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#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

ANALYSIS: OsunDecides: Familiar foes, former allies battle for governorship seat

The campaign drums have fallen silent. The hostile milieu is now wearing a look of innocence. All seems to have been said, none was left out of the fray. The parties and their candidates have given a good account of themselves in showing off on the campaign stages and rallies-…

NYSC SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN ZAMFARA

OsunDecides: NYSC warns corps members against partisanship

The National Youth Service Corps has said corps members who engage in any form of electoral malpractice during Saturday’s Osun election are "on their own" and would face the full wrath of the law. The Osun State coordinator of the service, Emmanuel Attah, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Friday…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Osun Decides: SDP, ADC, ADP have agreed to work together to stop APC’s ‘rigging’ — Omisore

The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) said on Thursday they were in talks to consolidate their efforts to forestall what they described as the rigging antics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking on behalf of the other parties at a…

Ekiti election tribunal relocates to Abuja

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal has chosen Abuja as its new location for sitting, following fears of threats to the safety of judicial officers and parties to the case. The parties had raised the likelihood of a relocation from the premises of the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti…

people with disabilities rally support for ADC candidate, Akinbade

OsunDecides: People with disabilities rally support for ADC candidate, Akinbade

Hundreds of people living with disabilities in Osun State on Wednesday rallied support for the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Fatai Akinbade, ahead of the governorship election on Saturday. The group held a rally with the ADC deputy governorship candidate, Folahanmi Oloyede, in Osogbo on Tuesday. Led by Lani…

Atiku Abubakar

OsunDecides: Atiku, Saraki urge Osun people to vote out APC

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku and the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, were among the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party who stormed Osogbo, the Osun State capital, urging residents to vote out the All Progressives Congress’ government Saturday. Both personalities, who are aspiring to be the presidential candidate…

PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

OsunDecides: PDP dismisses police’s allegation against Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to Wednesday’s allegation against its Osun State governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, bordering on examination malpractice. The party described the allegation as an attempt by the federal government to intimidate the party ahead of the governorship election. According to a statement signed by the deputy…

Fayose

Fayose writes EFCC again, says commission partial, hateful

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), affirming his readiness to make himself available at the commission’s Abuja office on October 16, 2018 at 1p.m. He, however, said the commission has already demonstrated “hate, prejudice, persecution and partiality” in the…

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Buhari To Osun Voters: Keep corrupt, selfish leaders out of government by voting APC

Abstract: "Osun must continue on the path of progress. Osun must not allow the dark days to return,” says the president President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged Osun State voters to keep selfish and corrupt leaders out of government by ensuring they vote for the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

OsunDecides: PDP petitions IG, SSS over killing of member

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the killing of one of its leaders in Ofatedo community, in Egbedore local government by suspected political thugs allegedly sponsored by the All Progressives Congress. It also wrote a separate petition to the IGP…

A person casting his vote used to illustrate the story.

OsunDecides: INEC bans mobile phones, cameras at polling booths

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that cameras and other recording devices will not be allowed into polling booths during Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State. Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in Osogbo on Monday at an interactive session with stakeholders. He said the…

Ward 09, PU 029, voting has commenced and voters are seen on the queue. However, the card reader is very slow.

Ekiti election tribunal relocates over insecurity as hearing starts

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday announced its relocation to a yet to be disclosed venue after it formally opened its session amid threats of insecurity. The tribunal, which was sitting at the premises of the Ekiti State High Court in Ado-Ekiti, witnessed a throng of party…

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Osun Governorship Debate: Candidates disagree on zoning, policies

There were fireworks on Sunday in Osogbo at the Osun State governorship debate organised by Channels Television as leading candidates disagreed on several issues and defended their plans for the people if elected. Although five candidates out of 48 cleared for the September 22 election were invited for the debate,…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: Why I didn’t attend debate – Adeleke

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, has explained why he was absent at the 2018 Osun State governorship debate which held in Osogbo, the state capital on Sunday. Mr Adeleke’s seat was empty throughout the two-hour debate. He said he did not refuse to show up as…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: EFCC denies freezing Adeleke’s bank account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday denied that it froze the bank accounts of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Osun State election, Ademola Adeleke, and those of his family members. The denial followed an allegation by the PDP on Saturday that the EFCC…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Resign now, Akeredolu tells commissioners seeking political offices

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has directed members of the State Executive Council who have obtained nomination forms to contest for political offices in the 2019 general elections to resign. The affected officials are to put in their letter of resignation on or before September 17. The directive…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10 billion supplementary request behind closed doors

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday approved the N10 billion supplementary budget requested by outgoing governor, Ayo Fayose, under curious circumstance. About 14 lawmakers, led by the Speaker of the house, Kola Oluwawole, reportedly arrived the assembly complex at about 12 noon and sat for about one hour…

Fayose and Fayemi used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: NewsTimes Nigeria]

Few weeks to handover, Fayose proposes N10bn supplementary budget

A new phase of contention has opened between the outgoing government of Ayo Fayose and incoming governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, over a fresh N10 billion supplementary budget submitted to the House of Assembly by the former with four weeks left for his administration. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Akure festival shuts down businesses

On the orders of the Deji of Akure, Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, all markets, shops and other businesses in Akure, the Ondo State capital, would be closed throughout Wednesday. This is to pave the way for the town's traditionalists to offer sacrifices to mark the annual Amole festival. This is the second…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: FG, APC plotting to rig polls – Adeleke

The Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has raised an alarm over what it described as a plot by the All Progressives Congress and the federal government to subvert the upcoming governorship election. A statement by its director of media and publicity, Olawale Rasheed, on Sunday, noted that the plot was to…

Fayose

Why I no longer want to be president in 2019 – Fayose

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has hinted why he is no longer interested in running for president in 2019. The outgoing governor spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while receiving a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Kwakwanso, who was in the state to seek the…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police in Ekiti urge doctors to treat victims with gunshot wounds

The Ekiti State Police Command has instructed medical doctors in the state not to wait for police clearance before treating gunshot victims. The police commissioner, Bello Ahmad, in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Friday , said waiting for police authorisation could cause deaths of innocent Nigerians who are victims…

Julius Olapade Okunola

INTERVIEW: Why corruption can’t be eradicated in Nigeria’s electoral processes – Accord Party Candidate

Julius Olapade Okunola, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God who worked in the United States of America, is the governorship candidate of the Accord Party for the September 22, Osun State governorship election. He explains why corruption cannot be totally eradicated in Nigeria's election process and why…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

OsunDecides: Falae, Afenifere drum support for Omisore

The National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae, and the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, have tipped the party's candidate, Iyiola Omisore, to win the September 22 governorship election. They also described him as the most promising of all the candidates, saying he would provide the needed leadership in…

Pic 1. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) with APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (4th L) and the members of APC Senators after their meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday night 04018/26/7/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Another APC senator opposes indirect primaries in state

The senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Ajayi Boroffice, has berated the state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State for adopting indirect primaries in selecting its candidate for the 2019 general elections. His action comes days after the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu…