We’ll rise to the occasion, INEC reassures Edo voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday renewed its pledge to rise to the occasion by conducting a credible election today that will meet global standard. National Chairman of the commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, said all eyes are on the Commission to conduct a free and fair election. He said: “As we begin the final countdown to the Edo governorship election, it is clear that … Continue reading We’ll rise to the occasion, INEC reassures Edo voters

Edo Election: Police Restrict All Governors, VIPs To Hotels

All GOVERNORS and other very important personalities (VIPs) who have converged on Benin ahead of today’s governorship election in Edo State will not be allowed the luxury of moving about during voting. It is part of the measures put in place by the security agencies to prevent manipulation of the voting process. The move, however, appears not to have gone down well with the Peoples … Continue reading Edo Election: Police Restrict All Governors, VIPs To Hotels

Wike’s life is in danger in Edo State

The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a worrisome report that the Hotel our Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is staying in Benin City is presently under siege by over 300 policemen. What is more disturbing is that the policemen led by DIG Leye Oyebanji have also been very audible with threats that he should leave Edo State. We want to place … Continue reading Wike’s life is in danger in Edo State

Policemen have taken over my hotel, Wike cries out

Over 300  Nigeria Police personnel had besieged the Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodged while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State. Wike on his Twitter handle said the hotel is has been held siege by over 300 Police men, lamenting that Governors Abdullahi  Ganduje and Hope Uzodinma of Kano and  Imo States are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out … Continue reading Policemen have taken over my hotel, Wike cries out

Edo Elections: PDP Protests Siege on Governors By Security Agents

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protests the clampdown on its governors by security agents in Benin City, Edo state capital, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. The national leadership of the party, in a press conference addressed by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, alerted the nation and the international community of the security siege on PDP governors in their lodging in Benin City. The … Continue reading Edo Elections: PDP Protests Siege on Governors By Security Agents

EdoDecides2020: How we will check the credibility of results – Yiaga Africa

In its determination to ensure credibility of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state, Yiaga Africa, through the Watching The Vote citizens movement, said it would deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology for the election. According to Yiaga Africa, PVT is an advanced election observation methodology that employs well-established statistical principles and sophisticated information technologies in providing timely and accurate information on the conduct of … Continue reading EdoDecides2020: How we will check the credibility of results – Yiaga Africa

Reject violent politicians with your votes, Jegede tells Ondo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede has appealed to his teeming supporters across the state not to allow unprovoked attacks from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to deter them from voting come October 10. He made the appeal in Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government area of the state, two days after his campaign tour of the … Continue reading Reject violent politicians with your votes, Jegede tells Ondo people

Akeredolu’s aide resigns

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Political matters (South senatorial district), Mr Andrew Ogunsakin has resigned his appointment. Ogunsakin in his resignation letter addressed to Akeredolu said he resigned in order to obey the call of his people to join another political party. He said his people want him to team up with others in a different political party … Continue reading Akeredolu’s aide resigns

Edo guber: Don’t compromise standard, INEC Chairman warns staff

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has read riot act to the Commission’s main and adhoc staff participating in Saturday’s Edo State governorship election, warning them not to compromise standard. In the message he sent to them ahead of the crucial poll, the INEC boss reminded them that the eyes of both Nigerians and the international community are on the Commission … Continue reading Edo guber: Don’t compromise standard, INEC Chairman warns staff

Soldiers, Police In Show Of Force, Gridlock Grounds Benin

The heavy presence of soldiers, police, and other security personnel in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday created traffic congestion on major roads in the state capital. Apart from police officers and soldiers, Air Force personnel and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen in trucks and Hilux vans. Some of the areas affected by the traffic jam are Ikpoba Hill, Adesuwa … Continue reading Soldiers, Police In Show Of Force, Gridlock Grounds Benin