Breaking News : Speaker Dogara’s aide dumps APC party.

Progressives Congress, APC party. Bawa who, in a letter dated July 14, conveyed his resignation to the All Progressives Congress, APC, party chairman in his local government.

He was appointed by Dogara in 2015 as the Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Special‎ Duties and was also a member of the House of Representatives where he represented Kaduna North Local Government Area at the ‎National Assembly. His letter reads thus:

“I write to convey my decision to resign as a member of the All Progressive Congress ( APC) following consultations with my teaming supporter

s. “The decision has become imperative to enable me to pursue other courses of life.

I seize this ‎opportunity to express my appreciation to the executives and members of APC for their support during my stint with the party,” he said.

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Gov Ortom Dump APC

he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him.

Ortom Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jerome Shimbe who replaced Mr Titus Zam, sacked on July 8. According to him, the red card from APC would enable him to join any political party that has an ideology worthy of being adopted by his administration.

The governor stated that the strained relationship between him and the party under which he contested the 2015 governorship election in the state has left him without a party.

The governor partially dissolved his cabinet last week, retaining four out of the 16 commissioners and seven out of 19 Special Advisers. Alhough, he gave no reason for the sacking of the members of the expanded cabinet members, it was reliably gathered that the sudden cabinet reshuffle might not be unconnected with the friction between him and the APC leader in the state, Sen. George Akume.

Gov.-OrtomOrtom also said that the appointment of Shimbe was based on his impeccable character and proven track record of service. He advised the new adviser to strive to justify the confidence reposed in him and open his doors to all indigenes seeking for assistance from him regardless of their political affiliation. Responding, Shimbe thanked the governor for finding him worthy of the appointment while pledging to ensure that the governor succeeds in all his endeavours. (NAN)

Ekiti Gubernatorial Election Was Rigged – Coalition Of CSOs.

coalition of observer groups and civil society organisations that monitored Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State has condemned the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC had announced Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC (APC), as the winner of the election, saying he polled 197,459 votes to beat Professor Olusola Eleka, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 178,121 votes.

However, in a statement obtained by SaharaReporters Screen-Shot-2018-07-14-at-10.19.04-e1531560009356 the coalition said the result announced by INEC does not reflect their own findings during the election.

Haruna Farouk and Adachi Okoro, heads of the monitoring coalition, said it was regrettable that INEC and security agencies could be used to short-change the people of the state.

It vowed to open up on its findings by Wednesday July 18, 2018 with comprehensive details of rigging and malpractice at the poll.

The coalition also added it had in its possession evidence of massive rigging by a particular political party

“We have evidence of election malpractices where a particular party in connivance with security personnel went about inducing the electorate with cash and coercing them to snap the ballot papers in order to receive cash gifts from the agents of the party in question.

“The level of intimidation that occurred during the elections on Saturday was disheartening and shouldn’t be allowed to stand in modern-day Nigeria.

“We witnessed a situation where loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and its agents were harassed and intimidated so as to make it difficult for them to participate in the elections.

“Other incidents that we recorded will be made open in our findings, which will definitely shock Nigerians and expose the conspiracy of INEC, security agents and the APC to deprive the people of Ekiti from expressing their constitutional rights.”

The coalition further called on all the international community to condemn the “political terrorism” that took place against the people of Ekiti State on Saturday.

It stressed that the voice of the international community against the actions of the Federal Government, INEC and security agents would help put pressure on the government to do the right thing.

UNITED PROGRESSIVE PARTY (UPP) congratulate the Governor Elect of Ekiti State, His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi

 

16th July, 2018

His Excellency
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, FB_IMG_1531049119091
Governor-Elect
Ekiti State House
Abuja.

Your Excellency,

CONGRATULATIONS

The leadership and members of the United Progress Party (UPP)
congratulate you on your resounding victory in the 14th July 2018
Ekiti State Governorship Election. Your victory is sweet music in the
ears of all lovers of democracy in Nigeria.

The people of Ekiti State have spoken in your favour and entrusted you
with their mandate to oversee their welfare and development in the
next four years, in continuation of your purposeful leadership during
your first tenure in office.

It is common saying that to whom much is given much is expected. There
is no gain saying the fact that the good people of Ekiti State expect
real positive change in their social, political and economic life.

You displayed admirable candor, gallantry and sportsmanship when you
lost in the election for your second term in office. Now that the good
people of Ekiti State have in a very resounding majority votes renewed
your mandate to resume the governance of the State, it is expected
that you will be magnanimous in victory.

We wish you a successful tenure in office.

Sincerely,

CHIEF DR. CHEKWAS OKORIE
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, UPP

BREAKING NEWS : The Killer Of Former Ondo Deputy Gov’s Daughter Handcuffed To Court

SeiduSeidu Adeyemi 2 Sakiru Adeyemi, the young man alleged to have killing Miss Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, has been arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Akure, capital of Ondo State.

Adeyemi was handcuffed to the court on Monday by armed officers from the Ondo State Police Command.

The 25-year-old was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Bob Manuel Victoria at the Oke Eda Magistrate Court in Akure.

Adeyemi was charged to the court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder

Stay tuned for more details……..

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has ‘subtly’ threatened to go after Ayodele Fayose, outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, over an alleged N1.3billion fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has ‘subtly’ threatened to go after Ayodele Fayose, outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, over an alleged N1.3billion fraud in the Integrated Poultry Project.

The commission, through its official Twitter handle, said the case file had now been dusted off the shelf now that the soon-to-become ex-governor would no longer be cover by immunity.

The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological Concepts Limited N1.3bn fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon,” EFCC tweeted.

Back in 2005, the anti-graft agency had filed a case against Fayose, alleging that he was involved in the diversion of N1.3bn poultry project.

EFCC alleged that Fayose used a company, Biological Concepts Limited, owned by one Gbenga James believed to be Fayose’s friend, to defraud Ekiti State of N1.3bn.

The alleged sum was purportedly used to build houses and cars.

The case was first filed at the Federal High Court in Lagos but it was later transferred to Ado-Ekiti sometime in 2015.

Justice Adamu Hobon presided over the matter in Ado-Ekiti court while it was live.

In one of the hearings, a witness of the EFCC, Abubakar Madaki, chronicled how Fayose diverted N860million from the alleged sum during his first term as Governor

Fayose supposedly diverted the money through his wife, Feyisetan Fayose, and his then Deputy Governor, Biodun Olujimi, who is now a senator in the current National Assembly.

According to one of the documents tendered by EFCC before justice Hobson, Olujimi also collected $50,000 from the Federal Ministry of Works.

FLASHBACK: In 2014, Fayose Vowed: ‘My Deputy And I Will Pack Our Load Out Of Govt House Together’

It is still a surprise that the now lame duck Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, somehow changed his mind about having Kolapo Olushola, his deputy, succeed him; back in 2014, he said he would leave the Government House with his deputy.

Shortly after he was declared winner of the June 2014 election wherein he scuttled Kayode Fayemi’s second term bid, he announced that his deputy, Kolapo Olushola Eleka would not succeed him in 2019.

“I have taken one and I will take another one in October,” he said. “After that, I will find my way to my house. Again, I have chosen a Deputy Governor and I have told him from the beginning that the two of us will pack our load and leave the Government House because I don’t want a deputy that will start playing politics behind me when we are in government and will be distracting me. I don’t want that again.

“So, he is practically here for me to look after certain things and ensure that we succeed. When I am going, I will hold his hand and say bye to Ekiti people.”
However, Fayose made a U-turn in 2017 and endorsed his deputy as flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justifying this sudden about-face, he said: “Man proposes, God disposes. Sometimes, you wish some [people] as girlfriend, but they become your wife, as perfection, judgment and finality are exclusively of God. The young man is outstanding in character.

“Above all, constitutionally, my deputy is at liberty to run [for election] and I am at liberty to support anyone of my choice. Above all, other aspirants have nothing to fear if they have capacity to defeat him as the primary election is ahead.”

A number of PDP stalwarts vocally condemned the Fayose for unilaterally appointing Olushola and the party’s candidate.

At the heat of the crisis, Senator Biodun Olujimi, the Senate Minority Whip, described Fayose’s proposition as wishful thinking.

“It is the business of the party at the national level to conduct a primary.” Olujimi argued at the time.

“What happened is just wishful thinking. The party had already said that there would be a free and fair primary and that is where I stand.

“The five of us that are aspirants have come together to say that there must be free and fair primaries. If the primary is fair; only the best will win, not the one that has been anointed.”

Although Olujimi later stepped down, Olushola clinched the party ticket by defeating Dayo Adeyeye with 1,191 of the delegates’ votes.

Sadly, this came to nought on Saturday July 14, as Olusola was defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi.

Indeed, this appears to firm a Yoruba maxim that suggests God only listens to the first prayer of a man. Fayose’s actions culminated into fulfilling his first promise. Truly, he held Olushola’s hands to “say bye to Ekiti people”

Culled from SaharaReporters Fayose-Eleka

BREAKING NEWS : PDP Rejects Ekiti Election Result, Says APC Relied On Guns And Billions

Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.

Declaring Fayemi winner, on behalf of INEC, Professor Idowu Olayinka, the Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, had said he polled 197,459 votes to beat Professor Olusola Eleka, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 178,121 votes.

However, reacting at a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, said the election was rigged in Fayemi’s favour.

“APC won a presidential election in 2015 on the goodwill of Nigerians. Three years after, it depends on guns, billions of naira, snatching of ballot boxes, altering of figures and other acts of electoral corruption to win a state,” he said.