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Fayemi Regrets Adeyeye’s Ouster From Senate

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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, said the Court of Appeal judgment that nullified Dayo Adeyeye’s election, as senator representing Ekiti South, is painful and shocking.

Consequently, the governor urged Adeyeye to remain calm, stressing that the judgment, though unexpected, was not the end of his (Adeyeye’s) political career or his public service.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti, described Adeyeye as a dogged fighter and politician of repute who was loved by his people.

Fayemi said he was convinced that Adeyeye, who was the Senate spokesman before his ouster, would bounce back and play more significant roles.

While congratulating the former Senate minority leader, Abiodun Olujimi, Fayemi urged her to be magnanimous in victory and ensure the interest of Ekiti people was paramount in her agenda at the Senate.

Meanwhile, Olujimi has said her victory was a product of God’s grace. In a statement in Ado Ekiti, she said it was God and courage of the judiciary that returned her as representative of Ekiti South Senatorial District.

“I have been speechless since yesterday morning when the Appeal Court, Ado Ekiti, sitting in Kaduna upheld the decision of the lower tribunal to the effect that,I be returned as senator elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party in the last senatorial election,” she said.

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Kogi Decides: Yahaya Bello ‘God-sent’ – Edward Onoja

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Edward Onoja, Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has said that Yahaya Bello is ‘God-sent.’

Onoja said this on Saturday after voting at unit 13, ward 3, Omonyoku-Odidoko, Ogugu-Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi.

The Deputy Governorship candidate said voters were eager to return Bello to office.

According to him, Kogi residents will return Bello as their Governor because they want him to consolidate on his achievements.

”You can see the enthusiasm of the voters who want to usher in a government that will continue to consolidate on its gains in service delivery.

”God brought a divine leader who in spite of coming from another senatorial district saw the need to meet the infrastructural gap in the Eastern district that has always produced the governor of the state.

”Because of this, our people who are people of gratitude appreciate that gesture and then made up their mind to repay good for good.

”I think today at the end of the day, we will all be happy,” Onoja said.

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Oyetola Receives 250 PDP, SDP Defectors To APC

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About 250 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP), on Friday, defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Iragbiji community of Boripe local government area of Osun State.

The defectors who were led by Alhaji Folorunso Akinola of the Peoples Democratic Party and Mr Oni-Osun Adewale of the Social Democratic Party respectively were received by both Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the state chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun, and other members of the party’s state executives.

Addressing the crowd in front of the Aragbiji’s palace, Akinola said their decision to leave their former parties for APC was informed by the pro-masses policies and programmes of the government in the state.

He said he and other members of the opposition in Boripe local government had seen the need to join hands with the administration of Oyetola to move the Osun forward.

Akinola stated, “it is now for Iragbiji and the entire local government and state to go back to the good old days because the All Progressives Congress is the vehicle of development that God has given to us to advance our state.”

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Kogi Decides: Soldiers Allowing APC Agents To Rig, Chased people Away – Natasha Akpoti Alleges

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The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has accused soldiers of electoral malpractice.

Akpoti alleged that soldiers chased electorates away at the Kuroko 2 polling unit in Adavi Local Government Area of the state while allowing agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig freely.

She raised the alarm in a tweet, on Saturday.

Akpoti tweeted: “Happening now!!! Soldiers just arrived Kuroko 2, Adavi LGA chasing people away while allowing APC agents to rig freely.”

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