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Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses

Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses - community cries out, call for government assistance. Yesterday, it was a rainy experience for people within Ilorin metropolis as rain stormed the city and selectively destroyed several properties. The rainy experience was not favorable. The SATCOMMEDIA learnt that the rainstorm that occurred on Saturday night also displaced many people at Oke Ogun community, in Edun, Idiagbon community, in Emirs road, Isale-Gambari among other affected areas. Though no lives were lost in the incident. An eyewitness from the community affirmed the incident and call on government for assistance, as many people left were devastated with little or without hope of assistance from any quarters. He however, further stressed that, any assistance for non-governmental organizations would go along way in restoring the lost hope and further placed them back to normal life.

Names of Political parties and their Candidates for Patigi bye-election released by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released names of political parties and their candidates for Patigi bye-elections scheduled for March 14.

The list was released in a statement signed by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye on Saturday.

The parties and their nominated candidates are AAC, Sheu D Usman; APGA, Zubairu Musa; APC, Ahmed Rufai Adam; APM, Mohammed Aishetu; NNPP, Oladipo Benjamin; and the PDP, Mohammed Salihu Yahaya

Meanwhile, The commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State, Mallam Garba Attahiru-Madami, has assured the people of the Patigi Local Government Area that the commission would conduct a free and fair by-election into the vacant seat in the state House of Assembly.

Attahiru-Madami said this on Friday when he led a team of state INEC officials to the Etsu of Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the REC also met stakeholders in the local government area, corps members and also addressed INEC staff on the commission’s expectation for the by-election.

Attahiru-Madami called for the cooperation of stakeholders in the area towards the conduct of a peaceful and credible by-election on March 14.

The REC said non-sensitive and sensitive materials would be distributed early to the Registration Area Council to avoid delay on the election day.

“We are here to tell you that we have a by-election here to fill the vacuum left by Honourable Ahmed Rufai representing Patigi constituency in the Kwara House of Assembly.

“Last year, there was no fight, so there should be no fight during the coming by-election. Let us have a peaceful election in Patigi.

In his remarks, the Etsu of Patigi assured the INEC of his people’s readiness to have a peaceful election.

“I want to assure you that the traditional institution in Patigi will give you the cooperation you need for the success of the election,” he said.’’


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