• PDP candidate in Lagos by-election accepts defeat, says polls credible

    PDP candidate in Lagos by-election accepts defeat, says polls credible

    Mr Babatope Akinyele, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency by-election in Lagos, has accepted defeat.

    Akinyele told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the poll was credible, blaming PDP’s defeat on divisions and rancour in the party.

    NAN reports that Mr Nurudeen Akinwunmi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the poll, which resulted from the death of Mr Elijah Adewale, who represented the constituency in the House of Representatives.

    Adewale died in Abuja […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim campaigns for APC candidate in last minute to Ondo Election

    Jimoh Ibrahim campaigns for APC candidate in last minute to Ondo Election

    According to reports, the court-disqualified candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ondo State governorship election, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, on Friday engaged in a last minute campaign for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu.

    The campaign by Ibrahim for Akeredolu became public knowledge when the businessman openly supported the Senior Advocate of Nigeria on his Twitter handle.

    Ibrahim was the candidate of the PDP until Wednesday when a Special Panel of the Court of Appeal disqualified him as […]

  • NNPP candidate withdraws from Ondo State governorship election

    NNPP candidate withdraws from Ondo State governorship election

    It was gathered that the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr. Oluwadare Bada, has withdrawn from tomorrow’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    Bada made this known in a press statement he made available to journalists in Akure through the Director of Media of his Campaign Committee, Mr. Abiodun Oluwarotimi, yesterday.

    In the statement, the NNPP candidate who is also an Akure man said he decided to withdraw from the race owing to community pressure from his primary constituency.

    He, […]

  • S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    The Supreme Court yesterday in Abuja gave a red card to moves by the Ali Modu-Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court struck out all the 14 multiple interlocutory motions brought against the ruling of the Court of Appeal allowing Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to appeal the October 14, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

    The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to replace his name with Jimoh Ibrahim’s as the Ondo State governorship […]

  • Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate – Sheriff

    Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate – Sheriff

    According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared that the party had no other candidate for the November 26 governorship election other than Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.

    Ibrahim was declared the candidate of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the order of the Abuja High Court. Though the candidate of Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the appeal court to challenge the action of the INEC.

    Sheriff presented […]

  • Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Adamawa State government has declared support for the presidential ambition of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
    Atiku, the Turakin Adawama, clocks 70 years in two weeks.

    Abba Jimeta, Chief of staff to Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, said this at the flag-off of the construction of Girei-Wuro Bokki road by Governor Muhammad Jibrilla yesterday.

    He said all elected and appointed officials in the state would work for Atiku as soon as he declares his intention to contest.

    “The entire Adamawa state government is firmly behind […]

  • Ondo Election: Jegede is our candidate not Jimoh Ibrahim – Makarfi’s PDP

    Ondo Election: Jegede is our candidate not Jimoh Ibrahim – Makarfi’s PDP

    The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will only work with Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as its candidate in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    It said it would not work with Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, who was on Thursday announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the party’s candidate.

    Spokesperson for the faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

    Adeyeye alleged that the process that threw up […]

  • Ondo will burn if INEC retains Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate – Mimiko

    Ondo will burn if INEC retains Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate – Mimiko

    Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the substitution of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, with Jimoh Ibrahim can lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state.

    The governor disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday in Abuja after he met with the president behind closed doors.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Thursday replaced Jegede with Ibrahim as PDP’s candidate for the November 26 gubernatorial election […]

  • Ondo guber: I remain the PDP candidate – Jimoh Ibrahim

    Ondo guber: I remain the PDP candidate – Jimoh Ibrahim

    It was gathered that the Factional candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 20 Ondo State governorship election, Jimoh Ibrahim, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of trying exclude him from the election by not accepting his papers as the authentic candidate of the PDP.

    Addressing a press conference in Abuja Sunday evening, Mr Ibrahim said the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) is not an appeal Court, therefore cannot determine who is the PDP candidate in the election.

    The […]

  • EFCC grills Jigawa PDP candidate, chairman over N550m campaign fund

    EFCC grills Jigawa PDP candidate, chairman over N550m campaign fund

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday questioned Jigawa State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, over missing campaign fund.

    Also quizzed were the state PDP Chairman, Salisu Mahmuda and the secretary of the PDP governorship campaign team, Rabiu Taura.

    The trio were invited to explain the exact amount received and how it was spent.

    It was gathered that N550 million was allocated to Jigawa State as part of campaign […]

  • Ibrahim submits court papers declaring him guber candidate to INEC

    Ibrahim submits court papers declaring him guber candidate to INEC

    Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Global Fleet, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, yesterday, submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the court papers declaring him the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    Ibrahim’s lawyers went to the INEC headquarters yesterday to formally submit the case documents to the electoral body.

    The Global Fleet boss belongs to the former Borno State governor, Modu Sheriff’s faction of the PDP.

    But, on Friday, the Abuja division of […]