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Ekiti 2018: INEC disqualifies governorship candidate

The Providence People’s Congress (PPC), has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) for disqualifying and expunging the name of its governorship candidate, Stephen Obasola, from the list of candidates for the July 14 Ekiti State election. Mr Obasola emerged through a primary supervised by INEC at the party’s …

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Ekiti poll: Prepare to accept defeat, Atiku tells APC

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku has called on the All Progressives Congress to prepare to accept defeat by the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State . He advised the party to be ready to follow PDP’ s footsteps as it also conceded defeat in …

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Ekiti 2018: Osinbajo, Oyegun for Fayemi’s campaign rally

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is expected on Tuesday to lead a major push to woo voters in Ekiti State in a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Kayode Fayemi. The campaign hostilities for the July 14 governorship election is approaching a crescendo, with APC seeking to make …

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I don’t trust police, says Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said he does not trust the police and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country so as to end insecurity . Fayose said this at this at an interactive conference convened a Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group , Yoruba Ko’ ya , …

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Stop spreading falsehood, Ekiti PDP tells APC

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of trying to cause disaffection within its fold by spreading falsehood . The party described as laughable claims by the opposition that some prominent PDP members , including the Chief of Staff to Governor Ayodele …

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We‘ll announce July 14 election results in Ado-Ekiti — RECi

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Abdulganiyu Raji on Thursday dismissed the allegation that result of the Ekiti State gubernatorial election would be declared in Abuja. Speaking during a Voters’ Education Implementation Committee meeting in Ado Ekiti, Professor Raji maintained that the result of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the …

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APC condemns killing of member in Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has condemned Wednesday killing of its member, Willy Ayegoro, by suspected assassins at Igbehin area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said it was sad that Ekiti State was sliding into murderous …

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Fayose’s continuity agenda will fail in Ekiti – Kolawole

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State, Akinlayo Kolawole has expressed sadness over the way the obnoxious policies and despotic actions of Governor Ayodele Fayose had stifled and chased away most private companies operating in Ekiti. He said by this singular action several Ekiti indigenes were render …

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Ekiti Assembly suspends Deputy Chief Whip

Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended indefinitely its recently impeached Chief Whip, Mr Akinniyi Sunday of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who represents Ikere Constituency II in the Assembly. The suspension was sequel to the submission of the report of an Ad hoc Disciplinary Committee of the House, …

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2018: Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged, with the quality ICT infrastructure in place. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election will be rigged runs contrary to the reality on …

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Ekiti community makes U-turn, accepts ‘rejected’ Regent

Peace has returned to Agbado-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State as the residents have accepted the leadership of the Regent, Princess Bolaji Oke Okunbobade. The princess was appointed Regent shortly after her father, the late Owa Ooro of Agbado-Ekiti, Oba Dare Okunbobade III joined his ancestors few …

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Ekiti 2018: Arewa youths warn INEC

Northern youths under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Federation, AYF, have called on Ekiti people to rise against any form of rigging in the coming governorship election in the state. The group also said that the July 14th election will be a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral …

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Fayemi alleges plot by PDP to cause violence across Ekiti

Fayemi appoints ailing Bamidele as Campaign Director General By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti -The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Sunday denied the report that Opeyemi Bamidele has been flown abroad for further treatment, describing the story as …

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MKO Abiola: Ekiti declares June 12 public holiday

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared Tuesday, June 12, work free day in honour of late M.K.O Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election in the state. The governor disclosed this on his official Twitter page. Fayose said the declaration was to celebrate late Chief MKO …

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Ekiti guber: Fayose’s ex-commissioner dumps PDP for APC

The immediate past Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in Ekiti State, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state. Ajayi, while announcing his defection, told newsmen on Monday that he is quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) …

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Ekiti Guber: Hold PDP responsible for safety of observers – Group

An election monitoring and observer group, Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) has urged Nigerians to hold the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) responsible should any harm befall independent election observers deployed to monitor the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. The group in a statement by its director, contact and …

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Ekiti APC appoints Bamidele as campaign DG

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has inaugurated campaign committees for the July 14 governorship election . The council is distinct from the one inaugurated by the National Secretariat of APC and led by Kebbi State Governor, Alh . Atiku Bagudu. The ailing former member of the House of …

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Account for N165bn allocations, Ekiti PDP challenges Fayemi

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THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State yesterday, challenged the former governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to explain how he spent statutory allocations and other funds that accrued to his administration between 2010 and 2014. The PDP Chairman, Mr. Gboyega Oguntuase, who made the request said documents …

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Fayemi, Fayose in fresh war of words over July 14 election

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described former Governor Kayode Fayemi and a former governorship aspirant, Dayo Adeyeye, as politically spent forces who cannot contest and win any credible election in the state. Fayemi and Adeyeye had on Tuesday, at a reception for Fayemi by Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), …

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President to Fayemi: Get Ekiti back for APC

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged former Minister of Mines and Steel Kayode Fayemi to get Ekiti State back for All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari spoke yesterday at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where a valedictory session was held in Fayemi’s honour Fayemi resigned his …

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Ekiti guber: Fayemi, APC jittery – PDP candidate, Olusola

Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), the campaign team of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described the statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), criticizing Olusola’s visit to public schools in the State as function of “Acquired Political Laziness and …

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Bamidele: Confusion as Ekiti CP says Mopol is dismissed

There was confusion on Monday about the news of the dismissal of the policeman that released the shots that injured a former member of the House of Representatives , Opeyemi Bamidele . Bamidele and five others were shot at a reception rally organised for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate …

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Ekiti guber: Failed governor from Ondo can’t sell failed candidate to Ekiti voters – PDP tells Gov. Akeredolu

The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO) the campaign organization of the Ekiti state deputy governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has told the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, to face governance in his state instead of “wasting public funds” on the Ekiti State governorship …

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