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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

There is heavy security presence at the Ekiti state high court, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the Ekiti state election tribunal.There are reports that their presence is connected with alleged plans to invade the venue of the sittings.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has adopted consensus approach in electing its flag bearers for the 2019 elections.Taiwo Olatubosun, publicity secretary of the party in the state, disclosed this to TheCable after a meeting by APC stakeholders in the state.He said direct primaries would be the next option when aspirants fail to agree on consensus."We resolved at [...]

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    Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will no longer contest the 2019 presidential election because the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the last governorship election in the state.Fayose had declared interest in the number one position in the country, vowing to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election.“I am inviting you today, distinguished leaders of our [...]

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    Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti, has filed his defense against the petition challenging his victory in the state's governorship election.Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, had asked the election tribunal to declare him winner of the July 14 poll.Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of the state, alleged that the figures announced in favour of Fayemi and his party [...]

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    Fayose recruiting only PDP members in illegal exercise, says Fayemi’s organisation

Fayose recruiting only PDP members in illegal exercise, says Fayemi’s organisation

The John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) Centre says the ongoing recruitment exercise by Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is illegal.The JKF Centre is a leadership organisation founded by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state.According to NAN, hundreds of unemployed graduates on Thursday besieged the state secretariat to buy forms.The state government had said  2,000 workers made up of  600 secondary [...]

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    Man stabs Ekiti monarch to death

Man stabs Ekiti monarch to death

Odo-Oro-Ekiti, a community in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state, was on Monday thrown into mourning as Gbadebo Ogunsakin, its traditional ruler, was stabbed to death.Some residents, who spoke with NAN, said the traditional ruler was stabbed with a knife by a man suspected to be insane after a meeting of the traditional council.A resident, Henry Olu, said the [...]

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    Segun Oni’s associate shot dead in Ekiti

Segun Oni’s associate shot dead in Ekiti

Bunmi Ojo, an ally of Segun Oni, an aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Ekiti state, is dead.Oni was the runner-up in the exercise won by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state.A source told TheCable that Ojo was shot dead in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, around 8:30pm on Friday."He was trailed to a viewing centre along Adebayo [...]

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    Election by numbers: What the data says about #EkitiDecides2018

Election by numbers: What the data says about #EkitiDecides2018

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUThe 2018 Gubernatorial election for Ekiti state was conducted on July 14, 2017, with Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winning the election ahead of Kolapo Olusola (Eleka) the incumbent deputy governor of the PDP.The election was particularly tensed as the theatrics of the outgoing governor Ayodele Fayose with claims of intimidation was [...]

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    Ekiti poll was a selection of the highest bidder, says anti-corruption group

Ekiti poll was a selection of the highest bidder, says anti-corruption group

Corruption, Not In My Country has criticised the conduct of politicians in the just-concluded Ekiti governorship election.The anti-corruption and behavioral change advocacy group lamented the widespread buying of votes during the poll held on July 14.Akin Fadeyi, executive director of the group, said the events in Ekiti should prick the conscience of all Nigerians committed to the democratic survival of the country.The [...]

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    Ekiti poll can’t be used as template for 2019 elections, observers say

Ekiti poll can’t be used as template for 2019 elections, observers say

A coalition of domestic and international election observers say the Ekiti state governorship election fell short of global standards.The observers praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the proper conduct of the poll but criticised the deployment of over 30,000 security agents for the exercise.They said the conduct of some of the security operatives largely marred the electoral process.The [...]

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    PDP rejects Ekiti election result

PDP rejects Ekiti election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of the Ekiti governorship election.Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The APC candidate polled 197,459 votes while the PDP candidate had 178,121 votes.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said it was clear [...]

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    NBC shuts Ekiti Broadcast Service over illegal announcement of poll result

NBC shuts Ekiti Broadcast Service over illegal announcement of poll result

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has ordered the immediate shut down of Ekiti Broadcast Service.This was announced in a statement issued on Saturday night.The regulatory body indicted the station of breaching provisions of the broadcasting code.Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, had spoken on a programme of the service while collation of results were ongoing.The governor had declared Kolapo Olusola, [...]

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    Ekiti poll: INEC officials arrived polling units early, says YIAGA

Ekiti poll: INEC officials arrived polling units early, says YIAGA

YIAGA AFRICA #WatchingTheVote (WTV) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for opening polling units early for the Ekiti state governorship election.In a statement on Saturday, Hussaini Abdu and Samson Itodo, chairman of YIAGA AFRICA WTV working group and YIAGA executive director, said by 7:30am INEC officials had recorded 78 percent arrival of the polling units.They said all essential materials [...]

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    INEC chairman: Ekiti people will decide who their next governor is

INEC chairman: Ekiti people will decide who their next governor is

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured the people of Ekiti that their votes would count on Saturday.He said this at a stakeholders meeting on Monday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.The meeting had in attendance some of the governorship candidates of Saturday election and their party officials.According to NAN, Yakubu said the commission had trained [...]

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    INEC to deploy enhanced smart card readers for Ekiti election

INEC to deploy enhanced smart card readers for Ekiti election

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will deploy enhanced smart card readers for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.Speaking at the opening of INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties on Wednesday, Yakubu dismissed claims that card readers have been pre-loaded and permanent voter cards (PVCs) cloned ahead of the election.He [...]

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