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BREAKING: Rivers Gov Candidates Protest At Police Headquarters, Accuse Wike Of Intimidation

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Governorship candidates of some political parties in Rivers State on Friday stormed the State Police headquarters, protesting alleged intimidation by Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of Saturday’s election.

The candidates are Senator Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party, Tonye Cole, All Progressives Congress, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Accord and Tonte Ibraye, African Democratic Congress.

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The opposition parties also alleged that their members and supporters were being harassed and arrested by security agencies working for governor Wike and called for the immediate release of all those arrested within this political period.

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Edo Guber: APC Aspirant Rejects Primary Results, Vows To Challenge Outcome At Appeal Pannel

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Hon. Anamero Dekeri, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the forthcoming election in Edo State has rejected the results of the rescheduled party primary in the state.

Recall that the trio of Senator Monday Okpebholo, Hon Dennis Idahosa and Hon Anamero Dekeri, had after last Thursday party primary claimed to have won the governorship ticket of the party, a development that created division among the National Working Committee, NWC, members and the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led committee.

The Uzodinma-led primary committee had declared Dennis Idahosa the winner of the primary, while Dr Stanley Ugboajah declared Sen. Monday Okpebholo winner.

READ ALSO: [UPDATED] Edo Guber: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate

In the rescheduleed primary chaired by the governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, which held today, Friday 23, he announced Senator Okpebholo to have polled 12, 433 votes to defeat 11 other aspirants who contested the primary election.

Otu announced the votes scored by aspirants as followed: Blessing Agbomhere, 731 votes; Charles Airhiavbere 1,181 votes; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu 378 votes; Dennis Idahosa, 6, 541 votes; Clem Agba, 2, 732 votes, Lucky Imansuen, 493 votes; David Imuse, 423 votes; Oserhiemen Osunbor, 634 votes; Gideon Ikhine, 728 votes; Anamero Dekeri, 2, 566 and Ernest Umakhine, 2, 117.

However, after the announcement, Dekeri alleged that the conduct of the primary lacked transparency and was skewed in favor of Okpebholo.

He vowed to challenge the outcome at the party’s primary election appeal panel.

 

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[UPDATED] Edo Guber: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate

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The Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Monday Okpebholo has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the rescheduled party primary.

Recall that the trio of Senator Monday Okpebholo, Hon Dennis Idahosa and Hon Anamero Dekeri, had after last Thursday primaries laid claim to the party’s governorship ticket, a development that created division among the National Working Committee, NWC, members and the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led chairman.

Uzodinma-led primary committee had declared Dennis Idahosa the winner, while Dr Stanley Ugboajah declared Sen. Monday Okpebholo winner.

READ ALSO: JUST IN: Monday Okpebholo Emerges Edo State APC Governorship Candidate

In the rescheduled primary chaired by the governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, announced the final results of the collated across the 18 Local Government Areas.

Senator Okpebholo polled 12, 433 votes to defeat 11 other aspirants who contested the primary election.

Otu announced the votes scored by aspirants as followed: Blessing Agbomhere, 731 votes; Charles Airhiavbere 1,181 votes; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu 378 votes; Dennis Idahosa, 6, 541 votes; Clem Agba, 2, 732 votes, Lucky Imansuen, 493 votes; David Imuse, 423 votes; Oserhiemen Osunbor, 634 votes; Gideon Ikhine, 728 votes; Anamero Dekeri, 2, 566 and Ernest Umakhine, 2, 117.

READ ALSO: Osunbor Withdraws From APC Edo Governorship Race

Otu said twelve aspirants contested the party’s governorship ticket, adding that “Sen. Okpebholo having satisfied all the requirements and having scored the highest numbers of votes is hereby declared the winner.”

He specifically thanked officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies, adding that in every contest there must be winners and appealed to other aspirants to rally round Okpebholo.

He called on all members of the party to remain united in order to ensure victory for the party in the September 21st governorship election.

 

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[UPDATED] Edo Poll: Jubilation As Akpata Emerges As Gov’ship Candidate Of Labour Party

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Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has emerged winner the Labour Party governorship primary conducted today Friday 23, at the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Benin.

Announcing the results, Returning Officer of the primary and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Engr. Ikechukwu Emetu, said Akpata polled 316 votes to defeat his closest opponents, Kenneth Imansuangbon who polled 7 votes; Prof. Sunday Eromosele, 7 votes; Sergius Ogun, 4 votes to emerge governorship candidate of the party.

Engr Emetu said: “Akpata, having polled the highest number of votes and having met the requirements of the Labour Party constitution is hereby declared winner and return as the candidate of the Labour Party in the Edo State governorship election.”

READ ALSO: [BREAKING] Edo Poll: Akpata Emerges As Gov’ship Candidate Of Labour Party

The Returning Officer, while thanking other aspirants for their sportsmanship, and urged them to work with Olumide Akpata in the forthcoming election so that Labour Party comes out victorious.

Responding, Akpata paid tribune to late governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu whom he described as his mentor at the bar and in politics.

He said he is following the trajectory of Akeredolu, adding that he would not led supporters of the party down.

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