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US Elated Over Peaceful Conduct Of Edo Gov Election 

The United States, yesterday, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Edo governorship poll, barely nine days after issuing a visa ban threat on would-be perpetrators of electoral heist. The US, in a message posted on the Facebook page of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, hailed Edo people for a credible and peaceful election. It also thanked the ...

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Oshiomhole Breaks Silence, Says Life Not About Winning Only

Former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday night said life was not all about winning. The former labour leader, who spoke for the first time on the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, which his party lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, said that losing was also part of life. In a ...

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The Obaseki Tsunami

By Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill The recent victory of His Excellency Godwin Obaseki is a lesson that many can learn from. I think it sends a very clear message to Nigerians as a whole, but a direct message to All Progressives Congress (APC) and a quiet message to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in particular. Today I will leave the ...

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Tinubu, Oshiomhole Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy – Obaseki

…INEC issues him, Shaibu certificates of return …Oba of Benin, Oyegun congratulate Obaseki Edo State Governor and Governor-elect, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extended a hand of fellowship to his opponents in last Saturday’s election, especially leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to join hands with him to move the state forward. However, he warned that there will ...

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Edo Poll Free, Fair, APC Finally Concedes Defeat

The All Progressives Congress has conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election. Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki on his victory. Buni said,  “Edo State ...

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My Reelection Has Permanently Caged Edo Lions, Tigers In The Zoo — Obaseki

The Edo State Governor and governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, hailed the Edo people for ensuring his victory at the state governorship election. He noted that his reelection had put an end to godfatherism and ensured that ‘the lions and tigers’ were permanently caged in the zoo. Obaseki said this while speaking to party supporters at the Museum Ground, Kings ...

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Be magnanimous In Victory To Cool Passions – Obasanjo Urges Obaseki

… mourns Emir of Zazzau Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to be magnanimous in victory as it was charitable and would cool passions in the wider interest of the state and country. Obasanjo disclosed that the success recorded by the governor at last weekend governorship election in the state, was ...

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Consolidate On The Gains Of Edo Election, NEBPRIL Urges INEC, Stakeholders

Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and the voters on the successful conduct of the Edo State governorship election, urging stakeholders to allow the electoral gains to be a benchmark for subsequent elections. In a statement in Abuja on Monday, September 21 and signed by ...

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Edo, Visa Ban And Demystification Of A Godfather

Casmir Igbokwe Edo State will make a good study in political chicanery of godfathers. Before the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, it was as if war would break out in the state. The godfather himself, Adams Oshiomhole, pranced about the state in campaign summersault. Recall that, four years ago, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives ...

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Obaseki’s Victory End Of Godfatherism In Nigeria, Says Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says there is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard won victory of Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki “is not just a victory, but a Declaration of Independence from the anti democratic forces of godfatherism and militarism.” In a statement he personally signed, Atiku said “no victory could be sweeter than this, and I ...

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