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September 19 Governorship Election

Edo election: Impunity responsible for APC’s defeat – Odigie Oyegun

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday attributed the loss by the party during the September 19 governorship election in Edo State to the dynamic nature of democracy.
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Edo election: I’m not down – Comrade Oshiomhole

Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said he was not down, contrary to what many would be thinking in the aftermath of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s victory in the September 19 governorship election.
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.

Governor Obaseki: It’s immoral for me to dump PDP for APC anytime soon

Governor Godwin Obaseki says he has no intention of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Edo election: APC rejects Governor Obaseki’s victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the election after securing 307, 955 votes, while the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress polled 223,619.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

HURIWA warns President Buhari to Stay off Edo elections

With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for an urgent review of the revenue formula of the country.

PDP accuses Senator Tinubu of using Lagos council money to win Edo election

Edo state State Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council has raised the alarm over a plot by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and APC chieftains in Edo to rig and buy votes during the September 19 governorship election with N300 million polled from local councils in Lagos State.

Edo guber: PDP, APC bicker over ‘plans to rig’ election

Six days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the end seems not to be in sight as regards allegations and counter-allegations of attempts by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) to perpetrate violence and rig the polls.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo election: Ex-Army provost, others leave PDP for APC

Barely five days to the September 19th governorship election, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen (rtd) and numerous members of a group called Friends for SIMPLE Agenda over the weekend defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and pledged to supports the party’s candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Edo election: Police won’t compromise standard – IGP

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has vowed to ensure that officers and men of the force deployed for the election uphold the standard requirements for a peaceful and credible election.
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Edo guber: APC, REC bicker over ‘rigging plan’

Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, yesterday, engaged in verbal war as the APC alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki has engaged the REC to manipulate the September 19 governorship election.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo guber: Police dissolve vigilante groups ahead of poll

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Zone 5, Dibai Yakadi, yesterday, directed that all community vigilante groups in Edo State should be disbanded, a few days to the September 19 governorship election to prevent arms from getting to wrong people.
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: PDP, Governor Obaseki plan to rig Edo election using ex-INEC staff

The verbal war between the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State ahead of the September 19, governorship election continued, yesterday, as the APC accused the PDP and its governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki of engaging the services of a former senior staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, to rig the election.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

N700 million fund: I can’t return what I didn’t collect – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

The All Progressives Congress candidate for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he cannot refund N700m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because he never collected such money to start with.

Edo governorship candidate dumps party, defects to PDP

The candidate of the Accord Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Godday Idahosa, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Edo guber: APC, PDP bicker over heavy police presence

The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over a strange dispatch of a team of Police officers, numbering over 50, to Okpella community where they are occupying the private residence of a political appointee of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Edo: CSO protest, petition Britain over heightening violence

The Coalition of Civil Society organization (CSO), for Good Governance and Electoral Matters on Wednesday, staged a protest in Abuja against the growing threats of violence by partisans ahead of the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed details of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

Edo guber: Comrade Oshiomhole visited President Buhari to demand federal might – CAGG

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has claimed that the recent visit to the Presidential Villa by the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was to ask President Muhammadu Buhari for the presence of federal might in Edo State during the September 19 governorship election.
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo guber: PDP, APC candidates battle for monarch’s blessings

The leading candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are in a rat race of sorts for the support of traditional rulers in the state.

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