Election News Trend June 2014

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Daily Times Online Monday, 30th June 2014 Osun State Alleges Non Remittance Of Worker’s Salary By FG; Finds Alternative To Pay Workers Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has alleged plans by the Federal Government to withhold the statutory monthly federal allocation to the State and other States under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking at a public participatory programme tagged Gbagede Oro at Ijebu-jesa in Oriade local council, Aregbesola alleged that the plot by the government at the centre was to cripple the States controlled by opposition party financially, thereby creating problem for them to run the system efficiently. The Governor said the alleged plan to make the workers revolt against his government would fail, saying that an alternative way had been adopted to ensure that workers receive their salaries regularly.
He urged other APC-controlled states to brace up toward the challenge as the 2015 general elections approach.
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Tribune News Online Monday, 30th June 2014 Osun 2014: Police Performance In Osun, Indicator For 2015 Elections Says AIG The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone XI of the Nigeria Police, Mr David Omojola, has said the expected effective performance of policemen under Osun State command in ensuring  a successful conduct of August 9 poll in the state would serve as possible indicators for anticipated success for 2015 general election. He made this known in Osogbo at a seminar organised by his zone for senior officers on the election violence, its avoidance and management ahead of the poll. Omojola maintained that officers in the zone, comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo states, should be conscious of the fact that  Nigerians considered the performance of police in the conduct of Osun State governorship poll as a “predictive basis of what may happen during 2015 general election”. Nigeria 2015; Osun 2014; Assistant Inspector General of Police http://www.tribune.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday, 30th June 2014 Ex-Militants To Jonathan: Contest 2015 Elections Or Don’t Return Home Hundreds of former Niger Delta militants mostly of Ijaw extraction have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election or risk being banished forever from Ijaw land.
The ex-militants, who gave the warning under the aegis of Ex-militant Phase 3 Leaders of Federal Government Amnesty Programme, said they were angered following what they described as “provocative and unwarranted comments” by politicians to intimidate their kinsman and hinder him from contesting the 2015 presidential election.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday, 30th June 2014 Benue 2015: Senator Gemade  Denies Trying To Kill Governor Suswam The senator representing Benue North-East senatorial district, Senator Barnabas Gemade yesterday dispelled the widely peddled allegations in the State that he had attempted to assassinate the State Governor Gabriel Suswam, describing it as a calculated ploy by some mischievous politicians to stain his image. Gemade, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made this statement yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, insisting that he had never in his political carrier attempted to assassinate any rivals or their character. Benue 2015; Senator Gemade; Assasination http://www.nigerian
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Vanguard Newspaper Monday, 30th June 2014 "Nigerians Must defend And Protect Democracy"- Professor Alkali Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali has stressed the need for Nigerians to defend and protect the nation’s democracy if it must be sustained and guaranteed.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja at the weekend, Prof. Alkali, warned that ahead of 2015 general elections, all Nigerians must rise against those he described as desperate politicians working hard to bring down democratic governance and structure in the country, adding that President Jonathan has transformed the electoral process to a level where every vote counts and Nigerians must build on these gains.
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Vanguard Newspaper Monday, 30th June 2014 2015: Useni, Gana, Wabara, Mantu, Ita-Giwa, Others Woo Delegates To Join NUF Ahead of 2015 Presidential election, strong indications emerged over the weekend that there are moves to strengthen the political structure of President Goodluck Jonathan as he plans to declare for his re-election bid through a group called National Unity Forum. At the weekend, the arrowheads of the Forum, former Minister of the FCT, Gen. Jerry Useni, ex- Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, former Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters Senator Florence Ita- Giwa among others, gathered delegates to the on-going National Conference for an interactive dinner at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Nigeria 2014; National Unity Forum; President Jonathan; National Conference 7
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 30th June 2014 Osun 2014: Voters Urged To Pick Credible Governor Ahead of the August 9th governorship election, the electorate have been urged to choose the next Governor of the State based on proven record of performance and credibility. A member representing Orolu State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Kamil Oyedele, stated this at the inaugural re- election campaign rally organized for Governor Rauf Aregbesola in Orolu local council of the State. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) 82
The Nation Newspaper Monday, 30th June 2014 Edo State: Police Warn Political Thugs The Police in Edo State have raised the alarm on plans by some individuals to carry out mayhem because of the House of Assembly crisis.Police spokesman, Noble Uwoh warned politicians, thugs and miscreants against loitering around the Assembly premises or its environs. Edo 2015; Edo State Police; Violence 11
Osun Defender News Online Sunday, 29th June 2014 Osun 2014: Stop Mocking And Blackmailing Us, Osun Civil Servants Tell Omisore Osun state Civil Servants warned Sen. Iyiola Omisore to stop blackmailing them in his futile efforts to govern the State. The gathering of civil servants that were engaged on Friday expressed dissatisfaction with the way PDP has been mocking their names. One of the civil servants lambasted Omisore, the man who gave a straight face said, “Yes! We are aware the way Senator Omisore has been boasting around that he will win this election based on the union members supports. I think he should wake up on time and get his things done by himself because we are not involved.”
Confirming the speculation of bribery allegations against some corrupted and weak souls that doesn’t have minds of their own within the union, the man said, “Few of us sold themselves to PDP for ranges of price and promises of appointments and juicy department.”
Osun 2014; Civil Servants; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.osun
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All Africa News Online Sunday, 29th June 2014 Muslims In Nigeria To Channel Prayers Towards Peaceful Polls In 2015 The annual Muslim fast of 29 or 30 days which is one of the five pillars of Islam commenced on June 28. A cross section of Muslims said in Ikole-Ekiti that the holy month of fasting for Muslims was a month for total supplication and submission to the will of Allah.According to Alhaji Moshood Adefila, a resident, this year’s Ramadan is the last one to be observed before the 2015 general elections in the country and it is very important to pray for a violence-free poll. Nigeria 2015; Muslims; Ramadan http://allafrica.com
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Daily Post Online Saturday, 28th June 2014 2015 Elections: Fayose Urges INEC, Security Agencies To Firm Up The governor-elect of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose, has called on INEC and security agencies to brace up ahead of the 2015 general elections to check the behaviour of politicians..
Fayose made the call on Thursday in Abuja at a forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that politicians are predisposed to playing’ rough’.
“Politicians are not good. It is the referee that controls the game. When you get to the field every potential politician wants to play rough, it is the referee that checks the excesses of all of us.
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Punch News Online Saturday, 28th June 2014 "2015 Presidential Primary Not A Religious Affair"- Oyegun Ahead of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun, on Sunday dismissed allegations that there were plans by the party’s leadership to adopt a presidential flag bearer on the basis of religion. Oyegun, who disclosed this in an interview with The Punch in Benin, asserted that the APC had no intention whatsoever to zone the presidential ticket to any particular religion, since the party had guiding principles which facilitated the emergence of a democratically elected presidential candidate. He said that party’s primaries allowed every registered member of the party to elect a candidate by individual choice, rather than denominational sentiments. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng
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All Africa News Online Friday, 27th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: Aspirants Begin Poster War In Bauchi The race for the various elective positions in 2015 in Bauchi State is getting keener by the day. Now there is a poster war of sorts among the numerous aspirants. For the governorship election, prominent politicians whose posters are pasted in various locations are the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed (PDP); Former House of Representatives member, Ibrahim Makama Misau (PDP); Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP); Engineer Sadiq Mahmud (APC); Engineer Nuhu Gidado (APC); and Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa. Other aspirants whose posters are adding hues and shades to the political horizon include are Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda (PDP); Barrister Lawal Husseini (APC); Mallam Ali Wakili (APC); Senator Adamu Ibrahim Gumba, who are angling for the senatorial seats. Bauchi 2015; Campaign Posters http://allafrica.
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Vanguard Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Ekiti: PDP, APC Break Truce As Parties Resort To War The bickering over the Ekiti election, which also surfaced in the Senate chambers where the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators exhanged hot words over the conduct of the elections. At the end of the meeting of its newly constituted National Working Committee, NWC, APC condemned the process of the Ekiti election as badly skewed in favour of the PDP just as the PDP also fingered the APC of planning mayhem. The timely intervention of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu stopped the Senators from exchanging blows as tempers rose. Also Ekiti State governor- elect Fayose, also alleges severed communication ties by the incumbent governor, Fayemi of the APC. Fayose said although he would run an inclusive government, he would only work with those who are willing to work with him. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Senate 10
Vanguard Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Alleged Defamation: Tinubu To Face Senate Disciplinary Committee The Senate yesterday frowned on alleged defamation of its leadership by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central Senatorial District, and directed its committee on Ethics and Priviledges to investigate the allegation and report back within two weeks. Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, SAN had in a Point of Order informed the red chamber that Senator Tinubu had in an interview with journalists recently, alleged that there were rots in the leadership of the Senate and that if the rots continued, she would not like to come back to the Senate. Nigeria 2015; Senate; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC) 15
The Guardian Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Osun 2014: Gov’s Aides Urge Party Members To Intensify Campaign Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s supporters and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have been charged not to be discouraged by the result of the governorship election in Ekiti State, but rather forge ahead in sensitizing the people and canvass for votes. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) 64
The Guardian Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Aregbesola, Babatope Differ On APC’s Chances In Osun Election Former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said that Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola should be ready to experience the same loss suffered by his Ekiti State counterpart in last Saturday’s governorship election. In a swift reaction, Governor Aregbesola, speaking through his media aide, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, noted that the opposition in Osun cannot stop Aregbesola from winning a second term in office in view of his popularity and excellent performance. Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC) 64
This Day Newpaper Friday, 27th June 2014 In a Reversal, APC To Challenge Ekiti Election Result In Court Still hurting from the defeat it suffered at the Ekiti governorship poll, the All Progressives Congress (APC) at its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting in Abuja yesterday, resolved to go to court to challenge the outcome of the election which it said was marred by several constitutional breaches through harrassment and intimidation of citizens by security forces.The latest resolve runs counter to the party’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi who conceeded defeat and congratulated the incoming governor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Fayose. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Election Petition 1
This Day Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Court Upholds Defection of 22 Kwara Lawmakers From PDP To APC As Legal and Constitutional Contrary to the argument in the political class that an elected official cannot retain his or her seat after defecting from the party under which he or she was elected when there is a crisis, the Federal High court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday declared that the defection of 22 state lawmakers elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was legal and constitutional. Kwara 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Federal High Court; Defection 1
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Fayose Collect Certificate of Return From INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to the winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State Mr Ayodele Fayose. Speaking after receiving his certificate, Fayose warned Governor Fayemi against creating more local governments or employing people at the twilight of his tenure. He was reacting to the 18 Local Council Development Areas announced by the governor yesterday. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); INEC 6
The Nation Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 Don’t Be Discouraged, Senator Remi Tinubu Tells APC Supporters Lagos Central District Senator Remi Tinubu has told All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters not to be discouraged by Ekiti State governorship election. APC, she said, would win the presidential election next year saying the change in leadership would come in the general elections next year. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 8
The Nation Newspaper Friday, 27th June 2014 APC Studying Election, Says Akande The All Progressives Congress (APC) is studying last Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election, its former National Interim Committee Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, has said. Akande noted that APC candidate, Dr. Olukayode Fayemi’s acceptance speech was a conditional statement. He said Fayemi never ruled out the possibility of investigating how the election was conducted. Akande said the party will study the election and know whether to take it up at a higher level. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) 9
ThisDay Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 Fashola: Ekiti Governorship Election Result Frightens Me Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), last night took another angle from the popular approval of the Ekiti State guber poll, saying the defeat of his colleague, Dr Kayode Fayemi, frightens him. According to him, "I am aware that there were instructions to cause mayhem during the election and Fayemi decided that rather than allow blood be spilled, he behaved statemanly. He saved his people from being slaughtered if they protested." He said the election of Fayose who is currently standing trial for corruption and murder would send a very dangerous message about the country to the international community. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Lagos State Governor 10
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 Court Restrains INEC From Cancelling Taraba PDP Congresses Justice Donatus U. Okorowo of the Federal High Court Jalingo has granted an order of interlucatory injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP National Chairman, and the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) from cancelling the party congresses conducted in taraba State in March 2012. Taraba 2015; Judiciary; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); INEC 17
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 2015: NUJ Cautions Politicians Against Inflammatory Statements Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Nigeria Union Of journalists (NUJ) has cautioned politicians against inflammatory utterances that could imperil the peace and unity of the country. Nigeria 2015; NUJ; Inflammatory Statements 18
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 "APC National Convention Unfair To Female Politicians"- OXFAM An international gender organization, OXFAM has observed that the just concluded national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has further widened the gap in achieving gender balance in Nigeria’s political leadership. A statement by the gender officer for Nigeria, Chioma Ukwuagu, noted that out of the 46 positions on APC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), only 8 are women in ‘women leader’ positions. Nigeria 2015; OXFAM; All Progressives Congress Convention; Gender Equality 19
The Guardian Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 INEC Laments Women’s Low Participation In Electoral Process The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed regrets that in spite of the Commission’s commitment of time and enormous resources to voter and civic education, sensitization, mobilization and the general enlightenment of the public about the electoral process, the huge expenses committed have not yielded the much- desired results citing low female participation as an example. Nigeria 2015; INEC 9
The Guardian Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 Osun Gov’s Aide Denies Claim APC Rents Crowd At Rallies The Chief of Staff (CoS) to Governor Aregbesola of Osun State, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has said that the large crowd attending on going political rallies by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a true reflection of the popularity of the current administration and not rented crowd as purported by the opposition. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) 80
Vanguard Newpaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 "I Will Put Osun Into The NHIS"- Omisore People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has pledged to integrate the State into the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS and flayed the incumbent APC government for rejecting the scheme for political reasons. Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 52
The Nation Newspaper Thursday, 26th June 2014 Osun APC Tells PDP: Prove Your Grassroot Support The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has challenged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to prove that it has grassroot support to show how credible its claims are to unseat Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9th poll. The party added, with the encouragement the PDP got from winning in Ekiti, it could not yet summon the courage to hit the campaign train "running and smoking " as they lack the required support. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP);  8
Leadership News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 US Tasks INEC, Political Parties On Credible Elections In 2015 The United States Department of States in Washington, DC yesterday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and security agencies in Nigeria to ensure credible elections in the country in 2015. Ms. Marie Harf, the Deputy Department Spokesperson, who made this known in a press statement obtained by LEADERSHIP’s correspondent in New York also urged the electoral body as well as politicians in Osun State to ensure a credible, free and fair governorship elections in the state on August 9, 2014. Nigeria 2015; INEC;  Osun State; United States Of America http://leadership.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 Adamawa 2015: Ribadu To Succeed Nyako Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is all set to succeed Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state once the need arises. Ribadu may vie for the Adamawa Governorship seat come 2015 or contest in an earlier election should Nyako’s seat become vacant.  According to Nigerian Tribune, Ribadu has been holding several meetings with members of his extended family to gain their support. He allegedly has the blessings of an unnamed Presidential aide who is working hard to close the APC-PDP divide. Adamawa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Daily Times Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 2015 Elections Will Be Violence Free, Says Uduaghan Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan   has assured Nigerians that   the 2015 general elections would be free, fair and devoid of violence.
Governor Uduaghan who gave this assurance Wednesday in Asaba when he received the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle and his team said that “ the  2015 general elections will be devoid of violence as only popular candidates selected by the grassroots in a free and fair manner will run for the elections.”
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Leadership News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 Osun 2014: Protect Your Voter’s Cards, Monarch Urges Osun The electorate in Osun State have been advised to protect their voter cards which represent their weapon to choose who governs them. Speaking while receiving the Ijesa North Aregbesola re-election campaign team led by Dr Wale Bolorunduro at Ibokun, Obokun local government headquarters, the Alademure of Ibokunland, Oba Festus Awogboro urged the people to ensure that their votes count. The monarch who pledged the support of his subjects for Aregbesola’s re-election bid said his community has benefitted immensely from Aregbesola’s programmes and projects. Osun 2014; Traditional Rulers; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.
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Tribune News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 Osun 2014: PDP Accuses Aregbesola Of Allegedly Creating Nest Of Thugs The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State, on Wednesday, allegedly accused the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the August 9 governorship election, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, of creating a nest of thugs in the state, with a view to instill fear in the electorate. But, the APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, said “APC and our candidate are too busy to be engaging in such pedestrian issue”, affirming that “it was unreasonable for the PDP to be making such accusation”. Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC) http://tribune.com
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Tribune News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 Fallout Of Ekiti Governorship Poll: "Aregbesola Is Dangerous To Democracy In Nigeria"- Fayose The Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO) has described the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, as "one of the dangers to democracy in Nigeria," going by his utterances, especially his call on the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters to attack security agents with charms and amulets during the August 9, 2014 governorship election in the State. The organisation described Aregbesola’s claim that last Saturday’s governorship election, which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose, won convincingly, was fraudulent, as "a function of fear of an impending defeat on August 9."  Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Ekiti 2014 http://www.tribune.
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Leadership News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 We Don’t Recognise PDP National Secretary, INEC Tells Court The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it did not recognise Professor Olawale Oladipo as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). INEC made this known yesterday while urging the court to strike out a suit challenging the recognition of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the national secretary of the PDP. The commission, through its counsel, Vilba Kintai, insisted that the PDP had so far failed to produced any court order compelling it to recognise Oladipo, as advised. People’s Democratic Party (PDP); INEC; Judiciary http://leadership.
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Channels TV News Online Thursday, 26th June 2014 Jega Urges RECs To Brace Up For Future Elections Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega has advised Resident Electoral Commissioners to re-double their efforts in order to improve on the success recorded at the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State. This, according to the professor of Political Science, will serve as part of efforts to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2015. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.channelstv
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Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Defection: Court Adjourns Suit Against 5 Govs Sine-Die Temporary respite came the way of five People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday as the Federal High Court in Abuja held that their former party, the PDP, failed to properly serve them with copies of the suit seeking to declare their seats vacant. Consequently, trial Justice Gabriel Kolawole declined to assume jurisdiction on the matter, even as the suit was, yesterday adjourned sine-die (indefinitely). Nigeria 2015; Federal High Court Abuja; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Defection 5
Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 2015 Election: Shell Rules Out Candidate Sponsorship Shell Companies in Nigeria, SCIN, have ruled out any possibility of sponsoring any candidate in the forthcoming elections in Nigeria.  Nigeria 2015; Shell Corp 9
Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 "Osun Guber Poll’ll Be Better"- Jega As Nigerians continue to shower encomiums on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a hitch free governorship election in Ekiti State, the electoral body has reassured Nigerians that next August’s gubernatorial polls in Osun State would be better. This assurance was given yesterday by INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, while speaking at the Commission’s quarterly meeting with the 26 registered political parties in Abuja. Osun 2014; INEC; Ekiti 2014 14
The Guardian Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Labour Party Candidate Pledges Job Creation The Labour Party candidate in the August 9th Osun State governorship poll, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, at a campaign rally in Oshogbo yesterday promised to create jobs for unemployed youth in the State if elected. Osun 2014; Labour Party (LP);  73
The Guardian Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 APC Woos Monarchs In Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun has sought the support of traditional rulers in the State to enhance the re-election bid of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and ensure steady development of the State. The Chairman, APC governorship campaign committee for Ede North/ South/ Egbedore/ Ejigbo Federal Constituency, Najeem Salem, who led other leaders of the party on the campaign train to the palaces of traditional rulers in Ejigbo local council, noted that the party has respect for monarchs in view of the position they hold in the society and their support during the election is vital for success. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Traditional Rulers 73
The Nation Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Challenging Ekiti Poll Is Exercise In Futility, Says Fayose The Ayo Fayose Campaign Organization (AFCO) has said that anyone thinking about going to the Tribunal to challenge results of the last Saturday’s Governorship election in Ekiti State will be wasting his time and resources, saying, "Challenging the results of an election adjudged by the whole world as the best in the history of electioneering in Nigeria will be an excercise in futility." Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); AFCO 11
Daily Trust Newspaper Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Ministerial Slot Tears Anambra PDP Apart There is confusion in the Anambra chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following attempt by the leadership of the party in the State to nominate former Governor of the State, Mr. Peter Obi as minister to replace Princess Stella Oduah who was recently sacked by President Jonathan. Anambra State; Ministerial Slot; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 17
Tribune News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Osun 2014: "Tinubu, Oyegun, Akande, Aregbesola Are Shameless For Visiting Oyinlola"- PDP Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, said the visit of the national leaders of the All ProgressiveS Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the incumbent chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun; his predecessor, Chief Bisi Akande and Governor Rauf Aregbesola were allegedly shameless for visiting former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola after the loss of Ekiti governorship poll. The party said the visit to the country home of Oyinlola, at Okuku, in Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun showed the level of desperation of the APC to win the August 9, 2014 election. But in a reaction to the PDP’s position, the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of APC in Osun, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, said the “PDP is free now to say whatever it likes whether sensible or senseless.” Osun 2014; People’s Democractic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Inflammatory Statements http://www.tribune.
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Osun Defender News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Osun 2014: "Why You Can Never Win In August"- APC Tells PDP Leaders A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ayo Akande, has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to perish the thought of capturing Osun State like they did in the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State. Following the victory of Ayo Fayose, the PDP had vowed to reclaim Osun State from APC’s grip in August to be followed by the entire South West in the coming elections. In a statement on Monday, Akande, who described the loss of Ekiti to PDP as costly, said, “Osun State will have no setback and PDP should forget capturing it like they have been boasting. Governor Aregbesola has impacted positively on the lives of the state, especially the downtrodden. The people will not be intimidated but will insist on their fundamental rights as enshrined in the constitution.” Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.osun
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Sun News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Aregbesola To PDP: Forget Osun Osun State Governor Rauf Areg- besola yesterday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not expect a repeat of Ekiti State election victory in his state in the August 9 governorship poll. The Governor, who spoke at a campaign rally organized by the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikirun, headquaters of Ifelodun Local Government Area, noted that “the people of Ekiti State had decided to go the way they wanted and we have nothing to do to that.” He said the PDP’s victory in Ekiti would have no effect on the August 9 governorship election in Osun.  Osun 2014; All Progressive Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnews
online.com/new
/?p=69228
Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 2015: Don’t Take Jonathan For Granted, Fayose Warns APC Ekiti State Governor- elect, Ayodele Fayose, has attributed his victory at last Saturday’s governorship election to the insistence of President Goodluck Jonathan on party primary to choose the governorship candidate of the party. Speaking yesterday in Abuja, when he visited the national secretariat of PDP Reloaded, a forum pushing for the nomination of the president for the party’s presidential ticket, Fayose said he would have lost the ticket to the gang-up of other aspirants, who insisted on consensus option. “I owe my victory to Mr. President. If not for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who insisted on party primary, consensus would have defeated me,” he said. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
bulletin.com/threads/
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for-granted-fayose-
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Codewit News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 INEC Meets Political Parties On Primaries’ Guidelines For 2015 Elections As part of the preparations for the 2015 general election, the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday met with the national chairmen and secretaries of the 26 registered political parties in Abuja in its efforts to harmonise  and approve the guidelines for the commencement of the  primary election campaigns by candidates and conduct of election primaries by political parties. According to INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, in his speech at the opening of the second quarterly meeting with political parties, he said the meeting also discussed the approved guidelines for political party registration and deregistration, harmonising the draft guideline for political party campaigns ahead of the 2015 elections and scheduling of party primaries for the 2015 elections. Nigeria 2015; INEC https://www.code
wit.com/nigeria-
news/21077-
nigeria-inec-meets
-political-parties-
on-primaries-
guidelines-for-
2015-elections
Leadership News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Ogbomosho PDP Calls On Alao- Akala To Contest 2015 Guber Poll PDP members in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Tuesday called on a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, to contest the 2015 guber election in the state. They made the call at a zonal meeting of the PDP held at Alao-Akala’s residence in Ogbomoso. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ogbomoso zonal meeting was attended by members from Ogo-Oluwa, Surulere, Oriire as well as Ogbomoso South and North Local Government Councils. Alao-Akala was adopted after deliberation by the stakeholders and a motion moved by Mr Moses Olaniyan from Surulere Local Government. Alao-Akala, who accepted the call, said he would consult the other zones of the party in the state. Oyo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.
ng/news/375783
/ogbomoso-pdp
-calls-alao-akala
-contest-2015-
guber-poll
Punch News Online Wednesday, 25th June 2014 National Conference: Committee Okays Diaspora Voting In 2015 The National Conference Committee on Foreign Policy and Diaspora has said that the 1999 Constitution should be amended to allow Nigerians in the Diaspora to vote during elections in the country. Before now, Nigerians living in foreign countries are not allowed to vote during elections and they have been clamouring for the amendment of the Electoral Act with a view to enabling them to vote. But while presenting the report of the committee to the conference on Tuesday in Abuja, its Chairman, who is also a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, said these set of Nigerians should be allowed to vote. Nigeria 2015; National Conference http://www.punchng
.com/news/national
-conference-
committee-okays-
diaspora-voting-
in-2015/
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 24th June 2014 PDP Stalwart Donates Campaign Office To Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid received a boost at the weekend in Uyo following the donation of a campaign office by Bishop Samuel Akpan, a former deputy chairman on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Jonathan Mandate Group. This is so as to drum up support for the President in his second term bid. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Akwa Ibom State 20
The Guardian Newspaper Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Osun 2015: Parties Trade Blame Over Violent Attacks The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State have returned to the trenches accusing each other of violent attacks against members of the parties. On Saturday, the APC alleged members and supporters of the PDPattacked and wounded some of its members while celebrating the victory of the governor- elect in Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Osun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence 71
All Africa News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Mohammed Abacha May Be Kano PDP Guber Candidate In 2015 Mohammed, the son of the late head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, who was discharged and acquitted by the federal government in the case of stolen funds, may eventually become the joker for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2015 governorship poll against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), LEADERSHIP has reliably gathered. Kano used to be a PDP controlled state until of recent when Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and four other governors under the aegis of the party defected to APC in the wake of the internal squabbles that rocked the party. Kano 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://allafrica.
com/stories/
20140623
0445.html
Punch News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 2015 Polls Won’t Disrupt Polio Eradication Programme- FG The Federal Government said on Monday that its Wild Polio Virus eradication programme would not experience any hitches due to the 2015 general elections.

Dr. Ado Muhammad, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

Nigeria 2015; Polio Eradiction Program http://www.punch
ng.com/news/2015
-polls-wont-disrupt
-polio-eradication-
programme-fg/
Tribune News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Oyo 2015: "Alao-Akala has No Business Contesting"- Olaosebikan Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan is a governorship aspirant in Oyo State under the umbrella of PDP. In this interview, with Angela John he stresses why he is the best candidate the party can present in 2015. For former governor Adebayo Alao Akala, our leader whom I have a lot of respect for, has no business contesting for the governorship position. Though he is yet to formally declare for the race, I think doing that, for him, will be akin to the late Olusola Saraki fighting for governorship post in 1999 with the late Muhammed Lawal and co; akin to Alhaji Balarabe Musa struggling with  Ahmed Makarfi and co in 1999. To me, Alao-Akala has risen beyond that level. The best thing for him is to look beyond the state.  Oyo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.tribune.
com.ng/quicklinkss/
politics/item/8723-
oyo-2015-alao-
akala-has-no-
business-contesting
-olaosebikan
Daily Times Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Governor Dickson Canvasses Support For President Jonathan The People of Bayelsa State, Sunday gave kudos to Nigerians for the support they have given to President Goodluck Jonathan in his administration’s efforts at sustaining peace and stability in the country. This was the highpoint of the five-point communiqué issued at the end of a consultative meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Advisory Forum in Government House, Yenagoa. Addressing the forum which had in attendance, former Acting Governors of the state Chief Werinipre Seibarugu and deputy governor Peremobowei Ebebi, Governor Seriake Dickson noted that, as the 2015 general elections draw closer, it has become imperative for Bayelsans to further strengthen their support base for President Jonathan. Nigeria 2015; Bayelsa State; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.daily
times.com.ng/
article/gov-
dickson-canvasses
-support-president
-jonathan
Leadership News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Governor- Elect, Fayose Meets Fayemi Over Transition Committee Winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, yesterday held a meeting with the defeated All Progressives Congress APC candidate and incumbent governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi over the setting up of a transition committee. The committee was to draw up a report for the smooth transition on October 16, 2014, following the emergence of Fayose, the Peoples Democratic Party flagbearer in the June 21 Governorship election. Ekiti 2014; Ekiti State Governor- Elect; Incumbent Governor http://leadership.
ng/news/375700
/gov-elect-fayose
-meets-fayemi-
transition-committee
Leadership News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 2015: "Toppling Jonathan Will Mark The End Of Nigeria The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has warned that any attempt to topple the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan will mark the end of Nigeria. The umbrella body for the Ijaws gave this warning during their national convention at Ofunama community in Ovia South West local government area of Edo State also bemoaned the gas flaring at Gelegele community and called on the various governments to either relocate the community or relocate the flaring site. It also declared that any attempt to cripple President Jonathan’s administration will mark the end of Nigeria. Nigeria 2015; Ijaw Youth Council; President Goodluck Jonathan http://leadership.
ng/news/375662
/2015-toppling-
jonathan-will-
mark-end-nigeria
-ijaw-youth-council
Osun Defender News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Osun 2014: Reacting to Fayose’s Win In Ekiti, Aregbesola of APC Still Confident To Win Regardless of the electoral victory of Ekiti State governor-elect, Ayo Fayose, at the Saturday governorship poll, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun, Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said he would still win because he is the people’s choice. Reacting to the outcome of the Ekiti poll won by the PDP on Sunday, Aregbesola said:
“The beauty of democracy is that the will of the people prevails.” He reassured of his party’s confidence to win the August 9 2014 election, saying “the support base of my party and government remained unflinching.” He said he has mingled and related with the people at the grassroots and that their love for him is obvious.
Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.osund
efender.org/?
p=173670
Channels TV News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 "Ekiti Election Security Template Will Be Replicated In Osun"- Police IG The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that the template established in the conduct of Ekiti election would be used in Osun and other future elections. He told reporters in Abuja on Sunday that the era of election rigging, snatching of ballot boxes and thuggery was gone. “People should start thinking about campaigning and winning in a free and fair election. Ekiti 2014; Osun 2014; Nigeria 2015; IG of Police http://www.channel
stv.com/2014/06/23/
ekiti-election-security
-template-replicated
-osun-police-ig/
Business Day News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Ekiti Polls: Fayemis Loss And Its Implication For APC, PDP The gubernatorial election in Ekiti State has been won and lost. While the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is savouring its huge success, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is sulking. It is expected. But pundits believe that the broom party orchestrated its misfortune in more ways than one. Some commentators say that the trouncing last Saturday of Governor Kayode Fayemi was a foretaste of what is to come in future elections. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://businessday
online.com/2014/
06/ekiti-poll-
fayemis-loss-and-
implications-for-
apc-pdp/#.
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Daily Post Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 "We Are Taking Over The Government In Osun State In 49 Days"- Omisore Just about 24 hours after the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose won the governorship election in Ekiti state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, another governorship candidate of the party in the August 9 election in Osun State has stated that he was prepared to take over the reign of power in his State. While jubilating Fayose’s victory, Omisore said it was a sign of total rejection of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-west. According to him, “We are taking over the government of Osun State in 49 days. I can assure you that by God’s grace, on August 10, we will have cause to celebrate” Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.
ng/2014/06/23/
taking-government
-osun-state-49
-days-omisore/
This Day Live Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Osun 2014: Aregbesola’s Re-election Committee Begins Door-to-Door Campaign The committee set up by All Progressive Congress(APC) to see the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola   has   embarked on Door-to-Door campaign, seeking for peoples support and votes in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. This is in preparation for   the August 9 governorship election in the state. Addressing the party’s supporters, Chairman  of the committee,  Dr. Wale Bolorunduro emphasised the need for re-electing governor Aregbesola,  saying, Aregbesola’s government has transformed the state tremendously within the period of three and half years. He said that   if given the opportunity to continue, he will do more. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/
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aregbesolas-re-
election-committee
-begins-door-to-
door-campaign/
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Osun Defender News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 "Fayose Still Has A Case To Answer"-EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has described media reports that it had dropped corruption case against the governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as untrue. The agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, told our correspondent on Monday that the recent election of Fayose had not affected the ongoing trial of the governor-elect at the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, for alleged corruption. Uwujaren said that the case would come up for hearing on July 15, 2014, adding that the immunity clause in the Constitution only applied to the President, the Vice President, sitting governors and their deputies, and not governors- elect. Ekiti 2014; EFCC; Ayo Fayose; http://www.osun
defender.org/
?p=173689
Osun Defender News Online Tuesday, 24th June 2014 Impeachment- Ten Adamawa Lawmakers Defy Court Ten out of the 25 Adamawa State legislators have yesterday sat to pass a resolution to substitute service of the notice of impeachment against Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and his deputy, Bala James Ngillari, a lawyer. The clerk said he had obtained a court affidavit from a Yola High Court which gave him the powers to serve the impeachment notice vide two National Dailies and the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA. Following this, the lawmakers adopted the use of the media. But another Yola High Court presided over by the Acting Chief Judge of the state Justice Ambrose Mammadi, on Monday dismissed an application filed by the state House of Assembly to service Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy impeachment notice through media. Adamawa State Governor; Impeachment; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.osun
defender.org/
?p=173739

ThisDay Live

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Stunned APC Moves To Save Osun

The victory by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose, in last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State has stunned the leadership of the All Progressives Party (APC), which was certain that their candidate and governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, would win by a comfortable margin.
The shocking defeat of Fayemi has forced the APC leadership, according to party sources, to go back to the drawing board to map out a strategy to ensure that APC does not lose Osun State scheduled to hold its governorship election on August 9, 2014.

Ekiti 2014; Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://www.thisdaylive
.com/articles/stunned-
apc-moves-to-save-
osun/181677/

ThisDay Live

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Mark, Ekweremadu, Ihedioha, Saraki, Others Hail Fayose’s Victory

Senate President, Senator David Mark and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as well as the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi yesterday congratulated Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose for his victory at governorship election held at the weekend in Ekiti State. Similarly, the senator representing Kwara Central in the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, joined them to celebrate the victory of Fayose and commended him for his doggedness, which they said, earned him victory at the poll.
Fayose defeated incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship poll.

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); National Assembly

http://www.thisdaylive
.com/articles/mark-
ekweremadu-saraki-
ihedioha-others-hail-
fayose-s-victory/181661/

Daily Post Online

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Ekiti Decides: Jonathan Tasks PDP Leadership To Bring Back Lagos, Osun, Others

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday commended the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its efforts in bringing back Ekiti to the PDP fold and urged it to bring back Lagos, Osun and others. Jonathan made the commendation when members of PDP National Executive Committee (NEC), led by its Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to congratulate him on the successful conduct of the Ekiti elections. The president challenged the PDP to continue to work hard so as to ensure electoral victory for the party in future elections in the country.

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

http://dailypost.ng/
2014/06/23/ekiti-
decides-jonathan-
tasks-pdp-leadership
-bring-back-lagos
-osun-others/

This Day Live

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Gbajabiamila: "PDP Running Mentally Fatigued Government"

Following the recent disagreement between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Nigeria’s opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) over the exact role of the opposition in nation building, the leader of opposition in the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has conceded that his party is only rebellious against structures that have left Nigerians with no hope of a better country. The PDP had earlier in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, referred to the APC as a political party acting like a rebel group driven by “frustration and bitterness.”
But Gbajabiamila, who is also APC leader in the House of Representatives, in a statement signed by his Research and Media Aide, Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart, yesterday in Abuja, expressed reservation over the inability of the federal government to decode the mood of its citizens who he claimed are brazenly against “a mentally fatigued government.”

Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Inflammatory Statements

http://www.thisdaylive
.com/articles/
gbajabiamila-pdp-
running-mentally-
fatigued-government
/181654/

Tribune News Online

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Aftermath Ekiti Election: Aregbesola, Oyegun, Tinubu Visit Oyinlola

Some national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, visited former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, at his Okuku residence, apparently in connection with the August 9 governorship election in the State. The team was led by the new national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the national leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, with Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, also in the team. The visit is coming a day after the APC candidate in Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi lost to the PDP candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose.

Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://tribune.com.ng/
news/top-stories/item/
8691-aftermath-ekiti-
election-aregbesola-
oyegun-tinubu-visit-oyinlola

Daily Trust Newspaper

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Ekiti Election A Litmus Test For 2015, Says IG Abubakar

The Inspector General Of Police Mohammed Abubakar says the Nigeria Police Force used last Saturday’s gubernatorial election held in Ekiti State to prove that the nation’s security agencies can guarantee peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in 2015.

Nigeria 2015; Ekiti 2014; Nigeria Police Force; IGP

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Daily Trust Newspaper

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Credible Election Solution To Nigeria’s Challenges- Tambuwal

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that free and fair elections is the solution to the country’s challenges. Tambuwal, who spoke at the closing ceremony of Jama’atul Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) national seminar in Jos, said credible election is also the foundation of good governance, peace and development of any society.

Nigeria 2015; Speaker House of Representatives;

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Daily Trust Newspaper

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Adamawa: PDP Moves To Counter APC’s Move To Save Nyako

Stalwarts of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State and their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are engaged in last minute manouvers to sustain their strategies on the bid to either impeach or save Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy Bala Ngilari from impeachment. APC governors allegedly met Thursday night to devise strategies to frustrate the impeachment while legislators of the State also met separately for the same purpose. PDP stalwarts in the State said impeachment is in top gear and that as far as they are concerned, Atiku does not control a single legislator in Adamawa State.

Adamawa State Governor; Impeachment; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

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Channels TV News Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

INEC Declares Ayo Fayose Winner Of Ekiti Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ayodele Fayose as the winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State. Mr Fayose, according to the electoral body scored 203, 090 number of votes to beat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Kayode Fayemi, who scored 120, 433 while the candidate of the Labour Party, Bamidele Michael Opeyemi scored 18,135 votes to come third.

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party; INEC

http://www.channelstv.
com/2014/06/22/inec-
declares-ayo-fayose-
winner-of-ekiti-
governorship-election/

Channels TV News Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Ekiti Election: Fayemi Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Fayose

The incumbent Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, believes that the will of the people of Ekiti State transcends his political ambition to earn a second term in office. This is following the governorship elections held in Ekiti State, Nigeria on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially returned the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ayo Fayose, as the winner.
In a statement on Sunday, Governor Fayemi said, “If indeed this is the will of the Ekiti People, I stand in deference to your will. If the result of the elections is an expression of the voice of our people, we must all heed your voice.”

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://www.channelstv.
com/2014/06/22/
fayemi-concedes-
defeat-congratulates-
fayose/

All Africa News Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Ekiti: Labour Party Candidate, Bamidele, Accepts Defeat, Says Fayose’s Victory True Reflection Of Democracy

The second runner-up in Saturday’s governorship election and candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has congratulated the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the election as a "true reflection of democracy."
Mr. Bamidele said in a statement on Sunday morning that as a "mature politician" he accepts the outcome result in "good faith." He also thanked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for their "unbiased stance" and for allowing the people of Ekiti to freely make their choice.

Ekiti 2014; Labour Party

http://allafrica.com/
stories/2014062
31126.html

Sun News Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

PDP Governors Congratulate Fayose

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) has said the landslide victory recorded by the candidate of the party, Mr Ayo Fayose in the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State has shown the confidence that Nigerians have reposed in the ruling Party and pledged that Governors elected on the platform of the Party would continue to execute programs that would better the lives the people. Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, who is also the chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum, spoke on behalf of his governor colleagues.

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

http://sunnewsonline.
com/new/?p=68968

All Africa News Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Imo PDP Unites To Entrench Zoning

As the 2015 general elections draw close, the vexed issue of Imo Charter of Equity was last weekend, resurrected as leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Owerri Zone (Imo East Senatorial District) visited their counterpart in Orlu Zone Imo West) on consultative parley over the 2015 Imo governorship election. The delegation from Owerri Zone was led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, President General, Owerri Peoples Assembly and member of National Caucus and member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of PDP to the parley, which held at the country home of former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, at Amaifeke in Orlu LGA.

Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

http://allafrica.com/
stories/20140
6230793.html

Daily Post Online

Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Ekiti Decides: PDP Accuses APC Of Making Inciting Comments Against INEC, Security Agencies

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday faulted the condemnation of heavy security presence in Ekiti State by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the governorship election. National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, at a news conference on Saturday in Abuja said that the utterances of opposition leaders on deployment of security personnel to the state was unfortunate. He maintained that what matters most to President Goodluck Jonathan was safety of Nigerians

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

http://dailypost.ng
/2014/06/22/ekiti-
decides-pdp-accuses
-apc-making-inciting-
comments-inec-
security-agencies/

All Africa News Online

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nigeria 2015: Jonathan Flushes Away N413.68 Billion For Kano Votes

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Friday, criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for flushing away N413.68 billion to get votes in the 2015 presidential election in Kano State. Acting National Publicity Secretary of CNPP, Mr Austin Ibok, while reacting to withdrawal of the criminal charges against Mohammed, son of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, said Jonathan withdrew that case because of the votes he hopes the Abachas will garner for him in Kano State at the 2015 presidential election.

Nigeria 2015; CNPP

http://allafrica.com
/stories/201406
230764.html

Sun News Online

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ekiti 2014: "Be Vigilant At The Polls"- Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called on voters to be vigilant as they go to the polls today to cast their ballots in the gubernatorial election. In a state broadcast to the people of the state on Friday, Fayemi urged them to accord security agencies and other relevant authorities full cooperation to make the election a success. He called on all eligible voters to come out and perform their civic duty. He also ad­vised eligible voters to comply with election rules and regulations, saying the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://sunnews
online.com/new/
?p=68756

All Africa News Online

Saturday, 21 June 2014

"Nigeria’s Democracy Under threat"- APC

Less than 48 hours after the Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh dismissed as untenable, rumours in some quarters of a possible coup d’etat in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday called on the international community and Nigerians to prevail on President Goodluck Jonathan not to derail the country’s democracy. The APC also warned of a plot to use soldiers to put Governor Kayode Fayemi, its candidate in today’s election in Ekiti State under house arrest.

Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://allafrica.
com/stories/20
1406231269.html

Daily Post Online

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ekiti Decides: APC Raises Alarm Over Clampdown On Leaders, Journalists

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted Nigerians and the international community to the massive clampdown on the party’s leaders as well as journalists during Saturday’s ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State. In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Mr. Awodolu and 22 others were arrested at Egbe-Ekiti and taken to Ikere-Ekiti ; two leaders were arrested from Ilawe while 11 others were picked up from Ado-Ekiti.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)

http://dailypost.ng
/2014/06/21/ekiti
-decides-apc-
raises-alarm-clamp
-apc-leaders-journalists/

Channels TV News Online

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ekiti Election: Counting Begins In Some Polling Booths

Ballot counting has started in some parts of Ekiti State after the governorship election voting exercise that witnessed large turnout of voters. Voters  waited patiently after casting their votes in the Saturday election to get the results from their polling booths. They echoed results as ad-hoc officials of the electoral body counted the ballots in Ado Ekit, the capital of the State.
Channels Television’s correspondent, Seun Okinbaloye, reports that it has been a peaceful process with heavy security presence in the State.

Ekiti 2015; INEC;

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-begins-in-some-
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Friday, 20th June 2014

Ekiti Election: Stakeholders Express Confidence In INEC, Security Agencies

It appears the Independent National Electoral Commission, the security agencies and the people of Ekiti State are ready for the governorship election on Saturday, June 21. This was the impression Channels Television correspondent, Seun Okinbaloye, got in Ado Ekiti town on Friday morning. According to him, the town had remained peaceful with people going about their daily activities without signs of fear or anxiety despite the presence of fully armed security operatives on the roads. One of the electoral observers present in town ahead of the polls, Mr Festus Okoye, expressed same view. His fear, however, was about the way the security agents would conduct themselves on the day, having arrived in large numbers.

Ekiti 2014; INEC; Nigerian Police; Observers

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PM News Online

Friday, 20th June 2014

Ekiti Poll: Physically Challenged Persons Assured Of Security

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured physically challenged persons of adequate security during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of INEC in the State, Taiwo Gbadegesin, gave the assurance in an interview with NAN in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. He said the commission was conscious of the peculiar condition of that category of Nigerians and would make sure they perform their civic responsibility.

Ekiti 2014; INEC; Security;

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-challenged-persons-
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Friday, 20th June 2014

Police Say Movement In Ekiti Restricted For Adequate Security

The Nigeria Police Force says the restriction of movement in Ekiti State is a strategy to ensure adequate security of lives and property during and after the governorship election that will hold on Saturday. While briefing Channels Television in Abuja on Friday on the developments in Ekiti State ahead of the election, where several persons were alleged to have been denied entry into Ekiti State prior to the election, the force spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, explained that the restriction would enable the police monitor the movement of people in and out of the State, as a strategy to guard against conflicts during the election or after the election

Ekiti 2014; Nigerian Police

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-ekiti-restricted-
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Nigerian Bulletin Online

Thursday, 19th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: "APC Plans To Cause Chaos Because The People Have Rejected Them"- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has issued a statement claiming that the All Progressives Congress, APC intends to cause choas in Ekiti State because the party has been rejected by the people.  According to the statement signed by Prof Wale Oladipo, National Secretary on behalf of the PDP,"The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts of a well orchestrated plot by the APC to cause confusion and set the stage for disturbances in Ekiti State following their realization that the people have rejected them ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC)

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Tribune News Online

Thursday, 19th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: APC Threatens Fire, Vows To Reject Result If Not Transparent; As PDP Accuses APC Of Spreading Falsehood

The coming Satur-day’s governorship election in Ekiti State  has led to the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), threatening fire and brimstone if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used the federal might to rig the election in the State.  The opposition party equally vowed to reject the election result if it is not transparent. Also, the PDP has accused the APC, of spreading falsehood over Saturday’s governorship election in Ekit State with the intention of causing violence.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence

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Thursday, 19th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: NBA, NUJ Charges INEC, Political Parties And Others To Play By Electoral Rules

A peace initiative set up by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), to mediate among political parties participating in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, Ekiti Chapter, has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stand by its words that the poll will be free, fair and credible in the overall interest of all. At a press conference jointly addressed by the leadership of the two unions in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, they  appealed to INEC,  police, political parties and the electorate to play by the rules for sustainable peace during and after the election.

Ekiti 2014; NBA; NUJ; INEC

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Thursday, 19th June 2014

APC Rally: Amaechi, Oshiomole, Kwankwaso, Denied Entry Into Ekiti

The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has been held hostage by security agents in Odudu, Ondo State. The Governor was said to have left Port Harcourt on Thursday morning for Ekiti to join the APC rally before the governorship elections. The Governor was heading to Akure where his aircraft was parked but was rounded by soldiers and security personnel, who denied him entry into Ekiti, claiming they had orders to do so. Meanwhile, the mega rally for the All Progressives Congress candidate, Governor Kayode Fayemi, at the governorship elections coming up in the state on Saturday had started in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. In a similar incident, however, soldiers also prevented a chopper that was scheduled to convey Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to the same rally from taking off from the airport in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); APC Governors; Campaign Rally

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Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: INEC Accredits 29 Domestic, International Observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has accredited 29 domestic and international organisations to observe the Ekiti State governorship election scheduled for Saturday. This is contained in a press statement signed by Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Atahiru Jega, and issued on Wednesday in Abuja. The commission named the organisations to include Centre for Civic Education, Justice and Equity Organisation, NEPAD Nigeria, Reclaim Naija and Centre for Democracy and Development. Others are Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria, Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room (Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre), Nigerian Bar Association, Election Working Group, and Women Arise for Change Initiative.

Ekiti 2014; INEC; Observers

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PM News Online

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: APC Loses Faith In Jega-Led INEC

Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, (KFCO) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to explain the role of its officials in the thumb-printed ballot papers seized from officials of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). In a statement by the KFCO’s spokesperson, Dimeji Daniels, the All Progressives Party had lost confidence in the Attahiru Jega-led INEC following thumb-printed ballot papers found by agents of the Director of Security Service, (DSS) at the hotel of the Director-General of Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation, Chief Dipo Anisulowo. The hotel is located at Are-Ekiti, Anisulowo’s hometown. Fayose’s Campaign Organisation has denied the allegation, describing it as a lie.
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar however confirmed the arrest during an INEC/stakeholders round-table in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); INEC; Rigging

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/18/ekiti-election-apc
-loses-faith-in-the-
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Sun News Online

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

"Fayose Unfit To Govern Ekiti Elections."- Ekiti PDP Elders

 Some Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State at the weekend made good their words not to work for the party’s candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose, as they publicly declared their support for the re-election of  Governor  Kayode Fayemi.Two of the 18 PDP stakeholders, who had a few days ago signed an advertorial, dissociating themselves from Fayose’s candidature – Justice Edward Ojuolape (rtd) and Chief Dapo Alibaloye – had, at the adoption of Governor Fayemi by Ekiti indigenes in Ondo State, said they were supporting Fayemi to continue his good works in Ekiti beyond 2014 because the candidate of the PDP does not possess the qualities that dignify the personality of Ekiti State.

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Wednesday, 18th June 2014

SSS Arrests 11 PDP Men In Ekiti As They Thumb-print Ballot Papers

Operatives of the Department of State Security on Tuesday night arrested 11 men, believed to be associates of ex-Governor Ayo Fayose, as they thumb-printed ballot papers ahead of the governorship election holding in the State Saturday, witnesses and security officials have told PREMIUM TIMES. The men were arrested at Anisulowo Resort in Are Ekiti, a facility belonging to the Director General of the Fayose Campaign Organisation, Dipo Anisulowo, as they prepared ballot papers they ostensibly planned to use in rigging the election in favour of Mr. Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election

Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); SSS; Rigging

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Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Ekiti 2014: No Plans To Disenfranchise Eksu Students From Voting- Fayemi

Ekiti State Government has dismissed insinuations that it had the intention of disenfranchising students of the state university in Saturday’s election. It also advised the Labour Party,LP, Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele not to politicise the mid semester break declared by the Governing Council of the institution. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Tayo Ekundayo, debunked claims that the students were forced to go home.

Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); EKSU

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Daily Post Online Monday, 16th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: Nigerian Blogger Jostles To Register 24 Million Nigerians In Online Campaign Tagged ‘Get Relevant’ In an effort to transform the psyche of the average Nigerian youth who may have remained apolitical due to political events in the country, a platform identified as Get Relevant Campaign has drawn millions of Nigerian youths; both men and women into the world of political consciousness to be more responsive and to play active roles in the political activities of the country.
Get Relevant Campaign is aimed at preparing Nigerian youth towards a more participatory 2015, where they will decide their future under any political party of their choice. The platform was launched on May 30, 2014 at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The initiator of the project, Mr Belema .K. Meshack-Hart is the owner of Tatafonaija.
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Tribune News Online Monday, 16th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: APC , INEC Tango Over Voter’s Register, Ballot The All Progessives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of deliberately holding on to the certified true copies (CTC) of the voter register as well as the sample of the ballot paper for use during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. The APC said in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, that the Commission had refused to release the documents “despite the series of letters written by the party to request for them.” On the release of a copy of the voter register, INEC which reacted through its Public Relations Officer in the state, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, said: “We can’t do that. Nigerians are smarter. We can’t certify any document until after the election. We have given the soft copy of the voter register to all the political parties and I don’t know why they are insisting on having a certified true copy against the dictates of the Electoral Act.” Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); INEC; Voter’s Register http://www.tribune.
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Daily Post Online Monday, 16th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: APC Says Presidency Plotting Arrest Of Its Leaders On Trumped Up Charges The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has alleged via a statement issued by the Party’s Director of Publicity, Mr Segun Dipe that the presidency sent a special squad of top police operatives to the State from Abuja to put the party’s leaders out of circulation.
Dipe further alleged that the move was an outcome of a meeting held at Route, the Ado-Ekiti home of a chieftain of the party and member of the Security Committee of the Fayose Campaign, whose name was withheld.
Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Presidency http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Times Online Monday, 16th June 2014 "Start Writing Your Handover Notes"- Rivers APC Tells Jonathan Still celebrating the successful conduct of last Friday’s Abuja National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Rivers State chapter of the party  has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to start writing his handover note well ahead of the 2015 general elections.
In a statement congratulating the party’s leaders on the outcome of the Convention, the Rivers State Chapter of APC said that the success of the convention should serve as a warning signal to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the time for change has come. The party said in the statement emanating from the office of the Rivers State Chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said that it was proud of the leaders of the Party for conducting an enviable convention.
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Rivers State; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); President Goodluck Jonathan http://www.dailytimes
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The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 APC Leader, Supporters Decamp To PDP In Benue A professor of management sciences and former senator, David Iornem, along with over 3,000 of his supporters, at the weekend dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) due to what he termed as ‘fundamental inconsistencies’ in the running of the APC. Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Defection 9
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Aregbesola Charges Electorate To Defend Their Votes In consonance with the spirit of democracy, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has asked citizens to ensure that their votes count in the upcoming Ekiti and Osun governorship polls and future elections in the country. The Governor gave this charge in Osogbo at the June 12 rally organised by Civil Society groups in the State. Osun 2014; Ekiti 2014; Nigeria 2015; Ondo State; Aregbesola; All Progressives Congress (APC) 87
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Governor Acquired Armoured Vehicles To Coerce Voters, Says Omisore Preparation to the August 9th governorship election in Osun State, the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has accused the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola, of allegedly acquiring 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers (ACPs) to intimidate opponents and the electorate. In a swift reaction, the Director of the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, dismissed Omisore’s claim, saying the PDP candidate was making the allegation out of either ignorance, mischief or both. Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party 87
This Day Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 2015: Sule Lamido Set To Challenge President For PDP Ticket As the momentum towards the February 2015 presidential election picks up speed, the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has begun subtle moves to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Party’s presidential primary to be held later in the year. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 1
This Day Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Ambode: Gbajabiamila, APC House Caucus, Clarify Position The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has clarified the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House from Lagos State overwhelmingly endorsing Mr. Akin Ambode as the next governor of the State. In a statement by his special assistant on research and media, Wasiu Olanrewaju- Smart, Gbajabiamila concurred that Ambode had a closed door session with the caucus members, but that they (the members) did not endorse him. Lagos 2015; Gbajabiamila; All Progressives Congress (APC); House of Representatives 12
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Sherrif, Others Set To Dump APC Former governor of Borno State Ali Modu Sheriff along with other aggrieved leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to dump the Party over the outcome of its national convention on Friday. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); National Convention 1
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Oyegun Relocates To Ekiti For Guber Election Newly elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, said he has relocated his office to Ekiti State ahead of the governorship election. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC);  6
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Dariye, Tallen’s Return Bid Tears Plateau PDP Apart The crises within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State deepened yesterday with the embattled chairman, Dr. Haruna Dabin alleging plans by the State Secretary of the Party, Prince Pam Saleh, to undercut him by calling members to a meeting he is not aware of. A source said, "Former governor Joshua Dariye and former deputy governor, Pauline Tallen who both went to Labour Party, want to come back but there is a strong opposition to their return bid." Plateau 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 17
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 "Why PDP Lost Imo Governorship Election In 2011"- Ihedioha Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has blamed the failure of PDP to re-capture the governorship seat in Imo State in the 2011 governorship election to mischief and lies. He stated this at a reception organized for him by the people of Isu Local Government Area of the State held at Amandugba Community School. Ihedioha said he is the only man that can salvage Imo State and rebuild it with all his connections both within and outside the country if voted into power as the next governor of the State. Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 20
Vanguard Newspaper Monday, 16th June 2014 Closure of EKSUT: "it’s a plan to keep students out"- Bamidele The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, Opeyemi Bamidele has accused the State government of denying the students of Ekiti State University the right to vote in the June 21 election. Bamidele further condemned the State government’s subtle threats to students to again, leave the State, after initially ordering closure of the school. The LP candidate pointed out that the university over security concerns could be justified but not the alleged forceful ejection of students by agents of the State government. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party; Ekiti State University A8
Tribune News Online Sunday, 15th June 2014 NLC Warns Against External Interference In Saturday’s Election The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Abduwaheed Omar, has warned against interference in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State. Omar, who gave the warning in Ado Ekiti on Saturday while leading some members of the Central Working Committee of the NLC on a courtesy call on Governor Kayode Fayemi, said the people of the state must be allowed to make their free choice during the election.
The NLC President, who canvassed against rigging in the election, stated that the Congress will continue to identify with leaders who perform creditably well while in office and keep the confidence of the populace repose in them.
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All Africa News Online Sunday, 15th June 2014 "Ekiti Election Should Not Be A Do Or Die Matter"- PDP Chieftain A Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Opeyemi Falegan, has urged political actors in Ekiti State to toe the line of peace and never to make the June 21 poll ‘ a do or die matter. The PDP chieftain said this as he described his party’s Candidate in the upcoming governorship election in the State,  Ayodele Fayose, as the people’s choice and the candidate to beat. The Scion of Elder Statesman Chief Ojo Falegan however called on other candidates of different Parties in the contest to see the election as a game of testing popularity rather than political war, adding that, Ekiti People know what they really want this time around and they will not succumb to deceit and propaganda of any Politician that maybe trying to lure them to sell their future because of a pot of porridge. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Insecurity http://allafrica.com/
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PM News Online Sunday, 15th June 2014 INEC Recruits 7941 Ad Hoc Staff To Conduct Ekiti Poll Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has engaged 7, 941 ad hoc staff to conduct the 21 June governorship election in Ekiti, Halilu Pai, state Resident Electoral Commissioner, said.
Pai told journalists on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti that the bulk of the ad hoc staff are members of the National Youth Service Corps and students of tertiary institutions.
He said the Commission engaged such a high number of ad hoc staff in order to attend to the 766,132 persons duly registered as voters in the state.
He said that out of the 7,941 people engaged as ad hoc staff, 2,195 would work as Presiding Officers while 5,605 would work as Assistant Presiding Officers.
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All Africa News Online Sunday, 15th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: NSCDC Warns Men Against Bribery The Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,(NSCDC) , Dr Olu Abolurin, has warned his men and officers against soliciting or accepting any form of logistic supports from government or individuals ahead of next Saturday’s Ekiti election , saying that "whoever does so will be dealt with". Abolurin handed down the warning on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital during a one-day assessment visit. According to him, the Corps had already made adequate provisions for all needed logistics support of all its officers and men, and would thus be offensive if they still go ahead to either solicit for such or accept them from either government or politicians. "We do not want a situation where our people will be offered supports that will make them compromise neutrality," Abolurin said. Ekiti 2014; NSCDC http://allafrica.com/
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Daily Post Online Saturday, 14th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: IGP Assures Of Adequate Security During Polls The Inpector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has assured the Ekiti State people and other stakeholders of the readiness of the police and other security agencies to provide adequate security for the June 21 governorship election in the State. A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, said the IGP gave the assurance during a brief meeting with the police management team on Friday. The IGP warned those he described as trouble-makers and anti-social elements to stay away from Ekiti throughout the period of the election. Ekiti 2014; IGP; Security http://dailypost.ng
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All Africa News Online Saturday, 14th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: "Defeating PDP Won’t Be Easy"- Oyegun Newly elected National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has told members of the party not to live under the illusion that wrestling power from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be an easy meat next year. Oyegun made the declaration in his acceptance speech delivered in the early hours of Saturday at the Eagle Square after his emergence as the first elected substantive National Chairman of APC. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://allafrica.com
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All Africa News Online Saturday, 14th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: Nigeria Must Not Break, PDP Warns Opposition Ahead of 2015 Presidential election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has warned the All Progressives Congress, APC and other opposition groups to note that Nigeria was heading for what it termed, the most trying election and should ensure that the present democracy does not break, just as it stressed that like previous elections, 2015 will come and go.
Reiterating that the APC is owned technically by one man, the PDP urged the Nigerian youths to protect the nation’s democracy to ensure that the present policies of government continue and provisions are made for the youths of this country, adding that it was not acceptable in a nation like Nigeria with different religions, tribes, culture, among others.
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Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 13th June 2014 Soldiers Nab Three Men With Election Materials Soldiers attached at a check point in Itawure near Efon Alaye in Ekiti State yesterday arrested three men with a truck conveying election materials. Those arrested with the Mercedes Benz truck marked Lagos APP 952 XL are Olufemi Ose, Segun Akanbi and Biodun Erinfolami. Materials found in the vehicle included ballot papers, rubber stamps, ink pads, reflective jackets bearing INEC among others. The rubber stamps and ink pads bore 2014 but some of the ballot papers bore 2007 election and 2009 rerun governorship election marks. Ekiti 2014; Security Agency; Rigging 4
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 13th June 2014 Ahmed Urges Wise Use Of Votes Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has advised Nigerians to use their votes wisely to stage a peaceful political revolution in the 2015 general elections. According to the Kwara Governor, Nigerians must also prepare to demonstrate similar commitment to the one displayed in 1993 elections. Nigeria 2015; June 12th; Kwara State Governor; All Progressives Congress (APC) 9
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 13th June 2014 Sagay Insists On Reversal Of Election Timetable Renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay, yesterday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the timetable for next year’s general elections that put forward the presidential poll as the first election, describing it as a land mine primed to explode. He also cautioned INEC that all past electoral malpractices including those of Edo and Anambra governorship elections in 2012 and 2014 respectively, must be firmly eliminated and avoided in the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun State governorship elections, as well as next year’s general elections. Nigeria 2015; Ekiti 2014; Osun 2014; INEC; Election Timetable; Sagay 9
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 13th June 2014 June 21: Fayemi Urges Voters To Be Vigilant Governor of Ekiti State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi has stressed the need for the electorate to be vigilant and not succumb to intimidation on election day. Fayemi said the APC is ready to resist anyone who will bring thugs into the State. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) 19
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 13th June 2014 "Only God Can Stop My Senatorial Ambition"- Suswam Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, yesterday boasted that only God can stop him from going to the Senate. He said attempts by traducers from the opposition party to tarnish his name by alleging that he forged his secondary school certificate will fail. He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the plot. Benue 2015; Suswam; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 19
Channels TV News Online Friday, 13th June 2014 "The Insurgency In Nigeria Is About 2015"- Tabai Jude Tabai of the Peace Advocacy and Security Network believes that the incessant killings and bombings in Nigeria are all about the struggles for supremacy in the 2015 general elections. Speaking on Channels Television, he said that the way people were being killed on daily basis could not have been normal for a country that once experienced relative peace. Nigeria 2015; Insurgency http://www.channe

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday, 13th June 2014 Jonathan Says Forces Are Working To Truncate Polls President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, raised the alarm that undemocratic forces exist in the country and are working to truncate the 2015 general election. He has, therefore, called on citizens not to allow such forces to exploit the weakness in the system to perpetrate their evil desires. The president, who disclosed this in Abuja, at the all-political parties summit organised by the Office of his Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Obi, said “there are still very remorseless anti-democratic forces operating in the political system, ever ready to exploit lapses in the management of our political and electoral processes. Nigeria 2015; President Goodluck Jonathan; Rigging http://www.nigerian
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All Africa News Online Thursday, 12th June 2014 APC Demands Probe Of Ekiti Violence The All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the police to immediately launch a comprehensive investigation into the violence unleashed by armed police officers on members of the party during a peaceful procession in Ado Ekiti last Sunday. The Ekiti State government had alleged that men of the State Police Command, led by the state Commander of the Mobile Police Unit, Gabriel Selekere, last Sunday shot dead a member of the APC and injured many as they dispersed a peaceful rally held by some members of the party in Ado- Ekiti. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Violence http://allafrica.
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All Africa News Online Thursday, 12th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Ignore APCs Call, Group Advises IGP A Socio-political group, Ekiti State Development Union (ESDU), has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar to ignore the call by the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), calling for the deployment of the Commissioner of Police in the state. The group further advocated water-tight security throughout the state before, during and after the June 21 governorship election, alleging that the APC government in the state was out to "cause mayhem during the election." Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Violence; IGP http://allafrica.
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The Nation Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 APC Zones  Chair, Deputy Secretary To South-South The chairman of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) will come from the South- South, it emerged yesterday. The party which was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on July 31 2013 will hold its maiden convention tomorrow, 13th June 2014 in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Convention 1
The Nation Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Bamidele Pledges To Integrate NLC In Govt Ten days to the governorship elections in Ekiti State, the Labour Party’s candidate, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele has promised to integrate the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) into his government if elected into office. Bamidele said, this will stop recurring disagreements between NLC , other trade unions and the government. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party; NLC 10
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 S-West States Declare Today Work Free Four South West States, Lagose, Oyo, Ogun and Osun have declared a work free day in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the annuled June 12th 1993 presidential election won by Chief M.K.O Abiola. Nigeria; South West States; June 12th; Abiola 11
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Osun PDP Accuses INEC Of Colluding With APC The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State chapter, yesterday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of colluding with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to recruit members of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES, as ad-hoc staff that will work to rig the August 9th governorship election. Osun 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); INEC;  11
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Lamido’s Presidential Ambition Tears Jigawa PDP Apart Indications have emereged that Governor Sule Lamido’s 2015 presidential ambition is now tearing that State’s ruling People’s Democratic Party apart.  It was gathered that shortly after the State’s Vice Chairman of the party, Alhaji Jahun advocated in support of Lamido, he was countered by the party’s secretary, Alhaji Gamtsa who said such advocacy should be ignored. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Jigawa State; Sule Lamido 46
This Day Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 "Jonathan Planning to Kill Me"- Kwankwaso Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, yesterday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of plotting to eliminate him in a fresh twist to a longstanding row between the two leaders. Kwankwaso in an interview with Premium Times yesterday, said the President was after his life and had ordered the withdrawal of half of his security details in a ploy to open him up to physical attacks. Nigeria 2015; Kano State Governor; Kwankwaso; President Goodluck Jonathan; Kano State 8
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Buhari Advises Politician On Good Governance A former head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday urged politicians to imbibe the spirit of rendering selfless service to humanity in enhancing public confidence in governance.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Buhari 8
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 "Don’t Make Inflammatory Statements On My Behalf"- Jonathan To Alkali President Goodluck Jonathan swore in his political adviser yesterday, Professor Rufa’I Alkali, asking him to be wary of inflammatory utterances. Alkali replaced Ahmed Gulak who was fired few weeks ago. Nigeria 2015; President Goodluck Jonathan; Inflammatory Statements 9
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Plateau PDP Denies Asking Chairman To Resign The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday in Plateau State denied reports that it had asked the State’s Chairman of the party , Dr Haruna Dabin to resign his position over his governorship ambition.  Dabin had last month, announced his intention to run for governorship election in the State in 2015. Plateau 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 18
The Guardian Newspaper Thursday, 12th June 2014 Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Unguarded Utterances As Nigerians and political parties prepare for the 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday appealed to politicians to guard against utterances that are capable of disuniting the nation. He said they should work towards building a united nation, using all availablle opportunities. Nigeria 2015; President Goodluck Jonathan; Inflammatory Statements 7
Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Okorocha To Political Parties: Feel Free To Use Govt Facilities For Rallies Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has asked all registered political parties in the State to feel free to use all government facilities for their rallies and campaigns. He however, banned the littering of the State Capital with posters during political campaigns. Imo 2015; Imo State Governor 14
Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Gov. Shettima Denies Boko Haram Was Set Up To Stop Jonathan Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday denied allegations that the North set up Boko Haram to stop a Southern President or President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting the 2015 elections. Shettima also said the utterances of the Minister for Information, Labaran Maku, on Boko Haram showed he was ‘blind’ to issues about the sect, wondering how a minister who does not understand an issue could educate other Nigerians on how to end the insurgency. Nigeria 2015; Boko Haram; Borno State Governor; President Goodluck Jonathan 50
Vanguard Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Monarch Warns Police The Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Idowu Adamo Babalola has expressed concern over the rising spate of violence in the State. The monarch also cautioned the Police Commissioner, Felix Uyanna to desist from giving life ammunition to police officers while checking peaceful demonstrations. Ekiti 2014; Monarch; Ekiti State Police Command; Violence 52
The Nation Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Plot To Split APC At Convention Uncovered A plot to disrupt the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) coming up in Abuja on Friday has been uncovered. Some forces in the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are said to be working on a chairmanship aspirant, a former governor and their followers to walk out of the convention if the result does not favour the aspirant. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); National Convention 4
The Nation Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Defecting Governors Won’t Return To PDP, Says Wamakko Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko has said there is no going back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by he and four of his colleagues, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said the defection of himself, Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), and Abdulfatah Ahmad (Kwara) to the APC is a foregone conclusion. Wamakko in describing the President’s recent comments about the defected Governors said, "the President knows the value of the governors in their respective States; when a man says he doesn’t need an eye, it is because he cannot afford it." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Wamakko; Defection 4
The Nation Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Aregbesola Urges Supporters To Go Spiritual Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has urged All Progressives Congress (APC) members to pray for peace and victory in the August 9th Governorship poll. He said it was necessary to go spiritual because "the exercise will be a battle between light and darkness and therefore, should be fought with all our strength." Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC)  10
Daily Trust Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Plateau PDP Asks Chairman To Resign Over Governorship Ambition  The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has asked the State chairman Dr. Haruna Dabin to resign his position. The move of the committee followed an earlier move by the State chairman, Dabin, who announced about two weeks ago his intention to run for governorship of the State in 2015. Plateau 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 5
Daily Trust Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 2015: House Leader Urges Women To Go Beyond Talk Leader of the House of Representatives, Mrs Mulikat Akande- Adeola has called on women to go beyond talk to increase their political participation in 2015 and beyond. She urged women to form forums of female politicians across the states saying she just initiated a PDP South-West Women Forum. Nigeria 2015; Mulikat Akande; Women Participation 18
This Day Newspaper Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Court Orders INEC To Recognise Rivers PDP Exco Loyal To Wike A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the executive committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State led by Chief Felix Amaechi Obuah which is the sect of the party loyal to Education Minister, Nyesom Wike. Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Wike; INEC 52
Daily Post Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Lagos 2015: "APC Candidates Will Emerge Through Primaries."- Fashola Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos on Monday assured that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state would conduct primaries to choose its flag bearers for various electoral positions. He gave the assurance when “The New Lagos Movement“, a group within the party, staged a protest at Government House, Ikeja, against what they called imposition of candidates in APC.
According to him, party members should not entertain fears of undemocratic emergence of candidates, stressing that no candidate would be imposed on them.
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All Africa News Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: Don Urges FG To Collaborate With Media Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman, Multi-Media Centre of University of Lagos, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to work closely with the media to ensure the success of 2015 elections. Akinfeleye made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while reacting to the recent attack on some media by the military. He said that government should maintain a cordial relationship with the media to bring peace to the nation. Akinfeleye said that government should remain focused and concentrate on various challenges confronting the country. According to him, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Nigeria 2015; Media; Media Clampdown; Freedom Of Speech http://allafrica.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 " We Shall Demand Justice In Ekiti"- Tinubu National leader of the All progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has condemned in the strongest terms the attack by the police on APC members during a peaceful procession and campaign in Ekiti last Sunday. According to him, the unprovoked attack on innocent citizens simply because they belong to another party is the height of political intolerance and heightens the doubts most Nigerians have about the ability of this government to guarantee free and fair elections in Ekiti, Osun and other states in 2015.
“The open boasts and direct threats by the ruling party to “capture” or win Ekiti back at all costs are beginning to manifest,” he said.
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Leadership News Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 "Jonathan Descending Into Fascism"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has accused the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of speedily descending into fascist rule, going by his brazen abridgement of the rights of citizens of Nigeria. The party berated the Jonathan administration for the on-going clampdown on some of the country’s leading newspapers, especially LEADERSHIP, The Nation, and Daily Trust, as well as the grounding of the chartered aircraft of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, last Sunday. Nigeria 2015; President Goodluck Jonathan; All Progressives Congress (APC); Fascism; Rivers State http://leadership
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Daily Post Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: APC Claims PDP Is Planning Telecomms Cut And Mass Attack On Its Members The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has uncovered plans by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to breach telecommunication transmission networks across Ekiti State to disrupt communication flow among poll monitors and INEC staff. This will also hamper communication among APC members to allow to them respond to emergencies in hot spots where PDP plans to rig elections. The party also said PDP plans to begin unleashing mayhem in the state, killing APC members to be clad in PDP colours and then blame the act on APC. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence http://dailypost.
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Daily Post Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Fayose Says Police Have Cleared Him Of Murder Charges A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has said the police have dropped all murder charges against him. Fayose, who is accused of complicity in the murder of Messrs Tunde Omojola and Ayo Daramola, advised his opponents to concentrate on the forthcoming poll, rather than trying to nail him.
It would be recalled that Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had also said former Governor, Segun Oni had requested during his tenure in office as governor that the police should arrest and arraign Fayose.
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Daily Post Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Ekiti PDP Chieftain Chides Fayemi Over Call For Police CP, MOPOL Commander’s Removal A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr Lati Ajijola has described the call by the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Felix Uyanna and Commander of Police Mobile Force in Ado-Ekiti, Gabriel Selenkere be removed as self-serving and hypocritical, accusing the governor of being behind wanton political killings in the State. Ajilola, who said Governor Fayemi should be held responsible for the last Sunday killing of one Taiwo Akinola in Ado-Ekiti, added that; “Calling the removal of the Police chiefs for a crime committed by All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs is a deceit carried too far by Fayemi and his party.” Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence http://dailypost
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Punch News Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Jonathan Meets Fayose, Omisore In Closed Door Meeting President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met behind closed-doors with the governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti and Osun states, Ayodele Fayose and Iyiola Omisore respectively.
The meeting which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja was said to have centred on their preparations for the forthcoming governorship elections in their states.
The two candidates who arrived separately left at the same time after meeting the President for about an hour.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Osun 2014: PDP Sets Up Seven-Man Campaign Committee The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state have set up a seven-man committee to coordinate its campaign ahead of the August 9 governorship election in the state. The Chairman of the party, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Mr Lere Oyewumi is the Director-General of the team while Mr Jimoh Bello will serve as secretary and Prince Diran Odeyemi will be in charge of publicity. The other members of the committee are Mr Aderoju Ibitoye, Mr Yekinni Omisore, Ms Funmilayo Olasehinde, and Mr Paul Olukunle. 
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Tribune News Online Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Osun 2014: "I’ll Revamp Dwindling Education Sector’- Omisore The Osun State standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9 election, Senator Iyiola  Omisore, on Sunday, promised to salvage what he termed “dwindling and pitiable education sector in the state” when elected governor.
He lamented that the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by lecturers and non-academic staff of all tertiary institutions in the State was a worrisome development, which, he noted, was capable of jeopardising the future of affected students.
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Vanguard Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 APC Group Protests In Lagos Over Alleged Imposition Ahead of the 2015 gubernatorial election in Lagos, some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos Chapter, yesterday stormed Alausa Secretariat, seat of Lagos State government to protest alleged "zoning of gubernatorial ticket and imposition of candidates" by the leadership of the Party. The protesting members of the APC under the auspices of New Lagos Movement, NLM, specifically targeted the Governor’s office and State House of Assembly accusing the leadership of the Party in the State of lack of internal democracy. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 10
Vanguard Newpaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 APC Leaders Pass Vote of Confidence On Oshiomole Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Esan South- East Local Government Area of Edo State, have passed a vote of confidence in Governor Adams Oshiomole . The leaders made their position known during a stakeholders meeting in Ewohimi. Edo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Edo State Governor;  13
Vanguard Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 FG Slashes Kwankwaso’s Security The Federal Government yesterday reduced the security personnel attached to Kano State Government House following the installation of ex- CBN governor Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the Emir of Kano. Vanguard investigation revealed that close to 70% of anti-riot policemen, armed soldiers, Directorate of State Services have been withdrawn, exposing the occupants to several security risks. Sources told Vanguard "the gradual process of withdrawal of armed policemen began last Sunday, and as I talk to you, no one has informed the Governor officially over the uncomplimentary action." Kano State; Kano State Governor; Kwankwaso; Federal Government  16
The Nation Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 APC Accuses PDP Of Inciting Violence In Kano The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of inciting the violence that followed the emergence of former Central Bank Governor of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as Emir of Kano last Sunday by rushing to issue a congratulatory message to one of the contenders before first verifying from the necessary authority. The PDP’s action was an attempt to destabilise the State, APC said. It urged the Kano State Attorney General to prosecute all PDP officials involved "in this act of destabilisation." Kano State; Emir of Kano; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence 5
The Nation Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 2015: Jega Blames Presidency, National Assembly For Paucity Of Funds The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said the Commission is doing its best to avoid mistakes of the past in preparing for the 2015 elections. He said the election may be jeopardized by paucity of funds because of the style the Presidency was using to fund the Commission and the lack of sufficient appropriation by the National Assembly. Nigeria 2015; INEC; Jega; Presidency; National Assembly 5
The Nation Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Jega, Six Commissioners To Supervise Election The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega and six commissioners would lead the team to supervise the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Halilu Pai, who disclosed this yesterday during the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) peace initiatives on the election, said the INEC Chairman would be supported by all the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the six States , which boarder Ekiti. Ekiti 2014; INEC 8
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Tambuwal Lists Obstacles To Free Polls In 2015 Lack of transparency, proper security election results and electronic rigging are some of the issues that may stand in the way of free, fair and credible 2015 elections, Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said yesterday. Despite the fears, the speaker said the House of Representatives has been working to provide necessary legislative platform that would result in credible polls in the country. Nigeria 2015; Speaker House of Representatives; INEC;  10
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Deploy Troops To Osun Now, Group Tells FG A political pressure group, Osun Rescue Movement, has called on the Federal Government to deploy troops to Osun State to stem inflow of thugs into the State ahead of the governorship poll. In a statement issued on Mondayand signed by its Commandant General, Comrade Ajisafe Ijakoko, the group alleged that the State has been flooded with political thugs who are already creating mayhem across the State. Osun 2014; Osun Rescue Movement; Violence 18
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 "FG Is Abiding By Electoral Rules On Campaigns"- Maku Minister of Information Labaran Maku, has assured that the Federal Government is keeping with the guidelines and time table of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on campaigns for elective positions in the 2015 general elections.  Nigeria 2015; Federal Government; INEC 18
This Day Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Rivers: ‘Imprisonment’ of Amaechi’s Plane At Kano Airport Bad Omen For 2015 Rivers State Government has said the grounding of the chartered aircraft that took Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to Kano State on Sunday and ‘imprisonment of the governor’ at the airport was a manifestation of the tyrannical tendencies that would be unfolded during the 2015 elections.  Nigeria 2015; Rivers State; Rivers State Governor; Amaechi; Private Jet; Kano State 8
This Day Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 NBA: Clampdown On Newspapers Undemocratic The Nigerian Bar Association has condemned in strong terms the recent clampdown on some media houses in Nigeria. NBA, in a statement by its President, Mr. Okey Wali (SAN), described the clampdown on newspapers as "not a language in a democracy and we do not understand what the defece spokesman, Major General Olukolade, and the presidency are saying. Therefore we expect a clarification from the government as soon as possible." The NBA has therefore called on the Presidency to issue ann inquiry into what actually happened. Nigeria 2015; Newspaper Clampdown; Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); Armed Forces; Freedom Of Speech 10
This Day Newspaper Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Gbajabiamila: "Attempt To Weaken Opposition In The House Won’t Fly" Based on the disruption of proceedings at the House of Representatives last Tuesday, when some People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP) and Accord Party (AP) members made moves to ease out some All Progressives Congress (APC) House Leaders, the APC Caucus Leader and head of minority parties in the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has again described the move as laughable and a twisted logic aimed at undermining existing House rules. The House Minority Leader also stressed that all efforts by the PDP in connivance with APGA and LP to weaken the opposition in the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ‘hit the rock.’ Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); House of Representatives; Minority Leader 11
Daily Post Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 APC Warns President Jonathan Not To Plunge Nigeria Into Crisis Over 2015 Ambition The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the violence unleashed on peaceful members of the party at Ado Ekiti on Sunday by the police, apparently acting out a script written by the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to foment trouble in the South-west ahead of the 2015 general elections. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party put the blame for the violence squarely on the shoulders of the Presidency and the PDP, wondering why the police, who are paid by taxpayers to maintain law and order, would turn their weapons on the same defenceless citizens they are paid to protect. The party, however, said it was not surprised at the ferocity of the attack by armed policemen on the peaceful members of the APC, as it fits perfectly into the desperation of President Goodluck Jonathan and his party to capture Ekiti State at all cost as a leeway to entering the South-west ahead of 2015. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); President Goodluck Jonathan; Ekiti 2014; Crisis; Insecurity http://dailypost.ng/
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All Africa News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Nigeria 2015 APC Premutations: Buhari May Step Down For Kwankwaso The political calculations and permutations within the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, may change dramatically as feelers coming from the party indicate that Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso may eventually pick the party’s presidential ticket.
However, sources within the party told Vanguard that Kwankwaso’s chances of picking the party’s ticket will only be boosted by the stepping down of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari from the 2015 presidential race.
According to a reliable source at APC’s headquarters in Abuja: "The most serious candidate we have in the North now is Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso."
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Tribune News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 2015 Lagos State Governorship: I Have God’s Approval- Lagos State Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, indicated his intention to contest governorship election in 2015.
“I have called on God concerning my ambition and He has given me the approval to go ahead. I have not come here to formally declare my ambition to be governor of Lagos State, what I am doing is to inform you of my intention. When the time comes, I will do so and the whole of Lagos State will know,” he said at an interactive session with staff of the House."
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Tribune News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 APC South- West Governors Leading Anti Tinubu Project Two governors in the South West are spearheading the current contest for relevance in the All Progressives Congress (APC) by forces and camps within the party ahead of its June 13th and 14th national convention, which could wrest the structure from Senator Bola Tinubu, Nigerian Tribune can reliably disclose. Governors who defected from the ruling party to the opposition party reportedly gave life to the idea, with the two governors, reportedly disgruntled with the political leadership in the South West, said to have taken it upon themselves to lead the charge of wresting the control of the party from the former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the party. Tinubu has been the nerve of the historic merger that solidified the base of the opposition as a national phenomenon. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Bola Tinubu http://tribune.com
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Daily Times Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Fresh Violence Erupts In Ekiti There was tension on Monday in some markets in Ado-Ekiti over the upcoming elections in the state.
It was gathered that most of the protesters vowed to retaliate the attack on some All Progressive Congress personalities. It will be recalled that there was pandemonium in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Sunday morning, as one man was killed and several others received various degrees of injuries in a clash that followed attempts by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to “exorcise the spirit of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)” from the state, after its mega rally of Saturday.
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Osun Defender News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Jonathan’s Speech Stirs Controversy President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech at the inauguration of Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ekiti, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has sparked fresh controversy. After weeks of speculation, Jonathan finally visited the state ahead of the elections which is scheduled to hold on June 21, 2014. Jonathan, who spoke last at the rally, said since the administration of former Governor Segun Oni, he had not come to Ekiti State. He confessed that he had never inaugurated any project in Ekiti State since assuming office of the President. The spokesperson for the APC in the state, Mr. Segun Dipe, told our correspondent during an interview that it was unfortunate that Jonathan’s first project in Ekiti State was the lifting up of Fayose’s hand. He said Jonathan shot himself in the foot by admitting that he had never come to Ekiti to inaugurate any project. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Rally; All Progressives Congress (APC); President Goodluck Jonathan http://www.osun
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Channels TV News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Ekiti Violence: Fayemi Says It Was An Attempt To Assasinate Him The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has alleged that the violence between members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State and the police on Sunday was an attempt to assassinate him. Addressing reporters in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, the Governor said that he was on his way to Abuja to see President Goodluck Jonathan and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar so the matter could be addressed. He, however, advised the members of the party to remain calm and embrace peace in the state. Ekiti 2014; All Progressive Congress (APC); Violence http://www.channelstv
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Channels TV News Online Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Afenifere Condemns Attack On Governor Fayemi The Afenifere Renewal Group has expressed deep concern and worry over the attack on the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, allegedly by the Mobile Police Commander in Ekiti State, at the June 8, 2014 campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress in Ado Ekiti. According to a statement signed by the Programme Officer of the Group, Segun Balogun, “the Commander is said to hail from Bayelsa State, Dr. Jonathan’s state of origin and was alleged to have boasted that he was carrying out orders from above.” The Afenifere Renewal Group said that it had warned previously that the President has a bounded duty to all Nigerians to ensure that the elections in Ekiti State and indeed in all the Nigerian states are free and fair. Ekiti 2014; Afenifere Group; Governor Kayode Fayemi; Violence http://www.channelstv
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Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 "I Will Expose PDP At Campaigns"- Atiku Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has expressed eagerness to expose the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during political campaigns to mobilize Nigerian voters against the Party in next year’s general elections. He said from its antecedents in power, it is clear that the ruling party cannot lift the country out of its economic and political problems despite the huge resources at its disposal. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 4
Daily  Trust Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 INEC Fails To Produce Bayelsa Deputy Governor Voter’s Card The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to produce the permanent voter’s card of the Bayelsa Deputy Governor, retired Rear Admiral John Jonah when he arrived in his constituency in Nembe, Nembe LGA at the weekend. The INEC ad-hoc staff present were unable to explain the non- availability. The Deputy Governor has urged INEC to put in place adequate measures to ensure that every eligible voter gets his card in order to vote in next year’s general elections. Nigeria 2015; Bayelsa State; INEC; Bayelsa State Deputy Governor; Permanent Voter’s Card 4
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 ‘G5 Governors To Fight Jonathan’s 2015 Bid"- Chief Eze Chukwuemeka (Spokesman) The five State Governors who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) last year will fight the second term ambition of President Jonathan, a spokesman has said. " We have noted President Jonathan’s claim made last Thursday at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP in the Federal Capital, to the effect that PDP is not missing us, as well as his boast that some of us cannot win even our wards during elections. This is both shocking and ridiculous considering he wouldnt have been President if not for our sacrificed which ensured that he won." said spokesman for the defunct nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze in a statement. Nigeria 2015; G5 Governors; President Goodluck Jonathan 20
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 Court Orders Petition On Perjury Served on Fayose Through Newspapers A High court sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 21 governorship election, Mr Ayo Fayose, be served a petition through the newspapers. A socio-economic group, e-eleven had taken Fayose to court on grounds that he was not competent to contest election in the State following his impeachment in 2006 as the governor of the State. According to the group’s counsel, all efforts by the courts to serve Mr. Fayose since 23rd May 2014 was futile. Granting all the reliefs, Justice I. O Ogunyemi noted that Fayose must file a written address within seven days and another three days for the claimant to reply to their written addresses if they so desired. Ekiti 2014; Ayo Fayose; E- Eleven; Ekiti State Judiciary; Petition 83
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 LP Candidate Decries Rauf Aregbesola’s Advice To Voters The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the August 9th 2014 governorship election in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, has decried the alleged call by the State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, urging his supporters to bring charms to polling stations. He said the call is an open invitation to violence. Osun 2014; Labour Party (LP);  86
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 9th June 2014 Bamidele’s Ambition Is Selfish, Say Kinsmen Some imminent politicians from Iyin Ekiti have described the ambition of Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele, as selfish. Bamidele’s kinsmen who addressed a press conference at the weekend said he did not consult them before declaring his ambition, the reason he accused the monarch of the town for not supporting him. Their spokesman and Chairman, Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission, Chief George Ojo, also described as reckless and unfortunate, the statement credited to Bamidele where he allegedly called the former governor Niyi Adebayo a failure in the town. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party (LP); Iyin Ekiti 86
Street Journal News Online Monday, 9th June 2014 "Vote For Fayose And I Will Develop Ekiti"- President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday, June 7, in Ado-Ekiti that he’ll ensure the development of Ekiti State, if the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose emerges the winner of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti. Jonathan said this after Mr. Fayose received the official flag from the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu. ”I only came to Ekiti during Segun Oni PDP-led Government to commission projects. When you vote Fayose and the PDP returns to Ekiti again, I will join hands with him to develop this state.” Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Campaign Rally; President Goodluck Jonathan http://thestreet
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Tribune News Online Monday, 9th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: PDP Governors To Hire SANs To Defend Fayose’s Victory The  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, under the Chairmanship of Governor Godswiill Akpabio of Akwa State, on Saturday, said that the  party’s governorship candidate in the June 21  election in Ekiti State, would emerge victorious at the poll but would be confronted with the mother of all  litigation which the forum was already preparing to pursue it to its logical conclusion. The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, who was accompanied by his counterparts from Cross River, Kogi and Abia States, as well as some former governors under the banner of the party,  said that the forum was aware of the enormous  task ahead of the victory and had consequently, concluded plans to engage the services of reputable Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to match the expected legal fireworks. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.tribune
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P.M News Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 Tinubu Blasts Jonathan Over Chibok Girls Senator Oluremi Tinubu has decried the Federal Government’s handling of the rescue of over 200 students kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok on 14 April this year.
The Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, blamed the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government for the poorly handled rescue efforts. According to her, instead of the President attending to burning national issues and finding lasting solutions to them, he was in Ekiti State campaigning for Ayo Fayose, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the 21 June election.
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All Africa News Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: PDP To Give Jonathan Right Of First Refusal The chances of President Goodluck Jonathan clinching the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 presidential contest for his second term ambition may have brighten following the general acceptance of a plan by the party’s leaders to grant the President the right of first refusal to the party’s presidential ticket.
Sources at the party’s national secretariat have revealed that some stakeholders in the party who initially thought the reported plans by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to work against the second term ambition of President Jonathan was a fluke, were faced with reality in the news when the news went viral that Obasanjo had concluded plans to get Jonathan replaced with the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido or at best, force Lamido on Jonathan as his Vice Presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential contest.
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Daily Post Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: OC Mopol Fires At Governor Kayode Fayemi Convoy, Kills APC Member Members of All Progressives Congress (APC) were on Sunday attacked by suspected PDP thugs and mobile policemen led by their commander, an indigene of Bayelsa State, Selenkere Michael. The attack resulted in the death of an APC member from ward 12 in Ado-Ekiti while several others were seriously injured. The APC members, who were led by the interim chairman of the party had gathered at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, for a sensitisation rally round the major streets of the town. The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, arrived the scene where the rally had earlier been disrupted 45 minutes later to intervene, but was also tear-gassed and his convoy shot at by the mobile policemen. Ekiti 2014; Governor Kayode Fayemi; All Progressives Congress (APC); Ekiti State Police Command; Violence http://dailypost.ng/
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P.M News Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 Police Blames Gov. Fayemi, APC For Rally Violence The Police Command in Ekiti State, on Sunday denied claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its men were responsible for the killing of an unidentified man.
Rather it blamed the party and some serving members of the national assembly for the incident. This was contained in a statement issued by its spokesman, ASP Victor Babayemi in Ado Ekiti.
While reacting to the alleged use of tear gas on the state governor, Kayode Fayemi during the incident, Babayemi accused the governor of ignoring security advice.
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P.M News Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 PDP Defends Police Action Against APC In Ekiti The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that police action against members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday 8 June was done to maintain law and order. PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh told SaharaReporters by phone that members of the PDP returning from a massive rally headlined by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday came under attack today by APC members, therefore necessitating police intervention to protect party members subjected to mob attack from the rival party.
Metuh promised to provide evidence of the attack on PDP members but had not done so as at the time of publishing this report.
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Tribune News Online Sunday, 8th June 2014 Jonathan, Sambo, Mark In Ekiti As President Assures Of Adequate Security  President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Ekiti electorate of adequate security in the June 21 governorship election in the state and announced that there would be no room for rigging in the election. President Jonathan gave the assurance on Saturday while speaking at a grand rally by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ado Ekiti, where the party’s flag was handed to the candidate of the party in the election, Mr. Ayò Fayose. The president said “you have proven that you want a change. We will provide adequate security for the election,” adding that “anyone who brings thugs to Ekiti is doing that to his own detriment. There will be adequate security of life and property in the election. So come out and vote and be assured of your security.” Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Campaign Rally http://tribune.
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Daily Post Online Saturday, 7th June 2014 Muazu To Support Yuguda’s Candidate For 2015 Governorship Poll A former member of House of Representatives, Alhaji Sani Toro, says Alhaji Ahmadu Mu’azu, PDP National Chairman, will support any gubernatorial candidate nominated by Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State for 2015 general election. Toro said, “As somebody who is close to Mu’azu, I know his thinking toward that line, he believes that whoever the present governor brings forward, definitely Mu’azu will support him." Bauchi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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All Africa News Online Saturday, 7th June 2014 Nigeria 2015: Amaechi Calls On Governors To Reflect On Cracks Within The NGF Gov. Rotimi Amachi of Rivers has called on governors of the 36 states of the federation to reflect on the cracks within the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) ahead of 2015. He said that the call became necessary to ensure that the forum remained intact in the interest of the nation and the people. Regardless of any disagreement, the time to bring everybody back is now. Our country and the people bear the biggest brunt of a fractured forum, Amaechi said.
He added that it was necessary for the governors to imbibe and internalise democratic tenets ahead of 2015.
Nigeria 2015; Rivers State Governor; NGF http://allafrica.
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This Day Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 Jonathan: Governors’ Defection Had No Impact On PDP President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday came down hard on the former five governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) stating that their defection had no impact on his party. The governors are, Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Musa Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto) and Chibuike Amaechi (Rivers). Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); President Goodluck Jonathan; All Progressives Congress (APC); Governors; Defection 9
This Day Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 INEC Evolves Strategies For Credible Elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the National Inter- Agency Advisory Committee On Voter Education And Publicity are working on strategies that will make next year’s elections credible besides ensuring that those eligible excercise their franchise irrespective of sex or tribe. Nigeria 2015; INEC; NIAACVE B
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 APC State Chairmen Inaugurated Amidst Protests Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bisi Akande, while inaugurating the State chairmen who were elected at the State congresses of the party, assured that the party will address all grievances forwarded to it concerning the congresses in the States. All Progressives Congress (APC); Nigeria 2015; State Congresses 20
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 PDP NEC Pass Vote Of Confidence On Jonathan The National Executive Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday passed a vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is satisfied with how the President has handled the problem of insurgency. People’s Democratic Party (PDP); National Executive Council (NEC); President Goodluck Jonathan 20
Daily Trust Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 “Political Summit Will Deepen Democracy, Shape 2015 Elections” Says TAN The political summit called by the Presidency, slated for June 12, is said to be a stepping stone to deepen Nigeria’s democracy towards a successful general election in 2015. In a press statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Director of Public Communications and Strategy of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Udenta O. Udenta, said the summit would enable political parties to rise above politics of bitterness. Nigeria 2015; Political Summit; TAN 20
The Guardian Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 Falana Petitions Police, Seeks Fayose’s Trial For Murder Civil Rights Defender and former president, West African Bar Association (WABA), Mr. Femi Falana, has written to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, asking him to prosecute Ayo Fayose, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the upcoming Ekiti State governorship election for several murder cases. Falana in his petition dates June 2nd 2014 to the police boss, listed seven alleged murder cases and ten attempted murder cases against Fayose, which were allegedly committed while he was the State governor between 2003 and 2006. Ekiti 2014; Femi Falana; Human Rights Lawyer; Petition; Inspector General of Police; Fayose 62
The Guardian Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 Akinwusi Challenges Aregbesola To Debate Former Osun State Head of Service and the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Olusegun Akinwusi, has challenged the State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to a live debate on issues pertaining percieved high debt profiles and other related matters of his administration. Osun 2014; Social Democratic Party (SDP); Debate 67
Vanguard Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 Bamidele In Tears As Slain Labour Chieftain, Ogundare Is Buried The remains of the slain Labour Party (LP) chieftain was buried in his Emure Ekiti country home yesterday amidst crying and wailing. Ogundare, 33 was on November 3rd 2013 allegedly shot when some suspected members of an opposition party stormed the venue of a meeting convened by LP in Odo Emure Area of the town. A serving member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Kehinde Boluwade belonging to the APC and five others are presently standing trial over their alleged complicity in the murder of the deceased. Bamidele who was accompanied to the buriel by other chieftains of the Party, could not hide his emotions as he cried uncontrollably when he was ushered in to the family house of the Ogundares. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party; Ogundare; Bamidele; Murder; Violence 53
The Nation Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 APC Faults Clark’s Position On Emergency In Northeast The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, for allegedly brazenly goading President Goodluck Jonathan to remove the democratic structures in Adamawa, Borno and yobe States which are under emergency over the activities of Boko Haram. Nigeria 2015; All Progresives Congress (APC); Edwin Clark; Emergency Rule States; Illegality 7
The Nation Newspaper Friday, 6th June 2014 APC: Alao Akala Is Day- Dreaming The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has told former Governor Alao Akala to stop day- dreaming about returning to power. It was reacting to Alao Akala’s statement that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would ‘capture’ the State in 2015. Oyo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Alao Akala; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 9
All Africa News Online Friday, 6th June 2014 2015: Female Group Seeks Elective Positions For Women In Governance The Nigerian Women Trust Fund, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Thursday urged all stakeholders to provide opportunities for women to occupy elective positions in the forthcoming 2015 general elections. The Fund’s Executive Officer, Ms. Ayisha Osori, made the plea at a news conference in Abuja. Osori said Nigeria needed to be committed to its Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) to increase women’s participation in politics by 30 per cent. Nigeria 2015; Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF); NGO; Women Participation; MDGs http://allafrica.com
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Punch News Online Friday, 6th June 2014 2015: Bishop Urges Nigerians To Pray Against Catastrophe he Bishop, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Diocese of Offa, Rt. Rev. Akintunde Popoola, has urged Nigerians to pray in order to avert any catastrophe during the 2015 general elections. He said, “Nigerians, especially Christians, should pray to avert catastrophe during the 2015 elections. INEC should, in the preparations for the 2015 general elections, give voters confidence.” Nigeria 2015; Bishop; Prayers; INEC http://www.punchng
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday, 6th June 2014 How Boko Haram Would Favour Jonathan In 2015- PDP Chinedu Ogah, the Ebonyi State youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday accused Northern leaders and politicians of conspiring against president Goodluck Jonathan-led administration’s efforts at wiping out the Boko Haram sect from the country. The Youth leader hinted that if Boko Haram should continue their bloodbath and eventually last till 2015, it would be favourable to Jonathan because the Nigeria constitution would empower the Independent National Electoral Commission, #INEC not to contest election in troubled Northern states, therefore guaranteeing the president’s return to power. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); mBoko Haram; Northern Nigeria http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday, 6th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Police Deploy 24 DPOs , Train Them On Election Policing Ahead of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Felix Uyanna, has announced the redeployment of the entire 24 divisional police officers operating in the state. Uyanna, who announced this on Thursday, at the opening of a training for the DPOs by the British Department for International Development (DFID), said the Ekiti Police command shuffled the DPOs for effective security of the election ahead of the arrival of additional police officers and men for the election. The Commissioner of Police said the Police would shut down the state before the election day if it would get to that to guarantee free, fair and credible election that would be acceptable to the political actors and electorate. Ekiti 2014; Ekiti State Police Command; DFID http://tribune.com
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Osun Defender News Online Friday, 6th June 2014 Ekiti 2014: “Why I Left The PDP”- Oni Former Ekiti State Governor Segun Oni, who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke with reporters in Ifaki-Ekiti on why he has endorsed Governor Kayode Fayemi for the poll. “I did everything I could do to give the PDP a chance to pick a candidate that we can work with, that we can be proud of, that we can show to generations that are coming to, somebody that we can throw up as a role model for them. When the PDP decided what its own options would be, we had no alternative but to make up our mind, rigidly, to toe the path that we have now chosen.” Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.osun
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Sun News Online Friday, 6th June 2014 “Ekiti Guber Poll Will Shape Our Future”- Bisi Fayemi The June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State has been described as a poll that will determine the future prosperity of the state as well as sustainable peace and the well-being of its people. The wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, made the observation yesterday during the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) inaugural Nurses’ Week where she said: “This election is just not about Governor Kayode Fayemi or the APC, it is about the future of Ekiti and our children. This election will determine what the state will look like in the next 15 years. What do we want Ekiti to be like in 10 to 15 years down the line? Do we want an Ekiti that will continue to be inheritor of chaos, disunity, misgovernance, looting of state treasury or of a lack of future for our children? We believe that this election will give us an opportunity to establish a foundation that will ensure that Ekiti becomes the state where other people will come and do business and be proud of. We cannot afford a reversal of our fortunes.” Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://sunnews
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The Guardian Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Oshiomole Alleges Impeachment Threat In Edo Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole yesterday alleged that some politicians are planning for his impeachment and that of his deputy and the the Speaker of the State House of Assembly to pave way for the takeover of the State by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Edo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Edo State Governor; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Impeachment 83
The Guardian Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Ekiti, Osun Polls Will Show INEC’s Preparedness For 2015, Says DFID The British government is to spend 35million pounds for its ‘deepening democracy in Nigeria 2′ (DDiN2) programme and said that the success of the coming Ekiti and Osun States Elections will determine the level of electoral preparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). United Kingdom; DFID; DDiN2; INEC; Nigeria 2015; Ekiti 2014; Osun 2014 88
Daily  Trust Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Senate Adopts Proposed Electoral Clauses In Constitutional Bill The clauses adopted yesterday include the one mandating the National Assembly Clerk to notify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of existence of vacancy in the parliament, empowering INEC to de-register political parties for non fulfilment of constitutional provisions, conferment of jurisdiction on electoral offenses on the Federal High Court and enlisting former Senate Presidents and Speakers of the House of Representatives as members of the National Council of States and extension of time for the conduct of rerun election from 7 to 21 days. The Senate; Electoral Reform; Constitutional Review; INEC 3
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 “My Interst Is To Ensure Jonathan Does Not Return In 2015″ -Sylva Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timpire Sylva,has said his interest in the next general elections is to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan does not return in 2015. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Timpire Sylva; Bayelsa State; President Goodluck Jonathan 18
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Vote Against Bad Leaders, Amaechi Urges Nigerians Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State yesterday in Abeokuta Ogun State urged Nigerians to vote against bad leaders at all levels in the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, saying Nigerians should resist all forms of tyranny and dictatorship currently manifesting in the polity. Nigeria 2015; Rivers State Governor 11
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Bamidele Unveils Manifesto The Labour Party (LP) Governorship candidate in June 21 Ekiti governorship election, Opeyemi Bamidele yesterday formally unveiled his manifesto, saying the unveiling marks a turning point in the history of the State. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party (LP) 53
The Nation Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 APC: “Osun PDP Plans To Attack Us” The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged plans by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to attack its officials and facilities. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Violence 7
The Nation Newspaper Thursday, 5th June 2014 Jonathan, Sambo, Others Get Ready For Ekiti PDP Rally On Saturday President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, and other People’s Democratic Party big wigs are expected in Ado- Ekiti, the State capital, on Saturday for the official flag off of the campaign of Mr Ayodele Fayose, the party’s State Guber candidate. The PDP Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwole, urged party leaders, members and others in the State to troop out en mass to welcome the President and his delegation. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Campaign Rally 10
Codewit News Online Thursday, 5th June 2014 UK Concerned Over Insecurity Ahead of 2015 Polls The United Kingdom has expressed concerns over the level of insecurity and the potential for violence ahead of the 2015 general election in Nigeria. This was as it harped on the role of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the elections are credible, fair and safe. The Permanent Secretary at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Mr. Mark Lowcock, made these comments according to a statement made available by the British High Commission in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; United Kingdon; Department For International Development (DFID); INEC; Insecurity http://www.codewit
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Leadership News Online Thursday, 5th June 2014 2015: Jega Decries Voter Apathy In Nigeria The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Attahiru Jega said yesterday in Calabar that there was still an intolerable high degree of apathy and low level of participation in the electoral process in the country. Jega said this was in spite of the enormous resources committed to voter and civic education by the commission and other bodies. “There is, therefore, the need to identify and close the gaps in our overall voter education programme and develop one that is not reactive but pro-active in its approach, responsive in its deployment and effective and sustainable,” he added. Nigeria 2015; INEC; Jega http://leadership.
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Daily Post Online Thursday, 5th June 2014 “PDP Will Win Oyo Guber Polls In 2015″- Alao Akala A former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Wednesday said the PDP would win the 2015 gubernatorial poll in the state. Alao-Akala, who spoke to newsmen in Ogbomoso, said: “There is nothing that can stop the PDP from winning in 2015. “We want to capture the state and we have all it takes to do so; it is just a matter of time. Everybody will line up behind the person in the front, that I can assure you.” Oyo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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All Africa News Online Thursday, 5th June 2014 2015: Politician Canvass Favourable Environment For Youth, Women Participation Some politicians on Wednesday in Lagos urged the Federal Government to provide a favourable environment for women and youths to participate effectively in next year’s general elections. News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the politicians were reacting to President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent call on political parties to introduce policies that would encourage election of youths and women into key positions.
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Mr David Aghanya, hailed Jonathan’s position but urged the Federal Government to discourage continued involvement of the same old people in governance.
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Leadership News Online Thursday, 5th June 2014 Lecturer Urges INEC To Use Ekiti Guber Election To Improve Image Prof. Femi Omotosho, a lecturer at the University of Ado-Ekiti, (UNAD), on Wednesday advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti to improve its image. Omotosho, a political scientist, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the June 21 election was a good opportunity for INEC to change the mindset of many Nigerians. Ekiti 2014; INEC http://leadership
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This Day Newspaper Wednesday, 4th June 2014 Senate Votes On Fresh Constitutional Amendments Today The Senate will today, carry out the last voting on the review of the 1999 Constitution as the parliament votes on the report of its Committee on Constitutional Review on issues bordering on amendments to the Electoral Act. Although the Senate had concluded voting on constitution review in July 2013, subsequent requests for amendments to some sections of the Constitution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), prompted the fresh voting. INEC; The Senate; Constitutional Review; Electoral Act 10
The Guardian Newspaper Wednesday, 4th June 2014 Reps Bicker Over APC’s Minority Leadership Seats Moves to strip the All Progressives Congress (APC) of some of the four key minority leadership seats and redistribute them among other minority parties in the House of Representatives generated commotion yesterday, stalling deliberations on the floor of the House for about 30 minutes. The party has Femi Gbajabiamila (formerly of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria ACN) as the Minority Leader, Kawu Samaila (formerly of the All Nigeria’s Peoples Party ANPP) as Deputy Minority Leader, Samson Osagie ( formerly of ACN) as the Minority Whip and Ahmed Datti (formerly of Congress for Progressive Change CPC) as Deputy Minority Whip. The matter has been referred to the House Committee on Rules and Business to report back within two weeks. House of Representatives; Minority Leadership; All Progressives Congress (APC) 1
The Guardian Newspaper Wednesday, 4th June 2014 APC, PDP Bicker Over Alleged Plan To Implicate Fayose Over Murder People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday traded words over plans to implicate PDP candidate Ayo Fayose in a murder case by members of the APC. While the PDP alleged that the APC had concluded plans to murder somebody and place his body on Afao Road and indict Fayose for the murder, APC replied that the allegation is not only ‘wild, but an attempt to shift the campaign from the realm of ideas to the ring of violence, killings and murder.’ Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC) 63
Daily Trust Newspaper Wednesday, 4th June 2014 Chairmanship: APC Sub- Committee To Decide On Zoning The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention Committee, yesterday constituted a sub-committee to decide whether the party should adopt the use of zoning in its forthcoming convention. The formation of the zoning sub- committee followed a meeting of the 15 member convention committee headed by the Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko in Abuja, Monday night. All Progressives Congress (APC); National Convention; Nigeria 2015 19
Daily Times Online Wednesday, 4th June 2014 UK Offers To Assist Nigeria In 2015 Elections The government of the United Kingdom has stated that supporting Nigeria’s 2015 general elections is a vital part of the UK’s global commitment to supporting free and fair elections across the globe.
At the launch of a program by the UK’s Department For International Development, the Permanent Secretary of the DFID, Mr Mark Lowcock, urged Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that electoral process would continue to improve.
“The upcoming elections in Ekiti and Osun States will be an opportunity for INEC to demonstrate successful electoral management and ability to work with political parties and security agencies to conduct successful elections,” Mr Lowcock said.
The program called ‘Deepening Democracy in Nigeria 2’ will cost 35 million pounds and it is aimed at strengthening democratic governance in Nigeria.
Nigeria 2015; INEC; United Kingdom; Department For International Development (DFID); Ekiti 2014; Osun 2014 http://dailytimes.
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Sun News Online Wednesday, 4th June 2014 “You Cant Intimidate Us With Soldiers, Thuggery” Ekiti APC Women The Ekiti State women wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  led by the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has vowed that the presence of soldiers or political thugs would not intimidate them from exercising their franchise during the June 21 governorship election. Setting the tone for the rally, the governor’s wife urged the women to be steadfast in their campaign for the governor, no matter the obstacles set before them by the opposition parties. As the women begin a house-to-house campaign to win more converts for the party, she urged them to educate the electorate on the need to cast their votes for her husband to guarantee continuity of the lofty programmes and policies of the administration. Fayemi said: “If they bring soldiers on the day of the election, please don’t allow that to intimidate you. Arrive at the polling unit early and don’t go there wearing any cloth having the symbol of APC or the picture of Governor Kayode Fayemi, because it violates the electoral law. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); Fayemi http://sunnews
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Punch News Online Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 Ekiti 2014: LP Members Defect To APC Over 1,000 members of the Labour Party in Ekiti State have defected to the All Progressives Congress. The defectors, led by a former deputy chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Ojo Ademola, included Messrs Adedamola Tayo, Ajiboye, Ojumoola Olayemi, Sola Ajayi, Peter Ademilua and Faleyimu Ademilua. According to a statement by the spokesperson for Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Dimeji Daniels, the defectors said they left the party because the emergence of Opeyemi Bamidele as the governorship candidate of the party was undemocratic. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party (LP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Defection http://www.punch
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Sun News Online Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 Bamidele Slams Fayemi Over Failure To Provide Water Labour Party governorship candidate,  Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has condemned Governor Kayode Fayemi-led government over its failure to provide pipe-borne water for the people three and a half years after.  Bamidele berated the governor in Ikun-Oba Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of the state during a meeting with the people of the community. Ekiti 2014; Labour Party (LP); http://sunnews
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Sun News Online Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 "Fayemi’ll Win Above 80%"- KFCO The Kayode Fayemi campaign organisation has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer and  governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi will poll not less than 80 percent of the total votes cast in the June 21 election.     The Director General of the organisation, Bimbo Daramola boasted last Thursday in his Ire-Ekiti countryhome in Oye Local Government area during a rally. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC); KFCO http://sunnews
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This Day Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 70% Of Eligible Ekiti Voters Have Collected PVCs, Says INEC With less than three weeks to the governorship election in Ekiti State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that about 70% of eligible voters have collected their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in the State. Ekiti 2014; INEC; PVCs A
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 2015 Tussle Increasing Tempo Of Terror Attacks- FG The Federal Government has raised the alarm that the race for the 2015 general elections is increasing the tempo of terrorist attacks in the country. During the first edition of "Good Morning Nigeria" on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Information Minister Labaran Maku claimed that most of the recent bombings in Nigeria were orchestrated to achieve a political objective in the 2015 general elections. Nigeria 2015; Violence; Minister of Information; NTA 7
The Nation Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 No INEC Official Can Rig Election Again, Says Ondo REC Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Akin Orebiyi has said no Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official, no matter how highly placed , could rig election anymore. He said the Commission’s present structure makes it impossible. Nigeria 2015; INEC; Rigging 7
This Day Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 APC Challenges FG On Budgetary Discipline, Accountability The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday asked the Federal Government to lead the way on the issue of accountability by accounting for the huge budgetary allocation it receives monthly from the Federation Account in view of its poor record of development. This came as the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), yesterday lamented the growing trend of insecurity in different parts of the country, noting that it poses daunting threats to the 2015 general elections. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC); Insecurity; Lagos State Governor 9
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 2015: INEC Inaugurates Voter Education Committee In Bauchi The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State has inaugurated an inter-agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education and Publicity (NICVEP) ahead of the 2015 general elections. The Commission stated that the committee is part of efforts by INEC to enlighten and mobilize citizens for effective participation of all Nigerians in electoral processes. Nigeria 2015; INEC; Voter Education; Bauchi State 19
Sun News Online Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 Don’t Abandon Fayose- Ex Gov Warns Former PDP Aspirants Former acting governor of Ekiti State, Tunji Odeyemi has urged former governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) not to abandon Mr Ayodele Fayose in his campaign for victory in the coming election. Odeyemi urged them to do everything within their powers to ensure the victory of the party in the June 21, election.  He warned that it could be suicidal for the former contestants to sit on the fence during the campaign even as  Odeyemi saluted their courage for being magnanimous in defeat saying that much is still required from them ahead of the poll. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnews
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The Nation Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 Ekiti To Bamidele: Stop Mischief Over Water The Ekiti State Government has described as lacking in merit the comment of the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele, on the water problem in the State. The Commissioner of Information, Tayo Ekundayo, pointed out that Fayemi had made the perennial problem of water one of his priority projects and had been addressing it since he mounted the saddle over three years ago, "the way Bamidele would not have done." Ekiti 2014; Labour Party; Fayemi 10
Vanguard Newpaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 INEC Celebrates Corps Member For Rejecting N8,000 Bribe The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday publicly recognised a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ismail Lawal, who rejected monetary inducement to rig the bye-election held in Ondo State in favour of a political party. According to the Resident Commissioner, the people offered the Corps member N8,000 to rig the election and he brought the money to the Commission but rejected the inducement by the Party. INEC; Rigging 11
The Guardian Newspaper Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 Fayose Chides Fayemi For Doctor’s Strike The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has berated the State governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi for the strike action embarked upon by all doctors in the State and he says it shows the insensitivity of the administration to the plights of its people. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Strike 7
Vanguard News Online Monday, 2nd June 2014 Ekiti 2014: “How We’ll Shame Riggers, Troublemakers”- Candidates, INEC, Police In spite of series of violence characterizing the June 21 governorship election campaigns, there will be no hiding place for election riggers and trouble makers on the Election Day. Speaking at a sensitisation workshop organised by the Special Adviser to the President on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Obi in Ado-Ekiti, the candidates promised to play according to the rules and shun acts of violence; the INEC said it would ensure a level playing field; and the Police said in collaboration with other security agencies, they will ensure that there will be no rigging and violence during the polls. Ekiti 2014; INEC; Ekiti State Police Command http://allafrica.
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Tribune News Online Monday, 2nd June 2014 Ekiti 2014: Fayemi Assures Of More Dividends Of Democracy If Re-elected Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people that his administration will deliver more dividends of democracy if he is re-elected in the forthcoming governorship poll. Governor Fayemi said contrary to insinuations that second term governors usually relapsed into non- performance, he was “in service to God and Ekiti people” and had no reason not to provide accountable service to the people who voted him as governor. Ekiti 2014; Governor Kayode Fayemi; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://tribune.
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This Day News Online Monday, 2nd June 2014 Fayemi Urges Workers To Ignore Text On Sack Rumour The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged workers in the state to ignore rumours making the rounds through text messages and the social media that he is planning to sack workers and cancel payment of leave bonus after his re-election. Fayemi gave the advice in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend during a quarterly interactive forum held with civil servants in the state. The governor said the masterminds of the text messages often take Ekiti people as fools who could be tossed around with lies and baseless claims, describing them as enemies of Ekiti’s progress. Ekiti 2014; Fayemi http://allafrica.
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Daily Times Online Monday, 2nd June 2014 2015: PDP Charges Officials To Re-double Efforts The PDP has charged all its elected and appointed officials at all levels to reciprocate the trust and support shown by Nigerians by redoubling their developmental efforts.
The party also charged its officials to work harder to deliver more democracy dividends to the peoples ahead of 2015. It said that would ensure Nigerians did not only continue to enjoy the benefit of quality stewardship from the PDP, but also voted en-masse for it in the 2015 general elections.
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Vanguard News Online Monday, 2nd June 2014 2015: Southern Group Accuses North Of Plot To Frustrate Jonathan Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Northern political elite are planning another round of violence, with the sole aim of frustrating President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition, the Southern Mandate, a coalition of socio-political groups alerted, in Abuja, yesterday.
It was reacting to the resolutions at a meeting of some northern organisations including the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Northern Union, NU, Arewa Reawakening Forum, ARF, and Middle Belt Forum, MBF, held in Kaduna, last Friday where they blamed the current insecurity and disunity in the region on the second term ambition of President Jonathan and vowed to ensure that a Northerner must take over the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2015.
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The Nation Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Osun 2014: Falae, Others Back Akinwusi Some Yoruba leaders including Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the SDP national chairman Chief Olu Falae, and the state leader Chief Oladipo Olaitan have endorsed the candidature of former Osun State Head Of Service, Mr Olusegun Akinwusi as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) flagbearer in the August 9th governorship election. Osun 2014; Social Democratic Party (SDP) 7
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Irregularities: INEC Extends Voters Registeration In 10 States The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) taking place in 10 States by two days as the initial exercise was marred by irregularities and equipment failure. The States are: Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa. Nigeria 2014; INEC; Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) 7
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Fayose Distributes 5,000 Crash Helmets To Commercial Motorcyclists Former governor of Ekiti State and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Ayo Fayose, distributed 5,000 crash helmets to commercial motorcyclists known as “Okada Riders” in the State. Fayose promised to make life better for them if elected and assured them he would not ban Okada from plying the highways if voted into office. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 86
Vanguard Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Fayose Pledges To Pay Pension, Gratuities, Arrears Within First 3 Months Former governor of Ekiti State and People’s Democratic Party Governorship Candidate in the June 21 election, Ayo Fayose has promised to settle all arears of pensioners and gratuities within his first three months in office. He blamed current Governor, Kayode Fayemi of delaying to address the payment till three weeks to the 2014 elections. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Fayose 10
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Jonathan Using Boko Haram As Excuse For Incompetence- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said the killing of the Emir of Gwoza in Borno State, has put a lie to claims by the President Jonathan administration that the Boko Haram is a northern political response to bring down his government. The party in a statement yesterday, described Boko Haram as the enemy of Nigeria, rather than a group set up by the opposition to bring down the Jonathan administration. Nigeria; All Progressives Congress (APC); Violence; Boko Haram; President Goodluck Jonathan; Borno State 17
This Day Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Gbajabiamila: Maku Is Right, 90% Of Nigerians Belong To APC The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed satisfaction with remarks made by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, last Wednesday when he alleged that 90 percent of the protesters campaigning for the release of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State, are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Gbajabiamila in a a satirical statement signed by his aide, said “Maku is absolutely right. I am particularly chaffed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government has finally woken up to smell the coffee and has admitted that APC is a movement and that 90% of Nigerians are APC members because as far as I know, that is the exact percentage of Nigerians that are criticizing government over the handling of the terror crisis.” Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 54
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Osun: 2 Governorship Candidates Emerge In Labour Party The crises rocking the Osun State chapter of the Labour Party has deepened as two governorship candidates emerged at separate primary elections conducted in Osogbo, Saturday. Osun 2014; Labour Party (LP); 17
The Guardian Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Sale Of Refineries May Wait Till After 2015 Polls A combination of labour and political issues may make the nation’s refineries not to be privatised until after the general elections of 2015, according to an investigation by The Guardian. The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) says labour has confirmed that it wants the refineries privatised, but with shares properly allocated to workers, a condition the government has accepted. Nigeria 2015; Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) 1
Daily Trust Newspaper Monday, 2nd June 2014 Oduah Revives Neighbour To Neighbour Ahead Of 2015 The Neighbour To Neighbour (N2N) organization, which campaigned for the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 has been restructured ahead of the 2015 elections. Sources in the organization say the former minister will serve as board chairman of the outfit and would be expected to use her experience and resources to revive the organization to perform its pre-2011 role now that the 2015 campaign is about commencing. Nigeria 2015; Neighbour To Neighbour (N2N) 7
Daily Times Online Sunday, 1st June 2014 Uduaghan Cautions Politicians Ahead Of 2015 Polls Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan indicated at the weekend that the monster of youth unemployment confronting the nation would soon be a thing of the past in the State.
Governor Uduaghan, who offered the glimmer of hope on unemployment during the 8th Convocation ceremony of the Delta State University, Abraka, also used the occasion to warn governorship aspirants in the 2015 polls to pursue their ambitions peacefully, devoid of violence.
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Sun News Online Sunday, 1st June 2014 PDP Petitions Ekiti Chief Judge Over Suits Against Fayose The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja has petitioned the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, alleging the likelihood of bias in the suits brought against its candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose over the June 21 governorship election in the state.
In a letter dated 30th May, 2014 from the national headquarters of the party and signed by its national secretary, Professor Wale Oladipo, the party requested that the Chief Judge transfer the cases which were assigned to Justice Monisola Abodunde, with number HAD/51/2015 brought against the candidature of Fayose by Mr. Adeniyi Ajakaiye and another one against the PDP by Citizens Popular Party (CPP).
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday, 1st June 2014 “Nigeria Will Cease To Exist By 2015″- Biafra Movement Leader The agitation for the actualization of the Sovereign State of #Biafra has taken a new dimension with a new leader of the struggle, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu declaring his readiness to fight all the way.
He said Nigeria would cease to exist by December 2015. Kanu, who spoke at a gathering of members of defunct Biafra, including scores of its aged war veterans, vowed that he would not rest until the Republic is realised.
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Daily Post Online Sunday, 1st June 2014 Ekiti Debate: Fayose Declined Because Fayemi Funded The Event, Says Aide Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has explained why he turned down invitation to attend a debate organised by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement. Speaking to DailyPost in phone interview on Sunday morning, Lere Olayinka, an aide of the ex-governor said his principal would not participate in a “sponsored election debate. Yes, it is true we are not participating. That group EiE got money for the event; Fayemi paid them millions”, he alleged. Responding to DailyPost enquiries, Enough is Enough Nigeria, however, debunked the claims by Fayose’s camp Ekiti 2014; Fayose; Enough Is Enough (EIE); Debate http://dailypost.
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