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Edo 2020: “God, let me lose if my victory will cost blood,”- Obaseki prays

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has prayed to God to let him lose the election if his victory will involve bloodshed. Obaseki said  his second term ambition is not worth spilling the blood of anyone. He made these remarks in a statement titled, ‘My reelection not worth spilling of blood – Obaseki’ and signed by his Special Assistant ...

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Gov Akeredolu’s aide resigns as guber poll is around the corner

As the governorship election in Ondo State is getting nearer, Mr Andrew Ogunsakin, the Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters (South) to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has resigned his appointment. Ogunsakin s resignation was unconnected with the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. The resignation letter signed by Ogunsakin, dated Sept.18, 2020 was made available to newsmen in Okitipupa on Friday. ...

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Guber Poll: Kogi govt kicks against US visa ban on some politicians

The Kogi State government has berated the US for imposing visa ban on some politicians who allegedly rigged the last governorship election in the state a d Bayelsa State Although the identities of those affected by the Moday visa ban were not disclosed, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, is speculated to have been affected. But Bello was re-elected in an ...

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APC lauds Sen Lanlehin for pulling out of coalition with Seyi Makinde-led govt

The Oyo Progressives Front (OPF), a group in the Oyo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), says it is delighted at the the return of Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin to the party. The group said this in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Mr Kola Aderoju, and the Secretary, Mr Fatai Akanmu. Lanlehin, the governorship candidate of African Democratic ...

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Edo Poll: “I won’t tolerate rigging, violence,” Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari has sounded a note of warning to all stakeholders in Edo that his administration won’t tolerate any form of rigging in the state gubernatorial election. Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the leading candidates. Twelve others are also contesting. The stakes are high ...

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Edo 2020: Everything is under control, INEC assures

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that everything is under control for a peaceful governorship election Edo. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education, told the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja that personal experience with elections had shown that sometimes those areas projected to be hotspots ended up becoming calm, while areas never ...

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Ikimi to Tinubu: Your questionable ‘bullion vans’ can’t buy Edo

former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tom Ikimi has blasted former Governor of Lagos and top chieftain of APC, Bola Tinubu Ikimi said that Tinubu’s ‘bullion vans’ cannot buy the governorship election of Edo State which comes up on Saturday. The former minister under Abacha’s regime said this while reacting to a video in which Tinubu accused Obaseki of not being ...

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Election should not be a do or die affair- Gov Obaseki

The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Sept.19, gubernatorial election, Governor. Godwin Obaseki, says that election should not be a do or die affair, adding that  no need of any form of violence during the election. Obaseki stated this in Benin during a one-day prayer and fasting for a peaceful election organised for all the governorship candidates ahead ...

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Ondo Guber: “Some people are planning to assassinate me,” PDP’s Jegede cries out

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, has cried out that some people are planning to assassinate him. He was reacting to the clash between members of his party and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West local government. Jegede said 15 vehicles in his convoy were destroyed while some of his ...

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Lagos East Senatorial Election: APC’s Abiru promises to push for fiscal federalism if…..

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, the APC candidate for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, has pledged to push for proper institutionalisation of fiscal federalism. Abiru, made the promise on Wednesday at a meeting with party leaders, community leaders and residents of Ibeju-Lekki. According to him, fiscal federalism is indispensable to national progress, it will empower the states and promote even development across the ...

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