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Emmanuel Jime: I accept Supreme Court verdict in good faith

Mr Emmanuel Jime, the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate in the 2019 governorship race in Benue, has accepted in good faith the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed Gov. Samuel Ortom’s re-election.

Akwa Ibom PDP protests Imo supreme court judgement

Akwa Ibom state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday joined its counterparts across the country to protest what it called unjust and unfair ruling of the Apex court on the governorship of Imo state.
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Supreme Court halts proceedings in governorship election disputes over judge’s ill health

The much-anticipated hearing of the appeals in relation to the disputed governorship elections in about seven states by the Supreme Court has ended abruptly.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: No more declaration of winners in violent polls

If the recent threat by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is anything to go by, then it will no longer be business as usual for politicians who rely on violence and other means outside the confines of the law to be declared winners and defend same at the Law Courts.
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Adams Oshiomhole: APC not at risk to lose Edo

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday said that his party was not at risk of losing Edo state in the 2020 governorship elections

Governor Dickson: Why I didn’t direct Bayelsans to defend themselves

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has disclosed that he consciously took steps not to direct Bayelsans and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defend themselves in the course of the Bayelsa governorship elections and after the declaration of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner because he did not want the state to be destabilised.

Bayelsa/Kogi election: 62 chairmen of political parties indict police, politicians over violence

Sixty-two Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties under the aegis of Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties on Monday Indicted security agents and politicians over the violence and other electoral fraud that took place in the just concluded Bayelsa/Kogi states gubernatorial elections.

PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi election results

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the Senate yesterday rejected the outcome of the Bayelsa and Kogi states’ governorship election.
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APC condemns post-election violence, killing in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has voiced its condemnation of reported post-election violence in Kogi State which led to the death of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader, Salome Abuh and destruction of property in the state.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Presidency urges PDP to accept defeat with grace

The All Progressives Congress controlled Presidency has told the Peoples Democratic Party to accept defeat in the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections with grace.
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Police: Kogi was more challenging than Bayelsa

The police have lamented that the violence in Kogi State during the governorship elections was worse than that of Bayelsa State.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Collation underway as INEC studies reports of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has begun collation of governorship election results in Kogi and Bayelsa states, reminding its officials of their oath of neutrality and the need to discharge their duties accordingly.
Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday. 4

Sporadic violence greets Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections

Sporadic violence marred polls in two key Nigerian states Saturday, despite a heavy security presence after a bloody run-up to the elections.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and election materials are yet to arrive at the polling units of the former president Goodluck Jonathan and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Douye Diri. 6

Bayelsa guber: Four journalists in boat mishap

A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa capsized and threw the four occupants into the water.

ICPC to monitor Bayelsa, Kogi governorship polls

The Nigerian anti-graft agency, ICPC, says it would monitor the Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Bayelsa/Kogi election: INEC urged on priority-voting for deaf, dumb voters

Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for priority-voting for those with non-visible disabilities such as the deaf and dumb voters in the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

Kogi guber: PDP alleges plot to disenfranchise Kogi East electorate

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi state, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged subterranean plans to deny voters their franchise.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Only atomic bomb can disrupt Saturday elections

Anyone planning to disrupt Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States would need to use an atomic bomb if he is to succeed, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.

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