Edo Governorship Election : Court Reserves Judgment on Appeal Filed By PDP

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, on Thursday reserved judgment sine dine in the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), and Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate, in the Sept. 28 governorship election. The appellants filed the appeal over the Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s stoppage of the recounting of ballot papers used in…

Lessons from Edo governorship election

TURNING-POINT-Bola-Bolawole “I thought we would just allow the sleeping dog to snore. It was the same candidate of yours who accosted the CO (Collation Officer) in Unit 11 with about six guns and drove him (CO) to the corner of the collation centre, forcing him to mutilate. I did not mutilate any paper; my papers…

PDP nat’l caucus rubbishes Edo poll, describes it as daylight robbery

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national caucus has described as a ‘charade’ the Edo State governorship election held September 28, which result was announced September 29. In its caucus meeting on Wednesday evening at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja and chaired by the national Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, the caucus…

PDP TO INEC: We won’t tolerate rerun polls manipulation as you did in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State chapter, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) manipulated the Edo governorship election and vowed not to tolerate such in the coming rerun polls in the state. Rivers PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Sam Nwanosike, who stated this weekend in Port Harcourt, argued that the result INEC…

Edo Guber: Ize-Iyamu Can Go To Court – SA To Gov. Oshiomhole, Charles Idahosa

Charles Idahosa The Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Political Matters, Hon. Charles Idahosa, yesterday asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to go court if he feels aggrieved about the outcome of the election instead of engaging in an unlawful protest. Idahosa who reacted to the…

Agents’ refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll. INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin. Soyebi said that…

APC agent slumps, dies at polling unit

Voters queing to vote in the Edo governorship election Jethro Ibileke/Benin A polling agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Solomon Omorogbe, reportedly slumped and died on Wednesday at the polling centre during the state gubernatorial election. The sad incident which occurred at Ward 10, Unit 8, located in Abico Market area, Ikpoba-Okha local…

INEC: Godwin Obaseki Is Edo State Governor-Elect

Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor-Elect The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Edo state governorship election. Obaseki won the contest with a total of 319,483 votes while that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes. The results by INEC indicated that he won…

Breaking: PDP rejects Edo governorship election results

Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the outcome. The party rejected the results in a press conference addressed by its Chairman in the state, Mr Dan Orbih,on Thursday in Benin. The press conference was also attended…

Edo election: Collation of results begins Thursday

Voters queing to vote in the Edo governorship election The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Sam Olumekun, says collation of results for the governorship election in the state would commence on Thursday. Olumekun disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners at 11.20…

Edo poll: Electoral officer confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

The APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki casting his vote Mr Lebari Nduh, INEC Electoral Officer in Esan West Local Government Area, has confirmed that hoodlums had snatched a ballot box from Ward 7 unit 11, during the Edo governorship election on Wednesday. Nduh made the confirmation while addressing Journalists at INEC office in Ekpoma. He, however,…