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Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory At Election Tribunal
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Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory At Election Tribunal

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has filed petition at the tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Governor Akeredolu won in 15 out of the 18 local government areas to lead Jegede with a wide margin at the polls. Other defendants in the petition are; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the All Progressives Congress and the Deputy Govenor- elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Among the grounds on which the election is being challenged include; that it was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.
Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer
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Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the choice of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. The Chairman, National Campaign Council of the PDP, who is also the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said this at a press briefing in Akure on Thursday. Makinde said Ogunbodede is from Owo Local Government Area like Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. He also claimed the VC is a known crony of Akeredolu and would not be neutral. Although INEC has not announced Ogunbodede, Makinde said the party has been informed that the VC had been selected. He said, “It has come to our notice that the people of Ondo S...
Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu
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Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu

CANDIDATE of the All Progressive Congress in the governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has lashed the Peoples Democratic Party for raising false alarm over the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Akeredolu said that “As at the time he raised the objection, INEC had not even announced the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Recall that the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Governorship election in Ondo State, Seyi Makinde had rejected the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s Governorship election in Ondo State. But Akeredolu through the spokesperson of his campaign offi...
Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi Sign Peace Accord
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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi Sign Peace Accord

Governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) competing in the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Eyitayo Jegede and Agboola Ajayi, respectively, on Wednesday, signed a peace accord, with a pledge to shun violence during the election. The three major governorship candidates promised to allow peace reign during the election and eschew any act that may undermine the peace pact. The signing of the peace accord ceremony, organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC), was attended by the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mammud Yakubu and traditional rulers from Ondo State. Others at the cere...
‘Don’t Rejoice Yet, Obaseki May Soon Return To APC’ – Bamgbose Tells PDP
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‘Don’t Rejoice Yet, Obaseki May Soon Return To APC’ – Bamgbose Tells PDP

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to limit their celebration of the outcome of the governorship election in Edo State because Governor Godwin Obaseki may soon return to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Governor Obaseki left the APC for the PDP a few months to the governorship election after he was disqualified by the ruling party. Obaseki was, however, declared elected for a second tenure in office by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Sunday after he defeated candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu with over 100,000 votes. The incumbent Governor had an arduous journey having contended with the duo of the APC National Leader, Bo...
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Governorship Election: Edo Govt Declares Friday Sept 18 Work-free Day

The Edo State Government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020 as a work-free day. This was contained in a statement forwarded to Igbere TV, Thursday, signed by Mrs. Aziegbemhin P. E., Permanent Secretary in the Office of Head of Service. She said the approval was given by Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable workers in the state travel to their respective constituencies to exercise their franchise. The Edo State governorship election holds Saturday 19 Sept., with Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC as major contenders.
Jegede Storms Police HQ To Protest Attacks On His Campaign Vehicles By APC Thugs
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Jegede Storms Police HQ To Protest Attacks On His Campaign Vehicles By APC Thugs

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) on Wednesday stormed the Police Headquarters in Akure to protest the attack on his convoy by political thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jegede's campaign train was attacked at Oba Akoko by suspected APC thugs on Wednesday morning. https://youtu.be/T7o9DgLVDNs
I Will Promote Private Sector Investment For Job Creation – Obaseki
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I Will Promote Private Sector Investment For Job Creation – Obaseki

Governor of Edo State and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election in the state, has promised to tackle the unemployment situation in the state by encouraging private sector investment in the state if elected for second a term. Obaseki was speaking Sunday night in the Channels Television-organised governorship debate, promising to create 157,000 jobs for indigenes of the state. He said his administration has opened up the airport in the state which was attracting about eight flights daily to the Benin airport. “I will create 2,000 jobs in the next four years. We hope to create 157,000 jobs and creating an enabling environment for the private sector,” Obaseki said. “We are not competing with the private sector but aim to open up th...
Update: Over 5,000 card readers destroyed in fire incident at INEC office in Ondo
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Update: Over 5,000 card readers destroyed in fire incident at INEC office in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed that over 5000 card reader machines were destroyed in the fire that razed down its office in Akure, Ondo state's capital on the evening of Thursday September 10.   Speaking to journalists at the scene of the incident, INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye said the Information and Communication Technology section of the commission was affected by the fire.   According to Okoye, 1000 card readers delivered to INEC from Osun State were burnt in the fire while over 4000 card readers belonging to INEC in the state were also burnt.   Admitting that the incident was a setback, the INEC commissioner stated that it will not affect the governorship election.
INEC Denies Plan To Shift Edo Election By Two Weeks
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INEC Denies Plan To Shift Edo Election By Two Weeks

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied rumours that it is planning to shift the September 19 governorship election in Edo state by two weeks due to logistics issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, there is anxiety in Edo as the residents are unsure if the much-anticipated election believed to be a straight fight between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) will proceed as scheduled. It will be recalled that in 2016, INEC was forced to postpone the governorship election in Edo State by two weeks citing security issues and threat to peaceful conduct of the poll. However, Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman in a chat with Daily Independent said there is no iota of truth in the report, s...
I Will Make Oshiomhole Irrelevant In Edo – Obaseki
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I Will Make Oshiomhole Irrelevant In Edo – Obaseki

CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has vowed to make his predecessor and former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, politically irrelevant. Obaseki disclosed this weekend when the PDP Campaign rally berthed in Ward 8 and 10 at Edaiken market in Egor Local Government Area of the State The PDP Candidate declared that the battle over who wins the forthcoming election in the State was between him and Oshiomhole, saying that he does not have any quarrel with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. “We had democracy in 1999, a Child that was born 22 years ago, is the child not old enough to be a man by now? Th...
Desmond Elliot Campaigns For Ize-Iyamu In Edo (Photos)
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Desmond Elliot Campaigns For Ize-Iyamu In Edo (Photos)

Popular Nollywood Actor and a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Hon. Desmond Olusola Elliot join the APC campaign train. Desmond Elliot was live at Anegbette to support Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu and Mallam Gani Audu ahead of the September 19th Governorship election. Below are the photos from the campaign as obtained;
Edo 2020: PDP Risks Losing Out As It Misses INEC Deadline For Shifting Of Primaries
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Edo 2020: PDP Risks Losing Out As It Misses INEC Deadline For Shifting Of Primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP yesterday was on its way to losing out of the September 19 Governorship Election in Edo state following its decision to reschedule its primary election without recourse to the guidelines released by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. The party had earlier slated its primary election for Saturday 20th June but yesterday decided to shift it to Tuesday 23rd June. While the Electoral Act requires political parties to give a 21-day notice to INEC for the conduct of their primaries, the election guidelines and regulations released by the electoral umpire requires political parties to give the commission a seven-day notice of their decision to reschedule their primary elections. They are required to notify INEC stating clearly the reason(...
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Edo Is Technically A PDP State – Governor Fintiri Says

On Wednesday, Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri declared that Edo State is technically a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owned state following its ability to have emerged victoriously in previous elections in the state, saying that the forthcoming election will not be different. He made the declaration in Benin during the party’s ward Congress to elect its ad-hoc delegates for the primary in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Fitiri said with the anticedent of the party in the recent election, there is no need to fear if the party will not produce the next governor for the state. “I want to say without mincing word, technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the previous election, you can see our performance, we did very well, we won the pr...
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola May Resign, Set To Join PDP
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Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola May Resign, Set To Join PDP

Sources said the resignation was to enable him defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he is expected to contest for the governorship. Relationship between Hon Agboola and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has since collapsed over issues of trust and betrayal. It was gathered some APC lawmakers in Ondo House of Assembly would also resign their membership of the APC and join the PDP. Candidate of the PDP in the 2016 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, hinted on the defection of Agboola last week when he picked his nomination form. Jegede stated the coming of Agboola to the PDP “demonstrated that the APC has collapsed and Agboola needs to look for a good house.” According to Jegede: “If APC was and is good, Agboola Ajayi would not leave APC. If PDP is bad...
Ondo 2020: I’m Ready For APC Direct Primary Or Any Other System — Akeredolu
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Ondo 2020: I’m Ready For APC Direct Primary Or Any Other System — Akeredolu

As the 2020 governorship election in Ondo state draws nearer, the incumbent Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the weekend declared that he will be ready for any mode of primary election that will use to pick the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the primaries slated for July 20. The governor also dismissed insinuation that he is afraid of direct primary system, noting that most of those advocating or clamouring for the direct primary election do not even have structures to win any contest in the party. Akeredolu who spoke in Akure, the state capital through the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said he is popular and had performed well to win any mode of primary election conducted by the APC. Some of the Governorship Aspir...
Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement
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Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal. Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, Douye Diri, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, was sworn in as governor. In a statement signed by Alphine Ogoh, his media aide, Lyon appealed to his supporters to remain calm and allow the legal team of the party explore “all remedies available in law to restore the mandate of the people”. He described as “unfounded” the allegations that he wa...
Arrest Oshiomhole For Treasonable Comment – Tope Akinyode To FG
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Arrest Oshiomhole For Treasonable Comment – Tope Akinyode To FG

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to arrest and prosecute Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for treason. On Thursday, Oshiomhole said no governor would be sworn in in Bayelsa state  on Friday after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate who was declared winner of the November governorship election in the state. In a statement, Akinyode, who is the national president of the Revolutionary Lawyers’ Forum, said the APC chairman’s statement was mischievous and an attempt to overthrow the state government. “We are a bit taken aback by Oshiomhole’s obvious lopsided reasoning which embraces the Supreme Court over Hope Uzodinma’s declaration as winner of the Imo governorship election despite public o...
2021: Drop Me And Lose Ondo, Akeredolu Dares APC
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2021: Drop Me And Lose Ondo, Akeredolu Dares APC

Ahead of next year’s election governorship election in Ondo State, in which his position is being eyed by some interested party members, the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday dared the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to replace him with any other person if it wishes to win the state. Akeredolu, who became the governor of the state in February 2017, told journalists in Abuja that he is the only person who could win the election for APC in Ondo State given his pedigree, achievements, and general acceptability by the majority of the people of the state. He boasted that the people would always stand with him because they freely looked out, persuaded and picked him to become the governor of the state without paying them any money as other aspirants di...
APC Will Takeover Again, Many Things That Will Shock Everyone – Fr Mbaka
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APC Will Takeover Again, Many Things That Will Shock Everyone – Fr Mbaka

Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has said that the Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 2019 election, Senator Hope Uzodinma, would take over the governance of Imo State. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election, Hon. Emeka Iheidoha, was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner of the poll and was returned elected. However, the fiery Catholic priest who released the shocking prophesy during his 2019 Passover ministration held at his Adoration Ground said, he wouldn’t know the manner the revelation would manifest but maintained that “no prophesy has ever been declared on this prayer ground without coming to pass.” Mabak...
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10 Billionaires Eye Anambra 2021 Governorship Election

For politicians in Anambra State, including the incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano, it is almost as if the governorship election slated for November 2021 would hold tomorrow. Across the major political parties, stakeholders are busy working round the clock regarding who to support as well as mobilizing their associates and foot soldiers. Already two major issues, namely zoning and godfathering, are gaining prominence in the various conversations about the essential qualities of Governor Obiano’s prospective successor in two years’ time. In November 21, 2017, against all odds, the incumbent governor was re-elected for a second term. But the irony of what is currently playing out in the state is that most of those who contested against Obiano even in 2003 are still in the field sear...
Helicopter Dropping Teargas In Kogi Was For Preventive Purpose – Police IG
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Helicopter Dropping Teargas In Kogi Was For Preventive Purpose – Police IG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the helicopter sighted dropping teargas during last Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state was deployed for crimes prevention purpose. Adamu, who said this while briefing journalists after a meeting of Service Chiefs with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday added that the helicopter which was on patrol had to intervene to stop those fighting and snatching ballot boxes. He said the police prepared heavily for the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states because the outcome of its security trend assessment had revealed that there would be violence in the two states.
Jonathan Will Regret Working For APC’s Victory In Bayelsa – Ebenezer Babatope
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Jonathan Will Regret Working For APC’s Victory In Bayelsa – Ebenezer Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport on Tuesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan will regret working for the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in Bayelsa state against his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Babatope also faulted those calling for the resignation of Prince Uche Secondus over the party's loss in Kogi and Bayelsa, saying the APC shamelessly manipulated the elections. " I hope it is not true that former president Goodluck Jonathan worked against the party in Bayelsa. If he did so, I'm sure that he is going to regret it" he said. David Lyon of the APC was declared as the governor-elect after defeating Sen. Douye Diri of the PDP.
Election: Kogi Declares Public Holiday For Schools
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Election: Kogi Declares Public Holiday For Schools

The Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has declared Friday Nov. 15, as public holiday for all schools in the state. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Eric Aina, directed all public and private schools to proceed on holiday from Nov. 15, 2019, towards the Nov. 16 elections in the state. According to Aina, the break is to ensure that all students and pupils are united with their families during the election. He said that schools would resume academic activities on Monday Nov. 18, 2019. “All parents, school heads, teachers and stakeholders in the education sector are enjoined to take note and observe the break accordingly,” he said. Governorship election will hold across the state, while a rerun National Assembly electi...
Ondo 2020 Election’ll Be Easy For Us, Says APC
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Ondo 2020 Election’ll Be Easy For Us, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has declared that the forthcoming governorship election will be an easy ride for the party, saying the government of the ruling party had performed well in the last two and a half years. This came within 24 hours that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, declared his intention to re-contest against Mr Rotimi Akeredolu in the 2020 election. The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, in a statement on Wednesday, said the people of the state were happy with the APC-led administration. Kalejaiye stated that, contrary to reports, the party was not factionalised or divided. According to him, the APC is waxing stronger daily, which will make it difficult for...
‘I Know Exactly Why Gov Ihedioha Wants To Destroy Me’ – Okorocha
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‘I Know Exactly Why Gov Ihedioha Wants To Destroy Me’ – Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha who governed the Southeast state of Imo from 2011 to 2019, says he understands why his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, is hell-bent on destroying all of the ‘good work’ he left behind. Ihedioha and Okorocha have been locked in a battle for supremacy of some sort since the former succeeded the latter on May 29, 2019. Ihedioha has wasted little time tearing down Okorocha-era statues and monuments, amid widespread allegations that the nation’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, has been dispatched after the former Imo governor on Ihedioha’s orders. “The Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led PDP government in the state is simply fighting back because of the defeat they suffered in 2011 and 2015 in the hands of Senator Rochas Okorocha”, the senator who represents Imo West in th...
I’ve not received allowances for two years, God has been sustaining me – Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba
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I’ve not received allowances for two years, God has been sustaining me – Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba

Simon Achuba, Kogi State's Deputy Governor while speaking to newsmen after his meeting with Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, revealed that he has not received allowances for two years.   Admitting that his meeting with Kyari was on resolving the issue of his statutory allowances which Governor Yahaya Bello stopped paying, the Kogi State Deputy Governor stated that God has been the one sustaining him.  According to him, he is being owed N819, 709 980 in accumulated statutory allocations, which include travel allowances, hotel bills, pledges, and outstanding monthly impress and salaries.   Mr. Simon however refused commenting on the outcome of his meeting with the Chief of Staff.   “Well it is a private discussion in...
Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court
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Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, affirmed Uche Nwosu as the authentic governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State. The Apex Court struck out the suit instituted by Leonard Okolienta, challenging the judgments of the lower courts. Okolienta had approached the Supreme Court, after his suits at the High Court and Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal were dismissed. The two lower courts ruled that Nwosu was the AA’s standard-bearer for the 2019 governorship election. Delivering the Judgment, the Supreme Court warned against antics to misrepresent the Judiciary.
Kogi 2019: Faleke Backs Out Of Kogi Governorship Race
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Kogi 2019: Faleke Backs Out Of Kogi Governorship Race

Member of the House of Representatives, Hon James Abiodun Faleke, has declined offer from the people of Kogi West Senatorial district to contest the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forth coming governorship election. Instead, he asked the people to choose a candidate with the interest of the area at heart. Speaking at a meeting of stakeholders from the area in Abuja on Friday, Faleke told his people that he was back to Lagos where he was trained politically and would support any candidate selected by them, but would support anyone who helped in truncating the aspiration of the Okun nation. He said he had received several calls from his people asking him to contest the party ticket, pointing out that it is better to tell the people the truth, s...
No Endorsement For Bello – Kogi APC
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No Endorsement For Bello – Kogi APC

Some members of the State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State have denied reports suggesting that the party had endorsed the state governor, Yahaya Bello, as the party’s candidate for the November 16 governorship election. The members, led by the party’s secretary in the state, Mr Salam Adejo, spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday. Adejo said while it was true that party executives and those that worked for Bello in 2015 had discussion with him on Saturday in Abuja, the issue of endorsement was not part of the meeting’s agenda. He said, “Our discussion ended on the need for peace so that the party could move forward. He said he needed sincere peace and we agreed on terms. There was nothing like endorsement. “The governor, at the meeting...
Supreme court fixes July 5th to deliver final judgment on Osun governorship election tussle between Adeleke and Oyetola
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Supreme court fixes July 5th to deliver final judgment on Osun governorship election tussle between Adeleke and Oyetola

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed July 5, 2019, to deliver its judgment on the 2018 Osun State governorship election. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, had approached the apex court following the decision of the appeal court to pronounce Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the election. Adeleke’s lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), prayed the court to uphold the ruling of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that pronounced Adeleke as the legal winner of the election and discard the judgment by the appeal court. At the resumed hearing today, a seven-man-committee headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned sitting on the matter until July 5 for judgment. Oyetola’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) together with the couns...
Yahaya Bello Lists 110 Achievements In Office Ahead Of Kogi 2019 Election
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Yahaya Bello Lists 110 Achievements In Office Ahead Of Kogi 2019 Election

As Kogi State prepares for Governorship election comes November 4th 2019. In a document made available, the incumbent APC Governor, Yahaya Bello seeking reelection has listed 110 achievement within Three Years Six Months in office. They are: 1. Reduction of ghost workers 2. Sanitation of civil service workers in the state 3. Democratic Humanist 4. Security Engagement 5. Payment of three months salary abandoned by his immediate predecessor 6. Epitome of power shift 7. Epitome of inconclusive electoral reform 8.Detribalised governor 9. unifier governor 10.Breaker of ethnic jingoism 11.Provision of 200 utility vehicles for security operation. 12. Freedom of expression in the state 13. Destruction of intelligence gathering at the detriment of criminals 14. Best governor ...
Yahaya Bello Promises To Pay New Minimum Wage, With Months Of Unpaid Salaries.
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Yahaya Bello Promises To Pay New Minimum Wage, With Months Of Unpaid Salaries.

Despite owing workers' salaries for several months, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured that his government will pay the new minimum wage of N30,000. The position of the Kogi State Government on the new minimum wage was made public by the Media and Publicity Coordinator to Governor Bello, Jide Orintunsin,. He said:”It will be recalled that the state workforce had a 25 percent salary increase recently. “This has placed the state higher than the former minimum wage. “Governor Sani Bello, early this year, had assured the state workforce of the new minimum wage at a special session he had with organised labour recently. “He is committed to ensuring the welfare of the state workforce.” Recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had recently signed the new minimum wage bill of ...
APC Hires Four Sans To Challenge PDP’s Victory In Bauchi.
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APC Hires Four Sans To Challenge PDP’s Victory In Bauchi.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assembled four Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) to challenge the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in court over its victory in the just concluded governorship election in Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has said. Governor Abubakar, who returned to Bauchi on Wednesday evening, told his supporters at his campaign office that the APC as a party would go to court to reclaim its mandate from the PDP. The video of the meeting which was seen by our reporter was confirmed by the Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Sade. Recall that Governor Abubakar had conceded defeat after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Senator Bala Mohammed of the PDP as the winner of the election. The governor,...
Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls
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Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls

The participation of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the last governorship election in Osun State, has been nullified by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja. Justice Othman Musa, today,  annulled Adeleke’s nomination as candidate of the PDP on the grounds that he offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended. “The section states that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to secondary school level. Justice Musa said while the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record showing that he (Adeleke) actually graduated. The judge said Adeleke’s name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980. The judgment was on a suit filed by two members of APC, Wahab Raheem and...
INEC Rules Out Fresh Governorship Election In Rivers State
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INEC Rules Out Fresh Governorship Election In Rivers State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the conduct of fresh governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State. This is as the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, walked out of the stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC to continue the suspended March 9 elections in the state. The meeting, which held at an event centre, located along Eastern Bye-Pass, Port Harcourt, was boycotted by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Labour Party (LP). Speaking at the meeting, INEC National Commissioner in-charge of Bayelsa, Rivers and Edo States, May Agbamuche-Mbu, emphasised that a fresh election would not be conducted in the state. Agbamuche-Mbu, who stated that the commission would resume collation ...
I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde
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I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, has promised to review all contracts awarded by the state government after the March 9 governorship election. Makinde made the promise in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by his spokesman, Mr Dotun Oyelade. He said, “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date. “While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.” The governor-elect pointed out that information from civil servants wh...
Concede Defeat To PDP Candidate – APC Chieftain, Others Tell Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow
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Concede Defeat To PDP Candidate – APC Chieftain, Others Tell Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow

Jibrilla Bindow, Governor of Adamawa State, and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been urged to concede defeat to “save the state unnecessary trouble”. The governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by Professor Andrew Haruna, the Returning Officer for Adamawa State, who said the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the two leading contestants. However, in separate appeals, elders in the state insist that Ahmed Umar Fintiri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the election. Babachir David Lawan, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and a chieftain of the APC, said: "The only honourable thing to do is for my party's candidate, Governor Bindow, to concede and give peace a chance...
Governorship Election: Our Victory Will Be Sweet – Wike
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Governorship Election: Our Victory Will Be Sweet – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Rivers people to remain calm as the success of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the March 9 Governorship Election would be a sweet victory in the end. Governor Wike said that the will of Rivers people would prevail at the end of the day despite the conspiracy against the people of the State. He spoke on Friday when members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP presented their INEC Certificates of Return to him at a ceremony in the Government House, Port Harcourt “I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe in peace, therefore, Rivers people should remain calm. We believe in due process. I believe that INEC is doing their best to follow the due process. “In the end, it will be a s...
PVCs For Sale In Kano, Police Arrest 3 Buyers
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PVCs For Sale In Kano, Police Arrest 3 Buyers

The Kano Police Command has arrested three persons for allegedly buying permanent voter cards(PVCs), ahead of the supplementary governorship elections on 23 March. DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Kano on Wednesday. Haruna said on March 12 at about 8 p.m, based on information received, 39 year-old Sa’adatu Isma’il of Brigade Quarters, Kano, and Halima Abba, 55, of Tal’udu Quarters, were arrested for purchasing PVCs from voters at Gama Quarters Nasarawa Local Government area of the state. “The suspects bought the PVC each at the sum of N5,000 and above, eight PVCs were recovered from them with the cash sum of 10,000,” Haruna said. He also said that on March 13, at about 10:00a.m one Mukhtar Shu’ai...
Akwa Ibom: ‘God Crushed APC’s Federal Might’ – Gov Emmanuel Speaks On Victory
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Akwa Ibom: ‘God Crushed APC’s Federal Might’ – Gov Emmanuel Speaks On Victory

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, Gov. Udom Emmanuel, Sunday night, reacted to his victory at the polls. The governor said God defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its federal might. He won thirty local government areas, including Ikot-Abasi, the local government of his opponent Obong Nsima Ekere but lost to APC in Essien Udim, Senator Godswill Akpabio’s local government. The Returning Officer (RO), Prof. Faraday Osasere Orumwense, Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo state, said Emmanuel polled a total number 519712 votes to defeat Ekere, who scored 171,978 – a win margin of 347,734 votes. In his speech, Udom thanked the people for their support. He said: “You went out to the polls and ag...
I Will Shock PDP – Ganduje
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I Will Shock PDP – Ganduje

Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has vowed to give the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) a shocker during the rerun of governorship election. He also declared his victory is guaranteed. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kano governorship election inconclusive following allegation of irregularities in Nasarawa local government area. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture and Chairman, Publicity 2019 Election, Malam Muhammad Garba said: “Ganduje is unperturbed by the wishful thinking and slapdash deportment of the PDP candidate considering what happened in the inconclusive election widely characterized by alleged vote buying and voter intimidation by the party”. He said the All Progressives Congress and its ca...
I Will Retain APC Appointees Who Are Competent – Seyi Makinde
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I Will Retain APC Appointees Who Are Competent – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, says he will retain persons appointed by the outgoing All Progressives Congress if they are found to be competent. Makinde, who won the governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party said this during an interview with Lagelu FM 96.7 which was monitored by our correspondent on Tuesday. The governor-elect, who spoke in Yoruba language, said he would put competence ahead of party consideration. He said, “We are willing to work with anyone even in the APC. If we see they are good or if an appointee appointed by the APC is good, we will retain him. At the end of the day, people are more concerned with results.” He also announced a cancellation of the N3,000 education levy which was imposed on students by the Gove...
Okey Bakassi Says Imo Has Been Liberated As Emeka Ihedioha Wins
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Okey Bakassi Says Imo Has Been Liberated As Emeka Ihedioha Wins

Okey Bakassi who reacted to the outcome of the governorship election in Imo, said the state has been liberated as Emeka Ihedioha won the election which had Uche Nwosu as the incumbent Governor, Rochas Okorocha's anointed candidate. Okey Bakassi who shared his thoughts via Instagram after it was announced that Emeka Ihedioha won the Imo Governorship election, wrote; CONGRATULATIONS!!! My Governor. Imo State has been liberated. To God be the Glory. #betterimostate #imostate #liberation#igbo #mbaisenweremadu
Kano Election: Emir Sanusi Speaks On INEC Declaration Of Inconclusive Results
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Kano Election: Emir Sanusi Speaks On INEC Declaration Of Inconclusive Results

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has reacted to the declaration of governorship election in the State inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. Emir Sanusi addressing a press conference on Tuesday at his palace urged residents of Kano to be patient and allow INEC to conclude its assignment, regarding the inconclusive gubernatorial elections in some states across the country. He noted that the electoral body had the authority to conduct and announce the results of election and should be allowed to do its job in Kano. He said, “INEC had already announced that the election held in Kano on Saturday was inconclusive because there were a number of polling units where elections would be held again and it was after the completion of electi...