Court dismisses INEC’s appeal against SDP’s Akpoti
An Abuja Court of Appeal has dismissed the case filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) challenging the inclusion of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party
Rejection of poll’s outcome puts blight on Bello’s victory
The outrage and outright rejection that have trailed the outcome of the November 16th gubernatorial election in Kogi State by opposition political parties, especially the Peoples Democratic Party...
APC's Yahaya Bello elected Kogi governor for second term
The Kogi State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar announced the result at the INEC office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. APC's Bello won 12 local…
SDP candidate Akpoti accuses Yahaya Bello of disrupting election with thugs
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Natasha Akpoti has accused the governor of Kogi State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using thugs to disrupt the governorship election. "It is unfortunate that the government at hand, with due respect to the APC candidate, Yahaya Bello, has decided to take…
SDP boss battered as INEC, stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja turns violent
The meeting called by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lokoja, Kogi State, to sensitise stakeholders on preparation for the November 16 governorship election, turned violent as suspected political thugs invaded the meeting causing serious uproar.
Nov 16 date sacrosanct for Kogi poll, says INEC
• Bello warns opposition over rigging The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has foreclosed the postponement of the Kogi State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019. Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this yesterday in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja. This was in reaction to the…
Akpoti’s disqualification: INEC weighs options, may appeal judgment
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it might appeal to the Abuja Federal High Court ruling, which ordered the Commission to restore Mrs. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as a candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
Kogi guber: Ethnic politics, violence take centre stage
Ethnicity has always played a major role in the outcome of elections in Kogi State. Of the three major ethnic groups in the state, the Ebiras and the Igalas are more likely to play the ethnic card
Wike’s insurgency politics and PDP’s 2023 challenge
Recent developments within the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which could be traced to the 2013 mother of all defections and the 2018 national convention, go to show to how challenging the party’s push for 2023 would be.
ADC, NCP, SDP task INEC, FG on free, fair, credible guber elections in Kogi, Bayelsa
The leadership of Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), and National Conscience Party (NCP) have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Federal...