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Campaign Funding: Fashola asks Jonathan to make NCC re-open SMS platform

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, who is the Director of Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential campaign fund-raising committee, yesterday, enjoined President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to re-open the shut Small Messages Service, SMS, platform designed to raise funds for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign.

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Events leading to Ekiti election negate the principles of a free, fair and credible election — Lai Muhammed

With thousands of armed troops, police, state security and civil defense personnel deployed to Ekiti, the state, during the June 21 gubernatorial election, was simply under lock down, according to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while faulting the process that led to the outcome of the poll won by Mr Ayodele Fayose of the PDP and the APC candidate, Governor Kayode Fayemi, lost.

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I salute Gov Fayemi —Sen Arise

Senator Ayo Arise is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State. In this interview, he commends Governor Kayode Fayemi’s magnanimity in conceding to the winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose. He also boasts that the development will ensure the PDP winning future elections in the South-west states.

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APC to challenge Ekiti election results

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Thursday, said it will challenge the results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in Ekiti State in court.

In a communique, after the party’s inaugural National Working Committee meeting held at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja and read by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said ; ” in order to prevent a recurrence of what happened in Ekiti, especially the militarization of the process, the harassment and intimidation of citizens, especially those in opposition, my party has decided to challenge in court some of these constitutional breaches and will also encourage our leaders and supporters, who were arrested, harassed and intimidated to seek the enforcement of their constitutionally-guaranteed fundamental rights that were recklessly abridged by the security agencies.”

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Ekiti guber: Matters arising

ON Friday, June 13, 2014, a grand reception was held for the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc, Dr Alex Otti, by the umbrella body of traditional rulers in his native Ngwa land, Abia State. Alex is widely believed to be warming up to contest the Abia governorship election on the platform of the PDP come 2015.

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