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PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

PDP To Buhari, APC: Don’t Be Deceived By Ekiti Rigging

NEWS, POLITICS
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians. The party declares as shameful for President Muhammadu Buhari, who claims to be an anti-corruption champion, to glee over acts of electoral corruption that can truncate our democratic process. The PDP said it found as strange that President Buhari could not condemn the emasculation and subversion of the will of Ekiti people and the stealing of another party’s victory by brute force. The PDP has also noted the unsavoury statements by the Presidency, celebrating the subjugation of Ekiti people as a stamp for President Buhari, wherein it further boasted of a triumph for the President in the 2019 general election
Fayose Breaks Silence After Ekiti Poll, Say Buhari Should Bury His Head In Shame

Fayose Breaks Silence After Ekiti Poll, Say Buhari Should Bury His Head In Shame

NEWS, POLITICS
  Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bury his head in shame over the outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Kolapo Olusola, Fayose’s preferred candidate in the election. Olusola ran on the platform of PDP. In reaction to the election in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon, the governor alleged that the federal government used security agencies to rig the poll. He however expressed optimism that his party would retrieve its “stolen mandate”. “Buhari should bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi whom Ekiti people rejected,” h
We Did Not Push Ortom Away -Oshiomhole

We Did Not Push Ortom Away -Oshiomhole

NEWS, POLITICS
The National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, was not pushed out of the party. He revealed this on Monday at the party secretariat in Abuja while responding to questions on the withdrawal of Ortom. Ortom had revealed that APC had given him a “red card” and this would enable him to join any political party that has an ideology worthy of being adopted by his administration. However, the party chairman said he could not comment on the basis of rumour, saying APC would dig into the matter and react accordingly. “This party will not comment on the basis of rumours and I am sure eventually we will find out the fact of the matter and base on those facts, we would act,” he said. “I know that Ortom is a prom
Fayose: Is EFCC Court Of Law, I Am Not Afraid Of Anything

Fayose: Is EFCC Court Of Law, I Am Not Afraid Of Anything

NEWS
  Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, has said he will not abscond from Nigeria when his immunity from criminal prosecution elapses in October. “He is not afraid of anything. What are they going to do to him. Is EFCC the court of law?” Mr Fayose’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said in a report by PREMIUM TIMES, disclosing that he had talks with the governor over his future without immunity within the past 24 hours. Mr Fayose, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is slated to hand over power to Kayode Fayemi, who flipped Ekiti State to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election, on October 16. Mr Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, Mr Fayose’s deputy and PDP’s candidate, to reclaim the only South-west state held by PDP. The state
BREAKING: “I’m A Free Man”, Says Ortom As He Bids APC Goodbye

BREAKING: “I’m A Free Man”, Says Ortom As He Bids APC Goodbye

NEWS
  Samuel Ortom Governor of Benue State, says he is no longer a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), because according to him, he has been given the "red card". “As for party, I’ve been given the red card and I’m now outside the pitch. So, if I have been given the red card and I’m standing outside, that means I’m a free man.” The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, quoted him as saying that at the banquet hall of the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Monday, July 16 shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Shimbe, who replaced Titus Zam, sacked on July 8. Although, the Governor is yet to disclose his new-found political party, but has, however, noted that as
Ekiti Election Result: Presidency Taunts Fayose, PDP

Ekiti Election Result: Presidency Taunts Fayose, PDP

NEWS
  The presidency has mocked Governor Ayo Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the outcome of the Ekiti governorship election. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was declared the winner. An article titled ‘Fayose: In The End, A High-Powered Nothing’ authored by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, said the electorate spoke through their votes. Shehu wrote: “The people of the politically significant State of Ekiti have spoken against their Governor, outgoing governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who told them that the governorship election they just had was a referendum on President Muhammadu Buhari. He said candidates Kayode Fayemi and Olusola Ele
Obasanjo, Saraki, Uduaghan Congratulate Fayemi Over Victory In Ekiti Polls

Obasanjo, Saraki, Uduaghan Congratulate Fayemi Over Victory In Ekiti Polls

NEWS, POLITICS
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi over his victory in the Ekiti state governorship election. Obasanjo who said he received news of Mr. Fayemi’s election while on transit to Beijing, China, described the politician’s victory as a huge feat. A statement he personally signed read; “You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed. “I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them. “You have fough
Ekiti: APC’s Victory Won’t Stand Test Of Time – Secondus

Ekiti: APC’s Victory Won’t Stand Test Of Time – Secondus

NEWS, POLITICS
Prince Uche Secondus, National chairman of Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the "obvious vote robbery in Ekiti state on Saturday by the All Progressive Congress APC, would not stand the test of the time. Secondus said that Justice has the stamina to go all the way to the destination while injustice cannot as it terminates midway to the race, saying "what we need is patience". He spoke in a statement by his media Adviser Ike Abonyi, thanking Nigerians, particularly those who stood by the party during the struggle for Ekiti and assured them that Justice surely will prevail. He said that PDP knew from inception that rescuing Nigeria from anti democratic forces is not going to be an easy thing but has remained emboldened by the fact
Ekiti 2018: Oshiomhole Says APC’s Victory Is Huge Vote Of Confidence On Party, Buhari

Ekiti 2018: Oshiomhole Says APC’s Victory Is Huge Vote Of Confidence On Party, Buhari

NEWS, POLITICS
  ...Congratulates Fayemi National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described APC's victory in the governorship election in Ekiti state three weeks after its National Convention as a huge vote of confidence on the party and the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Oshiomhole stated this on Sunday in a congratulatory message to the governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi whom he advised not to scheme out his political opponents in the running of the state. He urged Fayemi to run an all inclusive government and resist the temptation of vengeance while channeling his energy to rebuilding the state. The statement read in full: “I congratulate the governor Elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on his historic vi
Court Jails Man For SCUML Certificate Forgery

Court Jails Man For SCUML Certificate Forgery

METRO, NEWS
  The anti money laundering agency, Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering,  SCUML, domiciled in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction of one Ebenezer Joshua before Justice Abbas Ahman of the Kebbi State High Court. The convict was arraigned on the 31st of July 2017 for allegedly conniving with one Franca Joseph to forge the certificate of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML). The scam came to light when the SCUML received two registration forms for clearance from a new generation bank bearing the names, Noble Women for Better Tomorrow Initiative and another, Support Initiative for Better Maternal Health. Upon receipt of the certificates, some abnormalities were discovered during verification, including the