#NewsRoundUp: ‘I’m not a ‘Northern’ Presidential Aspirant,’ S’Court joins Rivers in Buhari’s suit against NASS

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I am not running for Presidency as a Northern aspirant – Lawan

Supreme Court joins Rivers in Buhari’s suit against National Assembly

David Mark cautions Nigerian politicians against politics of bitterness

I have capacity to Rebuild, Unify Nigeria; I delivered as Speaker, Governor  ― Tambuwal

2023 is about Nigeria’s Future – Ex-Senate President

LAGOS HERALDAcross the length and breadth of Nigeria, here are the biggest stories around Nigeria’s legislators and the institution of parliament you mustn’t miss this Friday:

I am not running for Presidency as a Northern aspirant – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday, said that his presidential bid is in his capacity as a Nigerian qualified to be President and not as a Northern aspirant as is being insinuated in certain quarters.

Lawan made the remarks in Katsina while seeking the support of delegates for his presidential bid ahead of the party primaries later this May.

“I am not running as a Northern aspirant because the impression created is that I’m a Northern aspirant or that Northerners are saying they are not going to allow power to the South.

I’m not running as a Northern candidate. I’m running as a Nigerian Presidential aspirant and therefore I come with all my qualifications for that office and people should judge me on the basis of what I have to offer,” Lawan said in Katsina.

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Supreme Court joins Rivers in Buhari’s suit against National Assembly

The Supreme Court has granted permission to Rivers State to be joined as an interested party in a suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari against the National Assembly on the Electoral Act 2022.

Justice Muhammad Musa Datijjo, who led a panel of seven justices of the court, adjourned the matter till Thursday following the concession by Buhari’s lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), that the Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, and the Attorney-General of the state be joined as parties in the suit.

Justice Dattijo then ordered the parties to file and exchange necessary processes latest next week Wednesday and return to the court on Thursday for hearing.

The apex court has subsequently fixed Thursday, May 26, 2022 for hearing of the suit.

READ ALSO: Electoral Act 2022: Appeal Court sets aside judgment voiding Section 84(12)

David Mark cautions Nigerian politicians against politics of bitterness

Former Senate President, David Mark, has cautioned Nigerians jostling for elective offices to shun acrimony and bitterness, adding that politics should not be a do-or-die affair.

Mark, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, emphasised that politics should be considered a veritable platform for people to serve their country.

The ex-lawmaker also urged all aspirants under the platform of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to respect all rules guiding the conduct of primary elections forthcoming at the end of the month.

He further lamented the surge of politics rooted in acrimony and hate, adding that delegates must consider integrity and antecedents in their choice of leaders.

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I have capacity to Rebuild, Unify Nigeria; I delivered as Speaker, Governor  ― Tambuwal

A Presidential Hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, has boasted of his capacity to rebuild and unify Nigeria if elected president in 2023.

The ex-lawmaker made this assertion on Wednesday while addressing Lagos PDP delegates ahead of the party’s convention, adding that he delivered as the Speaker of the 7th House of Representatives and is still delivering good governance as a governor in Sokoto.

Tambuwal urged the delegates to be guided by their conscience as they cast their votes, saying they must go for content, competence, and experience.

He also stressed that the task ahead of rebuilding Nigeria was huge.

READ ALSO: #RoadTo2023 Spotlight: Profile of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal | Presidential Series

‘2023 is about Nigeria’s Future’ – Ex-Senate President

Former Senate President and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Bukola Saraki says the 2023 general election would determine the future of Nigeria as a nation.

The former Senate President made the remarks when he played host to the Taraba State Delegates at the government house in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capital.

He said the country has gone through so much and needed a new set of Leadership who would do things differently to better the lots of the country.

READ ALSO: #RoadTo2023 Spotlight: Profile of Abubakar Bukola Saraki | Presidential Series

Report as filed in by Tammy Asawo-Fila 

SOURCE: LAGOS HERALD

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