• Edo poll: Ize-Iyamu contested against INEC – Fayose

    Edo poll: Ize-Iyamu contested against INEC – Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, contested against the Independent National Electoral Commission and not the All Progressives Congress.

    Fayose described the victory of the APC in the election as “victory only made possible by the use of federal government agencies to subvert the will of the people”.

    Governor Fayose, who lamented that the win at all cost attitude of […]

  • Edo poll: We received 29 complaints of voters inducement – INEC

    Edo poll: We received 29 complaints of voters inducement – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission has called for collective efforts towards addressing inducement of voters with money by political parties and their candidates during elections.

    INEC’s Deputy Director on Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang made the call in an interview on Fridayin Abuja.

    Dazang said that inducing voters with money by political parties in the name of securing their votes must be collectively and urgently tackled by all stakeholders, not just INEC alone.

    He said that the commission was […]

  • Nigerian terrorist jailed in US on fake voters register for Edo poll – Oshiomhole

    Nigerian terrorist jailed in US on fake voters register for Edo poll – Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has alerted the public to the existence of a fake voter’s register in the state, which has the portrait of a convicted terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly referred to as the Underwear Bomber, ahead of the gubernatorial election holding on Wednesday.

    Speaking during a visit to him by the United States Consul General in Lagos, John Bray, Oshiomhole said he was shocked to see the portrait of the “underwear bomber” in the fake register, but […]

  • Edo poll: Allegation on registration of 8,000 militants baseless – PDP

    Edo poll: Allegation on registration of 8,000 militants baseless – PDP

    The Peoples Democratic Party has described the allegation by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State that it registered 8,000 militants for the forthcoming election in the state as wild.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, on Saturday in Abuja.

    Adeyeye said in the statement that the allegation was not only wiild, but totally unreasonable and baseless.

    He said: “In the first instance, we wish to ask Governor Oshiomhole the following pertinent questions: where […]

  • Oshiomhole expresses disappointment over Edo Poll postponement

    Oshiomhole expresses disappointment over Edo Poll postponement

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Friday expressed disappointment over Thursday’s postponement of the governorship election in the state.

    The election was initially scheduled for Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Oshiomhole told the European Union and other foreign observer groups in the state for the election, during a visit to him in Benin on Friday, that the rescheduling of the poll was done in bad faith by INEC.

    The foreign observer groups were led on the visit by Ben lllewellyn-Jones, […]

  • We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by two weeks would not affect the credibility of election.

    The INEC Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang, said on Friday in Abuja that the commission was committed to ensuring that the election does not in any way fall short of previous elections.

    Dazang said the commission had already confirmed its readiness for the election in terms of preparation, adding that what was outstanding […]

  • APC, PDP kick as INEC shifts Edo poll

    APC, PDP kick as INEC shifts Edo poll

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last night in Benin, postponed the conduct of Edo State governorship election to Wednesday, September 28. The exercise was to hold tomorrow.

    The National Commissioner in charge of Voters’ Education and Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, announced this while briefing journalists.

    The shift came 24 hours following the warning by the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police that terrorists might target Edo and other states during Sallah. Prominent Nigerians and parties reacted to the shift.

    “At […]

  • Edo Poll: PDP is dead, we will bury the party on Saturday – Oshiomhole

    Edo Poll: PDP is dead, we will bury the party on Saturday – Oshiomhole

    Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is dead and the people of the state are prepared to bury the party during the governorship election on Saturday.

    Oshiomhole made the declaration while reacting to calls for the postponement of the Saturday’s election due to security concerns.

    Security operatives had yesterday called on the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the election due to plans by insurgents to attack vulnerable state of which Edo State […]