BREAKING: Police fire teargas, shoot at Saraki, Dogara, Ben Bruce, others at INEC office

BREAKING: Police fire teargas, shoot at Saraki, Dogara, Ben Bruce, others at INEC office

Police have reportedly attacked leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. “I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired. “This was a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in?…

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I’II protect your mandate jealously, make my govt inclusive, Oyetola assures Osun people 

I’II protect your mandate jealously, make my govt inclusive, Oyetola assures Osun people 

TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO The Governor-elect of Osun under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has promised to run a government which would be inclusive and participatory without prejudice to race,  religion, ethnicity and ideology. Oyetola made the promise while delivering his acceptance speech shortly after his announcement as Governor-Elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said he had accepted the ideology of his party and that his government would…

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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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Osun rerun: Governor-elect, Oyetola reveals plans for state [Full acceptance speech]

Osun rerun: Governor-elect, Oyetola reveals plans for state [Full acceptance speech]

Governor-elect of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has thanked the people of the state for supporting him to victory in the just concluded governorship election. Oyetola had on Thursday won the rerun election with a difference of 835 votes as he acquired a total of 1160 votes to Adeleke’s 325. The poll closed with Oyetola winning a total 255,505 votes, 482 more votes than Adeleke’s 255,023. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the elections, Professor Joseph Afuwape,…

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Buhari reacts as Oyetola wins Osun rerun, tells governor-elect what to do next

Buhari reacts as Oyetola wins Osun rerun, tells governor-elect what to do next

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Governor-elect of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, “for winning the keenly contested governorship election.” Buhari also felicitated with the state and national campaign teams that “worked assiduously to guarantee the victory at the polls,” In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Buhari commended the outgoing Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for “eight years of steadfastness and service to his people.” “Thank you…

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Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

The missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom have given their appraisals of the governorship rerun election in Osun State. The missions, who were on the ground to monitor the exercise on Thursday, said they have received reports incidents of harassment and intimidation of voters during the exercise. Reading the missions’ joint report on the election, the US Consul General, John F. Bray, said, “The missions of the United States, European…

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Osun rerun: Nigerians react as INEC declares Oyetola winner

Osun rerun: Nigerians react as INEC declares Oyetola winner

Nigerians have reacted to the outcome of the Osun State governorship election, with the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate Gboyega Oyetola beating Adeleke Ademola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Eastern Reporter had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the gubernatorial election in Osun State. The State Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Adeola Afuwape said Oyetola garnered 255,505 votes to defeat his…

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Osun rerun: Live Updates, Results and Situation Report

Osun rerun: Live Updates, Results and Situation Report

Today, voters will storm some polling units in Orolu, Ife South, Ife North and Osogbo LGAs of Osun State to determine who will lead the state for another four years. The Independent National Electoral Commission had ordered for a rerun after it declared the last Saturday’s governorship election inconclusive. According to the Returning Officer, Joseph Fuwape, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled about 254,698 ahead of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives…

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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 rerun: Armed thugs planning to unleash deadly attacks on polling units – Police

Osun rerun: Armed thugs planning to unleash deadly attacks on polling units – Police

The police has said it has uncovered plots by some highly placed politicians in Osun State to scuttle today’s supplementary election in the state. Addressing newsmen at Osun Police Command headquarters in Osogbo, yesterday, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, Joshak Habila, said intelligence report has shown that some people were planning to disrupt the election. Habila, who is a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations , said, “We have an intelligence report…

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