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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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Salah withdraws from Egypt Squad

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Egypt Football Federation has leave out Mohammed Salah on the upcoming AFCON qualifiers match with Kenya due to injury worries.

Egypt were grouped with kenya, Togo, Comoros in Group G, football fans has tipped Egypt to top the group due to their attacking threat.

The Egyptian talisman has now been ruled out of the upcoming AFCON qualifiers after due assessment by Egypt’s medical team.

The physios believe the Liverpool star’s injury, which was sustained from a challenge by Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury earlier last month, has been aggravated during the clash against Manchester City and needed time to heal.

The Egyptian frontman will miss the two matches scheduled this week.

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Groups criticise Kenya’s census figures

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Groups has criticised the released Kenya’s population census figures stating that the results are not accurate.

It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009.

But some regions have experienced a decrease in population.

These outcomes can be hugely controversial because the size of the local population has important implications for the level of government funding they receive.

Kenya’s population is made up of many different ethnic groups, closely aligned to competing political parties.

The government has yet to release all the data on the ethnic composition of the country, but the changes in population in certain regions from this latest census have already caused arguments.

The outcome of such surveys can embolden or weaken claims made by groups for political representation or resources.

In one area of the north-east territories bordering Ethiopia and Somalia, the census indicates a decrease in the population, prompting local political leaders looking to retain funding for their provinces to question the veracity of the survey

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