Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

Ahead of the 2015 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on an aggressive drive to get top politicians to defect to the party.In the past, politicians who are in other parties but sympathetic to President Goodluck Jonathan enjoyed the tacit support of the PDP in key elections.This has seen the PDP engage in "anti-party" electioneering ─ providing [...]

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    The clear message from Ekiti voters

The clear message from Ekiti voters

I was at work sometime in 2003 when I got a call from my wife. She said with a form of excitement: "There is this man called Ayo Fayose ─ he is going to win the governorship election in Ekiti State." I was amused. Before I could ask her to justify her proposition, she said: "I just watched him on [...]

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    PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it would challenge some "constitutional breaches" before, during and after the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.The national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said at a news conference on Thursday after the inaugural meeting of the national working committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja that the party would go [...]

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    Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has faulted those saying All Progressives Congress (APC) should learn lessons from its loss in the June 21 Ekiti State governorship election.The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose, won the election by a wide margin, defeating the incumbent, APC's Dr. Kayode Fayemi.But in an interview on Wednesday, Fashola said it would [...]

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    Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Like a bad dream, supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) are still trying to understand the tsunami that hit them in the Ekiti governorship election. Governor Kayode Fayemi had been widely acknowledged as having performed very well. His re-election was, therefore, supposed to be taken for granted. But in the June 21 poll, he lost woefully to Ayo Fayose, former [...]

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    Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Despite Governor Kayode Fayemi's acceptance of defeat in the June 21 Ekiti gubernatorial poll, TheCable understands that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is pushing for Ayo Fayose's victory to be challenged in court.Fayemi lost the election to Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by a wide margin and promptly made a concession speech [...]

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    Jonathan sure of Eagles’ qualification for second round

Jonathan sure of Eagles’ qualification for second round

Notwithstanding the stiff opposition posed by World Cup favourites Argentina in Wednesday’s final group match, President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will qualify for the tournament’s round of 16.Speaking while receiving the national executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who visited the presidential villa to congratulate him on the party's victory in [...]

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    Fayemi accepts defeat, set to meet with Fayose

Fayemi accepts defeat, set to meet with Fayose

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has congratulated Mr. Ayo Fayose for his victory in the June 21 governorship election in the state.Fayose defeated Fayemi by 203,090 to 120,433 votes, winning in all the 16 local government areas of the state.While Fayemi ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Fayose flew the flag of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a [...]

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    Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Not many people insult former President Olusegun Obasanjo and get away with him ─ but Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor and now governor-elect of Ekiti State, successfully did that.It was in December 2010 in Okuku, Osun State. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had been deposed as governor of the state by the Appeal Court and his community decided to welcome him [...]

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    It’s official: Fayose is governor-elect of Ekiti

It’s official: Fayose is governor-elect of Ekiti

The PDP candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, recorded a resounding victory with a total vote haul of  203,090 out of the 350,256 votes cast.The returning officer for the election, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, announced the result at the INEC office in Ado-Ekiti in the early hours of Sunday.Asuzu said: "Ayodele Peter Fayose of the PDP, having [...]

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    Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

The winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State will not be announced until early Sunday morning.A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told TheCable on Saturday night that the collation of results will be done all through the night.Election was conducted in 177 wards and 2,195 polling units across the 16 local governments of [...]

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    Is Okorocha Nigeria’s most travelled politician?

Is Okorocha Nigeria’s most travelled politician?

It's called defection - "not travelling" - as politicians jump from party to party at the slightest provocation.In the world of career-enhancement, defections are to politicians what résumés are to the rest of us. Political defection, also known as cross carpeting, defection or basically, dumping one political party for another increases the chances of ministerial office and clout faster than longsuffering [...]

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