Protect Your Votes, Aregbesola Urges Osun Residents

Osun State Governor - Mr Rauf Aregbesola
Osun State Governor – Mr Rauf Aregbesola

Gov Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has called on trade unions in the state to sensitise residents on the need to protect their votes during the Aug. 9 gubernatorial election.

Aregbesola made the call on Wednesday while receiving members of the Nigerian Union of Tailors (NUT) who paid him a courtesy visit.

The union had earlier endorsed the governor for a second term.

The governor said that the endorsement was an indication that the people of the state understood the vision of his administration.

“Please don’t stop at the endorsement but continue to tell our people to jealously protect their votes and ensure that their votes count,” Aregbesola said.   […more]

Adeleke, Osun PDP Governorship Aspirant Petitions National Leadership On Conduct Of Primaries

Isiaka Adeleke
                                 Isiaka Adeleke

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]

Ondo State LP Rejects INEC Declaration Of Ilaje/Ese-Odo By-Election Inconclusive

Labour Party
                       Labour Party

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]

Ekiti Election: Fayemi Says People’s Welfare Remains Priority

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has revealed that the welfare of Ekiti people remains priority to his administration.

Speaking during his re-election campaign rally in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, the Governor said that he had been tested ok, with his performance in the last three years being also verifiable, including the peace which has been restored in the state.

He also challenged candidates from other political parties to   […more]

Party Registration: Court Fixes May 30 For Judgment

Court-hammer-300x192A court in Abuja has fixed May 30 for judgment in the suit instituted by a political association, Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the commission’s refusal to register it as a political party.

At the resumed hearing of the suit at the Federal High Court on Wednesday presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, a lawyer representing the DPC, Ezekiel Ofou, told the court that the association had fulfilled all requirements necessary for it to be registered as a political party and urged the court to compel INEC to register them.   […more]

Justice Ademola Did Not Order 37 Lawmakers To Vacate Seats – APC

Interim National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed
Interim National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Justice Adeniyi Ademola did not order the 37 members of the House of Representatives who defected to the APC to vacate their seats because he is not competent to issue such a ruling, as the issue of whether not they can defect was not before him.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said that it would appeal the ruling because Justice Ademola’s perpetual injunction restraining the concerned lawmakers from participating in motions and debates in the House is unconstitutional and defeats the very purpose for which the members were elected into the House.   […more]

PDP-to-APC: Court Suggests 37 Defecting Lawmakers Should Resign

House of Representatives
       House of Representatives

A Federal High Court order in Abuja has suggested to the 37 lawmakers who defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC, that they should resign their positions as members of the National Assembly.

In what seems to be a twist in the on-going drama in the House of Representatives, the court, on Monday, also granted a perpetual injunction restraining the defecting lawmakers from effecting any leadership change in the lower House.   […more]

APC, PDP Appeal Esan North East Election

PDP-vs-APC-300x150The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have both appealed the judgement delivered by the Edo State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal on the Esan North East LG election.

The tribunal had last month granted the first of the two prayers of the PDP candidate who had asked the court to declare the election null and void and to declare him the valid winner of the polls.

After three elections and the judgement of the Local Government election Petition tribunal, both parties are   […more]

2015: PDP, APC Accuse Each Other of Using Terrorism as Political Tool

PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu and APC National Chairman, Bisi Akande
PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu and APC National Chairman, Bisi Akande

The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress have resorted to accusing each other of supporting insurgency as a political strategy ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The fight for supremacy between the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress in the 2015 elections has taken a new dimension.

The two biggest political parties in the country have resorted to tossing allegations at each other over the lingering insurgency by the Boko Haram sect in the North-East.

These accusations and counter-accusations by the PDP and the APC have apparently been aimed at tainting each other, with the hope of reducing the electoral value of each other ahead of the election.    …[more]


2015: APC unites against Wada in Kogi

Akande, Wada and Audu
                    Akande, Wada and Audu

The coming together of various factions within the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State has set a new tone for the 2015 governorship election.

For the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, all hands must be on deck to stop Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party from getting a second term in office by 2015. To make good this objective, members of the opposition have decided to sheathe their swords and let peace reign within the party. It appears the APC has realised that unity among its members is critical in the tussle to wrest power from the incumbent governor, Captain Idris Wada. Ongoing realignment and harmonisation of hitherto divergent political interests in Kogi APC are propelled by  ….[more]