Politics

Obaseki will not return to APC, Wike assures

                                              Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, is free to return to the All Progressives Congress if he feels the ...

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BREAKING: APC suspends Governor Fayemi

                                           Ekiti State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi.   A statement by the party on Friday said the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State, which is contrary to the provisions of Article 21 (A) (ii) of the APC ...

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Return to APC, Ize-Iyamu begs Governor Obaseki

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in last Saturday Governorship election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC.   In a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Ize-Iyamu said, “We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I will like to appeal ...

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INEC presents certificate of return to Obaseki

                                    The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented a certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the just concluded Edo State governorship election.   INEC presented the certificate to Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu today. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across ...

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APC urges Oshiomhole to congratulate Obaseki, vows to win Ondo election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Caretaker Committee has urged its former National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the Edo state. The Chairman of the national body, Governor Mai Mala Buni also urged other leaders in Edo State to do same. This was disclosed via an official statement ...

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Edo 2020: APC congratulates Obaseki, says party lost due to internal problems

                                                                 The All Progressives Congress has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as the Governor of Edo State.   This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the APC national caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday. The statement was released a few hours after Buni and the chairman of the party’s governorship election campaign for Edo ...

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Edo Election: Atiku congratulates Obaseki

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the governorship election held in the state on Saturday. Obaseki , candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having polled the highest number of valid votes cast. Obaseki polled 307, 955 ...

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JUST IN: Buhari congratulates Obaseki, commends electoral process

                                           President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the electoral process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   The president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a Tweet today said Buhari also “commended the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.” In ...

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BREAKING: Obaseki wins Edo governorship election (Photos)

  Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has won the governorship election conducted in Edo State on Saturday. He polled a total of 307,955  votes to beat his closest rival, Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 223,691 votes. Obaseki’s votes showed a difference of 84,336 votes over and above those scored by the ...

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Do not declare Edo election inconclusive, Governor Wike warns INEC

                                          The National Chairman of the Edo State Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against declaring the governorship election inconclusive.   He said INEC must keep to its promise of a transparent process. Wike, who noted that the collation of results was the most critical stage, ...

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Edo Decides: I Am Being Gradually Rigged Out – Gov Obaseki cries out

  Crusoe Osagie, The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obasek on media has cried out that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds. Obaseki who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent Governor of Edo State said through his special adviser: “Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas ...

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Edo Election: Gun-wielding policemen and soldiers take over INEC office

                                                          There is heavy presence of security personnel at the Benin City office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) along Ramat Park.   The electoral umpire had moved back to its permanent office after vacating the premises to a rented apartment along Sapele Road as a result of flooding. Two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) were stationed before and after ...

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Tinubu tells Edo people to reject Obaseki (Video)

                                                 APC National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a now viral video has asked the people of Edo state to reject their state Governor in the forthcoming Governorship election. In the video he Edo people that Obaseki does not respect the rule of law and hence should be voted out.   Watch the video after the cut…      

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UK threatens sanctions over violence in Edo, Ondo elections

                                    Following in the heels of sanctions on election riggers in Nigeria by the United States of America, USA, the United Kingdom, UK, embassy in Nigeria has also threatened to sanction anyone connected to election violence in the build-up to, and during elections in Edo and Ondo states.   In a statement on Tuesday, via its Twitter handle, the UK ...

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US imposes VISA RESTRICTION on individuals who RIGGED Kogi, Bayelsa elections

                                                           Mad oh! 🤣🤣 United States of America has imposed visa ban on individuals who rigged November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa state elections.   Disclosing this in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, on Monday, US said: “In July 2019, we announced the imposition of visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined the February ...

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‘I’m a product of godfatherism’, Desmond Elliot speaks on Tinubu’s influence

‘I’m a product of godfatherism’ were the words of Desmond Elliot, a lawmaker of the Lagos StateHouse of Assembly, as he heaped praise on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   Elliot, who was elected as a lawmaker under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, stated this while speaking on the “Edo no be Lagos” campaign by Governor Obaseki. Obaseki’s effective ...

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Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova arrested at Ukraine border

Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus’s leading opposition figures, has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine.   Kolesnikova was detained while attempting to cross overnight with two other members of the opposition’s Coordination Council who were able to pass through to Ukraine, Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee, said. She and the two other council members, ...

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Oshiomhole claims car crash “an assassination attempt”, Obaseki reacts

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, was on Tuesday involved in a car crash.   The accident left two policemen attached to Oshiomhole’s convoy dead. The crash happened when an articulated vehicle lost control and ran into Oshiomhole’s convoy near Oluku junction in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State. In a ...

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