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Some Electoral Officers Arrested In Imo Collation Centre – INEC

The Returning Officer, Christian Ogbuagbu, in Imo State has handed over two collation officers to security agents over the manipulation of results in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area.

The collation officer, Ehirim Kelechi, confirmed to the RO that after issuing duplicates of the results to party agents, he altered the original copy, injecting more than 1,000 votes to the results.

This was discovered after the results he read out at the collation centre was disputed by party agents and the RO compared the results.

The RO subsequently handed the matter over to security operatives who arrested them.

He said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, firstly, the results of the ward, Obitti/Mgbishi, stands cancelled because after the CO had given the results to the agents.”

“I have been advised to note that the action constitutes electoral malpractice. I hereby hand over the case to the security agents to handle.”

Sanwo-Olu Set to Win In Lagos

APC is currently leading with 708,559 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is trailing at a distant second with 196,539 votes

With one Local Government Area (LGA) left to be announced in the Lagos governorship race, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is sitting pretty at the top of the table according to results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Of the 20 LGAs in Lagos State, 19 LGAs have been announced. As things stand, APC is currently leading with 708,559 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is trailing at a distant second with 196,539 votes.

“You are unserious and ignorant”- Ganduje tells those doubting Kano results

The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described those doubting votes cast for President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano, as both “unserious and ignorant” about Kano state’s politics.

He made this assertion when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had polled 1,464,768 votes in Kano ahead of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 391,593 votes in Kano state. Buhari got his highest votes from Kano.

Recall that during the President’s visit to Kano for the Presidential campaign Ganduje had promised to deliver 5 million votes for the president. He has blamed the low turnout of voters as the reason he could not deliver on his promise.

However, the figures show that Kano could not have given Buhari 5 million votes. Kano had 5,457,747 registered voters but only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards

“First of all they are not serious people, they are people who are anti-democracy. If you have seen how the election was conducted, I think everybody will agree that INEC tried very well,” Ganduje said.

“Even though there was low turn out of voters because we were expecting to get much more than that, but the election was fair and free. Those who say we couldn’t have got that much are ignorant of the politics of Kano.”

On his five million votes promise, he said: “Well, I told you is because of the low turn out of voters but I promise You next time…let’s look towards the governorship election.”

Responding to questions on his chances of winning the March 9 gubernatorial election, Ganduje said he is headed for success.

According to him, the result of the presidential and the national assembly has put the APC in the good stead to win the election.

“My chances are very high and you can see the beginning of it with the presidential elections,” he said.

“We gave Mr. President the highest number votes, all the three senators are back, 24 House of Representatives members out of 24 have succeeded. What else are you expecting? That is the foundation.

“Another thing is that Mr. President has done a lot of work in Nigeria and in Kano and as a government we have done a lot in Kano State. If there was negative reaction, we would have seen it from the presidential election.

“That is why I say we are heading for a huge success in Kano both in the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections.

“We are forging ahead in terms of getting the right thing done in Nigeria. So, I’m here to congratulate him personally before we come as a group from Kano to congratulate him.”

Struggle for the Senate: Dankwambo loses, Amosun wins, Ajimobi unsure.

Governor of Gombe for 8 years, Ibrahim Dankwambo, lost out in his bid to represent Gombe north senatorial district in the national assembly.

He contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and was defeated by Sa’idu Alkali of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alkali won in four of the five local government areas of Gombe north senatorial district. The APC candidate scored 152,546 votes ahead of Dankwambo who had 88,016 votes.

Dankwambo was earlier the presidential race of the PDP but lost out in the primaries to Atiku Abubakar.

In Ogun, it’s a victory for Ibikunle Amosun, a two-term governor like Dankwambo. He once occupied the senatorial seat of Ogun central.

Despite the crisis in the APC in Ogun, Amosun polled 88,110 votes to defeat Titi Oseni-Gomez, his Action Democratic Congress (ADC) rival who had 65,101 votes. Oseni was a former speaker of the Ogun house of assembly.

But in Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, the governor, is struggling to hold unto the senatorial seat in Oyo south. Kola Balogun, the PDP candidate, has won in all of the four local government areas announced so far.

Oyo south has nine local government areas. Ajimobi is seeking to return to the senate to occupy a seat he was elected governor in 2011.

He he remains the first Oyo governor to break the second term jinx.

Buhari in the early lead in Kaduna State

Preliminary results from Kaduna State show that Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in the early lead.

After collation of results from 11 local governments, Mr Buhari polled 362,337 votes. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) follows with 254,909.

Of the 11 local governments, Mr Buhari led in seven while Mr Atiku led in the remaining four.

Results from 12 local governments are still expected.

See full result announced already below:

1. KUBAU LG

APC: 67,140

PDP: 13,296

2. MAKARFI LG

APC: 36,625

PDP: 14,494

3. IKARA LG

APC: 44,021

PDP: 14,464

4. KAURA LG

APC: 6,907

PDP: 33,647

5. JABA LG

APC: 6,400

PDP: 22,758

6. KUDAN

APC: 30,577

PDP: 11,692

7. ZANGO KATAF

APC: 10,411

PDP: 62,622

8. SABON GARI

APC: 58,467

PDP: 22,644

9. KAURU

APC – 33, 578

PDP – 27, 041

10. SOBA

APC – 51, 548

PDP – 10, 646

11. KAGARKO

APC – 16, 668

PDP – 21, 605

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