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Fayemi’s performances’ll guarantee re-election – Lawmaker

Daily Independent (Thursday, April 24, 2014):  By Yaqoub PopoolaCorrespondent, Ado-Ekiti

An Ekiti State House of Assembly member, Omowumi Ogunlola, has called for the creation of additional three local government areas from the present Ijero Council area for easy administration and to fast track development.

This is as he admitted that Governor Kayode Fayemi’s performances would surely guarantee his re-election as governor of the state

Ogunlola, who is representing Ijero Constituency at the State House of Assembly, said the constituency is too large to be administered with its current composition, saying the present structure is constituting a clog to development in the council.   More....

APC, not Labour Party, behind violence in Ekiti - Bamidele ‘Says I’ve been attacked 8 times so sar’

Nigerian Tribune (Thursday, April 24, 2014):  Sam Nwaoko-Ado Ekiti

The Labour Party in Ekiti State has denied allegations that it is perpetrating violence in the build-up to the June 21 governorship election in the state, saying rather, Governor Kayode Fayemi and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be held responsible.

Bamidele, who was reacting to accusations by the APC that his Labour Party thugs allegedly attacked chieftains of the APC in some communities in the state, accused Governor Fayemi and his party of masterminding violence in the campaigns.   More....

Tinubu warns PDP against rigging in Ekiti, Osun

Punch (Thursday, April 24, 2014):  by Femi Makinde and Olufemi Atoyebi

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday warned the Peoples Democratic Party and the other contestants in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections against rigging, saying election riggers in the two states would be roasted.

The ex-governor of Lagos State said, “No government that wants people’s votes will be doing what they are doing.   More....

Ekiti 2014: LP alleges attack on Bamidele

Punch (Thursday, April 24, 2014):  by Femi Makinde

Mr Opeyemi Bamidele

THE Labour Party in Ekiti State on Wednesday alleged that the All Progressives Congress in the state sent thugs to attack the LP governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele, in Ipole Iloro during a visit to the traditional ruler of the town.

Our correspondent learnt that Bamidele, who was on a campaign tour of the area, had decided to pay a courtesy visit to the monarch, Oba Ezekiel Oladele, when some hoodlums, suspected to be members of the APC, allegedly attacked the LP supporters.   More....

Thugs attack APC members in Ipole-Iloro

The Nation (Thursday, April 24, 2014):  Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News

Suspected political thugs on Tuesday attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ipole-Iloro, Ekiti State.

The attack occurred during a rally organised by the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele, in Ipole-Iloro, Ekiti West Local Government Area.

Campaign billboards of the APC standard bearer, Governor Kayode Fayemi, were destroyed.   More....
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