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Why I want to be President – Mark

Sen. David Mark, a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, says his quest to be president is to develop the capacity of women and youth in the country. Mark, a former Senate President, made the remarks on Monday at the PDP secretariat in Birnin Kebbi while canvassing for support from PDP leaders and delegates from Kebbi State. ... Read More »

Buhari stops Police from inviting Adeleke over charges

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Idris to stop the invitation of Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP Governorship Aspirant in the 22nd September, 2018 Gubernatorial Election in Osun State), to the force headquarters to answer to Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Personation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting against him. A Presidency source, who pleaded for anonymity, ... Read More »

NASS postpones resumption to October 9

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption earlier slated for Tuesday, September 25 to October 9. In a statement last night in Abuja, the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, said the postponement was due to the activities of political parties. “This is to inform all Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that the resumption of plenary earlier scheduled ... Read More »

Osun gov rerun to hold September 27, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27th for Osun State governorship rerun. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes. However, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife North, Ife South and Orolu ... Read More »

Osun polls: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ verdict

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the inconclusive verdict delivered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State. The party has insisted that the process was conclusive and that its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who won a total of 254, 698 votes was in clear lead and should be immediately declared winner by INEC, ... Read More »

2019: Bayelsa APC stockpiling arms to win elections, alleges PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa State chapter, at the weekend, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of stockpiling arms in the state as part of its preparations for the 2019 general election. The state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Moses Cleopas, alleged in a statement that the leaders of the APC in Bayelsa, Chief Timipre Sylva and the Minister ... Read More »

Osun polls: Alteration of results will lead to anarchy, Atiku warns INEC

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against altering votes in the just-concluded Osun State governorship election results. Atiku said alteration of result will lead to anarchy. The Waziri of Adamawa issued the warning in a post on his Twitter page. He wrote: “The people of Osun have made their choice. What is required ... Read More »

‘Inconclusive’: INEC declares no winner in Osun guber election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday’s Osun State governorship election “inconclusive”. Announcing the results on Sunday afternoon, Joseph Afuwape, INEC’s Returning Officer, said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had 254,345 votes. Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled ... Read More »

Osun poll: Aregbesola, Omisore disagree on conduct of exercise

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turnout of voters for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Aregbesola, who spoke after casting his vote at 11:50 am at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 1 Polling Unit in Ilesa, also commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of the exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ... Read More »