Ekiti: Why we are yet to prosecute suspected vote buyers- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the delay in prosecuting individuals suspected to have engaged in vote buying during the last governorship election in Ekiti State was sequel to the fact that it lacks powers to arrest and investigate the suspects. This was part of the electoral body’s response to an open letter sent to its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, by a rights organization, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asking that the commission should in collaboration with all anti-graft agencies carry out a prompt, thorough…

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I’ll probe Fayose’s administration, says Ekiti Gov.-Elect Fayemi

Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says it will be irresponsible on his part not to probe the administration of the out-going governor of the state, Ayo Fayose. Fayemi said this on Thursday when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, his administration will examine what transpired in the last four years in Ekiti state including the failure of the Fayose-led administration to pay workers’ salaries. “Well, l think we need to remove this…

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VIDEO: Ekiti Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, meets Buhari in Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. According to Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, Fayemi was accompanied by the governors of Kebbi and Ogun states, Abubakar Bagudu and Ibikunle Amosun, respectively. Fayemi defeated the incumbent deputy governor, Prof Olushola Kolapo of the PDP in a keenly contested election. President @MBuhari receives the Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. @KFayemi accompanied by Gov. @AABagudu of @KBStGovt and @GovSIA of Ogun State. pic.twitter.com/9pOq8pXKn4 — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 19, 2018

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INEC issues certificate of return to Fayemi

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a Certificate of Return to Dr Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the governorship election in Ekiti State. INEC National Commissioner, Mr Solomon Soyebi, presented the certificate to the governor-elect on Wednesday amid a crowd of supporters at the commission’s headquarters in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Dr Fayemi commended the electoral umpire and security agencies for a job well done, stating that serious governance has just started for him. More to follow…

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I Will Laugh Last, Fayose tells Presidency

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose has told the presidency not to rejoice yet, as he will have the last laugh. Fayose asked Buhari to bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi “whom Ekiti people rejected.” Fayose in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said Buhari had demonstrated truly that he was not a Democrat, but a dictator and fascist per excellence. “I…

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Ekiti governorship election results cannot stand – Secondus

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Uche Secondus, has said that the results from the Ekiti governorship election which the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged as the winner cannot stand. He asked Nigerians who believe in democracy and rule of law not to be deterred by the “obvious vote robbery” because it would stand the test of the Almighty. The APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, after he…

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Fayose is a street-type thug – Presidency

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The Presidency has described the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as “street-type thug”. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement titled “Fayose: In The End, A High-Powered Nothing,” made available to journalists. He was reacting to the election which was won by the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Shehu said the people of the state, with the result, have spoken against Fayose who he said told them that the governorship election was a…

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BREAKING: PDP candidate, Kolapo Olusola, rejects governorship election

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has rejected the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, saying that the outcome of the poll was a daylight robbery. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, the PDP candidate said he will contest the result at the tribunal. While alleging that the APC and INEC worked together to undermine the integrity of the election, he noted that the APC has a template to hijack Rivers and Akwa Ibom States in the 2019 election. From the results of…

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Ekiti Election: PDP wins Fayose’s polling unit

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged victorious in polling unit 001, Afao in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area The polling unit situated at St. David Primary School is the unit of outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose. Sorting of votes started at 2 p.m. and this was followed shortly by counting. At the end of the exercise, the PDP polled 304 votes while APC had 106. See total results below: AD – 1 ADP – 1 PDC – 1 Pandel — 1 APC – 106 PDP — 304 Void — 29

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Ekiti Decides: Card reader denies Fayemi’s wife

Coming out to vote with her husband, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at their Ward 11 unit 009 ogilolo Isan Ekiti polling unit, Erelu Bisi Fayemi’s voters’ card was denied authorisation by the card reader after few tries. However, INEC presiding officer in the area said it would be rectified. Mrs Fayemi, however, left the polling unit without casting her ballot. But her husband, who is the governorship candidate of the APC, said she will come back to vote as soon as possible, adding that her vote is precious to him. Speaking…

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