Ondo 2020: Akeredolu defeats Jegede again, wins second term as governor

      The incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has been declared winner of the just concluded Ondo State Governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) . He defeated his main challenger and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, and his Deputy Governor and candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi, to emerge the winner. The incumbent governor won 15 of the 18 Local Government Areas results declared by INEC while his closest rival, Jegede, won in three local government areas…

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Ondo 2020: SDP crumbles as chieftains abandon party for APC, PDP

As the Ondo State gubernatorial election draws near, the real political players and jokers are being identified in the race for the governorship seat. Political experts that predicted that it’s going to be a two horse race between the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Peoples’ Congress, APC and the Peoples’ Democratic Party ((PDP) candidate, Prof. Eyitayo Jegede were not wrong after all. In less than a week to election, the party chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr. Dele Ogunbameru, led the chairmen of 10 other political…

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Nigeria@60: Buhari has divided the country, turned it to poverty capital of the world -Tambuwal

In response to President Buhari’s Independence Day speech, the PDP Governors’ Forum led by the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said Buhari’s actions had divided Nigeria. The forum, in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Reflection on Nigeria @ 60: The past, present and way forward…We need a national dialogue,’ issued by Tambuwal, said Buhari supervised the nation’s slide into extreme decay within just five years in power. It said in spite of enviable strides recorded since independence 60 years ago, the nation appeared to be on reverse gear with the…

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PDP should retire Bode George from politics to win Senate seat -Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose warned the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State to retire Chief Olabode George from politics if the party must achieve anything meaningful. He said this in a statement on Wednesday by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, titled ‘Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress, urges support for BOG to win senatorial bye-election – Fayose’. The statement quoted Fayose as speaking during the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election on Tuesday. Fayose emphasised that Bode George should…

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You wasted Rivers State resources, Wike replies Amaechi

Minister for Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi may have drawn another round of war with his comments at the burial ceremony of the eminent jurist, Justice Adolphus Karibi Whyte when he said that the governor of Rivers State, Gov. Nyesom Wike has caged the people and that they do not have voice to speak on insecurity and other defects in the state. Though, the governor was not at the event but was represented. In his words, Amaechi who was a former governor of the state, while addressing the people said “You have…

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APC suspends Ojudu, Tinubu’s in-law, 8 others

Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu and Hon. Oyetunde Ojo; son in-law to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu are part of the members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) suspended by the party in Ekiti State. Ten members were slammed with indefinite suspension over alleged disobedience action, which was as a result of their refusal to withdraw the case they instituted against the party as directed by the National Executive Council of the party. The NEC had in its meeting of June 25, 2020, and attended by President…

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After electoral defeat, Oshiomhole says he is not down

After a devastating loss recorded at the election by the All People’s Congress (APC), the former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has finally come out to speak on the election that saw his estranged godson, Governor Godwin Obaseki win a second term in office against his(Oshiomhole’s) preferred candidate, Pastor Ize Iyamu. Oshiomhole in a video recorded from his gym after some exercise, said he was not down, contrary to what many would be thinking in the aftermath of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s victory in the September…

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Oshiomhole, Tinubu are dangers to democracy

Winner of the Edo State governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in an interview with ARISE TV said the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, and the party’s former National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole would become dangers to the development of democracy in the country if their activities remain unchecked. ”For us the challenge with people like Oshiomhole, Tinubu and others is that they pose a great danger to our democracy; they are extra-constitutional players. “They constitute themselves into what they say they are; they try…

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Edo election: APC cries foul as Obaseki floors Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was returned as winner of the Edo State governorship election on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared him winner of the election. Declaring the final results yesterday at the Benin office of INEC, State Returning Officer, Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh who is the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum, Efurun, said Obaseki met the requirements to be so declared, having polled 307,955 votes to beat his main rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC,…

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Edo 2020: Police to deploy 3 officers per polling unit

The Nigerian Police Force has said it will deploy three police officers and personnel of other security agencies to each of the 2,627 polling units across Edo State for the September 19 governorship election. According to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Adeleye Oyebade on Wednesday, he said the deployment was to ensure effective manning of the polling units and free, fair and peaceful election. Oyebade, who disclosed this in Benin while briefing journalists on the election preparation, assured that the officers would be neutral and professional in their assignments. He…

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