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Ex-Gov. Osunbor Sues NHRC Over Electoral Offenders’ List

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Oserheimen OsunborA former Governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, has said some people were using the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to tarnish his image, in response to his inclusion in the “poll offenders’ list” unveiled by the commission yesterday.

The NHRC released a report Thursday under its “Electoral Accountability Project/End Electoral Impunity Project” in which it indicted Mr. Osunbor, a Professor of Law and 65 others, including organisations and security personnel as having committed electoral crimes in 2007 and 2011 general elections.

Osunbor, who won the Edo governorship election in 2007 before he was sacked from office and Adams Oshiomhole declared the rightful winner of that election, challenged the NHRC to state which electoral violence he committed.

He said the commission replied that it based its decision on the tribunal ruling that sacked him as governor.

Osunbor is named in the case of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole & Action Congress (AC) vs. INEC & 18 others in petition: EDGV/EPT/1/2007 in relation to the Edo State governorship election. He was said to have been indicted in relation to the alleged criminal and administrative offences committed by security and INEC officials during the election.

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Part of the tribunal’s findings quoted in the report states: “Seventh, there is the recurrent issue of those mentioned, who were wither employees of INEC or members of the 3rd and 4th respondents (Osunbor and PDP). There were no serious efforts to clear their names. It needs to be re-emphasised that those named are said to be members of the 4th respondent, who sponsored the 3rd respondent.

“Whatever acts perpetrated by those named in furtherance of election of 3rd respondents under 4th respondent are acts of 3rd respondent and 4th respondents. It goes beyond the issue of 3rd respondent authorizing those acts. The combined effect of all these is that the petitioners have proved the incidents of corrupt practices and non-compliance with Electoral Act against the two sets of respondents beyond reasonable doubts in the local government areas in dispute”.

But Prof. Osunbor said he has sued the commission for asking him to be prosecuted for alleged electoral offences.

“If you read the judgment, my name was not mentioned that I committed any offence. There were people specifically mentioned in the judgment.

“Somebody is using them against me and I know the person. I have challenged them to tell me the offence I committed. They said they are depending on the court judgment.

“Was I the only person removed by the tribunal? They should tell the world what offence I committed”, he insisted.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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