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Oyetola Is Osun Governor-elect

Oyetola is Osun Governor-elect

Oyetola is Osun Governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State as the governor-elect of the state. The APC candidate scored a total of 255,505 votes while Ademola Adeleke, the PDP candidate scored a total of 255,023 votes.  The PDP candidate led with 353 votes

Update on Osun Election Re-run

By Adewale Olayemi Voters defied the early morning rain to cast their vote at Ataoja ‘E’ Adewale Str., Ward 5 Unit 17 in Osogbo. The re-run to conclude the Osun Governorship election that was declared inconclusive by INEC started on a good footing this morning. As early as 7 am voters were seen trooping to

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CRPP Makes Case for Adeleke 

By Adewale Olayemi  The Conference of Registered Political Parties, Osun state chapter has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to declare Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor-Elect of Osun state having won the majority of the lawful votes and fulfilled the constitutional requirements in line with the result declared by the electoral body.

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INEC Declares Osun Election Inconclusive

By Adewale Olayemi At exactly 1.55pm, Prof. Joseph Adeola Afuwape, the Returning Officer for the Osun state governorship election declared the election inconclusive.  According to him, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke beat his closest rival Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress with a margin of 353 votes.  Afuwape observed

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PDP SNEEZES…Who is Catching Cold?

  The crisis-free convention by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, aside from raising hope of stronger opposition party, appears to have been a reason for panic in the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC  The atmosphere was electric. The swagger was familiar. Eagle Square reverberated with nostalgia for the umbrella of green, red and black.

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How the Nigeria Police Saved Anambra from Post-Election Mayhem

But for the refusal of top police officers dispatched to Anambra State to supervise security during the just-concluded governorship election, the incumbent governor would have been robbed of victory  Ahead of the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State won by a wide margin by the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano of the All Progressives

The Challenge of Jega’s Successor

While appraising the herculean task ahead of Attahiru Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, I recently wrote in this space that I am nominating the amiable academician as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” because “my gut instinct tells me Jega will deliver free, fair and credible elections despite all

Jega To Retire with 7 National Commissioners, 16 REC’s

Indications have emerged, that Attahiru Jega, outgoing Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would retire alongside seven National Commissioners and 16 Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs by the end of the month of June. Akin Orebiyi, INEC’s REC in Lagos, dropped the hint in Lagos during the opening session of a two-day stakeholders’ review meeting on

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