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PDP Rejects Ekiti Governorship Election Results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has today in a statementm rejected the results from the Ekiti governorship election in which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi, emerged as the winner. Fayemi was announced as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning after

PDP to embark on nationwide protest over attack on Fayose

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to embark on a peaceful march to the police commands in all states of the federation in respect of the 'police brutality' in Ekiti state on Wednesday which led to Governor Fayose being maltreated National leadership of PDP  directed its state executive committee members, leaders

HURIWA condmns police siege of Ekiti government house

  A pro-democracy and non-governmental body –  Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the reported siege by armed police operatives of the government house in Ekiti State and the reported attack of the governor and his deputy. HURIWA has also condemned as unconstitutional the reported invasion of armed police operatives

Police deploy 30,000 personnel for Ekiti governorship election

•To prevent influx of miscreants, thugs from neighbouring states •Warn against incitment, hate speech   •Read riot act to troublemakers, election offenders Jude Johnson  The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, has deployed 30,000 personnel to Ekiti State as part of measures for a robust and elaborate security arrangement  to ensure peaceful, credible, free

APC cancels Ekiti governorship primary

The stalemated All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primary in Ekiti State, which was earlier in the day marred with violence over alleged fraud being perpetrated by one of the leading aspirants, has been postponed indefinitely. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that before the decision was taken, there was a

Fayose, Adeyeye governorship crisis getting messier

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has asked those aggrieved over his God’s chosen candidate as successor to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose said on Monday that he would not apologise for choosing Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka because he was directed by God to make the choice. He said he will not apologise

OPINION: Policy incoherence fuels herdsmen attacks

By Emmanuel Onwubiko  There is now a commonality of opinion that the rate of violent attacks of farmers all across Nigeria by armed Fulani herdsmen skyrocketed since the emergence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari who by birth is a Fulani. Conversely, since he assumed office last May, president Buhari has

Arms deal: Why Governor Fayose must be arrested – CSOs

...By Jude Johnson A coalition of five anti-corruption Civil Society  Organizations under the auspices of Corruption and Democracy Watchers in Nigeria has given reasons why Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose must be impeached as well as prosecuted for his role in the arms deal scandal. This was contained in a communiqué issued