Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    Fayose planning to set me up, says Fayemi

Fayose planning to set me up, says Fayemi

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office says it has uncovered a plan by Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, to carry out attacks on supporters of Segun Oni, using thugs pretending to work for the minister of mines and steel development.In a statement on Saturday, Yinka Oyebode, spokesman of Fayemi, said the plan was hatched by Fayose in the bid to cause [...]

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    I’ll quit Buhari’s cabinet next week, says Fayemi

I’ll quit Buhari’s cabinet next week, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, says he will resign his appointment as minister of mines and steel development, next week.Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents on Wednesday.He said he is on a rescue mission to Ekiti, adding that he crossed a "critical hurdle" to emerge flag [...]

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    Fayemi: I’m not on vengeance mission… Ekiti in critical need of rescue

Fayemi: I’m not on vengeance mission… Ekiti in critical need of rescue

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, says he is not on a vengeance mission as he seeks to return as governor of Ekiti state.Fayemi on Saturday won the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.Speaking during his acceptance speech after being announced as the APC flagbearer, Fayemi said Ekiti is in dire need of rescue.The former governor said "good [...]

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    Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti.The former governor of the state secured the most votes in the rescheduled exercise held on Saturday.Fayemi took a total of 941 votes, which put him a mile ahead of other aspirants.Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state and chairman of the committee overseeing [...]

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    How Fayemi won Ekiti APC governorship ticket

How Fayemi won Ekiti APC governorship ticket

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    Adeyeye exits PDP after losing Ekiti guber primary

Adeyeye exits PDP after losing Ekiti guber primary

Dayo Adeyeye, a governorship aspirant in the just concluded Ekiti Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary, says he is defecting to another party.Adeyeye, who polled 771 votes out of the 1,986 cast during the primary, made this known on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti.The former minister of state for works said he would announce his new platform in the next 40 hours, saying [...]

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    PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the July 14 election Ekiti state, has expressed readiness to take up the challenge in ensuring his victory.Olusola, who is the deputy governor of the state, said this when he received the party's certificate of return at PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was privileged to be [...]

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    Fayose: We’ll keep Okowa in Ekiti till Friday so he can help APC with their primary

Fayose: We’ll keep Okowa in Ekiti till Friday so he can help APC with their primary

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has mockingly told the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hire Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state for its primary scheduled to hold on Friday. Okowa chaired the committee that conducted the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state, on Tuesday.Aspirants and observers had described the exercise as transparent and credible.In his [...]

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    Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Three days after the disrupted All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti state, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to elect its own flag bearer.Ayodele Fayose, leader of the PDP and governor of the state had mocked the opposition APC for failing to conduct a hitch-free primary election last Saturday. Some believe the PDP had scheduled [...]

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    Fayemi denies threatening to cripple Ekiti

Fayemi denies threatening to cripple Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, says there is no truth to the allegation that he threatened to cripple the state if he is not given the ticket of the party for the July 14 gubernatorial election.The Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), a group loyal Babafemi Ojudu, another aspirant, had accused Fayemi of making the [...]

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    Ekiti APC primary: 27 aspirants ask NWC to conduct new election within 72 hours

Ekiti APC primary: 27 aspirants ask NWC to conduct new election within 72 hours

Twenty-seven of the 33 aspirants who contested the Ekiti governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have written a letter to the national working committee (NWC) of the party, demanding that a fresh primary should be conducted within 72 hours.After the election hit a standoff on Saturday, the aspirants held a meeting and decided that a fresh primary [...]

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    Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti, ask chairman to step down

Protesters storm APC secretariat in Ekiti, ask chairman to step down

About 11 APC local government areas chairmen — with tens of party members— stormed the party secretariat in Ajilosun area in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday morning to protest the disrupted governorship primary election.One of the chairmen who spoke with TheCable said they have lost confidence in the Jide Awe led executive and had inaugurated a caretaker committee to take over.Awe is [...]

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    Ojudu: Fayemi threatened to cripple Ekiti if not given APC ticket

Ojudu: Fayemi threatened to cripple Ekiti if not given APC ticket

Babafemi Ojudu, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, has accused Kayode Fayemi, another aspirant of threatening to cripple Ekiti if he is not given the ticket of the party for the July 14 governorship election.While Ojudu is an adviser of President Muhammadu Buhari, Fayemi is a serving minister.The APC governorship primary in the state had [...]

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    Fayose: APC turning Ekiti into a war zone

Fayose: APC turning Ekiti into a war zone

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti of turning the state into a war zone.He said this on Sunday while reacting to the violence which marred the APC governorship primary election.The election ended on a rancorous note. There were cases of ballot box snatching.In a statement on Sunday, Fayose said the incident is [...]

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    Al-Makura: APC leadership will decide on Ekiti primary

Al-Makura: APC leadership will decide on Ekiti primary

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nassarawa state, says it is left to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to decide the fate of the party’s governorship primary election in Ekiti state.Al-Makura chaired the committee which organised the primary which was marred by violence on Saturday.Some aggrieved agents had disrupted the exercise, alleging that the process was not credible.Ballot boxes were [...]

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    Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Sounds of gunshot are being heard across Olukayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, venue of the botched All progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.It is unclear if the shots are being fired by security personnel or suspected thugs.Thirty-three aspirants sought to clinch the party's ticket for the July election.The exercise was going on smoothly but trouble broke out [...]

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