The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) candidate for Ondo 2020 Governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede SAN has narrated how he escaped attempt of assassination on his life in Oba-Akoko on Wednesday.
Jegede while addressing newsmen in Akure said the attack on his campaign train at Oba Akoko by suspected APC thugs as a clear attempt of assassination on his life and his supporters ahead of October 10 election.
He noted that firing bullets sporadically at his vehicles by the suspected political thugs confirmed insinuation that some elements wanted to murder him before the election day.
The PDP candidate in report published by Rovingreporters, explained that he had reported various attacks on him and his supporters to the DSS and the state Commissioner of police.
Jegede however expressed displeasure that nobody had been arrested as a result of attacks on his team.
The Akure born politician said he had spoken with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on telephone to complain about the attack by the APC members, pointing out that the governor had promised to call his supporters to order.
He however advised desperate political class and their supporters to eschew violence as no election worth claiming the life of anybody.
Edo Election: Buhari Congratulates Obaseki, commends INEC, Security Agencies
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the electoral process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a Tweet on Sunday said Buhari also “commended the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.”
In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President Buhari said: “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak.”
The President added: “I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.
“Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with,” he saidin a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity.
He commended the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.
Global Times Nigeria had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP, winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
INEC’s Returning Officer for the election declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling the highest number of votes as mandated by the law.
According to results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 local government areas of the state.
Obaseki, who is the PDP’s governorship candidate defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a total of 307,955.
Ize-Iyamu, however, polled a total of 223,619.
(1) In Esan South-East, Obaseki scored 10,565 votes while Ize-Iyamu got 9,237 votes.
(2) In Esan North-East, the governor polled 13,579 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 6,559 votes.
(3) In Esan Central, the governor polled 10,963 votes and Mr Ize-Iyamu got 6,719 votes.
(4) In Igueben, Mr Obaseki got 7,870 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu polled 5,199 votes.
(5) In Uhunmwode South-South, the PDP scored 10,022 while the APC got 5,972 votes.
(6) In Esan West, Mr Obaseki scored 17,433 votes while Ize-Iyamu got 7,189 votes.
(7) In Egor Local Government, the governor garnered 27,621 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 10,202.
(8) Mr Obaseki polled 41,030 votes in Ikpoba Okha while Mr Ize-Iyamu got 18,218 votes.
(9) In Owan East, the APC scored 19,295 while the PDP got 14,762.
(10) Mr Ize-Iyamu also scored 26,140 votes in Etsako West while Mr Obaseki polled 17,959 votes.
(11) In Akoko Edo, the governor garnered 20,101 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 22,963 votes.
(12) In Etsako East, the APC polled 17,011 votes while the PDP scored 10,668.
(13) In Oredo, Mr Obaseki scored 43,498 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 18,365 votes.
(14) In Ovia North-East, Mr Obaseki scored 16,987 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 9,907 votes.
(15) In Owan West LGA, Obaseki 11,485 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 11,193 votes.
(16) In Etsako Central, Obaseki scored 7,470 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 8,359 votes.
(17) In Orhionmwon, Obaseki scored 13,445 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 10,458 votes.
(18) In Ovia South-West, Obaseki scored 12,659 votes while Mr Ize-Iyamu scored 10, 636 votes.
Edo Election: Ganduje Shamed, Beaten, Spotted Leaving Benin Airport After Obaseki’s Victory
The governor of Kano State and chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Edo State governorship election, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, jetted out of Benin moment after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Godwin Obaseki as winner of the election.
Ganduje was spotted with his entourage at the Benin Airport leaving the state with a private jet on Sunday.
INEC had declared Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo, beating the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The Kano governor had boasted prior to the election that his party will defeat Obaseki who recently left APC for the PDP.
As at the time of filing this report, Ganduje had boarded the jet to Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Obaseki secured 307,955 votes to defeat his main challenger, Ize-Iyamu, who got 223,619 votes.
Edo Election: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Reacts To Gov Obaseki Victory, Says Victory Marks End Of god-fatherism In Nigeria.
The former Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidates Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory, says the End of Godfatherism has come in Nigeria.
In his series of tweets, he wrote;
“I look forward to the continuation of four more years of tangible development, and people centered leadership from Governor Obaseki.
In good times, we will walk beside you. In bad times, we will be your loyal ‘comrade’. We will never be a turncoat. We will never abandon the principles we once espoused so that we can dine with our nemesis. Democracy has no nemesis. And this, the PDP has again proved.
“The End of Godfatherism Has Come in Nigeria”.
There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of @GovernorObaseki is not just a victory, but a Declaration of Independence from the anti-democratic forces of godfatherism and militarism. #EdoDecides2020.
“I also seize this opportunity to thank His Royal Highness, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Ewuare II, for the fatherly role he played as a neutral catalyst for peace”.
That this election was, by and large, free from violence, is a testament of the long and effective shadow he casts over his domain.
“From personal experience, I know Governor Obaseki to be a magnanimous man, and I urge Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to accept the right hand of fellowship that is likely to be extended to him”.
The leprous hand he is now holding can only lead to a destination of barrenness. He is amongst strange bedfellows, & I remind him that no matter how far one has gone on a wrong road, it is never too late to turn back & head in the right direction. The PDP is the right direction.
And to the good people of Ondo state, my message to you is that freedom from the oppressive grasp of godfathers and external forces that seek to dominate your will and eviscerate your treasury, is possible. Edo has done it. You can do it too!
There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing all over Nigeria. The forces of despotism, nepotism, and interlopers cannot successfully withstand this force.
Nigeria shall soon be totally free from these forces, from Kaura Namoda, to Lagos. The only power that will stand in Nigeria is people power, not the power of godfathers, or despots.
May God bless the good people of Edo State and may God bless Nigeria.
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