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Oshiomhole donates 200 Bags of  rice to IDPs in Taraba

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole,on Thursday made a personal donation of  200 bags of rice to persons displaced by various crisis in Taraba to ameliorate their plight.


Oshiomhole was represented by the state party chairman, Mr Ibrahim El-Sudi, at the presentation of the items.

He said that the gesture was Oshiomhole’s personal effort and genuine concern for the good of the people.

He disclosed that Oshiomhole purchased 1,200 bags of rice to be distributed to IDPs in the six states in the North-East.

El-Sudi assured that the party would do everything within its powers to make life better for the people, even though the party was not the ruling party in the state.

“We are grateful that we have these relief materials coming from our national Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to distribute to the persons displaced by crisis in the state.

“We are happy that this gesture will go a long way in ameliorating their plight.

“We,however,feel sad that our people are displaced in their own state and are made to live under such conditions.

“We call on the people to support the displaced people so that they don’t have to go through such extreme difficulties.

“We have identified six camps across five local government areas in the state and on our part, we will ensure that the relief materials get to the rightful beneficiaries directly to avoid any situation where someone will say rice meant for IDPs was diverted by APC in Taraba”.

Nigeria News Agency reports that symbolic presentation was made to IDP camps Nukai and Muslim Council in Jalingo while arrangements were being put in place to convey the rice to  the camps in other local government areas.

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Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa and Abdullahi Yusuf

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Edo election: INEC’s result consistent with our PVT outcome, says Yiaga Africa

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Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation, on Sunday revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC), election result in Edo was consistent with its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology.


Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, Board member, Yiaga Africa who made this known in a statement, said that the group deployed PVT to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Governorship poll in Edo.

Nwagwu said that the group, through its `Watching The Vote  (WTV )citizens movement’, had deployed 500 observers to monitor the election.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the WTV is an advanced election observation methodology that employs well-established statistical principles and sophisticated information technology to provide timely and accurate information on conduct of elections.

“Based on reports from 96 per cent  (241 of 250) of sampled polling units, Yiaga Africa’s statistical analysis shows that the APC should receive between 39.1 per cent  and 46.3 per cent of the votes.

“The PDP should receive between 52.5 per cent  and 59.7 per cent  of the votes, while no other party will receive more than one per cent  of the vote share.

INEC’s official result for the 2020 Edo State gubernatorial election is consistent with the Yiaga Africa WTV estimate.

“Had the official results been changed at the ward, LGA or state collation centres, the official results would not have fallen within the Yiaga Africa WTV estimated ranges,” Nwagwu said.

Nwagwu said  because  the official results fell within the estimated ranges, governorship contestants, parties, and voters should have confidence in INEC’s official results for the election because it reflected the ballots cast at polling units.

He said that it was  important to highlight that the counting process at polling units was transparent and included representatives from the two political parties that received the most votes.

He said that Yiaga Africa PVT result revealed that INEC’s official results for turnout and rejected ballots were also consistent with its WTV estimates.

He said that  Yiaga Africa was able to estimate that turnout was 27.4 per cent  with a margin of error of ±2.1 per cent (between 25.3 per cent and 29.5 per cent), while INEC’s official turnout was 25 per cent .

He said that Yiaga Africa estimated rejected ballots were 1.8 per cent with a margin of error of ± 0.6 per cent  (between 1.2 per cent and 2.4 per cent) while INEC’s official result for rejected ballots was 2.3 per cent .

According to him, the results are consistent.

Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

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Oghiadomhe describes Edo governorship poll as most credible

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A former Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, has described the just concluded Edo Governorship election as most credible in recent time.


The former Chief of Staff stated this on a congratulatory message to Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his victory at Saturday’s Gubernatorial election in Edo.

Oghiadomhe described the election as not only free and fair, but also the most credible election Edo had witnessed in recent years.

He commended Gov. Obaseki for his resilience, determination and confidence in the nation’s democratic governance.

Oghiadomhe, who was Deputy Governor of Edo from 1999 until 2007, asserted that the re-election of Obaseki is a product of his uncommon performance in his first term and commitment to the needs and aspirations of Edo people.

He expressed confidence in the Governor’s ability to surpass his  performance during his second term and make Edo the preferred destination for local and international investors.

The former Deputy Governor commended the people for turning out in large numbers and voting for a man who had carved a niche for himself in good governance and for believing in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for creating an enabling environment for a peaceful, free and fair election, Oghiadomhe commendes the security agencies.

He also commended the traditional institution led by the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, the National Peace Committee and all stakeholders for their roles in having a violence-free election.

“I want to also extend hearty congratulations to the leaders and members of  PDP for their hardwork and loyalty.

“I pray for God’s abiding grace and wisdom for the Governor and his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu,” he concluded.

It would be recalled that Obaseki was on Sunday afternoon announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the winner of the Governorship election conducted in the State on Saturday.

Obaseki of the PDP polled a total of 307,955 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu got 223,619 votes.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

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Edo Poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field

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The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing a level playing field for contestants in the just-concluded Edo governorship election.


The BOS said this in statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of its Enugu State chapter, Chief Anike Nwoga and Mr Godwin Onwusi on Sunday in Abuja.

It described Buhari as a statesmanship and a father of the nation, adding that he had enriched the health of the country’s democracy by observing its core tenet.

“The BSO is happy that Mr President enriched the health of our democracy by observing the core tenets of democracy.

“This, he did, by resisting the temptation to deploy the proverbial federal might in favour of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the BOS said.

Also in another statement, the United Patriots had congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki for his re-election as governor of Edo.

The group’s National Chairman, Mr Chukwudi Ezeobika said Obaseki’s victory remained a plus to the country’s democracy and an end to imposition of ill will on the electorate.

The group commended law enforcement agencies for their professional conduct before, during and after the election.

It commended, especially the Police for exhibiting high level of professionalism and devotion at election.

“We salute the courage and perseverance of the Edo  people who turned out in their huge numbers to exercise their franchise and vote for the candidate of their choice.

“We remain resolute in our belief that good governance will enhance more participation of Nigerians in future elections and permanently dislodge the ills of god “fatherism’’ and imposition of candidates on the people against their wish.

“As we approach the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Oct. 10, we are optimistic that the serenity, security and decorum exhibited by all stakeholders in the nation’s electoral process in Edo, will be brought to bear,” it said.

The group appealed to Nigerian youths to be part of this great struggle to redeem the country and its democracy from abuse.

It said this they could do by protecting and preserving the sanctity of the country’s electoral system, knowing fully well that the future of the country was dependent on such struggle.

Edited By: Grace Yussuf
Source: NAN

 

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Edo 2020: Gov. Emmanuel congratulates Obaseki, urges him to deliver more

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Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo for his victory in the governorship election held on Saturday Sept. 19.


Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party ((PDP) was declared winner by INEC when he pulled a total vote of 307,955 to defeat the closest rival and the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.

 

The congratulatory message is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Emmanuel, Mr Ekerete Udoh, and given to newsmen in Uyo on Sunday.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Akwa Ibom State, I join our brethren in Edo to congratulate our Brother, Gov. Godwin Obaseki, for securing the trust and faith of the good people of Edo State to superintend over the affairs of the State for another four years.

“As I have always said, a good job delivered well means more job to be done.

“I have no doubt that you will step up to the plate and deliver big time for the Edo people.

“Let me also congratulate  our great party, the PDP and of course, the INEC for a job well- done,” Emmanuel said.

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