HOW JONATHAN BUHARI WILL SHAPE BAYELSA GUBER ELECTION

How Buhari, Jonathan, will shape Bayelsa, Kogi guber polls By Bassey Willie, Yenagoa & Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja | Published Date Sep 15, 2019 0:59 AM TwitterFacebookWhatsAppTelegram Buhari, Jonathan President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and other godfathers, are going to play key roles in determining the winners of the November 16, governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Daily Trust on Sunday analysis reveals. Governorship candidates of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are banking on…

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59 PEOPLE TO CONTEST KOGI GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION AS 64 VIE FOR BAYELSA SEAT

INEC names 64 parties for Bayelsa’s Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his People Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Musa Wada, and 57 others are to participate in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election in Kogi. Similarly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 64 political parties for same exercise in Bayelsa State. The information was contained in the lists of candidates and parties released by the electoral umpire for both states yesterday in Abuja. INEC affirmed David Lyon and Douye Diri as APC and PDP governorship…

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IN BAYELSA, EMERGENCE OF APC, PDP GUBER CANDIDATES STILL SHROUDED IN SECRECY

Emmanuel Addeh writes that the recent  selection  process for governorship candidates of the two major political parties,  Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Bayelsa State were characterized by intriguing drama For such landmark events with high expectations across the country, the atmosphere of secrecy around the recent Bayelsa State governorship primaries of the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was foreboding. On the eve of the election, it was still not clear who the delegates were or the mode of…

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BAYELSA GOVERNOR ASKS FAILED GUBER ASPIRANTS TO RETURN TO THEIR DUTY POSTS

Bayelsa State Governor , Seriake Dickson, has directed officials of his government who resigned to participate in the just concluded gubernatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to their offices with immediate effect. The affected officials are the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara; the Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Talford Ongolo and the Chairman, Bayelsa State Internal Revenue Board, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei. The Governor said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, that the directive followed his decision to reject…

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BAYELSA GUBER ASPIRANT REVEALS HOW PRIMARY ELECTION RESULT WAS WRITTEN IN HOTEL ROOM

An All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship aspirant in Bayelsa State, Preye Aganaba, has described the party’s primary election in the state as a mockery of the democratic process. Aganaba rejected the outcome of the party’s direct primaries and referred to the primaries that produced David Lyon as the candidate of the party as a political hoax and lacking any semblance of credibility. He further alleged that the results were written in a hotel in Yenagoa, the state capital. “The process leading to the direct primary election was rife with irregularities…

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BAYELSA GUBER RACE: ASPIRANTS STEP DOWN FOR DICKSON’S CANDIDATE, GET JUICY OFFERS

Strong indications emerged last night that pressures were beginning to mount on some of the aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the 2019 party’s primaries, to step down for Governor Dickson’s preferred candidate. The first to throw the shocker was the immediate past Chief of staff to the current governor, Hon. Talford Ongolo, who stepped down after series of meeting with his kinsmen in his own town in Oporoma, Southern Ijaw Local government area, of Bayelsa state. DAILY POST gathered from a source that the Ex-chief of staff…

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HOW SERIAKE DICKSON’S BRINKMANSHIP COULD AFFECT PDP IN BAYELSA GUBER RACE

Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes that Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State may be leading the Peoples Democratic Party to concede more losses if he continues to shut the democratic space against key stakeholders All eyes are on Bayelsa State this week as the major political parties select candidates for the governorship election in November. The momentum of political activities have since increased as the date set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) draws closer. The political parties are determined to meet the timeline set by the electoral umpire for the…

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COURT ORDER FORCES APC TO POSTPONE GUBER PRIMARIES

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa State governorship primary to September 3 and 4. In a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said the primary was postponed due to a court order. “In deference to a court order, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the date for the Bayelsa governorship primary to Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4, September, 2019,” Mr Issa-Onilu said. The Punch newspaper on Thursday reported that a Bayelsa State High Court in Yenagoa granted an…

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