Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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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    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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    Ekiti 2018: I nominate Fayemi

Ekiti 2018: I nominate Fayemi

BY MICHAEL OPEYEMI BAMIDELEThis is a short message to the people of Ekiti State.To begin with, I want to express my utmost gratitude to all of you for your support and prayers since the unfortunate incidentof Friday, 1st of June 2018 when I suffered multiple gunshot injuries.The massive show of support by well-meaning Ekiti sons and daughters which has cut [...]

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    ‘Learn governance from Fayose’ — PDP taunts Buhari

‘Learn governance from Fayose’ — PDP taunts Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to learn the art of governance from Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbondiyan spokesman of PDP, said Buhari's attendance at the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) rally worsened the woes of Kayode Fayemi, his party's candidate for the governorship election.He said Buhari could [...]

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    EXTRA: Ngige ‘campaigns’ for Fayose at APC rally

EXTRA: Ngige ‘campaigns’ for Fayose at APC rally

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), “campaigned” for Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor during the mega rally of the party in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday.The rally held ahead of the state’s governorship election slated for July 14.Ngigie metaphorically referred to Kayode Fayemi, the APC governorship candidate and the opposition parties as [...]

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    The battle for Ekiti

The battle for Ekiti

Ekiti, that homogenous state in our country, is literally at war. For a group of people famed for wars, at least we all remember the Ekiti Parapo war, that internecine war between Ibadan and combined forces of Ekiti/Ijesa, which lasted 16 years; they’re no strangers to wars. But this war is for the votes of Ekiti citizens come Saturday, July [...]

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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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    Tinubu, Akande ask Oni to publicly dissociate himself from ‘court action against Fayemi’

Tinubu, Akande ask Oni to publicly dissociate himself from ‘court action against Fayemi’

Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande, chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday called on Segun Oni, runner up of the party’s governorship primary election in Ekiti state, to come out publicly to dissociate himself from a suit allegedly filed—asking the court to revoke the candidacy of Kayode Fayemi.On Monday, it was alleged that Oni filed a case at [...]

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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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    Fayemi: I increased teachers’ pay when I was governor but Fayose is owing them

Fayemi: I increased teachers’ pay when I was governor but Fayose is owing them

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, says he increased teachers' salaries when he was in power but Ayodele Fayose, his successor, has not paid them in 10 months.Fayemi, who was governor of the state between 2010 and 2014, and now flying with the mantra “reclaiming our land, restoring [...]

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