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Ekiti State Court Arraigns 67 Years Old Chief Over Criminal Charges

  An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted bail to a 67-year-old Chief Atemoloro Anthony on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forceful entry, unlawful damage and unlawful offer of land for sale. Atemoloro Anthony was arraigned for allegedly forcibly encroaching the land of Omolayo Sunday and unlawfully damaging the fence and building valued N2.5m. According to the prosecutor, the defendant committed offences contrary to and punishable under sections 421, 65, 329 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021 and section 9 sub-sections 1, a, b and c of Anti-land grabbing Laws of Ekiti State, 2019. Counsel to the defendant, Tope Salami prayed the court via a bail application to admit his client to bail in liberal terms. The Police prosecutor, Bamikole Olasunkanmi did not oppose the bail application but asked for a date to assemble his witnesses. In his ruling, Magistrate Michael Faola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000. 00 and two sure

We Are Waiting,’ Oyebanji’s Camp Dares Oni To Challenge Ekiti Election Result

Biodun Oyebanji turned up to vote in the Ekiti governorship elections on June 18, 2022. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television   The Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji (BAO) Campaign Organisation has dared former governor Segun Oni to challenge the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State. Mr Cyril Fasuyi, who is the Director-General of the organisation, stated this during his appearance on  Channels Television’s Sunday Politics  a day after the poll held. “It is usual for Engineer Segun Oni and his team,” he said of the reaction from Oni who was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the election. “When you see a man that has a habitual way of thinking that if it is not him, then it is nobody; then you won’t be shocked that a party that was defeated with over 100,000 votes … comes to say it rejects the result, it is amazing. “There is nothing wrong, he is free to go anywhere. In court, there is this usual parlance that he who alleges must prove; so, we are wa

Why Segun Oni Won’t Accept Outcome Of Ekiti Election – Spokesman

  Former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has rejected the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in the state. Mr Moses Jolayemi, who is a media aide to the former governor, stated this during an interview on  Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. “We received it with shock,” he said of the new outcome of the poll in which the former governor was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). “Shock in the sense that nobody expected that they could take it this far. “We have always known that APC was not sincere about the entire process, but we didn’t know they were going to go this far. So, the result is unaccepted.” The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Biodun Oyebanji, as the winner of the keenly contested election. Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes – over 100,000 votes more than that of his closest rival, Oni who scored 82,211 votes in the election. Mr Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples D

APC’s Oyebanji Declared Winner Of Ekiti Governorship Election

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress winner of the 2022 Ekiti governorship election. Mr Oyebanji polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his two closest challengers – Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the People’s Democratic Party. The SDP emerged in second place with total votes of 82,211 while the PDP was third with 67,457 votes. Mr Oyebanji is now set to replace incumbent Kayode Fayemi in October. “No society can grow greater than the vision and dream of its leader,” Oyebanji said during last week’s Ekiti governorship debate, one of his final public appeals to voters. “I am offering myself to lead our people into a prosperous society. “I am bringing to the table 11 years of experience in the public service at the state level, and two years at the federal level. “I am going to aggregate the best brains of Ekiti all over the world to help me achieve my dreams.” The elect

Ekiti Guber Poll: Voter Alleges APC Thugs Beat Him Up, Slapped His Mum Over Vote-Buying

Ekiti Guber Poll: Voter Alleges APC Thugs Beat Him Up, Slapped His Mum Over Vote-Buying   The voter, Bayo Omole (not real name), has alleged that suspected thugs of the All Progressives Congress beat him up and also slapped his 58-year-old mother when he challenged them over vote-buying in his polling unit at Ward 01, Idofin, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti. Speaking with PUNCH in a telephone interview, Omole said he got to the polling unit with his mother to cast his vote for his preferred candidate, and while in the queue, he noticed some irregularities and decided to find out what was going on. “I stepped out the line to check what was going on, then I realised two young adults…like in their mid-40s or so, they were standing there and were asking those that had already voted, ‘What (party) did you thumb print? Who did you vote for?’ and as the voters replied, the two young men were giving them (the voters) tallies and N10,000 (each),” Omole said. He said he felt that such was not supposed to hap

Ekiti Election: APC Candidate, Oyebanji Spotted Giving A Woman Money While Touring Polling Units

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election,  Biodun Oyebanji  has been dragged online after he was spotted giving an aged woman money during the election.   Biodun Oyebanji and his wife Olayemi cast their votes at Okelele ward 06 unit 003 Ikogosi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government of the State and toured other polling units. In the photo that surfaced online, Oyebanji was captured giving an aged woman some Naira notes. The gesture generated mixed reactions from Nigerians. While some claimed it was vote-buying others said Oyebanji was only helping the woman. realyemisolade wrote: “ He should be ARRESTED for VOTE BUYING….ENOUGH is ENOUGH!” iam_lonwolf wrote: “ Just giving Alms to the old woman nah haba.” anon_technologies wrote: “ this does not connote vote buying…its simply giving to the old woman…habaa. do you think he would be the one buying votes….not possible…vote buying would be done by their agents at the polling units often.. this is not vote

Ekiti Election: EFCC Arrests Persons Engaged In Vote Buying

  The EFCC said it arrested persons trading votes for money in Ekiti on June 18, 2022.   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested persons alleged to have engaged in vote buying in the Ekiti governorship election. The EFCC is part of security agencies deployed to monitor the election. Parading some of the suspects at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigerian Police Force, the suspects were said to have been caught with monies allegedly used to induce voters, an act the EFCC officials say were carried out surreptitiously. The EFCC thereafter proceeded to burst another residence where some persons were caught with a book containing details of voters of certain voting area.