HOW 7 APC GUBER ASPIRANTS STEPPED DOWN FOR IZE-IYAMU AS HE PICKS OSHIOMHOLE FACTION’S TICKET

Ize Iyamu Seven governorship aspirants have stepped down for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as their consensus governorship aspirant to contest for the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The aspirants include Pius Odubu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Major Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), Hon. Johnson Agbonyima, Saturday Uwulekhue and Prof. Ebegue Amadasun —  The seventh aspirant, Solomon Edebiri was said to have voluntarily withdrawn from the race. The negotiation for the aspirants to agree on a consensus was reached Tuesday night in Abuja and Ize-Iyamu was said to have come tops after…

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OBASEKI TO OSHIOMHOLE: APC WILL PICK GUBER CANDIDATE IN EDO AND NOT ABUJA

Governor Obaseki Governor Godwin Obaseki has released an official statement disregarding reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has adopted a consensus candidate of pastor Ize Iyamu as the next gubernatorial poll in the state approaches. According to a statement by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, he said the state chapter of the party would pick the candidate for the election and not the Abuja chapter of the party. “The Edo State chapter of the APC, which is responsible for deploying the inner workings of the party towards the emergence of a candidate of the…

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OSHIOMHOLE FACTION OF APC PICKS IZE IYAMU AS CONSENSUS GUBER CANDIDATE

Sola Shittu, Benin Former Secretary to Edo State Government and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2016 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has emerged the consensus aspirant of the All Progressives Congress faction loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. Ize-Iyamu obtained the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress today (Wednesday) in Abuja. He was accompanied by other aspirants such as Gen Charles Airhiavbere, Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, and Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma among others. Ize-Iyamu in a statement released through his Campaign Organisation and…

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HOW WE WILL CONDUCT ELECTIONS DESPITE COVID-19 BY INEC

Chuks Okocha in Abuja Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday said it had approved its policy on how to conduct elections during a pandemic, insisting that Edo and Ondo state governorship elections would hold as scheduled. It explained that although holding an election in a period of public health crisis was an uncharted course, it would nevertheless developed protocols, for the electoral activities, which would place a premium on public safety and mitigate the health risks from COVID-19. Specifically, the commission said the two elections would hold on September 19…

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EDO, ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS WILL NOT BE POSTPONED SAYS INEC

John Alechenu and Friday Olokor The Independent National Electoral Commission has ruled out shifting the date for the conduct of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, scheduled for September 19 and October 10 2020, respectively. The commission also expressed determination to provide the requisite guidance, innovation and leadership in conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, explained this in a statement in Abuja, on Tuesday. Okoye said, “The commission deliberated extensively on a…

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APC FIXES DATE FOR EDO, ONDO PRIMARIES, SEE THE SCHEDULES

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced Monday, June 22 and Monday, July 20 for its governorship primary elections in Edo and Ondo states. This came as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it would stick to its timetable and schedule of activities regarding the elections in both states. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye in a statement on Tuesday night said the commission had met earlier in the day and deliberated on a wide range of issues including the conduct…

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WHY IZE-IYAMU MIGHT NOT SUCCEED OBASEKI IN EDO

Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes that the botched Mega Rally in Benin City to announce the entry of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu into the All Progressives Congress may have unintentionally strengthened the hand of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Majority of the people who thought Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was weak and cowardly have been forced to have a rethink since the enduring standoff between him and predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) began. What is becoming clearer by the day is that Obaseki is not…

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IGP STOPS EDO POLITICAL RALLY FOR IZE-IYAMU

Planned rally in Benin cancelled by IGP Mohammed Adamu A rally scheduled for Friday in Benin by the All Progressives Congress to receive Pastor Ize Iyamu and his supporters has been stopped by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, according to deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu. Governor Godwin Obaseki, the party chairman in the state Anslem Ojezua all claimed they were not aware of the rally, although Ize Iyamu, said he had informed Obaseki about it. Obaseki is at the moment part of President Buhari’s entourage to a peace summit…

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