Fear not, be vigilant, re-elect Obaseki for 2nd term, Okowa, PDP leaders tell Edo voters

Fear not, be vigilant, re-elect Obaseki for 2nd term, Okowa, PDP leaders tell Edo voters

Okowa and PDP leader at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium rally for Obaseki. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, and other PDP leaders have urged Edo people to be vigilant and ensure that their ballots would count, by and re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki in Saturday Governorship election, saying it is in their best interest to do so. Okowa, who is Chairman of South-South Governors Forum, made the call at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally at Samuel…

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Police deploy 31,000 personnel for Edo election, says IGP

Police deploy 31,000 personnel for Edo election, says IGP

Mr. Mohammed Adamu, IGP. By Deborah Coker The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 31,000 personnel have been deployed for the governorship election in Edo. Adamu disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin ahead of the governorship election holding on Sept. 19. He noted that the force was not unconscious of heightened tension and violence that had characterised…

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Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, Political appointees

Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, Political appointees

>Mr. Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police. By Monday Ijeh The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has barred security aides from accompanying VIPs and political appointees during the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the I-G had warned that anyone who flouted the order would be severely reprimanded. Mba said the I-G…

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Oba of Benin cautions politicians against setting Edo on fire

Oba of Benin cautions politicians against setting Edo on fire

Oba of Benin, Ewuare II. Igbaugba Ehigimetor/Monday Ajogun As Edo residents prepare for the Sept. 19 governorship election, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II, has warned politicians against setting the state on fire. “The warning is especially for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” the monarch said at a peace meeting he initiated for critical stakeholders. The meeting, held in Benin on Wednesday, was attended by…

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EDO 2020: South-South states must remain PDP, Okowa

EDO 2020: South-South states must remain PDP, Okowa

From (Right ): Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Edo State and (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Godwin Obaseki, and the national vice Chairman, PDP , Dan Orbhi during the PDP Wards 9 and 10 campaign rally at Ekpon, Edo State. Wednesday19/8/20. Wednesday19/8/20. PHOTO: BRIPIN ENARUSAI. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday called on the people of Edo to re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki to bring all states in the region under one…

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PDP accuses Buhari of complicity in plots to arrest PDP officials in Edo, urges president to probe Gambari

PDP accuses Buhari of complicity in plots to arrest PDP officials in Edo, urges president to probe Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to discharge the burden of being complicit in plans by officials of the federal Government and the all Progressives Congress (APC) to instigate the “arrest of certain individuals, ahead of the September 19 governorship election,” in Edo State. The party made the call at a press conference addressed on Tuesday, August 17, 2020 by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan…

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Why Tinubu is bitter with Obaseki, by PDP

Why Tinubu is bitter with Obaseki, by PDP

Bola Tinubu. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of being behind moves to seize the Edo State House of Assembly by the APC leadership. Making this known in a statement in Abuja, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan called on Tinubu , “to stop whining over the failure of the coup against the Edo state House of Assembly by the…

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Edo 2020: Oba of Benin expresses sadness at events, calls for peaceful campaigns, election

Edo 2020: Oba of Benin expresses sadness at events, calls for peaceful campaigns, election

HRM Ewuare II, Oba of Benin. By Joy Odigie The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare the 11 has called on political parties participating in the Edo 2020 election to go about their campaigns peacefully. The Royal Majesty made the call when he received a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a courtesy visit at his Palace in Benin on Saturday. The APC delegation, led by Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, was in Benin…

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Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Alfred Olufemi (Premium Times) President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders have been told to bury their heads in shame for depending on foreign countries for their health care, seeking Covid-19 vaccines abroad, and for borrowing money. Berating the African leaders, the General Overseer of Believers’ Love World aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in a live broadcast to his congregation on Sunday, charged the leaders to wake up for the development…

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Modular refinery will drive industrial revolution in Edo, says Osagie

Modular refinery will drive industrial revolution in Edo, says Osagie

By Kevin Okunzuwa Edo Government says the ongoing Modular Refinery project at Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, will drive the state’s industrial revolution quest. Mr Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to Gov. Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday. He said the Edo Modular and Refinery Company Ltd. and AIPCC Energy, were on…

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