Sunday, March 29, 2015

Buhari Clears Oyo State, Bags 19 Local Government Areas

The presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari is leading in Oyo according to results of the local government released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Muhammadu Buhari


With the results from Oyo, Buhari appears to have won all states in the Southwest save for Ekiti state where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won.


Oyo West:

APC-16,431, PDP-5,381


Atisbo:

APC-9,090, PDP-6,392


Saki East:

APC-7,208, PDP-5,368


Iwajowa:

APC-8,715, PDP-7, 389


Ona Ara:

APC-12,291, PDP-7,175


Ibarapa East:

APC-10,482, PDP 7,009


Atiba:

APC-16,755, PDP-6,443


Oluyole:

APC-19, 642, PDP-6,956


Ido:

APC-17,235, PDP-6,538


Kajola:

APC-14,538, PDP-11,045


Afijio:

APC-8,001, PDP-5,738

The returning officer at Afijio Local Government disclosed that election did not take place in three units because INEC headquarters did not supply election materials for the units and registered voters in the units did not have PVC.


Orelope:

APC-9,425, PDP-5,384


Irepo:

APC-10, 380, PDP-4,979


Itesiwaju:

APC-7,257, PDP-7,605


Iseyin:

APC-24,075, PDP-10,569


Oyo East:

APC-17,105, PDP-6,326


Orire:

APC-10,161, PDP-13,238


Saki West:

APC-25,965, PDP-7,008


Lagelu:

APC-15,547, PDP-7,366

#NigeriaDecides: Buhari Bags Ondo State Poll!

Swatting aside the Governor Olusegun Mimiko variable, All Progressives Congress presidential applicant Muhammadu Buhari has won the decision in Ondo State.


The aftereffects of Saturday’s presidential challenge in the State declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission Returning Officer, Prof. Oyewole Olusola, shows APC taking the State by 299,889 votes to 251,368 for the Peoples Democratic Party.


Aftereffects of the Presidential Election in Ondo state Announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Oyewole Olusola


See results below:


1. AKOKO NORTH WEST LGA


 


APC- 17, 997   PDP – 12,048


 


2.   AKURE NORTH LGA


 


APC – 13,092  PDP – 7,817


 


3.   OSE LGA


 


APC – 11,300   PDP – 13,466


 


4.   IFEDORE LGA


 


APC – 13,459   PDP – 8,031


 


5.   IRELE LGA


 


APC – 9,969   PDP – 11,639


 


6.   ONDO WEST LGA


 


APC – 18,923   PDP – 20,243


 


7.   OWO LGA


 


APC – 27,290   PDP – 13,757


 


8.   AKOKO SOUTH EAST LGA


 


APC – 7,245   PDP – 6769


 


9.   IDANRE LGA


 


APC – 12,654   PDP – 12, 290


 


10.  AKOKO SOUTH EAST LGA


 


APC – 25,336   PDP – 15, 490


 


11.   ODIGBO LGA


 


APC – 18,655   PDP – 19,315


 


12.    ILE OLUJI/OKEIGBO  LGA


 


APC – 12,338   PDP – 13,652


 


13.    ESE ODO LGA


 


APC – 4002   PDP – 24,943


 


14.    ONDO EAST LGA


 


APC – 5,922   PDP – 8,708


 


15.    AKURE SOUTH LGA


 


APC – 50,411   PDP – 18,125


 


16.    OKITIPUPA LGA


 


APC – 17,495 PDP – 19,035


 


17.    AKOKO NORTH EAST


 


APC- 18,894   PDP- 10, 348


 


12. Ilaje LGA


 


APC-14, 907   PDP- 15, 692


 


The Presidential Elections In Ondo State


 


APC- 299, 889   PDP-251, 368


 


Total Registered Voters- 1,501,804


 


Total Accredited Voters- 618, 040


 


Total Valid Vote Cast- 561, 056


 


Total Void Votes- 21, 379


 


Total Vote Cast- 582, 435

#Nigeriadecides: Evidence Of Massive Election Rigging In Akwa Ibom Presented To The Public ! ‪#‎AkwaRigs‬

Aa press conference yesterday, Umana Okon Umana, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, showed thousands of ballot papers that voters actually cast for his party in Ibesikpo local government area, but which were isolated and thrown away by rogue staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission in collusion with officials of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


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All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Umana Okon Umana


The discarded ballots, which were just for the Ibesikpo local government area alone, offered an indication of the depth of electoral malpractice that characterized the polls in Bayelsa State on Saturday.


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Election results collated in private houses, hotels –APC

The All Progressives Congress in Anambra State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of using residential houses, hotels and other secret places for collation of electoral results.
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The party also said that most of the legitimate collation centres were left empty without any sign of electoral activities.


The senator representing Anambra Central and who is also seeking reelection, Dr. Chris Ngige, who spoke for members of the party in Awka on Sunday, said powerful persons in the state had held on to the results of the elections, hence the delay in announcement of electoral results.


He also said results sheets were also not made available at the centres. Ngige, who called for the outright cancellation of elections in the state, said to further compound the situation, the number of people accredited and expected to vote during Saturday’s election at different polling stations were not made public by INEC officials.


“In some places, the accreditation was done alongside the voting proper. People voted as many times as possible,” he alleged.


According to Ngige, the accreditation was done with a view to manipulating the results, adding that in most places, the fingers of voters were not inked.


He said names of voters were being written on fresh sheets of paper during the accreditation, which gave room for serious manipulation.


He said over 200 policemen were accompanied by some PDP stalwarts to some local government areas with the intention of forcing electoral officers to sign blank result sheets.


But speaking to our correspondent in an interview on Sunday, the Residential Electoral Commissioner, Anambra State, Mr. Edwin Nwatarali, said no report had been brought to him showing that fingers were not inked during the elections.


He said the commission had to move collation centres from troubled zones to other collation centres that were peaceful after a clash occurred on Sunday in one of the collation centres.


He said threats to lives of INEC personnel and materials had been reported to him, and the situation was under control.

GEJ takes the lead in Imo


The results of the presidential election in 11 out of the 27 local government areas in Imo State collated on Sunday in Owerri, capital of the state, show that President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is clearly leading his main opponent, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Major-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
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 The collated results were from Ideato North, Isiala-Mbaino, Isu, Obowo, Ohaji-Egbema,. Okigwe, Owerri Municipal, Owerri West, Nwangene, Oru East and Ideato South LGAs.


Jonathan polled a total of  210,022 votes to grab the lead ahead of Buhari, who had 50,977  votes.


The latter won in Ideato South, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s home LGA, by 12, 128 votes as against Jonathan’s 6,406 votes.

PDP leads in seven LGAs in Edo State (Presidential):

Comfort, Edo:

PDP leads in seven LGAs in Edo State (Presidential):
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At Igueben, the PDP led with 6,854

votes while the All Peoples Congress followed with 5,692 votes.

In

Esan Central, PDP polled 12,003 votes while the APC polled 7,688 votes.

In Etsako Central PDP led with 10,365 votes while APC followed with 8,152

votes.

At Esan North East, PDP led with 19,440

votes while APC polled 6,151 votes. At Etsako East, the PDP polled 13,071

votes while APC polled 9,788.

At Esan West, the

PDP polled 19,600 votes while the APC polled 9,578 votes.

At Ikpobaokha

PDP polled 31,373 votes while the APC polled 18,527 votes. At Owan East,

the PDP polled 12,121votes while the APC polled 12,925 votes.

Be patient & vigilant, Buhari tells Nigerians.

Hoodlums attack Bauchi voters, police stations

An unspecified number of gunmen in a convoy of about 10 vehicles on Sunday stormed many polling units in Kirfi and Alkaleri Local Government Areas of Bauchi State and destroyed many electoral materials.
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Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.


Mohammed said the gunmen also attacked two Police Stations in the two councils.


The PPRO said, “You may recall that on the 28/3/2015 (Saturday) at about 2.30pm, unknown gunmen in about six vehicles attacked a polling unit at Yautara Ward in Darazo LGA and set ablaze electoral materials.


“Combined security forces, comprising the police and Army, forced the hoodlums to abandon their mission and escaped into the bush.


“However, today, 29/3/2015 (Sunday) at about 0025hrs (12.25am), hoodlums further attacked Kirfi and Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters, but were repelled and pursued towards Dindima Town along Bauchi Gombe Road.”


The Police Spokesman said operations were still ongoing, adding that the areas had been cordoned off by a combined team of security forces with efforts being intensified to restore normalcy in the area.


He said, “Members of the public are urged to remain calm and disregard rumour from mischief makers.”

Cross River State: Deputy gov. Mr. Essien Cobham lost his Polling unit to Prince Bassey

Anne, Cross River:

Deputy governor of Cross River State, Mr. Essien Cobham lost his polling unit in Odukpani Local Government Area,

to Prince Bassey Otu of the Labour Party.
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Kwara election, travesty of justice – Minister

The Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman, on Sunday faulted Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State.
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He alleged that there were many electoral irregularities, describing the elections in the state as a rape of democracy.


Speaking during a press conference media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Suleiman, who is the state PDP leader, said the accreditation process was faulty, adding that the card readers in most cases were not working hence the recourse to manual method of accreditation.


According to him, using manual method for accreditation attested to the position of the PDP that the introduction of the card reader at this time is a misplaced priority.


He said it was obvious to Nigerians that the card reader usage in the election was not a success, adding that this created room for a lot of irregularities in accreditation process.


The minister also accused security agencies of dereliction of duties, alleging that there were many security lapses, which he claimed, aided electoral malpractices allegedly by members of the All Progressives Congress in the state.


He noted that security agents were inadequate in some places while in many other places, they were not there at all.


Suleiman alleged that the total number of votes in the three wards at Opobiyi, Ajikobi Ward in Agbaji, where he voted, which is the place a former Governor of Kwara State, who is the state APC leader, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and her sister, Gbemisola, was greater than the total number of collected Permanent Voter Cards in the area.


He said, “If actually we had gotten it right in 2011, what happened in my own community, my state, was more of an electoral tragedy, which is not acceptable, which to a large extent has significant negative implications in our electoral future if not addressed.


“I saw a connivance of the security agencies in Kwara State, to be specific, with the opposition party. It does not tally with sense, for instance, where you have about 1,800 potential voters to one policeman without any arms. How will he contain the crowd?”

APC protesters Storm INEC office in PH over Massive rigging, demand outright election cancellation.

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Aggrieved supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State have blocked some major roads within Port Harcourt, the state capital, protesting  the conduct of the Saturday presidential elections in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission.


Some APC faithful, made up of youths, marched to the INEC headquarters on Aba Road while dozens more loitered around the Government House, waiting to interact with the Governor of the state. Rotimi Amaechi, and other top party stalwarts.


Our correspondent noticed the presence of heavily-armed security officers at INEC office while others patrolled the roads leading into the area.


Two lanes of the road were blocked by two armoured tanks, forcing motorists to drive against traffic on the other two lanes.


The situation resulted into heavy traffic on Aba road and adjoining routes.


Tension remains very high in the area as the protesters declared that election did not take place in most polling units in Rivers yesterday.


They said the only way to resolve the current crisis was to conduct a fresh election in the state.


While they protesters chanted “we want change” continually, some of them raised the alarm that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Nyesom Wike, was being smuggled out of the INEC office.

More details shortly.


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Chief Odigie-Oyegun lost his ward to the PDP

Comfort, Edo:National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,,  lost his ward to the People’s Democratic Party in

Saturday’s Presidential elections.

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Two units made up Ward 2 of the Staff Training School at GRA Benin; the APC lost in both units.


At Unit one, the PDP polled 95 votes in the presidential election while APC polled 78 votes.


The party also polled 94 votes in the Senatorial election while APC polled 85 votes.


In the House of Representatives, the PDP polled 95 votes while the APC polled 80 votes.


At unit two where Oyegun cast his vote, the PDP polled 88 votes in the Presidential election while APC polled 65.


For the House of Rep, PDP polled 79 votes while APC polled 75.


For the Senatorial elections, PDP polled votes while APC polled 76.

Buhari Clears polling unit in Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, of the PDP #NigeriaDecides

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Simon, Niger:


Buhari was victorious in the polling unit of Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, of the PDP.


Buhari polled 459 votes, while President Goodluck Jonathan secured 161

votes at the unit 011, Musa Umar Close, Tudun Wada South, Chanchaga.

Presidential results from seven LGs in Ogun (APC AHEAD)

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Presidential results from seven LGs in Ogun


APC ahead


More updates coming


From Samuel Awoyinfa and Kunle Falayi


Odeda Local government


Number of registered voters -63,935

Number of accreditted voter -17,463


APC -11,102

PDP -4,456


Total valid votes -16,152

Voided votes -775

Total votes cast -16,927


Imeko Afon Local Government


Number of voters registered -35,311

Number of accreditted voters -23,481


APC -7,657

PDP -12,153


Valid votes cast -20,466

Void votes -1,122


Sagamu Local Government

Number of registered voters -77,955

Number of accreditted voters -37,772


APC -15,761

PDP -17,263


Ijebu Ode Local Government


Number of registered voters -55,127

Number of voters accreditted -25,973


APC -14,043

PDP -8,972

Heavy traffic as soldiers block Mile 12-Ikorodu road

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A long stretch of traffic has built up from the Mile 12 bridge all the way to Ikorodu Bus stop as soldiers have barricaded the ever-busy road based on what they called an “orders from above.”


The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had announced that there would be no restriction of movement today(Sunday) over the rescheduled elections.


Our correspondent learnt that most of those caught in the traffic are Christians, attempting to go to church to observe the Palm Sunday.


It was learnt that following the hiccups experienced in the voting on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed elections in five local government areas in Lagos till today.


These are Alimosho, Oshodi/Isolo, Eti Osa, Kosofe and Somolu LGAs.


However, a resident of Ikorodu, Abiodun Samuel, wondered why the residents of Ikorodu would be barred from moving when IKorodu local government was not among the areas that INEC had listed.


He said, “Ikorodu’s election yesterday was conclusive and every polling unit has been counted so I don’t know why soldiers are preventing us from moving. I have been in the traffic all day and the sad part is that this road (Mile 12-Ikorodu Road) is the only road connecting Ikorodu to the major parts of Lagos.


“The unfortunate thing is that most of us cannot turn back because we have been blocked by vehicles on all sides of the road.”


Meanwhile, investigations by our correspondent showed that the voter turnout today may be less than yesterday due to the Palm Sunday, which will witness long hours of service and street processions.


Our correspondent, who visited various areas in Kosofe LGA, observed that there was no presence of INEC as of 9.34am.


The police have, however, warned people, who have no business at polling units, to stay away.

VIDEO: MASSIVE RIGGING in Delta @ThisIsBuhari @inecnigeria @INECAlert #Nigeriadecides "Is this an election?" "



One dies as PDP, APC supporters clash in Osun

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INEC officials killed by unknown gunmen in Gombe…


There was panic in Ikirun, Osun State, on Saturday as the presidential election was ongoing when supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress clashed.


According to an eyewitness, who is simply identified as Ismaila, he said the victim was a graduate of The Polytechnic, Ire, Osun State.


He said the victim, popularly known as ‘Hunger’, allegedly belonged to a cult group and a supporter of the PDP.


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Sade Odoro, could not be reached as her telephone number was not reachable when our correspondent called her to confirm the incident.

Folarin campaigns at polling unit, doles out money

There was commotion at Ward 5, Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Saturday when the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the state, Teslim Folarin, publicly doled out money to his party supporters at his polling unit.

The PDP governorship candidate defied the rules when he openly shouted ‘Te sibe'(print it there), a popular campaign slogan, urging people to vote for him.
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One of the youths, who grabbed the money from Folarin, tried to run away, but was soon held by the angry crowd.

Those on the queue waiting to vote began to scramble for their share of the money.

The commotion, which lasted for over 20 minutes, saw the youths squeezing one another’s clothes while those, who managed to grab a few notes, received blows from others.

Police deployed in the unit watched as the youths tackled themselves in the brawl.

Folarin, who cast his votes at St. John’s Primary School, hosting two polling units at about 3pm, had addressed journalists before voting.

He came in company with his wife, Angela.

He told journalists that he was not satisfied with the performance of the card reader.

He said,”The card reader is very slow in accrediting and verifying voters’ identity.This was why we kicked against it earlier. Although, I was not delayed,reports from other parts of th

state are not commendable.”

He said the All Progressives Congress had failed to deliver good governance to the masses.

Folarin predicted a landslide victory for President Goodluck Jonathan,saying he was impressed with the large turn out.

Card reader failure at President's polling unit a national embarrassment - Jega



INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega says the rehashed disappointment of the card reader to read President Jonathan’s PVC at his surveying unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa yesterday was a national humiliation. He said this in a meeting on NTA last night. See more  of what he said amid the meeting bellow.

Card reader failure: INEC okays manual accreditation

The INEC has given approval for its officers to accredit voters manually after being sufficiently satisfied that the Permanent Voter Card belongs to a prospective voter presenting it.


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In a statement by INEC’s Chairman, Information, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Dr. Chris Eyimoga, on Saturday, the commission said this step was informed by the level of challenges encountered in the Saturday elections to accredit prospective voters.

Iyimoga said, “The Commission has, therefore, decided as part of the Guidelines for the Conduct of the 2015 general elections that in Polling Units where card readers have so failed to work, the Presiding Officer shall manually accredit voters by marking the register of voters, upon being satisfied that the person presenting a Permanent Voter’s Card is the legitimate holder of the card.”