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Borno State declared Safe for upcoming Elections as Zulum Babagana encourages Indigenes to get ready to come out to Vote



In regards to the upcoming elections, Borno State which has always suffered insecurity, has been declared safe for the elections.

Zulum, on Friday, assured that there would be no cause for alarm conducting the upcoming general elections in the state as the security situation has already improved to 90% stability.

Professor Zulum, who gave this assurance while speaking to State House Correspondents after meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also gave a progress report on the rehabilitation and resettlement process for the internally displaced persons (IDP) in the state.

Speaking to correspondents on the security situation in his state, Zulum said though there is no place without some level of security challenge, Borno State government had received support from the federal government and the military, adding that much progress had been made at restoring the state to its former peaceful state.

When asked if the people of the state would be able to participate in the upcoming election, Zulum said “people of Borno State voted during the 2015 elections. They have also voted during the 2019 elections. Can you compare the security situation in 2019, 2011 and now? The security in Borno has improved tremendously by over 90%. So we don’t have any problem. “Eligible voters can go and cast their votes on Election Day, Insha Allah, in Borno State, we don’t have any problem”, he said. Going forward, he said the plan of his government in the New Year would entail seeing “how we can sustain what we are doing. So far, so good in terms of security, the federal government has done well; the military has also done very well.

We are now looking into the possibility of rehabilitating the victims of the insurgency.

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JUST IN: Ademola Adeleke sacked as Governor of Osun state



Senator Ademola Adeleke has been sacked as the Governor of Osun state by an Election Petition Tribunal chaired by Justice Tertse Kume.

The tribunal sacked Adeleke following claims of overvoting in some polling units across the State.

In the majority judgement issued by two against one, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the certificate of Return that was issued to Adeleke, Be withdrawn and issued to Adegboyega Oyetola.

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Director of Defence Media Operation, Major General Musa Danmadami Says no threat will stop Elections in the South East



The Military authorities has given a firm assurance that nothing will stop Elections from holding in the south East, Despite the threats to stop it from holding.

The Director of Defence Media Operation, Major General Musa Danmadami, who gave the warning at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja while answering questions during a media briefing on the activities of troops attached to various operations across six geo-political zones in the country, stated that while no territory was under the grip of terrorists, bandits and other criminals, the criminal elements may be present in some local governments. 

General Danmadami said;  “Election will be held as scheduled in the South East.

No gunman or unknown gunmen or what is it called can stop the election. We have continued to carry out various operations and we will continue to carry it out.

“No territory is being held on to by the terrorists, bandits or other criminals. Yes, we have several pockets of them in some parts of the country, which is why operations are going daily.

“Of course, they may be disturbing some local government areas, but to say they have a territory they hold on to, no!

“Like I told you, we’ve been carrying out a lot of operations to make sure that their enclaves are destroyed and eliminated.

The Chief of Defence Staff had said repeatedly that the armed forces would remain apolitical.

“The police are the leading agency as far as election matters are concerned, they have the mandate, while other security agencies would support them to achieve this.

“I can tell you that any unwanted act during elections would be dealt with decisively.”

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Peter Obi and his Campaign Team attacked in Kastina State after their campaign



The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, was attacked alongside his campaign team members after a successful rally in Katsina state. 

Diran Onifade who is the Head of Media for Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, condemned the attack on the presidential candidate.

He said “Our candidate had met with women in a townhall and then held a hugely successful Rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium. However, on his way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his drivers’ side causing substantial damage to the vehicle.

Peter Obi in Katsina

“To the glory of God, Mr Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt. Subsequently another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew.”

Thank God Peter Obi and all his campaign team members are safe.

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