• Makarfi faction of PDP to challenge Ondo elections at tribunal

    Makarfi faction of PDP to challenge Ondo elections at tribunal

    Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to challenge the outcome of the Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election at the tribunal.

    The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, said this in Abuja on Monday.

    Adeyeye said that the faction had instructed its candidate in the election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, to be joined by the state chapter of the party for the legal battle.

    The faction which called for the total cancellation […]

  • There is no evidence of the elections been tampered with or hacked- Obama Adminisration

    There is no evidence of the elections been tampered with or hacked- Obama Adminisration

    President-elect, Donald Trump’s opponent, the Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, Jill Stein demanded a vote recount in Wisconsin, a Democratic state that he won, citing inconsistencies in the votes. But the Obama administration has said there was no evidence of the elections been tampered with or hacked.

    Jill Stein who didn’t get enough votes to be on the ballot paper said:

    “After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many […]

  • Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Fayose alleges INEC, APC, and some members of PDP rigged Ondo elections

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some members in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the Saturday’s Ondo State governorship poll.

    Fayose who insisted the election was rigged before it was conducted said, “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu because, in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding […]

  • Ondo Elections: Oke wins at his ward and unit in a landslide victory

    Ondo Elections: Oke wins at his ward and unit in a landslide victory

    Chief Olusola Oke, candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the Ondo State Governorship Election, performed the same feat like his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by winning in his own ward and polling unit.

    Oke who voted yesterday at Unit 005, Ugbo Ward 3, at his Ilowo hometown in the Ilaje Council Area of the state, won at his polling unit with a total of 316 votes to defeat the candidate of […]

  • Ondo Election: APC, PDP made good their threats to rig this election -AD

    Ondo Election: APC, PDP made good their threats to rig this election -AD

    Olusola Oke campaign Organization spokesperson, Mr Bisi Kolawole, has on behalf of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State alleged that both the All Peoples Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made good their threats to rig and win this election at all cost by embarking on a spate of intimidation, heavy monetization and outright manipulation of the ballot materials in the on-going election in the State.

    Kolawole in a statement disclosed that it was unfortunate that the APC, […]

  • I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to avoid being intimidated during the December 10 rerun elections in the state.

    Wike issued the warning during a flag-off ceremony at Etche area of the state.

    He said there were plans by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to use Federal institutions to intimidate members of the PDP, their leaders and candidates.

    He said the PDP in Rivers State would not be cowed into accepting a rigged election.

    The Governor […]

  • Despite threats, Ondo election holds today

    Despite threats, Ondo election holds today

    Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said the stage is set for eligible voters to choose the next governor of Ondo state from among the 28 candidates participating in the election.

    This came amid threats from security forces.

    While the police and INEC warned troublemakers to stay clear of today’s election, the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko at a press conference talked tough, claiming that the system had been rigged against his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    The Resident Electoral Commission (REC), […]

  • No postponement of Ondo elections -INEC

    No postponement of Ondo elections -INEC

    Mr Segun Agbaje, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Ondo state has insisted that the commission is set to go ahead with the Ondo governorship election, slated for November 26, 2016.

    Agbaje stressed that INEC had passed the stage of postponement and will go ahead on Saturday.

    Refusing to give away much information, he however revealed that “the returning officer has been appointed by the chairman of the commission and his name would be kept secret until tomorrow”.

    This comes after the candidate […]

  • PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    PDP begins preparation for 2019 elections, inaugurates committee

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party, under the leadership of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has constituted a Strategic Committee to Regain Power in 2019 through every democratic means.

    Makarfi, the Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, said at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Tuesday, that the group was also expected to offer advice on how to make the party stronger and better.

    He said the formation of the committee was not because of the crisis in the party, but in […]

  • Breaking!!! Senate threatens to shut down over Rivers outstanding elections

    Breaking!!! Senate threatens to shut down over Rivers outstanding elections

    According to reports, the Senate on Wednesday threatened to shut down sitting if the Independent National Electoral Commission fails top conclude the outstanding elections in Rivers State by December 10.

    This is coming a day after the House of Representatives mandated INEC to conclude the elections.

    There are both National and State Assemblies elections outstanding in the state.

    The elections have been postponed several times owing to security concerns.

    At plenary on Wednesday, the Senate said it would stop sitting by December 10 until […]

  • Reps direct INEC to conduct outstanding elections in Rivers, Anambra

    Reps direct INEC to conduct outstanding elections in Rivers, Anambra

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct all outstanding elections in Rivers and Anambra states with immediate effect.

    The House also mandated it’s committee on Legislative Compliance and Electoral Matters to ensure compliance with the resolution and confirm date of the elections to the House within two weeks.

    The representatives adopted a motion of urgent national importance co-sponsored by Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor and five others.

    According to […]