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Elections: APGA urges media to provide equal coverage for all candidates.

Prof. Peter Umeadi, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), has called on the media to provide equal opportunities for all candidates ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

Umeadi, in a statement, made the call shortly after receiving award of International Ambassador of African Culture at the 10th edition of the Nollywood New Yam Festival in Abuja.

He also called on the media to use its platforms to effect positive change in the nation’s political system.

He said that media was powerful enough to guide people on the right path and also help to produce credible leaders.

He expressed regret at a situation where some media professionals were biased in their presentations during town hall meetings and other political activities.

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” Denial of equal airtime to all political parties by public media contravens Section 95 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

“It is the responsibility of the media to provide a level playing ground for all aspirants to make known their manifestoes at all political gatherings without regards to candidates or aspirant’s status or popularity.

“This will enable the electorate to be well informed on the intentions of the aspirants.”

Speaking on the Nollywood Award, Umeadi explained that he had been a lover of all efforts that would promote positive cultural values.

He said that from childhood, he had played positive roles in drama, civic and sporting activities while in school, after school and during his career in his services to the nation.

” While in school at CKC Onitsha in 1971, I played a major role in a popular drama, entitled, “Dinner for Promotion” written by James Ene Henshaw.

” These activities in various ways have tremendously helped in engaging the youth positively and contrbute in community development projects.”

The National Coordinator of the Nollywood Yam Festival programme, Mr Onwurah Agility, said the award of International Ambassador of African culture to the APGA Presidential aspirant, was in recognition of his contrbutions.

Agility said the contributions were in terms of youths employment, growth and development of the Nollywood industry and community development.

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German Minister Commends Biden’s Campaign Withdrawal

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock praised US President Joe Biden’s decision to end his re-election campaign, emphasizing his prioritization of national interests.

Biden’s announcement, following concerns over his fitness for office, has left the Democratic Party in uncharted territory as Donald Trump’s campaign gains momentum.

Vice President Kamala Harris is now the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

Baerbock highlighted Biden’s role in maintaining strong international relations and NATO unity during his presidency, especially amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

She stressed the importance of continued US-European cooperation for global peace and security.

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his reelection campaign on Sunday followed a series of strategic missteps by his campaign team and White House aides. These errors amplified concerns that the 81-year-old president wouldn’t be able to win November’s election or run the country for another four years.

Biden’s halting performance at the June 27 presidential debate against Republican candidate Donald Trump pushed even some of his closest allies to question his endurance for a full campaign. This episode fueled a growing Democratic party movement questioning the wisdom of his second term. Within days, Biden went from the party’s figurehead to a liability, making him the first sitting president to stand down from a possible reelection since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

Biden initiated the debate by telling radio show host Howard Stern in April that he’d engage Trump, despite worries from some Democratic allies that a debate might not improve his chances and could cast him in an unflattering light. Biden’s aides believed they had an advantage in agreeing to a June debate with CNN, setting the rules to favor Biden’s style. However, Biden’s performance during the debate, where he stumbled over his words and lost his train of thought, surprised and concerned voters, donors, and Democratic officials.

Following the debate, Trump criticized Biden’s incoherence, and Biden admitted his poor performance. Calls for Biden to step down began almost immediately. High-profile Democrats, including Jim Clyburn and Nancy Pelosi, began to question Biden’s viability as a candidate.

Despite efforts to regain momentum, including interviews, news conferences, and speeches, Biden continued to make missteps, such as confusing names at the NATO summit. Polls showed Biden trailing other Democrats in key states and districts, though the nationwide race remained close.

Biden was eventually persuaded to withdraw from the race while recovering from COVID-19 at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home, where he had time to reflect on his decision.

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Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa has vowed to clinch all the chairmanship positions across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

Mr Tahir Shehu, state chairman of the party made the vow before newsmen in Yola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Adamawa Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has scheduled July 13 for the conduct of the local government councils elections in the state.

Shehu said that the party was gender sensitive and had supporters at the grassroots and in the National Assembly.

“PDP is rooted in Adamawa, we have three senators, seven out of eight members of the House of Representatives and we are ruling the state for the second term.

“And also PDP is gender sensitive that is why our deputy governor is a female”, he said.

According to him, if women were entrusted they are honest and can deliver, and that i why they are the highest when it comes to vote.

He added that the present administration in the state was also providing dividends of democracy for all irrespective of political differences.

He further congratulated residents of the state and Nigerians at large for the 25 years of uninterrupted democracy.

He noted that within the last 25 years, Nigeria had recorded lots of development in the area of health, education, transportation and other infrastructural development among others.

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