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YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.

Ondo election: INEC begins recruitment of NYSC members as ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the opening of a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.
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NCDC records 131 new virus cases, as total infections hit 56,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.
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 election: Governor Obaseki declares Friday work-free

Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020, as a work-free day.

Edo election: INEC urges stakeholders to observe distribution of sensitive materials

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that all sensitive materials for poll has left the vault of Central Bank of Nigeria, in Benin City.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Edo election: Senator Tinubu cannot determine fate of Godwin Obaseki – Governor Wike

Chairman of the Edo State governorship election National Campaign Council, Governor Nyesom Wike, has said he disagrees with Senator Bola Tinubu over his comments about the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, not being a democrat.
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 election: Governor Obaseki hails President Buhari’s call for peaceful, transparent polls

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for a peaceful and credible governorship election in the state is a re-assuring tunic that will boost voter turnout on Sept. 19.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA Africa: Why Edo may experience spike in number of virus cases

Yiaga Africa, a citizen-led NGO, on Thursday raised the alarm that cases of coronavius may spike in Edo state, after the governorship election slated for Saturday.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo election: Senator Tinubu arrogating to himself powers he doesn’t have – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Senator Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to desist from arrogating powers he doesn’t have to himself, especially on this weekend’s governorship election in Edo state.

Edo election: NBA calls for signing of electoral act

Less than 48 hours to the Edo State Governorship Election billed for Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has said elections in Nigeria will continue to be a do or die affairs until Electoral Reforms Act is amended.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo election: Count us out of any political alliance – SDP

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo State has emphasised that the party is not in any political alliance with any political party in the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Edo election: NSCDC deploys 13,3111 personnel, 60 sniffer dogs

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.
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EU congratulates Edo political leaders on the peace accord

The European Union has congratulated Edo political leaders on the accord ahead of this Saturday governorship election.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP welcomes UK visa ban, asset seizure against election riggers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to impose Visa ban as well as seizure of assets and property belonging to those involved in the undermining of Nigeria’s electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa says it has distributed sensitive election materials to Registration Area Centres (RACs) in the state.

Edo election: Sensitive materials arrive central bank in Benin

Sensitive materials for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo arrived the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), office in Benin on Wednesday.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Edo election: CNPP urges INEC, security agencies to end vote buying

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has advised the Federal Government to refrain from acts capable of killing Nigeria’s democracy.
Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State including the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi were among the dignitaries that graced the final rally for the re-election bid of Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

Governor Okowa: Re-electing Godwin Obaseki will be one of the best decisions Edo people...

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the people of Edo to re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki because it will be in their best interest to do so.

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YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
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