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Several ‘flaws’ Identified In Atiku’s Presidential Election ‘server Result’

The computation of presidential election results filed before the elections petition tribunal by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, shows that all accredited votes cast in 33 states of the federation were shared between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Buhari was declared the winner for a second term of four years with 15,191,847 votes to defeat Mr Abubakar who polled 11,262,978 votes. The two got lion share of the 27,324,583 valid votes recorded in the election. Over 1.2 million votes were also voided in the course of the election.

However, excerpts of court filings published by PREMIUM TIMES give Mr Abubakar’s state by state breakdown of votes which, he claims, placed him ahead of Mr Buhari with 18,356,732 against the incumbent’s 16,741,430 votes. The result is exclusive of figures from Rivers State.

The Flaws

Mr Abubakar’s purported result implies that no invalid votes were recorded in the 33 states, and none of the 71 other presidential candidates obtained any score.

In three states; Abia, Bauchi and Cross River, the documents show that the two candidates collectively got votes higher than the number of accredited voters.

Mr Abubakar claims that he obtained the results from the server of the electoral commission, INEC.

The document is included in the petition filed by Mr Abubakar in a suit seeking his declaration as the validly elected president.

The purported result shows that Mr Abubakar defeated the incumbent president by a margin of 1.6 million votes.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the alleged figures as a product of the opposition’s “hallucination.”

Different result:

Contrary to Mr Abubakar’s computation, INEC’s official result obtained from the electoral commission’s website show that all the 73 candidates who participated in the election scored some votes.

The result showed that 71 other candidates in the election shared the remnants of 869,758 valid votes collated.

The person who came a distant third in the election, Felix Nicholas, of the Peoples Coalition Party (PCP) scored a total of 110,196 votes.

He was followed by Obadiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who polled 97.874.

Gbor Terwase of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) clinched the fifth position with 66,851 votes.

Candidates with least scores are Angela Johnson of Alliance for a United Nigeria (AUN) with 1,092, Abah Elaigwu of Change Advocacy Party (CAP) with 1,111 and Edosomwon Johnson of the Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) with 1,192 votes.

The Atiku result

In Mr Abubakar’s home state of Adamawa, where INEC officially declared Mr Abubakar winner with 412,266 against Mr Buhari’s 377,488, Mr Abubakar claims that he got 646,080 out of the total 815,680 accredited voters with Mr Buhari scoring 161,600. The result show only the two got all the possible votes.

In Akwa Ibom, Mr Abubakar and Buhari, according to the computation, received all the votes by the 925,370 accredited voters with Mr Abubakar polling 587,431 votes ahead of Mr Buhari’s 337,939.

It is another clean sweep in Enugu as Mr Abubakar claimed that the state’s 965,940 accredited voters gave him 698,119 as against 267,821 for Mr Buhari.

The 1,169,303 voters accredited in Sokoto State, according to the purported result, all shared their votes between Mr Abubakar (552,172) and Mr Buhari (617,131).

Mr Abubakar’s 442,380 votes allegedly polled in Taraba and Mr Buhari’s 188,389 votes put together represent 630,769 total accredited votes for the state.

Yobe’s 750,745 accredited votes, Mr Abubakar claims, were shared in total between him and Mr Buhari who got 443,904 against Mr Abubakar’s 306,841

In Zamfara, the result shows that total accredited votes of 792,796 were shared between Messrs Abubakar and Buhari with the former having 379,022 while the latter got 413,774.

Irregularities?

Aside the exactitude between summation of figures for the two candidates and the number of accredited voters, there are other issues that are either arithmetic errors or over voting.

In Abia, for example, 853,050 were recorded as “accredited voters (actual)” but the sum of the votes allotted to Mr Abubakar and Buhari alone, outshot the accredited voters by 10,000.

Mr Abubakar, according to the result, polled 664,659 while Mr Buhari obtained 198,391.

It is a similar case in Bauchi, where the total for Messrs Abubakar and Buhari’s purported votes outnumber total accredited voters by 287 votes.

Mr Abubakar claims 187,668 votes a far cry from 854,037 the document said Mr Buhari obtained. The summation comes to 1,041,705 while the document gives the total accredited voters as 1,041,418.

In Cross River, the document shows that votes obtained by the two leading candidates amount to 691,640 which is higher than the 690,890 accredited voters’ figure by a total of 750 votes.

Tribunal Continues Sitting

The presidential election petition tribunal has continued to hear Mr Abubakar’s petition against Mr Buhari’s victory.

On Monday, the tribunal granted Mr Abubakar and the PDP the permission to serve the petition on Mr Buhari and the APC through substituted means.

Atiku Reacts To Ortom’s Victory – Benue Election Result

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to results of Benue governorship elections.

Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been declared winner of the Benue State governorship election, according to DailyPost.

Ortom defeated his main challenger, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to win his second term ticket.

Announcing the result on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako, said Ortom of the PDP polled 434,473 votes to humble APC’s Jime, who came behind with 345,155 votes, thus, winning with 89,318 margin.

Reacting, Atiku commended Benue residents for re-electing Ortom.

INEC replies Atiku, PDP, says we are going to grant you access to election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has in a riposte replied the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on its reasons for denying the party access to inspect the election materials used during the presidential election.

Recall that PDP had on Saturday accused the commission’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu of disobeying the ruling of an Appeal Court, which directed it to allow its candidate, Atiku access to inspect the documents and materials used in the presidential election. The party equally accused INEC of colluding with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to deny its candidates victories which Nigerians have given them.

But reacting to the above allegations, spokesman of INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi who spoke to Thecable, opined, “It is common knowledge that since the declaration of the results of the presidential election, the commission has been busy with the multiple activities associated with the national assembly, governorship, state houses of assembly and federal capital territory elections. “Only last Thursday, the commission presented certificates of return to senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect, including PDP members. “Nevertheless, the commission will comply when the due process is followed.”

Rivers Electoral Commissioner delists 4 collation officers alleged of partisanship

In a release, he said: “Our attention have been drawn to a petition about the list of LGA collation officers for the governorship election in Rivers State wherein four of the listed persons were alleged to have partisan inclination. “We have since updated the list by removing the said persons whom we had no prior knowledge of their alleged partisanship.

“They said officers were selected from the lists sent to us from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), headquarters as lecturers in the University of Port Harcourt, as well as those other lecturers who attended the training we held for academic Staff of the University of Port Harcourt.

“We took every reasonable step to ensure that the proposed collation officers were without any partisanship, even as we requested each person to disclose any such interest which may not be known to us. “We have since briefed the Chairman of INEC on this, following his request for response by us.” src: vanguard.

List of 100 Senator-Elects Cleared By INEC – Rochas and Akpabio Not Included

Although Nigeria has 109 senators, 100 senators were announced by INEC in the official document. Winners of rerun elections held March 9 are yet to be included in the list.

Of the 100 senators listed, winners have emerged from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

Of the 100 senatorial seats, the APC has won 62 so far while the PDP has secured 37 seats, leaving the last one to the YPP.

Out of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the APC has a majority in 23 states. These are states where the party won at least two of the three senatorial districts available.

These states, most of which are governed by the ruling party, are spread across the North and South-west.

Also, of the 100 senatorial seats declared so far, five are to be occupied by women.

They include two new senators (Aisha Dahiru, Adamawa Central and Uche Ekwunife, Anambra Central) and three returning lawmakers (Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos West, Rose Oko of Cross River North and Stella Oduah of Anambra North).

List of Senators Elected So Far By INEC

STATES/SENATORIAL DISTRICTS

NAMES

GENDER

ABIA

ABIA NORTH

ORJI UZOR KALU (APC)

M

ABIA CENTRAL

THEODORE ORJI (PDP)

M

ABIA SOUTH

SUPPLEMENTARY

ADAMAWA

ADAMAWA NORTH

ISHIAKU CLIFF (PDP)

M

ADAMAWA CENTRAL

AISHATU DAHIRU (APC)

F

ADAMAWA SOUTH

BINOS YERO (PDP)

M

AKWA IBOM

AKWA IBOM NORTH EAST

BASSEY ALBERT (PDP)

M

AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST

CHRIS EKPENYONG (PDP)

M

AKWA IBOM SOUTH

AKON EYAKENYI (PDP)

M

ANAMBRA

ANAMBRA NORTH

STELLA ODUAH (PDP)

F

ANAMBRA CENTRAL

UCHE EKWUNIFE (PDP)

F

ANAMBRA SOUTH

IFEANYI UBA (YPP)

M

BAUCHI

BAUCHI NORTH

MOHAMMED BULKACHUWA (APC)

M

BAUCHI CENTRAL

JIKA HALIRU (APC)

M

BAUCHI SOUTH

CANDIDATE TO BE DETERMINED

BY COURT ORDER

BAYELSA

BAYELSA EAST

DEGI BIOBARAKU WANGAGRA (APC)

M

BAYELSA CENTRAL

DIRI DOUYE (PDP)

M

BAYELSA WEST

EWHRUDJAKPO LAWRENCE (PDP)

M

BENUE

BENUE NORTH EAST

GABRIEL SUSWAM (PDP)

M

BENUE NORTH WEST

EMMANUEL ORKER-JEV (PDP)

M

BENUE SOUTH

PATRICK ABBA MORO (PDP)

M

BORNO

BORNO NORTH

KYARI ABUBAKAR (APC)

M

BORNO CENTRAL

KASHIM SHETTIMA (APC)

M

BORNO SOUTH

ALI NDUME (APC)

M

CROSS RIVER

CROSS RIVER NORTH

ROSE OKO (PDP)

F

CROSS RIVER CENTRAL

SANDY ONOR (PDP)

M

CROSS RIVER SOUTH

GERSHOM BASSEY (PDP)

M

DELTA

DELTA NORTH

PETER NWAOBOSHI (PDP)

M

DELTA CENTRAL

OVIE OMO-AGEGE (APC)

M

DELTA SOUTH

JAMES MANAGER (PDP)

M

EBONYI

EBONYI NORTH

SAM EGWU (PDP)

M

EBONYI CENTRAL

OBINNA OGBA (PDP)

M

EBONYI SOUTH

MICHAEL AMA-NNACHI (PDP)

M

EDO

EDO NORTH

FRANCIS ALIMEKHENA (APC)

M

EDO CENTRAL

CLIFFORD ORDIA (PDP)

M

EDO SOUTH

MATTHEW UROGHIDE (PDP)

M

EKITI

EKITI NORTH

OLUBUNMI ADETUNMBI (APC)

M

EKITI CENTRAL

OPEYEMI BAMIDELE (APC)

M

EKITI SOUTH

ADEBAYO ADEYEYE (APC)

M

ENUGU

ENUGU EAST

CHIMAROKE NNAMANI (PDP)

M

ENUGU WEST

IKE EKWEREMADU (PDP)

ENUGU NORTH

CHUKWUKA UTAZI (PDP)

M

GOMBE

GOMBE NORTH

ALKALI AHMED (APC)

M

GOMBE CENTRAL

DANJUMA GOJE (APC)

M

GOMBE SOUTH

AMOS BULUS (APC)

M

IMO

IMO EAST

ONYEWUCHI FRANCIS (PDP)

M

IMO NORTH

SUPPLEMENTARY

IMO WEST

DECLARATION MADE UNDER DURRESS

JIGAWA

JIGAWA NORTHEAST

IBRAHIM HASSAN (APC)

M

JIGAWA NORTHWEST

DANLADI SANKARA (APC)

M

JIGAWA SOUTHWEST

MOHAMMED SABO (APC)

M

KADUNA

KADUNA NORTH

SULEIMAN KWARI (APC)

M

KADUNA CENTRAL

UBA SANI (APC)

M

KADUNA SOUTH

DANJUMA LA’AH (PDP)

M

KANO

KANO NORTH

BARAU JIBRIL (APC)

M

KANO CENTRAL

IBRAHIM SHEKARAU (APC)

M

KANO SOUTH

KABIRU GAYA (APC)

M

KATSINA

KATSINA NORTH

AHMED BABBA-KAITA (APC)

M

KATSINA CENTRAL

KABIR ABDULLAHI (APC)

M

KATSINA SOUTH

BELLO MANDIYA (APC)

M

KEBBI

KEBBI NORTH

ABDULLAHI YAHAYA (APC)

M

KEBBI CENTRAL

ADAMU ALIERO (APC)

M

KEBBI SOUTH

BALA IBN NA’ALLAH (APC)

M

KOGI

KOGI EAST

SUPPLEMENTARY

KOGI CENTRAL

YAKUBU OSENI (APC)

M

KOGI WEST

DINO MELAYE (PDP)

M

KWARA

KWARA NORTH

UMAR SADIQ (APC)

M

KWARA CENTRAL

YAHAYA OLORIEGBE (APC)

M

KWARA SOUTH

OYELOLA ASHIRU (APC)

M

LAGOS

LAGOS EAST

ADEBAYO OSINOWO (APC)

M

LAGOS CENTRAL

OLUREMI TINUBU (APC)

F

LAGOS WEST

ADEOLA OLAMILEKAN (APC)

M

NASARAWA

NASARAWA NORTH

GODIYA AKWASHIKI (APC)

M

NASARAWA WEST

ABDULLAHI ADAMU (APC)

M

NASARAWA SOUTH

TANKO AL’MAKURA (APC)

M

NIGER

NIGER NORTH

SABI ABDULLAHI (APC)

M

NIGER EAST

MOHAMMED SANI MUSA (APC)

M

NIGER SOUTH

BIMA ENAGI (APC)

M

OGUN

OGUN EAST

MUSTAPHA OLALEKAN (APC)

M

OGUN CENTRAL

IBIKUNLE AMOSUN (APC)

M

OGUN WEST

TOLULOPE ODEBIYI (APC)

M

ONDO

ONDO NORTH

AJAYI BORROFICE (APC)

M

ONDO CENTRAL

AYO AKINYELURE (PDP)

M

ONDO SOUTH

NICHOLAS TOFOWOMO (PDP)

M

OSUN

OSUN EAST

ADENIGBA FADAHUNSI (PDP)

M

OSUN CENTRAL

AJIBOLA BASHIRU (APC)

M

OSUN WEST

ADELERE ARIOWOLO (APC)

M

OYO

OYO NORTH

ABDULFATAI BUHARI (APC)

M

OYO CENTRAL

TESLIM FOLARIN (APC)

M

OYO SOUTH

KOLA BALOGUN (PDP)

M

PLATEAU

PLATEAU SOUTH

SUPPLEMENTARY

PLATEAU CENTRAL

DIMKA AYUBA (APC)

M

PLATEAU NORTH

GYANG ISTIFANUS DUNG (PDP)

M

RIVERS

RIVERS EAST

SUPPLEMENTARY

RIVERS SOUTH EAST

MPIGI BARINADA (PDP)

M

RIVERS WEST

SUPPLEMENTARY

SOKOTO

SOKOTO NORTH

ALIYU WAMAKKO (APC)

M

SOKOTO EAST

ABDULLAHI GOBIR (APC)

M

SOKOTO SOUTH

ABUBAKAR TAMBUWAL (APC)

M

TARABA

TARABA NORTH

ISA SHUAIBU LAU (APC)

M

TARABA CENTRAL

YUSUF ABUBAKAR YUSUF (APC)

M

TARABA SOUTH

EMMANUEL BWACHA (PDP)

M

YOBE

YOBE NORTH

AHMED LAWAN (APC)

M

YOBE SOUTH

IBRAHIM BOMAI (APC)

M

YOBE EAST

IBRAHIM GEIDAM (APC)

M

ZAMFARA

ZAMFARA NORTH

KAURA TIJANI YAHAYA (APC)

M

ZAMFARA CENTRAL

ALIYU ISA BILBIS (APC)

M

ZAMFARA WEST

ABDUL’AZIZ YARI (APC)

M

FCT

PHILIP ADUDA (PDP)

M

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