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Okowa Wants Payment Of Salaries Before Any Other Venture, Swear-in Two Additional Council Chairmen

Okowa Wants Payment Of Salaries Before Any Other Venture, Swear-in Two Additional Council Chairmen

NEWS
  Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has sworn in the Chairmen of Ethiope East and Ughelli North local government areas, Chief Faith Majemite and Hon. Godwin Adode respectively, who were yet to take their oath of office after the rerun council election. Speaking at the ceremony held at Government House Asaba on Friday, the governor said that chairmen of the councils "should pay salaries first before engaging in any other venture$. He also, challenged the Chairmen of Councils in the state to pay special attention to environmental cleanliness, noting that clean cities and towns are necessary to attract inventors and make such areas habitable. "We must institute lasting measures to keep our environments clean, it is the duty of local government councils to keep the enviro...
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
Council Polls: We Won Fair And Square Across Delta state, PDP Declares

Council Polls: We Won Fair And Square Across Delta state, PDP Declares

NEWS, POLITICS
  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...
Council Polls: DSIEC Adhoc Staff Slump, Dies In Onicha-Ugbo As Okowa, Uduaghan Vote Amid Violence

Council Polls: DSIEC Adhoc Staff Slump, Dies In Onicha-Ugbo As Okowa, Uduaghan Vote Amid Violence

NEWS
An Adhoc staff of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) deployed to Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state reportedly slump and died during the council election in the state. Reports reaching BigPen Online shows the staff whose identity was not immediately known died shortly after delivering the voting materials in a voting centre at Onicha-Ugbo. Details of the incident were still sketchy at as press time but our source said the pathetic development send shivers among eligible voters at the polling unit. Our correspondents however reports that election went on smoothly in Aniocha North Local government, with impressive turn out of voters in areas covered, and largely peaceful. It was learnt that the election was relatively peaceful in...
Council Polls: Fake Result Sheets Allegedly In Circulation In Delta

Council Polls: Fake Result Sheets Allegedly In Circulation In Delta

NEWS, POLITICS
  Reports reaching BigPen Online shows that fake result sheets are allegedly in circulation across the 25 local government area of Delta State. Multiple sources told one of our correspondents that result sheets which are in circulation in some part of the state, particularly in Sapele are different from the ones DSIEC used during the training of their selected adhoc staff. The source said that in Otor-Udu council, the electoral officer deployed to the area allegedly absconded with the result sheets and left the other electoral materials which were later distributed. The development reportedly led to the burning down of DSIEC Secretariat in Ughelli North council area. A source said that in Sapele council no result sheets accompanied the materials which were yet to be...
Delta Online Publishers Urge DSIEC To Conduct Free, Fair Council Elections

Delta Online Publishers Urge DSIEC To Conduct Free, Fair Council Elections

NEWS, POLITICS
  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