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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Obj at 82: I will continue to criticise Buhari

By Olawale Jokotoye/Abeokuta Former President Olusegun Obasanjo broke his silence Tuesday since President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election last week, by saying he will continue to criticise him. The former leader who had campaigned against Buhari’s re-election by raising a Third Force and a Coalition group, before finally settling for Abubakar Atiku, spoke at an event marking his 82nd birthday. The event took place at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta. His comment followed an advice by the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo that Obasanjo should stop his…

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‘I Was Robbed’, Shehu Sani Reacts To Election Loss

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has reacted to his loss in the National Assembly election. Senator Sani, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, attributed his defeat to alleged electoral malpractices in the poll. “I don’t think I lost that election because you oddly lose an election when it is free, fair, and credible,” said the candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) during his appearance on the programme on Monday. He added, “When it is a robbery, it is either…

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Kano High Court Nullifies PDP Governorship Candidacy

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified Peoples’ Democratic Party Guber Candidacy for not conducting Primaries. Federal High Court Judge, Ambrose Lewis ruled that the purported nomination of Abba Kabir as Governorship Candidate of the Peoples’s Democratic Party PDP is invalid. Counsel to the Plantiff, Kabiru Usman says the PDP would have to provide another Governorship Candidate before the coming Polls. In his remarks, Peoples’ Democratic Party Counsel says the verdict do not affect Abba Kabir as a Candidate but the PDP as a party. According to him, the…

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Atiku Inaugurates Legal Team to Challenge Presidential Election Result

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has inaugurated his legal team to challenge the result of the just concluded presidential election. According to a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the team inaugurated on Saturday is headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Livy Uzoukwu. “I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved,” Atiku was quoted as saying in the statement. He added, “I am encouraged by…

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Election violence: Death awaits perpetrators -Atah Igala

JULIUS ATABOH Lokoja His Royal Majesty, Idakwo Micheal Ameh Oboni II, the Attah Igala , Chairman, Igala Traditional Area Council and president kogi state traditional council has invoked the spirits of his ancestors to deal ruthlessly with the perpetrators of the last Saturday elections violence that led to deaths of innocent persons and wanton destruction of property across Igala/Bassa nation Addressing Journalists in his palace in Idah weekend , the ancestral home of Igala Kingdom, the angry Atah Igala warned politicians and perpetrators of the dastardly act to seek spiritual…

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General elections: Group petitions IGP, NSA over council administrators’ arms stockpile in kogi

INEC partners police to check vote buying, others

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A Socio cultural group in Yagba West LGA, Omo Ti Wa ni has called on the Acting Inspector General of Police National Security Adviser ( NSA) and other security agencies to place surveillance on Hon. Timi Joseph, Administrator, of Yagba West LGA accusing him of stockpiling arms in his Egbe residence ahead the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The group in a petition to the IGP and NSA , and copied other sister security agencies alleged that the administrator is planning to unleash mayhem on the people…

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We have lost confidence in kogi Rec, Lokoja PDP demands his sack

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lokoja LGA of kogi has callled on the National Chairman of INEC professor Mahmood Yakubu to as a matter of urgency redeploy the Resident Electoral Commissioner ( REC) Professor James Apam from the state as a the only guarantee for free, fair and credible rescheduled general elections in the state. The party added that it has lost confidence in the neutrality of the REC in conducting free and fair elections in the state as his activities in the Lokoja / Kotokarfe…

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Kogi Deputy Governor commends press, Commissioner of police over restoration of security details

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Following the outcry over the sudden withdrawal of his Security details , the Deputy Governor of kogi state Elder Simon Achuba has disclosed that the leadership of the police force has promptly restored his security to him.  In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary,  Akor Sylvester and made available to newsmen in Lokoja Monday , the Deputy Governor said his security details have been restored in full yesterday night and have since resumed duties. He commended the Inspector General of Police and the Kogi State…

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My life in danger , kogi Deputy Governor cries out as his ADC, Orderly , security details withdrawn

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Kogi state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba has called on the Inspector General of police , Commissioner of police and the governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello to ensure the release from detention his ADC and police orderly  who have been detained since Friday to safeguard him from untold death. The Deputy Governor made the call on Sunday at a press conference held in his official quarters at Lugard House Lokoja.  He said the call became necessary when his ADC and orderly were summon to the government house on…

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