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PDP candidate hails EDISEC over peaceful conduct of LG election

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Mr Solomon Obomighie, Etsako Central Local Government Area (LGA) chairmanship candidate for PDP, has commended the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDISEC) for a peaceful conduct of the LG polls.

Obomighie made the commendation in his country home in Fugar on Saturday while addressing newsmen shortly after casting his vote.

According to him, “I must commend EDISEC for a peaceful and hitch-free exercise, the deployment of materials to various units and for ensuring the exercise is smooth.

” In my ward, it is peaceful and from the reports I’m getting from other parts of the local government, it is also peaceful.

“I am very impressed with the process and EDISEC must be commended for this,” he said.

Obomighe expressed confidence of victory in the election “haven canvassed votes from the local government area”.

Meanwhile, at Ward 3, in Etsako East Local Government, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Sunday Akiotun, expressed displeasure at the non arrival of materials to his ward as at 10:50 a.m.

Akiotun blamed the non arrival of the materials at the ward to logistic problems by the EDISEC officials.

“As I speak to you, materials are yet to arrive at my ward; and as you can seen there is a large turnout of voters waiting for EDISEC officials to arrive with materials.

“Once they come we can start voting and I hope the process will be peaceful and hitch free at the end of the day.”

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APC To Yahaya Bello: Stop Confusing The Party, No Vacancy For National Chairman

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Yahaya Bello Kogi state

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the immediate-past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello that there is no vacancy in the office of the national chairman of the party.

The national publicity secretary of the party, Felix Morka warned the former Kogi governor to stop confusing the party, saying the position of the national chairman is currently occupied.

Morka handed down the warning while addressing newsmen at the national secretariat of the party.

The posters of the former governor were seen on major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), especially around the federal secretariat and on walls and fences of structures around the APC national secretariat along Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

The bold picture of the former Kogi state governor is adorned with the inscription, “APC Next Level. Alhaji Yahaya Bello as APC National Chairman. Leading the Change, Building a Stronger APC.”

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Edo 2024: Labour Party, Apapa Factions Clash Over Governorship Primaries

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The Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has disclaimed purported guidelines and timetable for the Edo governorship primaries of the party issued by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi which is being circulated by a section of the media.

The Publicity Secretary of Edo State Labour Party, Comrade Sam Uroupa, in a statement noted that the said Dr Abayomi Arabambi is neither a member of Labour Party nor an official of the party and therefore lacks the locus standi to issue any statement on behalf of the party.

“The attention of the Edo State chapter of Labour Party has been drawn to the release of a purported time table of activities for Edo State governorship primaries which was signed by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi ahead the 2024 gubernatorial election.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party wish to state as follows: “That the national secretariat of the Labour Party has not released guidelines for the nomination of the party’s candidate for the Edo State 2024 governorship election.

“The said Dr Abayomi Arabambi who issued the purported guidelines and timetable for the Labour Party in respect of the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries is not a member of Labour Party and therefore lacks the locus to formulate guidelines for the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries and issue same to the public.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party has a communication channel with the national secretariat of the party and this imposter – Dr Abayomi Arabambi – is not in any way connect with chain of communication.

While appealing to the party’s governorship aspirants for the Edo governorship election, its members and the general public to disregard the purported guidelines, the statement assured that the public will be duly informed of the activities lined up for the Edo governorship primaries when the party national secretariat issues the guidelines and timetable.

“The general public will be duly informed through the appropriate Labour Party communication channel the guidelines and timetable for the party’s governorship primaries for the Edo State 2024 gubernatorial election when it is issued by the national secretariat of Labour Party.

“We appeal to all the Labour Party governorship aspirants in Edo State, all party members, our teeming supporters in Edo State and the general public to disregard the guidelines and timetable for the Edo State governorship election as issued by Dr Abayomi Arabambi as he’s not a member of Labour Party.”

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