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Ekiti 2018

14 Jul 2018
Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has alleged that Saturday’s gubernatorial election was largely compromised by personnel of the Nigerian police. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, who addressed newsmen shortly after casting his vote at about 1.20 p.m. at his Polling Unit 001 in Afao-Ekiti, alleged that policemen aided and abetted…
13 Jul 2018
Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says anything short of credible conduct of the Ekiti governorship election on Saturday would not be acceptable. The nonagenarian spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Adebanjo appealed to stakeholders that the people’s will must be allowed to prevail in the election…
12 Jul 2018
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday stated that the Ekiti Radio had become highly unprofessional and dangerously partisan in its reportage of the gubernatorial democratic process in the state. NCB’s Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. The commission, which queried the station’s General Manager, Donald Olajide Falayi, who also doubles as…
12 Jul 2018
Armed olicemen yesterday sealed off the Ekiti State Government House, preventing supporters of Governor Ayodele Fayose from gaining access.
12 Jul 2018
Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has expressed concern over the news of violence in Ekiti ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election. Afenifere’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, said this in a statement yesterday. The group condemned the deployment of 30,000 police personnel for election in one state, while the government cannot mobilise a quarter of that to secure…
12 Jul 2018
A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the reported siege on Ekiti Government House by armed police operatives. HURIWA said this in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf. They decried the alleged attack of the governor, Ayodele Fayose and…
9 Jul 2018
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free and fair election in the state on Saturday. The body also charged the security agencies that would be deployed for the poll to be extra vigilant and expose all forms of rigging to save the country’s democracy.…
9 Jul 2018
Concerns over rigging and violence in next Saturday’s governorship election have triggered apprehension over Ekiti State...
6 Jul 2018
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has disclosed that he will not welcome President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage to Ekiti on June 10, as requested in a letter to him. He explained that the Federal Government under Buhari did not deem it fit to construct even a 100-meter road in the state since they…
3 Jul 2018
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that soldiers would not be deployed in the election. Yakubu, who stated this in an interaction with newsmen in Lagos, said the police remain the lead security agency in the country, and not the army. He said: “INEC is determined to protect the integrity…
3 Jul 2018
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, not to assign its National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari to Ekiti for the election. The governor made the call yesterday at a press briefing in Ado Ekiti. He alleged that Zakari is one of those coordinating…
24 Jun 2018
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has cautioned politicians against misuse of political power with intent to manipulate the July 14 governorship election. The monarch said the election should not be conducted under the
atmosphere of war, adding Yoruba should resist attempt to set themselves
against one another over elections. He spoke at the 26th…

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