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Nigeria Decides 2019: Political parties react to Buhari’s victory.

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The National Chairman of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Mr Shittu Mohammed, has  declared himself less surprised while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection for a second term.



Shittu told the Newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that he saw Buhari’s reelection coming “because Buhari is a man of the people, especially at the grassroots.”INEC declared Buhari re-elected having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat other 72 candidates including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT to occupy the second position.

Shittu expressed satisfaction with the voting and collation process, saying “for us, the election has come and gone and the collation process was well organised“The reelection of Buhari is not a surprise because he is very popular among the lower cadre and those that believe that he was elected to rescue the nation. So he is a very popular man.”

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Shitu advised Buhari to continue with his developmental projects in the country.

He said “my advise is that Nigerians have again given Buhari their mandate, he should use it to develop Nigeria. He should make sure that he improves on his developmental programmes.”

The National Chairman of the United Peoples Congress (UPC), Dr Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, also congratulated Buhari on his re-election, saying his good works worked for him.

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“I am happy about it because in every contest, there must be a winner no matter the process.

“Like it has been said, 15 million votes is consistent with President Buhari, if you follow the 2015 election.”

Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, who commended INEC for job well done, urged Nigerians to see the result as victory for all.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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