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
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
Senator Ayo Arise has reportedly been kidnapped alongside his driver on the Okene-Abuja Highway. Senator Ayo Arise was the former Chairman of the senate Committee on privatization between 2007 and 2011. He was reported to have been travelling in his Mercedes SUV when the gunmen attacked him and ferried him to an unknown location. A family source confirmed that he was abducted on his way to Abuja from Oye-Ekiti, his home town. A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), senator Arise was said to have attended a ceremony at Ikere-Ekiti on Saturday, where a chieftaincy title was conferred on Retired Assistant Inspector General of police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin. He thereafter returned to Ekiti and visited the golf course Road along Federal polytechnic Road before...
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has dissolved the State Executive Council. This was contained in a statement made in the early hours of Sunday by Fayose’s Special Adviser on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka. All the former Commissioners have been directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretaries of their respective ministries. Fayose thanked the former commissioners for their service to the State and wished them well in their future endeavours.