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PDP rigged Edo election, Ize-Iyamu couldn’t have pulled more than 50,000 votes– Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were the actual riggers of the September 28 governorship election in the state. He said Pastor Ize-Iyamu could not have polled more than 50,000 votes if the election was not rigged. Oshiomhole...

We’ll challenge Obaseki’s victory at the tribunal– PDP

  By OLAKUNLE ADENIYI Against the declaration of APC by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner, PDP said they would challenge the result of the Edo state election at the electoral petition tribunal. The election which took place last Wednesday September 28, 2016 with Godwin Obaseki, the APC candidate, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,...

Edo election: APC candidate, Obaseki beats PDP’s Ize-Iyamu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the keenly contested Edo governorship election. Obaseki, emerged APC candidate in June this year. Obaseki, Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team, defeated 11 other candidates, including Pius Odubu, deputy governor...

BREAKING: APC leads PDP by 5,616 votes halfway to results announcement

The electoral commission, INEC, has announced the results of nine of the 18 local governments in Edo State. The results show that the ruling All Progressives Congress won in 5 local governments while the Peoples Democratic Party won in 4 local governments. The APC so far has 142,424 votes while the...

Edo state: a curse or a blessing?

  Governor Oshiomhole and his wife listening to the speech of President Buhari at final APC rally in Benin. It is clear and evident. People are getting dumber by the day. The very purport of being a youth has been seriously charred in a fire of indiscretions. The utter disregard for...

PHOTO NEWS: APC candidate Godwin Obaseki about to vote

Godwin Obaseki, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in this Edo election has arrived at his Oredo Ward 4 to vote. He is one of the two main contenders in today, Wednesday, September 28 polls alongside Peoples Democratic Party’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Obaseki on the queue, waiting to vote. Obaseki at his...

Soldiers arrest motorists as police blocks media at Auchi

Accreditation has kicked off in many polling booths as Edo state residents decide the next governor in elections today. The process began at several polling booths as early as 8am as promised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The commission says that 19 candidates are contesting in the Edo...

APC, PDP in war of words as Edo elects governor today

  As about two million eligible voters in Edo State go to the polls today, the All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have continued to trade blame on the alleged plot of some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to compromise the credibility of the exercise. The...

Saudi Arabia, Iran dash hopes for OPEC oil deal

  Khalid al-Falih on OPEC meetingsSaudi Arabia and Iran on Tuesday dashed hopes that OPEC oil producers could clinch an output-limiting deal in Algeria this week due to their utterances, a report says. The report quoted Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Khalid al-Falih, as telling reporters in Algiers that “this is...

Abdulmutallab, US bomber to vote in Edo

Abdulmutallab: on Edo voters registerUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was jailed in the United States in 2012  for terrorism offences has appeared on the voters’ register in Edo state. Governor Adams Oshiomhole drew attention to the existence of  AbdulMuttalab’s  portrait in a fake voters register now in circulation. A high stake governorship...

Algiers’ Energy forum opens, oil hope dashed

Officials at oil forum in AlgiersRepresentatives from over 50 countries and 82 energy companies started  an international energy forum in Algiers today. The meeting is expected to discuss stabilising a volatile oil market and developing green energy. The theme of 15th annual International Energy Forum (IEF 15) is “global energy transition:...

Palmer, ‘the King’ of golf dies

Arnold Palmer, American golfer                                    Photo:britannica.comLegendary US golfer Arnold Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aged 87, the US Golf Association confirmed. Palmer died at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where...

Edo: PDP denies rigging allegation

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Dayo AdeyeyeBy Oloniruha Emmanuel The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked an allegation that the party was planning to rig the Wednesday governorship election in Edo. A statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Saturday in Abuja said PDP had no...

Edo shuts down for governorship poll

Edo Governor OshiomholeBy Deborah Ogedemgbe The Edo State Government on Saturday declared Sept.27 and Sept.28 as public holidays to enable electorate participate in the Sept 28 governorship election. Gov. Adams Oshiomhole announced the holiday at a grand reception organised by the organised labour  union for him. He said the holidays would enable...

Edo Election: State Govt. declares public holidays

The Edo State Government on Saturday declared Sept.27 and Sept.28 as public holidays to enable electorate participate in the Sept 28 governorship election. Gov. Adams Oshiomhole announced the reprieve at a grand reception organised by the organised labour union for him. He said the holidays would enable workers travel to their...

Edo Guber Polls: We’re good to go—APC

Edo State Gov. Adams Oshiomhole during APC’s rallyBy Donald Ugwu Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ready for the Sept. 28 gubernatorial elections. Oshiomhole, who spoke with State House Correspondents, said that the ruling party was also sure of victory having...

Edo state: Ogbemudia endorses Obaseki

Ogbemudia backs Obaseki: Oshiomhole, right, with Obaseki on the campaign trailRespected statesman Chief Samuel Ogbemudia today endorsed Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the governorship election in Edo State on 28 September. Ogbemudia, whose voice is regarded like that of the Oracle  gave the endorsement...

INEC says passing out of Corps members will not affect Edo State election  

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the passing out of two batches of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Edo State will not affect the conduct of the state's gubernatorial election which has been rescheduled for September 28. INEC’s Deputy Director in charge...

Why INEC postponed Edo poll to September 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday postponed the Edo State 2016 Governorship Election to Wednesday, September 28. The decision was announced to journalists on Thursday night, about eight hours after the commission had insisted that the election would hold as scheduled on Saturday, September 10, despite warnings from security...

Edo Guber Poll: INEC begins consultation on security advice

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had begun consultation on the fate of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo, following call on it to postpone the exercise over security treat. Mr Nick Dazang, Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday...

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