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Osun Governorship Tussle: INEC Begs Appeal Court To Return Oyetola As Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday urged the Court of Appeal Abuja to return Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as duly elected governor of Osun State. Other who prayed the court to return Oyetola as governor includes the APC, and Oyetola himself. Counsel to the parties made the unanimous call while adopting their written addresses before a five-man panel of justices of the court led by Justice Hannatu Sankey. The other justices are Abubakar Yahaya, Isaiah Akeju!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

DSS Denies Arrests Over INEC Server Election Results

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that it had arrested and detained seven members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC). A social media report had alleged that the SSS arrested some ICT staff of INEC for disclosing the commission’s server identity number to the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the just concluded elections, Atiku Abubakar. Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer of the service, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said that!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Atiku Counters INEC With ‘Evidence’ Of Server Result At Tribunal

The defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has provided further "evidence" to prove that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential election based on falsified result. Atiku provided the alleged evidence in a fresh submission he made before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, where he gave the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” where the!-->!-->!-->…

‘You’ve Been Misinformed!’ Senator Adeleke Replies Keyamu Over WAEC Certificate

The lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has replied spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, who claimed he presented forged WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during the last governorship election in Osun State. Keyamo had made the allegation after claiming that an aspirant does not need the WAEC certificate to be Nigerian President. But Adeleke said that Keyamo, failed to!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Oyo: Allow Adelabu, APC Inspect Election Materials, Court Orders INEC

The Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State on Monday ordered INEC to allow Mr Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the APC, to inspect election materials used in the March 9 Governorship Election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Makinde winner of the governorship election after polling 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu who had 357,982. Other respondents in the case are the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Opposition Candidates Who Won Governorship Election

The governorship elections that held in 29 out of 36 states of the country on Saturday have continued to spring up surprises as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues to announce winners and losers at the polls. Results from at least sixteen states have been announced so far by INEC, some of which saw the defeat of incumbent candidates by candidates of the opposition in some states. The instances where opposition candidates have won so far are in Oyo, Kwara, and Gombe States. Oyo State: Seyi!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Polls: Ex-Govs Forum DG, Osaro, Questions Abdulsalami Peace C’ttee

A former coordinator of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, has questioned the essence of the National Peace Committee, led by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. Onaiwu in a statement in Abuja on Monday wondered why the committee was yet to make its position known over the widespread violence and militarization of the governorship and state assembly elections that held last Saturday. “It is trite asking where is the Abdulsalami National Peace Committee in the face of the obvious abuse!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Ogun Guber: APC’s Dapo Abiodun Coasts To Victory, Thanks God, Supporters

The Ogun governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, has taken to social media to thank God and his supporters for his victory in the March 9 gubernatorial election that held in the state. “Unspeakable Joy. Limitless Happiness.We are GRATEFUL to GOD Almighty and the good people of Ogun State,” Abiodun said in a tweet ahead of his official declaration as governor-elect of Ogun by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Although collation of the results by INEC is!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Amosun, Okorocha’s Suspension: INEC Speaks On Validity Of Their Senatorial Victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made its position known on the suspension of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, following their suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) after they won senatorial elections on the platform of the party. Amosun and Okorocha were last week suspended and recommended for expulsion from the APC after they were accused of anti-party activities by the National Working Committee of the party. Recall that following the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

PDP Holds Caucus Meeting Ahead Of Governorship Polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has scheduled an expanded caucus meeting for Monday, March 4. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, revealed that the meeting will kick off by 12.p.m at the Party’s National Secretariat in Wadata Plaza, Abuja. The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds its expanded caucus meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019 Venue: National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja. Time: 12 noon.” This will be the first time the party will be holding a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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