Tag: Ekiti Elections

Ekiti State Elections: The Case Of Be Careful What You Wish For

By Dele A. Sonubi We all thought all hell was going to come loose in Ekiti state in the recently concluded elections in June 2014. This was the fear since two major giants are interested in the political office seat of Ekiti. There was the major political part of the[Read More…]

Elnathan John: Choosing The Right Bag Of Rice

I must begin by congratulating the good people of Ekiti State. We all watched the elections with bated breaths. Especially as on social media the elections had already been concluded in a free and fair manner with Fayemi being declared as the Twitter winner. In fact some declared that they[Read More…]

NSCDC Deploys 15,000 Personnel, I50 Russian Sniffer Dogs For Ekiti Elections #EkitiDecides

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), had in addition to the over 15,000 personnel deployed to Ekiti State,  disclosed that it had mobilised over 150 latest specie of sniffer dogs from Russia to comb the entire state for a peaceful and credible election. Speaking to Journalists yesterday, the[Read More…]

Soldiers Intercept Truckload Of Fake Ballot Papers In Ekiti [Pictured]

Men of the Nigerian Army deployed to monitor the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State  Thursday arrested a truck loaded with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ballot papers at an undisclosed location in the state. Briefing the press in Ado-Ekiti Thursday on the development, the commander of 32,[Read More…]

PDP Will Win Ekiti Guber Polls Says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship election in Ondo. Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the party’s flag to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti. He said that his optimism was based on the tumultuous crowd that[Read More…]

Ekiti 2014: PDP Upholds Fayose’s Nomination

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received the report of the Ekiti State Governorship Primary Electoral Committee. In a statement by Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary, after thorough consideration of the report, the NWC approved the result and upheld the nomination of Ayo Fayose[Read More…]

Governor Fayemi Accuses Jonathan Of Influencing Fayose’s Victory

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of foisting a former Governor Ayo Fayose on the Peoples Democratic Party as its governorship candidate with the aim of using him to unleash violence on the state ahead of the June 21 governorship poll. The governor in a statement[Read More…]