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Kogi Guber: Women group jubilate at PDP as female aspirant picks nomination form

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Kogi Guber: Women group jubilate at PDP as female aspirant picks nomination form

By John Akubo
It was jubilation galore for some women group at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja yesterday as the female PDP governorship aspirant, Princess Iye Grace Adejoh picked nomination and expression of interest form.
The women who trooped to the secretariat in solidarity with one of their own said it was time for them to take charge as the menfolk have been taking them for granted.

The aspirant in her speech said, giving leadership position to women is like insurance for the country.
According to her women are good managers at home and in office adding that she will ensure Kogi State’s pride of place is regained.
Mrs. Adejo said she is in the race to rescue the children of Kogi from the indoctrination of thuggery and violence.
She said the party has been through tick and thin and now witnessing a form of strange opposition since 2015.
She indicated that the party would have crumbled completely, if not for the resilience of those at the leadership.

She recalled how few citizens of the country amid military intimidation insisted for democracy to be institutionalised by forming the party which eventually ruled the country for 16 eventful years.

“The PDP has done well particularly in few years that the party faced a strange form of opposition.”

“Let us not forget how the country was before few individuals like Prof. Jerry Gana, late Alex Ekwueme formed G-8 and later G-18 that metamorphosed into PDP with so much sacrifice for the country.”

The governorship aspirant said she would fulfill her ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, saying that the party had supported female candidates in the past.

The National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd), said that men folks have no business governing Kogi State.

Addressing the supporters of the only female gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the PDP, Princes Iye Grace Adejoh in Abuja, he said the party is being rebranded to win more States.
He added that Kogi and Bayelsa States would be captured in the forthcoming governorship elections.

“This is a party that has been rebranded to win more States and we are committed to winning Kogi and Bayelsa States in the forthcoming governorship elections.”

“We also urge urge you to follow the party Constitution and the Electoral laws so as to avoid legal tussle and as you are aware, this is purely and truly a rebranded party committed to Transparency.”

“So that Kogi State where you come from is retrieved from the hands of those who don’t have business governing the state.”

“We are happy with men and women who kept faith with the Peoples Democratic Party despite challenges it has faced in few years.”

“Your participation would make electioneering more interesting for women in Kogi believing that they will all come out to support the party.”

“Anywhere we can assist you without compromising the process, we will and do not be intimidated by men who are already in the race.”

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Bogoro youths reject LG election results, over massive rigging

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Bogoro youths reject LG election results, over massive rigging

From Ali Sara, Bauchi

Concerned Bogoro Youth Forum in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State have rejected the Local Government election results that took place last Saturday.
They alleged that the election was characterised by massive rigging.

The Youth Forum protested in Bogoro LGA capital to register their grievances.
They said, “This is the first time in our history that we are witnessing an election like this whereby results were being announced while voting was still ongoing.
“We demand that our votes must count adding whoever wins at the poll should be declared winner, we are not supporting any particular political party, but we need justice and fairness”.

The Chairman of the Forum Mr. Jerome Issac alleged that in Bogoro, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agents were seen abandoning ballot papers and other sensitive election materials

Isaac lamented that the results were announced and PDP candidates declared winners when the votes had not been collated”. He said.

“All we want is that our votes must be counted before declaring the winner of the election. I want to also remind the Governor that this was not what happened during his election in 2019 when the people stood by him and elected him as their leader, this shows that he is not a democrat and it is not good for our fledging democracy”.
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You may recall that the Peoples Democratic Party won all seats in the LG election from councillorship level to the Chairmananship.
Even some members of the state Assembly have rejected the results.

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LG election: Dogara’s aides express confidence of victory

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

As the people of Bauchi State file out tomorrow to exercise their franchise in the Local Government election, the battle for supremacy between the two major gladiating political parties; the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) is expected to play out.

The immediate past speaker of the House of representatives Honorable Yakubu Dogara who recently joined the APC in his Bogoro local government has vowed to leave no stone unturned having embarked on door to door campaign to ensure victory.
Those vying for the chairmanship seat in the local government are Honorable Bulus Iliya of APC and Honorable Iliya Habila of PDP who are both former Senior Special Assistants to the former Speaker.

Flagging off his campaign Wednesday Honorable Iliya said that he is not afraid of the ruling party because the youth and women are with him.

According to him, he cannot be intimidated by anybody saying he does whatever he sets out to do without fear.
“I don’t fear face because I believe in God and God decide who will rule the LGA. I am not afraid that I am contesting against the ruling party, why because I know the masses are with me and I am sure I will defeat PDP on saturday”.

The APC candidate alleged that the only option for the ruling People’s Democratic Party is to try to manipulate the election because they have the government.
He expressed the believe that with God and the people by his side he will win the election.

“Definitely, if they are going to conduct a credible election we will be victorious come this Saturday”, he confidently boasted.

He called on the electorate to be law abiding, even as he advised them to protect their votes.

On his part Honorable Iliya Habila who is the immediate past Care taker Chairman of Bogoro LGA and the flag bearer of the PDP said he does not need to campaign because within the ten months of his stewardship in office the people can testify to his giant strides in the area of human and infrastructure development.

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent a congratulatory message to the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election to a second term at Saturday’s election.
Lawan also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory of its candidate at the election, saying the triumph is well-deserved and heart warming.This was contained in a statement that was issued in Abuja yesterday by his special adviser on media Ola Awoniyi.The president of the senate noted that the election was a referendum on the stewardship of Governor Akeredolu in the last four years and that the Governor has passed the examination in flying colours.
The Senate President commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct at the poll, which has demonstrated their confidence in their country’s democratic process.
He also thanked the Ondo people for their consistency in identifying with progressive platforms now ably represented by the APC.
“By the outcome of this election, the people of Ondo State have spoken in a loud and unambiguous voice that the APC offers the best platform for the pursuit of their development goals and political aspirations.
“The electoral victory in Ondo State is a re-affirmation of the people’s faith in the APC government and the capacity of Governor Akeredolu to continue the transformation of  the state by consolidating on his achievements and opening new frontiers of development in the Sunshine State,” Lawan says.
The Senate President admonished the Governor not to deviate from the path that has taken him to a fresh mandate from his people. He also urges him to continue to implement APC’s progressive programmes for the benefit of all Ondo people.
Lawan called on other contestants in the election to join hands with the winner in working for the common good of Ondo people.

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