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Edo Election : Otaru Of Igarra Denies Donating N1M To Ize – Iyamu Campaign Funds

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THE Otaru of Igarra, HRH Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II has denied reports that he made a donation of one million naira to the campaign funds of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu when he visited Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State to seek royal blessings.
A statement signed by five palace chiefs of Akoko- Edo which are Odovidi Okomayin, Okomayin Ojo; Oseh, Chief D. A. Ojo; Okomayin, Okomayin Obende; Emah, Emma Adebayo and Ukana Agumagu, Ezekiel Ukanah said Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP visited the palace just like Ize-Iyamu and the APC did for royal blessings.
They said the Otaru of Igarra is non-partisan and he is open to all political parties and politicians.
The statement said some headlines reading “Igarra monarch donates N1m to Ize-Iyamu” was misleading as the said donor did that in his private capacity adding that the donor, which the statement referred to as Joseph Mayaki Akpeji is not the traditional ruler of Igarra.
Part of the state read: “It should be pointed out that Joseph Mayaki Akpeji is someone who holds himself out as the Otu of Igarra. By law, the title of Out of Igarra is a minor chieftaincy exclusive to the Anona family of Igarra and over which the Otaru of Igarra is the prescribed authority (as the Otaru is the Prescribed Authority over the entire Igarra/Akuku Clan). It should be noted that Eziobe Traditional Council is not known to Igarra tradition and Chieftaincy laws of Edo State.

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‘Tinubu Has Sold His Integrity On The Altar Of Politics’ – Yoruba Youth Forum

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Following his statement on Edo governorship election, a pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF) has condemned the national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed for selling his integrity on the altar of politics.
The Group in a press statement by its President- General, Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa said that Tinubu’s statement on Edo’s governorship election was unfortunate and one that has shown Tinubu for who he truly is. “How can somebody who claimed to have fought for Nigeria’s democracy be so careless with his utterances.
It would be recalled that Tinubu accused Obaseki of being a dictator in Edo, noting that the governor also lacked the rule of law and respect for the people of the state.
He said: “I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election. I have suffered with many others to bring about this democratic regime that today we are enjoying in the country.
Godwin Obaseki didn’t participate in any aspect of the struggle to enshrine democracy in the country.” The Group therefore challenged Tinubu to show proof that he actually fought for Nigeria’s democracy. “It is so sad that Tinubu could claim that he fought for Nigeria’s democracy.
We know those who genuinely fought for democracy and Tinubu is not in any way among these patriotic people. Tinubu should tell us where he was between 1996 to 1997.

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Edo election: Buhari in closed-door meeting with Buni, Ganduje

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The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress , Mai Mala Buni , on Monday, led the chairman of the party ’ s governorship election campaign for Edo State , Abdullahi Ganduje , to a meeting with the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) , at the Presidential Villa , Abuja.
The meeting , said to be a private one , was held behind closed doors at the President’ s office .
Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public , it held a day after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the state governor , Godwin Obaseki , the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday .
Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party defeated Osagie Ize – Iyamu of the APC and other contestants to emerge winner of the contest .
Ganduje , who is the Governor of Kano State , was in Benin during the election but was said to have left the state on Sunday shortly before the result of the election was formally released .
Unlike the previous meetings they had with Buhari ahead of the election , Buni and Ganduje were seen using a different route apparently to avoid any encounter with State House correspondents .
As of the time of filing this report , the Presidency has yet to issue a statement on the meeting .While Buhari had on Sunday congratulated Obaseki on his electoral victory and commended INEC , the APC has yet to speak officially on the election .
After a meeting he had with Buhari on August 7 , Ganduje , had in an interview with State House correspondents , claimed that Obaseki’ s abysmal performance would make the election a walkover for the APC.

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Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election

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Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a congratulatory message to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his victory in the Edo state election.
Jonathan in a series of tweets on Sunday, September 20, commended the people of Edo and INEC for ensuring a peaceful, credible and transparent election in the state.
The former president urged the re-elected governor to govern all people of his state without any partisan bias.
He wrote:
“I congratulate His Excellency @GovernorObaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor. I also congratulate @inecnigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count.”
“Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our elections become credible, transparent and truly represent the wish of the voters.”
“Through their ballot papers, Edo people have spoken in favour of Governor Obaseki. He should therefore rise above partisan politics and govern for the good of all.”

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