The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed political parties wishing to adopt the Direct Primary mode to elect their candidates for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections to submit their membership register to the Commission.
The Commission noted this will allow for effective monitoring of the party primaries. Continue reading “DIRECT PRIMARIES: INEC DEMANDS MEMBERSHIP REGISTER FROM PARTIES”
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.
‘Essien Udim ends disgraceful national Comedy with uncommon defeat’ being the Statement of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State on the concluded Court Ordered Rerun in Essien Udim Local Government Area.
With the declared results by INEC of the Court ordered rerun elections in Essien Udim Local Government Area for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats, the people of Essien Udim have brought a glorious end to an inglorious, disdainful and disgraceful comedy session staged under the leadership of the National Comedian himself and actively supported by the pioneer and only speaker of the House of Comedy. Continue reading “Press release by Akwa Ibom PDP on the defeat of Akpabio, Ntuen and Akpan”
The APC candidate for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom North West, Chief Godswill Akpabio was yesterday defeated in a court ordered Essien Udim rerun election by Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Other candidates Rt. Hon. Nse Ntuen who contested for the House of Assembly was defeated by Barr Esse Umoh of the PDP and Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Akpan was defeated by Rt. Hon. Nsikak Ekong of the Peoples Democratic Party. Below are details of the election result as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
APC – 6,903
PDP – 20, 235
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
PDP -18, 999
The winners will soon receive certificates of return from the resident electoral commissioner, Mr Mike Igini.
It is no longer news that in line with last week’s decision of the Supreme Court, Senator Hope Uzodinma is now the Imo State governor.
Having decided that the exclusion of certain votes in his favour during the collation of votes at the last governorship election in the state was illegal, the Apex Court went ahead to add the said votes which saw to the victory of the new governor. Continue reading “Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor”