Fayose Blames INEC For PDP’s Loss In Ondo Election

INEC Rigged Ondo Election In Advance For APC - Fayose
Mr Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election won by Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He believes the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election before it was conducted.

He said; “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), because in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding victory to him in the election left much to be desired”.

The Governor, who reacted in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said INEC gave the APC victory in the election “by deliberately replacing the name of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate, thereby creating legal logjam that lasted till three days to the election”.

He said that the PDP went to the election with its hands tied to the back because of the uncharitable actions of INEC, “which has no doubt become an arm of the APC”.

He maintained that apart from the APC, political parties in Nigeria are now contesting elections against INEC.

“The whole process was a deliberate sabotage by INEC, which has totally bastardised the electoral process.

“Obviously, all these shenanigans are geared towards turning Nigeria to a one part state by weakening all opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections but I can assure Nigerians that this will not last because the people will always be defeat tyranny,” he said.

Dogara Congratulates Akeredolu on Ondo Gov’ship Election Win

Dogara Congratulates Akeredolu on Ondo Gov’ship Election WinIn a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara maintained that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election is a proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.

“I would like to congratulate my learned colleague on his victory at the poll, and also commend our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a thorough and successful campaign”, the statement read.

The Speaker urged all stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo delivers on the mandate given by the people in line with the party’s manifesto.

“As a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us.  We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.”

While commending the people of Ondo state for keeping the election process peaceful and coming out to perform their civic duty, Dogara also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and security agencies for ensuring a hitch-free exercise.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, declared the APC candidate, winner of the 2016 Ondo state governorship election.

Akeredolu  polled 244, 842 votes to beat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 150, 380 votes. Mr Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) follows with 126, 889 votes.

Amosun Congratulates Akeredolu On Victory In Ondo Governorship Election

Amosun, Akeredolu, Ondo Governorship ElectionThe Ogun State Governor, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, has congratulated Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his emergence as the governor-elect in Ondo State.

Mr Akeredolu, who was the APC candidate in the November 26 Ondo State governorship polls, emerged winner after scoring the highest number of votes cast in the keenly contested election.

While congratulating the Ondo State governor-elect, Governor Amosun in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Adejuwon Soyinka, also praised the people of Ondo State for choosing Akeredolu and the APC.

He added that Ondo people have made one choice that would bring unprecedented progress, infrastructural development as well as social and economic growth to the Sunshine State.

He described Akeredolu’s victory as one that portends a good omen for the collective development and progress of the southwest geopolitical zone, under the progressive sociopolitical and economic ideals of the APC.

The Ogun State Governor urged the Ondo governor-elect to see his emergence as an opportunity to unite the entire people of the state, regardless of political affiliation or tendencies.

Amosun Names Adejuwon Soyinka As Media Aide

Amosun-soyinkaThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has approved the appointment of Mr. Adejuwon Soyinka as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Media.

Mr. Adejuwon, a multiple award winning journalist, was until his latest appointment, the Deputy General Editor and member of the Editorial Board of the TELL Magazine, Lagos.

The new SSA Media whose experience spans over 16 years in the media industry, holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in History and International Relations and Diploma in Law from the Lagos State University, in 2005 and 2000 respectively.

Mr. Soyinka is said to have bagged also, an Ordinary National Diploma in Journalism and Certificate in Basic News Writing and Reporting from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism in 1999.

He has won several awards including Nigerian Media Merit Awards as Foreign News Reporter in 2013, Human Rights Reporter in 2012, Print Journalist and Human Rights Reporter of the Year 2011.

Other awards in his kitty are the Wole Soyinka Prize for Investigative Reporting (Climate Change Reporting Category) in 2010 and the Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) Capital Market Reporting Award in 2009, among others.

The 38-year-old indigene of Ogun State is a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE).