59, who served as the first African-American First Lady of the United States (2009-2017) and the author of the 2009 hardcover, “Believe in the Possibility: The Words of Michelle Obama”, 128 pages, Goodreads, wrote aptly, confirming the foregoing thus “Leaders who demonize and dehumanize entire groups of people often do so because they have nothing else to offer.” We have on our hands disappointed people, who want to steal the presidency of ‘their country’ by using “lies, arrogance, and intimidation”, variegated with so much hate and rage. As Dr. Leslyn Lewis, 52 a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the member of Parliament for Haldimand – Norfolk since 2021, would easily recommend, after letting the dust of all this braggadocio settle, maybe part of what Nigeria will be needing going forward is a sweeping and truthful talk around the culture of rudeness, disrespect, disrepute, and intimidation that we have permitted to aggravate concerning the judiciary, our senior citizens, and other Nigerians at risk of holding poles apart views. Definitely, intimidation is one tool that decent people do not take in hand as a means to attain victory or success in any endeavor. 


We must tell ourselves the plain truth that a political culture of intimidation, bullying, pressure, coercion, fear, threats, or blackmails is no way to build a nation and no way a nation is governed. “Frightening other Nigerians” or intimidating and insulting them will not get any political party, group, tribe, or religion anywhere. According to Evangelist  Ugochukwu-Uko of the Igbo Youths Movement (IYM), "Nobody ever acquired political power by reining insults on those with opposing political views." Intimidation against people who hold different views from our own views has no justification whatsoever. It is headstrong and totally indefensible.


Nightcaps: 


1. Canadian politician Stockwell Day, 73, the Leader of Opposition (2000-2001) and Minister of Public Safety (2006-2008), also agreed that “Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.”


2. It is easy to be wise after the event. People who devise wild skills to embarrass their fellow humans inevitably blunder their own feelings <Denotes to the failed plot to humiliate the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwo-ola, 69, in March 2003 over the grossly fake, misleading and malicious story that he  disguised to meet then President-elect Bola Tinubu in London>.


3. Intimidation is a tradition. It first gets its own natural life before growing into a disorder.


4. Will history repeat itself again, why not?

“INEC is bound by law to upload the names of those that we conducted Primary For" – Apapa says as he inaugurates new LP Excos in Lagos State

“INEC is bound by law to upload the names of those that we conducted Primary For" – Apapa says as he inaugurates new LP Excos in Lagos State

Says party will not condone any act of illegality


The Acting National Chairman of the Labour Party ALHAJI LAMIDI APAPA has said the independent National Electoral Commissioner INEC is duty bound under the law to accept and upload those the party has conducted Primaries for in different states which includes Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi among others.

He also affirmed that the party will no longer condom illegality.

Apapa made the statement in Lagos State on Saturday while inaugurating the new Excos of the party in the state.


“You are on the right side. If the other camp fails to join you, the train will soon move. 


Tell them to come and join us because we need more people,” he said.


The Lamidi Apapa-led factional national working committee (NWC) of the Labour Party, on Saturday, officially inaugurated the party’s 24-man caretaker state working committee (SWC) for Lagos.


The crisis rocking the Labour Party has worsened in Lagos State with the emergence of a factional chairman, Olumide Adesoyin, recently.


Apapa-led faction disowned the Dayo Ekong-led executive committee, which led the party into the 2023 general elections, constituted by Julius Abure-led NWC.


Inaugurating Adesoyin-led LP state working committee in Lagos, Mr Apapa, acting national chairman, in company of other NWC members, said that the LP remained a creation of the law and no one was above the law.


According to him, there is no going back in his faction’s readiness to steer the affairs of the party.


“Labour Party will not tolerate any act of indiscipline. Labour Party will not accept any act of illegality.


“Labour Party believes that nobody is above the law and this is why the level we are today is because of our belief in the court process.


“You are on the right side. If the other camp fails to join you, the train will soon move. Tell them to come and join us because we need more people,” he said.


According to him, the party’s grievances with former national chairman, Mr Abure, started when he allegedly presented himself as being above the law.


According to him, the courts have restrained Mr Abure from parading himself as national chairman.


“Nobody is above the law. Labour Party is a creation of law and if the party is created by law, anyone who violates the law is not a member of the party.


“There is nothing for us to fear. There is no going back, Abure has been restrained by courts. We are not joking,” he said.


The acting chairman said that rather than continuing in blackmailing, the Abure-led group should dissipate energy in legality.


Mr Apapa explained that he was not begging to become the national chairman of LP, but destiny, nature and right had made him the acting national chairman morally and legally.


Mr Apapa said that his faction had been winning all court cases at the Federal High Court and Appeal Court, “they still want to continue but whether they like it or not the truth shall prevail.”


On the forthcoming off-cycle elections, Mr Apapa assured the party faithful that INEC would soon accept the list of the LP candidates produced through the primaries conducted by the Apapa led Labour Party on 16th April, 2023.


“INEC is bound to accept our list because the commission is a creation of law and cannot be above the law. 


Whether INEC likes it or not, it must recognise our list of candidates.


“INEC is bound by law to upload the names of those that we conducted primary for. It is an issue of law,” Mr Apapa said.


He, however, said that the party was not opposed to reconciliation.


In his inaugural address, Mr Adesoyin said that his team had been given the power and authority to steer the affairs of the party in the state.


Earlier in his welcome party, Abass Aroyeun, the national vice chairman (South West) said that Mr Apapa had given the party a new lease of life and ability to breathe.


Mr Aroyeun urged the party faithful nationwide to remain pillar of support to Apapa-led NWC for the party to succeed.


The inaugurated SWC members include Messrs Omotayo Anjorin (deputy chairman), Olanrewaju Ibrahim (deputy chairman), Kayode Yusuf (deputy chairman), Felix Odusanya (deputy chairman), Peter Olusegun (deputy chairman), Nnaemeka Anajemba (secretary) and Richard Oliseyenum (assistant secretary).


Others include Azubike Peters (treasurer), Akinrele Abioye (financial secretary), Kunle Okunola (organising secretary), Ademola Hassan (auditor), Abass Ibrahim (legal adviser), Dupe Awe (woman leader), Elliot Ebije (youth leader), Samad Okufuwa (publicity secretary), among others.


The event was also attended by LGA and ward chairmen of Labour Party and other stakeholders loyal to Mr Apapa, including Moshood Salvador.


Some acting NWC members in attendance were Abayomi Arabambi (national publicity secretary), Saleh Lawan (secretary), Favour Reuben (national organizing secretary), and Mohammed Alkali (national vice chairman North East), among other leaders.


Culles from Gazette

Says party will not condone any act of illegality


The Acting National Chairman of the Labour Party ALHAJI LAMIDI APAPA has said the independent National Electoral Commissioner INEC is duty bound under the law to accept and upload those the party has conducted Primaries for in different states which includes Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi among others.

He also affirmed that the party will no longer condom illegality.

Apapa made the statement in Lagos State on Saturday while inaugurating the new Excos of the party in the state.


“You are on the right side. If the other camp fails to join you, the train will soon move. 


Tell them to come and join us because we need more people,” he said.


The Lamidi Apapa-led factional national working committee (NWC) of the Labour Party, on Saturday, officially inaugurated the party’s 24-man caretaker state working committee (SWC) for Lagos.


The crisis rocking the Labour Party has worsened in Lagos State with the emergence of a factional chairman, Olumide Adesoyin, recently.


Apapa-led faction disowned the Dayo Ekong-led executive committee, which led the party into the 2023 general elections, constituted by Julius Abure-led NWC.


Inaugurating Adesoyin-led LP state working committee in Lagos, Mr Apapa, acting national chairman, in company of other NWC members, said that the LP remained a creation of the law and no one was above the law.


According to him, there is no going back in his faction’s readiness to steer the affairs of the party.


“Labour Party will not tolerate any act of indiscipline. Labour Party will not accept any act of illegality.


“Labour Party believes that nobody is above the law and this is why the level we are today is because of our belief in the court process.


“You are on the right side. If the other camp fails to join you, the train will soon move. Tell them to come and join us because we need more people,” he said.


According to him, the party’s grievances with former national chairman, Mr Abure, started when he allegedly presented himself as being above the law.


According to him, the courts have restrained Mr Abure from parading himself as national chairman.


“Nobody is above the law. Labour Party is a creation of law and if the party is created by law, anyone who violates the law is not a member of the party.


“There is nothing for us to fear. There is no going back, Abure has been restrained by courts. We are not joking,” he said.


The acting chairman said that rather than continuing in blackmailing, the Abure-led group should dissipate energy in legality.


Mr Apapa explained that he was not begging to become the national chairman of LP, but destiny, nature and right had made him the acting national chairman morally and legally.


Mr Apapa said that his faction had been winning all court cases at the Federal High Court and Appeal Court, “they still want to continue but whether they like it or not the truth shall prevail.”


On the forthcoming off-cycle elections, Mr Apapa assured the party faithful that INEC would soon accept the list of the LP candidates produced through the primaries conducted by the Apapa led Labour Party on 16th April, 2023.


“INEC is bound to accept our list because the commission is a creation of law and cannot be above the law. 


Whether INEC likes it or not, it must recognise our list of candidates.


“INEC is bound by law to upload the names of those that we conducted primary for. It is an issue of law,” Mr Apapa said.


He, however, said that the party was not opposed to reconciliation.


In his inaugural address, Mr Adesoyin said that his team had been given the power and authority to steer the affairs of the party in the state.


Earlier in his welcome party, Abass Aroyeun, the national vice chairman (South West) said that Mr Apapa had given the party a new lease of life and ability to breathe.


Mr Aroyeun urged the party faithful nationwide to remain pillar of support to Apapa-led NWC for the party to succeed.


The inaugurated SWC members include Messrs Omotayo Anjorin (deputy chairman), Olanrewaju Ibrahim (deputy chairman), Kayode Yusuf (deputy chairman), Felix Odusanya (deputy chairman), Peter Olusegun (deputy chairman), Nnaemeka Anajemba (secretary) and Richard Oliseyenum (assistant secretary).


Others include Azubike Peters (treasurer), Akinrele Abioye (financial secretary), Kunle Okunola (organising secretary), Ademola Hassan (auditor), Abass Ibrahim (legal adviser), Dupe Awe (woman leader), Elliot Ebije (youth leader), Samad Okufuwa (publicity secretary), among others.


The event was also attended by LGA and ward chairmen of Labour Party and other stakeholders loyal to Mr Apapa, including Moshood Salvador.


Some acting NWC members in attendance were Abayomi Arabambi (national publicity secretary), Saleh Lawan (secretary), Favour Reuben (national organizing secretary), and Mohammed Alkali (national vice chairman North East), among other leaders.


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2023 CENSUS: NIGERIAN ARMY PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION

2023 CENSUS: NIGERIAN ARMY PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION


The Nigerian Army (NA) has pledged continuous support to the National Population Commission (NPC) to enable it conduct the forthcoming 2023 census successfully.


 The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, made the pledge today Thursday 10 August 2023, when the Chairman National Population Commission, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra, led the Board of Commissioners and Directors on a courtesy visit to the Army Headquarters. Abuja.



Expressing the readiness of the NA to support the commission in its effort to conduct the 2023 census, the COAS gave assurance that the NA will provide requisite support to the commission through deployment of troops and adequate security to ensure successful conduct of the exercise. 


Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU confirmed this in a statement today.


"The NA will provide adequate security and support to the staff of the commission and free access to NA Barracks across formations and units", COAS stated. 







Earlier, Hon Nasir Kwarra, who felicitated with the Army Chief on his appointment, lauded the effort of the NA in tackling security challenges in the country. 


He added that the NA is a major stakeholder in the conduct of the forthcoming 2023 census, hence the need to acquaint the COAS with the progress in preparation for the forthcoming census.


 He solicited the collaboration of the military in security related areas during the exercise.


Hon Kwarra described the NPC as a constitutional body saddled with statutory powers to collect, analyse and disseminate population and demographic data in the country. The Chairman stated that the commission has laid the basic foundation by doing the enumeration and demarcation of the entire country into smaller units.


 He noted that the essence of the demarcation is to help in planning the human and material resources, which are to be deployed to particular areas for the purpose of the census.


The Nigerian Army (NA) has pledged continuous support to the National Population Commission (NPC) to enable it conduct the forthcoming 2023 census successfully.


 The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, made the pledge today Thursday 10 August 2023, when the Chairman National Population Commission, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra, led the Board of Commissioners and Directors on a courtesy visit to the Army Headquarters. Abuja.



Expressing the readiness of the NA to support the commission in its effort to conduct the 2023 census, the COAS gave assurance that the NA will provide requisite support to the commission through deployment of troops and adequate security to ensure successful conduct of the exercise. 


Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU confirmed this in a statement today.


"The NA will provide adequate security and support to the staff of the commission and free access to NA Barracks across formations and units", COAS stated. 







Earlier, Hon Nasir Kwarra, who felicitated with the Army Chief on his appointment, lauded the effort of the NA in tackling security challenges in the country. 


He added that the NA is a major stakeholder in the conduct of the forthcoming 2023 census, hence the need to acquaint the COAS with the progress in preparation for the forthcoming census.


 He solicited the collaboration of the military in security related areas during the exercise.


Hon Kwarra described the NPC as a constitutional body saddled with statutory powers to collect, analyse and disseminate population and demographic data in the country. The Chairman stated that the commission has laid the basic foundation by doing the enumeration and demarcation of the entire country into smaller units.


 He noted that the essence of the demarcation is to help in planning the human and material resources, which are to be deployed to particular areas for the purpose of the census.

TROOPS AMBUSH BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS, NEUTRALIZE TWO

TROOPS AMBUSH BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS, NEUTRALIZE TWO

As notorious BH terrorist surrenders


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Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have successfully carried out an ambush on suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Crossing Point along Kuka in Konduga LGA of Borno State.


According to a statement by  Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director, Army Public Relations, the Nigerian troops laid in wait for the marauding terrorists, before engaging them in a fierce firefight that neutralized two BHT, while others fled in disarray. 


"The gallant troops recovered 63 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one Improvised Explosive Device(IED) shell, five Pento injections and the sum of Nineteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Naira."


Similarly, following the aggressive operations of troops against BHT enclaves, a notorious terrorist surrendered to troops of 222 Battalion at Geizuwa in Konduga LGA. Items recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle, one magazine and 26 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling for further necessary action.


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has lauded  the troops' high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that remnants of terrorists and bandits in their areas of responsibility are completely cleared. The statement said.



As notorious BH terrorist surrenders


A profile picture

Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have successfully carried out an ambush on suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Crossing Point along Kuka in Konduga LGA of Borno State.


According to a statement by  Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director, Army Public Relations, the Nigerian troops laid in wait for the marauding terrorists, before engaging them in a fierce firefight that neutralized two BHT, while others fled in disarray. 


"The gallant troops recovered 63 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one Improvised Explosive Device(IED) shell, five Pento injections and the sum of Nineteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Naira."


Similarly, following the aggressive operations of troops against BHT enclaves, a notorious terrorist surrendered to troops of 222 Battalion at Geizuwa in Konduga LGA. Items recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle, one magazine and 26 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling for further necessary action.


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has lauded  the troops' high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that remnants of terrorists and bandits in their areas of responsibility are completely cleared. The statement said.



THE SILENT WAR IN APC AND THE GBAJABIAMILA, NUHU RIBADU 2027 CONSPIRACY

THE SILENT WAR IN APC AND THE GBAJABIAMILA, NUHU RIBADU 2027 CONSPIRACY


Jackson Ude

@jacksonpbn





Ribadu


A new cabal, much more vicious, power hungry and corrupt has emerged in the Bola Tinubu Presidency. 

The Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, 

and the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, have formed a tag team, controlling the affairs of Government, shielding Tinubu away from happenings and forming a cabal that would sooner or later tear down the house of APC. 


At the back of their mind is 2027 elections. 

Gbajabiamila does not see Tinubu either completing his tenure or having the capacity to run again in 2027 due to his failing health.

 His strategy is now to clip the wings of those he perceive might be on his way to replace Tinubu. 

Gbajabiamila found an ally in Ribadu. 

His calculation is that in the event Tinubu cannot continue,

 he would make Ribadu his running mate. 

But in the event Tinubu finishes 8yrs, 

and power is to return to the North, he would run as Ribadu’s running mate.


To achieve those plans, it serves him well to get Mallam Elrufai out of the equation. 

Elrufai’s clearance for a Ministerial position has now been put on hold.

 Gbaja and Ribadu are said to have masterminded that to keep the former Kaduna Governor out of the race for 2027 or 2031.


Gbajabi/Tinubu

Gbajabiamila and Ribadu’s scheme have brought a major crack in the APC, and Presidency, especially with those who toiled day and night campaigning for Tinubu. 

There is palpable anger. Anger of being left out from the Ministerial nominations and others political positions. 

Those who were hitherto close to Tinubu are now so shocked how they were either left out or no longer have access to the President. 


Gbajabiamila and Ribadu have shut them out, leaving them In regrets.


In Katsina State, 

a very close ally of Tinubu, Senator Habu Ibrahim, did not make the Ministerial list and no longer have unfettered access to Tinubu. 


Former Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, also lost out of reckoning. 


In Ekiti State, 

former Governor Kayode Fayemi, an intellectual base of the APC, was left out. 

Same with a renegade member of the PDP, Ayo Fayose. 


In Lagos State,

 Babatunde Fashola 

and Akinwunmi Ambode 

and Abike Dabiri were all left out for an unknown Lola Ade-John who is alleged to be a girlfriend of Wale Edun. 


In Enugu State,

 former Governors Chimaraoke Nnamani 

and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi both betrayed their party, the PDP to work for Tinubu. 

They have both been shut out. 

They didn’t get a Ministerial position. 


In Oyo state,

 Senator Teslim Folarin suffered humiliation from his own party, the APC, which worked against his Governorship ambitions and yet he never got compensated with a Ministerial nomination. 

Bashir Lado, 

Kashim Imam, both long term northern friends of Tinubu lost out and shut out from the villa. 


Magnus Abe who was tipped for a Ministerial position alongside Nyesom Wike, lost out and shut out because Wike would not have him around. 


In Bayelsa, 

Ebitimi Ambare lost out to Henekein Lokpobiri, a nominee of Wike.


Bayo Onanuga, 

Tunde Rahman, both very close persons to Tinubu lost out. 

In fact, Rahman who should have been made the Media Adviser to the President, was blocked by the duo of Gbajabiamila and Dele Alake.

 Rahman is now considering leaving the Government. 


Femi Fani-Kayode, 

Tunji Bello, 

Babatunde Ogala, 

Ahmed Raji,

 Abiodun Faleke Senator Tokubo Abiru, 

and very close friends of Tinubu who have all been schemed out and shut out.


The duo of Gbajabiamila and Ribadu are playing their cards well, watching for anyone who might be a threat to their 2027 or 2031 Presidential ambitions. 


How long the scheming would last would be determined by the strength of their strategies.



GOD HELP US 

APC IS A SCAM 

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT


Jackson Ude

@jacksonpbn





Ribadu


A new cabal, much more vicious, power hungry and corrupt has emerged in the Bola Tinubu Presidency. 

The Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, 

and the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, have formed a tag team, controlling the affairs of Government, shielding Tinubu away from happenings and forming a cabal that would sooner or later tear down the house of APC. 


At the back of their mind is 2027 elections. 

Gbajabiamila does not see Tinubu either completing his tenure or having the capacity to run again in 2027 due to his failing health.

 His strategy is now to clip the wings of those he perceive might be on his way to replace Tinubu. 

Gbajabiamila found an ally in Ribadu. 

His calculation is that in the event Tinubu cannot continue,

 he would make Ribadu his running mate. 

But in the event Tinubu finishes 8yrs, 

and power is to return to the North, he would run as Ribadu’s running mate.


To achieve those plans, it serves him well to get Mallam Elrufai out of the equation. 

Elrufai’s clearance for a Ministerial position has now been put on hold.

 Gbaja and Ribadu are said to have masterminded that to keep the former Kaduna Governor out of the race for 2027 or 2031.


Gbajabi/Tinubu

Gbajabiamila and Ribadu’s scheme have brought a major crack in the APC, and Presidency, especially with those who toiled day and night campaigning for Tinubu. 

There is palpable anger. Anger of being left out from the Ministerial nominations and others political positions. 

Those who were hitherto close to Tinubu are now so shocked how they were either left out or no longer have access to the President. 


Gbajabiamila and Ribadu have shut them out, leaving them In regrets.


In Katsina State, 

a very close ally of Tinubu, Senator Habu Ibrahim, did not make the Ministerial list and no longer have unfettered access to Tinubu. 


Former Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, also lost out of reckoning. 


In Ekiti State, 

former Governor Kayode Fayemi, an intellectual base of the APC, was left out. 

Same with a renegade member of the PDP, Ayo Fayose. 


In Lagos State,

 Babatunde Fashola 

and Akinwunmi Ambode 

and Abike Dabiri were all left out for an unknown Lola Ade-John who is alleged to be a girlfriend of Wale Edun. 


In Enugu State,

 former Governors Chimaraoke Nnamani 

and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi both betrayed their party, the PDP to work for Tinubu. 

They have both been shut out. 

They didn’t get a Ministerial position. 


In Oyo state,

 Senator Teslim Folarin suffered humiliation from his own party, the APC, which worked against his Governorship ambitions and yet he never got compensated with a Ministerial nomination. 

Bashir Lado, 

Kashim Imam, both long term northern friends of Tinubu lost out and shut out from the villa. 


Magnus Abe who was tipped for a Ministerial position alongside Nyesom Wike, lost out and shut out because Wike would not have him around. 


In Bayelsa, 

Ebitimi Ambare lost out to Henekein Lokpobiri, a nominee of Wike.


Bayo Onanuga, 

Tunde Rahman, both very close persons to Tinubu lost out. 

In fact, Rahman who should have been made the Media Adviser to the President, was blocked by the duo of Gbajabiamila and Dele Alake.

 Rahman is now considering leaving the Government. 


Femi Fani-Kayode, 

Tunji Bello, 

Babatunde Ogala, 

Ahmed Raji,

 Abiodun Faleke Senator Tokubo Abiru, 

and very close friends of Tinubu who have all been schemed out and shut out.


The duo of Gbajabiamila and Ribadu are playing their cards well, watching for anyone who might be a threat to their 2027 or 2031 Presidential ambitions. 


How long the scheming would last would be determined by the strength of their strategies.



GOD HELP US 

APC IS A SCAM 

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS NIGCOMSAT ON COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE...As COAS pledges to sustain collaboration

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS NIGCOMSAT ON COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE...As COAS pledges to sustain collaboration


The Nigerian Army (NA) has resolved to strengthen its partnership with Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) for formidable communication infrastructure. This resolution was reached today Wednesday, 9 August 2023, when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja received the management team of NIGCOMSAT, led by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Engr Tukur Lawal at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU in statement said the COAS appreciated the enduring collaboration between the Nigerian Army (NA) and NIGCOMSAT. 


Lagbaja revealed that over the years, the agency has provided fast, reliable and secured communication to Army formations, which noted, has positively impacted on operational efficiency of the NA. 


The Army Chief pledged to sustain the collaboration between the NA and NIGCOMSAT, stressing that relationship with the agency has been positively rewarding.


In his remarks, the MD NIGCOMSAT, Engr Tukur Lawal commended the NA for the feedback received on NIGCOMSAT services and the mutual collaboration between the two organizations. 


He further pointed out, that NIGCOMSAT was established to provide seamless connectivity and satellite communication through technological innovation. He observed, that it is imperative for NA to collaborate with NIGCOMSAT to promote operational effectiveness and the territorial defence of the nation. 


Lawal urged the NA to actively participate in the next satellite launch by the agency, in furtherance of national defence and security, through collaborative development of secure communication infrastructure. Both parties maintained that there were areas of challenges, which they both agreed to ameliorate to enhance productivity.



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The Nigerian Army (NA) has resolved to strengthen its partnership with Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) for formidable communication infrastructure. This resolution was reached today Wednesday, 9 August 2023, when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja received the management team of NIGCOMSAT, led by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Engr Tukur Lawal at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU in statement said the COAS appreciated the enduring collaboration between the Nigerian Army (NA) and NIGCOMSAT. 


Lagbaja revealed that over the years, the agency has provided fast, reliable and secured communication to Army formations, which noted, has positively impacted on operational efficiency of the NA. 


The Army Chief pledged to sustain the collaboration between the NA and NIGCOMSAT, stressing that relationship with the agency has been positively rewarding.


In his remarks, the MD NIGCOMSAT, Engr Tukur Lawal commended the NA for the feedback received on NIGCOMSAT services and the mutual collaboration between the two organizations. 


He further pointed out, that NIGCOMSAT was established to provide seamless connectivity and satellite communication through technological innovation. He observed, that it is imperative for NA to collaborate with NIGCOMSAT to promote operational effectiveness and the territorial defence of the nation. 


Lawal urged the NA to actively participate in the next satellite launch by the agency, in furtherance of national defence and security, through collaborative development of secure communication infrastructure. Both parties maintained that there were areas of challenges, which they both agreed to ameliorate to enhance productivity.



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IAM NOT DESPERATE TO BE PRESIDENT, I WANT NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY TO SURVIVE FOR BETTER — PETER OBI

IAM NOT DESPERATE TO BE PRESIDENT, I WANT NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY TO SURVIVE FOR BETTER — PETER OBI

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party Mr PETER OBI who the world believe won the Last Presidential election, which INEC decided to go against the Electoral laws of chosen a President by constitutional rules,filled with a must attained height and winnings, when they said on National Telly "Go to Court" as they packaged below expectations from the Votes casted and Mutilation of BVAS, which Peter Obi obeyed and went to Court even with Television Sets that will be used to show evidences of manipulation , currently INEC seems to be scared about him staying in COURT just as they wished originally without considering that Peter Obi is a Son of Judiciary process.


While meeting with Press Doyens in Lagos yesterday, He provided answers to some Hostile feelings and lay many Fears to rest.


 When asked how he will feel if the Courts rules against him on the ongoing Election trial..


He said "i am not the one in Court as Mr Peter Obi for Peter Obi's interest, I am simply representing vast majority of Nigerians including the Families of the Judges and members of all Parties who want a better redeemed Nation, those who want to see a working NIGERIA that will come with people who actually want to see progressive Nigeria ,who believe that Nigeria has what it takes to be Better than many Nations if well handled ,those who believe that Nigerians deserve undiluted joy from the Government they elected".


Any judge should have that in mind ,to me it's not a do or die affair.


"The task is that of a driver who must work hard to take Passengers out of Hostile areas,take them through tough and rough roads to destination in one good piece no matter the odds, such driver should know that it's a big responsibility,so whatever the driver is doing He must remember that He has so many lives and interest to protect".


"Nigeria is in Court, the Future of Our Children including that of Grand Children of both Judges, Politicians, Securities are all in Court, I am just representing them ,We are in Court not to Drag for anything, we are in Court for the Court to look at what the masses demanded by casting Votes and casting it for who they believe will give them back hope and oiled Future, it's not about Peter but about the nation and our tomorrow".


He was asked why he still move about the Nation freely despite the fears of insecurities of the Nation and Fear of Harm coming to him ?


He said his "job is to restore sanity in the Nation, build back Hope for the common masses ,that if the common masses doesn't see him amongst them ,it will send a bad message , he went further to explain , if he recovers his Mandate that it won't take him away from the Masses,that he is working for them and he is accountable to them and will never create a barrier between him and the masses".


He recollected, During campaign He visited Many extreme hostile places where no politicians have ever Visited including some parts of Borno state, BENUE State, and places even Governor's of such states refused to go because of insecurities,He said We travel even against security intelligent Advise,I Will tell my Security that if they can't go ,let me go and if I die among my people out there ,then it's not a bad price for me to pay .


"I know there are insecurity in many places, but as long as there are Nigerian living out there,no one can be left behind ".


Asked about the SUBSIDY REMOVAL and the effect on the nation..


He smiled " I said that SUBSIDY is a Scam that I will remove, the first thing would've being to identify the Scam, remove the scam , restore a seamless PETROLEUM production and distribution, and not to cause the Nation lots of undeserved pains which can be avoided".


"We know that Subsidy is a Scam ,what should be removed is the Scam and causes of Subsidies".


Mr Peter Obi as we noticed still have stamina that dwarfed that of all his mates ,as he travels far and wide weekly on speaking engagement, social events and reaching out to the society,a situation that can't be seen with any Politician who lost Mandate and should be battling through thick and thin to win or recover such Mandate or get compensated by any person in power, to many Politicians it's not about the masses, it's Business extension.


Mr Peter Obi simply move around the Nation feeling freer than those in power with all National provided Security details for the people in power.


Peter simply can be said to be Boil between the Legs that gives you sleepless night on how to deal with it or allow it to be , whichever way ,it Means moral and physical torture.


The man is not one who believe when an elder takes what belong to a child and raise his hand up ,the child will wait,when the hand grew weary he bring it down for the child to take back what belong to him ,in peters case ,you take his belonging,he will be pissing on your legs and trousers, it's either you give him back his belongings and take back your sanity or He continues enjoying maximizing your pains.




Mazi Odera

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party Mr PETER OBI who the world believe won the Last Presidential election, which INEC decided to go against the Electoral laws of chosen a President by constitutional rules,filled with a must attained height and winnings, when they said on National Telly "Go to Court" as they packaged below expectations from the Votes casted and Mutilation of BVAS, which Peter Obi obeyed and went to Court even with Television Sets that will be used to show evidences of manipulation , currently INEC seems to be scared about him staying in COURT just as they wished originally without considering that Peter Obi is a Son of Judiciary process.


While meeting with Press Doyens in Lagos yesterday, He provided answers to some Hostile feelings and lay many Fears to rest.


 When asked how he will feel if the Courts rules against him on the ongoing Election trial..


He said "i am not the one in Court as Mr Peter Obi for Peter Obi's interest, I am simply representing vast majority of Nigerians including the Families of the Judges and members of all Parties who want a better redeemed Nation, those who want to see a working NIGERIA that will come with people who actually want to see progressive Nigeria ,who believe that Nigeria has what it takes to be Better than many Nations if well handled ,those who believe that Nigerians deserve undiluted joy from the Government they elected".


Any judge should have that in mind ,to me it's not a do or die affair.


"The task is that of a driver who must work hard to take Passengers out of Hostile areas,take them through tough and rough roads to destination in one good piece no matter the odds, such driver should know that it's a big responsibility,so whatever the driver is doing He must remember that He has so many lives and interest to protect".


"Nigeria is in Court, the Future of Our Children including that of Grand Children of both Judges, Politicians, Securities are all in Court, I am just representing them ,We are in Court not to Drag for anything, we are in Court for the Court to look at what the masses demanded by casting Votes and casting it for who they believe will give them back hope and oiled Future, it's not about Peter but about the nation and our tomorrow".


He was asked why he still move about the Nation freely despite the fears of insecurities of the Nation and Fear of Harm coming to him ?


He said his "job is to restore sanity in the Nation, build back Hope for the common masses ,that if the common masses doesn't see him amongst them ,it will send a bad message , he went further to explain , if he recovers his Mandate that it won't take him away from the Masses,that he is working for them and he is accountable to them and will never create a barrier between him and the masses".


He recollected, During campaign He visited Many extreme hostile places where no politicians have ever Visited including some parts of Borno state, BENUE State, and places even Governor's of such states refused to go because of insecurities,He said We travel even against security intelligent Advise,I Will tell my Security that if they can't go ,let me go and if I die among my people out there ,then it's not a bad price for me to pay .


"I know there are insecurity in many places, but as long as there are Nigerian living out there,no one can be left behind ".


Asked about the SUBSIDY REMOVAL and the effect on the nation..


He smiled " I said that SUBSIDY is a Scam that I will remove, the first thing would've being to identify the Scam, remove the scam , restore a seamless PETROLEUM production and distribution, and not to cause the Nation lots of undeserved pains which can be avoided".


"We know that Subsidy is a Scam ,what should be removed is the Scam and causes of Subsidies".


Mr Peter Obi as we noticed still have stamina that dwarfed that of all his mates ,as he travels far and wide weekly on speaking engagement, social events and reaching out to the society,a situation that can't be seen with any Politician who lost Mandate and should be battling through thick and thin to win or recover such Mandate or get compensated by any person in power, to many Politicians it's not about the masses, it's Business extension.


Mr Peter Obi simply move around the Nation feeling freer than those in power with all National provided Security details for the people in power.


Peter simply can be said to be Boil between the Legs that gives you sleepless night on how to deal with it or allow it to be , whichever way ,it Means moral and physical torture.


The man is not one who believe when an elder takes what belong to a child and raise his hand up ,the child will wait,when the hand grew weary he bring it down for the child to take back what belong to him ,in peters case ,you take his belonging,he will be pissing on your legs and trousers, it's either you give him back his belongings and take back your sanity or He continues enjoying maximizing your pains.




Mazi Odera

Lowo Obisesan congratulates Buhari, Sharafadeen Alli and Akintunde; describes the trio as the pride of Oyo progressive

Lowo Obisesan congratulates Buhari, Sharafadeen Alli and Akintunde; describes the trio as the pride of Oyo progressive

The Former commissioner for Environment and a legal luminary, Lowo Obisesan congratulates Sen. Fatai Buhari, Dr Yunus Akintunde and Oloye Sharafadeen Alli on their recent appointments as chairmen of powerful senate committees.


He made the congratulatory message available to the newsmen in Ibadan in the early hours of Wednesday 9th August, 2023.


The renowned  Progressive Chieftain, Chief Lowo Obisesan wrote, "On behalf of All the Progressive leaders, Elders, Stakeholders and members of the Party in Oyo state, I congratulate progressive Senators representing Oyo South, Central and North respectively on their appointments as chairmen of notable senate committees. The appointment of Oloye Sarafadeen Ali, Yunus Akintunde and Dr Fatai Buhari as chairmen INEC, Environment and Aviation respectively is a reflection of their competencies and capacities."


Barrister Lowo Obisesan used the opportunity to felicitate the great people of Oyo state for having such political legends as senators representing them in the 10th assembly. He is of the strong conviction that their positions would bring development to the people of Oyo state. 


Barrister Lowo Obisesan concluded by soliciting the supports of the party faithful and Oyo state people for our distinguished senators and the government of Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu.


The Former commissioner for Environment and a legal luminary, Lowo Obisesan congratulates Sen. Fatai Buhari, Dr Yunus Akintunde and Oloye Sharafadeen Alli on their recent appointments as chairmen of powerful senate committees.


He made the congratulatory message available to the newsmen in Ibadan in the early hours of Wednesday 9th August, 2023.


The renowned  Progressive Chieftain, Chief Lowo Obisesan wrote, "On behalf of All the Progressive leaders, Elders, Stakeholders and members of the Party in Oyo state, I congratulate progressive Senators representing Oyo South, Central and North respectively on their appointments as chairmen of notable senate committees. The appointment of Oloye Sarafadeen Ali, Yunus Akintunde and Dr Fatai Buhari as chairmen INEC, Environment and Aviation respectively is a reflection of their competencies and capacities."


Barrister Lowo Obisesan used the opportunity to felicitate the great people of Oyo state for having such political legends as senators representing them in the 10th assembly. He is of the strong conviction that their positions would bring development to the people of Oyo state. 


Barrister Lowo Obisesan concluded by soliciting the supports of the party faithful and Oyo state people for our distinguished senators and the government of Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu.


THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN DEMOCRACY FOR NIGERIA IS MORE DEMOCRACY" - COAS TELLS TROOPS

THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN DEMOCRACY FOR NIGERIA IS MORE DEMOCRACY" - COAS TELLS TROOPS

As 239 Army Cadets Get Presidential Commission







The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Nigerian Army (NA) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has declared that 'the only thing better than democracy for Nigeria in this modern era, is more democracy'. The Army Chief made the declaration today Saturday 5 August 2023, while addressing Officer Cadets at the Passing Out Parade and Commissioning  cum Oath Taking Ceremony for Executive Commission Course 1/2023, held at the Major  Bulama Biu Parade Ground, Military Cantonment, Jaji, Kaduna.


Speaking further, Gen Lagbaja averred that all officers and men of the Nigerian Army must be reminded that subordination of the military to constituted authority remains the most fashionable means of promoting military professionalism. He emphasized that the desire of every Nigerian is a flourishing, uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance, that promotes national values and the interest of every well-meaning Nigerian, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation. "I therefore charge all Nigerian Army personnel to be proud champions of our flourishing democracy and remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties", he unequivocally added. He reaffirmed that the NA remains committed to ensuring the security of lives and property across the country, stressing that the Army is working assiduously to protect the territorial integrity of the nation and support relevant security agencies in ensuring the security of lives and property within the country. 


The COAS, afterwards,  conferred Presidential Commission on the Passing out Cadets, to the rank of Lieutenant, after which the Oath of Allegiance was administered to them at the Lieutenant General Ihejirika Auditorium.


The 239 Passing out Cadets comprising 12 female and 228 male Cadets were already in service as soldiers and were drawn from various Corps of the NA, before they were selected for  Executive Commissioning, after three months of intensive military training, spanning1 May to 5 August 2023. In the passing out ceremony, three Cadets emerged in flying colours amongst their contemporaries. Cadet A Saminu came first in order of merit, while Cadet SC Nwokanta came second and Cadet OY Yahaya bagged the third position. 


The Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Major General Oluyemi Olatoye, who superintended the training of the Cadets, noted that they have been imbued with requisite skills to function as officers. He pointed out, that the newly commissioned officers have been trained to be loyal, courageous and dedicated in their service to the nation.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of Parchment of Commission to the newly commissioned Officers.


All after the Commissioning ceremony, the COAS paid an empathy visit to officers and soldiers who were wounded in action during operational engagements at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna 


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 ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

5 August 2023



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Admission Into All Classes are in progress at A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

ADDRESS; KM4 GBONGAN/IBADAN ROAD, OPPOSITE OLD FRSC OFFICE, OGO OLUWA AREA, OSOGBO.

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As 239 Army Cadets Get Presidential Commission







The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Nigerian Army (NA) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has declared that 'the only thing better than democracy for Nigeria in this modern era, is more democracy'. The Army Chief made the declaration today Saturday 5 August 2023, while addressing Officer Cadets at the Passing Out Parade and Commissioning  cum Oath Taking Ceremony for Executive Commission Course 1/2023, held at the Major  Bulama Biu Parade Ground, Military Cantonment, Jaji, Kaduna.


Speaking further, Gen Lagbaja averred that all officers and men of the Nigerian Army must be reminded that subordination of the military to constituted authority remains the most fashionable means of promoting military professionalism. He emphasized that the desire of every Nigerian is a flourishing, uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance, that promotes national values and the interest of every well-meaning Nigerian, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation. "I therefore charge all Nigerian Army personnel to be proud champions of our flourishing democracy and remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties", he unequivocally added. He reaffirmed that the NA remains committed to ensuring the security of lives and property across the country, stressing that the Army is working assiduously to protect the territorial integrity of the nation and support relevant security agencies in ensuring the security of lives and property within the country. 


The COAS, afterwards,  conferred Presidential Commission on the Passing out Cadets, to the rank of Lieutenant, after which the Oath of Allegiance was administered to them at the Lieutenant General Ihejirika Auditorium.


The 239 Passing out Cadets comprising 12 female and 228 male Cadets were already in service as soldiers and were drawn from various Corps of the NA, before they were selected for  Executive Commissioning, after three months of intensive military training, spanning1 May to 5 August 2023. In the passing out ceremony, three Cadets emerged in flying colours amongst their contemporaries. Cadet A Saminu came first in order of merit, while Cadet SC Nwokanta came second and Cadet OY Yahaya bagged the third position. 


The Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Major General Oluyemi Olatoye, who superintended the training of the Cadets, noted that they have been imbued with requisite skills to function as officers. He pointed out, that the newly commissioned officers have been trained to be loyal, courageous and dedicated in their service to the nation.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of Parchment of Commission to the newly commissioned Officers.


All after the Commissioning ceremony, the COAS paid an empathy visit to officers and soldiers who were wounded in action during operational engagements at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna 


More Photos;









 ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

5 August 2023



© Latest News Plus®


Admission Into All Classes are in progress at A1 PREMIER MODEL ACADEMY LTD, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

ADDRESS; KM4 GBONGAN/IBADAN ROAD, OPPOSITE OLD FRSC OFFICE, OGO OLUWA AREA, OSOGBO.

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Tinubu, APC looking for a rerun without Peter Obi : Raw courtroom closing addresses

Tinubu, APC looking for a rerun without Peter Obi : Raw courtroom closing addresses

*Peter Obi/LP vs Tinubu/Shetima/APC/INEC* 


The judges are now seated.


It’s time for the business of the day.


The Clerk has now called the case.


Peter Obi



Peter Obi is now up with smiles all over: Respectfully my lord, I am Mr. Peter Obi for the petitioners


APC: With utmost humility my lord, I am Saturday Monsignia for the 2nd Respondent.

Lead Counsel:


Labour Party and Peter Obi - SAN Livy Uzoukwu


INEC - SAN AB Mahmoud


Tinubu and Shettima - SAN Olanipekun 


APC - SAN L.O Fagbemi


INEC’s lead counsel SAN AB Mahmoud is now up and he’s suggesting the petitioners start first.


SAN Livy: They filed before we did, so they have to go first.


Justice Tsammani: AB Mahmoud please let’s start. 


SAN AB Mahmoud: Yes my lord, my colleague will take it up from here.


Another INEC lawyer stands up to continue.

INEC: My lord, the 1st respondent written address was filed 14th July 2023 and we also filed the reply of point of law on 28 July 2023 

Before I go on I want to make a slight correction my lord. On the 3rd line of the reply of point of law there’s “have” and it should be “do not have”

And after that I wish to adopt this my lord.


There’s now currently an adjustment on the 3rd line and the judges are looking through.


Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyers are now up.

SAN Olanipekun: My lord, my colleague will lead this proceeding for the 2nd respondent.


2nd respondent: We filed a response on 23rd July 2023. Upon receipt of the reply of the petitioners then it became pertinent to file our reply of point of law which we did on the 27 July 2023 and we seek that my lordships strike out these petitioners request.

Thank you my lord.


SAN Fagbemi is now up for APC


Fagbemi: We filed a reply on 23rd July 2023 and then we filed of point of law on receipt of the petitioners address and the point of law was filed on 27th of July and served on 28th of July.

We now seek to adopt this and reply on these due processes and we urge my able lords to reject and discountenance those petitioners documents. Very much obliged my lords.


SAN Livy is now up on his feet.

SAN Livy: My lord, my learned colleague SAN Kalu will lead this case today.


SAN Kalu is now up on his feet


SAN Kalu: My lord the reply was filed against the 1st respondents on the 14th July and with humility I adopt these reply.


Justice Tsammani: Mention all your replies and adopt. You’re mixing the whole thing.

Let’s finish with the respondents objection and come to yours.


SAN Kalu: I am responding to the 1st respondent my lord


Justice Tsammani: Respond to all at once 


SAN Kalu: My lord it’s division of Labour, my learned colleague here is to handle the 2nd and 3rd respondent.


Justice Tsammani: No, we can’t allow that, you have to do all at once.


Justice Ugo: I think your economics teacher was too thorough with division of Labour


SAN Kalu: πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… My lord, we just want to do it how it would be easier but no problem.


Justice Tsammani: It’s even a coincidence, you’re from Abia State and my Economics Teacher in Maiduguri was also from Abia 


SAN Kalu: Then my lord, you should be paying me tithes

SAN Livy: My lord, Anichebe SAN would continue with the objections.


SAN Anichebe: My lord, the first objection was filed on 23rd of July 2023.

Which is the objection filed against documents submitted by 1st respondents.

My lord, the objection filed by the petitioner against the 2nd and 3rd respondents was filed on 20th of July 2023.

My lord, we respectfully adopt the arguments canvassed in 2 processes in opposition of the documents rendered by all the respondents and we seek that you sustain our objections here to.


Justice Tsammani: Please note that we would use 10 minutes each for adoptions and then 20 minutes each for oral submission of your final address.


SAN AB Mahmoud: Thank you my lord. My lord on 14th July 2023 we filed our final address and then we filed the reply on 20th of July 2023 and these are the processes filed by the 1st respondent and we seek your humble permission to take our prayers and dismiss this petition as it lacks merit and should be dismissed by the court.

I will seek your indulgence to clarify.

On page 15 of our written address we listed issues and the first issue listed B has to do with the petioners complaints of noncompliance and other regulations and guidelines by the 1st respondent.

The technology introduced by the 1st respondent was misunderstood and misconstrued by the petitioners and the purpose was not well understood.

What was introduced cited by the petitioners is on the BVAs which was solely used for authentication of voters and upload of results from the PU to the IREV portal.


“Hmmmm… INEC is capping”

The evidence before the court shows clearly that the 1st respondent went to great lenght to ensure that the technology functioned as designed.

The only point of disagreement are 2:


1. The petitioners have constructed in their mind that the electronic method be used to collate result and No evidence was presented to support this by the petitioners and the 1st respondent through its witness has certified that there is nothing like electronic collation but manual collation which was carried out impeccably.

There has been no electronic collation in any election in this country because it does not exist.


2. The petitioners claim this glitch was humanly done to give room for manipulation of election result and no evidence was given by them to prove it.

We have brought evidence to show that this glitch is not unusual to technology especially new technologies.


‘Ahhhh INEC

STOP THE CAPPING πŸ˜…’

INEC: My lord, the allegation of the so called 88,000 blurred results should be discarded because they do not in any way suggest that the original copies of the result sheets are also blurred. They have still not provided any form EC8A original copies from their agents to prove the 88,000 blurred results.

My lord, the petitioners brought up the 88,000 blurred issue just for dramatisation without evidence.


“The whole courtroom shouts ahhh”

The glitch which was for 4 hours 15 minutes did not affect the presidential election and there is no eveidence of any manipulation of the result and I seek my lord to discountenance all statement of noncompliance from the petitioners.


“NEPA”

πŸ˜…


Justice Ugo: This is a glitch too


AB Mahmoud: Yes, even the courtroom has glitches 


πŸ™„


INEC: Now on the 25% of FCT is in relation to the interpretation of the constitution section 134 that candidates must score 25% on two-thirds of the state and the FCT, my lords, do not listen to approach that are not constitutional. FCT in accordance of 299 is to be taken as a State and nothing more, nothing less and not elevated to a status it does not hold or ascribe superiority as that has never been the intention of the constitution.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is up


AB Mahmoud: My time for my submission is up


“Everyone is laughingπŸ˜…” 


Justice Tsammani: Don’t worry you still have more time on earth.


AB Mahmoud: I plead that this petition be dismissed. Thank you.


Ahhhhhh INEC

“Stop the cappingπŸ˜…”

Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyer SAN Olanipekun is now up and starts with a banger:


O: My lord, let us take it that the petitioners have no case in this court, yes because they don’t have a case here.


“The whole courtroom is looking like who be this oneπŸ₯²”

O: Look at exhibit X1, pages 22 and 23 of the decision at the Supreme Court states that this exhibit X1 settles the matter and it’s the case of APC Vs Labour Party and others and it’s very fresh from the oven.

Let me go to hype being made on FINE and let me draw your attention to section 137 1D of the constitution and we have made submissions and it says “he is under a statement of debt”

It’s simple grammer, he didn’t say was

It says he is under

It’s present tense, present continuous”


“LMAO”

SAN Queen Premier πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…

English 


My lord, the law says 10 years after any offence is gone, so even though there is anything, the law has cleared it.

This is the constitution and in secondary school we were thought past tense and past participle and present tense.


Lmao SAN Grammarian

SAN Oxford Dictionary

Best in English

My lord on 25% on FCT

Let me say this oh bended knees (but he is still standing oh)

My lord on bended knees (Baba you’re still standing oh🀣😭🀣)


My lord FCT is like every other state. It is a state.


My lord, again the 1st petitioner has no locus standi because the constitution has taken him out of participating in any election rerun even if there’s going to be because the candidate must be the candidate who has the highest of vote and 1 among of the remaining candidates which is PDP which has the majority of votes in the states cast in the elections 

He is not, so he cannot even be in any rerun


Lastly, to show that he is not a member of Labour Party exhibit shows he cannot run because he’s not a member, he cannot push the 2nd person and claim 2nd.


Justice Tsamamni: But if you’re entering a bus in Lagos 


“The whole courtroom is laughing”


“Lmao APC is begging for a RERUN, but they don’t want Peter Obi to contest”

Why are they afraid πŸ˜….


APC lawyer is now up


Fagbemi takes the stage to give us his own Queen premier English.


Fagbemi: My lord as simple as it is, I join my learned colleagues, SAN AB Mahmoud and my leader SAN Wole Olanipekun to say that this case should be quickly dismissed as it’s a waste of time.

This petition is ambitious (na wa oh, English)

This is the petitioners fourth coming on the case of electronic collation.

The first one was in Federal High Court here in Abuja and they abandoned it and ran to Lagos and that case lasted 8 days and they went to court of appeal and it was disastrous for them because they lost. We have presented this in exhibit X1.

Now they are here again about electronic collation.

It is a gross abuse of court time.


“This one is on colos”

πŸ₯²

Fagbemi: If anyone wants to attack any result, there has to be a PU by PU allocation and proof because there was a glitch in PU A but none in B but the petitioners said there was no glitch in their own places they won and they should at least have their proof but have none and it is abysmally lacking in this case.


Now on the issue of Rerun it should be a 2 man race and that is between the winner of the election and the runner up and that has nothing to do with the petitioner.


“APC are actively looking for a rerun, they now know there is nowhere to run toπŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…”

I thought you people said you won.

They don’t want Peter Obi and Labour Party on the ballot, that is their game nowπŸ˜….

Fagbemi: My lord so on disqualification, everyone can run in an election rerun as long as you’ve ran in the election.


“Wait oh, it’s like someone has fainted oh 😭😭😭”

Awww one APC baby lawyer is having breathing problems, I hope she gets okay”


The court is waiting for them to take her out and give her the attention she needs. Hope she gets better.


Fagbemi: My lord, on the issue of forfeiture, the court already gave the 2nd respondent a clean bill of health on that.

Then on 25% of FCT, the constitution states 25 States of the federation even if the candidate scores 0 in FCT 25% in 25 States stands and there is no dispute that the 2nd respondent scored 25% in 29 States and to put FCT higher would amount to constitutional absurdity.


“One INEC lawyer just stood up and crossed over to pass a note to Fagbemi”

I don’t know if that is allowed.


Fagbemi: My lord on the glitches (Fagbemi started sounding like he was crying and his voice became funny)

“Everyone starts laughing while he was talking and it was difficult to hear him.

One baby lawyer ram and gave him water”


Justice Ugo: It’s a voice glitch


“Everyone starts laughing”.


Fagbemi: Yes my lord, since time is up, let me say that INEC scored a high mark in this election at least 50% is a pass mark and INEC scored 90% which is more than enough of the petitioners are only complaining about glitch.

So my lord, I seek that this petition be thrown out.


SAN Livy is now up with the microphone: testing testing 123


πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…


SAN Livy: My lord, it is my submission that the respondents have laboured in vain to diminish this petition.


“Hmmmm”


SAN Livy: As the case of Oyetola Vs INEC where the Supreme Court said IREV is part of electoral process, my lords, I will seek your indulgence to refer you to paragraph 22 of the witness disposition of RW1 which all the respondents have preferred to ignore and I will like to further drag them out of their uncomfortable zone.

The witness, their own witness said the authentic portal on which results can be accessed for review or determination of the election is the IREV Portal.

Now they are saying that IREV is no more important.

And an election where 88,000 blurred results were uploaded on this IREV is a flawed election.


OyaaaaaπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Livy: My lord, INEC gave results to the petitioners to present in this court and 88,123 of those results were blurred and they were certified by the same INEC and some were even blank copies of A4 papers, certified and among them you have pictures certified by them, INEC and they want to say they conducted an election properly so called.

My lord, let me repeat myself.


Justice Tsammani: We have heard you


Livy: My lord, let me say this, it is my submission that a CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of a document MUST BE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL.

Must be, there is no choice, you cannot give us blurred CTC

 INEC can only have in its custody blurred blank result and not the original and so they have no basis as to what they used to declare that result, they only went to declare someone a winner and they don’t even have the original copies of results they certify because it could never have been any other thing apart from blurred sheets and pictures.


Fire on SAN


Livy: My lord, the 2nd respondent forfeited $460,000 on NARCOTICS, they don’t want to hear that, NARCOTICS


🀣🀣🀣

Livy ohhhh! Livy: My lord they have been quoting section 137 1D they are trying to form a case for us and avoiding the main case, even when you focus on money laundering which was part of the crimes of the 2nd respondent, the NARCOTICS should not be ignored and the constitution is clear on such crimes.


Now on rerun my lord, let us be clear, the only candidate who comes clear for a rerun is the 1st petitioner according to section 131 3D and my lord, in the case of Awolowo and Shagari, of course the provision now was not available then in that case.

And let me quickly refer to what the lawyer of the 2nd respondent said that the petition has been abandoned and I can’t believe this came from a brother I know, petition that you spent time filing replies and you don’t even have replies to file is what you’re saying abandoned.

A petition where you don’t even have any witness.


πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Livyyyy! Livy: My lord, I don’t want to spend time talking about FCT because the constitution is very clear on it, none of them even defined the meaning of AND.

I didn’t hear that from any of them whether disjunctive or otherwise and that would lead to manifest absurdity and they know so that is why they ignored that and did not urge my lord to interprete the AND as being disjunctive.


“The clerk rings the bell”


Livy: My lord, I’m replying 3 people, my time is not up

πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ€£


Livy: My lord, the petitioners have proved their case and to the issue of noncompliance from INEC they have no defence. They said because of toner, that’s why results CTC are blurred 

4 months after was when they explained a 4 hours glitch, 4 months after.

Up unto 29th of May, they were still giving us blurred documents of election result, 4 months after elections, how can you reconcile the 2. It’s not possible.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is to


Livy: My lord, one more sentence

the petitioners have proved that there was no glitch whatsoever in this election.

May it please my lordship.


Justice Tsamamani: Okay, we will announce the date for judgement to you all.


OMG 

πŸ₯Ή

“Learned silks, this is it, it’s done”.

It’s going to be a testimony.



Earlier in PDP closing address:


This PDP’s lawyer SAN Uche deserves cold Guinness Stout 

His wife must have rubbed his head well today 😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: My learned colleague on the other side said the criminal offence is timely and INEC the time has passed then the offence has passed. He said it here that the constitution forgives.

Well my lord, I am here to say that TIME DOES NOT RUN AGAINST CRIME


“The whole courtroom shouts Yeeessss”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani: Uche, we should not mislead the public this thing is coming from the mouth of a Senior Advocate.

Some people already have their headline and that’s not right.

It’s a constitutional issue, it’s written in the constitution, so it’s not any time does not run against crime, it’s just the constitution. Let’s not mislead the public. The constitution states how long any crime can stand.


“Everyone is looking at Justice Tsammani like; is like agbado is under your wig”😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: Well my lord, at least he admitted that the 2nd respondent committed a crime. He said there’s forgiveness in the constitution and even when there is forgiveness let’s not forget that there’s also a punishment for sin.


“The whole courtroom is about to start clapping and giving a round of applause”

🀣🀣🀣


SAN Uche: Yes, there is Punishment for sin


Justice Tsammani: Uche you’re a Christian are you not a Christian, Christians forgive and even Jesus said go and sin no more.


SAN Uche: That was Jesus Christ oh, me I’m not Jesus 


🀣🀣🀣

“The whole courtroom is laughing”


SAN Uche: Then on Precedence my lord, my learned colleague said there is no precedence of annulling presidential election in Nigeria. 


SAN Olanipekun now stands up angrily: I take objection to that. Don’t misquote me, I am on my feet right now Uche so sit down.


SAN Uche: But I am still talking and you’re using out of my time.



SAN Olanipekun: I am on my feet. I object to that, I allowed you talk and kept my cool since even when you’re mentioning things that is not in your written address, I kept my cool, I didn’t talk, please don’t make me talk.

I object to that statement you’re making now. Don’t do that.


SAN Uche: Well, I heard you clearly and we all did, you said Precedence does not exist in annulment of presidential election.

My lord if I may go on, that Precedence that they said has never happened can be created today and be done in this case TODAY


“The whole courtroom is shouting Yes”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani interrupts with smiles on his face: But Judgement is not today na


“The whole courtroom is almost on the floor with laughter πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚”


SAN Uche: My lord as I end this case, let that precedence be today, HEAVEN WILL NOT FALL


“The whole courtroom wants to clap”

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Wowww amazing


PDP you guys have tried today, I’m proudπŸ˜….


Justice Tsammani: So we will inform you guys on the date of judgment, it was great listening to you all. Thank you for coming.


πŸ₯Ή

Awww their case has now ended.


Up next, abour Party and Peter Obi’s case by 2pm.

*Peter Obi/LP vs Tinubu/Shetima/APC/INEC* 


The judges are now seated.


It’s time for the business of the day.


The Clerk has now called the case.


Peter Obi



Peter Obi is now up with smiles all over: Respectfully my lord, I am Mr. Peter Obi for the petitioners


APC: With utmost humility my lord, I am Saturday Monsignia for the 2nd Respondent.

Lead Counsel:


Labour Party and Peter Obi - SAN Livy Uzoukwu


INEC - SAN AB Mahmoud


Tinubu and Shettima - SAN Olanipekun 


APC - SAN L.O Fagbemi


INEC’s lead counsel SAN AB Mahmoud is now up and he’s suggesting the petitioners start first.


SAN Livy: They filed before we did, so they have to go first.


Justice Tsammani: AB Mahmoud please let’s start. 


SAN AB Mahmoud: Yes my lord, my colleague will take it up from here.


Another INEC lawyer stands up to continue.

INEC: My lord, the 1st respondent written address was filed 14th July 2023 and we also filed the reply of point of law on 28 July 2023 

Before I go on I want to make a slight correction my lord. On the 3rd line of the reply of point of law there’s “have” and it should be “do not have”

And after that I wish to adopt this my lord.


There’s now currently an adjustment on the 3rd line and the judges are looking through.


Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyers are now up.

SAN Olanipekun: My lord, my colleague will lead this proceeding for the 2nd respondent.


2nd respondent: We filed a response on 23rd July 2023. Upon receipt of the reply of the petitioners then it became pertinent to file our reply of point of law which we did on the 27 July 2023 and we seek that my lordships strike out these petitioners request.

Thank you my lord.


SAN Fagbemi is now up for APC


Fagbemi: We filed a reply on 23rd July 2023 and then we filed of point of law on receipt of the petitioners address and the point of law was filed on 27th of July and served on 28th of July.

We now seek to adopt this and reply on these due processes and we urge my able lords to reject and discountenance those petitioners documents. Very much obliged my lords.


SAN Livy is now up on his feet.

SAN Livy: My lord, my learned colleague SAN Kalu will lead this case today.


SAN Kalu is now up on his feet


SAN Kalu: My lord the reply was filed against the 1st respondents on the 14th July and with humility I adopt these reply.


Justice Tsammani: Mention all your replies and adopt. You’re mixing the whole thing.

Let’s finish with the respondents objection and come to yours.


SAN Kalu: I am responding to the 1st respondent my lord


Justice Tsammani: Respond to all at once 


SAN Kalu: My lord it’s division of Labour, my learned colleague here is to handle the 2nd and 3rd respondent.


Justice Tsammani: No, we can’t allow that, you have to do all at once.


Justice Ugo: I think your economics teacher was too thorough with division of Labour


SAN Kalu: πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… My lord, we just want to do it how it would be easier but no problem.


Justice Tsammani: It’s even a coincidence, you’re from Abia State and my Economics Teacher in Maiduguri was also from Abia 


SAN Kalu: Then my lord, you should be paying me tithes

SAN Livy: My lord, Anichebe SAN would continue with the objections.


SAN Anichebe: My lord, the first objection was filed on 23rd of July 2023.

Which is the objection filed against documents submitted by 1st respondents.

My lord, the objection filed by the petitioner against the 2nd and 3rd respondents was filed on 20th of July 2023.

My lord, we respectfully adopt the arguments canvassed in 2 processes in opposition of the documents rendered by all the respondents and we seek that you sustain our objections here to.


Justice Tsammani: Please note that we would use 10 minutes each for adoptions and then 20 minutes each for oral submission of your final address.


SAN AB Mahmoud: Thank you my lord. My lord on 14th July 2023 we filed our final address and then we filed the reply on 20th of July 2023 and these are the processes filed by the 1st respondent and we seek your humble permission to take our prayers and dismiss this petition as it lacks merit and should be dismissed by the court.

I will seek your indulgence to clarify.

On page 15 of our written address we listed issues and the first issue listed B has to do with the petioners complaints of noncompliance and other regulations and guidelines by the 1st respondent.

The technology introduced by the 1st respondent was misunderstood and misconstrued by the petitioners and the purpose was not well understood.

What was introduced cited by the petitioners is on the BVAs which was solely used for authentication of voters and upload of results from the PU to the IREV portal.


“Hmmmm… INEC is capping”

The evidence before the court shows clearly that the 1st respondent went to great lenght to ensure that the technology functioned as designed.

The only point of disagreement are 2:


1. The petitioners have constructed in their mind that the electronic method be used to collate result and No evidence was presented to support this by the petitioners and the 1st respondent through its witness has certified that there is nothing like electronic collation but manual collation which was carried out impeccably.

There has been no electronic collation in any election in this country because it does not exist.


2. The petitioners claim this glitch was humanly done to give room for manipulation of election result and no evidence was given by them to prove it.

We have brought evidence to show that this glitch is not unusual to technology especially new technologies.


‘Ahhhh INEC

STOP THE CAPPING πŸ˜…’

INEC: My lord, the allegation of the so called 88,000 blurred results should be discarded because they do not in any way suggest that the original copies of the result sheets are also blurred. They have still not provided any form EC8A original copies from their agents to prove the 88,000 blurred results.

My lord, the petitioners brought up the 88,000 blurred issue just for dramatisation without evidence.


“The whole courtroom shouts ahhh”

The glitch which was for 4 hours 15 minutes did not affect the presidential election and there is no eveidence of any manipulation of the result and I seek my lord to discountenance all statement of noncompliance from the petitioners.


“NEPA”

πŸ˜…


Justice Ugo: This is a glitch too


AB Mahmoud: Yes, even the courtroom has glitches 


πŸ™„


INEC: Now on the 25% of FCT is in relation to the interpretation of the constitution section 134 that candidates must score 25% on two-thirds of the state and the FCT, my lords, do not listen to approach that are not constitutional. FCT in accordance of 299 is to be taken as a State and nothing more, nothing less and not elevated to a status it does not hold or ascribe superiority as that has never been the intention of the constitution.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is up


AB Mahmoud: My time for my submission is up


“Everyone is laughingπŸ˜…” 


Justice Tsammani: Don’t worry you still have more time on earth.


AB Mahmoud: I plead that this petition be dismissed. Thank you.


Ahhhhhh INEC

“Stop the cappingπŸ˜…”

Tinubu and Shettima’s lawyer SAN Olanipekun is now up and starts with a banger:


O: My lord, let us take it that the petitioners have no case in this court, yes because they don’t have a case here.


“The whole courtroom is looking like who be this oneπŸ₯²”

O: Look at exhibit X1, pages 22 and 23 of the decision at the Supreme Court states that this exhibit X1 settles the matter and it’s the case of APC Vs Labour Party and others and it’s very fresh from the oven.

Let me go to hype being made on FINE and let me draw your attention to section 137 1D of the constitution and we have made submissions and it says “he is under a statement of debt”

It’s simple grammer, he didn’t say was

It says he is under

It’s present tense, present continuous”


“LMAO”

SAN Queen Premier πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…

English 


My lord, the law says 10 years after any offence is gone, so even though there is anything, the law has cleared it.

This is the constitution and in secondary school we were thought past tense and past participle and present tense.


Lmao SAN Grammarian

SAN Oxford Dictionary

Best in English

My lord on 25% on FCT

Let me say this oh bended knees (but he is still standing oh)

My lord on bended knees (Baba you’re still standing oh🀣😭🀣)


My lord FCT is like every other state. It is a state.


My lord, again the 1st petitioner has no locus standi because the constitution has taken him out of participating in any election rerun even if there’s going to be because the candidate must be the candidate who has the highest of vote and 1 among of the remaining candidates which is PDP which has the majority of votes in the states cast in the elections 

He is not, so he cannot even be in any rerun


Lastly, to show that he is not a member of Labour Party exhibit shows he cannot run because he’s not a member, he cannot push the 2nd person and claim 2nd.


Justice Tsamamni: But if you’re entering a bus in Lagos 


“The whole courtroom is laughing”


“Lmao APC is begging for a RERUN, but they don’t want Peter Obi to contest”

Why are they afraid πŸ˜….


APC lawyer is now up


Fagbemi takes the stage to give us his own Queen premier English.


Fagbemi: My lord as simple as it is, I join my learned colleagues, SAN AB Mahmoud and my leader SAN Wole Olanipekun to say that this case should be quickly dismissed as it’s a waste of time.

This petition is ambitious (na wa oh, English)

This is the petitioners fourth coming on the case of electronic collation.

The first one was in Federal High Court here in Abuja and they abandoned it and ran to Lagos and that case lasted 8 days and they went to court of appeal and it was disastrous for them because they lost. We have presented this in exhibit X1.

Now they are here again about electronic collation.

It is a gross abuse of court time.


“This one is on colos”

πŸ₯²

Fagbemi: If anyone wants to attack any result, there has to be a PU by PU allocation and proof because there was a glitch in PU A but none in B but the petitioners said there was no glitch in their own places they won and they should at least have their proof but have none and it is abysmally lacking in this case.


Now on the issue of Rerun it should be a 2 man race and that is between the winner of the election and the runner up and that has nothing to do with the petitioner.


“APC are actively looking for a rerun, they now know there is nowhere to run toπŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…”

I thought you people said you won.

They don’t want Peter Obi and Labour Party on the ballot, that is their game nowπŸ˜….

Fagbemi: My lord so on disqualification, everyone can run in an election rerun as long as you’ve ran in the election.


“Wait oh, it’s like someone has fainted oh 😭😭😭”

Awww one APC baby lawyer is having breathing problems, I hope she gets okay”


The court is waiting for them to take her out and give her the attention she needs. Hope she gets better.


Fagbemi: My lord, on the issue of forfeiture, the court already gave the 2nd respondent a clean bill of health on that.

Then on 25% of FCT, the constitution states 25 States of the federation even if the candidate scores 0 in FCT 25% in 25 States stands and there is no dispute that the 2nd respondent scored 25% in 29 States and to put FCT higher would amount to constitutional absurdity.


“One INEC lawyer just stood up and crossed over to pass a note to Fagbemi”

I don’t know if that is allowed.


Fagbemi: My lord on the glitches (Fagbemi started sounding like he was crying and his voice became funny)

“Everyone starts laughing while he was talking and it was difficult to hear him.

One baby lawyer ram and gave him water”


Justice Ugo: It’s a voice glitch


“Everyone starts laughing”.


Fagbemi: Yes my lord, since time is up, let me say that INEC scored a high mark in this election at least 50% is a pass mark and INEC scored 90% which is more than enough of the petitioners are only complaining about glitch.

So my lord, I seek that this petition be thrown out.


SAN Livy is now up with the microphone: testing testing 123


πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…


SAN Livy: My lord, it is my submission that the respondents have laboured in vain to diminish this petition.


“Hmmmm”


SAN Livy: As the case of Oyetola Vs INEC where the Supreme Court said IREV is part of electoral process, my lords, I will seek your indulgence to refer you to paragraph 22 of the witness disposition of RW1 which all the respondents have preferred to ignore and I will like to further drag them out of their uncomfortable zone.

The witness, their own witness said the authentic portal on which results can be accessed for review or determination of the election is the IREV Portal.

Now they are saying that IREV is no more important.

And an election where 88,000 blurred results were uploaded on this IREV is a flawed election.


OyaaaaaπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Livy: My lord, INEC gave results to the petitioners to present in this court and 88,123 of those results were blurred and they were certified by the same INEC and some were even blank copies of A4 papers, certified and among them you have pictures certified by them, INEC and they want to say they conducted an election properly so called.

My lord, let me repeat myself.


Justice Tsammani: We have heard you


Livy: My lord, let me say this, it is my submission that a CERTIFIED TRUE COPY of a document MUST BE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL.

Must be, there is no choice, you cannot give us blurred CTC

 INEC can only have in its custody blurred blank result and not the original and so they have no basis as to what they used to declare that result, they only went to declare someone a winner and they don’t even have the original copies of results they certify because it could never have been any other thing apart from blurred sheets and pictures.


Fire on SAN


Livy: My lord, the 2nd respondent forfeited $460,000 on NARCOTICS, they don’t want to hear that, NARCOTICS


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Livy ohhhh! Livy: My lord they have been quoting section 137 1D they are trying to form a case for us and avoiding the main case, even when you focus on money laundering which was part of the crimes of the 2nd respondent, the NARCOTICS should not be ignored and the constitution is clear on such crimes.


Now on rerun my lord, let us be clear, the only candidate who comes clear for a rerun is the 1st petitioner according to section 131 3D and my lord, in the case of Awolowo and Shagari, of course the provision now was not available then in that case.

And let me quickly refer to what the lawyer of the 2nd respondent said that the petition has been abandoned and I can’t believe this came from a brother I know, petition that you spent time filing replies and you don’t even have replies to file is what you’re saying abandoned.

A petition where you don’t even have any witness.


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Livyyyy! Livy: My lord, I don’t want to spend time talking about FCT because the constitution is very clear on it, none of them even defined the meaning of AND.

I didn’t hear that from any of them whether disjunctive or otherwise and that would lead to manifest absurdity and they know so that is why they ignored that and did not urge my lord to interprete the AND as being disjunctive.


“The clerk rings the bell”


Livy: My lord, I’m replying 3 people, my time is not up

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Livy: My lord, the petitioners have proved their case and to the issue of noncompliance from INEC they have no defence. They said because of toner, that’s why results CTC are blurred 

4 months after was when they explained a 4 hours glitch, 4 months after.

Up unto 29th of May, they were still giving us blurred documents of election result, 4 months after elections, how can you reconcile the 2. It’s not possible.


Justice Tsammani: Your time is to


Livy: My lord, one more sentence

the petitioners have proved that there was no glitch whatsoever in this election.

May it please my lordship.


Justice Tsamamani: Okay, we will announce the date for judgement to you all.


OMG 

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“Learned silks, this is it, it’s done”.

It’s going to be a testimony.



Earlier in PDP closing address:


This PDP’s lawyer SAN Uche deserves cold Guinness Stout 

His wife must have rubbed his head well today 😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: My learned colleague on the other side said the criminal offence is timely and INEC the time has passed then the offence has passed. He said it here that the constitution forgives.

Well my lord, I am here to say that TIME DOES NOT RUN AGAINST CRIME


“The whole courtroom shouts Yeeessss”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani: Uche, we should not mislead the public this thing is coming from the mouth of a Senior Advocate.

Some people already have their headline and that’s not right.

It’s a constitutional issue, it’s written in the constitution, so it’s not any time does not run against crime, it’s just the constitution. Let’s not mislead the public. The constitution states how long any crime can stand.


“Everyone is looking at Justice Tsammani like; is like agbado is under your wig”😭🀣😭


SAN Uche: Well my lord, at least he admitted that the 2nd respondent committed a crime. He said there’s forgiveness in the constitution and even when there is forgiveness let’s not forget that there’s also a punishment for sin.


“The whole courtroom is about to start clapping and giving a round of applause”

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SAN Uche: Yes, there is Punishment for sin


Justice Tsammani: Uche you’re a Christian are you not a Christian, Christians forgive and even Jesus said go and sin no more.


SAN Uche: That was Jesus Christ oh, me I’m not Jesus 


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“The whole courtroom is laughing”


SAN Uche: Then on Precedence my lord, my learned colleague said there is no precedence of annulling presidential election in Nigeria. 


SAN Olanipekun now stands up angrily: I take objection to that. Don’t misquote me, I am on my feet right now Uche so sit down.


SAN Uche: But I am still talking and you’re using out of my time.



SAN Olanipekun: I am on my feet. I object to that, I allowed you talk and kept my cool since even when you’re mentioning things that is not in your written address, I kept my cool, I didn’t talk, please don’t make me talk.

I object to that statement you’re making now. Don’t do that.


SAN Uche: Well, I heard you clearly and we all did, you said Precedence does not exist in annulment of presidential election.

My lord if I may go on, that Precedence that they said has never happened can be created today and be done in this case TODAY


“The whole courtroom is shouting Yes”🀣😭🀣


Justice Tsammani interrupts with smiles on his face: But Judgement is not today na


“The whole courtroom is almost on the floor with laughter πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚”


SAN Uche: My lord as I end this case, let that precedence be today, HEAVEN WILL NOT FALL


“The whole courtroom wants to clap”

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Wowww amazing


PDP you guys have tried today, I’m proudπŸ˜….


Justice Tsammani: So we will inform you guys on the date of judgment, it was great listening to you all. Thank you for coming.


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Awww their case has now ended.


Up next, abour Party and Peter Obi’s case by 2pm.

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