As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija Information brings you the most recent replace earlier than the D-Day.
Many political events can be taking part within the election however all consideration can be on the candidates of the 2 main events, the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo Governorship election would function a litmus take a look at for the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 common election.
Beneath is a roundup of prime tales on the Edo Governorship election…
The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has said that the Edo State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has a picture downside.
Naija Information remembers that throughout the 2016 APC governorship marketing campaign the previous Nationwide Chairman of the get together, Adams Oshiomhole alleged that Ize-Iyamu poured acid on a pupil whereas he was a pupil on the College of Benin and was subsequently expelled.
Reacting throughout an interview session in a web based tv programme on Sunday, Ize-Iyamu debunked the allegation and defined that opposite to what’s in circulation, he drew the eye of the varsity safety and took the sufferer for first support remedy.
Ize-Iyanmu, nonetheless, admitted to the claims that he was a member of the Pyrates Confraternity and a pupil union chief.
In an announcement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP stated the confession by Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication that he’s unfit to carry workplace as governor of Edo state.
The governing get together in Edo State famous that the expulsion by a panel, which, based on Oshiomhole, “was chaired by no much less an individual than the present Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Towards Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, has put a everlasting deficit on Ize-Iyamu because the APC candidate.”
The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has denied stories been unfold by varied media shops deal with that he has vowed to present his assist to the incumbent governor of the State Godwin Obaseki, within the upcoming gubernatorial polls within the state.
The rich man who is understood for his philanthropic debunked the report by way of his spokesman, Anthony Chiejina, who described the hearsay as outright falsehood, a malicious, irresponsible and mischievous act aimed toward destroying his picture.
“Aliko Dangote is an entrepreneur and enterprise chief whose focus is on improvement, job creation and philanthropy. He has not endorsed anybody for electoral positions in Edo or another state of Nigeria.” Dangote Says
Talking additional, Dangote stated he has not crossed the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge since that date. His identify and character shouldn’t be drawn into any political marketing campaign.
The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) will on July 7, 2020, inaugurate its nationwide marketing campaign council for the 2020 Edo State Governorship election.
Naija Information stories that the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) had scheduled September 19 for the gubernatorial election.
In an announcement signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP disclosed that the majority members of the council take part by way of Zoom.
The assertion learn, “The Peoples Democratic Get together will, on Tuesday, inaugurate its Nationwide Marketing campaign Council for the Edo state governorship election with the bigger members of the committee taking part on Zoom.
“That is in compliance with COVID-19 protocol on social and bodily distancing at public gatherings.
“Nevertheless, the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the Secretary of the Marketing campaign Council can be bodily current for the occasion slated for Tuesday at 1pm, alongside the Nationwide Chairman of our get together, the governors of our get together, members of the Nationwide Working Committee, in addition to Board of Trustees, members who’re additionally members of the marketing campaign council and can be found in Abuja.
“Additionally, the members of the Marketing campaign Council, who’re at the moment in Abuja, are additionally anticipated on the venue of the inauguration.”