Adamawa House of Assembly, on Wednesday passed a resolution asking Mubi Emirate Council to dethrone Bakura Iya, as the District Head of Madagali, Madagali Local Government Area of the state.
The House in a resolution affirmed that Bakura Iya was not the rightful winner of election conducted by the kingmakers for the position.
The resolution followed the adoption of a report by the House Standing Committee on Public Petitions that recommended for the removal of Bakura Iya, after it studied a petition on the district head election.
The report presented at the plenary by the Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Shuaibu Baba (APC-Fufore/Gurin), said result of the election showed that of the four village Heads that voted in the election, Bakura Iya got only one vote against the three votes scored by his opponent and petitioner, Mustapha Iya.
The House posited that the result of the election as the will of the majority should be respected and the appointment of Bakura Iya be reversed.
The plenary presided over by the Speaker, Aminu Abbas, further directed the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to commence steps for the amendment of the State District Creation Law 1992, to ensure that only person with the highest votes is recommended to the state governor for appointment as District Head.
Abbas directed the Clerk of the House to transmit the resolutions and recommendations of the legislators to the executive arm for implementation.
Edited By: Shuaib Sadiq/Rabiu Sani Alihttps://nnn.ng/adamawa-assembly-recommends-removal-of-district-head/
Obaseki’s re-election puts ‘god fatherism’ to rest in Edo politics – Gov. Fintiri
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has described Gov. Godwin Obaseki as one that has changed the Edo politics by putting ‘godfatherism’ to rest.
Fintiri, in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, on Sunday in Yola said that the re -election of Obaseki was well deserved.
Obaseki was declared winner and returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Benin after defeating Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC in the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo.
“The Edo election result is an affirmation and demonstrated that Obaseki’s re-election is indeed a true reflection of the wishes of the people of Edo.
“Obaseki should write his name in gold as one who changed the politics of Edo by putting ‘god fatherism’ to rest,” Fintiri said.
He advised Obaseki to dedicate himself to re-uniting the people of the state and be governor to all.
“The path is now clear for focused piloting of the states affairs toward doing more for the people of Edo in your last term as Governor.”
He noted that the people of Edo had spoken well and made their votes count ( NAN)
Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Donald Ugwu
It’s not political sunset yet for Ize-Iyamu — Chidoka
Chief Osita Chidoka, a former Aviation Minister, says the performance of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo is gallant.
Chidoka, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday in Awka that Ize-Iyamu among other candidates, gave Gov. Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor and candidate of PDP a good fight in spite of the odds.
The former aviation minister called on the APC candidate to concede victory and congratulate the winner.
He said the election gave him the rare opportunity of having those who called him names to recant and rewrite his story, while still politically active.
According to him, if I were Ize-Iyamu, I would have called Gov. Obaseki before the final announcement of results.
“`He should be proud of himself as a politician because this election, like no other event, defined him as a strong politician.
“Those who four years ago, called him liar, thief, cultist recanted, not many get that opportunity.
“The outing against a sitting governor was not bad, he maintained his following, across the state, in spite of the baggage of his political party and chief supporter.
“This is not sunset, it is twilight and the sun may yet shine again in his future endeavours; glorious future beckons if you rise above self and claim victory.
“Pastor, make the call now. It will turn defeat to victory and redefine you,” he said in a statement he signed.
INEC had declared Obaseki winner of the polls.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Peter Ejiofor)
Obaseki wins, dedicates victory to Edo electorate as defeat of god fathers
Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta, and the Returning Officer for the election, announced the result after its collation in Benin.
He said that Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 votes to defeat the closest rival and the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.
A total of 14 candidates participated in the contest which had the total number of accredited voters for the election at 557,443 and total valid votes votes as 537,407.
The rejected votes were 12,835 and the total number of votes cast was 550,242.
Prof. Rim-Rukeh announced that Obaseki, having scored the highest number of votes was therefore declared the winner of the election.
Obaseki won in 13 of the 18 Local Governments Areas of the state, namely, Orhionmwon, Igueben, Owan West , Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan West, Esan Central, Esan South East, Esan North East, Uhumwode, Egor, Ovia North East and Ovia South West.
He noted that both of them were battling with their lives in an undisclosed hospital.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that there were records of invalid votes in some polling units across the 18 local government areas.
The scores are as follows:
A A 107
APC 223, 619
PDP 307, 955
Meanwhile, Obaseki in a brief acceptance speech dedicated the victory to the collective resolve of the Edo electorate to destroy God fatherism in the state.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Donald Ugwu
Edo poll: INEC declares additional results from 3 LGs
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared additional results of the Edo governorship election from three local government areas of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that collation officers from 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) had earlier submitted their results to the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) for Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner had announced Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru, Delta, as the Returning Officer to announce the final collated results.
The released LGAs results included:
Accredited voters- 28404
Total valid votes-27824
Rejected votes 335
Total votes cast 28159.
Registered voters -121027
Accredited voters -46967
Total valid votes- 43377
Rejected votes -617
Total votes cast -43994.
Registered voters- 50004
Accredited voters -16092
Total valid votes- 15885
Rejected votes- 157
Total vote cast -16042
Meanwhile, collation officers for Ovia South West and Orhionmwon LGAs were being awaited to make their presentations before final collation and declaration of result.
Edited By: Mufutau Ojo)