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Some members and delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State on Monday stormed the party secretariat to protest over the results of the just-concluded gubernatorial primary.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Babatope, on Sunday said the party would win the September 22 governorship election in Osun.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuf, has described the Osun State All Progressives Congress governorship primary election, which produced Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the party, as a charade.
Eleven of the 16 members of the State Working Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have faulted the party’s direct method of primary election used to pick the flag bearer to contest the September 22nd governorship election in the state.
The electoral panel set up by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Osun state governorship primary has assured the 17 aspirants of the party of transparency and level playing ground.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Osun state chapter, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 held a successful Congress where an indigene of Iwo in Osun West senatorial zone, Mr. Munirudeen Kehinde Atanda, emerged the candidate of the party.
Twelve of the seventeen screened aspirants in the Osun State governorship race have rejected the direct mode of primary election as proclaimed by the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will adopt direct primary method in Osun State in choosing a candidate ahead of the state’s governorship election.
Some indigenes of Osun State on the platform of Development Advocacy Group have described the Friday protest for Osun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state as divisive, provocative and mischevious.
Students, traders, and artisans hit streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Friday to protest the alleged marginalisation of Osun West Senatorial District ahead of the governorship election on September 22.
An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ede, has ordered that the private nurse to late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, be remanded in prison custody till June 29th 2018 when the case would come up for hearing.
“It is not inside Nigeria or APC constitution that it should be zoned to a particular area, my firm opinion is that the race should be thrown open to whoever wishes to contest, irrespective of senatorial district, the most credible and competent candidate should emerge through a free and fair primary”, he said.
Hon. Najeem Salaam, Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, has re-assured the people of the state that nothing will stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) from zoning the next governorship seat to Osun West Senatorial District.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
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Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has cautioned police personnel deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders against human rights abuse.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” against women and girls amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday alerted Nigerians on the circulation of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has suggested cancelling the 2019/20 Premier League season.