Breaking: Obaseki visits Buhari, breaks silence on APC return (Pictures)

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state a while ago paid thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, days after he secured his second victory. Obaseki who was in company of his deputy Philip Shuaibu told state house correspondents that he will remain with the Peoples Democratic Party. Obaseki beat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress and others to win Read More

Bayelsa guber: Appeal Court dismisses UPC’s suit

September 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Thursday dismissed the appeal filed against the election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa by the United Peoples’ Congress (UPC) and its governorship candidate, Mr Stephen Ibiene. The party and its candidate are currently appealing the outcome of the last gubernatorial election in the state as delivered by the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Read More

Edo 2020: Lessons for APC

September 23, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

Edo 2020 governorship election was a contest between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and itself. The outcome of the election has many lessons for the ruling APC. The lessons for the APC are for ‘today’ in regards to the current high-wired rivalry within the party and for ‘tomorrow’- the 2023 general elections and the politics of APC presidential primaries. The Read More

Revealed! How Obaseki floored Ize-Iyamu in Edo

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Godwin Obaseki, winner of the Edo state governorship election. The results from the 18 local government areas of the state announced by INEC Returning Officer Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh indicated that Governor Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 votes to floor his All Progressives Read More

Obaseki speaks moments after winning Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared that the outcome of the 2020 governorship election in Edo state was a reflection of the will of the Edo People. Obaseki who spoke shortly after he was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday said “The great people of Edo State have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. “Words Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of Edo state governorship Election 2020. The Returning Officer in the election Prof. Agofure Rukeh of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, returned Obaseki reelected after he polled 307,955 Votes to beat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who Read More

Edo: Reps condemn siege on Wike, other PDP govs

September 19, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the reported clampdown on its governor by security officers in Benin City, Edo state capital. The party alleged that the action was on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. The leader of the Caucus, Kingsley Chinda in a Read More

Edo gov poll: Obaseki visits IGP, raises concerns over violence

September 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has raised concerns over violence that marred the governorship election campaigns in Edo state, even as he expressed fears that it could discourage voter participation in the forthcoming election. Obaseki stated this, Monday, when he visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, in his office at the Force headquarters, Abuja. The Read More

INEC tasks religious leaders on non-violence guber poll in Edo

September 3, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to religious leaders in Edo state to sensitise the faithful to shun any form of violence before, during and after the forthcoming governorship elections in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr John Alalibo, made the call Thursday during a one-day stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting in Benin. The REC said the commission’s Read More

Towards a peaceful Edo poll

September 3, 2020 Funmi Williams-Fashoro 0

In his quest to get a second term, Governor Godwin Obaseki has made some new friends in his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Among them is Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers state.For a name associated with avoidable controversies, pundits fear he could employ his controversies into the Edo state governorship election on September 19. The governorship election in Read More

Ondo guber polls: CNPP sues for peace

September 1, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

  The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ondo state Tuesday called on stakeholders to allow peace reign as the October 10, 2020 governorship election approaches. Speaking in Akure, Ondo state capital, at a press conference, chairman of CNPP in the state, Comrade Rotimi Boboye, said the group observed the recourse to violence, intimidation and subterfuge by officials of Read More

APC hails Bello’s victory at S/Court, PDP shocked

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello on his unanimous affirmation by the Supreme Court as the winner of the Kogi state governorship election held on November 16, 2019. In a unanimous judgment on Monday, a seven-member panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Mohammed, dismissed for lack of merit Read More

Edo, Ondo polls: IG reads riot act to CPs on emerging trends, threats

August 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Edo and Ondo states Commissioners of Police (CPs) to rejig preparations ahead of the governorship elections coming up in the states. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. The IG said the order was to accommodate and address the threats and emerging Read More

Edo, Ondo: Don’t trigger violence, heat up polity, CTA warns stakeholders

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of governorship election in Edo and Ondo states, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA)  has called on all the stakeholders ensure that their actions and words do not trigger violence and heat up the polity unnecessarily.  The organisation enjoined the politicians to be mindful of the health challenges and cooperate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  by abiding Read More

Reduce tension ahead of Edo election, politicians told

August 16, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on politicians in Nigeria to reduce the tension building up ahead of the September 19 Edo governorship elections. A statement by its director, Idayat Hassan, made available to the media at the weekend, urged political parties and their candidates to focus the conversation in the remaining period of the campaign on development Read More

Breaking: Diri remains Bayelsa governor, Tribunal rules

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has just affirmed the election of incumbent governor Duoye Diri. The tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Owei Tongue Woniwei, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. The tribunal delivered by a member of the three-man tribunal, sitting in Abuja, further held Read More

Anyim Pius Anyim, Yusuf Hamisu Mairago: Where are they now?

August 14, 2020 ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA 0

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar Mairago were household names in the country. They made significant impacts in government circles as well as in the political sphere in the past. ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA in this piece asks where they are now. Anyim Pius Anyim Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is, indeed, an intelligent, humble and courageous person whose amenability Read More

Bauchi gov, Bala blasts APC govt over corruption allegations against him, Fintiri

August 14, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government over the corruption allegation levelled against him and governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.  Recalled that the presidency, had in a statement urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack governor Fintiri and the Bauchi state governor over alleged corruption allegations against them before their Read More

Edo 2020: Tambuwal warns against rigging, tasks INEC on credible elections

July 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum and governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, Saturday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections devoid of rigging in Edo come September 19. Tambuwal made the call during the official launch of the PDP governorship campaign by the party’s National Campaign Council Read More

Ondo guber: SDP says no room for defectors

July 22, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said it has no room for defectors from other political parties to become candidates or flag bearers in the forthcoming Ondo state governorship election. The National Publicity Secretary, Mr Alfa Mohammed, made this known in a statement Wednesday in Abuja. Mohammed said that the party was not willing to field defectors because it had Read More

Edo poll: AA, LP, ADC substitute candidates

July 15, 2020 Emeke Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday, said three political parties substituted their candidates earlier nominated for Edo governorship election, scheduled for September 19. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this in Abuja. According to Okoye, the Action Alliance (AA), Labour Party (LP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) were the three Read More