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APC Rally: Edo govt insists no rally or gathering must hold

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The Edo Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations and procession in the state.


Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu reiterated this while speaking with news men shortly after meeting with the Edo Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Jimeta.

Shuaibu said that any breach of the ban would be met and faced with the full wrath of the law.

He explained that he was in the police state command to be on the same page with the police commissioner in that regard.

He also said that the Benin kingdom was presently celebrating the Igue festival and the period of the festival celebration “is not a time for any body to breach peace in the state.

“We respect our royalty and anybody that breach that peace will face the full weight of the law; no political rally can hold in the state.

“They have been communicated and I’m sure they are law abiding, but if they don’t the weight of the law will be melted on them.

“Already, we have issued a statement on public gathering and police gathering.”

Nigeria News Agency reports that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar had on Thursday directed the suspension of a proposed rally by one of the factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to receive Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Ize-Iyamu was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2016 governorship election and he contested against the incumbent Gov. Godwin Obaseki.

The ban on political rally in the state is in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie.

The statement had warned that the state government would revoke Right of Occupancy of any property used as venue for unauthorised gathering in the state.

Edited by: Kayode Olaitan

(NAN)

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Edo election: INEC begins release of results

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday began the collation of results from 18 local government areas of Edo .


The Resident Electoral Commissioner  for INEC in Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, gave the name of the Returning Officer for Edo governorship election, to include Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru.

Alalibi declared that the results from 13 local government were ready for collation

 

“This is final stage of the election and I urge urged you to be calm, if you have any protest we will recognise you to speak,” he said.

 

The results as declared by the collation officer for Igueben, APC 5179, PDP, 7870. Register voters 46838, accredited 13404, total valid votes 13179, rejected votes 212 and total vote cast 13 382

 

Esan North East, APC 6556, PDP 13579,

register voters 84241, accredited 20825, total valid 20369,rejected 361

Total vote cast 20730

 

Esan Central APC 6719, PDP10,694.

Register voters 55569, accredited 17931, total valid votes 17672, rejected 242, total vote cast 17914

 

Ikpoba-Okha APC 18218, PDP 41030. Register voters 310073, accredited 61731, total valid votes 60052, rejected 1378, total vote cast 61430

 

Uhumwode local government are APC-5972, PDP-10022, ZLP-5 and YPP-2. Number of registered voters was 73416, accredited 16741, total valid votes 16283, rejected 352, total votes cast 16635

 

Egor APC 10202, PDP27621. Register voters 219841, accredited 39709, total valid votes 38396, rejected 955, total votes cast 39351

 

Owan East APC 19295, PDP 14762. Register voters 91769 accredited 34819, total valid votes 34246, rejected 515, total votes cast 34761

 

Owan West, APC 11193, PDP 11485. Register voters 61193, accredited 23294, total valid votes 22849, rejected 404, total votes cast 23253

 

Oredo local government, AA-8, ADC– 160, ADP-256, APC-18,365 and PDP– 43498.Register voters 309968, accredited voters 64783, total valid votes 62578, rejected 1302 and total votes cast 63,880

 

Esan South East, APC 9237, PDP 10563, register voters 73907, accredited 20274, total valid votes 19896, rejected 307, total votes cast 20203.

Ovia North East, APC 9907, PDP 16987. Register voters 143009, accredited 28607, total valid votes 27437, rejected votes 934 and total votes cast 28371

Etsako West, APC 26140, PDP 17959. Register voters 158899, accredited 48846, total valid votes 44539, rejected 2828, total votes cast 47367.

Oredo, APC 18365, PDP 43498. Register voters 309968, accredited 64783, total valid votes 62578, rejected 1302 and total votes cast 63880.

Esan West, APC 7189, PDP 17434. Register voters 99983, accredited 25530, total valid votes 24880,rejected 579 and total vote cast 25459.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Kayode Olaitan
Source: NAN

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Edo Poll: PDP alleges move to replace election results in Edo North

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The Peoples 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 said that it cautioned the security agencies against being used to replace results already being declared at the respective polling units.

“Already, we are aware that results are being manufactured in Kogi state to be used as replacements for already declared results, particularly in Edo North.

“We draw the attention of INEC to such results being bandied by the APC, including the fake result claimed to have emanated from Etsako West, where a vote of 914 was allocated to the APC, as against the genuine declaration at the polling units.

“A cursory check on the results being circulated in the public space by the APC failed a litmus test of the identification numbers of INEC declaration of results.

“Whereas polling unit results are identified as Form EC8A, the results being paraded by the APC carry a fake identification number of Form EC60E.

“Our party expresses concerns that this sinister adventure of the APC is being encouraged by the slow pace of uploading already declared results in INEC’s virtual portal,” Ologbondiyan said.

He said that the PDP was alarmed by the report that the development had led to avoidable post-election violence, including reported killing of innocent Edo citizens.

He alleged that the victims had come out to perform their civic responsibilities as the police allegedly withdrew their men in certain collation centres.

Ologbondiyan called on the Inspector-General of Police to protect innocent Nigerians from the violent act.

“We charge the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to ensure that his officials are not compromised to replace results.

“The people of Edo state have spoken loud and clear with their votes in their respective units, and they are already aware of the authentic results,” Ologbondiyan said.

Reacting to the statement, Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,  told the News Agency of Nigeria , that INEC was committed to following through its processes and procedures for a successful and credible election.

Okoye said that INEC officers were uploading the results on the commission’s Result Viewing Portal.

“The Commission is irrevocably committed to following through its processes and procedures.

“As at 18.49p.m. 702 results have been uploaded in the INEC Result Viewing Portal.

“Our Presiding Officers are uploading Form EC8A which is the Polling Unit Result.

“Presiding Officers must complete Form EC 60E (The People’s Result Sheet), and paste at the polling unit.

“We understand the challenges posed by poor network in some of our communities and our Registration Area Technical Assistants are working hard at overcoming the challenges.

“The Commission is focused on completing the process. The Commission is not interested in the outcome but focused on the processes and procedures,” Okoye said.

Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

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Youth hold key to sustainable democracy – Ekiti APC chieftain 

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Captain Sunday Adebomi, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday said that the youth are critical toward achieving the desired democracy in the country.


Adebomi, an an ex-governorship aspirant in Ekiti, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

He urged the youth to be more interested in active politics, remain focused, determined and ready to sacrifice to take their rightful positions politically.

Adebomi, who said that he joined politics to promote active youth involvement, noted that it was high time Nigeria youth shunned being blind followers to politicians.

“I found myself in politics and what really motivated me to go into politics was about the youth, our generation.

“Like I said, I have tasted a lot of things but to me, it’s like our youth can’t see clearly beyond their nose.

“They have been following politicians blindly without asking for what rightfully belong to them.

“Instead, they are praise singing politicians all because of little money they are getting from them.

“The younger generation should know that this is the time to stand up, time to be actively involved in politics.

“Time to prove that they can do better than our leaders if given the  opportunity to serve.

“Our media houses misquoted President Mohammadu Bihari when he said that Nigerian youths are lazy.

“What he was only trying to say was that the youth were not standing up for their right.

“They are not fighting for what rightly belongs to them. He was trying to tell them that when he was like they he knew what he had done.

“All they need is courage, motivation, determination and prayers,” he said.

The Ise-Ekiti born APC Chieftain, urged the people of Ekiti to give Gov Kayode Fayemi-led administration the necessary support in order to consolidate on the achievements recorded and to further entrench good governance in the state.

He called on the aggrieved party members in the state to calm down, sheath their swords and reconcile their differences for future benefits.

“The only thing I am planning now is for Governor Fayemi and our Party, APC to succeed and the party to stabilise

“This is because it is only when the party stabilises, and the government succeeds, that anybody can plan anything.

“The only plan I have is to plead to whoever that is aggrieved, that feels ignored, to calm down,” Adebomi pleaded.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

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Bye-elections: 12 candidates jostle for Lagos East, 8 for Kosofe Constituency II

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Twelve candidates will be contesting for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election slated for Oct. 31.


Mr Femi Akinbiyi, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) spokesman in Lagos State, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday.

He also said that eight candidates would be contesting for Kosofe Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly bye-election.

“In accordance with Section 31 Subsection 3 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), the commission in Lagos State has published the list of nominated candidates for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election in the five local government areas that constitute the senatorial district.

“We have also published the list of nominated candidates for the Lagos House of Assembly Kosofe Constituency II bye-election in the six registration areas (wards) that constitute the state constituency.

“Twelve candidates of 12 political parties are vying for the Lagos East Senatorial seat, while eight parties are fielding candidates for the Kosofe Constituency II, Lagos Assembly bye-election.

” The local government areas in the senatorial district are Somolu, Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and Kosofe,” Akinbiyi said.

According to him, the list has been published in all the affected local governments and registration areas (wards) since Sept. 17, being the last day for the publication of nominated candidates for the two bye-elections.

NAN reports that in the final list signed by Mrs Bose Oriaran-Anthony, the Lagos East Senatorial District contestants include, Mr Muyiwa Adebanjo of Action Alliance (AA), Ms Mercy Adeoye of African Action Congress (AAC) and Mr John Kome of African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The others are Mr Adebowale Ogunlaru of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Adetokunbo Abiru, All Progressive Congress (APC); Mr Olusola Babatope, Allied Peoples Movement (APM); Mrs Florence Trautman, Labour Party (LP) and Ms Adijat Lawal, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The rest are Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Mr Olakunle Adisa, National Rescue Movement (NRM); Mr Saheed Aluko, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Mr Taiwo Temitope, Young Progressive Party (YPP).

For the Kosofe Constituency II bye-election, the eight contestants are Messrs John Akerele of AA, Sadiq Olawale of AAC, Wasiu Saheed of APC, Adekunle Oladapo of LP, Muyideen Agoro of NNPP, Ademorin Adelaja of NRM, Sikiru Alebiosu of PDP and Mrs Mary Abojeh of ADC.

NAN reports that out of the 12 candidates contesting Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, three are females, and among the eight contestants for Kosofe constituency II bye-elections only one is a female.

The two bye-elections, slated for Oct. 31, became necessary following the demise of the two occupants of the seats at both the senate and Lagos Assembly.

Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma
Source: NAN

 

 

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