ADP members defect to PDP in Edo

July 7, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Many members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a few weeks after the defection of the Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP. The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South West and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo. The defections came as Edo Read More

Kogi: We’ll get justice at Supreme Court – PDP

July 5, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the judgment of the Court of Appeal in favour of Governor Yahaya Bello does not vitiate or detract from the fact by hard evidence that it won the November 16, 2019 Kogi state governorship election. PDP in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday said the Appeal Court in Read More

Revealed! Full list of serving, ex-governors, deluge of current, former lawmakers, others in Edo guber 49-man campaign squad

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 1

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his Imo state counterpart to lead the national campaign team ahead of the governorship election in Edo state. While governor Ganduje will serve as the chairman, governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma will serve as deputy chairman and Hon. Abbas Braimoh as Secretary of Read More

Again, PDP mocks Ize-Iyamu’s relationship with Oshiomhole

June 29, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo state governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to present any positive comment made on him by the erstwhile APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Ize-Iyamu had claimed all that Oshiomhole said about him were not from his heart. But the PDP in a statement by Read More

Breaking – Ondo guber: PDP extends sale of nomination form, day after deputy gov joined party

June 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of nomination forms for the Ondo state governorship election. Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled to hold on October 10, this year by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party extends the last day for the sale of nomination forms from the earlier announced date of Monday, June 22, Read More

As Obaseki declares for PDP… APC loses Edo

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declaring that the move was in furtherance of his ambition to seek re-election for a second term in the governorship election billed for September, 2020. Obaseki arrived at the PDP secretariat on First East circular road at about 1.30pm amidst jubilation by party members and supporters. He Read More

No deadline extension for primaries, submission of nomination forms in Edo- INEC

June 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would not extend the deadline for the conduct of primaries and submission of parties nominations for the September 19 Edo governorship election. The INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at the commission’s second virtual consultative meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), Wednesday in Abuja. Yakubu reminded Read More

Novelty of Edo, Ondo polls amidst Covid-19 pandemic

June 5, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Nigeria is yet to be declared free of the global Coronavirus, however, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would not be deterred as the commission has rolled out the time table for the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo state, respectively. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examines the prospects and challenges of conducting elections amidst the pandemic. Electioneering campaign in Nigeria Read More

Kogi gov appeal: Group petitions NJC, others over panel composition

May 29, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

A group, Nigeria Integrity Movement, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), and the Acting President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica B. Dongban-Mensem, over alleged plan by some judges to subvert the composition of Kogi State Election Petition Appeal Panel.  The National Coordinator of the Movement, Mr. Kayode Esan, who leveled the allegation Friday in Abuja, called for transparency in the Read More

Edo, Ondo elections: IPAC back INEC’s policy

May 27, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has pledged support to the lndependent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) new policy on conducting elections in the country. The council noted that “the new measure outlined in its recently released Policy On Conducting Elections in the Context of the COVID -19 pandemic document as being realistic, exhaustive, health-sensitive and in tune with reality of Read More

INEC won’t bend rules for Ondo, Edo guber polls – Okoye

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner and chairman information & voter education committee, Festus Okoye, says the coronavirus lockdown cannot force the commission to go outside the constitutionals stipulated dates for the conduct of the governorship elections in Ondo and Edo states, respectively. He spoke to Tope Musowo. The INEC National Commissioner says the commission’s readiness for Ondo and Edo Read More

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Ondo PDP assures on free, fair LG congresses

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo state chapter has assured those seeking to contest for positions in the forth coming local government congresses of free and fair contest. It said the Ondo LG congresses would be devoid of any crisis or rancour. The state chairman of the PDP, Engr Clement Faboyede, Said the congresses would make the party stronger ahead Read More

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Shut up! The Supreme Court does not give electoral victory

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

But the APC has taken swipe at the PDP saying the opposition party’s application for the Supreme Court review its judgement on Imo state governorship election was an attempt at electoral fraud. Now suspended national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said it was even legally unwise for Emeka Ihedioha to ask the Supreme Court to review its judgment, knowing full well Read More

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Accept S/Court judgement, APC tells Bayelsans…lead

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa state chapter has appealed to the state electorate to accept the judgement of the Supreme Court that nullified its victory at the November 16th, 2019 governorship election. The party chairman, Jothan Amos, made the appeal Thursday following Wednesday’s Supreme Court’s refusal to review its judgement which sacked Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. Speaking in Yenagoa, Read More

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Certificate forgery: INEC devices new strategy, picks dates for Edo, Ondo display

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would display personal credentials of political aspirants ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states for public scrutiny. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who revealed this during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners in Abuja, Friday said the new was imperative after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, the former Read More

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Lyon: Why Oshiomhole should be sacked, prosecuted – Afenifere

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Yoruba Socio-Cultural organisation, Afenifere, Sunday called for the removal and prosecution of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, over his recent inflammatory comment. According to Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, while reacting to Oshiomhole’s insistence that there won’t be governor in Bayelsa state on Friday, he said the inflammatory comment by Oshiomhole over the Supreme Court ruling Read More

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PDP calls on NASS to legalise card reader in elections

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo state chapter has urged the National Assembly to legalise the use of card readers in elections in the country. The party made the urge through its state Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, Thursday in Benin said this was against the backdrop of the party’s preparation for the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The Read More

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Zamfara: APC reports PDP to Oshiomhole as Yari blasts Shinkafi

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, Tuesday led the party’s state chapter to report alleged intimidation by his state government against members of the APC. The former governor also faulted the claim by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the 2019 Zamafara state governorship election, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi that he was threatening the fragile peace in the Read More

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu has no opposition – Elders

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Elders of the All Progressives Congress in the Ondo South Senatorial District have declared that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would have no opposition in his bid to secure the party ticket for this year’s governorship election. The governor, who is seeking a second term in office, was given the assurance Thursday when the elders, under the auspices of the Ondo South Read More

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Kogi Election: Hearing on PDP, Wada’s petitions fixed for Feb 10

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, has fixed February 10 for pre-hearing on the petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Engineer Musa Wada. The All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was dragged to the tribunal by the petitioner over the November 16, 2019 Read More

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Anti-party activity: Kogi PDP elders demand expulsion of Idris, son

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Elders of the Kogi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate expulsion of the former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris  and his son, Abubakar Ibrahim Idris, for alleged anti-party activities.  Idris was a governorship aspirant under the platform of  PDP in the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state . The Read More

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Tight security as Supreme Court delivers judgment on Kano, Sokoto, others 

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There was tight Security in Abuja as Supreme Court on Monday delivered judgment on Sokoto, Kano and other state governorship elections. It was observed that police personnel and vehicles were seen positioned at strategic places and roads leading to the apex court. The police and army security vehicles were also seen patrolling roads area adjourning the Federal Secretariat to avoid Read More

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Uzodinma’s victory, new year gift for APC, Buhari– Oyetola

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor  Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has described the victory of Senator Hope Uzodinma at the Supreme Court as a New Year gift for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyetola, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Wednesday in Osogbo, said  the judgment had put to rest the tussle over who truly Read More

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2020: Ondo PDP leaders endorse ex-publicity secretary as guber aspirant

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in Ondo State, on Tuesday, endorsed Mr Banji Okunomo as a governorship aspirant, ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state. Notable party leaders, including party executives, former local government chairmen and other stakeholders across the 18 local government areas in the state, converged on Okitipupa to endorse Okunomo, a former PDP Publicity Read More

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Kogi/ Bayelsa polls an implication for election security management – CLEEN

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

CLEEN foundation has observed that the outcome of the just concluded Kogi/ Bayelsa state governorship elections has implication for election security management and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria.  The foundation also expressed concern that key stakeholders such as Politicians, INEC and security agencies have not taken lessons from previous elections in preparation for the just concluded gubernatorial elections.  The Executive Read More