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Tribunal grants Fayose access to election materials

Nigerian Tribune (Thursday, July 31, 2014):  By Yaqoub Popoola – Ado-Ekiti


The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday granted the Peoples Democratic Party and the Governor elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the relief to inspect all materials used for the conduct of the June 21 Governorship election in Ekiti State.

The three-man Tribunal, led by Justice Mohammad Sirajo, had earlier granted the same to the petitioner, All Progressives Congress.

The APC in a petition deposed to by its Chairman, Chief Jide Awe, is contesting the declaration of Mr.   More....

Fayemi signs 19 new councils into law

Daily Independent (Thursday, July 31, 2014):  By Yaqoub Popoola Correspondent, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that the creation of 19 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state was not a political trap contrary to insinuations from the Peoples Democratic Party that it is an attempt to destabilise the in-coming administration.

Governor Fayemi stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday while signing into law the Bill for the Creation of Local Government Areas (2014) following its passage by the state House of Assembly.   More....

New local govts not political trap, says Fayemi

The Nation (Thursday, July 31, 2014):  Posted by: Our Reporter in News

•19 councils get legal backing

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said the creation of 19 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) is not a political trap for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor spoke at Ado-Ekiti yesterday while signing into law the Bill for the Creation of Local Government Areas (2014) following its passage by the House of Assembly.   More....

Ekiti tribunal refuses PDP’s application on materials’ inspection

The Nation (Thursday, July 31, 2014):  Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen

The three-man Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, declined yesterday the request of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the presence of security agencies while inspecting voting materials used in the June 21 governorship election.

Justice Mohammad Sirajo granted the party’s relief to conduct the inspection but without security men’s presence.

Justice Sirajo noted that “such order is not within the purview of this tribunal since it is the duty of INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) to provide same during such exercise.   More....

Fayemi to appoint caretakers for new councils

National Mirror (Thursday, July 31, 2014):  by ABIODUN NEJO

…. signs council creation bill

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday said that he would soon appoint transitional political functionaries for the take-off of the new 19 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs created by his administration.

Fayemi, who said the new councils would enhance “rapid development at the grassroots where the bulk of our people live”, assured that all noticeable gaps in the policy would be bridged for expeditious and smooth take off of the new councils before the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2014.   More....
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