New Speaker Emerge As Edo House Of Assembly Members Impeach Speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Francis Okiye, has been removed from office. He was impeached by nine out of the 10 lawmakers on Monday. The new speaker, Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West constituency, was elected. Although Edo Assembly has 24 members, only 10 were controversially inaugurated by the governor last year. The inaugurated members include seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers and three All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators. The impeached speaker presided over his own impeachment. The latest development came just about a month to the swearing-in of…

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BREAKING NEWS: Obaseki Wins Edo Polls

God win!” The people of Edo Isaac Daniels The incumbent Governor of Edo State returns re-elected. Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won as he defeated, the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, Pastor Osegie Ize-Iyamu, in the State governorship, held on Saturday 20 September 2020 in Edo State. The results as announced by INEC, saw Obaseki winning in in all the LGAs, with 307,857 votes, while his closest contender, Ize-Iyamu got 223,622 votes. The results were announced today from INEC office, in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

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Tinubu Begs Edo People To Reject Obaseki

-Adewale Adetoyese Obaseki doesn’t deserve your votes, reject him” Bola Ahmed Tinubu A leader of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Bola Tinubu, has called on Edo State voters to reject Governor Godwin Obaseki who is the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, noting that he does not deserve a single vote in Saturday’s election. TellAfrica gathered that Tinubu said this in a sponsored broadcast on TVC on Tuesday. The former governor of Lagos State said, “He (Obaseki) does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal…

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Edo State Gubernatorial: Adams Oshiomole On Bended Knees, Begging For Votes

The former national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, took his audience by surprise when he knelt down while apologising to traditional rulers in Edo state for endorsing incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki in the Edo 2016 governorship election. Oshiomhole, also a former governor of Edo state, tendered his unreserved apology on Sunday at a meeting of Enigies (traditional rulers) in Benin Kingdom with the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. He criticised the incumbent Governor Obaseki, his estranged predecessor and benefactor, for allegedly abandoning the projects his…

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“I Am Ready to Reclaim Our Home From The Snake That Entered It” Oshiomole Stated As He Prepares For Edo Guber-Election

The former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated his commitment to prevent Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election. “I am back and ready for the job,” Vanguard newspaper quoted Mr Oshiomhole as saying to a large crowd of supporters who met him on his way to Iyamho village from Benin City, the state capital, late Saturday night. Mr. Oshiomhole is among the 49-member committee, led by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for the APC campaign in Edo State. The move is seen by many…

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Gov. Obaseki Emerge PDP Gubernatorial Aspirant In Edo State

H.E Godwin Obaseki, the Executive Governor of Edo State has emerged the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September gubernatorial election in Edo State. The Governor was announced after ratification by party delegates following the withdrawal of his main rival, Kenneth Imasuagbon among others. With this development, Mr Obaseki will face the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu at the main election. We gathered from INEC that seven other parties have concluded their primaries and selected candidates for the governorship election, according…

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Leader Of The House Allegedly Removed For Not Defecting To PDP In Edo State

There was drama in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State which iled to the removal of the leader of the assembly. The leader was allegedly removal as a result of his refusal to defect. The need for defection is linked to the forthcoming gubernatorial election as three councillors of the said local government removed the Leader of the Assembly. Osarobo Ogbegiere was removed for his alleged refusal to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ogbegiere is reluctant to leave the All Progressives Congress, APC. Some members of the…

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Obaseki In Fresh Battle As Court Restrains Him From Participating At PDP Gubernatorial Primaries.

A Federal High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, has stopped the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial primaries. The court held on Monday granted an order restraining PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi and four others from allowing Obaseki or any member of the party who have purchased forms and were not screened within the time frame as stipulated in the timetable to contest the PDP’s primary on Thursday. The suit was filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, another aspirant and lawmaker representing…

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PDP Stalwarts Welcome Obaseki To the Fold, Taunts Suspended APC Former Chairman Oshiomole

H.E. Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria and PDP flagbearer as well as the former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, have commended the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, for joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Obaseki joined the PDP at an elaborate ceremony in Benin on Friday 19 June 2020. This bold step was neccessary after he got disqualified by his former party, APC, for seeking re-election on the account that he submitted questionable certificates, same certificates got his first term election. The Edo State Governor had…

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Obaseki Officially Relinquishes His Membership Of The Ruling Party, APC

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has formally announced his resignation from the All Progressive Congress ( APC). H.E Obaseki ceases to be a member of the ruling party APC henceforth. He made the disclosure this morning at the Presidential Villa . Recall that the Governor was disqualified from participating in the state gubernatorial primaries by the screening committee of the APC. Little wonder why an incumbent Governor would cease to qualify as a contestant in the party, having been previously screened, contested and won an election under…

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