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Sunday, 7 October 2018

BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar emerges PDP Presidential candidate(SEE BREAKDOWN OFVOTES)

October 07, 2018 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged winner of the People Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

VOTE count Results for each candidates;

Void votes: 68











11. JONAH JANG: 19

Atiku overtakes Tambuwal in ongoing PDP Presidential Primaries

Breakdown of delegates who voted according to their states, obtained from The Cable

Abia 106 

Adamawa 76 

Akwa Ibom 153 but 151 voted

Anambra 54

Bauchi 76 

Bayelsa 74

Benue 121

Borno 57

Cross Rivers 95

Delta 141

Edo 79

Ebonyi 101

Enugu 121

Ekiti 109 but 107 voted

Gombe 89

Kaduna 103

Kano 129 but 128 voted

Imo 117 but 104 voted

FCT 36 but 35 voted 

Jigawa 84

Katsina 102 but 101 voted

Kebbi 68 but 65 voted

Kogi 94 but 93 voted

Kwara 102

Lagos 64

Nasarawa 62 

Niger 83

Ondo 64 

Osun 88

Ogun 21

Oyo 88 but 87 voted 

Plateau 76 but only 74 voted

Rivers 131

Sokoto 95

Taraba 93

Yobe 59 but only 58 voted

Zamfara 48

Accredited delegates: 3,274

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

2018 PDP Governorship Rally In Osun State (Photos)

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Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors(MUST READ)

September 20, 2018 0
Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon

• Sanwo-Olu says no stepping down

• Agbaje returns to guber race in PDP
Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election.The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of the September 29 primary to select the party’s flag-bearer.

Sanwo-Olu reportedly has the nod of the powerful Mandate Group, which is loyal to Tinubu.But indications that the crisis might be resolved in favour of Ambode became apparent following a meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and some APC governors on Tuesday.

This was at the mega rally for Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, APC’s aspirant in Saturday’s Osun State gubernatorial election. The party’s leadership was said to have pleaded with Tinubu to let go of his grievances and allow Ambode return for a second term.It was learnt that former governors of Osun and Ogun States, Chief Bisi Akande and Aremo Segun Osoba, started the peace overture, as they led Ambode to entreat the national leader.

The move might have been pre-planned, as Ambode rarely attends such occasions. His appearance in Osogbo, alongside his wife Bolanle, therefore gave rise to this suspicion. Sources said Tinubu, out of respect for Akande and Osoba, promised to let pass his grouse. But with a condition: his political loyalists in Lagos, who have made up their minds that Ambode must go, must be consulted.

The two advocates then led the incumbent to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who is perhaps the closest loyalist of Tinubu. On the advice of the former governors, Ambode was said to have prostrated pleadingly, while the Osun governor expressed his grudges and those of Lagos party members. He also explained why the members insisted they wanted Ambode out.

One of the sins Aregbesola noted was Ambode’s alleged moves to destroy his (Aregbesola’s) political structure in Lagos West, especially in Alimosho. He said Ambode kept him waiting for several hours when he visited the Lagos government house. He further accused Ambode of vindictiveness towards party members that aided his emergence as governor in 2015. Aregbesola however reportedly promised Akande and Osoba that he would look into the matter.

At the meeting with Buhari and the APC governors, sources said Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led the plea with Tinubu. “It is not in the culture of Hausa people to prostrate. What we normally do is express respect to our elders or leaders by saying Ranka Dade. But today, I am going to break that protocol,” he reportedly said, and prostrated.

Unable to hold his emotions, the national leader burst into tears, at which point, Buhari stood up, moved closer to Tinubu, and implored him to give Ambode a second chance.Consequently, Tinubu called for a meeting of the Governors Advisory Council (GAC) to hold yesterday, the outcome of which would determine the incumbent’s fate.

Before the Osogbo meeting, pointers that the crisis could be resolved in Ambode’s favour were already in the public domain, as some APC members cautioned that the party could be stretching its luck too far, if it denies the incumbent a ticket.Another signal a resolution would be struck before next week’s primary was yesterday’s return by contractors to some road project sites in the state. Work had stopped as soon as news broke that Tinubu wasn’t backing Ambode.

The Guardian could not reach Akande or Osoba to confirm their role in resolving the matter. Also, the party’s spokesman in Lagos, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, confirmed that the GAC meeting would hold but denied knowledge of the Osun peace parley.But Mr. Tayo Ayinde, the director general of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation, said there had not been any resolution, stressing that his principal was not ready to step down for anybody.

“It is the party and not Tinubu that said other aspirants should contest the governorship ticket. There is no iota of truth in the narrative that APC governors and President Buhari prevailed on Tinubu to reverse the decision. 

]There is no going back on the Sanwo-Olu ambition. The national leader did not instruct us to back out and he wouldn’t even say so because it is a party affair, not individual. My aspirant is going ahead to participate in the direct primary,” Ayinde said.

Meanwhile, the Lagos chapter of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has expressed readiness to offer Ambode a ticket, if he is sidelined by the APC.In a related development, the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday declared his desire to contest next year’s election.

He told The Guardian that he hoped the PDP would take advantage of the crisis in the APC to win the poll. Twenty years of the APC ruling in Lagos is enough, “the party must be shown the way out next year,” he said. He further denied crisis in the state PDP chapter, saying the party remains unruffled despite the defection of its immediate past state chairman, Mr. Moshood Salvador.
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Friday, 24 August 2018

JUST IN:President Buhari speaks on defections, silent on Saraki's removal(MUST READ)

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President Buhari’s social media aide, Lauretta Onochie has listed the 22 sins which Senate President Bukola Saraki committed against the government. Buhari reacts to defections by some politicians but said nothing about Saraki's removal as Senate President.

After weeks of defections by some politicians from one political party to the other, President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the matter.
Recall that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abdulfathah Ahmed of Kwara state and some members of the National and State Houses of Assembly had defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Similarly, Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Senate minority leader had resigned his position in the upper legislative chamber and defected to the APC after his visit to President Buhari in London

Speaking at a lunch with some APC governors, members of the national and state assemblies and commissioners in Daura on Thursday, August 23, 2018, President Buhari wished the defectors “good luck.”

“For those who have decided to change camp for whatever reason, we wish them good luck,” Buhari said.Regardless to the position of the APC chairman,Adams Oshiomhole, that Saraki must resign or be impeached as Senate President, Buhari was silent on whether or not he (Saraki) should continue in office.

'PDP and others can't distract us'
Buhari noted that the combined efforts of defectors and their backers in the opposition would not distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.

‘‘We are always encouraged when all our constituents are happy with the work we are doing and our genuine efforts to make sure that what we campaigned for in 2015 is still very much in our minds and we have not lost focus.

‘‘In terms of security, economy and the fight against corruption, we have maintained focus. Even the opposition with all their resources cannot fault our identification of Nigeria’s priorities and the efforts being made to better them.

‘‘We will continue to do what we ought to do in the leadership position God has placed us and we thank the constituents for the support,’’ he said.

In his remarks, the leader of the delegation and chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, commended the president for his great efforts in keeping the nation together through visionary leadership.

He noted that President Buhari had remained focused and unshaken by situations and circumstances, adding that ‘‘it shows that your administration is approved by God.’’

Okorocha told the president: ‘‘we are here to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing you as Nigerians are very very pleased with you.

‘‘We also want to inform you that we had wonderful and peaceful Sallah celebration across the country because of security of lives and property you have guaranteed in our nation.’’

Governor Okorocha was accompanied by the Governors of Katsina, Kebbi, Kano and Niger States.

Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, also made the cut.

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Saturday, 28 July 2018

MUST READ:Top 5 Governors Who Invested Massively On Roads In Their States (PHOTOS)

July 28, 2018 0

Nigeria is blessed with abundant resources and mental capabilities. Nigeria has 36 states with the Federal Capital Territory, making it 37. Out of these 37 states, one can hardly boast of 10 states which have good road networks. There are some states you have to ask if there exist any governmental presence around this area despite the allocations and all sorts, some roads are death traps that you won't wish your enemies pass through. While some may argue that the IGR of some states is very low unlike some states with mega IGR, we have seen some states who have surpassed this excuses and have done excellently well.

The list is compiled without any political undertone, favors or whatsoever, the list is compiled based on research, fact-finding and based on the recommendation of people living in these states. While it is difficult to see governors without one form of weakness in one way or the other, these ones have stood out and are worthy of mention.

5. Gov Willie Obiano (Anambra)

Gov Willie can best be described as a lone ranger. He is the only governor in his party (APGA). Obiano can best be described as a silent achiever and he has held up the helms of the government so well. According to reports, Obiano constructed three flyovers with seven bridges without borrowing and doesn't wait for FG before he pays workers salary. Anambra state can best be described as a state with low IGR as 50-60% of its populace are mostly traders who specialized in buying and selling of goods but despite this, the state government has to perform beyond expectations in the area of roads and infrastructure at least within his ability. Naijasimple still believes there needs more to be done in this regards but in all, he deserves some accolades.

4. Gov Rauf Aregbesola (Osun)

Osun state is located in South West and it is a land that's close to the Yorubas. They believe its a state where the Yoruba race emanates from. Osun state is one of the historic tourism states in Nigeria and that's why the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Despite having this recognition from an international body, it is expedient that the roads leading to these locations are in good shape motorable and that's where the state comes in. Gov Aregbesola been a civil engineer himself as done well in the area of road constructions across the state, from bridges to layaways to flyover, Aregbesola definitely knows his onions. Places like Oshogbo which is that state capital to Ede and to other remote parts of the states have been touched. Why some may feel he has not done enough of which we respect their opinions and see to that, but he is still better to compare to other states.
3. Gov Nyesom Wike (Rivers)

Gov Wike is popularly called Mr. Project so as to know he means business. Wike is a man who you love to hate. While many have criticized his style of government but he seems not back-down in his bid to develop the state. He made it a point of duty to commission at least 2 roads in a month, that's for a man that is not relenting. In April, he commissioned 34 projects in a day. Why many may disagree that not much is been done in this regards, we felt he deserved a spot in this compilation. It is worthy of note that Rivers is among the top states in terms of IGR for the state so the state is capable to build and construct roads without looking up to FG.

2. Gov Ganduje (Kano)

Kano state is being termed the Commerce capital of Nigeria. With a population of 15 million Nigerians, the state has a lot to do in terms of infrastructure and road constructions and the man at the helms of affairs has been holding it down. A visit to Kano will show you lots of on-going roadworks across the state, from the monorail to the flyovers and then to some major roads, the governor has tried within his best to see to it that the state is motorable and it remains investors hub.

1. Gov Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos)

Gov. Ambode needs no introduction to Nigerians, Africans and also to some countries. Lagos is the commercial capital city of Nigeria, with a population of 20 million people living in the state, the governor definitely has a lot to do in terms of roads and infrastructure. Gov Akinwunmi Ambode came into power in May 29th, 2015 and he has introduced quite a lot of modern roads to the state. The state is currently undergoing a massive revolution in terms of road networks, from Oshodi to Airport Rd to Lagos-Abeokuta Rd, Ikorodu and the list is endless, Ambode is trying to see Lagos retained its mega city status. Not only is the governor all about roads, he has made sure that the Lagos State Waterways System are working even though people have their reservation boarding ferries but we can say that the LASG is trying his best in this sector and also more stations are under construction. Gov Ambode is also seeing to it that the Lagos Light Rail is completed on time, the light way was started by the former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and so far, the rail is in its 75% completion rate.

While we respect people's political opinion, we try to be as transparent by not having anyone or state as been favorites, our list is as a result of research, travels, and investigation. This has nothing to do with their offices and how they fare in other areas, we believe it's not every time we criticize, there are times we give those in power some Hi-Fives for a job well done.

Do you think we missed out some states? Let's have your take
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JUST IN:Buhari Will Win In Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi Even On Sickbed' – Amaechi

July 28, 2018 0
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress.

Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition, and that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”.

The minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would win the 2019 presidential election.

When told that the APC might be heading for a collapse considering the gale of defection in the party, the minister said, “That’s according to you. Look, you are not a politician so you can’t be commenting on what you don’t know. In fact let’s look at it. Unfortunately I don’t want to speak about this but you are putting me under pressure.

“However, no matter what you do, the Governor of Sokoto will leave naturally. He has ambition to be president. If you take a chicken to him he will still go. The same with Kwara. These are people you expect that they will leave.”

He said, “On those that defected at the House of Representatives and Senate, where do they come from? They come from areas that the President is comfortable. Do you honestly believe that the President will lose election in Sokoto? We are not God, but it’s one of his comfort zones.

“If you bring the President on a sick bed to Bauchi and Kano, he will win and he has never lost election in Bauchi. But that is a bit arrogant on our side; we should not underestimate them.

“I am not God. It is only God who can say the APC will win or not. But what is clear is that if you remove the God element, I think we are prepared to coast to victory because Nigerians will certainly reject a second looting. Nigeria can’t survive a second looting. Never!”

He said the delay by the opposition party to name its candidate for the presidential election about six months to the election would work in favour of the ruling party.

“In our time, it was clear who would be the APC candidate one year ahead of time,” he added.
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Crowd Welcomes Ike Ekweremadu In Enugu (PHOTOS)

July 28, 2018 0
It surprised everyone, we knew the masses who are closely watching the unfolding political developments in the country were waiting to show their solidarity to Ike Ekweremadu, but none of us knew that this number of people will arrive to welcome him to Enugu. 

From the airport, through the whole streets till his house in Enugu, it was a herculean task to control the surging crowd of people. 

The deputy senate leader later addressed the crowd in front of his house, and they gave him their assurance of continued support.

If it's like this in Enugu central where he does not represent, (This is Gil Nnaji constituency) how will the crowd be when he travels to Awgu and Aninri later? 

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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tension Hit APC as 5 Governors, 30 Senators, 135 Reps Set To Dump Party (MUST READ)

July 22, 2018 0

The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has said that the promises of oil well and automatic tickets to some leaders of rAPC by the presidency won't stop their planned defection in matter of days.

In a statement to Naijasimple on Sunday, Frank, who is also a prominent member of rAPC expressed surprised that "the leadership of APC and the presidency could result to begging and making promises of juicy positions, automatic tickets, including oil well to some of our leaders."

He, however, declared that about five governors, 30 serving Senators and 135 House of Representatives members will all dump APC in a matter of days, assuring that there is no going back in their plan to stand by Nigerians who have asked them to leave.

He added that the move to retain the support of rAPC members and leaders by the presidency was coming too late, wondering what has changed if the party could not fulfil it promises in the last three years.

"In a matter of days Nigerians will have cause to celebrate our final exit from party of killings, poverty and propaganda to join hands with real progressive group in the country."
According to Frank, all the latest moves by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC to persuade the leaders of rAPC are all efforts in futility.

"The same people that could not respect the agreement we had in the last three years are now begging, promising heaven and earth to our leaders. In deception, they have failed to realise that Nigerians now know their true colour. They are much talked about integrity is a delusion, they are wolfs in sheep's clothing.

"Our plan to reject them and their party is not for personal gain. It is primarily to team up with real progressive group to rescue the country from the current handlers who rejoice when Nigerians are killed in their number, who value lives of cows to Nigerians and religiously persecute opposition members in the name of fighting corruption.

"In 2019 general elections, Nigerians have come to know that a vote for the APC will mean a vote for hardship, oppression, insecurity and unemployment. We are teaming up to ensure an end to visionless leadership of the current APC government and because our leaders in rAPC are men and women of honour, there is no going back in our plan to join forces in rescue Nigeria from incompetent APC leadership."

While calling on the leaders of rAPC not to give in to presure, the Bayelsa born politician warned that supporting re-election bid of President Buhari is as good as giving consent to be arbitrarily jailed in nearest future.
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I will return Adamawa to PDP- Atiku

July 22, 2018 0
Abubakar gave the assurance Saturday in Yola while speaking at a Mega Rally organized by the state branch of the party.
Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar said he would ensure Adamawa returns to PDP.

Abubakar gave the assurance Saturday in Yola while speaking at a Mega Rally organized by the state branch of the party.
Atiku said that Adamawa was a PDP state and he would do all things possible to bring back the party to power in 2019.
Atiku who formally declared his intention to vie for the presidential seat under PDP said he was overwhelmed by the mammoth crowd that graced the occasion confirming the popularity of PDP in the state.
He criticized the All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing Nigeria in areas of economy, security and job security, adding that he would address the the problem when elected president.
The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus described Atiku as a leading presidential aspirant in the party that has the capacity to dislodge APC in 2019.

“PDP is a tsunami that will soon wipe out APC. We are not afraid, we are strong and coming like train to crush APC,” Secondus said.
Secondus assured all presidential aspirants level playing field and tasked APC on ensuring level playing field for all parties in 2019 general elections.

Without mentioning names, Secondus announced the defection of some commissioners, House of Assembly members and council chairmen from APC to PDP.
Speaking on behalf PDP senators, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce said Atiku has what it takes to make a difference 2019.
Representaives of Atiku supporters in  North East, North Central, South South and South East who spoke at the occasion also endorsed Atiku for 2019 election. 
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Ademola Adeleke: 5 facts about PDP governorship candidate in Osun

July 22, 2018 0
Here are five quick facts about Ademola Adeleke, a serving Senator and Osun PDP governorship candidate.

Ademola Adeleke has been elected the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by delegates across 332 wards ahead of the Osun state governorship election.
Before his emergence as the PDP flagbearer for Osun state governorship election, Adeleke became famous for his dance steps at the slightest opportunity.

However, not much is known about the personality of Adeleke, the man in whom Osun PDP has entrusted its fate to succeed Aregbesola.

Here are five quick facts about Ademola Adeleke, the senator representing Osun West senatorial district and Osun PDP governorship candidate.

Senator was born in Enugu
Senator Ademola Adeleke was born on May 13, 1960 but only a few know that he was born in Enugu state - South East Nigeria.

However, Adeleke's parents moved to Lagos, where he attended the Methodist Primary School in Surulere, Lagos.

Only few individuals close to the Senator widely referred to as dancing senator know this.

Senator's mum was an Igbo woman
Unknown to many political observers outside Osun state, Adeleke's mum was an Igbo woman with a Christian background.

Her name was Esther Nnena Adeleke and she hails from Enugu State.

The Senator's good looks have been attributed to his mum's beauty.

Adeleke is the third Senator in the family
Interestingly, Adeleke is not the first Senator in his family neither is he the second but the third.

The first Senator in the Adeleke family is the patriarch of the clan, Raji Ayoola Adeleke.

Ademola's father, who was the Balogun of Ede, was an astute politician and a second Republic Senator.

Ademola's dad was one of the major political pillars of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, where he worked alongside the legendary premier of Western Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Ademola became a Senator after he replaced his late brother, Isiaka Adeleke, to represent Osun West senatorial district at the Nigerian Senate in 2017.

The move to replace the late Isiaka saw Ademola quiting the All Progressive Congress, APC, to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he emerged the candidate and won the by-election.

Adeleke is father of two Nigerian singers
Ademola Adeleke is the father of two Nigerian musicians named B-Red and Shina Rambo.

The two music acts are signed to the Adeleke owned recording label, HKN Music, which also has top pop act, Davido, on its wings.

Adeleke is also Davido's uncle - he's actually the youngest of the Adeleke brothers that include Isiaka and Adedeji Adeleke. 

Adeleke 's love for music has become a public item such that he has a unique dance style which his nephew - Davido - sang about in his debut single, 'Dami Duro.'

Certified Criminologist
After his primary school in Lagos, Adeleke also attended Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire. He progressed to The Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede and later moved to Muslim Grammar School Ede after which he left Nigeria for Alabama in the United States of America.

Adeleke studied Criminology at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

After he completed his education at the Jacksonville State University, he worked at Quicksilver Courier Company and Origin International LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

He also worked with Guinness Nigeria for six years before joining his brother's conglomerate, Pacific Holdings Limited.

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Saturday, 21 July 2018

APC Announces Winner Of Osun Governorship Primary Election

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Oyetola Isiaka 3,008 
Yusuff Lasun 525 
Salami Najeem 223

Oyetola Isiaka 3,008 
Yusuff Lasun 525 
Salami Najeem 223

Oyetola Isiaka 7,410
Yusuff Lasun 555 
Salaam Najeem 135

Oyetola Isiaka 5,423
Yusuff Lasun 393 
Salaam Najeem 121 

Oyetola Isiaka 1,841 
Yusuff Lasun 668
Salaam Najeem 392 

Oyetola Isiaka 2,209 
Yusuff Lasun 445
Salaam Najeem 181 

Oyetola Isiaka 7,434
Yusuf Lasun 896 
Salami Najeem 286 

Oyetola Isiaka 4,075 
Yusuf Lasun 1,153
Salami Najeem 119

Oyetola Isiaka 7,365 
Yusuf Lasun 306 
Salami Najeem 74 votes 

Oyetola Isiaka 3,214
Yusuf Lasun374
Salaam Najeem 134

Oyetola Isiaka 5,893 votes 
Yusuf Lasun Nil 
Salami Najeem 35 votes

Oyetola Isiaka 4,977 
Yusuf Lasun 1,737 
Salaam Najeem 5 

Oyetola Isiaka 7,084 
Yusuf Lasun 1,923
Salaam Najeem 650

Oyetola Isiaka 1,161 
Yusuf Lasun 561
Salaam Najeem 588 

Oyetola Isiaka 4,023
Yusuf Lasun 343
Salaam Najeem Nil

Oyetola Isiaka 2,337
Yusuff Lasun1, 977
Salaam Najeem 022 

Oyetola Isiaka2,525 
Yusuff Lasun 718
Salaam Najeem 229 

Oyetola Isiaka 6,410 
Yusuff Lasun 498 
Salaam Najeem 86 

Oyetola Isiaka 2,926 
Yusuff Lasun 493 
Salaam Najeem 331 

Oyetola Isiaka1,537 
Yusuff Lasun 351
Salaam Najeem 50

Oyetola Isiaka 8,469 
Yusuff Lasun 689
Salaam Najeem 429
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Soldiers Patrol Round Ekiti Town Over Outcome Of Governorship Election(PHOTOS)

July 16, 2018 0
Security operatives mainly military men were seen patrolling around Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti capital following the outcome of the governorship polls held across the state yesterday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Sunday, declared Dr Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressive Congress candidate, winner of the governorship poll.

He defeated current Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, and 30 others in a keenly contested election.

The APC candidate won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas in the state, polling 197,459 votes to edge out Olusola who got 178,121 votes.

The soldiers patrolled around the town to ensure that celebrations are in order and there are no attacks from aggrieved citizens.

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MUST READ:Obasanjo Speaks On Fayemi’s Victory In Ekiti

July 16, 2018 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, congratulating him on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

“Indeed, your success at the polls after a hard fought campaign is proof that the people of Ekiti State value your leadership and appreciate the efforts you have made thus far on their behalf,” Mr Obasanjo said in the letter dated July 15. “I salute you and all those who worked for your re-election.”

The former President, who said he received news of Mr. Fayemi’s election while on transit to Beijing, China, described the politician’s victory as a huge feat.
He added, “You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed.

“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them.
“You have fought and won the election and deserve to savour the victory. As you rejoice, however, I would urge that you should be magnanimous in victory and stretch a hand of fellowship to the other candidates who failed in their bid for elected office.

“Such a gesture is not only charitable but should also help at this time to cool passions in the wider interest of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.

“I felicitate with you, once again, on your renewed mandate and, as you prepare for another four years at the helm of affairs of Ekiti State, I extend best wishes for your good health and the continued progress of Ekiti State under your able leadership.”

Although Mr. Obasanjo is opposed to Mr. Fayemi’s party, the All Progressives Congress, (APC), he appeared to prefer the victory of the party in this particular election.
The former President had in 2006 masterminded the impeachment of the state’s then and current governor, Ayo Fayose, from office. Mr. Fayose was at the time accused of monumental corruption.

Mr. Fayose surprisingly returned to office by defeating Mr. Fayemi in the 2014 election. But he has remained one of the most consistent critics of Mr. Obasanjo, abusing the former leader from time to time.
It appears the former president wanted PDP defeated in Ekiti as punishment for Mr. Fayose.
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