• Edo guber: God didn’t speak to you about becoming governor – Obaseki tells Ize-Iyamu

    Edo guber: God didn’t speak to you about becoming governor – Obaseki tells Ize-Iyamu

    Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has described as lies, the claim by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded governorship election in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that God told him to pursue and recover his mandate, which he said was stolen from him by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

    Obaseki urged Ize-Iyamu to “stop deceiving the people because he is only pursuing his ambition and so should […]

  • Edo guber: Obaseki’s victory is reward of APC hardwork – Bello

    Edo guber: Obaseki’s victory is reward of APC hardwork – Bello

    Governor Sani Bello of Niger has described the victory of Mr Godwin Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor-elect of Edo, as a reward for dedication and commitment to service by the party.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndace and made available to newsmen on Friday in Minna,

    Bello said that the victory of Obaseki at the polls was a testimony, which showed that the people of Edo appreciated the developmental progress […]

  • Edo guber: How we escape death at Ize-Iyamu village – Monitor explains

    Edo guber: How we escape death at Ize-Iyamu village – Monitor explains

    Senior Programme Officer of the CLEEN Foundation, Mrs. Chihozirim Okoro, has narrated how she and her team escaped death in the hands of political thugs at Iguododo village, hometown of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

    Mrs. Okoro said thugs in the vicinity saw them recording their activities at the polling units in the village when the attack took place.

    She said their team sped off but the thugs gave them a hot chase until they ran into a patrol team who later gave them […]

  • Edo guber: Obaseki thanks Buhari, Oshiomhole for victory

    Edo guber: Obaseki thanks Buhari, Oshiomhole for victory

    According to reports, the governor-elect of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has thanked the people of the state for voting him as the next leader.

    Obaseki, who accepted his victory in the governorship election with enthusiasm, said he would make sure that all his campaign promises were fulfilled as soon as he takes over power.

    Obaseki spoke on Thursday after the Independent National Electoral Commission returned him as winner of the election.

    “With great humility, I accept this announcement of my victory as the […]

  • Edo guber: Obaseki’s victory fraudulent – Ikimi

    Edo guber: Obaseki’s victory fraudulent – Ikimi

    A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, has rejected the outcome of the Edo State governorship election, claiming the result was manipulated in favour of the All Progressives Congress.

    The Peoples Democratic Party chief, who hails from Igueben Local Government Area in Edo Central Senatorial District of the state, insisted the APC didn’t deserve victory in the poll.

    APC’s Godwin Obaseki defeated the candidate of the PDP, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, by 319,483 to 253,173 votes.

    Ikimi, in an interview with newsmen on […]

  • Edo guber: Buhari has fulfilled promise to Nigerians, says Amaechi

    Edo guber: Buhari has fulfilled promise to Nigerians, says Amaechi

    According to reports, the 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 at the Rivers South-East Senatorial District rally of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday at Ngo in Andoni Local Government Area of the state.

    Represented by Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Amaechi said that after the March 19 rerun elections in […]

  • Edo guber: I saw ballot papers in police van – Soldier

    Edo guber: I saw ballot papers in police van – Soldier

    An Army officer claimed seeing ballot papers meant for Wednesday’s Edo State governorship election in a police van in Etsako Central Local Government Area.

    The soldier claimed the materials were removed from one of the polling units.

    “I saw police officers in a van stuffed with ballot papers. We asked the driver to stop but they refused to stop. We are still searching for them.”

    Meanwhile, there was commotion in Unit 7, Ward 3 in Igiode village, Etsako East Local Government Area after […]

  • Edo guber: INEC denies allegation of ballot box snatching, gunshots

    Edo guber: INEC denies allegation of ballot box snatching, gunshots

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied report of ballot box snatching and gunshots in some polling centres during the Edo governorship election on Wednesday.

    Gov. Adams Oshiomhole had earlier said he received a report that some thugs allegedly snatched ballot boxes at Opoji in Esan North-East Local Government Area during the election.

    Oshiomhole also alleged that the suspected snatchers shot sporadically before taking away the ballot boxes.

    Mr Nick Dazang, INEC Deputy Director of Voter Education and […]

  • Edo guber: INEC card reader fails in some wards

    Edo guber: INEC card reader fails in some wards

    It was gathered that the card reader failed to function at Ipkeshi, near Auchi, during the governorship election in Edo.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the device could not function in Ward 11 and 12 at Okhueromoh Primary School, Ipkeshi, when the INEC official attempted to accredit voters for the poll.

    Some of the voters, Mr Agbada Jerry and Charles Monday, decried the development and said that it would delay the voting process.

    The INEC Polling Officer, Mr Mubarak Jubril, […]

  • Edo guber: Obaseki has not shown how he can implement one programme – PDP chieftain

    Edo guber: Obaseki has not shown how he can implement one programme – PDP chieftain

    PDP Chieftain in the Central Senatorial District, Chief Isaac Irhia, has called on all eligible voters to cast their votes for Pastor Osagie Ize–Iyamu who he described as the most suitable for the job.

    Chief Irhia in a statement in Benin yesterday said apart from being a man of God, Pastor Ize-Iyamu is, “the only one among other candidates that has the best programme of action that will be of immense benefits to everyone and move Edo State forward.”

    He stated that […]

  • We’re ready for Edo guber election – INEC

    We’re ready for Edo guber election – INEC

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is ready for Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo State.

    The election, which was earlier scheduled for September 10 but was postponed to September 28 due to security reasons.

    INEC Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said on Sunday that the commission is ready for the election.

    “We are prepared for the September 28. The card readers have been reconfigured and charged. We’ve retrained the staff, and we are ready to […]