Lessons From Edo 2020

The curtain has now closed on the democratic soap opera that was the 2020 governorship election in Edo State. This was premium box office stuff. By Matthew Ayibakuro From the intrigues of dizzying defections to the fascinations of the makings and unmaking of godfatherism in the arena of politics; from the creation of imperative brotherhoods to the battle cry of strong men from far-flung lands, … Continue reading Lessons From Edo 2020

ANALYSIS: Edo 2020: Tinubu Should Have Learned From History

The September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State has come and gone, won and lost, according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). By Temidayo Akinboyo Highlight Perhaps Mr Tinubu will take a cue from the shellacking the APC got in the Edo election to tread softly in Ondo. The win is as exciting to the winners as the loss is heart-wrenching to … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Edo 2020: Tinubu Should Have Learned From History

Enter Wike – Obaseki’s New Godfather

Power is a principal thing but the path on which we tread to its courts matters. I think it is hypocritical fighting a system but at the same time enjoying the dysfunctionality of that system. By Fredrick Nwabufo The Edo governorship election has taken its place in the past of gritty and rousing contests. But the lessons from the election will remain fecund in our … Continue reading Enter Wike – Obaseki’s New Godfather

Buhari Commends Election Process In Edo

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASEPRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ELECTION PROCESS IN EDO STATE, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS Press Release President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. Related … Continue reading Buhari Commends Election Process In Edo

ANALYSIS: How Tinubu ‘propelled’ Obaseki to Victory Against Oshiomhole, APC

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, who is revered as the national leader of the APC, released a recorded broadcast shortly before the election where he described Governor Obaseki as a “dictator” and called on the people to reject him at the polls. By Cletus Ukpong Godwin Obaseki, Saturday, sailed through a fierce opposition to secure his second mandate as the governor of Edo … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Tinubu ‘propelled’ Obaseki to Victory Against Oshiomhole, APC

Obaseki Re-elected As Edo Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki re-elected. By Dayo Mustapha Obaseki scored 307, 955 votes to defeat Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) who polled 223,619 votes. Related News: The Commission said a certificate of return will be presented to Obaseki within the next seven days as required by the law.Details shortly… Continue reading Obaseki Re-elected As Edo Governor

Edo 2020: Buhari Reiterated Commitment To Credible Elections, Warns Against Poll Rigging and Election Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his commitment to credible elections. From Bolaji Ogundele and Nicholas Kalu, Abuja Highlight APC preaches peace as PDP protests INEC promises fairness Tight security in state He warned against violence and lack of fairness in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress … Continue reading Edo 2020: Buhari Reiterated Commitment To Credible Elections, Warns Against Poll Rigging and Election Violence

Edo 2020: I.G.P. Deploys , D.I.G. A.I.G. and Eight CPs To Coordinate Security

In line with the efforts to ensure adequate security for the governorship election in Edo State next Saturday, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, to supervise the general security arrangement for the election. Nicholas Kalu, Abuja with Agency report A statement issued by Force Public … Continue reading Edo 2020: I.G.P. Deploys , D.I.G. A.I.G. and Eight CPs To Coordinate Security

Suspected Thugs Sighted At Government House — APC Alleges

We have it on good authority that within two weeks, Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have ferried into Edo, busloads of thugs from neighbouring PDP states,” the All Progressives Congress (APC) Media Campaign Council has alleged. Agency Reporter Highlight PDP: allegation fabricated to postpone poll A statement by the Chairman of the council, Mr. John Mayaki, alleged: “Buses loaded with strange … Continue reading Suspected Thugs Sighted At Government House — APC Alleges

Ize-Iyamu Vows To Reactivate NNPC Depot

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo State governorship election, has promised to reopen the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Benin depot for economic activities if elected. He spoke yesterday in Benin when he met the Concerned Workers of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Warri Zone, in Benin. Ize-Iyamu said closure of … Continue reading Ize-Iyamu Vows To Reactivate NNPC Depot