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Oyinlola Rally Point, As Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition For Nigeria’ Is Launched In Abuja

Oyinlola Rally Point, As Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition For Nigeria’ Is Launched In Abuja

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, an associate of former President Olusegun Obasanjo is in the centre of the new political group that is set to take over the country's political space. Already, Oyinlola alongside onetime governor of Cross River state, Mr. Donald Duke has launched a group, christened Coalition for Nigeria (CN) at the Shehu Kusa Yar'Adua Centre in Abuja. The group is believed to having the support of former president Obasanjo who had recommended it as the solution to the leadership crisis in Nigeria. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo had said neither the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nor the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could give Nigeria the leadership it deserves. “We need a Coalition for Nigeria, CN.
APC LG Primaries: Edo Dep Gov Shaibu Fingered In Allege Imposition Of Candidate

APC LG Primaries: Edo Dep Gov Shaibu Fingered In Allege Imposition Of Candidate

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Hon. Phillip Shaibu, is in the eye of the storm over the alleged imposition of Andrew Osigbe as the party’s candidate in Owan East local government Council of the State. Shaibu, was accused of leading some impostors to Warrake ward 10 out of the 11 wards in the Council where he allegedly dragged the leader of the 3 man panel, Hon Emmanuel Agbale , the State Commissioner for Science and Technology to declared Andrew Osigbe as the Consensus Chairmanship candidate. The ward where the deputy governor visited also produced all the councillorship candidates, brazenly side tracked the other 10 wards which produced Victor Ohiosumuan as the popular and consensus chairmanship candidate of the party in the local government. Prior to the primary, the cauc
‘How I Tactically Saved Okowa In Last PDP Primaries’ – Ochei

‘How I Tactically Saved Okowa In Last PDP Primaries’ – Ochei

NEWS, POLITICS
Snippet from a recent interview by former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei shows that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa could have been defeated in the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries if not for the "political chess game" played by Ochei. Ochei, who gave a graphic details of how he 'tactically' saved Okowa from loosing the primaries, said that if he had withdrew from the race as pressure was heavily amounted on him to so do then, David Edevbie, now Commissioner for Finance under Okowa's administration would have clinched the ticket. The former Speaker who spoke to Anioma Voice newspaper in an exclusive interview, said that the pendulum was swinging toward Edevbie but his decision not to step down at the last hours of the race saved Okowa un...
2019: We Will Sack Okowa, Install APC Gov In Delta — Oshiomhole

2019: We Will Sack Okowa, Install APC Gov In Delta — Oshiomhole

NEWS, POLITICS
…Says Buhari’s performance will ensure victory for APC …Next election will be PDP’s last burial — Obaseki Immediate past governor of Edo state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday at a mega rally of the party in Benin City, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari achievement will give the party victory over the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), adding that the party would extend its coast in the South South by installing an APC governor in Delta State. This comes as governor Godwin Obaseki of the state declared that the 2019 general elections will be the end of the PDP in Edo and Nigeria as whole, just as he disclosed that the state is set to build the first modular refinery and the biggest industrial park in Niger
Delta Council Polls: How They Plotted To Assassinate Some Of Us – APC Chieftain

Delta Council Polls: How They Plotted To Assassinate Some Of Us – APC Chieftain

NEWS, POLITICS
  A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ughelli North and 2019 House of Assembly hopeful, Olorogun Christopher Obiuwevbi Ominimini has alleged that some political forces in Delta state had plan to assassinate APC chieftains a night to the Ughelli North rerun election. According to him, some undisclosed political forces allegedly sent suspected hired assassins after him and others within Ughelli North eve of the council election which APC had earlier pull out of. He said that unknown gunmen who invaded his house at about 2:am tried to pull his gate down but left after they couldn't gain access into the compound. Ominimini however dismissed claims from some quarters that those who stormed his house were policemen, insisting that the invaders came with intentio...
DSIEC Under Okowa Conducted The Worst Election In History Of Delta state – Rights Activist

DSIEC Under Okowa Conducted The Worst Election In History Of Delta state – Rights Activist

NEWS, POLITICS
  Warri-based human rights lawyer and Executive Director Centres for Vulnerable and Under Privileges, Oghenejabor Ikimi has described the just concluded local government elections conducted by Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC) as the worst in the history of the state. Ikimi stated this in a press statement made available to BigPen Online on Tuesday, condemning the election as a monumental fraud against the people at the grassroots in the 25 Local Government Areas of the State. The statement titled "DSIEC You Are Shameless", Ikimi noted that it is public knowledge that DSIEC despite her assurances to Deltans to conduct a peaceful, credible, free and fair election, actually staged managed a coup d’etat against the people at the grassroots level. Accor
Omolubi, Delta Fmr Commissioner Rejoins PDP

Omolubi, Delta Fmr Commissioner Rejoins PDP

NEWS, POLITICS
    Niger Delta activist and immediate past Commissioner for Youth in Delta State, Comrade Omolubi Newewumi, has dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) to return to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Omolubi, a strong grassroot mobilizer who left the APC, immediately after the governorship election that brought in Senator Okowa, as governor, had cited non inclusiveness as his reasons for leaving PDP. Though the reason for the return to PDP is yet unknown, sources said the former President of the Itsekiri National Youth Congress, decided to return after a closed door meetings with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa last week. The return of Omolubi, on the eve of the local government election in the state is seen as a big relief and a welcome developmen...
Police Restricts Movement In Two Delta LGAs From 6am-3pm Over Tomorrow’s Rerun Council Polls

Police Restricts Movement In Two Delta LGAs From 6am-3pm Over Tomorrow’s Rerun Council Polls

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Delta State Police Command has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in Ughelli North and Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta state from 6am to 3pm. Recall that DSIEC had rescheduled the elections of the two local government council over violence which marred the electoral exercise in the area. The decision has been taken in the overall interest of peace and safety before, during and after the elections, State Police spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka said in a statement on Monday. While regretting the inconveniences the restriction order might cause commuters using the affected routes, he said adding that the Command enjoins them to take alternative routes. He also call on politicians and their supporters in the areas to conduct themselves peacefully
Governor Okowa Swears-in 23 Newly Elected Delta Council Chairmen

Governor Okowa Swears-in 23 Newly Elected Delta Council Chairmen

NEWS, POLITICS
  Delta state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday swore in 23 chairmen declared as winners of Saturday local government election in the state. This is coming amidst protest and rejection of the polls by All Progressive Congress (APC), which had call for outright cancellation of all 25 LGAs election and demanded a rerun election across the councils. However, Governor Okowa while administrating oath of office on the council helmsmen said, "As Council Chairmen, I expect you to continue in the spirit of diligence, transparency, prudent management and accountability that this administration has become known for. According to him,"The overwhelming victory of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party, at the local government council's elections over the weekend is amp...
BREAKING! Delta APC Withdraws From Tuesday Rerun In Two LGAs, Says We Can’t Participate In Okowa’s Fraud

BREAKING! Delta APC Withdraws From Tuesday Rerun In Two LGAs, Says We Can’t Participate In Okowa’s Fraud

NEWS, POLITICS
  All Progressive Congress (APC) Delta State chapter has pull out of the tomorrow (Tuesday) rescheduled rerun election for Ughelli North and Ethiope West Local government councils, BigPen Online can report. The party hitched its decision to withdraw from the rerun election in the two councils on electoral fraud by the Peoples Democratic Party led administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. According to APC, no elections took place anywhere in Delta state, saying that Governor Okowa rigged his own election by confiscating all sensitive election materials including result sheets and then resorted to writing all the results and handing same to DSIEC to announce. Addressing a press conference at Enwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area on Monday, state chairman of APC, J...