Newspaper review of Wednesday, April 17: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses

Newspaper review of Wednesday, April 17: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses

The Nigerian newspaper review of Wednesday, April 17, leads with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's petition that he would call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses to prove that the servers where he got his alleged results belong to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Nigerian newspaper Vanguard of Wednesday, April 17

Nigerian newspaper Vanguard of Wednesday, April 17
Source: UGC

Nigerian newspaper Vanguard of Wednesday, April 17, reports that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed that the party will not repeat the mistakes of 2015 in 2019 as regards to the election of officials for the ninth National Assembly.

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Oshiomhole stated this at a dinner organised in honour of House of Representatives members-elect at the State House old Banquet hall, Abuja.

Nigerian newspaper The Guardian of Wednesday, April 17

Nigerian newspaper The Guardian of Wednesday, April 17
Source: UGC

The Guardian of Wednesday, April 17, reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly.

The spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said this development was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa.

Nigerian newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, April 17

Nigerian newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, April 17
Source: UGC

On its part, The Nation is reporting that a 20-man group of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) under the aegis of the Justice Reform Project (JRP) said Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s resignation was not enough in view of “the grave nature of the allegations” against him.

Nigerian newspaper The Punch of Wednesday, April 17

Nigerian newspaper The Punch of Wednesday, April 17
Source: UGC

In a report by The Punch, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, is set to call Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to authenticate his claim that the servers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by over 1.6 million votes.

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