• Rig Ondo State governorship election and die – OPC warns INEC Staff, FG

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and die – OPC warns INEC Staff, FG

    It was gathered that the New Odua People’s Congress (New OPC), Ondo State Chapter has warned the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Comission, INEC, and the Federal Government against rigging today’s governorship election in the state.

    The group raised concerns over alleged influx of some strangers into the state.

    A statement signed by Kunle Famuyiwa, leader of the groupn said his men would not watch the state being robbed by strangers.

    The statement reads in full:

    Following disturbing developments in our State […]

  • Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against rigging Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state.

    Fani-Kayode told the electoral umpire that any attempt to rig the Ondo election just like it did in Edo State would be consequential.

    The outspoken PDP chieftain while congratulating the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the poll, urged the people of the Ondo to come out enmasse and vote for […]

  • INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) of an orchestrated plot to ensure victory in Saturday governorship election for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu.

    Addressing a gathering of his party supporters in Akure, the Ondo state capital, governor Mimiko enunciated hurdles which he claimed were meant to arm-twist the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

    Restating his party’s demand for the shift of the poll, governor Mimiko submitted that PDP candidate whose […]

  • 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 Oluwadare Bada, has withdrawn from tomorrow’s governorship election in Ondo State.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, […]

  • INEC and APC colluding over Ondo governorship poll, Fayose cries out

    INEC and APC colluding over Ondo governorship poll, Fayose cries out

    Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor,  has raised the alarm that democracy has been placed on trial in Ondo State, alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission has merged with the All Progressives Congress to rig the Ondo State governorship election.

    Governor Fayose made this known in a statement, which he personally signed, on Friday.

    He alleged that “the Returning Officers by INEC already have fake results that they will announce to Nigerians as they did in Edo State,” adding: “The sad […]

  • 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 […]

  • Police deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 copters, 20 gunboats, 12 APCs for Ondo State governorship election

    Police deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 copters, 20 gunboats, 12 APCs for Ondo State governorship election

    According to reports, the Nigeria Police Force said that it would deploy 26,000 personnel, three helicopters, 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and 20 gunboats for the Nov.26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said this on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting he held with INEC officials and representatives of the political parties in the state.

    “Twenty-six thousand police officers will be deployed in the state, and five officers will be at each polling unit […]

  • Why I missed governorship debate – Akeredolu shares reasons

    Why I missed governorship debate – Akeredolu shares reasons

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the forthcoming Ondo election, Rotimi Akeredolu, has explained his absence from the governorship debate organised by Channels Television on Monday night.

    Akeredolu had been absent from the event moderated by Channels TV correspondent, Seun Okinbaloye.

    But Akeredolu, in a letter signed by Kunle Adebayo, communications secretary of his campaign organisation, said he could not attend the debate because it coincided with its organisation’s campaign schedule.

    He said the debate came “at a […]

  • President Buhari arrives Akure for APC governorship rally

    President Buhari arrives Akure for APC governorship rally

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived Akure Airport amid tight security for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari arrived the airport at exactly 10:09 a.m. and was received by Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.

    Also on ground to receive the president were Dr kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Mineral Development; Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun and Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, member, representing Ondo Central […]

  • Wike bribed one of the arrested judges over Rivers governorship election – APC

    Wike bribed one of the arrested judges over Rivers governorship election – APC

    According to reports, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged that the State Governor, Nyesom Wike held a secret meeting with one of the Supreme Court Justices recently arrested by security agencies with the aim of perverting justice in his governorship election case.

    Recall that some judges were recently arrested by security agencies over alleged corruption across the country.

    Chairman of the River State APC, David Ikyanya in a statement claimed that the meeting between Wike and […]

  • Why we won’t postpone Ondo governorship election – INEC shares reasons

    Why we won’t postpone Ondo governorship election – INEC shares reasons

    According to reports, the Chief Press Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, on Wednesday said the internal crises within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will not prevent the commission from conducting the Ondo governorship election as slated.

    Recall that the nation’s electoral umpire had recently replaced Eyitayo Jegede with businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate in the November 26 election in Ondo State.

    The INEC Chief Press Secretary stated that the intra-party conflicts are not enough […]