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Plateau guber candidate Margif refuses to step down

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Yohanna Margif, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Plateau, has dismissed claims that he had withdrawn from the gubernatorial race.

Mr Margif affirmed his candidacy in a letter by his counsel, Munir Abdullahi, addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The letter described as “a sham and illegal”, a recent primary election allegedly held in Jos where his purported replacement emerged, insisting he remains the authentic candidate of the party ahead of the 2023 polls and distanced himself from a primary election that produced Dr Patrick Dakum as his replacement.

On June 9, Labour Party conducted a primary election at Retnan Hotel and Event Centre, Bukuru, Jos, where Mr Margif emerged as its candidate. But with the electoral law requiring him to withdraw his candidature before a replacement could be made, Mr Margif declared that he had not written any letter to that effect.

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He explained that after the primary that produced him as the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Plateau, a certificate of return was issued to him by the party’s national chairman, which confirmed him as the authentic standard bearer.

“We are, by this letter, notifying your commission that our client has not written any withdrawal letter or authorised any person to withdraw or substitute his name as candidate of the LP for Plateau 2023 governorship election in line with section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022,” said Mr Margif’s counsel.

The letter added, “We, therefore, wish to state that, having published the name of our client as the governorship candidate of the LP in Plateau for the 2023 general election, there is need for the party to strictly comply with provision of the Electoral Act 2022. In the event the party fails or neglects to comply with the provision of the Electoral Act 2022, we will have no option than to seek legal redress with its attendant cost.”

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Mr Margif, in a recent press conference, declared that his emergence as the candidate had endeared many people to the Labour Party.

“I wish to state clearly that I have not, in any way, contemplated withdrawing from the 2023 governorship election, and I will not withdraw from the race. I am in the contest to win and give Plateau people good governance that will enthrone development,” Mr Margif declared. “I am not in the contest to withdraw, and the ticket of LP is not for sale. Those clamouring for it merely want to mislead gullible Plateau people and Nigerians because the slot is not vacant.”

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He alleged threats to his life by people desperate for the Labour Party gubernatorial ticket but urged his supporters to disregard moves to substitute him.

Mr Margif said he would soon announce his campaign structures.

(NAN)

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Kachikwu says ADC will beat APC, PDP, unveils plans on Tuesday

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Dumebi Kachikwu, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot beat the party in the 2023 election.

Mr Kachikwu said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

He said the two major parties stood no chance of winning as they have failed Nigerians.

“The country has continued to lag in all indices of development since 1999 when PDP assumed power after which it handed over to APC in 2015,” he said.

Mr Kachikwu said the indices of good governance anchored on the rule of law in Nigeria have remained negative since the return to civil rule in 1999.

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He said the two dominant parties gravely impoverished the country and made it the “poverty capital of the world.”

“Today, the inflation rate has rallied to a 17-year high of 20.5 per cent up from 8.06 per cent in 2014 before the APC took over the reins of power at the centre in 2015, notwithstanding the humongous debt the party has amassed for the country through reckless borrowing.

“This rate of inflation simply means that the average Nigerian cannot afford basic daily necessities like three square meals due to skyrocketing food prices and other essential services like healthcare and education for their children,” he said.

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He urged Nigerians to reinvent the country by voting for ADC, saying that the party has the vision and the know-how to turn the fortunes of the country around.

The ADC presidential candidate urged Nigerians to vote wisely in 2023 to reclaim, revive and restore the positive destiny of Nigeria.

Mr Kachikwu said he would unveil his plans for the election on Tuesday.

Mr Kachikwu was purportedly expelled by a faction of the ADC led by Ralph Nwosu who had run the party for 17 years until he was removed by another group in the party which set up an interim leadership headed by Patricia Akwashiki, a former PDP senator.

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Despite the expulsion, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published his name on the final list of presidential candidates on 20 September.

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Atiku ignores Wike, appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, others as campaign advisers

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Atiku ignores Wike, appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, others as campaign advisers

Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has made key appointments of Special Advisers aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team.

The appointees are former Senate Presidents, Dr. Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.

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Also appointed as Special Advisers to the candidate are former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.

Atiku Abubakar (Credit: AA)

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate.

The appointments are to take immediate effect.

Atiku Abubakar charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election.

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APC, PDP failed Nigerians; can’t stand ADC in 2023 poll, says Kachikwu

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Dumebi Kachikwu [Photo Credit: Vanguard News]

Dumebi Kachikwu, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot beat the party in the 2023 election.

Mr Kachikwu, in a statement on Monday, said the two major parties stood no chance of winning as they have failed Nigerians.

“The country has continued to lag behind in all indices of development since 1999 when PDP assumed power, after which it handed over to APC in 2015,” he said.

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Mr Kachikwu said the indices of good governance anchored on the rule of law in Nigeria have remained negative since the return to civil rule in 1999.

He urged Nigerians to reinvent the country by voting for ADC, saying the party has the vision and the know-how to turn the country’s fortunes.

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The ADC presidential candidate urged Nigerians to vote wisely in 2023 to reclaim, revive and restore the positive destiny of Nigeria.

(NAN)

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