Akeredolu’s victory, a reward for good performance says AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his victory at the Saturday governorship ballot, said the victory was deserving. “I congratulate His Excellency the Governor of Ondo State on his victory. It is a deserving reward for his good works. The massive victory is a resounding vote of confidence by the people in his leadership in the past four years. The outcome is therefore a victory for excellent performance of our party under his able leadership in the Sunshine State,”  the Governor…

ONDO GUBER POLLS: Akeredolu secures re-election with wide margin

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday in Ondo State.   Prof. Abel Olayinka, the Returning Officer of INEC, who is also the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, said that Akeredolu got 292,830 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 195,791 votes while Ajayi Agboola of Zenith Labour Party got 69,127 votes.layinka explained that Akeredolu secured the highest number of votes among other candidates and scored…

It will be immoral to return to APC – Obaseki

Edo state Governor,Godwin Obaseki , who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said it will be immoral to return to All Progressives Congress (APC) after all the hard work the party did to return him to office. This is even as he has declared that he should be dealt with if he tries to replace former APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as the new godfather after defeating godfatherism in his state.  Responding to questions from State House Correspondents after the meeting with…

Edo Election and Matters Arising

Dear APC, I woke up to the news of your resolve to challenge the outcome of the Edo State governorship election held over the weekend and couldn’t but ponder the basis for your decision. However, I had to put this intervention on hold for a few hours to celebrate my beautiful daughter, Monisola, who is 2 years old today. I’m back here now. Dear ruling political party, it’s not enough to boast democratic credentials; more important is living the ethos of that choice. Except there are other things we do…

INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo Governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially declared Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) winner of the keenly contested Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, defeating his closest rival Ize-Iyamu of the All progressives congress (APC) in 15 local Governments out of 18. INEC’s Returning Officer for the election declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling the highest number of votes as mandated by the law. According to results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 local government…

This is Tinubu’s Power Plateau

On the day PMB approved the APC emergency NEC meeting that dethroned Oshiomhole, I wrote that Asiwaju was the major victim and advised that he reconsiders any presidential gambit in 2023 to avoid greater disappointment. Many disagreed and postulated that he was beyond the effects of any such gang up. When Gov Obaseki defected to the PDP and won the party’s gubernatorial ticket, I predicted that the huge crack within the APC apparatchik (cabals) will help his re-election as the use of federal might against him would not be possible…

Why I will not Dump PDP – Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi

Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi was a governorship aspirant in the 2019 poll in Kaduna State. He was also a representative of Kaduna North Senatorial District in the National Assembly (2015 – 2019) where he served as a Chairman Senate Committee on National Population and Identity as well as Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs. He spoke to Obute James on different issues including the reasons he dumped the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC and why he will remain in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP despite…

Kwara Commissioner,Aisha Ahman-Pategi resigns

The Kwara state Commissioner for Special Duties, Aisha Ahman-Patigi, on Friday announced her resignation from the cabinet of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The Commissioner announced the resignation in a statement she personally signed, a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin. Ahman-Patigi noted in the statement that life is in phases and having enjoyed the political terrain with the governor, it was now time for her to leave and focus on new ideals. She wrote in the resignation letter: “I, Aisha Ahman-Pategi, the outgoing Hon.…

No attempt to discontinue investigation of any agency – Doguwa replies PDP

By Abba Dukawa,Kano     The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon.Alhassan Ado Doguwa has said the House would remain focused, committed and well-guided in safeguarding Nigeria institutional integrity, without necessarily jeopardising its good working relationship with the executive arm. He made this known in a press release issued and signed by him to newsmen in Kano. According to him, the allegation leveled against the All Progressives Congress APC by the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP for the suspension of sittings of various committees for the observance of…

2023: Akala, Buhari, Odebunmi meet behind closed door  …… as PDP woo opposition parties members

A former Governor of Oyo state Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly Senator Abdulfatai Buhari and Lawmaker representing Surulere\ Ogo Oluwa Federal constituency yesterday held a closed door meeting in Ogbomoso. The meeting which was held at the former governor’s house in Ogbomoso was based on how to bring the All Progressives Congress APC in Ogbomoso and Oyo state  under one umbrella ahead of 2023 election. Akala’s led re conciliatory committee have been meeting aggrieved party members with…