Jonathan Signed 2015 Constitution Amendment Bill, Says Ekweremadu

 

Senator Ike Ekweremadu is insisting that former President Goodluck Jonathan indeed signed the 2015 Constitution Amendment Bill.

Ekweremadu who was the Chairman of the Committee on Constitution Review at the time stated this when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Hard Copy.

He said in the 7th and 8th Assembly the constitution was amended several times.

According to him, in the 8th Assembly, several issues were discussed, taken through due process and amended, adding however that there were controversies at the time of signing them into law.

Senator Ekweremadu argued that if allowed to sail through at the time, those amendments would have taken the country to a higher level.

Ekweremadu who had in April 2015 written to the president providing insights into the amendments, stressed that the National Assembly at the time believed that Jonathan assented to the amendment.

He, however, stressed that the Presidency did not return the original bill sent by the legislature.

“They sent us a photocopy of the bill, so we wanted to see the original because we had it on good authority that it was assented to.

“And then they now sent us a photocopy of the document and when we insisted on seeing the original documents, the Attorney General of the Federation went to the Supreme Court to stop us from making that request.

“We went to the Supreme Court and the Apex Court asked us to settle the matter out-of-court, so we held several meetings in my office where they promised to assent to (the bill) when it was obvious to them that what they sent to us was a photocopy,” Ekweremadu revealed.

The lawmaker sadly noted that on the last day, Jonathan left office without signing the bill.

While stating that he did not ask President Jonathan the reasons for his action, Senator Ekweremadu said that he used a different approach to the amendment issue in the 8th Assembly

According to him, the lawmakers learned their lessons from the scuffle with the Jonathan administration.

He said that rather than lump the amendments into one document, the legislators devised means to separate the issues within the bill and tendered each as a separate item.

As-far-as Ekweremadu is concerned the new method yielded results as the new President decided to sign those issues which he wanted to sign, leaving out those he was not comfortable with.

The lawmaker was of the opinion that unlike the Jonathan era when “the baby was thrown away with the bathwater”, the efforts of the National Assembly were not in vain.


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In a bid to fix Nigeria’s numerous problems especially within the political sphere, many scholars, legal experts, and statesmen over the years have stated that the constitution is the obstacle that has hindered the nation’s growth.

There have been several calls for an amendment of the constitution and attempts have been made at different times to see that the problems inherent in the constitution are fixed.

Major moves at amending the constitution were driven by the 7th and 8th National Assembly, however, these attempts met varying degrees of opposition.

Prominent among the moves made is the constitution (fourth alteration) act (2015) which was truncated by a presidential assent controversy.

The Constitution Amendment Saga of 2015

In the twilight of his administration, President Goodluck Jonathan ‘failed’ to assent to the fourth alteration of the constitution.

Many believed that the 2015 move for alteration was the most ambitious and far-reaching effort at giving Nigerians a befitting constitution some decades after the military era.

About 72 clauses were passed by the National Assembly (NASS) in October 2014 and transmitted to the 36 State Houses of Assembly for ratification in line with Section 9 of the 1999 Constitution. However, only 62 clauses were approved by at least 24 States Assemblies.

Though the legislators thought the alterations were promising, however, a veto letter by former President Goodluck Jonathan to former Senate President, David Mark, dated 13th April 2015 addressed dashed the amendments.

The President’s move came on the heels of claims that Jonathan had earlier signed the amendments before he was persuaded to do otherwise.

Disappointed at the President’s alleged change of mind, the National Assembly argued that Jonathan had no powers to rescind assent of a bill he already signed.

The Presidency strongly denied claims that Jonathan had signed the amended bill, however, his failure to return the original bill along with the veto letter, as required by law, practice, stirred rumors that left the lawmakers and the presidency seeking redress even unto the Apex Court.

Without A New Constitution, Nigeria Will Be Burning In Five Years, Says Clarke

Mr Robert Clarke

 

 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Robert Clarke, says there is an urgent need for a total overhaul of the nation’s Constitution.

He stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s weekend political show, Sunday Politics, where he warned that there might be consequences if the issue was not taken seriously.

The senior lawyer decried the level of poverty and unemployment which he said could set the nation on fire in the next few years if nothing was done.

He stressed that the crop of political elites in the country has no other option than to support a new Constitution.

“They (the elites) have no alternative and (President Muhammadu) Buhari is there, and God will give him that will.

“I am praying because, in five years’ time, I am not joking, Nigeria is going to be burning. Poverty is too much and we are not creating opportunities,” Clarke said.

He believes having a new Constitution is the right thing for the nation if it must tackle the numerous challenges facing it.

 

Change The Constitution

On the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government, he noted that the Buhari administration has made some progress but more needed to be done.

READ ALSO: Buhari Is Handicapped By The Nature Of Administration He Is Leading – Clarke

According to the senior advocate, the present administration has been able to close the tunnel of corruption but a new Constitution is significant to tackle the menace headlong.

He disagreed with the notion that the nation’s laws were encouraging corruption, stressing that Nigeria has a faulty Constitution.

“Restructure Nigeria, change the Constitution.  Let us change the Constitution and restructure because governance in Nigeria is taking 80 per cent, that’s what the new budget has told us.

“Why should we be spending 80 per cent of our revenue on government expenses?” Clarke questioned.

“It is not the laws, the laws are made to regulate. The Constitution is the cankerworm that is eating us up in corruption.

“The Constitution we are operating upon is a corrupt Constitution; is a rotten egg,” he added while insisting that it must be “terminated”.

 

Slash Political Appointments

The SAN noted that former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan made efforts to review the Constitution by organising conferences while in office.

He, however, stated that both leaders never laid a foundation for any legal basis upon which the recommendations of the conferences would be implemented.

Clarke advised President Buhari not to “make the same mistake” but send a bill to the National Assembly, informing them about his intention to set up a parliament to look into restructuring and review the Constitution.

He added that the President should urge the lawmakers to pass a bill which he would assent to that whatever decision the panel arrives at would be sent to Nigerians and if approved, it would be brought back to the National Assembly for proper legislation.

The senior advocate also recommended that President Buhari should cut the cost of governance by reducing political appointments, as well as Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.

INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate

INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate
A file photo of the Senate during plenary at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on December 18, 2018. Photo: [email protected]

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has passed the first reading in the Senate.

This bill was read for the first time on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday after it was presented by the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif.

Senator Nazif presented the bill following the conclusion of the keenly contested 2019 general elections.

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In December 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018, for the fourth time.

He had explained the reasons for his decision in letters sent to the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly.

Also during Tuesday’s plenary, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekewremadu, presented six bills on the amendment of the Constitution.

They include, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 8 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 728), Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 15) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 729), and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 20) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 730).

Others are Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 22) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 731), Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 24) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 732), and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No. 28) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 733).

All six bills were read for the first time.

Similarly, the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by Senator Sabo Mohammed scaled through the first reading.

Constitution Amendment: You Cannot Achieve Peace Outside The Law – Dr Ananaba

 

 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Paul Ananaba has said that Nigeria can only find peace within the ambit of the law.

Dr. Ananaba who is also the Chairman NBA section on public interest and development law, made this assertion while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He said the basic law of the land is the constitution and as such, Nigeria can only achieve peace based on the constitution.

“Without the constitution, there will be no peace,” Ananaba opined.

Reacting to a recent comment by Senator Olusola Adeye claiming that the constitution is a major problem hindering Nigeria from progress, Ananaba said he agrees with the lawmaker.

READ ALSO: Ananaba Backs Electronic Voting As Solution To Ballot Box Snatching

He said, “I agree with Adeyeye to the point that if we do not get it right in our constitution, then we cannot get it right generally”.

Ananaba argued that there are constitutional requirements that need to be overhauled, adding that there is a need to look at the constitution and “do a lot more work on it”.

The legal practitioner, however, stressed that the constitution is fine but it is not the best that the nation needs in its experience.

Dr. Ananaba said what the nation needs, is to grow the constitution from the people.

He said the constitution should be given “enough time, thorough consideration” and “it will come up to life”.

Speaking on how to approach constitutional conferences, the Senior Advocate said if there be any move in this direction, then “each state, each geopolitical zone should sit and articulate what they think should be part of our constitution”.

He noted that what he is projecting is not an ‘amendment’, clarifying that in speaking of amendments the National Assembly is in place.

Ananaba argued that if the nation is to continue on the trajectory of the Federal system, then the constitution should be less bulky than it is now and every state should have a constitution of its own.

Onnoghen’s Suspension: Rule Of Law, Constitution Must Be Respected, CCJA Insists

 

The Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA) has reacted to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, calling for strict adherence to the rule of law.

CCJA President and South Africa’s Chief Justice, Thomas Mogoeng, made this call during the 10th annual session of the Executive Bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“We are concerned that there is apparent instability that affects the judiciary of Nigeria. We would always be concerned regardless of whether a jurisdiction is a member or not a member of the CCJA when developments unfold in a manner that seems to suggest that the measure of normalcy needs to be restored in order for the judiciary to be as effective as the original intent for its establishment,” he said

Although Justice Mogoeng said Nigeria is yet to be a registered member, the organisation is however worried by the development.

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He, therefore, demanded that due process is followed as enshrined in the nation’s constitution be followed in dealing with the issue.

The CCJA brings together the African constitutional jurisdictions and aims to support and deepen democracy in the continent by upholding constitutionalism and the rule of law in member states.

Recall that Justice Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25 over an alleged false declaration of assets.

Following the suspension, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed was appointed as the acting CJN.

The President explained that the suspension was based on the request of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the completion of Onnoghen’s trial.

Justice Tanko Mohammed who hails from Bauchi State is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.

‘Follow The Constitution’, Moghalu Tells Those Attempting To Impeach Saraki

Kingsley Moghalu

 

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, believes due process must be followed in the attempt to unseat the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.

READ ALSO: Senate President Saraki Dumps APC

“We must follow the constitution. Of course, the constitution that we have currently, we must follow it,” he said.

He added, “Anything outside of it is unconstitutional. We ought to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men.”

The presidential aspirant informed those who intend to impeach the Senate President that while he was neither in support or against the move, they should ensure they do so in line with the constitution.

Ahead of the general elections in 2019, he called on the citizens to look for leaders with fresh ideas that would fix the problems facing the nation.

The former CBN deputy governor also asked Nigerians to shelve the already known parties and look for an alternative to ensure the country progresses.

He said, “Nigerians must fundamentally retire the present political leadership class in Nigeria, if this country is to go forward.

“They must look away from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and look at a new crop of younger generational leaders who have a vision and experience to be able to fix our basic problems.”

Professor Moghalu’s remarks on the attempt to impeach Dr Saraki came two weeks after the Senate President defected from the APC to the PDP.

Since his defection, the APC leadership had asked Senator Saraki to resign his position as Senate President or risk being impeached.

The ruling party asked Saraki to take a cue from Senator Godswill Akpabio who resigned recently as the Senate Minority Leader after defecting from the PDP to the APC.

 

Chad Lawmakers To Vote On New Constitution

Chad
FILE PHOTO Chadian Flag

 

Chadian lawmakers vote Monday on a controversial change to the constitution that will bolster President Idriss Deby’s powers and which opposition groups warn will damage democracy in the landlocked African state.  

The text, which received the green light from the government earlier this month, must be approved by three-fifths of lawmakers in Chad’s National Assembly.

There was tight security in place around parliament with all the roads leading to the legislature ringed by police.

Thirty-three opposition members in the 170-seat house are boycotting the vote.

Two activists from the Chadian Convention for the Defence of Human Rights (CTDDH) were arrested on Monday, Mahamat Nour Ibedou, the head of the civil society group, told AFP.

“They wanted to stage a sit-in in front of parliament,” he said.

“I’m just returning from the police station where I was told they will be released in the course of the day.”

Tchindebbe Patalle, a spokesman for the National Union for Development and Renewal (UNDR) opposition party said all opposition groups had “wanted to demonstrate outside parliament to protest against the vote but the security forces are posted all around.”

Street protests are rare in Chad, which has had a long history of coups, and has been ruled with an iron fist by Deby, 65, who is serving his fifth term, which runs until 2021.

Deby has insisted the changes are necessary.

The changes will increase presidential terms to six years with a limit of two terms. The current mandate is five years with no limits on re-election.

The vote comes amid growing political tensions in Chad, ranked by Transparency International as one of the world’s most corrupt nations, as opposition groups boycotted a forum last month discussing the proposed changes.

A Western ally in combating jihadism in the volatile Sahel region, cash-strapped and poverty-stricken Chad has endured two years of severe recession worsened by a slump in oil prices.

The changes do not include provisions for the creation of a post of vice president, contrary to what was proposed at a national forum on the reforms in March.

The Catholic Church has warned that a new constitution “seriously risks distorting the rules of the democratic game.”

Opposition groups have called for the text to be put to a referendum.

Deby, who has been named in a corruption probe in the United States, has said that elections on hold since 2015 will take place this year.

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Bisi Akande Calls For Change Of Nigeria’s Constitution

The former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adebisi Akande, says a total change of the country’s constitution is the solution to the problems facing the country.

Akande stated this on Tuesday in his home town, Ila-Orangun in Osun State as he marked his 79th birthday.

He told journalists that no solution proffered to the country’s  problems would work under the current system.

“In Nigeria’s Presidential System of government, lawmakers are elected on party platforms, but as soon as they get to the parliament, the party on which platform they get the opportunity, becomes less important,” he said.

“All that is important at that level is the collective interest of the members of that parliament. Party’s programmes and manifestos are no longer important. That has been the major problem facing the country. Let’s dump this corrupt presidential system and go for the more transparent Parliamentary System.”

Akande experienced the dangers of the current system of government during his time as a governor.

He said, “As a governor in 1999, my administration worked with a parliament that had 26 members all voted in on the platform of my party. Despite this, the assembly decided not to support the programmes of the party that gave them an opportunity.

“They served me impeachment notice. On the day the motion was moved, 24 members all from my party voted in support of my removal, one voted against it and the Speaker did not vote.

“I was given 21 days. On the day they sat again on the matter, 13 said no to my impeachment and 12 said I should be removed. The Speaker did not vote. Same party that produced the lawmakers also produced me as governor. I believe, even if an angel is sent to administer this kind of unworkable system, he will fail.”

While advocating a multi-party parliamentary democracy for Nigeria, the elder statesman said that the current system of government allows for manipulation by those in the positions of authorities.

He believes the President Muhammadu Buhari has faced setbacks as a result of the system.

According to Akande, President Muhammad Buhari is working under a very difficult situation with the unworkable and ineffective system.

To address the security challenges in the country, he called for a decentralised police.

Agitators Must Abide By Nigeria’s Constitution – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has advised all agitators in the country to pursue their interest through constitutional means.

The Federal lawmakers which have been away for their annual recess for seven-week resumed plenary session on Tuesday.

After a three-hour closed-door meeting during which they discussed some national issues, Saraki said part of the resolutions reached by the Senate is that the Unity of Nigeria not negotiable and all forms of agitation should be channeled through constitutional means.

“The unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable. We are all fully committed to the territorial integrity of our country. The Senate will seek all possible avenues to make sure that peace is restored in all parts of Nigeria.

“Finally the Senate hereby advise that all groups seeking to pursue any agitation should do so through constitutional means.”

READ ALSO: National Assembly Resumes Plenary After Seven-Week Break

Saraki said the unity of Nigeria is the responsibility of all Nigerians and members of the country must jointly condemn in strongest possible terms all forms of violence.

“Distinguished colleagues, a house divided against itself will not stand. More than ever before, we must stand for the unity in the visibility of our country. We must condemn in strongest possible terms all forms of violence as a form of engagement.

“The constitution and the law has laid down tools and procedures for us to pursue our interest as all democratic nations do.”

During the plenary that followed, the Senate also considered a motion on the inadequate releases of funds for the capital component of the 2017 appropriation act.

Restructuring Nigeria: Group Recommends 1963 Constitution As ‘Acceptable Template’

A pan-Edo and Delta states socio-political pressure group known as Mid-West Movement has recommended the 1963 Constitution as the suitable template for restructuring Nigeria.

The group made the recommendation on Wed nesday during its maiden press conference since its emergence in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

The interim management committee chairman of the group, Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki, issued an eight-point demand to the Federal Government concerning the various calls for the restructuring of the country.

“The Nigerian Federation as currently structured must be deconstructed to be reconstructed through a re-federalisation process, using the 1963 Constitution as the acceptable template”.

According to Dr. Obaseki, although the people of Edo and Delta states will not support any move that can threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria, there is, however, a need for a reconstruction of the Nigerian federation.

He also pointed out some other demands by the group which included that the Federal Government should take all ‘just and equitable’ measures to reign in divisive elements while providing avenues for the peaceful coexistence of the entire Nigerian people wherever they choose to live.

The group, however, warned the government against taking its advice for granted, threatening that the people of the region would stand as a territory on their own.

They further called on the government to live up to its constitutional role of ensuring the adequate security of lives and property of the people of Edo and Delta states from the agitators of secession.

“If the Federation of Nigeria fails to hold under the weight of government’s inability to play its constitutional role and because of the reckless actions of ethnic jingoists, the mid-west territorial area – comprising of its 12 tribes – shall employ, embrace and adopt every available international instruments, conventions and protocols to take its destiny into its own hands as a stand-alone territory to be called ‘Bendel Republic’, or any other such name or appellation our people so choose to adopt,” Obaseki stated.

Army Launches Operation Against Bandits In Kaduna

Army Launches Operation Against Bandits In KadunaThe Nigerian Army has launched a special military operation code named, Operation Harbin Kunama, aimed at flushing out armed bandits in the southern part of Kaduna State.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, launched the operation at an event attended by the State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai.

General Buratai said the operation, which lasts for one month, is being carried out in six states in Nigeria’s north-west and north-central regions.

He said the operation was part of the internal security responsibility of the military, bestowed on it by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to the Army chief, the operation will enable the troops to comb the nooks and crannies of Southern Kaduna, and flush out all the criminals from their hideouts.

He said that it would also help to restore peace and security to the area and other neighboring states where armed bandits have been carrying out series of attacks.

Commending the Army for the intervention, Governor El-Rufai expressed hope that the operation would restore confidence and enable the people to go about their normal businesses.

He, however, stressed the need for people of the area to tolerate each other, irrespective of their ethno-religious differences.

PDP Asks INEC To Declare Wada Winner Of Kogi Governorship Election

PDP Caucus Meets Ahead Kogi Supplementary Polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the decision to replace the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the supplementary election slated for December 5, saying there is no provision for such in the constitution and the electoral law.

The party made its position known in a communiqué issued at the end of its emergency national caucus meeting on Wednesday.

In the communique signed by the party’s spokesman, Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP responded to various statements that followed the death of Abubakar Audu, including that of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami.

Mr Abubakar said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could substitute its candidate, who died a day after the November 21 poll, in the supplementary elections.

The party insists that with the death of the APC candidate, Abubakar Audu, the APC has legally crashed out of the governorship race, and that has left INEC with no other lawful option than to declare the PDP candidate, Captain Idris Wada as the winner of the election.

The PDP noted that if the APC is allowed to substitute its original candidate, then the party would have fielded two separate candidates in the same election, a scenario that is completely alien to the electoral laws and to any known democratic norms and practice world-over.

Full Text: Communique Issued At The End Of The Emergency National Caucus Meeting Of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Held On Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Abuja wherein it thoroughly considered the developments arising from the conduct of the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi State and resolved as follows:

1) Completely rejects the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in yielding to the unlawful prompting of a clearly partisan Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, to allow APC to substitute a candidate in the middle of an election, even when such has no place in the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

2) Insists that with the death of its candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC has legally crashed out of the governorship race as no known law or constitutional provision allows the substituting of candidates, once the ballot process has commenced.

3) Insists that with the unfortunate death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC has no valid candidate in the election, leaving INEC with no other lawful option than to declare the PDP candidate, Captain Idris Wada as the winner of the election.

4) Notes that the combine reading of the provisions of the constitution and Electoral Act does not in any war whatsoever support the substitution of candidates for election in the middle of the ballot process.

5) Notes that if APC is allowed to substitute its original candidate, then the party would have fielded two separate candidates in the same election, a scenario that is completely alien to our electoral laws and to any known democratic norms and practice world-over.

6) Caucus observes that the APC, fully aware that it has no case before the law is now orchestrating confusion in the polity with a view to diverting attention from its glaring incompetence and failure of governance.

7) Observes that the leadership of INEC as presently constituted under the Chairmanship of Professor Mahmood Yakubu has demonstrated that it is incapable of neutrality and as such cannot be vested with the conduct of the Kogi governorship supplementary election as well as the December 5, 2015 Bayelsa governorship election.

8) As a result, caucus demands the immediate resignation of the chairman and all national commissioners of INEC to pave the way for a new non-partisan commission to conduct the forth-coming elections.

9) Caucus also demands the immediate resignation of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, for deliberately misleading INEC into arriving at the unconstitutional decision of allowing APC to substitute its candidate in the inconclusive election.

10) Notes that in order to save the nation’s democracy from imminent collapse, the PDP as a critical stakeholder will immediately challenge this unlawful and unconstitutional decision by INEC in the court.

11) Caucus also alerts that the AGF, INEC and APC are creating a scenario where a loser in a primary will patiently wait for the winning candidate to finish election and then have him either poisoned or assassinated before the final collation of results.

12) Caucus calls on the international community to prevail on the APC government to stop this ceaseless assault on our democracy.

Signed:

Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary