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Edo Election: INEC Releases Results Of 13 LGs, PDP Leads In 12

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday released the results of the Edo governorship election of 13 local government areas of the state. The commission is expecting election results from the remaining five local government areas. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, announced Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru, Delta, as the Returning Officer to announce the results. Alalibo declared that the results from 13 local government were ready for collation. “This is final stage of the election and I urge you to…

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Edo Poll: PDP Alleges Move To Replace Election Results

…… In Edo North The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged of plots by some paid agents to replace the Saturday Edo governorship election results where the PDP was leading, particularly in Edo North. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Department of State Services (DSS) on the allegation. Ologbondiyan said that the PDP urged its members to remain vigilant and follow their results to all the collation centers. He also…

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Edo Poll: From Results So Far, We’re Happy, Says Gov Wike,

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of Edo governorship election. Wike who gave the commendation while addressing journalists at Government House, Benin said: “For now I don’t have power to announce results, but from the reports we are getting so far from the field, I think we are happy. “I want to commend INEC so far for making sure that people voted in different polling units. “I will also commend the security agencies so far…

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Edo Election: Group Lauds Committee Over Peace Accord

Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has commended Rtd. Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar-led Peace Committee for making political parties and their candidates in the Saturday Edo election to sign a peace accord. The organisation also thanked the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, for calling the political parties and their candidates to order. The group’s Executive Director, Ms Faith Nwadishi, made the commendation in a pre-election statement in Abuja on Friday. Nwadishi said that the advice by the Oba  for a peaceful election should be a reference point in Nigeria’s election history. She called for…

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Ondo 2020: Speaker Receives SDP, ADC Councillorship Candidates In Ifedore

The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun on Friday received SDP and ADC Councillorship candidates in the last LG election in Ifedore  into the All Progressives Congress (APC). The candidates thereafter endorsed the re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The politicians, who were from different political parties, according to Oleyelogun, would boost the re-election bid of Akeredolu in ifedore local government area. The speaker said that the governor’s rural and urban renewal projects, coupled with infrastructural development across the 18 council areas had greatly earned him much…

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Edo Election: CCD Makes Case For People With Disabilities

Center for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a non-governmental organisation, has raised concern on the absence of a disability law and the non adoption and domestication of the National Disability Act 2018. The Executive Director of the group, Mr David Anyaele, who said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Anyaele said that the group was worried that Edo had remained  among others who had yet to adopt and domesticate the National Disability Act’ making them most vulnerable to all negative vices He, however, urged the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)…

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North-East Govs Appoint Senator Abba Aji Forum’s Executive Secretary

The North East Governors Forum has appointed Senator Muhammad Abba Aji as executive secretary in charge coordinating the forum’s affairs and head of secretariat for an initial period of two years. Borno State Governor who is chairman of the forum, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum conveyed the appointment in a letter he signed, which was dated September 15, 2020. “Following the unanimous decision of the Governors of the North East Forum, and in my capacity as the Chairman of the North East Governors Forum (NEGF), it is my honour and pleasure…

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INEC To NASS: Enact Laws To Enable Us Deploy Technology For Elections

………..Seeks Approval For Recommendations On Electoral Reforms The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has urged the National Assembly to add more powers on its role of deploying technology in the nation’s electoral process by approving its recommendations on electoral process. Mr Festus Okoye , INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, made the call at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), forum in Abuja on Thursday. Okoye said: “we need the National Assembly to give us added muscle, added power to deploy technology in the electoral process. “Because as at today,…

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Edo Poll: Buhari Warns Candidates Against ‘Do-Or-Die’ Politics

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo. The president, in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, also warned against what he described as “the do-or-die mentality to politics.” The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, quoted Buhari to have said: “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors…

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Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu Salutes Bamanga Tukur At 85

Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has congratulated former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of old Gongola, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on his 85th birthday. Kalu, in a congratulatory message on Thursday in Abuja, described the former Minister of Industry as a statesman, consummate politician, successful businessman and philanthropist. The former governor of Abia acknowledged Tukur’s invaluable contributions to the social, economic and political development of Nigeria. Kalu said that Tukur had over the years distinguished himself in different capacities in the private and…

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