• PDP senators stage walkout over defection of Ondo senator

    PDP senators stage walkout over defection of Ondo senator

    The defection of Senator Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South), who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), caused uproar in the Senate on Wednesday morning.

    Senate President Bukola Saraki, who announced the defection at plenary through a notification letter, said Omogunwa’s decision was in reflection of the recent developments in Ondo State.

    With the lawmaker’s change of party, all the three Senators from Ondo are now members of the APC.

    Meanwhile, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, led by Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has revealed why the party lost the governorship elections held in Edo and Ondo states recently, stating that impunity and lack of respect for the party’s constitution and the rule of law are the major reasons the party was defeated.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman of the faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh laid the blame for the defeat suffered by the opposition […]

  • Tinubu congratulates Akeredolu, Ondo people, says Buhari helped guide APC to another victory

    Tinubu congratulates Akeredolu, Ondo people, says Buhari helped guide APC to another victory

    The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate at Saturdays polls in Ondo state has elicited joy and congratulatory messages from the upper echelon of the party’s hierarchy, especially the party’s National Chairman, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. His full message below:

    Following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with regard to the governorship elections in Ondo State, I extend congratulations to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence […]

  • Akeredolu promises to banish poverty from Ondo state, calls his victory a challenge to perform

    Akeredolu promises to banish poverty from Ondo state, calls his victory a challenge to perform

    Ondo state governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has promised to banish poverty and stagnation in the state, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared him winner of Saturday’s election.

    Speaking from his home town of Owo,  Akeredolu described his victory as “an act of  God”, and promised welfare and employment for his people and pleaded for the cooperation of all, irrespective of political platform and differences.

    “For me, it is a challenge to perform. It is a call to rescue our state […]

  • 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 Gubernatorial election relatively Peaceful – Situation Room

    Ondo Gubernatorial election relatively Peaceful – Situation Room

    The Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Mr Clement Nwanko, has described the Ondo governorship election as generally peaceful and smooth.

    Nwanko said this during a post election press conference on Sunday in Akure.

    He said the situation room for the Ondo election commend the professionalism displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the voting process at the polling units.

    He acknowledged the participation of all political parties in the election despite media reports of call for postponement by […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mimiko raises alarm over perceived electoral misconduct in Ondo polls

    Mimiko raises alarm over perceived electoral misconduct in Ondo polls

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor yesterday, raised the alarm over an alleged plot by collation officers to rig the election in favour of a particular candidate, warning against any act that could jeopardize the process.

    Mimiko said: “I want to warn without any equivocation all those collation officers that are assigned to do this devilish and demonic assignment to desist from any act that could engender a combustible environment. And I hope they won’t be consumed by it.  The people […]

  • 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, […]

  • PDP thugs unleash mayhem in Ondo

    PDP thugs unleash mayhem in Ondo

    The thugs, suspected to be working for a prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Owo town, have allegedly killed a chieftain of the APC, Mr Afolabi Olaposi, popularly called Arogun, destroyed vehicles in the compound of Chief Jamiu Ekungba, and burnt three houses in Ehinogbe quarters.

    Owo is the hometown of the governorship candidate of the APC, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

    Supporters of a faction of the PDP were said to have organised a rally in Owo town during which they […]