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Edo State Governorship Election
Two candidates in the just-concluded Edo State governorship election, Tracy Ebun Agol of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and Osalumese Areloegbe of the All Peoples Party, may challenge the outcome of the poll.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated those who still regard Governors as Chief Security Officers of their states.
Apparently to thank him for the peaceful outcome of the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, newly re-elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Friday paid an appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, called him on the telephone on the eve of the Edo State governorship election last week and ordered him to leave the state immediately.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to compromise the credibility of Ondo Governorship election with the contemplation of using the Z-pad technology in voter accreditation process.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has not addressed the press since he lost the Edo State governorship election on Saturday and has neither conceded defeat to the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his campaign said Thursday morning in a statement.
Yobe state governor and Chairman Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, his Kogi state counterpart Yahaya Bello and the candidate of the party at the just concluded Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have met behind closed doors in Abuja.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday, received his Certificate of Return, just as he called on former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of the APC to join hands with his administration, in developing the state.
A coalition of over 70 human rights organizations, under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday raised fears over alleged commercialisation of votes in Nigeria, describing it as threat to electoral system.
Bisong, who disclosed that he had his officials across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State during the election, noted that non-functional card readers used for the election across the State raised integrity issues about the poll.
Apparently impressed with the commendations it is receiving from the public for a job well done in the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has restated its earlier promise that the Anambra 2021 Guber Election will be by Electronic Voting method.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting what it termed as a much-improved governorship election, in Edo State.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has described the loss of his party in the Edo State governorship election as people’s revolution against injustice.
Yiaga Africa has said the Edo election has shown that citizens’ access to polling units results increases the integrity of the electoral process and urged the National Assembly to expedite action on reforms to the Electoral Act to legalise electronic transmission of results.
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has commended all stakeholders who made the Saturday’s Edo state governorship election a success.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo chapter, on Sunday rejected the result of the Edo Governorship Election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Benin on Sunday.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
The governor’s announcement, unprecedented outside pandemic declaration, came a day after the his counterpart in Edo State Godwin Obaseki asked all residents to stay indoors following two jailbreaks in Benin.
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday, inaugurated a 32-man judicial committee of inquiry to look into the ongoing EndSARS protest in the state.
Mali’s ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to the Sahel state Wednesday, an official said, after leaving to seek medical treatment following his ouster in an August coup.
The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the State needs additional 150 health workers in the junior cadre to reduce the acute shortage of manpower in the state-owned hospitals.
In the wake of #EndSARS protests that have engulfed many states across the country in the last two weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the protesters to discontinue the street protests.