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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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    Omoyeni: Why I chose WEMA Bank over my deputy governorship job

Omoyeni: Why I chose WEMA Bank over my deputy governorship job

Adebisi Omoyeni, a former deputy governor of Ekiti, says he resigned his position as the number two man in the state because his expertise was needed in the banking sector.In 2005, Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, picked Omoyeni as his deputy.But Omoyeni, who is a candidate in the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, relinquished his position three months [...]

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    Ekiti APC crisis: Tinubu, Akande ‘solidly behind’ Fayemi ahead of guber poll

Ekiti APC crisis: Tinubu, Akande ‘solidly behind’ Fayemi ahead of guber poll

Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande, chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have expressed support for Kayode Fayemi, the party’s candidate for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.Ahead of the election, Segun Oni, a former Ekiti governor, allegedly filed a suit to challenge the legality of Fayemi’s candidacy partly on the ground that he was still a minister when [...]

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    Bamidele: Ekiti APC not immune to crisis — but Fayemi’s campaign ready to work with everyone

Bamidele: Ekiti APC not immune to crisis — but Fayemi’s campaign ready to work with everyone

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, says Kayode Fayemi is ready to work with everybody ahead of the Ekiti state governorship election.Bamidele was named the director of the Fayemi governorship campaign after the latter emerged candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14 poll.Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti who lost the primary [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How Oni’s supporters plotted disqualification suit against Fayemi

THE INSIDER: How Oni’s supporters plotted disqualification suit against Fayemi

Segun Oni, the runner-up in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti state governorship primary, may, indeed, still be heading to court to challenge Kayode Fayemi’s candidacy.TheCable had on Monday night reported that a suit was filed by Oni's lawyer at the federal high court in Abuja to challenge the legality of Fayemi, former minister of mines and steel, as the [...]

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    Fayose to APC: Be ready for defeat in Ekiti

Fayose to APC: Be ready for defeat in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked the presidency to be ready for the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election.He said this in reaction to the quit notice given to him and his party by Ita Enang, a presidential aide.Enang had said that the APC's national convention served as a quit notice [...]

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    ‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

Adebisi Omoyeni, a candidate of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, has called on the people of the state to cast their votes based on the future they want.Omoyeni, who is contesting on the platform of Mega Party (MP), said this  while speaking on a programme on Progress FM, Ado Ekiti.According to him, the economic and social condition of [...]

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