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Ekiti: 255, 296 Registered Voters Will Not Exercise Franchise – INEC

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Voting in progressThe Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Halilu Paul, has said that at no fewer than 255, 296 registered people would not be allowed to cast their vote in today’s (Saturday) governorship election in the state because they do not have their permanent voters’ cards.

Paul also stated that at least 1,900 local and foreign observers will monitor the governorship election, which is already underway

The INEC boss, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Friday, promised that with the large number of security operatives in the state and the trained ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the election would run smoothly.

He said, “We have accredited local and foreign observers that will add value to the process as we have nothing to hide. We want people to observe what we are doing and then advise us better.

“We have been able give out 476,870 permanent voter’s cards out of the 732,166 in the voter’s register and that represents 64.98 per cent and comfortably we can say nearly 65 per cent has collected permanent voter’s cards. Let me reiterate that no voter will be accredited if he or she does not have their permanent voter’s card. So that is the maximum number of voters we are expecting”.

Mr. Paul added that the result of the elections would be announced in Ekiti and not Abuja and urged the media not to speculate on the result of the election until it has been endorsed by INEC.

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  2. frank

    June 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    RIGGING HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE SINCE U DENIED OVER 200,000 VOTERS THEIR PERMANENT VOTERS CARD. IMAGINE INEC SAY “WE HAVE GIVEN OVER 400,000 OUT OF OVER 700,000 THATS D MUCH WE AR ABLE TO” ELECTION DAT HAS BEEN FIXED OVER 2YRS AGO. SHAME ON INEC. IF U CANT GIVE OUT VOTERS CARD TO LESS THAN 1 MILION VOTERS IN JUST ONE STATE WHAT HAPENS TO OVER 50 MILION VOTERS IN D WHOLE NIGERIA IN 2015? THEIRS A MOTIVE BEHIND IT.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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