Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Fayemi, Olusola battle for votes but these factors may determine the winner

Fayemi, Olusola battle for votes but these factors may determine the winner

On one side, the shout is for continuity. On the other, it is a battle to reclaim the land.Although, there are at least 30 candidates across many political parties, the Ekiti governorship election holding this Saturday is clearly between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).PDP’s Kolapo Olusola wants to succeed Ayodele Fayose, [...]

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    ‘The broom has scattered’ — Secondus taunts APC

‘The broom has scattered’ — Secondus taunts APC

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party is set to regain its lost crown as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has “broken into two”.On Wednesday, Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, led aggrieved members of the APC to a new faction named Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).Galadima accused the leadership [...]

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    Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has fired yet another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari whom he believes is too old to lead the country.At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the governor commented on the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of France to Nigeria.Aged 40 years, Macron is one of the youngest leaders in the [...]

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    Court dismisses suit against Fayemi, declares him fit to contest

Court dismisses suit against Fayemi, declares him fit to contest

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the eligibility of Kayode Fayemi to contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.Fayemi is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The Action People’s Party (APP) had lodged a suit following the report by a judicial commission of inquiry set up by the state government to [...]

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    Bamidele: Ghost of 2014 poll haunting us till now… reject PDP during Ekiti poll

Bamidele: Ghost of 2014 poll haunting us till now… reject PDP during Ekiti poll

Opeyemi Bamidele, director-general of the campaign for Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, says policies Fayemi brought to state when he was governor have been jettisoned for "stomach infrastructure".Fayemi who served a term was defeated in 2014 by Ayodele Fayose, the incumbent governor.In a statement on Tuesday, Bamidele urged the electorate not to [...]

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    Ekiti poll: ‘Fayemi’s campaign organisation has ostracised us’ — Segun Oni’s group cries out

Ekiti poll: ‘Fayemi’s campaign organisation has ostracised us’ — Segun Oni’s group cries out

Segun Oni's campaign organisation says its members have been ostracised since their principal lost to Kayode Fayemi in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ekiti.Oni who came second in the primary had directed his supporters to back Fayemi and ensure victory for the party in the July 14 poll.But his supporters have accused the Fayemi campaign of non-inclusiveness, [...]

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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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    Fayemi making us irrelevant, says group loyal to Oni

Fayemi making us irrelevant, says group loyal to Oni

Less than 20 days to the governorship election in Ekiti state, a group loyal to Segun Oni, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Kayode Fayemi, flagbearer of the party, of infraction.In a rescheduled primary election in May, Fayemi defeated 32 other aspirants including Oni who came second in the contest supervised by Tanko Al-Makura, governor [...]

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    Fake news booming in Ekiti — six false reports around guber poll

Fake news booming in Ekiti — six false reports around guber poll

Election periods are known to be exploited as avenues to peddle fake news—usually aimed at discrediting opponents and discouraging the electorate from voting for them.In the buildup to the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, a lot of false campaigns have surfaced on social media, with Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), often being the subject [...]

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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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    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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