Rivers PDP members stage protest, demand inspection of election results
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on April 3, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the 44 ministers in the Federal Executive Council are expected to soon start declaring their assets.
The Special Adviser to the CCB Chairman on General Duties, Dr. Mustapha Musa, confirmed to journalists that the necessary arrangements had been made for the issuance of the assets forms to the outgoing officials and their successors.
Also, the outgoing presidential aides, 28 state governors and their cabinet members, National Assembly and state assembly members and local government chairmen will equally obtain the assets declaration forms from the Code of Conduct Bureau and submit the same to the CCB in line with the 1999 constitution.
However, the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima and 28 incoming governors and their cabinet members as well as the state assembly members have three months to submit their assets forms to the CCB.
With so much ado about the 10th national leadership composition, a lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume is saying that the leadership of the yet-to-be inaugurated 10th National Assembly should be open and not zoned to geopolitical locations in Nigeria.
Ndume also says he is waiting on his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to make a decision on the leadership of the incoming Senate and House of Representatives.
Senator Ali Ndume says the Senate President’s seat is not regionally based but purely a decision to be made by the lawmakers.
He also says LP’s performance at the just-concluded elections was an indication that the youth were tired of the establishment.
And in Nigeria’s South-South, Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State are protesting at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to demand the joint inspection of election results and the Certified True Copies of result sheets for the just-concluded 2023 general elections.
The protesters have reportedly blocked both the waterlines and GRA areas of Aba road, the two major access points to the INEC head office.
No car was able to drive through that stretch of Aba road from the ground lanes, while those on the GRA flyover are trapped because there is no exit route.
The protest was led by the Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Edison Ehie who was re-elected in the March 18 election and Samuel Nwanosike, the Chairman of the Ikwerre Local Government Area.