Buhari condemns political violence in Rivers State

TVC E, NEWS - President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Malabo condemned recent political violence in Rivers State, describing it as primitive, barbaric and unacceptable.  In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said: “We will deal decisively with all sponsors of violence. I have given the security services clear directives in this regard. “We will show that violence in any form will no longer be tolerated before, during or after elections,” the President said at an interactive meeting with Nigerians resident in Equatorial Guinea. President Buhari said that the Independent National Electoral Commission will be encouraged to explore the possibility of Nigerians abroad voting in the 2019 general elections. Noting that some African countries have started allowing their citizens resident abroad to vote in national elections, the President said that he fully empathized with the desire of Nigerians in the Diaspora to vote in national elections. He said that he will therefore...

Accreditation, voting peaceful in Benue South senatorial election

[caption id="attachment_11026" align="alignleft" width="300"] Card Reader[/caption] TVC E, POLITICS - The Senatorial rerun election between the former Senate President David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is underway amid tight security, our Correspondent reports. Correspondent Sophia Ogezi reports that accreditation and voting are ongoing simultaneously in all polling units across the nine local governments of Benue South senatorial district. Reports say there was a massive turn out of voters in Otukpo Local Government, the political base of Sen. David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party and Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress respectively. Although there was report of minor skirmishes in Edabi over the location of a polling unit that were promptly resolved, the exercise was peaceful. Both accreditation and voting started between 9am and 9:30am across the district. The Electoral Officer in charge of Otukpo, James Echaba, said the exercise would hold in all...