Hundreds of protesting members of Delta State All Progressives Congress, (APC), mainly women on Wednesday, shut down activities at Okpe Local Government Secretariat, of the state, denouncing results released by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, on the council elections in the area. The protesters who stormed the council which is also the council of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sherriff Oborevwori, with a casket, said they were disappointed that DSIEC could go ahead to pronounce the PDP chairmanship candidate in the council, Chief Jessa Scot, winner of the election when it was allegedly clear that the APC swept the polls in several of the wards in the council. The protesting women, according Vanguard report said they wo
Miffed by the outcome of Delta state local government election, hundreds of youths on Wednesday shut down Delta State Independent Electoral Commission Office, (DSIEC), Asaba for allegedly manipulating result of the election in Aniocha North Local Government Council Area. Multiple sources told BigPen Online that official activities at the headquarters of the commission was grounded for hours by the protesters mainly from Aniocha North Council. The protesters numbering over 200 barricaded the commission's entrance saying, they were in the commission to protest against Governor Okowa and the commission for fraudulently replacing the APC councillorship candidate in Onicha-Olona ward 5, Mr. Chi Emmanuel Oweazim, winner of the Saturday's election with that of the PD...
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
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state dismissed widespread claims that the local government councils was a sham. The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza, said "we have read with a huge sense of amusement, the spurious, unfounded and even in some reports, utterly nonsensical rantings of some identified chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC over the January 6, 2018 Delta State Local Government elections. "To us, these comments are nothing more than the typical whining and bellyaching always expected from sore losers, as a diversionary ploy and smokescreen to cover up their obviously pathetic lack of preparation for the Delta Council polls. "We are extremely disappointed but not particularly surprised with the c...
The ruling, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 22 local government councils in the result released by the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) on Sunday. Ogbodu said elections could not hold in the two councils of Ughelli North where DSIEC office was set on fire by arms-wielding political thugs, and Ethiope East as a result of widespread violence. He said the election in the two councils would hold on Tuesday. The DSIEC chairman however noted that the result for Ika South could not be declared due to the absence of the returning officer, whom he said was indisposed. Ogbodu said PDP clinched 424 councillorship seats, while APC won in only ward 02 of Aniocha North Local Government Area. “In accordance with Section 46(1) of DSIEC Law, 2017, 59 councilors
The Delta Online Publishers Forum, (DOPF) has challenged the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), to ensure that the Saturday January 6, local government elections is free from any form of electoral malpractices. DOPF also called on all gladiators in the election to play according to the electoral laws governing the conduct of elections in the state. In a press release signed by its Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Enebeli, and the Secretary, Mr Shedrack Onitsha, respectively, the forum reminded Deltans that elections are organised to advance legitimate leadership in the society, which is geared at attracting allforms of positive development. The statement called on the chief umpire of the election, the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), to
Barely few days to the local government elections in Delta State, the Delta state chapter of All Progressives Congress, (APC) has raised the alarm that Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), may have compromised the conduct of a credible local government elections in the state. The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr. Leonard Obibi and made available to BigPen Online on Tuesday, said that there is grave concerns about whether the electoral umpire would serve as an unbiased referee, giving the fact that the current DSIEC Board that would oversee the elections was surreptitiously appointed using the guise of amending the DSIEC law. According to APC, the abrupt termination of the tenure of the former Board in August 2017 by Governor...
The group, Delta Stakeholders Group (DSG) has made good its threat to challenge the new Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC law by filing a law suit at the Federal High Court Abuja, the nation's capital. Prince Henry Efe Duku, Director of Communication and Strategy for the group disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He recalled that recently, the Delta Stakeholders Group (DSG) informed Deltans about serious problems with the new DSIEC Law enacted by the Okowa's administration. Duku said that DSG was challenging the law because the "law is very bad" abinitio. According to him, the law violates the 1999 Constitution and conflicts with the Electoral Act in many areas. "The Law was made to promote fake and rigged LGA elections for Okowa's PDP. Clearly, t
The chairman of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state, Sir Constantine Itiako Ikpokpo, popularly known as Malik, has declared his intentions to be reelected with a special Catholic Church thanksgiving mass to wind up his first term in office. Ikpokpo who is the outgoing Chairman of the Association of Local Government Of Nigeria, (ALGON), Delta state chapter, had on Tuesday invited his political associates, family members, friends, well wishers in a special thanksgiving mass for his successful tenure in office. BigPen Online reports that the service held at St John de Baptist Catholic Church, Oleh, headquarters of the local government area signified the end of his first tenure which was dedicated to God and the beginning of another three years term.
The Delta State Independent National Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has released the timetable for the 2018 local government elections, ending claims by the state government that the much- awaited elections would hold this year. The newly swore in DSIECs Chairman, Chief Mike Ogbodu, in a statement announcing the election timetable, indicated that it would hold the council elections on January 6, 2018. ALSO READ: Intrigue Begins, As Delta Council Polls May Not Hold Over Imminent Court Order The statement obtained by BigPen Online on Tuesday said that conduct of Party Primaries by political parties would start by Saturday 14th and end by Saturday 28th October 2017. The press statement titled “Time Table And Schedule Of Activities For Local Government Council General Election, 2