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PDP kicks as Ekiti Assembly approves 19 LCDAs

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, July 25, 2014):  The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the state House of Assembly for going ahead to approve the creation of 19 new local governments in the state, and described the action as “disrespectful to law and illegal.”

The PDP in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Thursday and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, said “it is height of illegality for the Assembly to increase the number of proposed local governments from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 local governments.   More....

Osun election will be easier for PDP than Ekiti —Zonal officer

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, July 25, 2014):  The Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West Zone, Chief Banji Obasanmi, speaks in this interview with SAM NWAOKO on the recent governorship election in his home state, Ekiti; the coming, electoral contest in Osun State and sundry issues. Excerpts:
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The Ekiti election has come and gone. What would you, as a member of the executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, say as a recap of the election won by your party’s candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose?

Like the outgoing governor has said, Ekiti people have spoken and they have made their choice of candidate, now the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose.   More....

PDP slams Ekiti Assembly over approval of new LGs

Daily Sun (Friday, July 25, 2014):  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has criticised the state House of Assembly for approving the creation of new local governments in the state. The party, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, by its Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, said the action of the assembly smacked of disrespect for law.

The PDP also said it was the height of illegality for the state lawmakers to increase the number of proposed local governments from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 local governments.   More....

PDP chides Ekiti Assembly for creating 19 LGDAs

Vanguard (Friday, July 25, 2014):  By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO EKITI—Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday berated the state House of Assembly for approving the creation of additional 19 Local Government Development Areas, LGDAs, in the state, saying the House acted illegally.

The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, equally faulted the increase in the number of the councils from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 councils

According to the statement “We are still in court challenging the legality of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission and the body went ahead to organise an illegal referendum.   More....

Lagos APC: PDP has taught us a lesson in Ekiti

Vanguard (Thursday, July 24, 2014):  Joe Igbokwe is the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State capter of All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he speaks on the the stability of the party in Lagos, the 2015 general elections and issues from the last election in Ekiti among others.

APC preparation for 2015 general elections in Lagos APC Lagos is leaving no stone
unturned given the setbacks we had in Ekiti State recently. More than ever before we are fighting and digging deep as if we are in the opposition.   More....
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