Keep praying for Nigeria, Obi pleads with nuns

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has appealed to nuns at the St. Scholastica Benedictine Abbey, Umuoji to continue to pray for Nigeria.
He said that the country was in serious distress because of many years of leadership failure.
Obi made the appeal during blessing of the new abbess, Rev. Mother Mary Ruphina Chukwuka OSB by Archbishop Valerian Okeje at the Abbey yesterday.

Bayelsa poll: APC UK tasks Lyon on good governance

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom chapter, has urged the newly elected governor of Bayelsa, Mr David Lyon to see his election as a call to higher service.

Mr Ade Omole, leader of the chapter said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Abuja while reacting to the development.

He described the victory of the governor-elect on the platform of APC as a clear statement from the electorate irrespective of their geographical divides.

YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA Africa), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a new election in Kogi state following reported cases of violence, vote-buying, and manipulation of voters.

YIAGA in a statement explained that the elections in the state did not reflect the preferences of voters because they were not given genuine opportunity to exercise their right to vote.
Read the full statement below:

YIAGA AFRICA Process Statement 2019 Kogi Governorship Election

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti advocates cancellation of election in Kogi Central, Lokoja

The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has called for the cancellation of the elections in Kogi Central and parts of Lokoja, the state capital.

Akpoti wants the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the elections in the areas and hold a rerun on the grounds that “what happened in Kogi Central and other parts of the state was a far cry from a credible election”.

Edo govt warns minister, Agba: Leave Oba of Benin out of Oshiomhole's misguided political crisis

The Edo State Government has warned the Minister of State for Budget, Mr. Clem Agba, to leave the revered Royal Majesty, Omo 'n Oba Ne Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, out of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole's misguided political battles against Governor Godwin Obaseki and others across the nation.

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti votes, decries violence in Kogi elections

Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the 2019 Kogi Governorship Election, Natasha Akpoti, has cast her vote in the polls, after which she accused incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello of sponsoring violence.

Akpoti told reporters that she has the “tremendous support” of the Kogi people but is worried about the violence being sponsored by her opponent.

Gunshots as thugs attack polling units in Kogi

Elections have been disrupted in ward 2, Lokoja, as gunshots were fired into the air by suspected thugs who made away with ballot boxes.

Channels TV gathered that voters in the Ajayi Crowther Memorial School are scampering for safety.

Commencement of voting in the polling unit which is the biggest in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital had a delay due to late arrival of security officials.

Meanwhile, in Aiyetoro 2, polling unit 003 in Kogi West Senatorial district, thugs disrupted voting exercise and destroyed ballot boxes.

Dino Melaye votes in Kogi West senatorial race

Dino Melaye has cast his vote in the rerun elections for the Kogi West Senatorial District.

The former lawmaker, who was sacked by the Elections Petitions Tribunal in Kogi in August, cast his ballot at 9:14 am in Open space, Iluafor polling unit 004, Ayetoro 1.

Kogi elections: Late arrival of security operatives delays voting in Lokoja – Itodo

Voting in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital is yet to commence due to late arrival of security officials at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Ajayi Crowther Memorial Senior Secondary School.

According to the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo who has been at the RAC since Friday to observe the proceedings, only two security officials were deployed the previous night, despite several requests made by officials from the Local Government office in Lokoja.

Obi advocates free, fair elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

By Valentine Amanze

The People Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the police, and other security agencies and organizations to see the Kogi and Bayelsa states elections on Saturday as opportunities to redeem the bartered image of Nigeria.
He said that Nigeria was regarded worldwide as a country incapable of conducting free and fair elections.

Obi spoke during the 7th anniversary lecture of The News Express at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.