“What happened in the last governorship elections in my state, Bayelsa, and Kogi State is unacceptable.,” Goodluck Jonathan said. “Especially in Kogi State, where a young lady was burnt alive in her house. This is something that should not happen in any normal society. Something is fundamentally wrong with our political system,” he stated.
“I will submit to parliament an official memorandum resigning from the current prime ministry so that the parliament can review its choices,” Adel Abdul-Mahdi said. Abdul-Mahdi was appointed Iraq’s fifth prime minister since 2003 as a consensus candidate following months of political wrangling between rival political blocs.