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Fayose, Tinubu’s in-law win at polling units

Punch (Sunday, March 29, 2015):  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, led the Peoples Democratic Party to massive victory in his polling unit at St. David Primary School, Afao Ekiti.
The results indicated that PDP polled 189 to APC 24 in the presidential election. For the Senate, PDP again won by 181 votes to APC’s 25 while it is PDP 185 to APC 21 in the House of Representatives election.

Serving member of the House of Representatives and candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency II, Oyetunde Ojo, also recorded victory in his polling unit.   More....

Violence mars election in Ikere-Ekiti

The Nation (Sunday, March 29, 2015):  Written by Odunayo Ogunmola

There was pandemonium in Ikere-Ekiti during yesterday’s presidential and national assembly elections as an All Progressives Congress (APC) member was allegedly shot by security aides attached to the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola.

The incident occurred at Ereja Polling Unit in Odo-Oja quarter of the town when Olusola, who was said to be moving around in a convoy, was stopped by APC members who accused him of violating the electoral law.   More....

One shot as APC members clash with Fayose’s deputy

Punch (Sunday, March 29, 2015):  Gbenga Adeniji and Kamarudeen Ogundele

A member of the All Progressives Congress, Jide Owolabi, was reportedly shot on Saturday as members of the opposition party challenged the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Olubunmi Olusola-Eleka, during the presidential election.

It was gathered that problem started when Olusola-Eleka was moving around the polling units in Ikere Ekiti to monitor the accreditation process.

According to the incumbent senator and candidate of the APC for Ekiti South Federal Constituency, Anthony Adeniyi, aggrieved youths who saw his action as violating the electoral law accosted him and asked him to return to his polling unit.   More....

Fayemi, Tinubu, Sambo win polling units

Punch (Sunday, March 29, 2015):  Oluwole Josiah Eniola Akinkuotu and Tunda Ajaja

After losing woefully to Governor Ayodele Fayose on June 21, 2014, a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was able to deliver victory for his party, the All Progressives Congress, in Ekiti State as the APC polled 140 at the presidential election while the Peoples Democratic Party got 24. At the senatorial election, the APC polled 135 while the PDP got 21 votes while for the House of Representatives, APC scored 142 to the PDP’s 22.   More....

We’ll enforce no movement order on Fayose –Police

Punch (Saturday, March 28, 2015):  Kamarudeen Ogundele

The Ekiti State Police Command has said it will enforce the “no movement” rule on everybody, including Governor Ayodele Fayose and political appointees in the state.

The command also barred movement/distribution of money or inducement in whatever form from one polling booth to the other.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, who stated these at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Friday, said only accredited security agencies, observers and those on essential duties would be allowed to move around between 6a.   More....
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