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US Election: GOP Sen. Mitt Romney Calls For Support Of President-elect Biden

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called on the country to support President-elect Joe Biden, though he noted President Trump — who’s refused to concede — remains “the most powerful voice” in the Republican Party.

“We get behind the new president, unless for some reason that’s overturned. We get behind the new president and wish him the very best,” Romney said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It’s destructive to the cause of democracy to suggest widespread fraud or corruption,” he added. “ , just no evidence of that at this stage. And I think it’s important for us to recognize that the world is watching.”

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Trump has filed about a dozen lawsuits since Tuesday’s presidential election, targeting states where Biden won by a slim margin. While the president has baselessly accused Democrats of fraud, experts widely expect his suits to go nowhere.

Mitt Romney said Trump is still the “‘most powerful voice” in the Republican Party. “He will have an enormous impact on our party going forward.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Romney said Trump is still a force to be reckoned with.

US Election: GOP Sen. Mitt Romney Calls For Support Of President-elect Biden

The incumbent is “without question, the most powerful voice in our party,” said the senator, who was the only Republican who voted to impeach Trump last year.

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“He will have an enormous impact on our party going forward. I believe the great majority of people who voted for Donald Trump want to make sure that his principles and his policies are pursued,” Romney added. “He’s not disappearing by any means. He’s the 900-pound gorilla when it comes to the Republican Party.”

 

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Kogi Lawmaker Calls On Gov Bello To Run For  2023 Presidency, Lauds His Effort On Security 

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President Buhari and Governor Bello of Kogi State.

Ahead of 2023 Presidential elections, Member representing Bassa constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Ranyi Daniya has called on Governor Yahaya Bello to heed the clarion call of well meaning Nigerians to contest for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2023.

Daniya made the call while addressing stakeholders and leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) of Bassa LGA extraction on Tuesday.

Member representing Bassa constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Ranyi Daniya

The lawmaker highlighted the achievements of the Governor in areas of security, unity, infrastructure and youth inclusiveness.

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“It is high time we join the train of national politics. Governor Bello should be encouraged and supported by all well meaning Kogites in other to ensure we have purposeful leadership in our country,” he said. Daniya also called on the people of Bassa LGA to vote massively for all the candidates of the APC in the council elections scheduled for 12th December.

Member representing Bassa constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Ranyi Daniya

He thanked Bassa citizens for standing firm with the APC and the government led by Alhaji Yahaya Bello and prayed for sustained peace and development in the area.

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INEC Seeks Amendments Of Constitution, Electoral Act To Shelve Bye Election

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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is proposing a bill to the National Assembly, seeking amendment of the constitution and electoral act to enable parties replace their elected representatives that die or vacate seat before end of tenure.

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Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kogi state, Professor James Akpam, disclosed this at the stakeholders meeting preparatory to the Ibaji state constituency bye election held on Thursday at the INEC office in Lokoja.

He said the bill if considered and passed into law will go a long way to curb cost in the electoral processes of INEC and other untoward activities associated with election in Nigeria.

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The Ibaji constituency seat is currently vacant following the demise of Hon. Abah early this year after a prolonged ailment, the Commission is preparing for his replacement through bye election.

According to the Commissioner, INEC has concluded arrangement to conduct a free, fair and credible election in Ibaji, despite the Covid 19 scare as all the pandemic protocols would be observed during the Saturday, December 5 election.

He explained that the constituency has 148 polling units,10 registration areas(RAs), 76,575 registered voters, 96% of which have collected permanent voters cards with 630 adhoc staff, one returning officer, 10 collaboration officers have been recruited and trained for the exercise.

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Akpam who also revealed that non sensitive materials have been received from Abuja, added that smart card readers have been configured, the sensitive materials are expected on Thursday for on ward movement to the registration areas.

He explained that during the recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo  State respectively INEC observed Covid-19 protocols , stressing that voters in next Saturday election in Ibaji must observe protocols to aviod crisis.

The REC pointed out that the social distancing, use of face masks , washing hand and Sanitizers would be strictly applied during the election.

Akpam added that all the INEC Staff would do the same, calling voters to come to various polling units with their face masks.

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He stated that that card readers would be sanitized intermittently , saying that immediately a voter is allowed to vote the INEC officers will apply sanitizer on Card readers before  the next voter will vote

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Breaking: Senator Elisha Abbo Defects To APC, Says PDP Is Finished.

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Globaltimesnigeria.com reports that Senator Elisha Abbo has formally defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

According to the report,  Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Elisha Abbo

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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Abbo is a close ally of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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