Today’s Daily Brief: Ekiti PDP accuses Chief Judge of bias, INEC issues notice of 2015 elections, and more

We deliver your news brief for Tuesday, October 1, 2014.
The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has accused the State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, of supporting the All Progressives Congress in its attempt to stall the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

The PDP accused the Chief Judge of deliberately amplifying what happened in the State High Court, Ado-Ekiti last week Monday and Thursday, by blaming it on Fayose.

Justice Daramola in a September 26 petition addressed to the National Judicial Council accused Fayose and the police of complicity in the attack on judges and court workers in the state.


Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who is representing Lagos East Senatorial District, under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally laid to rest speculations making the rounds on his ambition for governorship slot in Lagos State, as he declared his intention to run for a second term in the senate come February, 2015 general elections.

Ashafa made the public declaration of interest Wednesday, at a forum with the leadership of APC in Lagos East Senatorial District, held in Epe.



Sokoto State Dep. Governor, Alhaji Mukhtari Shagari, on Wednesday in Sokoto said that the loyalty of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to President Goodluck Jonathan was not in doubt.

Shagari made the statement at the distribution of 267 motorcycles and five 406 cars he donated to the leaders of the party in the state.

Shagari said “our support to the president is based on merit”.



The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Wednesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow all political parties to contest the 2015 general elections.

The NCP National Chairman, Dr Yunusa Tanko, made the call at a news conference held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota in Lagos, to mark the party’s 20th anniversary.

Tanko addressed the conference after the party held a rally from Maryland through Oshodi to Ikeja and then the late Chief Gani’s Fawehinmi’s house, where it unveiled a roll call of about 300 pioneers and heroes of the party.



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun on Wednesday said it had displayed notice of the 2015 general elections in line with its timetable and schedule.

A statement signed by Adenike Tadese, the Chief Public Affairs Officer of the commission, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local government offices across the state.

The statement said it was in “pursuant to INEC timetable for 2015 general elections and in accordance with provisions of Section 30 (1) & (2) of Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

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