REC, CP in faceoff as PDP record only win in Imo rerun polls

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday won the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency of Imo State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election. This,however, was not without drama as a police detachment led by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Fafowora stormed the INEC office, demanding that the declaration of the result be stopped with immediate effect. But in a rare display of courage, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Francis Ezeonu defied…

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PDP: Akpabio planning to rig today’s rerun election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has accused the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio of allegedly planning to rig the state and National Assembly rerun elections slated for today. The party also raised the alarm that Akpabio has recruited the services of DIG Michael Igbizi as well as armed thugs to intimidate PDP loyalists and stakeholders in order to truncate the election. Akpabio is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun election against Senator Chris Ekpenyong of the People’s…

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Corruption: We’ve been vindicated by TI report –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the 2019 Corruption Index report on Nigeria by Transparency International (TI) has validated its position that corruption has worsened under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration. TI, in the report, says Nigeria ranks second most corrupt country in West Africa and one of the leading most corrupt countries of the world. PDP, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as a national embarrassment that has worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari who wears the medal as ‘African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption…

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Ondo 2020: PDP group tackles Faboyede PDP-led exco

A head of next year’s governorship election in Ondo State, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group in the State chapter, Peace and Unity Group (PUG), has accused the leadership of the party of working against the interest of the party in the state. It specifically accused the party’s leadership in the state of being insensitive to not only its members but jettisoning principle and objectives of the party. In a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Jaye Babafemi, PUG insisted that the party in the state was tired of Engr. Clement Faboyede-led…

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PDP chieftain lauds Delta’s development mantra

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Hon. Kelly Otuedon, has stoutly defended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s stronger Delta mantra, describing it as the magic wand that would further transform the oil rich state. According to him, the governor had all along been executing numerous cardinal programmes that had successfully put Delta ahead of many states in the country. Otuedon, a member of the newly-created Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency, said in an exclusive interview with our Correspondent in Warri that the oil city and environs…

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Kogi polls: PDP women demand justice for slain leader

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader, Hajia Mariya Waziri, yesterday led female party stakeholders in protest over the death of Mrs. Salome Acheju Abuh in Kogi State. Abuh, PDP women leader in Kogi State, was burnt in her home on November 18, by alleged party thugs. The protesting women who wore T-Shirts with inscription; “Justice for the Martyr of Democracy,” marched from the PDP headquarters in Wuse to the headquarters of the Nation-al Human Rights Commission (NHRC) at Maitama, where they were received by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Tony Ojukwu.…

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Kogi poll: Join hands with Bello to attain next level, APC tells PDP

The Kogi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulahi Bello, has called on the opposition especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join hands with the party and Governor Yahaya Bello to move the state to the next level. Bello made the call on Monday shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission returned Governor Bello as the winner of the Saturday election. The APC chairman told our correspondent on telephone that the victory was “well deserved.” “Considering the efforts put in place by APC during electioneering campaigns, we…

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Kogi decides: Cancel Okene result, PDP tells INEC

Onyekachi Eze, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the cancellation of the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Okene, Kogi State, alleging that the 112, 000 votes scored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area was fictitious. PDP in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said there was evidence of alterations of figures to reduce its vote in the area and allocate imported figures to the APC. “Our party hopes that this apparent moves to allocate fictitious results to the APC has…

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APC to PDP: Don’t think of causing trouble in Kogi

Muhammad Bashir, Lokoja The Yahaya Bello/Onoja Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shelve any plans it might be harbouring of causing trouble and spreading falsehood, urging the opposition party to await the conclusion of the entire process that has been “free, fair and peaceful”. The ruling party in a press statement signed by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the Campaign Council, Kingsley Fanwo said: “We have credible intelligence that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has directed the National…

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Kogi decides: PDP, YPP agents reject Adavi LGA results

* Submit protest letter – INEC The PDP agent has rejected the figures from Adavi LGA saying elections did not took place in the area. He said PDP agents were not allowed into the collation centres in the areas and argued that the figures were manufactured He was backed by the agent of YPP, who also said the result of the Adavi LGA is not a true reflection of what was released. But INEC said the result stands and PDP should write formerly to appropriate quarters to challenge the result.…

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