Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "Ekiti gov poll"

    Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s election

Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s election

The supreme court has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi in last year's governorship election. At its sitting on Friday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kolapo Olusola, its governorship candidate, challenging Fayemi's victory.The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Fayemi winner of the election.But Olusola challenged his victory at the tribunal, alleging that [...]

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    Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti, has filed his defense against the petition challenging his victory in the state's governorship election.Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, had asked the election tribunal to declare him winner of the July 14 poll.Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of the state, alleged that the figures announced in favour of Fayemi and his party [...]

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    Fayose’s deputy asks tribunal to declare him winner of Ekiti election

Fayose’s deputy asks tribunal to declare him winner of Ekiti election

Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent governorship election in Ekiti, has challenged the result of the poll won by Kayode Fayemi.Olusola, current deputy governor of the state, filed a petition at the Ekiti election petition tribunal on Friday, kicking against the result as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Addressing journalists alongside his running [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

On Sunday, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the Ekiti  state governorship election, defeating Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Call it the second coming of the former governor of the state and you are not far from the truth.His victory came as a surprise to [...]

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    PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

Looking at the current situation in Ekiti, those not conversant with the past would think Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, and Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, have always been on warring path.Long before the state governorship election slated for Saturday, the political rivalry of the duo could easily pass as one of the most popular in the country. It could even [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Eniola Fayose, owner of company printing ballot papers, related to Ekiti governor?

FACT CHECK: Is Eniola Fayose, owner of company printing ballot papers, related to Ekiti governor?

On Monday, operatives of the Lagos state police command announced that it raided a printing press where election materials for Ekiti state governorship election were being printed.Two people were arrested in the premises of O’Naphtali Company Limited in the Gbagada area of the state. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, identified the owner of the press as Eniola Fayose.The police commisioner, [...]

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    Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered a printing press where election materials are being printed. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, led some detectives to the printing press located at 13A and 13B, Oguntona street, Gbagada area of the state, on Monday.The police said it learnt from intelligence information that ballot papers meant for Saturday's governorship poll [...]

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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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    I may be forced to quit APC, says Segun Oni

I may be forced to quit APC, says Segun Oni

Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti and an aspirant in the recent governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to leave the party.Addressing journalists in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti, on Tuesday, he said his supporters in the party are being harassed.Oni came second in the primary which was won by Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development.He said although [...]

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