• I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede at the weekend gave his supporters hope that he will still contest the election.

    Jegede spoke at a reception organised for him by PDP supporters in Akure, the state capital, after returning from Abuja.

    The former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice had been in Abuja with his legal team battling to resolve the replacement of his name by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with Jimoh Ibrahim.

    Jegede’s appeal is still pending at […]

  • Ondo guber: Appeal Court adjourns judgment indefinitely

    Ondo guber: Appeal Court adjourns judgment indefinitely

    A cobweb of legal gymnastics in the governorship tussle by factions of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] yesterday, forced the special panel of the Court of Appeal set up to hear appeals emanating from the festering crisis to adjourned its scheduled judgment indefinitely [sine dine].

    The Justice Ibrahim Salauwa-led three-man panel was billed to deliver judgment on the appeal filed by a governorship candidate from the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, […]

  • Ondo guber: INEC commences configuration of Card Readers Thursday

    Ondo guber: INEC commences configuration of Card Readers Thursday

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission will start the configuration of Smart Card Readers to be used for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State on Thursday.

    The commission, which stated this in its bulletin released in Abuja on Wednesday, also disclosed that it would also commence a two-day training for Collation/Returning Officers for the election on Monday.

    The training, it said, would end on Tuesday next week.

    The Commission also said it would deploy 16,723 personnel for the […]

  • Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate – Sheriff

    Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate – Sheriff

    According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared that the party had no other candidate for the November 26 governorship election other than Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.

    Ibrahim was declared the candidate of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, following the order of the Abuja High Court. Though the candidate of Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the appeal court to challenge the action of the INEC.

    Sheriff presented […]

  • Ondo guber: Why I relocated to Abuja – Mimiko explains

    Ondo guber: Why I relocated to Abuja – Mimiko explains

    According to reports, the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has said he recently relocated to Abuja on part-time basis to ensure the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, get justice and contest the November 26 governorship election.

    The governor stated this in Akure on Wednesday at a programme in honor of the founder of the Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun. The programme was organised by a group of youths known as […]

  • Ondo guber: Why Jegede must be next governor – Mimiko explains

    Ondo guber: Why Jegede must be next governor – Mimiko explains

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko has explained that the best way to sustain his government’s achievements is to elect Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as his successor.

    The governor said the injustice done to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by publishing Jimoh Ibrahim as candidate would not succeed.

    He said, “the impunity would not stand” as they had appealed against the decision and were hopeful that they would get redress at the courts.

    Mimiko said his administration’s programmes were people-friendly and only Jegede could […]

  • Ondo guber: PDP states chairmen declare support for Jegede

    Ondo guber: PDP states chairmen declare support for Jegede

    State Chairmen of th‎e Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed support for Hon. Eyitayo Jegede as the party’s candidate for Ondo State governorship election.

    The chairmen, who met on Tuesday after the sitting of the Court of Appeal that heard the appeal filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction against the recognition of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), however, expressed optimistic that justice would be done on the matter.

    The meeting was convened at […]

  • Ondo guber: President Buhari hosts Akeredolu, gives blessing

    Ondo guber: President Buhari hosts Akeredolu, gives blessing

    Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong disclosed, yesterday, that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Chief Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Lalong disclosed this to State House Correspondents, after he formally presented Akeredolu to Buhari, in his office, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    This was even as Akeredolu assured that his rift with National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been resolved.

    Lalong, who chairs the APC Campaign Committee for the Ondo governorship election, said […]

  • Ondo guber: Don’t be intimidated – HURIWA tells INEC

    Ondo guber: Don’t be intimidated – HURIWA tells INEC

    It was gathered that the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission not to be intimidated by politicians ahead of November 26 governorship poll in Ondo State.

    The National Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, gave the charge in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

    He said that INEC should strive to ensure that the election was credible and transparent in spite of perceived intimidation by some politicians and their parties.

    He said that the commission […]

  • Ondo guber: How lawyers got court victory for Jimoh Ibrahim – PDP faction

    Ondo guber: How lawyers got court victory for Jimoh Ibrahim – PDP faction

    According to reports, the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has picked holes in the orders of the Federal High Court recognising Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s governorship candidate ahead of the November 26 election in Ondo State.

    The Makarfi faction, in a counter-affidavit filed before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Saturday, also faulted the roles played by lawyers engaged by the rival leadership faction of the PDP led by Ali Modu Sheriff in […]

  • Ondo guber: APC, PDP bicker over Mimiko’s visit to Aso Villa

    Ondo guber: APC, PDP bicker over Mimiko’s visit to Aso Villa

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are engaged in a war of words on the visit of Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, to the presidential villa last Friday.

    The visit came as crisis erupted in Akure, the state capital, over the substation of the name of Eyitayo Jegede with that of Jimoh Ibrahim, as the candidate of the ruling PDP for the November 26 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission […]