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Looking at events leading to the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, in the last minute efforts by political parties particularly the APC and PDP to win at all costs and by all means.

The 2019 governorship election in Ekiti State presents an interesting opportunity for more analysis. The election will be interesting in more sense than one than we could of. It is now becoming clearer why the immediate former governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was defeated in the election that produced incumbent Governor Ayo Fayose, said the 2014 election was an unsettled matter.

To Fayemi, 2019 provides an opportunity for him to settle scores with Fayose and redeem himself of self importance, as a result of him losing the last governorship election.

Though Fayose is not directly contesting the governorship election, the governor has not cloaked his avowed interest in making sure that his deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola, succeeds him. It is, therefore, as if it is Fayose that is actually contesting the election against Fayemi and others.

Unfortunately for Fayemi, beating Fayose in the forthcoming election will demonstrate an achievement to higher ground. With the information reaching us,lets take look at the chances of both of parties into winning the forth coming Saturday election

Chances of APC in the July 14 Saturday election:

Senator Ayo Arise, on Tuesday expressed optimism that the current crisis rocking the party, not withstanding, APC would still be victorious in the July 14 governorship election.He said the party was determined more than ever to send out the governor Ayodele Fayose-led People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.

Arise, who represented Ekiti North at the Senate between 2007-2011,said that there is no doubt in any body’s mind that things are not going on well with the party, saying “The earlier we able to put our house in order the better the chances of our party in the election, the situation on the ground is very tense and I believe we are going to Abuja to meet our leader and found out the way forward.

So that this problem would not drag for too long and things we have been fighting against which is the ground norm for corruption, when a person gets into office under questionable circumstances and we condone that , then we have no business complaining about corruption, if we can not do the very minimum that is expected of us as citizens to ensure that the process is fair to everyone, then you have given room for a lot of doubt, questions, misgivings.

For us we want to see real change in our polity, our country and way of behaviors, that is the minimum standard”.Calling on the leadership of the party not to delay in resolving the crisis, by ensuring that sanction is apportioned appropriately and as quickly as possible, Arise said,“ We have competitions in the incumbent Governor that we want to remove and which I believe by the special grace of God, we would remove him”,so he said.

Chances of PDP in the July 14 Saturday election:

Fayose came into Ekiti politics in 2000, not through entrenched politicians or their structures. He went to the grassroots to recruit his foot soldiers. For three years, he was supplying free of charge to the people one of the most essential needs of man the likes of portable water,good roads etc.

He did it in all the nooks and crannies of the state. He was personally visible and accessible to all. He did not go to the high and mighty in the society but recruited those that might be described as the dregs of the society; the wretched and the downtrodden, and the forgotten. Baffled by his humility and love for the downtrodden, these people in turn recruited their friends and relations for Fayose.

 They remain loyal supporters of Fayose till today. They are his political strength, which no other person or body has tried to snatch from him. No politician in Ekiti state has committed as much resources and time to befriending the ordinary citizens of Ekiti state like Ayo Fayose did.
He did not only supply water for free to the people, he also provided free shuttle buses for students of the state-owned university.
He gave free drugs and distributed kerosene to the people. This act of giving has culminated into what is now famously known as the stomach infrastructure programme of the Fayose administration.
All of these combined tips the scale of popular support in Fayose’s  favor and, by extension, his candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola, is sure to benefit.Mr Bola Bolawole, a former editor of The Punch newspaper and media consultant to the PDP governorship candidate, said: “Professor Eleka has 80 per cent chances against his main opponent in the election, Dr Kayode Fayemi of the APC. As things stand today, Ekiti South is solidly behind Eleka because of the agitation for the next governor to come from the zone.

“The entire Muslim community in Ekiti State is behind the PDP candidate because of the choice of a Muslim as his deputy. In addition to that, the youth and students in the state are in his support because of his age and that of his deputy. Eleka is just 50, while his deputy is 39 years old. On the other hand, Fayemi is about 53 years old, while his deputy is well over 75 years old.

Teachers in the state are also in support of Eleka and PDP in this governorship election. He has brought smile on the faces of many in the teaching profession. The governor has brought glory to the education sector in the state. We are all living witnesses to the fact that Ekiti State is occupying an enviable position on the WAEC table in the last few years. Eleka has turned around the fortunes of the state Ministry of Education which he supervises.

Despite the assurance by INEC that it would not compromise its reputation for integrity, the PDP, the APC and other participating political parties at the poll warned that the governorship poll should be handled fairly by the Commission and the security apparatuses.

 

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Atiku Abubakar cries out, says Lai Muhammed is setting him up with security

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar cries out saying the are plans in the offing by some “unscrupulous elements” to implicate him.

This was made known in a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesman, Paul Ibe. He alleged that there are plans to carry out some crimes across the country with a view of implicating him as well as other top member of the opposition, PDP.

In the statement, Atiku calls for the arrest of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over his slanderous comments that he is planning to sabotage President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, as earlier reported by NIGERIA NEWS

The statement reads, “We wish to blow the whistle as an early-warning alert of the grandiose scheme being put together by some unscrupulous elements aimed at jeopardising the reputation of His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar in the coming days and weeks,” the statement read.

“By the merit of what is beginning to unfold, there are plans to create some upsets across the country whereby alleged perpetrators of such crimes will engage in phantom names-dropping of Atiku Abubakar and some senior personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Already, we are abreast of some other plans to plant fictitious stories in some mushroom media outlets aimed at discrediting Atiku and his political party, the PDP.

“It, therefore, becomes preponderant that we alert the public of this demonic plan and to say that it will be imprudent to compromise the peace and security of Nigerians in order to score a cheap political goal.

“Towards this end, and for the umpteenth time, we call on the Federal Government to be awake to its responsibilities of providing security and ensuring peace, and to desist from actions and utterances that are capable of exposing our fault lines.

“It is very unsettling that senior administration officials, especially those who are the mouthpiece of government will make reckless but calculated comments to tarnish the image of Atiku Abubakar and government will sit idly on it.”
“With the conclusion reached by relevant security outfits that there is no evidentiary proof to back the claim by Lai Mohammed that the opposition was planning to upstage the government, we demand that the information minister should be arrested for a breach of security and an apology rendered to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, he concluded.

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PDP Makes Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa Stepdown From Presidential Election Petition Tribual

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PDP Makes Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa Stepdown From Presidential Election Petition Tribual

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar do not accept that the President-elect, Mohammadu Buhari should be declared the winner and therefore he charged Buhari to presidential election petition tribunal. The NIGERIA NEWS recently gathered that the President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa  stepdown from the presidential election petition tribunal.

The PDP with the back of Atiku Abubakar insinutated that Mrs Bulkachuwa is in an affair with an APC member and for the reason that her husband is also a senatior under the All Progressive Congress, APC party, she was then requested to stepdown. However on Wednesday the tribunal challenge the accuse they brought against Mrs. Bulkachuwa that there is no any prove of the judge being bias.

However, Mrs Bulkachuwa stepdown despite the tribunal support. Mr. Atiku the said on Thursday that his, “legal team’s objection was not a reflection on Justice Bulkachuwa’s character or competence. As a matter of fact, I have great respect for her, being a pioneer and advocate for gender equality and female empowerment,”

Below is Atiku Abubakar Speech On Th Matter Of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

“One of the principal maxims of the Common Law is nemo judex in causa sua (no man shall be a judge in his own case). The call by my legal team for Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal was predicated on this principle, is that her husband, Alhaji Mohammed Bulkachuwa, is an All Progressives Congress Senator-elect and the case she was expected to adjudicate upon had a bearing on that party.

“My legal team’s objection was not a reflection on Justice Bulkachuwa’s character or competence. As a matter of fact, I have great respect for her, being a pioneer and advocate for gender equality and female empowerment.

“It is with this in mind that I commend Justice Bulkachuwa for recusing herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Panel hearing my petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Her action showed courage and is an act of patriotism. She has, by this action, increased the confidence the public have for the judiciary.

“Not only do I commend her, but I also pray, especially in this holy month of Ramadan, that Justice will be done by the tribunal according to the fear of God and not in keeping with respect for the powers that be.

“May God bless the judiciary and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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