APC rejects results of Edo election, alleges foul play

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has rejected the results of the September 19 governorship election, alleging foul play.

In a report by Channels TV, the party called on members to stay calm while APC leaders study the result and decide the next move.

John Mayaki, the chairman of the APC media campaign council who disclosed this a statement issued on Sunday, September 20, citied strong-arm tactics.

Mayaki shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Obaseki winner of the poll said many of the party members were arrested, adding that the figures were fabricated.

Edo election: APC rejects results, alleges foul play
APC rejects results of Saturday’s governorship election.

The APC media campaign council chairman further alleged that the governorship election results were tampered with in order to add to the numbers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mayaki said leaders of the party were studying the result and would announce as soon as possible their decision and next course of action.

He said: “Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had an advantage. They rejected our results and jerked up theirs.”

After collating and sorting of the election results, the electoral umpire declared that Obaseki won 13 local governments out of the 18 local government areas of the state.

The election was keenly contested between the candidate of the APC and Obaseki.

Obaseki polled a total number of 307,955 to defeat his main challenger, Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619. Governor Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the election.

In a related development, the governorship candidate of the APC, Ize-Iyamu has released a statement following his defeat at the just-concluded Edo governorship election.

Ize-Iyamu lost to the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki.

n his official reaction after INEC’s declaration, Ize-Iyamu thanked and appreciated his supporters for their support and determination during the election just as he claimed that they “had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting”.

The APC governorship candidate said he is currently studying the results of the election and will soon announce his next move.

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O.O.U. to Students: Don’t Resume Until You Hear Announcement

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye, (OOU) yesterday advised students to await announcement on resumption before returning to school.

OOU Deputy Registrar (Corporate Affairs) Niyi Oduwole in a statement said the university was aware of the recent directive by the Ogun State Government for tertiary institutions to resume from September 21, but added that the management was taking necessary actions and protocols to ensure safe reopening.

“This is to inform the public that the management of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye has called on its students and visitors to the institution to await formal announcement on the exact date for resumption of academic activities in the university,” Oduwole said.

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According to him, the Registrar, Mr. Femi Ogunwomoju, advised stakeholders, especially parents, guardians and students to be on the lookout for the formal announcement on resumption by the university.

He urged the students to await formal announcement on the exact date for resumption before returning to campus.

The registrar said necessary actions and protocols are being taken to ensure safe reopening of the university.

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Between Orji Kalu, APC Chairman, Others Emerge (Photos)

Members of the South-East caucus of the All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly and the Interim National Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni, met on Monday.

The details of their meeting which was held in the residence of the Yobe Governor in Abuja has emerged.

The caucus which was led by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, paid a solidarity visit to Buni on Monday.

The team consists of Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Nkeiru Onyejeohca, Spokesman of the House, Benjamin Kalu, Senator Chinedu Ogah and Senator Princess Miriam Onuoha.

Senator Kalu while speaking on behalf of the caucus noted that the caucus came to show their support and pass a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Buni-led committee.

The former Governor also lauded the leadership qualities of the committee and called on him to promote transparency in the party’s activities.

He said: “We need more openness in the party inorder to promote transparency within the party because once the party has transparency in operating in all their activities, things would be easier.”

“It is easier to win an election with popular candidates. It is difficult to win elections when people are imposed. We should avoid the imposition of candidates. You are a very experienced party administrator and governor of the state and you are also very experienced in handling party matters. The caucus of the South East APC want to congratulate you, to enjoin other party members and to reassure you that we are going to work with you.”

The former governor of Abia State reassured South East APC’s commitment to improving its performance in subsequent elections in the zone.

“I want to specially congratulate and to tell you that we are solidly behind you and we shall support you in your quest to do everything transparently. It is important to have transparency in our party congresses. This will make the party have a big footing in the area. We assure you that we, from the SouthEast, shall do better in the next election than we did in past election. We believe that with your honest leadership, the party will go to further heights. How I wish you are not the governor of a state. We shall not be looking for another national chairman because we have trust in you and I know you very well and even your capabilities.”

Governor Buni while speaking appreciated Senator Kalu for the visit and restated the committee’s willingness to work with the South East caucus.

He extolled Kalu’s efforts and contributions to the party’s growth and urged him to continue his good work for the party.

Buni also called on women to take up the responsibility of contesting in elections rather than waiting to be given such position.

Other lawmakers who spoke were Chinedu Ogah of Ezza South and Princess Miriam Onuoha of Okigwe senatorial zone.

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Shehu Sani Reacts As US Impose Visa Ban On Nigerian Politicians

The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has reacted as the United States, imposed visa sanction on some Nigerian politicians.

Sani in his reaction noted that the visa restriction would help Nigeria ensure credible and transparent elections.

Naija News had earlier reported that US on Monday imposed a visa ban on some politicians involved in rigging the last Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.

The spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, disclosed this in a statement.

However, the former lawmaker stressed that Nigeria’s failure to implement genuine electoral reforms led to foreign sanction.

In a tweet, Sani wrote: “The US visa restrictions imposed on election riggers will help in the nation’s quest for transparent and credible elections by tackling impunity.”

“Failure to implement genuine electoral reforms led us to foreign remedy.”

Why Laycon Will Win BBNaija – Kiddwaya

Kiddwaya has backed Laycon will win the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) lockdown reality television show.

Kiddwaya was evicted last Sunday from the reality show.

Speaking in an interview, he said: “I want Laycon to win and I think he will win, in the start I thought Neo would when I was in the House.”

On why he thought Laycon would win, he said: “When I actually heard his music for the first time, when they played it by then I was on my own vibe I didn’t really listen to it, I just saw people jumping around him doing this and I didnt know it was him so I think I told the DJ to turn it up and told everybody to calm down so I can hear it.

“When I first heard the song I realized that I see a lot of potentials in this boy and I felt like music really uplifts people, it really makes them feel high when they feel low it gets them out of tough times especially in this country and I know that with him winning I felt like he would do more with that win in terms of other people and I felt that with him winning he would do more with that win in terms of people so I felt like he would be able to really touch some peoples life no matter how low or high up.”

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