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PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor
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PDP files lawsuit seeking removal of Mai Mala Buni as Yobe Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of Mai Mala Buni from office as Governor of Yobe state. In the lawsuit filed on August 12 by PDP's lawyer Emeka Etiaba, with Umar Damagum, PDP’s Yobe governorship candidate in the 2019 election, and his running mate, Baba Aji as plaintiffs, the opposition party stated that Buni ceased to be a governor from the moment he accepted to act as the caretaker committee chairman of the APC. Maintaining that Buni violated Section 183 of the Constitution when he accepted to serve as chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite holding the position of an executive governor, PDP is now seeking for an order directing Yobe chief judge or any other senior person...
Violence Erupts at APC Mega Rally in Kano
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Violence Erupts at APC Mega Rally in Kano

Violence erupted at the APC mega rally in Kano state today Saturday, June 12. The rally was organized to welcome former governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), A. A. Zaura, and other decampees into APC. Trouble started when some members of the party began to exchange blows while the speaker of the state House of Assembly Hamisu Chidari was giving his speech. Normalcy has however been restored at the rally. Watch video of the chaso below
Your Decision To Pursue Pre-Election Matters Will Fail – Edo PDP To Ize-Iyamu
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Your Decision To Pursue Pre-Election Matters Will Fail – Edo PDP To Ize-Iyamu

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the decision of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the gubernatorial election in the State, Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu to focus on pre-election issues already before the courts instead of going to the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal was disingenuous and destined to fail. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was said to have said weekend that he will not contest his defeat at the election petition tribunal but continue the cases he instituted against the PDP and Governor Godwin Obaseki The party in a statement in Benin Monday by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, said that, “while we hold that Ize-Iyamu has the right to approach the courts for whatever reason, it is...
“I Am A Senior RCCG Pastor, I Preach Every Sunday” – Ize-Iyamu
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“I Am A Senior RCCG Pastor, I Preach Every Sunday” – Ize-Iyamu

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Sept 19 Edo Governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declared has declared that Nigeria needs more righteous men in politics to drive positive change and bring joy to the people. Igbere TV reports that Ize-Iyamu was responding to a question as to whether he has been able to keep fidelity with his Christian faith as a politician and frontline leader in Edo State’s “cloak-and-dagger politics”. Addressing journalists in Abuja, on Thursday, the APC Edo Governorship candidate said magisterially: “Politics is my mission field.” Citing Proverbs 29 verse 2, which says “when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn,” Ize-Iyamu said he was on a mission ...
Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice
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Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice

Senator Ademola Adeleke has been discharged by a federal high court in Abuja over charges of examination malpractice. Ademola Adeleke, who was a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state and a former senator representing Osun west was arraigned on October 31, 2019, on a four-count charge alongside Sikiru Adeleke, his brother, Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a teacher. The Adeleke brothers were accused of impersonating , both registering as students of Ojo-Aro community grammar school, Ojo-Aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017, while the other defendants were accused of aiding commission of the allege...
Bayelsa Governorship: Ozekhome Says APC Has No Candidate
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Bayelsa Governorship: Ozekhome Says APC Has No Candidate

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has explained that the legal effect of the disqualification of the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Bayelsa State under the Constitution and the Electoral Act (except reversed) on appeal, simply means that the APC has no governorship candidate at all in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial elections. Ozekhome while reacting to the Federal High Court, Abuja, ruling by Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualifing the deputy governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information given in his Form CF001 submitted to INEC for the November 16 gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa State said: “In a landmark judgement, in a suit instituted by the PDP against the APC candidate, David ...
Omo-Agege Appoints Five Special Advisers
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Omo-Agege Appoints Five Special Advisers

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday approved the appointments of five Special Advisers to take charge of critical departments in his office. According to TheNation, those appointed are: Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. Alex Onwudiamu; SA Political Affairs Mr. Godwin Anaughe; SA Special Duties Prince Efe Duku; SA Legislative and Plenary Matters and SA, Administration Mrs. Estella Nwene. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, a letter confirming the appointments has been conveyed to the Clerk of the National Assembly. The appointments are to take immediate effect. Onwudiamu, a lawyer with over 28 years practice, is from Illah in Oshimili North Local Government of Delta State. He w...
APC Can’t Win Kogi With Bello As Candidate, Party Stakeholders Tell Buhari
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APC Can’t Win Kogi With Bello As Candidate, Party Stakeholders Tell Buhari

To Ahead of the November 2 governorship election in Kogi State, an All Progressives Congress (APC) group, Kogi APC Stakeholders Forum, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the national body of the party not to foist the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello on them as its candidate, else the party will lose the election. This is coming as the state branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has suspended its industrial action embarked upon in December, 2018, following the intervention of the National Judicial Council (NJC). The group revealed that the Kogi State governor has received a total sum of N344 billion for the 38 months he has been in charge of the state and still owes salaries, pensions and gratuities without any visible capital projects on ground anywhere in the state. De...
Jimi Agbaje Quits PDP, FFK Reacts.
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Jimi Agbaje Quits PDP, FFK Reacts.

The People Democratic Party Governorship Candidate of Lagos state Jimi Agbaje has dumped the People Democratic Party over an unresolved disagreement between him and the leadership of the party in the state. This contains in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. Agbaje revealed that it is necessary for him to leave this party after a series of allegations that arose after our party lost the Governorship election in Lagos State. ” I have tried to remain focused and ignored all the distractions coming from the leadership of the party. I am making the decision after due consultation with my supporters and loved ones for the sake of peace. Mr. Agbaje, however, did not give details on whether he will join another party. The former Chairman of the people Democratic Party...
No Court Sacked Me, I Am Still In C’River Guber Race – Gov. Ayade
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No Court Sacked Me, I Am Still In C’River Guber Race – Gov. Ayade

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River says reports that an Appeal Court has sacked him as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , is the handiwork of his political opponents who have been “dazed by the reality that his re-election bid was a fait acompli” Mr Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary to Ayade, in a statement on Thursday in Calabar, described as fake news, reports trending on social media claiming the governor has been sacked by Appeal Court in Lagos as PDP flag bearer in the Saturda election. Ita, in the statement, said there was no such pending matter in the Appeal Court. He maintained that the case instituted in a Federal High Court in Abuja by Mr Emmanuel Ibeshi ,was discontinued when he filed a legitimate notice of discontinuance and as suc...
Ohanaeze Didn’t Approve Any Guber Candidate For Lagos – Nwodo
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Ohanaeze Didn’t Approve Any Guber Candidate For Lagos – Nwodo

PRESIDENT General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has distanced the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization from statements credited to the group’s President in Lagos, Solomon Ogbonna that Ndigbo should vote for a particular candidate in Lagos governorship election on Saturday. Nwodo in a video, on Monday, washed the hands of Ohanaeze from Ogbonna’s statement and described it as a personal opinion which no Igbo in Lagos should take seriously. He also encouraged the Igbo residing in Lagos to defy the violence of last presidential election in the commercial city and come out once again to cast their votes without fear of intimidation. In a video conducted in Igbo language and personally circulated to Vanguard, Nwodo said “On the coming governorship and state assembly elections, ...
Guber Election: APC Has No Candidate In Enugu – INEC
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Guber Election: APC Has No Candidate In Enugu – INEC

Barely four days to the governorship elections, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has no governorship candidate in Enugu State. It could be re-called that a Federal High Court in Abuja, had sacked Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the party in Enugu State. In the judgment delivered by Hon. Justice I. Ekwo of the Federal High Court 5, the court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize Barr. George Ogara as the candidate. But several days after the judgement, it was gathered that the APC National Working Committee, NWC, was yet to obey the order of the court, which had asked that Ogara’s name be submitted to the INEC. Ogara had told DAILY POST that he served all the relevant parties the court judgement, and wondered why they were ...
Akwa Ibom PDP Loses ex-NDDC Commissioner, 2,000 Others to APC
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Akwa Ibom PDP Loses ex-NDDC Commissioner, 2,000 Others to APC

The exodus from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State continued on Monday with the defection of a former Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom State on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Etim Inyang (Jnr), and 2,000 others to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Inyang, the son of a former Inspector-General of Police, Late Chief Etim Inyang, led the group of defectors during the APC campaign rally in Mbo Local Government Area Addressing the mammoth crowd at the rally held at Enwang, the local government headquarters, Inyang said that he defected to support Obong Nsima Ekere, the APC governorship candidate, to take Akwa Ibom State to the next level. “I am borrowing a leaf from Apostle Paul in the Bible who said that he was not ashamed ...
Action Alliance National Chairman, Rejects Uche Nwosu As Governorship Candidate
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Action Alliance National Chairman, Rejects Uche Nwosu As Governorship Candidate

More trouble for Okorocha's son-in-law Nwosu as AA chairman rejects him as party's governorship candidate The Governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has again hit the wall. Uche Nwosu who defected to AA after he failed to secure governorship ticket of APC. The AA national chairman, Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, said that Nwosu is neither a member of the party nor its governorship candidate The national chairman of Action Alliance party (AA), Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, has rejected the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu,‎ as the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state. Nigerian Tribune reports that Anifowose-Kelani, made this known in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on Thur...
Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence
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Osun rerun: Why I Didn’t Support Adeleke – Omisore Breaks Silence

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the just concluded election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has finally revealed why he decided not to support Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. While speaking in Osogbo yesterday during a meeting with members of the SDP from across the state,he said he opted to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, in the rerun election in the state because the leadership of the PDP in the state said they did not need his support. He disclosed that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wanted to come and discuss with him before the rerun when he came to Osogbo but he (Atiku) was prevented from coming by the leadership of the PDP in the state. Omisore ...
I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke
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I’ll Win And Dance To Govt House – Adeleke

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he would win the Saturday election and dance to the Government House as the governor of the state. He said this in Osogbo on Wednesday at an interactive session organised by the Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative. Asked why he was being referred to as dancing Senator, Adeleke said, “I will dance to the Government House after winning Osun governorship election on Saturday. “ I have been tagged dancing Senator, but this shouldn’t be used against me because everybody dances. Have you seen someone who doesn’t dance? I am winning this election and I will dance to the Government House after that. “When I was in the university overseas, I used to go for dancing competition. Although, I am a ...
Osun APC Governorship Candidate’s Posters & Billboard Destroyed And Burnt (Pics)
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Osun APC Governorship Candidate’s Posters & Billboard Destroyed And Burnt (Pics)

On the facebook platform of APC youth league of Osun state, the handle shared this on their Facebook page condeming the act carried out on destruction of their campaign posters. They wrote; "We want to bring it to the notice of all Security Operatives, of the wanton destruction of Campaign materials, most especially, the billboards of our Governorship Candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola by agents and proxies of evil. We noticed these, mainly around Iwo, Ede and Ife axis, for now. We appeal for proactiveness on the part of all Security Agents. We pray this will stop as soon as possible. Bearing in mind that, no single party has monopoly of violence. "Tí j'ògìnà ba ñ je esinsin . . . . . . . . . We also want to appeal to all peace loving citizens of this state to report ...
Ademola Adeleke’s Certificate Not Compulsory For Governorship Candidates – Court
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Ademola Adeleke’s Certificate Not Compulsory For Governorship Candidates – Court

An Osun State High Court presided over by Justice David Oladimeji yesterday dismissed a suit challenging the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state, saying that the constitution does not state that a candidate for the office of the governor must possess a certificate. The plaintiffs, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu who are members of PDP in Osun had dragged Adeleke to court claiming that he did not possess the required certificate that qualifies him to contest governorship election in the state and urged the court to restrain the party from presenting him to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as candidate of the party. They also urged the court...
How FG Moved N2.5bn, $50m Abacha Loot In Two Bullion Vans To Support Fayemi – Fayose’s Aide Alleges
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How FG Moved N2.5bn, $50m Abacha Loot In Two Bullion Vans To Support Fayemi – Fayose’s Aide Alleges

A new report is claiming that the Federal Government is using up the money recovered from the Abacha loot, to fund Fayemi's election bid. According to a report by SaharaReporters, Kolapo Olushola, Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday's governorship election, has said the Federal Government moved in billions of naira used in financing Kayode Fayemi’s election in two bullion vans to Ondo State House. While addressing some journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, Lere Olayinka, Director of Media and Publicity of the Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), said the sum is part of the $321m recovered Abacha loot. He claimed that $50m of the recovered fund was flown from Abuja to Akure Airport and afterwards to Fayemi’...
Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary
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Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary

Mines and Steel Development Minister, Dr Kayode Fayemi has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State. He won the keenly contested governorship primary of the party held yesterday in Ado Ekiti with 941 out of the 2337 votes by the delegates. The former governor of the state defeated 31 other aspirants including ex- governor Segun Oni.
Former Guber Candidate, Agabi Speaks On Dumping PDP For APC
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Former Guber Candidate, Agabi Speaks On Dumping PDP For APC

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, Dr Yusuf Agabi, has denied defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Dr Agabi, speaking in Abuja to newsmen on Tuesday said he remained a loyal member of the PDP, who cannot be bought by the APC.     He described the rumour of his defection as the handiwork of political detractors who were afraid of his governorship chances in 2019.   “I have not defected to APC as has been erroneously reported. I remain a vibrant and loyal member of the PDP. I cannot trade the vision and aspiration of our great party for a visionless APC.   “There is no iota of truth in it. What has APC got to offer that I will leave PDP. No, it is not possible. I know the rumour ...
Ex-Edo Guber Aspirant Iduoriyekemwen Dumps PDP
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Ex-Edo Guber Aspirant Iduoriyekemwen Dumps PDP

Former Edo State governorship candidate of the Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 September 28 gubernatorial election, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has resigned his membership of the party. ‎Addressing his supporters in Benin-City, on Tuesday, Iduoriyekemwen, a founding member of the PDP, disclosed that he has tendered his resignation letter to the leadership of the party both in the state and at the National level, adding that his next line of action would soon be made public. “This decision has not been easy, but I have decided that it will be in the best interest for my political career, business and family. It is with nostalgia that I came to this decision which I believe will suit my political interest and those of my numerous supporters across...
Abia State: Ikpeazu And Ogah Know Fate Today
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Abia State: Ikpeazu And Ogah Know Fate Today

The Lingering legal tussle between Abia State incumbent governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and his Challenger, Uchechukwu Ogah is expected to come to an end today. The Supreme court is set to deliver its judgement. Please people monitoring this as it happens should keep us updated as the matter proceeds in court. The legal battle between Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and Uche Ogah will come to an end today at the Supreme Court after two years. The issues The subject matter between the duo who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the governorship primary election conducted on December 8, 2014. The declared result of the said primary was as follows: Iheanacho Okezie, 1 vote; Marc Wabara, 3 votes; Okey Emuchay, 3 votes; Ikpeazu Okezie, 487 votes; F.N. Nwosu, 5 votes; Uc...
Stop Playing Politics Of Discord, Akeredolu Tells Politicians
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Stop Playing Politics Of Discord, Akeredolu Tells Politicians

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has cautioned some politicians in the state to stop playing politics of strife and whipping up religious sentiments. His statement is coming on the heels of an alleged insinuation by some politicians in the party that he is being sponsored by Fulani cabals. Akeredolu alleged that those spreading such rumour against him were bent on causing disunity amongst the Yoruba clan. He wondered if those who voted for him during the party’s primary election or the people of the state who would vote in the forthcoming governorship election are of the Fulani tribe. The APC flagbearer spoke at Ilu Tuntun in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state during his campaign tour to some local g...
Jimoh Ibrahim Emerges as Candidate for Sheriff-led Faction of PDP
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Jimoh Ibrahim Emerges as Candidate for Sheriff-led Faction of PDP

Industrialist Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged the governorship candidate of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the primary election commenced on Sunday evening at the Banquet Hall of Premier Hotel, Ibadan. More than 560 accredited votes were recorded and Ibrahim polled 502 votes and his sole contender Olusola Ebiseni polled 41 votes, while 17 votes were invalid. Ali Gulak, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, who announced Ibrahim as the winner said that the party had displayed that democracy was about the people. There were five aspirants vying for the governorship ticket of the PDP faction led by Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff in Ondo State. The aspirants were: Jimoh Ibrahim, Oluso...

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