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The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.3

CLO urges INEC to consolidate on gains of Edo election

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to consolidate on gains of Edo governorship election ahead of the forthcoming Ondo pols.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Edo election: Atiku Abubakar asks voters to vote Governor Obaseki

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked voters to cast their votes for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, in the Saturday’s Governorship election in Edo State.

Edo Assembly invasion: Court admits seven men to N500,000 bail each

A Benin High Court on Monday admitted seven men who allegedly invaded the Edo House of Assembly complex on Aug. 6, to bail in the sum of N500,000 each.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

APC: Governor Obaseki’s N1.5 billion loan bid for vote-buying

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of seeking an approval for a N1.5 billion loan from the factional Edo State House of Assembly headed by Hon Frank Okiye for buying votes during the September 19 governorship poll.
The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to make an impact in the gubernatorial election in Edo State has suffered a major setback, following the recent defection of over 5, 000 of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who reaffirmed their unflinching support for the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Obaseki: How 14 Edo Assembly members-elect were deceived

Edo State Governor and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said yesterday that the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, deceived the 12 members-elect of the state’s Assembly who refused to present themselves for inauguration and two others whose seats were declared vacant, denying their constituents representation.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: Comrade Oshiomhole deceived 14 Edo Assembly members-elect

Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, deceived the 12 members-elect of the state’s Assembly who refused to present themselves for inauguration and two others whose seats were declared vacant, denying their constituents representation.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC: Governor Obaseki, PDP fuelling religious tension

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Tuesday, accused Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of fuelling religious tension ahead of the governorship election in the state.
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Edo guber: APC urges PDP, Governors Obaseki, Wike to purge themselves of rigging, violence

The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as Governors Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Nyesom Wike of Rivers to purge themselves of their age-long undemocratic habits of election rigging, vote-buying and violence.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: Court fixes date to hear suit seeking APC candidate, running mate’s disqualification

The ongoing political drama in Edo State on Monday shifted to Abuja where some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have approached the Federal High Court with a suit seeking the disqualification of the party’s candidate for Governor, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and candidate for Deputy Governor Mr Audu Ganiyu, in the forthcoming governorship election in the State.

Labour Party: Senator Tinubu can’t impose policies on Edo

The candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Isaiah Osifo, said former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, cannot impose his ‘retrogressive’ politics on Edo people.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Edo Assembly crisis: Senator Bamidele condemns action, slams Governor Obaseki

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC EKiti Central), Sunday condemned in strong terms, the alleged invasion of the State Assembly Complex in Benin City last week.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Former Reps member calls for Governor Obaseki’s impeachment

A former two term member of the House of Representatives from Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi State, Sunday Karimi, has called on the newly inaugurated faction of Edo State House of Assembly to impeach the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, with immediate effect.

Edo Assembly crisis: 17 lawmakers fix date for sitting

The crisis rocking Edo House of Assembly is not about to end as the 17 lawmakers opposed to Governor Godwin Obaseki vowed to sit next Wednesday.

Dan Orbih: Asiwaju Tinubu behind Edo Assembly crisis

The National Vice Chairman, South-South, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih, says All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is behind the political instability rocking the Edo State House of Assembly.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Edo PDP asks Asiwaju Tinubu to concentrate on 2023 ambition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State has advised the former governor of Lagos State, now National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to concentrate on what they described as epileptic 2023 presidential ambition rather than wasting time and energy on Edo political situation.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo Assembly crisis: AGF’s directive to IGP a nullity – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as a nullity the directive by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to provide security for some individuals who controversially took oath of office as member-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly earlier in the week.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Edo guber: AGF requests security for 17 Edo assemblymen

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a memo sent to Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for police protection for 17 members of the Edo State House of Assembly.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo Assembly saga: Conference of Speakers accuses Governor Obaseki of autocracy

Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria on Saturday, accused the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki of running an autocratic government in the state.

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Senator Tinubu: Casualties of Lekki shooting have some questions to answer

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Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

#EndSARS: Governor Uzodinma releases N6 billion for Imo youths

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