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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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    Politicians ‘buying voter cards, inducing electorate’ in Ekiti

Politicians ‘buying voter cards, inducing electorate’ in Ekiti

YIAGA AFRICA, a policy advocacy group, says politicians are currently buying voter cards in Ekiti state where the governorship election is scheduled for July 14.Under its Watching the Vote (WTV) project, YIAGA deployed 24 long term observers (LTOs) in the 16 local government areas of the state to monitor the "pre-election environment".In its first of a four-part report released on [...]

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    Fayemi hits back after PDP blames him for Ekiti’s ‘financial burden’

Fayemi hits back after PDP blames him for Ekiti’s ‘financial burden’

Gboyega Oguntuase, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday alleged that the debts incurred by the Kayode Fayemi administration from 2010 to 2014 had so far cost the state N35.34 billion.The PDP claimed that the N35.3 billion was used in the servicing of debts and deductions from statutory allocations from October 2014 till date.But Fayemi, the [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    APC suspends guber campaign, insists Fayemi was target of Ekiti shooting

APC suspends guber campaign, insists Fayemi was target of Ekiti shooting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says it has suspended its gubernatorial campaign earlier scheduled to kick off on Monday.The suspension came as the state police command released the report of Friday’s shooting incident at the APC reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, its flagbearer in the July 14 governorship election.Jide Awe, chairman of the party in the state, told [...]

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    Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of governor Ayodele Fayose, says Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, and governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo are to blame for the shooting incident in Ekiti.At the APC secretariat on Friday, a policeman shot sporadically during a reception to kick off Fayemi’s campaign.Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives member, and another party [...]

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    Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says the state government is responsible for the shooting of Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives.Bamidele was shot on Friday at the party's secretariat during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, the governorship candidate for the July 14 election in Ekiti.Fayemi who resigned his ministerial appointment on Wednesday had returned to the state [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has been shot in Ekiti.TheCable understands that he was shot on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.The incident took place during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the party.An armed mobile police officer said to be responsible for the [...]

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    Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate of Ekiti, has picked 74-year-old Adebisi Egbeyemi, former chairman of Ado-Ekiti local government area, as his running mate.Fayemi announced this through a communiqué signed by his campaign office on Wednesday.“After a long search for the candidate, Egbeyemi was picked as the candidate this evening after party leaders met for long hours to [...]

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    ‘I can’t rely on a sinking party’ — Ekiti SDP candidate says Fayose not his sponsor

‘I can’t rely on a sinking party’ — Ekiti SDP candidate says Fayose not his sponsor

Akinloye Ayegbusi, Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti, says he is not being sponsored by Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing governor.Ayegbusi said the rumour is a figment of the imagination of those who are afraid of his soaring popularity ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Yemi Akinbode, director general of Akinloye Ayegbusi [...]

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