2019: Nigerians should shun vote-buying, others –ADP chieftain

Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Edo State, Hon. Gabriel Oloruntobi, has called on Nigerians to shun vote-buying among other electoral vices during the 2019 general elections. The ADP chieftain, who described vote-buying as detrimental to the growth of the nation’s democracy, said greedy and power seeking politicians are responsible for the political quagmire Nigeria had found itself. Speaking during his party’s primaries in Benin, Oloruntobi said: “I do not understand where we are going to in this country, this new trend of vote- buying by politicians is…

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Vote-buying: Nigerian democracy in dilemma –PPN Chieftain

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Chairperson of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Hon. Tracy Agol, has called on the Nigeria electorate to shun money inducement in elections. In an interview with Saturday Telegraph in Benin City, Edo State, Agol, who is also a member of the Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC), condemned the latest political trend in Nigeria where desperate political office seekers have resorted to vote-buying thereby endangering Nigerian democracy. She said: “Look the recent election in Osun State has shown that Nigerian democracy is in deep mess. It is high time Nigeria electorate…

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Knight of Saint Mulumba cautions against vote-buying, selling

Popular Catholic religious group, the Knight of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has advised all registered voters to reject the lure of selling and buying of their votes by selfish politicians as doing so will be tantamount to mortgaging their destinies and those of their Children. It also urged voters not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs or agents of destabilisation. KSM in a statement in Lagos signed by its Supreme Knight, Brother Diamond Ovueraye, said Nigerians should not exchange good governance for filthy lucre. He said: “Growth…

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A vote for good governance

Over the weekend, the issue of transparency and accountability by those who have the privilege to lead  resonated in the nation’s capital when the Open Government Partnership( OGP) engaged the media on the need to demonstrate more professionalism in holding government accountable for good governance. CALEB ONWE reports Bringing media practitioners and civil society people together to deliberate on good governance mechanism and the effort of government in deepening democracies is said to be one of the ideals of The Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that is already gaining…

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A vote against gender inequality

As part of efforts towards ensuring a world free of discrimination for the girl-child, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), in collaboration with some international bodies recently hosted the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl-Child in Lagos state. The programme tagged “Girls speak out and speak right”, in line with the this year’s theme which focuses on adolescent girls and sustainable development goals, is specifically geared towards sensitizing and training girls in secondary schools to speak out, be aware of happenings around them, motivate each other to…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Umahi promises more dividend of democracy for Edda people

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has promised the people of Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the stateof more dividends of democracy even as he said that the people will not be left behind in his developmental strides. The governor while speaking on Easter Sunday at the country home of his friend and chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Julius Amah Orji at Nguzu Edda, said the people were dear to his heart. He said it was the special love he has for his friend in…

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Opponents to challenge Turkey ‘Yes’ vote

  Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will challenge the country’s referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned the legitimacy of the close result, citing irregularities in the electoral process. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for an executive presidency succeeded with just over 51% of the vote. The win was met with both celebrations and protests across Turkey. The CHP is refusing to accept the “Yes” victory and is demanding a recount of 60% of the votes,…

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