PDP HAD NO CANDIDATE IN 2020 KOGI GUBER ELECTION, COURT RULES

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party had no candidate in the November 16 governorship election in the state. Justice John Olorunfemi of the State High Court 4 in a ruling, Thursday, declared that the primary election conducted on September 3, 2019, which produced Engineer Musa Wada as the candidate of the PDP was fraught with irregularities. The ruling was in a pre-election matter filed by the eldest son of a former governor of the state Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar,…

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PDP SEEKS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BAN ON INEC CHIEFS, POLICE LEADERSHIP OVER KOGI, BAYELSA ELECTIONS

•Demands cancellation of Bayelsa, Kogi governorship elections Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday called on the international community to impose a travel ban on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and other officials of the commission as well as some top officials of the Nigeria Police Force for their perceived roles in the Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections. The party also called on INEC to cancel the two governorship and Kogi West senatorial elections for the brazen rigging, violence…

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HOW KOGI ELECTIONS WERE WON AND LOST SEE VIDEOS OF GUNS BOOMING, VOTERS, SECURITY AGENTS RUNNING WITH SIREN BLARING THUGS STEALING BALLOT BOXES

Editorial Times | Lagos 1. An eight year old boy gasping for air after been shot by thugs in Anyigba. From the video a man was heard asking the boy what his name was in Igala language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjFpuwg8JUE 2. Wailing and crying filled the air helpers try to take the lifeless body of a boy shot thugs home in Kogi East. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73vAZs2wd0 3. Policemen and voters scamper for safety as the ratatata of gunshots by thugs filled the air as thugs invaded a polling unit in Kogi central. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrQ_SkKIhrA 4.…

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YAHAYA BELLO DECLARED WINNER OF KOGI GUBER ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state. Bello won majority votes in 12 of the 21 local government areas in the state, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Engr. Musa Wada won majority votes in 9 local government areas. Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes to defeat Wada who scored 189,704 votes.

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READ NBA’S REPORT ON KOGI GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

The Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday condemned the Saturday governorship elections in Kogi State as falling below the minimum standard of a credible election. This was contained in the report of the NBA’s Election Working Group led by its Chairman, Afam Osigwe. The 20-page report issued on Sunday read in part, “The credibility of the entire process was put in issue by the overwhelming incidents of harassment and intimidation of voters and electoral officials, destruction of electoral materials, snatching of ballot boxes and votes and the killings of persons. “The…

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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS’ SITUATION ROOM CALLS FOR CANCELLATION OF KOGI ELECTION

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room has called for the total cancellation of the elections held in Kogi State on Saturday due to the high level of violence and vote buying. Governorship election was held across the state while a senatorial rerun election was held in Kogi West district. The Situation Room, a coalition of prominent civic groups, said the Kogi election represents a major dent to Nigeria’s democracy. The convener of the situation room, Clement Nwankwo, announced the group’s stance in a press conference in Abuja on Sunday. According…

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PDP’S MUSA WADA REJECTS RESULTS OF KOGI GUBER ELECTION

By James Azania, Lokoja Even before final announcement of the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada has rejected the likely outcome. Addressing a press conference, in Lokoja on Sunday, which coincided with the collation of results from the 21 LGAs of the state at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in capital, Wada alleged that the results were all false. He said that what happened in the state over the weekend was neither democracy nor a…

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YAHAYA BELLO LEADS WADA WITH OVER 200,000 VOTES AFTER 21LGS RESULTS COLLATED

THE Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday’s governorship election, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, is leading with a very wide margin going by results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Governor Bello is ahead of the other 23 candidates with over 200, 000 votes margin in 15 out of the 21 local government areas where results have been officially announced. Bello got a total of 333,212 votes, followed distantly by Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 101,469…

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YAHAYA BELLO RECORDS LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN OWN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has defeated his closest rivals, Musa Wada of the PDP and Natasha Akpoti of SDP, in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi Central. The governor polled 112,764 votes to defeat Ms Akpoti of the SDP and Mr Wada of the PDP who both scored 50 and 139 votes respectively. The result from the local government was signed by the collation officer of the local government, Olanrewaju Samuel, an associate professor. The local government’s results is expected to…

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INEC DECLARES 30 STAFF MISSING IN KOGI, SEE THEIR NAMES

Azeezat Adedigba, Oge Udegbunam and Aishat Babatunde A polling unit during the Kogi Governorship election The electoral commission, INEC, has declared 30 of its staff missing. The ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday’s Kogi State governorship election. They were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA) by the commission. They were declared missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday during the final collation of results in the local government. The missing INEC staff include Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) of polling units in Imane ward 1 and 2 of Olamaboro LGA…

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