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FEATURES: Did Ekiti Really Win?

Posted: June 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Last Saturday’s election in Ekiti State has produced, expectedly, an outpouring of commentaries, ‘lessons’, to be learnt and of course congratulatory messages to the governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who won by a large majority, approaching a landslide. of the issues begging for explanation as a senior academic colleague …

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Ekiti To Create Additional 18 Council Development Areas

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Ekiti State Government is set to create additional 18 Council Development Areas based on the recommendations of the White Paper Committee set up by the government. The new council areas are to be created from the existing 16 local government areas of the state after the conduct of a referendum by the State Independent Electoral …

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And The Winner Is…Fayemi!

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Although I have told the story before, I do not think of anything better which speaks to a time like this. In March 1993, the then two political parties, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC) had their national conventions to elect their presidential candidates. While the NRC members went to Port …

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The Exemplary Fayemi

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I am still in shock over the shocking defeat of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the incumbent, in last Saturday’s governorship election of Ekiti State. Like many a newspaper pundit, I predicted on this page on May 28 that the election was a “likely shoe-in” for the governor against his two leading opponents, Ayo Fayose of the …

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Fayemi Lost But Fayose Did Not Win

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

If you are talking about results from a population of 2.3 million, with over 1.6 million eligible voters and 700,000 plus registered voters from which meagre figures totalling just about half of registered voters voted, as victories and loses, then you can have a field day celebrating or crying. But if you are really recognising …

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Council Creation: Fayemi Receives Report, Sets Up White Paper Committee

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday received the report of the Committee on the Creation of additional Local Government Areas in the state, stressing the commitment of his administration to effect the creation of additional councils in response to the yearnings of the people. The Governor while receiving the report at the …

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Fayemi Is An Unusual Leader, Says Fayose

Posted: June 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the incumbent Governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi as an unusual Nigerian leader who puts the interest of his State ahead of personal gains. Mr Fayose who gave the commendation in Ado-Ekiti on Monday during a courtesy visit to Dr Fayemi in his office said Fayemi’s …

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Fayemi Congratulates Fayose, Pledges Smooth Transfer Of Power

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Governor Fayemi in a broadcast on Sunday said he has no option than to accept the result of the election and congratulate Fayose “if indeed the outcome of the …

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Concession Speech: If This Is The Will Of The People

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

If This Is the Will of the People Concession Speech His Excellency Dr. Kayode FAYEMI Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria Following the 2014 Gubernatorial Elections Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria Sunday, June 22, 2014 Protocols   In o kun o Ekiti kete. Yesterday, Ekiti State decided. Following the gubernatorial elections held in the land of …

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Ekiti Election 2014: ‘War’ In A Peaceful State

Posted: June 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Within the past few days in Ekiti State, there has been influx of security agencies into Ekiti State, the Land of Honour. On Saturday, June 21, 2014, there will be Governorship Election in the State, but what one is witnessing is alarming. With the presence of the ‘massive deployment’ (using the words of the Inspector …

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