The temporal nature of power
The governorship election in Ekiti in 2018 was a time to reflect on the state of politics in Nigeria question. The newspapers reported a claim allegedly made by Governor Ayo Fayose...
Election as a circus in Nigeria
Although it is gradually being over-shadowed by other scandalizing political events, the recently concluded Ekiti governorship election was a brazen show of shame.
PDP accuses APC of plotting to Impeach Fayose
Nigeria's ruling Party, All Progressives Congress(APC) has been accused by People's Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to impeach the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose. PDP raised alarm over the alleged plot to impeach Fayose on Wednesday in a statement signed by the party's Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. "The Peoples Democratic Party has warned…
Ekiti elections and other matters
Last week gubernatorial election was held in Ekiti State, with the two main parties in the country slugging it out brawn for brawn, cash for cash, and propaganda for propaganda. It was reminiscent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) versus other parties’ days before the 2015 major political upset. In the weeks preceding the election…
Cash-for-votes and the stain on our elections
It is the tradition among our politicians that the loser must contest the victory of his opponent in every election. We tend to see such people as bad losers given to sulking and whining.
Fayemi presents certificate of return to Buhari
Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday presented his certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari. Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the candidate of the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor…
EFCC disowns tweet on Fayose
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disowned a recent gloating tweet that announced the imminent revival of a criminal case against outgoing Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose.
Ekiti polls: PDP refutes allegation of N5b donation to Fayose
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has described as unfounded an allegation by the All Progressive Congress [APC] that governor Udom Emmanuel spent a whopping N5billion in Ekiti state in the just concluded governorship elections in the state. The chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Ini Okopido, had in…
Fayose, Fayemi, brain-cracking and the depressing spectre
Last week, Nigeria’s killing fields expanded North Westwards. Indeed the entire North seems to have been partitioned by three non-state actors into three fiefdoms. On the North East, we have the Boko Haram insurgents bombing and snuffing out lives and occasionally making territorial forays into the Borno, Yobe and Adamawa areas.
Ekiti State awaits new governor
Contrary to forecasts in the build up to Ekiti State governorship election, voters, yesterday, trooped out to elect a new governor, in an election adjudged to be largely violence, hitch-free.
PDP storms National Assembly, INEC headquarters, demands fair Ekiti poll
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday staged a protest at the National Assembly against what it described as excesses by the Federal Government and assault on democracy in connivance with security agencies.The demonstration came on the heels of Wednesday’s encounter between PDP supporters and policemen in Ekiti State.
NIM, Aare Ona Kankanfo deplore police attack on Fayose
The Nigeria Intervention Movement, (NIM) has faulted the Police for manhandling Governor Ayo Fayose in the process of preventing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from organising a peaceful rally in Ekiti State ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold tomorrow.