Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    APC govs forum DG: PDP stronger in Edo because of Oshiomhole’s antics

APC govs forum DG: PDP stronger in Edo because of Oshiomhole’s antics

Salihu Lukman, director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum, says Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo, is spoiling the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state governorship election. Lukman said Oshiomhole's antics in Edo has made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to come out "very strongly all of a sudden" in its campaign for the September 19 election. He said [...]

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    Obaseki: What happened at Edo assembly was attempted coup d’etat

Obaseki: What happened at Edo assembly was attempted coup d’etat

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, has described the recent events at the state house of assembly as a failed coup. The governor accused Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor, of being "bent on throwing the state into crisis" ahead of the September 19 governorship election. The assembly complex has been under police siege as the rancour between lawmakers loyal to the governor and those [...]

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    Edo speaker loyal to Oshiomhole emerges, says ‘we won’t seek Obaseki’s removal’

Edo speaker loyal to Oshiomhole emerges, says ‘we won’t seek Obaseki’s removal’

The crisis rocking the Edo state house of assembly took a new twist on Thursday with the emergence of Victor Edoror as speaker. Edoror, who was impeached as deputy speaker in 2018, was elected speaker by 17 lawmakers loyal to Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of the state. TheCable had reported how the lawmakers orchestrated the removal of Francis Okiye as speaker after [...]

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    INEC: We may summon political parties over violence in Edo rallies

INEC: We may summon political parties over violence in Edo rallies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it may summon political parties and their candidates in the Edo governorship election over the violent rallies on the state. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Wednesday when he led a delegation from the commission to meet with stakeholders in Nasarawa central ahead of the state constituency by-election. In Edo where the governorship election [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, says Adams Oshiomole, former governor of the state, never meant the bad things he said about him. He said the APC leader was only trying to "demarket" him when he contested for governor under a different party -- the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2016 when he was [...]

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    Obaseki: I was tempted to quit reelection bid

Obaseki: I was tempted to quit reelection bid

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he was tempted to quit his reelection bid. Speaking after emerging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the upcoming Edo governorship election, Obaseki said he continued with the support of his family and some governors. Obaseki was granted a waiver to contest under the PDP after defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC). His reelection [...]

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    Obaseki to emerge PDP candidate for Edo guber as only opponent steps down

Obaseki to emerge PDP candidate for Edo guber as only opponent steps down

Kenneth Imasuagbon, an aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary poll for the Edo state governorship election, has withdrawn from the race. Imasuagbon announced he was stepping down on Thursday just as the primary election was about to commence in Benin, the state capital. He was the only opponent of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, who is believed to have [...]

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    Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved its south-south caretaker committee, a day before its primary election in Edo state. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced via Twitter that a reconstituted caretaker committee will be chaired by Dan Orbih, immediate past chairman of the party in Edo state. “@OfficialPDPNig dissolves zonal South-South caretaker committee and hereby reconstitutes a fresh caretaker committee,” Ologbondiyan wrote. “The [...]

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    Edo guber: You have 10 days left for primaries, INEC tells political parties

Edo guber: You have 10 days left for primaries, INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given political parties 10 days to conduct their primary election for the Edo state governorship poll. Speaking at the inter-agency consultative committee on election on Wednesday, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the deadline will not be extended after June 27. TheCable had reported that only 15 political parties indicated interest in the September 19 election. "All political parties interested [...]

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    Obaseki: I will disclose my next move after meeting Buhari

Obaseki: I will disclose my next move after meeting Buhari

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says he will disclose his next step after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari following his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state. Obaseki, who is seeking a second term in office, also said he is still consulting with his supporters. Writing via his Twitter handle on Sunday, the governor described his disqualification [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Atiku woos Godwin Obaseki to join PDP

EXCLUSIVE: Atiku woos Godwin Obaseki to join PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his reelection bid, TheCable can report. TheCable understands that Atiku contacted Obaseki on Friday after he was disqualified from participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. The former vice-president, who was [...]

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    INEC: We won’t declare any winner if Edo, Ondo gov polls are disrupted

INEC: We won’t declare any winner if Edo, Ondo gov polls are disrupted

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the electoral umpire will not declare any winner in the upcoming elections in Edo and Ondo if they are disrupted. Yakubu, who spoke specifically about the Edo and Ondo governorship polls, said the commission will not endorse any exercise below its minimum standard. He said this on Tuesday at a virtual [...]

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    Setback for Obaseki as INEC confirms direct primary for Edo APC

Setback for Obaseki as INEC confirms direct primary for Edo APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo will select its candidate for the September election through direct primary. In a statement issued on Tuesday, INEC said the APC leadership has indicated that direct primary will hold on June 22. But this is against the wish of Godwin Obaseki, the governor who is seeking reelection. [...]

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