MY CONCERN FOR 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

MY CONCERN FOR 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

By Fred Chukwuelobe Atiku Abubakar is a retired customs officer. Naturally, he should be corrupt. All Nigerian customs officers are corrupt. Atiku Abubakar is a politican. Naturally, he should be corrupt. All Nigerian politicians are corrupt. So, let nobody sell that corruption garbage to me. All of us are corrupt. Atiku Abubakar is Fulani. But he’s detribalised. He’s not a bigot. That I know for sure. I’m interested in the man who will heal our divided…

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Osun election: What I’ll do if Supreme Court finds INEC guilty of rigging – REC, Olusegun Agbaje

Osun election: What I’ll do if Supreme Court finds INEC guilty of rigging – REC, Olusegun Agbaje

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, has said that he would resign from his job if the Supreme Court finds the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, guilty in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state. The REC made this known in Osogbo on Wednesday during the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress. Oyetola and the Deputy Governor-elect,…

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2019 elections: I will not muscle INEC – Buhari assures

2019 elections: I will not muscle INEC – Buhari assures

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible elections in the country. President Buhari stated this in a speech he delivered on Monday morning to mark the celebration of the 58th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence. Stressing his support for credible elections, he said: “I have committed myself many times to ensuring that elections are fully participatory, free and fair and that the Independent National Electoral Commission will be exactly INDEPENDENT…

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I DON’T SHARE IN THIS

I DON’T SHARE IN THIS

The outcome of Osun has brought one thing — national pessimism. We’ve lost faith in our democracy. We’ve realised that it is a fraudulent charade. That it does not, in actuality, exist. . Those with whom I spoke about the election did not allow me to say Jack Robinson before screaming the utter worthlessness of the PVC. Buhari would win anyway. If one defeats him in a free and fair exercise, could one also outplay…

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Osun rerun: Davido cries out over military interference in election

Osun rerun: Davido cries out over military interference in election

As the Osun State governorship rerun election takes off, popular Nigerian singer, Davido, on Thursday disclosed what military officers are doing in Orolu polling unit. The award-winning singer disclosed that military officers have sealed off the polling unit, and that voters can’t perform their civic rights. Davido, who is a niece to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke made the disclosure via his Twitter handle. He wrote: “According to information just received…

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8 hours after Osun supplementary election ended, INEC announces official results 

8 hours after Osun supplementary election ended, INEC announces official results 

The collation officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission have on Thursday night announced the results of the supplementary election held at the four local government areas including Orolu, Osogbo, Ife North and Ife South of the state. The results of the seven polling units were announced at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo about eight hours after the election ended amid tight security presence. The results are as follow: #OsunGovernorshipSupplementaryElection #FromINECHeadquarters OSOGBO LGA, Unit 17,…

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Osun rerun: TMG cautions INEC, security agencies

Osun rerun: TMG cautions INEC, security agencies

Ahead of Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State, the Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, has stressed the need for peace. The group also called on all stakeholders to maintain peace and avoid any form of violence that could mar the process. In a statement issued yesterday by its Board Chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group disclosed that it would deploy personnel to observe the re-run. TMG said, “INEC must see to it that officials with questionable…

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Osun Decides: PDP calls for arrest of REC Officer, Prof. Fuwape

Osun Decides: PDP calls for arrest of REC Officer, Prof. Fuwape

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, to do the needful by declaring its candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Ademola Adeleke winner of the poll. PDP made the call while maintaining that the Saturday’s governorship election in the state was concluded and Adeleke won. In a statement by its statement by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party also demanded the arrest…

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Osun decides: Davido reacts as INEC declares governorship election inconclusive

Osun decides: Davido reacts as INEC declares governorship election inconclusive

Popular singer, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has reacted to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declaring the just-concluded governorship election in Osun State inconclusive. Davido’s uncle, Ademola Adeleke is the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the election. INEC said Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled about 254,698 ahead of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 254,345 votes. This decision followed cancellation of votes…

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Osun Decides: Your decision disservice to our democracy, unacceptable – Seyi Makinde fires INEC

Osun Decides: Your decision disservice to our democracy, unacceptable – Seyi Makinde fires INEC

A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has described the excuse given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where it declared the election in Osun State as inconclusive as not tenable and “unacceptable”. Eastern Reporter learnt that INEC had declared the election as inconclusive and ordered for a rerun in some wards. But, Makinde, while reacting, declared that the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola…

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