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Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, says Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should come from the middle-belt or south-east region — preferably the former.

Naija News 247 reports that Fani-Kayode who was speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today programme on Monday said his choice of middle-belt is because the region has “never had a democratically elected president”.

“If you insist on zoning, I believe it should go to a zone that has never had it before – the middle-belt has never had it, the south-east has never had it.

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“The middle-belt has never had a democratically elected president, or a democratically elected vice president, while the eastern zone has had a democratically elected vice president,” he said.

For Fani-Kayode, one of the aspirants he deems to be most qualified to occupy the Aso Rock Villa top job is Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

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“Great candidate,” he said at the mention of Bello whom he described as his friend. “It is a progressive thing for me.”

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Campaigning in churches, mosques illegal, Ajulo warns

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Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer has warned Nigerian politicians and political parties against disobeying the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 during campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Mr Ajulo reminded candidates stated that the Electoral Act placed restrictions  been placed to prevent the usual electoral malpractices that start even from the period of the campaign.

“Section 92 of the Electoral Act, 2022, provides for prohibition of certain conduct at political campaigns,” he noted.

Mr Ajulo explained that a political campaign or slogan should not be tainted with abusive language directly or indirectly likely to injure religious, ethnic, tribal or sectional feelings.

According to him, abusive, intemperate, slanderous or bias language or insinuations or innuendoes designed or likely to provoke violent reaction or emotions should not be used in political campaigns.

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He said places designated for religious worship, police stations and public offices should not be used for political campaigns.

“By the above provision prohibiting the use of public offices for election campaigns, it is safe to submit that palaces of our traditional rulers that are maintained with public funds are categorised as public offices,” he stated.

The lawyer said a credible election remained the basis for conferring legitimacy on any government in a democratic dispensation.

Section 92(3) of the act says, “Places designated for religious worship, police stations and public offices shall not be used for political campaigns, rallies and processions; or to promote, propagate or attack political parties, candidates or their programmes or ideologies.”

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Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner had earlier warned politicians against campaigning in churches, mosques and other public places.

The campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) comprises 325 members with Governor Udom Emmanuel as the director-general, while the campaign team of the All Progressives Congress (APC) consists of 442 members with President Muhammadu Buhari as chairman.

Campaigns for the 2023 elections kicked off today, according to the INEC timetable.

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The major focus of the election is the presidential race involving Bola Tinubu (APC), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP) and Peter Obi (Labour Party).

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INEC deleting double registrants from voter register – Mahmood

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that all 18 presidential candidates on the final list released by the electoral body have cases instituted against them in the courts.

The Commission also blamed the political parties for not observing internal democracy in the nomination of their candidates.

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The observations were made by INEC at the close of a two-day capacity-building workshop on its processes, innovation and preparations for the 2023 general elections and critical issues in the Electoral Act 2022 in Lagos.

It said that the development was not good for the electoral process.

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Buhari to honour Akeredolu with CON, Ondo Assembly felicitates governor –

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo House of Assembly has expressed joy over plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to confer a national honour, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

This is contained in a statement on Tuesday in Akure by Akogun Omole, chairman of the House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports Development.

The statement said the speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, described the award as an honour well-deserved.

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Mr Oleyelogun added that the award was a clear testimony of the various laudable contributions of the governor to national development.

The speaker described Mr Akeredolu as a man with passion and love for his people, stating the governor brought smiles to the Ondo people.

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According to him, this is through his landmark achievements in the state, particularly in the area of security.

He appreciated the president for the prestigious award scheduled to hold on October 11 in Abuja.

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