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Imo election: Anyone planning to rig will fail —Nwosu


The governorship candidate of the Action Allianc (AA) in Imo State Mr. Uche Nwosu, yesterday said that nobody would be allowed to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Nwosu said this in Owerri while re-stating his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019. He added that he …

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Osun: We didn’t freeze Adelekes’ accounts, says EFCC

Ademola Adeleke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied freezing the bank accounts of Sen. Ademola Adeleke and those of his family members, including popular musician, Davido. Adeleke is the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a …

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Osun guber: I haven’t given up – Ogunbiyi


Aggrieved governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, has said he has not lost  hope of contesting the September 22 governorship election in the state on the platform of the PDP. Ogunbiyi, who alleged that he was robbed of victory during the PDP primary …

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Ekiti election: Aregbesola congratulates Fayemi on victory


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has congratulated Ekiti state Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi on his victory at the Saturday governorship election. In a statement made available to the media in Osogbo by his Media Adviser, Mr Sola Fasure, Aregbesola described the victory of the APC as a “hard fought …

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I will restore Ekiti values – Fayemi


The governor-elect of  Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described his victory in Saturday’s governorship election as one “for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.” Fayemi spoke on Sunday while addressing the newsmen in Isan-Ekiti shortly after he was declared the winner of the governorship election. He said:  “The victory …

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Ekiti: Fayose accuses security agencies of bias


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Saturday accused the security agencies of compromising the governorship election. Addressing newsmen shortly after casting his vote at exactly 1:20pm, at his Unit 001, Afao Ekiti, his country home, the governor alleged that policemen aided and abetted open distribution of money and ballot …

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Ekiti 2018: Voters turnout en masse in Ado-Ekiti


There was a large turnout of voters for the Ekiti State governorship election in many parts of Ado-Ekiti as hundreds of voters trooped to the polling units as early as 7 am. At ward 9, opposite Ekiti State University along Adebayo Road, NEWSTIMES met more than 100 voters, including the …

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Fayose weeps, says policemen harassed him


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said policemen deployed in the state for the Saturday governorship election stormed the pavilion where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was holding their rally and harassed him. The governor, who emerged with a neck brace narrated his ordeal and asked supporters of the party to …

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Ekiti polls: Senate doubts that 30,000 policemen were truly deployed


Members of the Senate on Tuesday expressed doubts about the number of policemen allegedly deployed to maintain peace and order in Ekiti during the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The Nigeria Police Force had said that it deployed 30,000 personnel to Ekiti, but the Senate noted that the number …

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