Tag: Ekiti Elections

Nigerian Army Retires General Indicted For Being Complacent During Ekiti Elections

The Nigerian Army has sent Brig.-Gen. Aliyu Momoh, who was indicted for being complacent during the Ekiti State governorship poll in 2014, on early retirement. This was confirmed yesterday by the Director of Army Public Relation, Col. Sani Usman, who however clarified that there was nothing like “resignation” in the[Read More…]

Two SANs Petition Human Rights Commission Over Fayose

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Mr Quaker and Mr M.J Onigbanjo have taken Ekiti Governor elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose before the National Human Rights Commission over what they termed as the violation of their rights yo practice as Legal Practitioners. Their grievances was in the form of a petition which[Read More…]

Hoodlums Invade Ekiti High Court During Hearing Of Case Against Fayose

by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo Hoodlums on Monday invaded Ekiti State High Court premises to disrupt proceedings in a case challenging the eligibility of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to contest the June 21 governorship election.The Punch reports. However, the election has held and Fayose has since being declared the winner. The invasion[Read More…]

“Subverting Democracy” Jonathan Funding Osun Elections With Missing $20bn – APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of deploying a part of the missing $20bn oil fund to bribe Osun voters in order for them to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Iyiola Omisore. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in a statement[Read More…]

Opinion: Fayose And Stomach Infrastructure

Stomach Infrastructure, this is the new maxim, the new political ideology given to us by Ayodele Fayose, the governor elect of Ekiti State. By the time Fayose would write his memoir, he would give further clarifications to the peculiar background that inspired this concept which is now receiving wide acclaim[Read More…]

Babatunde Fashola: Ekiti Poll, My Take Away [Op-ED]

As the ink is yet to dry on the analysis of the results of the recent Ekiti poll and the landslides that are reminiscent of 1983 under the now-defunct NPN (National Party of Nigeria) now seems like child’s play, I feel compelled to comment for many reasons, which I will[Read More…]

APC To Challenge Ekiti Election Results In Court

The All Progressives Congress, APC,  Thursday, said it will challenge the results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in Ekiti State in court. Ayo Fayose of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP had won in a landslide and incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi conceded defeat of the polls. But with a communique issued[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: And The Winner Is…Fayemi!

Although I have told the story before, I do not think of anything better which speaks to a time like this. In March 1993, the then two political parties, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC) had their national conventions to elect their presidential candidates. While the[Read More…]

Ayokunle Odekunle: Dear APC Twitterati, Elections Are Not Won On Twitter

On Sunday, October 30, 2005, Jose Mourinho, the Manager of Chelsea FC called Arsenal Manager. Arsene Wenger a Voyeur.  What was Arsene’s offence? He had innocently responded to questions thrown at him about Chelsea from the very inquisitive British media. Jose was furious and said the following “I think he is one[Read More…]