COVID-19: Schools To Remain Closed In Edo – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has suspended the resumption of schools in the state over the increasing cases of COVID-19. In a statement issued on Friday, he said, “Comparing the first six weeks of the pandemic from March 23, 2020, with the first six weeks since December 1, 2020, Edo State has witnessed an […]

Obaseki Praises Supreme Court Ruling On Diri’s Victory

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has praised the Supreme Court for ruling in favour of Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, in a suit challenging his election victory. The governor described the ruling as a “victory for democracy.” He said, “The verdict is a victory for democracy. The Supreme Court has upheld the wishes of Bayelsans. […]

Edo 2020: APC Will Go To Court If It Has To – Ize-Iyamu

All Progressives Congress’ governorship aspirant in the September 19 Edo state gubernatorial election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said that the party will go to court to challenge the election results if is has to. He said the party was gathering facts, and in due time, it will communicate its next line of action to the public. […]

Return To APC, Ize-Iyamu Begs Obaseki

The All Progressives Congress candidate in last Saturday Governorship election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has beckoned on Governor Godwin Obaseki who defeated him at the polls to return to the APC. In a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Ize-iyamu said, “We are going to talk to everybody; we are going to bring everybody back. I want to […]

Obaseki Praises Wike For Role In Re-Election

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has thanked his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, and other Peoples Democratic Party Governors for their roles in his re-election. Obaseki thanked Wike during a visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday. He said, “I want to thank Edo people for their doggedness and determination in ensuring […]

Edo: Okunbo Congratulates Obaseki

Popular Edo state businessman and philanthropist, Captain Idahosa Okunbo, has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his reelection as governor of the state. Okunbo who had been vocal about his support for All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, applauded voters for showing up en masse to make their voices heard. He said: “I congratulate the people […]

Edo: APC Rejects Result, Allege Foulplay

The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has rejected the result of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state, and alleged foul play. The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, said “the party rejects the result”, citing alleged “strong-arm tactics”. “Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated,” the statement […]

Edo Polls: Obaseki In Early Lead

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has taken an early lead in the Edo State gubernatorial election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Results of 10 local governments reveal Obaseki’s lead over All Progressive Congress’ Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. SEE DECLARED RESULTS 1) Igwueme LGA PDP 7,870 APC 5,199 Total 13170 Total […]

Edo Election, No Face Mask In Voting

Presiding Officers in the Edo governorship election have said that no electorate will be allowed to vote without wearing a face mask in compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols.  They also insist on adherence to social distancing as provided in the guidelines for the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). […]

Edo 2020: Buhari Preaches Against Violence, Rigging

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned against violence and vote-manipulation in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. The President warned electoral officials and security agents to be neutral while carrying out their duties. He also warned political parties and politicians to behave responsibly as they go into the election. Buhari, in a statement issued by […]