Showing posts with label governorship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label governorship. Show all posts

Friday, August 1, 2014

Adamawa Youth Group Calls On Ribadu To Join PDP, Contest Governorship By-Election

Adamawa youths under the banner of Concerned Youths for Good Governance, have called on the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and contest in the Adamawa State governorship by-election.

Ribadu is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress but is being courted by the ruling PDP in the state due to his soaring popularity. Speaking in an interactive session with stakeholders from 21 local government areas in the state in Yola, chairman of the group, Ibrahim Toungo said the former anti-graft czar has all it takes to win election on the platform of PDP.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Why I passed under barbed wire at airport – Fayose

Peoples Democratic Party Governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has explained why he passed under a barbed wire at Murtala Muhammed International Airport during his tenure as governor of the state.
Reacting to the picture, which went viral on the Internet, the former governor said he passed under the barbed wire because time was running out and he did not want to miss his flight.
He subsequently debunked claims by the All Progressives Congress that he committed the act in order to beat airport security and launder money.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Video of Another Oga At The Top? Anambra Governorship Aspirant Messes Self Up In.
In A Third Governorship Debate held today in Awka, By tha National Labour Congresss (NLC), Which featured candidates from APC, APGA, Labour Party(LP) and PDP, Started with speeches from the aspirants, the high point of the debate was when The APGA candidate Willie Obiano, as usual couldn't defend, his speech either consequently of unpreparedness or as a result of serious tension, he couldn't name 3 Agricultural products which can be Produced in Anambra while he was talking on his plans to reform the agricultural centre, he practically represented another version of the renowned OGA AT THE TOP, very funny and humorous clip.. enjoy and vote wisely.  Watch and observe as Willie Obiano couldn't name 3 crops cultivated in Anambra state.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Video: Anambra Governorship Aspirant Messes Self Up In.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fola Adeola’s governorship campaign posters Hit Ogun

Campaign posters and banners of the former Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Fola Adeola, on Wednesday flooded Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.  Surprised residents of the Abeokuta metropolis woke as much as behold the campaign posters and banners announcing Adeola's readiness to join the governorship race in Ogun State on the platform of the newly registered All Progressives Congress.

The development occurred barely monthly after chairmen of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in the 20 local government areas of their state endorsed the incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun for a second term.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Two Anambra Governorship Aspirants Involved In Auto Crash

Two members of the House of Representatives who are equally aspirants in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, Hon. Mrs. Uche Ekwunife and Hon. Afam Ogene, were on Friday involved in an auto accident in which they narrowly escaped death.

Ekwunife who is the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Environment along with Ogene, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs were in a Lexus bullet-proof jeep travelling from Abuja to the East when the accident occurred along the airport road within the federal capital territory, FCT in the early hours of Friday.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Amaechi Says Rivers Governorship To Rotate Among Ethnic Group

The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi
The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi has said that the process of selecting who govern the oil rich state would rotate among the different ethnic groups in the area.
The governor disclosed this on Thursday while receiving thousands of delegates from Etche ethnic group, who had paid him a solidarity visit at government house in Port Harcourt in support of his administration.
”Any area that has produced governor before should go and sleep and allow other areas to produce,’ Mr Amaechi said. He called for the setup of Etche Enlightenment Committee to educate and mobilise the people on the need to exercise their voting power in the next elections.  He insisted that the people’s vote must count since that is one way the Rivers people will elect their leaders independently without external influence in 2015.
While blaming the current political crisis in the state on some detractors, the governor said his administration is poised to do more for the Etche people promising that his administration will not abandon them. The Chairman of the Etche traditional rulers council, Emmanuel Opurum said Governor Amaechi’s administration is godsend as Etche people has witnessed unprecedented development since his inception.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Human Rights Activist Festus Keyamo Set To Contest For Governorship In Delta State In 2015

The 2015 gubernatorial election in Delta State is set to produce a lot of drama, especially if fillers emerging from the media is anything to go by. Information has it that human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo, has indicated his interest to contest for the governorship of the state.
The human rights activist made this known recently in Effurun-Warri, Delta State, at the maiden edition of Delta Forces United (DFU), a rallying point being put in place to mobilise and galvanise progressives in the state.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

ACN, governorship candidate decline to congratulate Mimiko

Against expectations, the Action Congress of Nigeria and its candidate in the Ondo State October 20, 2012 governorship election, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Sunday declined to congratulate the winner, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
Mimiko, who is the incumbent governor, ran on the platform of the Labour Party, and won by 260,199 while the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Olusola Oke, came second followed by Akeredolu with 143,512 votes.

Friday, October 19, 2012

11,000 policemen deployed for Ondo poll

No fewer than 11,000 policemen have been deployed for Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Commissioner of  Police in charge of the election, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, announced this on Friday in Akure while briefing newsmen.

Indabawa also said a commissioner of police would handle the security apparatus in each of the senatorial districts.

He vowed that anyone caught in electoral malpractice would be treated as a criminal.

The police boss also warned politicians against inducing security agents with money,  adding that the force was determined to ensure a free and fair election.

The commissioner, who warned against hawking around polling units, also advised those not on election duty to stay away.

He appealed to residents of the state to be law abiding and conduct themselves according to the electoral guidelines.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Akeredolu challenges INEC over voter registration

Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu

Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu
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Governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has challenged the Independent Electoral Commission to explain how it came about the number of voters in its register.

In a statement by his campaign organisation on Friday, the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association said the 1,654,205 registered voters declared by the electoral body were questionable.

He said, “As of the last registration in April 2010, Akoko North East had a total of 65,000 registered voters. The statement by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Akin Orebiyi, at the stakeholders meeting in Akure, that some voters whose photographs could not be found in the register in the last elections would be allowed to vote in the Oct. 20 election is worrisome.

“Orebiyi said 88 polling booths would be created to supplement the 135 existing ones in Akoko North-East, which he claimed will be used by these voters whose photograph did not appear in the voter register.

“We wish tell INEC now that the ACN will not allow voters whose photograph did not appear in the register to vote, as this is against the Constitution and the Electoral Act. The creation of these sister polling booths is not necessary.”

According to Akeredolu, the plan by INEC could be capitalised on by the Labour Party to rig elections in the state.

He questioned why the step was necessary since Orebiyi confirmed that the electoral body only had 50 request of voter cards transfer in the state.

“ACN will not allow the use of the illegal voter register. We, like other political parties in the state, have the original list of registered voters. Anything outside of that will not be accepted by us,” he said.

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko
Chief Olusola Oke
Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko

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