TRIBUNAL VERDICT: As Edo waits with bated breath

Edo, home of the ancient Benin kingdom is never short on suspense and high-pitch drama. The gubernatorial election of 2016 that saw the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, announced winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was one such drama. Its import still reverberates. This time, Edo State is in…

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…

Edo election was Ize-Iyamu versus INEC, Fayose asserts

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said that the victory of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the September 28 election in Edo State was made possible with use of Federal Government agencies, including the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. According to the governor, the candidate of the…

President Buhari Congratulates Obaseki, Oshomole On Victory At Polls

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the gubernatorial election, and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki at the polls. In a telephone call to Governor Adams Oshomole, President Buhari commended the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC…

Protect your votes, resist rigging, Ize-Iyamu tells Edo voters

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo State governorship election holding on Wednesday September 28, has called on the people to protect their votes and resist rigging. This is as he also advised officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure best practices in…

At your age! Stop dramatising and lying, Wike tells Oshiomhole

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as being inconsistent and a liar.   He said that Oshiomhole is in panic mode because Edo people have rejected his party the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the comrade in him has died long ago. “There is no Comrade in him…

Edo 2016: APC, INEC conspiring to re-write election results, Ize-Iyamu alleges

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government, in connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, plan to re-write result for the election no matter the figures from polling units. Ize-Iyamu, who state this on…

Oshiomhole lied, Wike didn’t mobilise to rig Edo election –Commissioner

Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, has described as false the claim that his state governor, Nyesom Wike mobilised to rig the Edo governorship poll. Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole on the heels of the postponement of the governorship election in the state from September 10 to September 28, had alleged that Governors…

Breaking: Intrigues as security agencies plot to postpone Edo guber poll

The Federal Government, acting on the advice of security agencies, may have concluded plans to postpone the Edo State gubernatorial polls slated for Saturday September 10. The fears of a shift comes on the heels of a call on Wednesday by security agencies led by Nigerian Police Force and Department of State Security, advising the…

EFCC probe won’t distract my election –Ize-Iyamu 

The candidate of the PDP, in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he remains focused on the election despite his probe by the EFCC. It would be recalled that the EFCC had said early in the week that Ize-Iyamu was still under investigation over his role in the N700m given…