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Bayelsa ANDP Distances Party From Tribunal Case Sacking Diri

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Yenagoa- The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) in Bayelsa State, on Thursday, washed its hand off the ongoing case on the alleged unlawful exclusion of the party’s candidate from the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
Pastor Sapere-Obi Endukakpo, the state secretary of the ANDP, said during a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre in Yenagoa on Thursday that the party was never a party to the petition filed before the tribunal.
Endukakpo, who was flanked by the state Publicity Secretary, Charles Krotezi, and the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Fortune Oyadongha, said the ANDP had unanimously adopted Diri during the run-up to the poll.
He said the ANDP could not, therefore, have dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the tribunal to complain about the alleged unlawful exclusion of the party’s candidate from the election.
Endukakpo said, “As at the time of the said elections, the party was still in its formative stage and yet to create structures necessary to run a successful campaign.
“Consequently, the party at the state level, in consultation with the National Executive, in its wisdom, opted to endorse the candidate whose vision and manifesto best mirrored the aspirations of the ANDP for a greater Bayelsa State.
“In that consideration, we met and agreed to support the candidature of His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
He recalled that the ANDP officially communicated its intentions to Diri in a letter dated November 4, 2019 and also published same in some national dailies, stressing that the judgment of the election petition tribunal sacking the governor “came to us as a rude shock.”
Endukakpo further said,”For clarity and emphasis, the ANDP did not conduct primaries, neither did we agree on a consensus candidate simply because the elections came too soon for the party to put structures required in place.
“Therefore, the party, having previously adopted Senator Diri, could not have gone to the tribunal to complain of unlawful exclusion.”
He also stated that the purported candidate of the ANDP is unknown to the party “as he is not a card-carrying member”, challenging him to produce his membership card “if he maintains this charade.

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‘Obaseki’s Victory Shows Egocentric Politicking Can Be Defeated’ – Oyegun

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A former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election.
Oyegun, in a statement on Tuesday, noted that egocentric politicking could be overcome.
“Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr. Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State.
“You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, the ills of overbearing and egocentric politicking in our nation can be overcome.”
He noted: “Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so places additional responsibilities on your shoulders.”
“I wish you and your Deputy four more years of inspired and productive leadership of our people who have reposed so much confidence in you,” Odigie-Oyegun added.

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Edo Election : US Hails INEC , Security Agencies

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Congratulations to the people of Edo State on a credible and peaceful governorship election. We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian security services on the positive role they played in the election and commend their work in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.
We recognize the critical role that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu played in promoting peace. We also thank our civil society partners for their invaluable work in upholding democracy and accountability in this election.
The United States remains concerned with reports of some violence that did emerge during the election, and by reports of vote-buying and intimidation of both voters and civil society domestic observers. We will continue to encourage all stakeholders, including INEC, political parties, and the security services, to improve the electoral process in the upcoming Ondo State governorship election.
As a democratic partner of Nigeria, the United States remains committed to working together to achieve our mutual goals of peace and prosperity for the citizens of both our countries.

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PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States

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*PDP states*
(1). Edo State – PDP
(2). Rivers State – PDP
(3). Delta State – PDP
(4). Bayelsa State – PDP
(5). Cross River State – PDP
(6). Akwa Ibom state – PDP
(7). Enugu state – PDP
( . Ebonyi state – PDP
(9). Benue State – PDP
(10). Oyo State – PDP
(11). Adamawa state – PDP
(12). Bauchi State – PDP
(13). Abia State – PDP
(14). Zamfara State – PDP
(15). Sokoto State – PDP
(16). Taraba State – PDP
*APC States*
(1). Borno State – APC
(2). Imo state – APC
(3). Kano state – APC
(4). Kaduna state – APC
(5). Nasarawa state – APC
(6). Kogi state – APC
(7). Niger State – APC
( . Plateau State – APC
(9). Jigawa state – APC
(10). Kastina state – APC
(11). Kwara state – APC
(12). Kebbi state – APC
(13). Lagos – APC
(14). Ogun state – APC
(15). Yobe state – APC
(16). Gombe state – APC
(17). Ekiti state – APC
(18). Osun state – APC
(19). Ondo state – APC
*Anambra state is APGA.*
Geopolitical Zones:
North Central – APC 5, PDP 1
North East – APC 4, PDP 2
North West – APC 5, PDP 2
South East – APC 1, PDP 3, APGA 1
South South – APC Nil, PDP 6
South West – APC 5, PDP 1
2023 permutation begin!

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