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Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan was used by APC against PDP – Gov. Dickson

Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan was used by APC against PDP – Gov. Dickson Governor Seriake Dickson has claimed that former President Goodluck Jonathan was used by the All Progressives Congress against the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State. Daily Post reports Governor Dickson as saying that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would challenge the result of Nov. 16 Bayelsa...... more

Jonathan faces suspension over PDP’s defeat in Bayelsa

Jonathan faces suspension over PDP’s defeat in Bayelsa Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may be suspended from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his alleged romance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) which contributed to the defeat of his party in last Saturday’s governorship election in his home state, Bayelsa. Daily Trust recalled that there were celebrations from Goodluck...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Gov. Dickson made victory for APC much easier ― Minister

Bayelsa Guber: Gov. Dickson made victory for APC much easier ― Minister The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to...... more

I won Bayelsa guber poll, PDP’s Diri insists •Asks INEC to declare him Governor-Elect

I won Bayelsa guber poll, PDP’s Diri insists •Asks INEC to declare him Governor-Elect  The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship (PDP) candidate in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said that he won the Saturday gubernatorial election in the state. Diri therefore that called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state. Senator Diri...... more

Kogi Guber Poll: 16 candidates accept results, congratulate Bello

Kogi Guber Poll: 16 candidates accept results, congratulate Bello  Sixteen of the candidates that participated in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi have accepted the results of the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Addressing a news conference in Lokoja on Monday shortly after the announcement of the election results, the coalition of 16 candidates...... more

NBA decries high spate of violence during Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections

NBA decries high spate of violence during Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has submitted its report on the governorship elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa and Kogi States held last Saturday where-in it laments the electoral violence in the two states. In the NBA reports signed by Mazi Afam Osigwe, the Chairman, NBA...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan happy with Lyon’s victory — APC

Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan happy with Lyon’s victory — APC The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan was delighted with the outcome of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa State. The APC Governorship candidate in the election, David Lyon was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as he defeated the candidate of...... more

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his opponent Senator Chris Ekpenyong are in war of words over the rerun poll for Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. The Appeal Court sitting in the neighbouring Calabar, Cross River state, had ordered a rerun to determine the actual...... more

Those eyeing Oyo Governor’s seat should wait till 2023 — Makinde

Those eyeing Oyo Governor’s seat should wait till 2023 — Makinde Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, told his political opponents to wait till 2023 to face him at the polls. The Governor, who was speaking while flagging off the reconstruction of the 65-kilometre Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, said that the people of Oyo State rejected the main opposition party in the state because...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Why we voted against PDP — Yenagoa residents

Bayelsa Guber: Why we voted against PDP — Yenagoa residents    Some residents of Yenagoa in Bayelsa State have declared that they voted for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, instead of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Senator Douye Diri because of the party’s humiliation of a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission...... more

EU condemns violence, intimidation in Kogi, Bayelsa elections

EU condemns violence, intimidation in Kogi, Bayelsa elections The European Union has condemned the reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states. A statement by the Diplomatic Watch also expressed alarm at the reports of fatalities and missing people, urging stakeholders to call for calm. The Diplomatic Watch deployed teams from Austria, the...... more

Bayelsa Guber: PDP’s Diri accuses Army of conniving with APC to rig poll

Bayelsa Guber: PDP’s Diri accuses Army of conniving with APC to rig poll Senator Douye Diri, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the Bayelsa State governorship election has accused the Nigerian Army of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the polls in parts of the state. Addressing the press on Sunday in Yenagoa, Senator Diri said members of the PDP were...... more

Kogi Guber: PDP asks INEC to cancel over 100,000 votes ‘awarded’ to Yahaya Bello

Kogi Guber: PDP asks INEC to cancel over 100,000 votes ‘awarded’ to Yahaya Bello The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of awarding over 100,000 votes to candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello, in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. “The PDP issues a stern caution to the INEC over the fictitious votes being bandied...... more

Soldiers arrest Ogbia LG Chairman, lawmaker

Soldiers arrest Ogbia LG Chairman, lawmaker Two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Ogbia, the Chairman of Ogbia Local Government Council, Mr Ebinyo Turner and the lawmaker representing Ogbia Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Gibson Munalayefa have been arrested over allegations of being in possession of arms to be used to invade...... more

YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi

YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct new elections in Kogi State, following reported cases of violence, vote-buying and manipulation of voters. Channels TV reports YIAGA, in a statement, explained that the elections in the state did...... more

Kogi West election rerun: Melaye rejects results, describes poll as ‘helicopter election’

Kogi West election rerun: Melaye rejects results, describes poll as ‘helicopter election’ Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election, Dino Melaye, has condemned the results, calling it ‘fictitious’. Mr. Melaye who spoke to journalists in Abuja, alleged that the November 16 election was marred by compromise, extreme violence, and rigging. “The innovation is that what...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Democracy Watch Nigeria calls for cancellation of election results

Bayelsa Guber: Democracy Watch Nigeria calls for cancellation of election results A coalition of over 100 non-governmental organisations under the auspices of Democracy Watch Nigeria has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject election results emanating from areas where elections never held in Bayelsa State Addressing the media on Sunday, 17th November, 2019, at Megalams Hotel, Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Dr....... more

Election: Don’t go for rerun, ex-militants beg Akpabio

Election: Don’t go for rerun, ex-militants beg Akpabio Ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have appealed to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, not to contest in the rerun for the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election, saying he was more useful to the people of the Niger Delta being in the ministry than the Senate....... more

Kogi election: PDP agent rejects results

Kogi election: PDP agent rejects results The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected election results from two local government areas in Kogi State. At the INEC collation office in Lokoja, the PDP’s agent, Mr. Joe Agada stated that the figures reeled out by the Collection Officers were outrageous. Mr. Agada reacted majorly to results from Adavi and...... more

Kogi election: Collation officer presents N50k bribe offered by politicians

Kogi election: Collation officer presents N50k bribe offered by politicians The Collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Sunday, presented a fifty thousand naira bribe allegedly given to a presiding officer during Saturday’s election. The collation officer made this presentation after reeling out figures of the poll conducted within the...... more

INEC limits media access to Bayelsa election collation centre

INEC limits media access to Bayelsa election collation centre Several journalists, including major national newspapers and television stations, detailed by their organisations to cover the announcement of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Bayelsa governorship polls, have been left stranded. The commission said that of the over 100 known newspapers in the country covering the governorship...... more

APC to PDP: Don’t think of causing trouble in Kogi

APC to PDP: Don’t think of causing trouble in Kogi The Yahaya Bello/Onoja Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shelve any plans it might be harbouring of causing trouble and spreading falsehood, urging the opposition party to await the conclusion of the entire process that has been “free, fair and peaceful”. The ruling party in...... more

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti calls for cancellation of election in Kogi Central, Lokoja

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti calls for cancellation of election in Kogi Central, Lokoja The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has called for the cancellation of the elections in Kogi Central and parts of Lokoja, the state capital. Akpoti wants the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the elections in the areas and hold a rerun on the...... more

Bayelsa/Kogi: INEC condemns violence, assures fair conclusion

Bayelsa/Kogi: INEC condemns violence, assures fair conclusion The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern about some reported cases of violence in the Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. In a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja, INEC said that it was unfortunate...... more

Five killed in Kogi election violence

Five killed in Kogi election violence Five persons reportedly lost their lives during Saturday’s governorship and National Assembly rerun elections in Kogi State. It was learnt that in Abocho community in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, two people lost their lives. Residents gave names of the victims as Umoru Shuaib and Faruk Suleiman. Witnesses said...... more

Kogi gov’ship: “How votes were sold at N500”

Kogi gov’ship: “How votes were sold at N500” The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) CDD-EAC has said voters received as low as N500 to sell their votes in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State. The CDD Director Idayat Hassan and CDD Senior Fellow, Prof. Ibrahim Jibrin said this in the preliminary report on the...... more

The situation in Kogi more challenging than Bayelsa — Police PRO

The situation in Kogi more challenging than Bayelsa — Police PRO The police have lamented that the violence in Kogi State during the governorship elections was worse than that of Bayelsa State. Elections had been disrupted in Ward 2, Lokoja, after gunshots were fired into the air by suspected thugs. They also made away with ballot boxes, even as electorates scampered for...... more

KogiBayelsa2019: Most voters who were willing to vote had opportunity to do so — INEC

KogiBayelsa2019: Most voters who were willing to vote had opportunity to do so — INEC  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says despite reports of violence recorded in different parts of Kogi and Bayelsa states, most voters who were willing to vote had the opportunity to do so. In a communique by its National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, the commission said it carefully monitored the electoral...... more

Edo 2020: Council APC leaders reaffirm support for Obaseki

Edo 2020: Council APC leaders reaffirm support for Obaseki Leaders of Esan South East Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have dissociated themselves from the statement issued by a chieftain of the party, Hon Victor Eboigbe. They made their position known in a statement issued in Benin City after an extended leadership meeting, weekend. The statement signed...... more

Okorocha, Amosun, Akeredolu, others to know fate as APC holds NEC meeting

Okorocha, Amosun, Akeredolu, others to know fate as APC holds NEC meeting Barring any last minute hitch, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will hold its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Friday. The party’s last NEC meeting was held in August last year, where it decided on the mode its primaries. A few months after the meeting,...... more

 

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