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I’ll be at EFCC with my bedclothes, pillowcase – Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he will be reporting to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase in preparation for long detention.
Fayose said this in the early hours of Monday at a farewell dinner held for him by the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said: “I will be there on Tuesday.
“I am not begging for any bail.
“It is up to them.
“If they want me, they should just give me a bed.
“I have done by bed bedclothes.
“I have done my pillowcase.
“I have my English and Yoruba bibles.
“I am prepared for them.
“Nobody should worry about me.
“Only cowards die many times before their deaths.”
Fayose said his persecution will not last for long as the PDP will return to power at the federal level next year.
He said: “Tell them at the Villa: My name is Ayo Fayose.
“My name is Peter the rock.
“Let me say to you that by the grace of God, I will be at the EFCC by 1pm on Tuesday.
“I am not a coward, never.
“Let it be said to them that today is their own and tomorrow is our own.
“I am coming.
“As soon as I leave the EFCC, I will talk more than what I have said before.
“There is no way a Buhari will match an Atiku when you put the two of them side by side, comment by comment, clarity by clarity of tongue.”
A chieftain of the PDP and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has however said top members of the party will accompany Fayose to the EFCC.
Fani-Kayode said at the dinner: “When I was in the EFCC detention for 60 days and then another 30 days, he came to see me.
“They were shaking that a sitting governor could come to the EFCC and they came to bring me to see him from one of the underground cells and all he was saying was: ‘Know that God is with you. God is alive.’
“As you stood by us when we went through challenges, so shall we stand by you from October 16 when we go to the EFCC to go and see them.
“Nothing can overcome you because God is with you.”
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Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.

Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, who made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday, said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the process had completely been taken over by armed political thugs.

“Today this charade called re-run election was slated to hold in Kano and other states but unfortunately, what we have in Kano is nothing but a sham,” he said.

“Reports reaching us since yesterday indicated that thugs have allegedly been mobilised to take over all the 208 polling units.”

According to him, the thugs were allegedly brought from Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau and other neighbouring states and were “armed to the teeth”, posing as voters in the polling units in the localities.

The chairman alleged that the thugs freely voted with permanent voter cards (PVCs) that did not belong to them, while some posed as INEC staff.

He said as a peace-loving party, the PDP had alerted security agencies, in addition to writing a letter of caution to the INEC resident electoral commissioner to alert him to the situation.

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BREAKING: Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of 2018 Osun Gov election

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The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election.

The three-man panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27 was illegal.

The tribunal therefore deducted the votes scored by the APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola at the rerun illegal.

The tribunal said Mr Adeleke won the election at the first ballot on September 22, and the rerun that INEC devised to reach a final conclusion a week later was illegal.

Details shortly.

 

Source: Premium Times

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Osun Guber Poll: Tribunal upholds PDP’s claims of alteration of results

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The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has upheld claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that results of the Osun governorship elections were altered.

The tribunal held that testimonies by agents of the APC, who were witnesses at the tribunal showed that Forms EC8A and EC8B were altered after the completion of the election.

The tribunal also dismissed PDP’s claims of over-voting in 125 polling units, saying there was “no scintilla of evidence were adduced that their valid votes were voided.”

On the issue of non-compliance, the tribunal said the PDP could not prove the allegations.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke and his party are challenging the declaration of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress, APC as the winner of the September 22/27, 2018 election in the state. They urged the tribunal to declare Adeleke as the winner of the poll.

Oyetola is urging the tribunal to dismiss the petition which he described as a bedlam full of confusion.

Detail later…

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