Thursday , 29 October 2020

politics

Ondo 2020: Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared winner of the governorship election

Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election. INEC Returning Officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) winner with 292,830 votes. Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede polled 195,791 while Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) scored 69,127 votes. Read More »

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12 Local government results have been released by INEC so far. Prof. Idowu Olayinka called for a recess, collation is expected to resume back by 9:00am to take the remaining six LGAs. Akure South LGA: Prof. Olufemi Adesina is Collation Officer. APC: 17,277 PDP: 47,627 ZLP: 2,236 Registered: 286,641. Accredited: 69,961. Valid: 68,428. Rejected: 1,405. Total Cast: 69,833. There were ... Read More »

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Results from Local Government by Local Government available now. Akure North LGA: APC: 9,546 PDP: 12,263 ZLP: 1,046 There are 12 registration areas. Registered: 63,450. Accredited: 24,375. Valid: 23,528. Rejected: 810. Total cast: 24,338. No cancellation in any unit. Owo LGA: APC: 35,957 PDP: 5,311 ZLP: 408 Registered: 128,448. Accredited: 44,634. Valid: 42,680. Rejected: 980. Total Cast: 43,660. No cancellation. ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS : Appeal Court reverses Diri’s sack as Bayelsa Gov

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the August 17, 2020 majority judgment of the Governorship Election Tribunal which sacked Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Bayelsa State. A five-man panel of the appellate court, in two unanimous judgments on Friday, held that the tribunal was wrong to have assumed jurisdiction over the petition ... Read More »

Senatorial District : Bayelsa West: kinsman files suit seeking Dickson’s disqualification

A kinsman of a former Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson has filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja seeking his disqualification from contesting the forthcoming bye-election in Bayelsa West Senatorial District. Owoupele Eneoriekumoh, who hails from Dickson’s Sagbama Local Government Area, is alleging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Form EC9, which Dickson, candidate of the Peoples ... Read More »

Tinubu, in Poetic Phrase, Reacts to APC Loss in Edo Guber Election *”I’m a movement”

In a statement obviously intended to calm nerves and move ahead since the embarrassing loss of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Saturday Edo State governorship election, the national leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has spoken, describing the party’s loss as “a lesson that we are not ... Read More »

EDO 2020: Enter Wike – Obaseki’s new godfather

SIR: Power is a principal thing but the path on which we tread to its courts matters. I think it is hypocritical fighting a system but at the same time enjoying the dysfunctionality of that system. The Edo governorship election has taken its place in the past of gritty and rousing contests. But the lessons from the election will remain ... Read More »

ONDO 2020 : S/West PDP crisis deepens as Fayose, Adebutu, others shun campaign flag off

Immediate past Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Osun State 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke and other notable PDP leaders in the Southwest zone were conspicuously absent at the flag off of the party’s campaign in Akure, Ondo State on Saturday. Fayose and others were not carried along in the runnings of the campaign by ... Read More »

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Kogi Gov’s election

The Supreme Court has upheld the return of Yahaya Bello as winner of the last governorship election in Kogi State. In a unanimous judgment delivered a moment ago, the court’s seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko, dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Musa Wada.  ... Read More »

EDO 2020 : Reason Why, Edo Deputy Speaker was removed

Former Edo Deputy Speaker Yekini Idaiye was removed by seven pro-Governor Godwin Obaseki in Government House, Benin for allegedly endorsing All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the seven lawmakers led by Speaker Francis Okiye claimed Idaiye, who represents Akoko-Edo constituency I, was removed on grounds of gross misconduct and divulging of official secrets. We gathered the pro-Obaseki ... Read More »

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