Gov Adams Oshiomhole’s aide, Mr Agharese Idubor, on Wednesday led no fewer than 150 registered members of the APC in Benin to pitch their tents with the PDP.
Idubor is the Executive Director, Protocol Matters to the Governor.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defecting APC members are from Ward 7 in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo South Senatorial District.
Idubor, who spoke on behalf of the defecting members, said their decision to return to the PDP was borne out of the alleged political betrayal of the leadership of APC in the state at the ward congress in the state on Tuesday. […more]
Ex-governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday declared that Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi had delivered on his promises, and urged the people of the state to support his re-election bid.
Kalu also advised supporters of political parties to play the game with decency and honour and avoid blood shed in the impending June 21 governorship election in the state.
Speaking after a visit to Governor Fayemi at his official residence in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, Orji who was on tour of the country to preach national unity said all hands must be on deck for the survival of the country. […more]
The Senate will this week vote on the proposed amendments in the report submitted by the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution. SUNDAY ABORISADE writes on the likely implications of this exercise.
As it is to be expected, senators expressed divergent views when the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution submitted its report in the form of a bill.
According to Ekweremadu, the bill titled, ‘An Act to further alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and for other matters connected therewith, 2013’, is aimed at among other things, strengthening the legal framework for processing a new constitution.
He recalled that the Senate, at its sitting of Thursday, July 1, 2013, voted on some of his committee’s recommendations. He explained that while expecting the inauguration of a Conference Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives to harmonise areas of differences, members of his committee received six additional requests, which could have far-reaching implications on the electoral process. […more]
Former governor of Bayelsa State and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has assured the Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, that the Bayelsa chapter of the APC would work with him to flush out the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government in the next election.
Speaking when he led party executives and supporters of the APC in Bayelsa on a courtesy call on Governor Amaechi in the Government House, Port Harcourt at the weekend, Sylva said they came to show their solidarity with the Rivers State governor. […more]
The first Executive Governor of Osun State and one of the aspirants of the just concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in the state, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has said that in spite of the result declared, he has no intention of crossing to any other party.
Addressing his delegates gathered from across the 30 Local Government Areas of the state in Ede, Osun State, Senator Adeleke stated that he would seek redress from the national secretariat of the party, saying that the ward congress preceding last Saturday’s governorship primary of the PDP was marred with “irregularities”. […more]
The Labour Party in Ondo State has expressed shock at the reluctance, refusal of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer to declare the winner of the By-election into Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency.
In a statement by the Acting Chairman of the party in the state, Dele Akinyele, the party noted that the election took place and returns were made in 21 out of 22 wards that made up the Federal Constituency, and the returning officer’s duty was to collate the lawful votes from various units and wards, and declare the candidate that scored majority of lawful votes. […more]
Nigerian Politician, Jimi Agbaje, believes that the 2010 amendment of the country’s Electoral Act is not entirely a bad law but that the challenge for Nigeria remains how to implement the laws.
Jimi Agbaje was a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Sunday, April 6.
While advocating the need for the Independent National Electoral Commission to raise its game and earn the confidence of Nigerians, he recalled the contrast between the 2007 elections conducted by the INEC which he referred to as a disaster, and the improvement witnessed in the 2011 election which “provided hope for Nigerians.” […more]