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Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election to hold on 20th March, 2021, says INEC

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Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election to hold on 20th March, 2021, says INEC

By Janet Samuel

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday 20th March 2021 for the conduct of a bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Ekiti East Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.
The National Commissioner and Chairman
Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye made this known in a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja
He said the vacancy arose as a result of the death of Hon. Adegbuyi Oluwajuwa Amos, member representing Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly and the subsequent declaration of vacancy for the Constituency by the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.

He said met and deliberated on the conduct of Bye-election into the vacant seat of Ekiti East Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.

According to him, the official notification for the election will be published Wednesday 24th February 2021.

He said the Political Parties shall conduct their primaries between 26th February and 3rd March 2021 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6pm on the 8th March 2021.

“The Access Code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from 26th February 2021 at the Commission’s headquarters.”

Okoye enjoined all political parties intending to field candidates to pay close attention to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities and to conduct transparent and valid party primaries that meet the provisions of Section 87 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended).

The Commissioner urged Political parties to note that under section 31(8) of the Electoral Act, a political party which presents to the Commission the name of a candidate who does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a maximum fine of N500,000.00.

The detailed Timetable and Schedule of activities he said has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

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More Setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

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More setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia

The Minority leader and member representing Kokona West constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Danladi Jatau has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.

His defection was contained in a letter of intent to join APC in his ward, Bassa Electoral ward, Kokona Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.
The letter reads,
“I wish to formally notify you of my intention to join the All Progressive Congress ( APC) from today being Tuesday, April 13th, 2021.

“While counting on your support to enjoy the previliges of the party, I promise to be loyal and do my best for the success of the party” he said.

The minority leader, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security has assured of his commitment to mobilise people to ensure the success of APC at all levels.

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

Ahead of 2023 presidential election, a group, under the aegis of North Central Patriot, has called on the region to agitate for presidency.

The agitation, the group said, has become imperative as the region has not produce presidency since the inception of democracy in the country in 1999.

The group urged the people from the region to come together and fight for this position as 2023 has given another oppotunity for such agitation.

The North Central Patriot specifically urged its people to take advantage of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal congress coming up in Benue on Saturday, adding that such avenue is good opportunity to express this concern to members.

The group noted that the Zonal Congress is an avenue to put plans in place for the call for North Central presidency.

The group, in a statement by its President, Bitrus Paul, noted that if there is any better place or time for this agitation is this congres.

The North Central Patriot said: “Enough is enough, this is our time to produce the President. Other zones have had a stint in that position, we also need to taste it. The era of playing the second fiddle is over, we also need to lead the affairs of this nation.”

The group pointed out that North Central doesn’t lack quality leaders, who can hold positions, give directive and lead the nation from all fronts.

“No section of this country should be ignored when it comes to leadership position. The region has been ignored too long. This is the time for us to rise up and claim what we believe is ours at this point in time,” the group said.

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Congress for the north west zone in Kaduna has ended in a disorderly manner after supporters of major contenders clashed.


The disorderly atmosphere led to destruction of ballot boxes by thugs of opposing camps

The major contenders for the position of National Vice Chairman for north west zone include Senator Bello Hayatudeen Gwarzo, Aminu Wali and a preferred candidate of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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