BREAKING: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the winner of the poll. The Tribunal made the declaration on Friday after dismissing a preliminary objection against the petition of the PDP and Senator Adeleke, challenging the September 2018 governorship election in the state. The preliminary objection was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The three defendants claimed that the…

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Election: Police, Army not at loggerheads

Nigeria police has said that the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Nigeria police force are not at loggerhead contrary to the news making around over electoral violence during the presidential elections in some states. The Nigeria police public relations officer ACP Frank Mba made this known while addressing journalists at a joint section of the Armed Forces and the Nigeria police at the defence headquarters in Abuja ahead of the supplementary elections scheduled for Saturday 23rd of March 2019 in some states. It could be worthy of note that their were…

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Supplementary Elections: IGP Directs AIGs, CPs in Affected States

The Inspector General of police has deployed 5 DIGs, 3 AIGs and 15 CPs to provide supervision, direction and support in the election In furtherance to the IGP statement towards ensuring hitch-free elections in the Country, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections. …

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Faleke blasts kogi APC over Betrayal of Campaign Promises

 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has condemned  the All Progressive Congress ( APC)  in Kogi State for its failure to keep campaign promises. The Leadership of APC of Ijumu LGA of Kogi State had accused Faleke  of  anti-party activities in the state during the general elections. Faleke who was a running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the November 21st, 2015 governorship election in the State, hails from Ekirin-adde in Ijumu LGA of…

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Court sacks Omo-Agege, Others

The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba today sacked the Jones Erue-led executive committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State.  In its two-hour judgment, the court, presided over by Justice Toyin Adegoke upheld the Cyril Ogodo-led Delta APC faction in the state, declaring the executives as duly elected. Justice Adegoke further held that all actions purportedly taken by the Erue-led executives were null and void, thereby nullifying the candidacy of the candidates who emerged from the primaries conducted by the Erue-led executives. According to Rowland Ekpe, the…

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Okorocha appeals to INEC to release his senate certificate

Governor Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him with certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West. He made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja today. “I will advise INEC to do the right thing, to release my certificate so that I can celebrate as others. I want to be in the Senate and it will be interesting if I am there ” Okorocha said. He urged INEC not to allow itself manipulated by his political opponents, who he said, wanted…

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INEC fixes date to end deadlock in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, 2 others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary election in on 23 March in Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa, and three other states where the March 9 elections are deadlocked. The other states are Benue, Plateau and Bauchi. Festus Okoye, head of the commission’s information and voter education committee, announced INEC’s decision on Tuesday in a statement. “The Commission met today, 12th March 2019 and reviewed the conduct of the 29 Governorship and 991 State constituency elections held on 9th March 2019. In all, the Commission declared winners in the Governorship…

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Group hails Ihedioha’s election as victory for Imo people

Lagos – The League of Imo Professionals in Lagos state has hailed the election of Mr Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state, describing it as victory for the Imo people. The victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate was greeted with widespread jubilation among Imo indigenes in Lagos. Mr Obi Anyawu, the spokesman of the group, which played significant role in the realisation of the change of leadership in the state, said that “the victory is for the people of Imo.” Speaking in an interview with NAN…

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PDP Reacts To Inconclusive Polls

Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, of playing the script of president Buhari and the APC by declaring states where the PDP clearly won as inconclusive. PDP national publicity secretary kola Ologbondiyan said this in Abuja while addressing newsmen. On the situation in Rivers state, the PDP blamed the Director general of Buhari campaign organization and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of mounting pressure on INEC to remove the REC.

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Elections: Peaceful Elections in Enugu, CP Suleiman hails Officers

The Commissioner of police, Enugu State command CP Suleiman Balarabe has expressed satisfaction over the 2019 Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections. CP Suleiman who congratulated men and officers of command for a job well done said, “your professional displays on the day of election is outstanding”. He said, ” the need to commend you all cannot be over emphasized as all hands were on deck in line with the compliance of operational guidelines of the Inspector General of police IGP Mohammed Adamu”. He mention that a murder case…

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Breaking News: Babajide Sanwo-Olu Wins Lagos Governorship Election

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Lagos governorship election.  Sanwo-Olu polled a total of 739,445 votes to beat his closest rival Jimmy Agbaje of the PDP who polled a total of 206,141 votes. INEC’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, noted that the APC candidate, Sanwo-Olu, having polled a majority of the votes cast at the polls, is declared the winner of the election. Sanwo-Olu defeated Agbaje by a very broad margin of 533,304 votes. In…

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INEC Suspends Elections In Mopamuro, Kogi LG

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, postponed the state House of Assembly election across Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi state. The Electoral Officer, Mopamuro LGA, Mr Okpanachi Ojodale, told the News Agency of Nigeria, at the INEC office in Mopa, that the election was postponed to Sunday, March 10, due to wrong ballot papers that were taken to the area. According to Ojodale, the ballot papers belonging to Akpa LGA in Kogi East, were taken to Mopamuro LGA, development that was discovered in the early hours of Saturday…

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INEC Office In Akwa Ibom Burnt Hours Before Governorship And Assembly Election

With just hours to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been razed by fire. It is not yet known how the fire started, but it is said to have been started by persons suspected to be hoodlums. Elections materials were destroyed in the incident. At the time of this report, it was not yet clear if the destruction of election materials would affect elections in the state, leading…

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AD Set To Win Lagos State

The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy,AD in Saturday’s election in Lagos State, Chief Owolabi Salis, has expressed confidence that his party stands a better chance to coast to victory. Salis while addressing newsmen in Lagos recently opined that his party would trounce the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s poll. Chief Salis popularly called ‘Oba Mekunu’, noted that his decision to participate in the election was based on his passion for the less privileged and to guarantee a formidable and beneficial economic status for the citizenry, stressing,…

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Tribunal orders INEC to allow PDP access to election materials

The Court of Appeal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have access to all certified copies of the materials used in conducting the 2019 presidential election. This, according to the court, is in pursuant to section 151(1 &2) of the Electoral Act as amended in 2010 which states that: (1) An order for an inspection of a polling document or an inspection documents of a document or any other packet in the custody of the Chief…

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Lawmaker laments clamp down on opposition, charges IGP to release detained PDP chairman in kogi

 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The member representing Bassa LGA in the Kogi state House of Assembling Hon. Sunday Shigaba has called on the Inspector General of police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, the Deputy inspector General of police (DIG) in charge of elections for Kwara and kogi Godwin Nwobodo and Commissioner of police Hameed Busari to ensure unconditional release of the chairman of PDP Bassa LGA Hon. Augustine Wodi who was arrested and detained by the officers of SARS yesterday. The lawmaker who is also the Candidate of the PDP in the Saturday House of Assembly…

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Elections: APC Candidates, Others Step Down For PDP

Governor David Umahi’s re-election bid received a boost on Tuesday when 26 opposition candidates stepped down for him. Also, two All Progressives Congress (APC) State House of Assembly candidates at the event also announced that they were stepping down for opposition PDP candidates. Okorie Ogbonnaya of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP), who spoke on behalf of the governorship candidates, said their decision was to allow for continuity. “After critically appraising the developmental stride of Governor Umahi and in perfect agreement that he has done well in his first term and…

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Kogi Media group expresses concern over Gubernatorial, Assembly elections

ATABOR JULIUS Lokoja The Okun Media Link, a popular voice of the people of kogi west senatorial zone of the state has expressed worries over ugly signal of alleged threat to peace and security across the zone for the saturday gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections. In a press release signed by the Chairman Friday Ogungbemi and made available to Journalists in lokoja on Wednesday warned politicians to eschew violence and to embrace peaceful conduct of the elections advising that all the candidates are brethren whose aim is for…

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