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Senator Adeleke Arraigned For ‘Exam Malpractice’

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 Osun election, has been arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on examination malpractice. Adeleke was arraigned by the police before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday. The senator, who lost his governorship bid to the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola, is being accused of impersonating students of Ojo-aron community grammar school by sitting as…

Fani-Kayode Mocks Omisore After Being ‘Schemed Out’ Of APC Senatorial Ticket

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken a swipe at former Osun state governorship aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, alleging that he was schemed out of Ife East senatorial ticket by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Omisore, it would be recalled, had chosen the candidate of the APC over that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship rerun election. It is believed that it was Omisore's support for Mr Isiaka Oyetola that helped the APC…

INEC Undergoes Major Shake-Up 2 Weeks After PDP Protest

Two weeks after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged a protest against the Commission, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has undergone a major shake-up. Recall that some bigwigs of the PDP, which included Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and National Chairman Uche Secondus, amongst others, had protested against INEC over the outcome of the Osun State governorship election. The party had accused INEC and the Nigeria Police Force of aiding alleged rigging by the All…

U.S Senators Decry Intimidation Of Political Opposition In Nigeria

Senators in the 115th United States Congress have decried alleged intimidation of Nigerian opposition political parties and civil society groups under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senators Chris Coons and Cory Booker gave their disapproval to the alleged situation where the Federal Government uses security apparatus in the country to oppress perceived opponents of the government. Senators Coons and Booker, who are both members of the U.S Senate Foreign…

BREAKING: Saraki, Dogara, Other Protesters Storm INEC HQ Over Osun Poll

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and other bigwigs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have stormed the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protest the outcome of the recently held Osun governorship election. At the Osun poll, candidate of the PDP, Ademola Adeleke, had lost to that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Isiaka Oyetola, after a rerun election that was held after the initial poll was declared "inconclusive" by INEC.

Osun Rerun Marked By ‘Interference And Intimidation,’ US, EU, UK Declare

The Osun governorship rerun election was characterized by “interference and intimidation of voters,” the joint missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom have said. In the rerun election which held on Thursday, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC announced late Thursday that Oyetola defeated Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by…

Oyetola Wins Osun Governorship Election

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has been declared the winner of the Osun State election. This was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday. Oyetola who is Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff and cousin to Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the party, polled 255,505 votes. Recall that he won APC’s first-ever direct primary by polling 127, 017 votes to beat Yusuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives,…

Osun Guber: Presidency Congratulates APC Candidate

Ahead of INEC’s official announcement of the winner of the Osun State governorship rerun election, the Presidency has congratulated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for its triumph in the poll. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, took to Twitter some minutes ago to congratulate the APC whose candidate, Isiaka Oyetola, had emerged second in the initial election that was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. TWEET: Osun rerun,…

Osun Rerun: Voting Ends To Decide Adeleke, Oyetola’s Fate

There are indications that the Osun governorship rerun has come to a conclusion as voting exercise has ended in all seven polling units where results were cancelled in the September 22 election in the state. According to reports, voting ended at about 12: 52 om in Ife South, Olode Ward 07, PU12 in Adereti village in the state. Ife South is a stronghold of the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, who on Wednesday agreed to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress…

APC Promises Omisore Senate Presidency If Buhari Is Re-elected

Among irresistible offers allegedly promised Senator Iyiola Omisore as part of the conditions to help candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Isiaka Oyetola, win today’s rerun election in Osun State, is the Senate Presidency in the next administration. Omisore, it was gathered, was promised the Senate Presidency by the APC if President Muhammadu Buhari gets re-elected in the 2019 presidential election. According to ThisDay, the ruling party promised the SDP governorship candidate that it would persuade…