Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Dr Iyiola Omisore, expressed confidence that he would win the election despite irregularities. Addressing newsmen after casting his vote, he claimed he got reports from across the state that a lot of things were going wrong. He said he got reports that three All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs in police uniforms were arrested. He said the card readers failed to work in several places, while voting materials were yet to arrive in some as at 11am.
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The Socialist Party of Nigeria on Thursday prayed that the fight between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and National Leader, Asiwaju Tinubu should worsen.The opposition party in a statement on Thursday jointly signed by its Chairman, Rufus Olusesan and Publicity Secretary, Shoyombo M.K, urged Nigerians not to support Tinubu’s alleged quest to replace Ambode but to seize the opportunity to disrupt “the typical bourgeois politics wherein a tiny organized mafia is dictating the affairs and looting of collective
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It would seem that despite the allegations against him, Senator Adeleke actually took part in WAEC exams despite failing the only subject he wrote in the entire exams; English Language. The West African Examinations Council confirmed this before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja. The Examination body told the court that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, sat for its examination in 1981 in compliance with an order issued by Justice Othman Musa on September 11. Senator Adeleke was listed as number 149 out of the 221 candidates that sat for the May/June 1981 examinations of the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State in the documents WAEC presented before the court. WAEC also revealed that Senator Adeleke only sat for English Language in the exams which included Mathematics, Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge, Geography, Economics and Biology; he got F9 in the subject. WAEC had been directed by the court to produce the SSCE results for Senator Adeleke in a ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb. The Presiding Judge, Justice Musa had specifically ordered the examination body to produce the ledger containing results of Senator Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations. Justice Musa had also ordered the examination body to swear to an affidavit either denying or confirming that the Senator indeed sat for the Council’s May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State. The Judge had ordered its ruling to be carried out by WAEC within five days of being duly served.
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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected for a new four-year term. Pinnick was elected at the NFF Board elections that held in Katsina State today. He won 34 of the 44 votes cast and defeated Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye. While Maigari, who enjoyed the support of billionaire Ifeanyi Ubah got eight votes, Ogunjobi got two and Okoye failed to get any. Details later…
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By Onuminya Innocent, Sokoto The chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto State Alh Dahiru Yusuf Yabo on Monday defected to People Democratic Party (PDP) . He made the disclosure at the rally of People Democratic Party , he stressed that they were fed up with the lies of All Progressive Congress. The gubernatorial aspirant of defunct Congress For Progressive Change (CPC) said the All progressive Congress promised people change but rather inflicted pain on people as a result of clueless and unidirectional leadership .
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…Exposes plot to deploy faulty machines to opposition strongholds The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be fair to all political parties participating in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state. Frank, however, exposed what he called grand plan by the electoral body in conniving with the ruling APC to deploy faulty Card Reader Machines to the identified strongholds of major opposition parties in the state to deprive voters opportunity to exercise their franchise and subsequently reduce the votes of the opposition parties
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…I’m not considering pulling out of race – Gov …Sanwo-Olu’s campaign posters surface on London buses Ade Alade Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s intense peace moves in the last 72 hours, to save his political career, has fallen flat; following the insistence of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains that the governor must go. Sources revealed that rather than succeed in his bid for a second term in office, Ambode’s main rival in the contest for the state’s number one seat on the platform of APC, Chairman of the Lagos State Property Development Corporation, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s profile has recorded a boost. Aside all the behind-the-scene efforts, Ambode had, in the last three days, attended two public events which brought him in direct contact with his benefactor and godfather of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. They were the public presentation of Africa Rise and Shine, by Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC, Mr. Jim Ovia, which held in Lagos on Monday, and the Tuesday mega rally for APC governorship candidate in Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, an event the governor attended in company with his wife. Speaking with Daily Sun on the development, a close associate of Tinubu said: “For us in the political family of Asiwaju, we’re done with Ambode. His matter is even beyond Asiwaju himself. APC leaders in the state and many Lagos elders have rejected the governor and Asiwaju will not do anything against the wish of this influential class of people.”The source further disclosed that many party leaders and Lagos elders, who are now kicking against Ambode’s second term, had, in the last two years, complained to Tinubu about the governor’s drift.
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With three days to the governorship election in Osun State, the police Wednesday summoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy. The summons which came a few hours after the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cleared the governorship candidate in the suit filed to challenge his eligibility in the election, was however, suspended on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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