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Offa Re-Run: APC Passes Vote Of No Confidence On Kwara Electoral Commission

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APC-LogoThe All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State on Saturday expressed doubt over the ability of the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) to conduct free and fair Local Government elections.

This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Omu-Aran in the Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

The statement signed by the Spokesman of the APC in Kwara South Senatorial District, Shuaib Olanrewaju, said the commission’s alleged fraudulent act, regarding the Offa rerun election was a good pointer.

It described the announcement of the PDP candidate, Abdulwaheed Olanipekun, as the winner of the rerun election by KWASIEC as an “electoral fraud”.

“We members of APC in Kwara South, in line with all others reject the result of Offa Local Government rerun election, announced by the Chairman of KWSEIC, Mr. Uthman Ajidagba.

“We hereby call on all security agencies to order the returning officer for the election to officially announce the authentic result as collated and signed by all the 12 wards polling agents and security officers.

“We also expressed our strong lack of confidence in the KWASIEC, led by Ajidagba and that he cannot conduct any free and fair election in the state.”

The statement also called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and the Nigeria Guild of Editors to investigate the role played by Radio Kwara in announcing the result of the election, held on September 31.

The statement commended the people of Offa Local Government Area for their steadfastness.

Mr. Olanipekun was said to have polled 35, 937 as against 20,161 polled by Saheed Popoola of the APC to emerge winner as announced by KWASIEC.

The announcement had attracted condemnation and protests in both Ilorin and Offa by members of APC.

The executive of the council had since resumed work after being sworn-in by Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara at the Government House, Ilorin.

The KWASIEC Spokesman, Nurudeen Dauda, in his reaction said that the commission had all it takes to conduct a free, fair and acceptable election.

“My only advice is for any aggrieved party or person to seek legitimate means of fighting their cases and not through violence means,” he said.

(NAN)

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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