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…

Oyo Speaker welcomes ZLP Chieftain, Adepoju, others to PDP in Ibarapaland

Oyo State Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has received the Zenith Labour Party , ZLP Chieftain in Ibarapaland, Dr Adebayo Anthony Adepoju and other members of the opposition parties to the ruling People’s Democratic party, PDP in the state. Adepoju who was the ZLP House of Representatives candidate for Ibarapa North/Central Federal Constituency in the last election and presently the Chairman Oyo State Water Corporation led hundreds of his supporters and that of APC, ADC and ADP to the PDP at a ceremony held at Igboora Garage, Igboora. The Speaker while…

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…

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…

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…

Nigeria bleeding in the hands of people who can’t manage their party – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has lamented that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government was pushing Nigeria to a state of total destruction, noted that there was no how people who can not manage the affairs of their own party and immediate family will be able to manage the affairs of a country. According to a statement on Sunday, signed by his Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former Governor lamented that the country was bleeding seriously, with democracy being threatened because of the rudderless people making and implementing policies…

Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, Congratulates Edo State Chapter

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and congratulated him for taking a good step in the right direction. In a statement issued in Abuja, Saraki noted that the bigger commendation and appreciation should go to the leaders of the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the various levels for the sense of sacrifice, patriotism and devotion to the progress of the party demonstrated by them in the process of…

Obaseki: Beyond the Emerging Optics! By Olawale Olaleye

One of my favourite Yoruba proverbs says, “Ti wahala ba de ba ologbon, awon omugo ni w’on a ma se oludamoran e”. Literally, what that means is that, “When the wise is confounded, the admonition of the foolish comes handy”. The news of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s resignation from the APC certainly did not come as a surprise to practically everyone. Events leading to it didn’t say otherwise. It also goes without saying that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari (if it ever held) before the announcement was just a waste…

PDP Tackles Buhari Over New Year Message

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his “unnecessary remark” in his new year message about standing down in 2023, saying the President and the All Progressives Congress (APC) would have no other option than to leave office in 2023. The party described President Buhari’s New Year message as completely uninspiring, tasteless, repetitive, vacuous, saying it failed to “galvanize any form of hope for a despairing nation like ours.” In a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said President Buhari “should…