Transcript of El-Rufai’s controversial statement about role of religion in Kaduna governorship

A five-minute 43 seconds video of the immediate former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, is generating uproar, especially on social media. Mr El-Rufai was addressing a group of Muslim clerics in Kaduna after his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the winner of the governorship election. Below is the English translation of … Read more

Governor Uzodinma drops his Deputy for another ahead of governorship election

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Imo state, Governor Hope Uzodinma has replaced his Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku with another candidate.    A list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed Uzodimma has dropped Placid for a female deputy governorship candidate, Mrs. Ekemaru Chinyere Ihuoma.   Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samuel Anyanwu … Read more

Diri, Uzodinma, Dino Melaye, others make INEC final list for Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo governorship polls (FULL LIST)

Ahead of the official commencement of campaign activities on 14 June, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates participating in the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states. The commission approved the list of the candidates and their running mates at a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, its … Read more

Mexico’s AMLO-backed ruling party wins governorship in longtime conservative stronghold

The ruling party of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the governorship of the country’s most populous state, dealing a life-threatening blow to the old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party — or PRI — which had governed the State of Mexico without interruption for nearly a century. With over 99% of precincts counted in a … Read more

JUST IN: Ogun governorship election tribunal begins sitting amidst tight security

Hoodlums are making their presence felt despite tight security as the governorship election petition tribunal began sitting on Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The hoodlums, who are suspected members of rival political parties, laid siege to the entrance of the court in the Isabo area of the state capital. To keep them at … Read more

Thugs invade venue of election tribunal, beat Ogun PDP governorship aspirant

A former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP}, Segun Showunmi, was on Monday beaten by political thugs, who welded sticks, as the Election Petition Tribunal began its sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital. The inaugural sitting of the tribunal began amid tension and watertight security, as it heard the petition filed by the PDP governorship candidate, … Read more

Thugs flog PDP governorship aspirant outside venue of Ogun tribunal

Former Governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Showunmi, was on Monday, June 5, beaten with sticks by thugs just before the state’s Election Petition Tribunal began its sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital.   Daily Trust reported that before the tribunal commenced hearing of the petition filed by the … Read more

Imo LP governorship candidate, Achonu chooses ex-Reps member as running mate

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Imo State, Athan Achonu, has picked a former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, as his running mate for the November 11 election in the state. Nwulu represented Oshodi-Isolo 2 Federal Constituency in the lower legislative chamber under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2015 to 2019. … Read more