FACT-CHECK: Has Kano 2019 PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Left Kwankwasiyya?

Verdict: False Claim: On Sunday, October 25, 2020 fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a story published on Facebook (now deleted) and shared on WhatsApp claiming that the 2019 Kano State governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, Kabir Yusuf, has defected from the Kwankwasisyya group led by former Governor Rabiu …

The Outlook for Ondo: Votes and Violence

Introduction On the 10 October 2020 the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the sixth governorship election in Ondo State since the restoration of democracy in 1999. The state, in Nigeria’s south west geo political zone, is currently held by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and is strategic in protecting the APCs political hegemony …

NIGERIA THIS WEEK ENDING JULY 17, 2020

Ahead of the governorship election in Ondo state, eleven (11) governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have rejected the indirect mode of a primary election. They petitioned the party’s Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC), rejecting the planned indirect mode of primary election slated on July 20. The aspirants said, having traversed the …