Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Gboyega Oyetola"

    Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun, says being an honest dancer is better than looting the state treasury.He said this in response to a statement credited to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, who had said he felt ridiculed contesting against Adeleke in the gubernatorial election.In a statement released on Thursday, [...]

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    Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Oluwole Oke, a member of the house of representatives, says Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, has gone through a lot.Oke, who represents Oriade/Obokun federal constituency in Osun state, spoke after the supreme court delivered a judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He thanked Deji Adeleke, the [...]

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    Supreme court upholds election of Osun governor

Supreme court upholds election of Osun governor

The supreme court has upheld the victory of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola winner of the election after a rerun in September 2018.Dissatisfied with INEC's declaration, Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, filed a petition at the tribunal and he was declared winner [...]

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    Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has ordered the cancellation of a proposed trip of local council chairmen in the state to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.In a statement on Monday, Adeniyi Adesina, chief press secretary to the governor, said the foreign trip was cancelled owing to the financial situation of the state.The 68 council chairman had proposed to embark on [...]

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    ‘It’s extremely painful’ — Davido reacts to uncle’s defeat at appeal court

‘It’s extremely painful’ — Davido reacts to uncle’s defeat at appeal court

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    Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election.In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by 9am.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola [...]

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    ‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to silence Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state gubernatorial election.Addressing reporters in Abuja, on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the move was aimed at stopping Adeleke from retrieving his mandate.He said the police was part of the plot to clamp down on [...]

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    Appeal court reserves judgement on Osun governorship poll

Appeal court reserves judgement on Osun governorship poll

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    Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has rejected the judgement of the election petition tribunal that declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the election by the tribunal on Friday.But reacting to the judgement in a statement by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, [...]

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    ‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

The election petition tribunal on Friday declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.But the tribunal held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.Social media is currently buzzing [...]

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    Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Adelodun Rasaki, the state collation agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun governorship election, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled results in 17 polling units due to inability to reconcile votes.Rasaki said this on Friday while being cross examined by Adesina Agbede, counsel to INEC, before the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.While testifying before the [...]

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    Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says Osun state government will get a $20 million World Bank fund to fix its healthcare system.The minister said this on Wednesday in Abuja while receiving Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, in his office.In a statement, the state said the fund is its earning from the from the World Bank's saving one million lives [...]

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    PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the alleged disbandment of the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.The party members held the protest on Thursday at the premises of the election tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital.Niyi Owolade, a chieftain of the PDP, said that they were surprised when the officials of the tribunal [...]

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    Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Isiaka Oyetola, Osun state governor-elect, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, the state capital.At a ceremony at the INEC office, Adedeji Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, presented the certificate to Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, his deputy.Oyetola assured residents of the state that they would continue to [...]

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    The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

Who would have thought that Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be the governor-elect of Osun state after coming second in the first ballot conducted on Saturday?Oyetola emerged winner of the election  after securing over 1,000 votes in the governorship rerun election of Thursday. He defeated Ademola Adeleke, his closest rival. The APC candidate secured 255,505 [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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