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Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: US imposes visa ban on election riggers

The United States has imposed visa ban on individuals, who it said undermined conducts of the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship polls. It took the step so as to deepen democratic practices in Nigeria It said the move was in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo governorship polls. Spokesperson for the Department of State, ...

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Edo 2020: PDP vows to resist any attempt to tamper with election date

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday vowed that the party and the people of Edo state would resist any attempt to tamper with the scheduled date of governorship election. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, at a news conference on Sunday in Abuja alleged that there were plots by certain interests to use frivolous lawsuits to scuttle the ...

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Guber Poll: 1000 policemen from Lagos deployed to Edo State

1,000 policemen from Lagos will be in Edo State on Saturday 19th September for the governorship election. The deployment followed directive by the Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu for enhanced security before, during and after the elections in the state. IG Adamu had announced the deployment of 30,000 cops to be drawn from various commands and formations for ...

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Edo: Gov Obaseki accused of intimidating teachers to vote for him

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has been accused of intimidating teachers to support his re-election bid. A source in the education sector said that the so-called “Edo Teachers’ Mega Rally for Obaseki”, scheduled to hold in Benin City on Wednesday, was being stage-managed by the Obaseki Campaign Organisation to give the impression that teachers were in support of his re-election. ...

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PDP sets up screening committee for by-elections in four states

The Peoples Democratic Party has has set up screening committees for by-elections slated to hold in Cross Rivers, Lagos, Plateau and Borno Sates on Oct. 31. The party disclosed this through its National Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), in a statement in Abuja on Monday. Akobundu said that the committees were mandated to screen aspirants, adding that the exercise would ...

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INEC must adjust its timetables for Edo, Ondo governorship elections- CUPP

The Coalltion of United Political Parties (CUPP), has said that INEC must adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections It said this because of the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties. The coalition in a statement by its Chairman, Media Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika, said the adjustment was necessary following the unanimous decision ...

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All 12 pending by-elections to hold on Oct 31-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all 12 pending by-elections will be held on Oct. 31 . The commission disclosed this in a statement by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that the commission would have long conducted the by-elections but for the current COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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“Leave Edo alone, face your epileptic 2023 ambition,”- PDP blasts Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State has lashed out the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC for criticizing Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The state ruling party urge the political Juggernaut to concentrate on what they described as epileptic 2023 presidential ambition rather than wasting time and energy on Edo political situation. The South-South national vice ...

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Edo 2020: “God reveals to me there will be bloodbath,”. says Prophet Ayodele

Founder of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Ayodele, says God has revealed to him that there would be massive bloodshed in the  the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State. The the tension in the atmosphere keeps on rising as the election is around the corner. Ayodele said God has spoken to him about the forthcoming polls. He explained that he ...

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2023 Elections: Review of Electoral Act, early sensitization very necessary- Group

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)on Sunday, said there is urgent need for review of the Electoral Act ahead of 2023 general elections. They group said that the review and sensitisation of voters are the panaceas for free and fair future elections in the country. They also advocated for adequate security and protection of women in politics among others to deepen democracy ...

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