• Fayose Reveals Real Reason Ize-Iyamu Lost Edo Election

    Fayose Reveals Real Reason Ize-Iyamu Lost Edo Election

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to which he belongs, actually lost the governorship election in Edo state because its candidate in the exercise, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, contested against an alleged federal government-influenced Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    The election was won by Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC), even though the PDP has rejected the result of the exercise alleging fraud.

    The governor said while his party and its candidate were […]

  • Edo election: Four candidates call for cancellation, say INEC falsified results to favor APC

    Edo election: Four candidates call for cancellation, say INEC falsified results to favor APC

    The Chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Council, IPAC, Mr Frank Ukonga, who contested the Edo governorship election on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and three other candidates in that election have called for the cancellation of the results declared by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

    Ukonga, Mr Andrew Igwemoh of the Advanced Congress of Democrats, ACD, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Dr Omorogieva Gbajumo, and Mr Thompson Osadolor of Kowa Party, said INEC falsified […]

  • Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll.

    INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin.

    Soyebi said that the validity of an election was stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines.

    He said that the concluded Edo election was in line with the Electoral […]

  • Edo election: INEC reacts to refusal of PDP agents to sign results

    Edo election: INEC reacts to refusal of PDP agents to sign results

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll.

    INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin.

    Soyebi said that the procedure for the validity of an election was stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines.

    “The refusal of any party agents to sign the result sheet does not […]

  • Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole

    Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the governorship election and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Godwin Obaseki.

    In a telephone call to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Buhari commended the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect and party members in going round the state to reach the people with records of good governance.

    In a statement by the […]

  • Edo Election: Buhari Has Fulfilled His Promise For Free, Fair Election, Says Amaechi

    Edo Election: Buhari Has Fulfilled His Promise For Free, Fair Election, Says Amaechi

    Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, says outcome of Edo poll is a fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari`s promise of ensuring free, fair and credible elections in the country.

    He stated this, today, at a rally in Rivers State. Amaechi said that after the March 19 rerun elections in Rivers, he reminded Buhari of his promise to conduct free and fair elections in the country.

    He said, “I went to the president because there were more guns in hands of criminals than […]

  • Why we rejected Edo election results – PDP

    Why we rejected Edo election results – PDP

    Edo election: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are fake and that the figures contradict the one announced at various units and as collated at various wards across the state.

    The PDP in a press statemen said that it rejected the election because ‘the details of the results released by INEC are all fake’.

    The Press statement read thus

    The PDP in Edo State, after carefully reviewing the events of yesterday September […]

  • Obaseki wins Edo governorship election with 66,310 votes margin

    Obaseki wins Edo governorship election with 66,310 votes margin

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has won the Edo State governorship election based on the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday.

    Obaseki was declared winner of the election after polling 319, 483 votes, while his  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, garnered 253, 173.

    He edged out Ize-Iyamu with 66, 310 votes in the election held across Edo State on Wednesday.

    A total of 1, 900, 223 voters registered for the election, […]

  • Edo Election: APC says PDP are bad losers

    Edo Election: APC says PDP are bad losers

    The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Edo State Chapter, Mr Anselm Ojezua, has described the rejection of the yet-to-be-finalized state governorship election results by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as an act of a bad loser.

    Speaking on Thursday in Benin, the state capital, Ojezua said the entire process of the election had been nothing but peaceful.

    “This is just a case of a bad loser. It is a pity that the PDP expects to win in a state which […]

  • Edo Election: PDP, Ize-Iyamu reject governorship election results

    Edo Election: PDP, Ize-Iyamu reject governorship election results

    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the outcome.

    The party had warned INEC that it would not accept any result different from what was announced at the various polling units in the state.

    The PDP rejected the results in a press conference addressed by its Chairman in the state, Mr Dan Orbih, on Thursday in Benin.

    The press conference was also attended the party’s governorship candidate in […]

  • JUST IN: PDP Supporters Storm INEC Office, Demand Cancellation Of Edo Election (SEE PHOTOS)

    JUST IN: PDP Supporters Storm INEC Office, Demand Cancellation Of Edo Election (SEE PHOTOS)

    As you read this, PDP supporters are currently protesting outside the office of INEC in Benin, the Edo state capital. They are accusing the electoral body of partiality and are demanding a cancellation of the governorship election. Security personnel have however barricaded the INEC headquarters to prevent the protesters from gaining access to the