OLUSOLA-ELEKA VS FAYEMI: SUPREME COURT RULES ON EKITI GUBER ELECTION PETITION MAY 24

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court on Thursday heard and fixed May 24 for judgment on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka challenging the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi. A five-man panel of the apex court which heard the appeal was led the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad. The appeal sought to overturn the concurrent judgments of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which had both upheld…

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EKITI GUBER ELECTION KOLAPO GOES TO SUPREME COURT

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, Professor Kolapo Olusola, has served Governor Kayode Fayemi the Notice of Appeal, Records of Appeal and the Appellate brief of argument through substituted means at the state Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The service followed the Interim Order of service granted the appellant by the Supreme Court on Monday, May 6, a copy of which was obtained by GISTOK in Ado Ekiti. The order granted by Justice Olabode Rhodes –…

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FAYEMI FLOORS OLUSOLA ELEKA AT APPEAL COURT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday affirmed the victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State at the July 14, 2018 governorship election in the state. The three-man panel, led by Justice Stephen Adah, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the election, Mr. Olusola Eleka. Describing the appeal as “unmeritorious,” Justice Adah affirmed the July 28, 2019 judgment of the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which had upheld Fayemi’s victory at…

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PDP MAY MOVE AGAINST FAYOSE

There were indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might move against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. During the latest National Executive Committee of the party, members of NEC discussed his matter at its 76th meeting which was held in Abuja on Tuesday. Fayose, who came late to the meeting but was allowed to speak as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum during which he castigated the ruling All Progressives Congress party. He also lambasted the Federal Government, saying the way it is fighting war…

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WE HAVE ONLY 25 APC GOVERNORSHIP ASPIRANTS IN EKITI- PARTY OFFICIAL DECLARES

Emmanuel Ani  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has revealed that it only recognizes 25 aspirants showing interest in its ticket to run for the 2018 governorship election. The state Women Leader, Mrs. Dupe Bakare, disclosed this on Tuesday when she led the women caucus to receive the wife of one of the aspirants, Mrs. Modupe Adebomi, at the party secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. She said the 25 contenders for the APC ticket had officially notified the party of their intent to run for the governorship…

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FAYOSE EXPLAINS HOW HE PUCKED HIS DEPUTY AS SUCCESSOR

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said that the selection of his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as his successor was a divine arrangement. Fayose added that if he were to use human wisdom to choose who to support as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in next year’s governorship election in the state, he would have rooted for one of his former commissioners, Mr Kayode Osho. Fayose He, however, maintained that since he committed the matter to God’s guidance, the divine lot fell on his deputy…

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EKITI 2018: SEGUN ONI BEGINS CAMPAIGN, SAYS HE OWES PDP NOTHING

Oni campaign train visits Elders forum, says he owes PDP nothing to pay back The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ekiti State governorship aspirant, Chief Segun Oni, has said that he was not owning the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) anything to pay back, to warrant some people insinuating that as Governor, he would be favouring the party to the marginalization of APC. Oni, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Steve Alabi, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday was quoted to have spoken when…

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PDP GUBER ASPIRANT, ADEYEYE ALLEGES PLOT TO BURN HIS RADIO STATION IN EKITI

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Minister of Works and the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to burn down his radio station in Ado Ekiti. The Voice FM 89.9, the first private radio station in Ekiti State, is located on NTA Road in Ado Ekiti. Adeyeye raised the alarm in Ado Ekiti while receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award from the National Association of Nigerian Students. He said, “We have been hearing and receiving anonymous…

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INEC SET TO RELEASE TIME TABLE FOR EKITI AND OSUN GUBER ELECTIONS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would on Thursday release the timetable for Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections coming up in 2018. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja. Yakubu said that INEC had started preparations for the elections in the two states. “The end-of-tenure governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be conducted next year. “In keeping with the commission’s tradition of giving all stakeholders ample time to prepare, the timetable and schedule of…

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2018 ELECTIONS: CAMPAIGN AND GO TO JAIL, INEC WARNS FAYOSE, OTHERS

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday threatened to invoke Section 99 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), which forbids electioneering campaign until 90 days to election against any political party and individual flouting the law, no matter how highly placed. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof Abdul-Ganiy Raji, warned politicians against subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state. He reminded politicians that penalty for flouting the law is either six months jail term or N500,000 fine, if taken to…

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