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    IGP says Kogi, Bayelsa polls were peaceful — despite widespread violence

IGP says Kogi, Bayelsa polls were peaceful — despite widespread violence

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states were peaceful. Adamu said this while speaking at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. The elections, conducted on November 16, were marred by cases of violence, thuggery, ballot box snatching and intimidation of voters and [...]

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    N’assembly clerk asks Yahaya Bello to mark electoral victory with sober reflection

N’assembly clerk asks Yahaya Bello to mark electoral victory with sober reflection

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, has asked Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, to mark his victory at the polls with a sober reflection, not merry making. Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Musa Wada, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, in the last goverorship election. In a congratulatory message to the message to the governor on Monday, [...]

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    ‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

The Kogi state governorship election has finally come and gone, with Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returned to the Lugard House for a second term. Of a truth, Bello's victory did not come as a surprise to many who followed events leading to the poll and to those who monitored the exercise closely. Ibrahim Garba, the returning officer, [...]

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    Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi state governorship election, is leading with a very wide margin in the results announce so far. The incumbent governor is ahead of the other 23 candidates with 184,430 votes margin in nine of the 21 local government areas where results have been officially announced. Bello got a total of 245,269 [...]

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    Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

In less than 24 hours, the electorate in Kogi will march to the polls to vote for who will become the next governor. At the last count, 23 candidates were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the governorship election but the exercise is no doubt a two-horse race between Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor and candidate [...]

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    Kogi PDP guber candidate risks disqualification over ‘fake certificate’

Kogi PDP guber candidate risks disqualification over ‘fake certificate’

A federal high court in Abuja has been asked to disqualify Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi state. In a suit filed before the court on Thursday, Femi Joseph, a lawyer from Kabba/Bunu local government area of the state, alleged that Wada submitted false information about his academic qualifications. The plaintiff said the primary school certificate Wada submitted to the Independent National [...]

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    SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has refused to sign the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) peace accord for the Kogi state governorship election. TheCable learnt SDP representative shunned the peace accord after the party's campaign train was attacked at the venue of the INEC meeting in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday. Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC spokesman, confirmed the development to journalists. The party’s [...]

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    YIAGA: Voters selling PVCs for N500 in Bayelsa, Kogi

YIAGA: Voters selling PVCs for N500 in Bayelsa, Kogi

YIAGA Africa, a policy advocacy group, says voters in Bayelsa and Kogi are selling their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to political parties ahead of the governorship elections in the states. In a new report on the November 16 polls released on Tuesday, YIAGA said voters are selling their PVCs for as low as N500 and N1000. Vote buying has been a major [...]

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    Kogi/Bayelsa gov polls: INEC disqualifies 14 underage candidates

Kogi/Bayelsa gov polls: INEC disqualifies 14 underage candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disqualified 14 underage candidates in the upcoming Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. According to a statement released on Friday by Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education committee, six underaged were discovered in Bayelsa while Kogi had eight. TheCable had earlier reported that some of the governorship and deputy governorship candidates are below the [...]

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    Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says he has no intention of defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a tweet he shared on Sunday, Melaye described people who leave the PDP for the APC as "fools". It was rumoured that he planned to leave the PDP after losing the party’s governorship ticket in [...]

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    INEC: Some governorship candidates in Kogi, Bayelsa are underaged

INEC: Some governorship candidates in Kogi, Bayelsa are underaged

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says some of those that emerged as candidates for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections are below the required age. Festus Okoye, chairman, INEC information and voter education committee, said this in a statement on Thursday. The 1999 constitution pegs the required age for governorship position at 35. But Okoye said the commission discovered the list of [...]

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    YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA Africa, a policy advocacy group, has called for peaceful and credible governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. In a statement on Monday, Samson Itodo, YIAGA África executive director, however, said informed citizen participation is essential for the polls to be free and fair. He also said the organisation has met various stakeholders to ensure successful conduct of the exercise. The two [...]

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