The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the September 28, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has appealed to the Justice Ahmed Badamasi-led election tribunal to declare him winner of the poll having polled more votes than the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had in September declared Godwin Obaseki, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the keenly-contested governorship election in the state.
Following his loss at the the governorship election in the state, Ize-Iyamu and the PDP had filed a petition before the Justice Badamasi-led tribunal sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital, seeking to upturn the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Ize-Iyamu, who was led in evidence, on Monday, by Mallam Yusuf Alli, SAN, alleged that the election of Obaseki was invalid due to alleged corrupt practices.
The PDP governorship candidate stressed that the state governor was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the election.
He argued that Obaseki’s election was invalidated for alleged non- compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010, as amended.
The clergyman maintained that he scored the highest number of votes in the election which was held across 2,629 polling units in the state.
“I want the tribunal to declare me as the winner of the election, having scored the majority votes,” he said.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.