Monday, March 30, 2015

#NigeriaDecides: INEC declaration ends for today. 19 states* APC leads with 2,032,226 votes


INEC declaration ends for today. 19 states* announced so far: APC-8520436 PDP-648821.

SO far APC is leading with 2,032,226 votes

The race result declaration has finished throughout today. The commission has reconvened till 10am tomorrow.

Akwa Ibom State: PDP/GEJ Wins

Akwa Ibom State: 31LG RV- 1644481, AV 107470. Parties: AA – 1600, ACPN 443, AD-474, ADC-608, APA 384, APC- 58,411, CPP 412, OHP 192, KOWA 160, NCP 381, PDP 953,304, PPN 327,UDP 224,UPP 144, Tola valid votes- 1017064, RV 11487,

Total votes cast 1028551.

#NigeriaDecides: Plateau State: GEJ/PDP Wins

Plateau State: 17LG, Registered V: 1977211 Accv – 1076833 Parties 14: AA 178,ACPN 391, AD 279, ADC 406, APA -618, APC 429140, CPP 237,OHP 56, KOWA 138, NCP 693, PDP 549615, PPN 554,UDP, 54, UPP 29. Total valid votes- 982 388, Rejected V 18304, Total votes cast: 1000692.

GEJ/PDP wins Imo State

Imo State: 7LG. RV 1747681, AV 801712, Parties: AA-533,ACPN 956, AD -757, ADC -1617, APA -2236, APC-133253, CPP -733,OHP 157, KOWA -158, NCP 784, PDP-559185, PPN 414,UD

See Photos from the mass protest that went on in Akwa-Ibom today

The APC in Akwa Ibom State took to the street today to challenge what they claim is enormous rigging in the state. The challenge was driven by the APC guber competitor in the State, Umana Okon Umana.

They requested the crossing out of the decision and evacuation of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Austin Okojie. The nonconformists blockaded the state central station of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

16 declared states so far. APC: 7,899,632 PDP: 4,426,106


INEC declaration on 10 minutes break. 16 declared states so far. APC: 7,899,632 PDP: 4,426,106


PDP Wins ABIA state

ABIA state: 17LGA, 14Parties, RV- 1349134, AV -442538. AA-315, ACPN, 2194, AD 448, ADC 569, APA- 2766, APC – 13,394,CPP, 1046, OHP 125, KOWA 173, NCP 745, PDP -368 303, PPN 424, UDP 213, UPP, 330,  Valid votes 391 045, RV 1004, TVC 401,049

APC wins Kaduna State

Kaduna State: RV 3361793 AV 1746031, AA – 281, ACPN- 424, AD-273, ADC-546, APA-1611, APC -1,129,760, CPP 824, OP105,KOWA 176, NCP 75,PDP484085,PPN 549. TVV 1617482,RV32719, TVC 1650201

APC Wins Kwara State -

Kwara State: RV 1181032.AV 489,360, 14pt. AA 248, ACPN 817, AD 520,ADC 438, APA 1165, APC 302,146 CPP 910, OP 118,KOWA 214, NCP, 394, PDP 132,602 PPN, 325, UDP 81,UPP 102.TVV 440080,RV 21321,TVC 461401

APC wins Kastina State

Collation in Abuja: Jigawa‎ 27 LGs

AA ‎‎394

ACPN ‎‎‎540

AD ‎‎‎587

ADC: ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎375

APA :‎ ‎2527

APC: ‎‎‎885,988

CPP: ‎‎‎1553

HDP: ‎‎‎‎‎‎337

KOWA: ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎423

NCP:‎‎ ‎‎548

PDP: ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎142,904

PPN:‎ ‎‎‎‎‎‎853

UDP: ‎‎‎‎‎‎338

UPP: ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎197

Total registered voters: ‎1815839

Accredited: ‎‎‎1,153,428

Valid votes: ‎‎‎‎‎1,037,564

Rejected 34325

Total votes cast: ‎‎‎‎‎‎1071889

APC Wins jigawa state !

Jigawa state: RV 1815839. AV 1153428, Parties AA-394- ACPN- 540.. AD 587..ADC-375..APA..2537, APC -885,988. CPP 1553, OP-337.Kowa423. NCP.548,PDP-142,904

APC clears Kano State: APC-1,903,999

4943862 voters in Kano. Valid votes – 2,128,821 — Accredited voters – 2,664,434,  AA-426 ACPn 778–AD -708, ADC 657, APA 2,770

APC-1,903,999, CPP 1552, op292, 288,NCP, 697,PDP 215,779 PPN-485,UDP

INEC Announces Official Final Results for Akwa Ibom State, WIth PDP Victory

Akwa Ibom State

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) announced its official results of the presidential elections in Akwa Ibom State. The results show that President Goodluck Jonathan wins by a sizable margin in that State.

APC = 58,411

PDP= 953,304;

Gov. Amaechi imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

In a terse statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, George Feyi, the governor said the curfew will hold from 7p.m. to 6a.m.

“The curfew will continue till further notice,” a part of the statement said.

The declaration of the curfew comes amidst heightened tension occasioned by the conduct of last Saturday’s election in the state.

Mr. Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress had boycotted the polls over the failure of INEC to supply result sheets to many polling units especially in the party strongholds.

But the elections continued despite the boycott and the result of both the presidential and National Assembly polls were announced at about 2pm amidst protests and call for cancellation by the APC.

JUST IN: Buhari Bags presidential election in Adamawa #NigeriaDecides

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, has flogged his major rival President Goodluck Jonathan in Adamawa state, pulling 14 Local Governments areas in the state against seven won by the president.


Declaring the result Monday evening, the state returning officer, Okogbaa Geoffrey, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Wukari, announced that APC scored 374,701 against the ruling PDP that polled 251,664.

In the presidential election results for Madagali, PDP scored 4,997 while APC polled 3,331 as PDM scored 0 votes.

In Lamurde LG, APC scored 7,322 votes while PDP polled 17, 919.

In Michika Local Government PDP scored 6,762, APC 3,527.

The result also showed that in Maiha, APC scored 15,432 as PDP polled 2,603. In Hong Local Government, the home town of former minister of Health, Aliyu Idi Hong, APC got the highest votes of 17, 365, while PDP got 16, 662.

Similarly, Mayo Belwa, the local government of impeached Governor, Murtala Nyako, APC polled 24,483 followed by PDP which scored 17, 789.

In Yola South Local Government, Nuhu Ribadu’s home town, APC scored 39,019 defeating PDP which polled 10,988 votes.

The story was also the same in Yola North where both former PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, and Mr. Jonathan’s link man, Hassan Adamu (Wakilin Adamawa), cast their votes. There, APC trounced PDP with 47, 139 against PDP’s 13, 790 votes.

In Toungo, LG, APC got 6,891 against PDP that polled 4,239. In Mubi North, APC also scored the highest votes of 20,641 votes as PDP polled 12,964.

In Shelleng, APC scored 14,656 while PDP polled 9,053. In Guyuk, APC scored 9,575 as PDP took the leade with 19,808.

PDP also won in Song Local Government with 18,495 while APC scored 17, 354.

In Ganye, APC scored highest votes of 24,611 while PDP has 8,551.

In Gombi APC had 13, 603, PDP 12,035 and KOWA 71 votes.

APC scored 27,082 votes in Jada, while PDP had 12,257. However, in Demsa the ruling PDP won with 19,625 votes against its rival APC which has 6,211 votes.

In Numan local government, APC scored 10,501 votes, while PDP secured 19,036 votes.

In Fufore APC polled 32,596 and PDP scored 8,874.

The result also shows that in Mubi South APC scored 17, 655 against the PDP, 5,950.

Ogun LG workers begin indefinite strike

Activities in the 20 local government areas of Ogun State were paralysed on Monday as the local government workers began an indefinite strike.

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Ogun State branch, had on Friday directed that the entire workforce of the local government areas, Local Government Service Commission and Bureau of Local Government Pensions, to commence an indefinite strike from Monday, March 30.

This directive was contained in a statement issued and signed in Abeokuta, by the state Publicity Secretary of NULGE, Mr. Folarin Osunsanmi, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent.

It stated that the “painful decision” was taken at the state executive council of the union held on Tuesday, March 24.

The union said it decided to embark on the strike following alleged refusal of the state government to implement the agreement reached with it last January.

They said some of the agreements reached include payment of outstanding deductions of workers’ salaries and allowances ‎totalling N1.56bn.

INEC staff arrested in Delta !

A staff the Independent National Electoral Commission was arrested on Monday at the commission’s office in Asaba for violating INEC’s rule on collation of results.

The INEC staff, who served as the electoral officer for Ndokwa East Local Government Area, was taken away by policemen in a van after he admitted to collating the results for the local government area against the rule of the commission.

The electoral officer came to the state collation centre at INEC, Asaba, to present the result of Ndokwa East without the collation officer for the local government, whose job it is to present the result.

When he was queried by the state Collation Officer, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, the electoral officer said the collation officer for the local government did not show up and due to pressure from party agents, he was forced to collate the results alone in the presence of party agents and security operatives.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Anidi Ikowak, who was infuriated by the explanation, declared the results collated by the electoral officer invalid.

The REC said according to INEC’s rule, the electoral officer is not permitted to do the job of the collation officer and faulted the electoral officer for not calling him to report the situation.

Addressing the erring staff, Ikowak said, “There is division of labour in INEC’s activities. The electoral officer cannot stand in the place of the collation officer. If the collation officer did not show up you should have called me and another collation officer would have been nominated from the list of those we have trained. And replacement needs to be approved by me or even the chairman.

“I’m the REC, if this state collation officer did not come I would have reported to Abuja and another one will be sent. I can’t take up that role, I can only assist. So, the result you have collated is invalid.”

Aluko, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Otuoke, asked the electoral officer to submit the result and write a report on the situation, but noted that it had not been officially accepted.

Immediately, the electoral officer was ushered into a police van and driven off.

Jonathan records 1.48 million votes in Rivers


President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party has won last Saturday’s presidential election in Rivers State with a total vote of 1,487,075.

Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) of the All Progressives Congress followed suit with 69,238 votes while KOWA party came a distant third with 2,274 votes.

Details later

Jonathan in closed-door meeting with Kuffour, others

4.06pm: The meeting just ended. The former African leaders adjudged election “peaceful and transparent.”  President Goodluck Jonathan is currently in a closed-door meeting with some foreigns observers who monitored Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

The election observers at the meeting include a former Ghanian President, Mr. John Kuffour, who is the leader of the ECOWAS Elections Observers; former Liberian President, Amos Sawyer, who is leading the African Union Election Observer Mission; former Malawian President and Head of Commonwealth Election Observer Mission, Bakili Muluzi; and the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Ambassador Aisha Laraba Abdullahi.

The meeting which started inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 3.30pm is also being attended by Vice President Namadi Sambo and a few presidential aides. The meeting is holding at a time the Independent National Electoral Commission is announcing final results of the election.


Buhari maintains commanding lead in NIger

Presidential election results for six more local governments in Niger State have been collated in Minna, bringing total LG results announced to 21.

Results for the remaining four LGs have yet to arrive.

The Returning Officer for Niger State, Prof. Abduganiu Ambali, who is the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, has announced a break pending the arrival of the remaining results.

Buhari has won all the LGs announced so far.

Results of newly collated LGs are

Rijau LGA: APC 17,214; PDP 7,573

Mashegu LGA: APC 27,953; PDP 3,355

Magama LGA: APC 20,761; PDP 11,183

Rafi LGA: APC 36,921; PDP 4,215

Edati LGA: APC 11,691; PDP 7,117

Agaie LGA: APC 18,424; PDP 4,132

Presidential election results in Ekiti state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Adeniyi Daramola, VC of FUT, Akure , the Returning Officer for Ekiti state.

AA – 94 votes

ACPN – 538

AD – 754

ADC- 424

APA – 482

APC – 120, 331

CPP – 330

HDP- 94

KOWA – 108

NCP – 377
PDP – 176, 466 (wins)

PPN – 388

UPD – 60

UPP – 145

Total votes cast: 309, 445

I’m watching the INEC election announcement live on TV and updating. More to come…

Presidential election results for Kogi state - APC wins

As announced by the VC of University of Abuja, who is the Returning Officer for Kogi state

AA – 700

ACPN – 1,089

AD – 427

ADC – 761

APA – 1,001
APC – 264,851

CPP – 967

HOPE – 144

KOWA – 190

NCP – 399

PDP, 149, 987

PPN – 476

UPD – 180

UPP – 156

Total valid vote – 421, 328

Rejected votes – 17, 959

Total votes cast – 439, 287

Presidential election result from Osun state - APC wins

As announced by Professor Isaac Asusu, VC of the Federal University, Oye, Ekiti, RO for Osun state





APC: 383,603









Presidential election results for FCT, Abuja - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Michael Faborode, former VC of OAU, Ile Ife, the returning officer for FCT

AA – 139

ACPN – 342

AD – 240

ADC – 288

APA – 674

APC – 146, 399

CPP – 347

HOPE – 83

KOWA – 165

NCP – 473
PDP – 157, 195 (PDP wins)

PPN – 269

UDP – 95

UPP – 96

Total valid votes – 306, 805

Rejected votes – 9210

Total votes cast – 316, 015

Presidential election result for Oyo state - APC wins

As announced by Prof Ayobami Salami, the Dep. VC (Academics) of OAU, returning officer for Oyo

AA – 6,331

ACPN – 8,979

AD – 6, 282

ADC – 5,000

APA – 4,468
APC – 528, 620 (APC wins)

CPP – 6, 674

HOPE – 839

KOWA – 1,312

NCP – 1,895

PDP – 303, 376

PPN – 2,842

UDP – 1,069

UPP – 3,665

Total valid votes – 881, 352

Rejected votes – 47, 254

Total votes cast – 928, 606

Presidential election results for Kogi state - APC wins

As announced by the VC of University of Abuja, who is the Returning Officer for Kogi state

AA – 700

ACPN – 1,089

AD – 427

ADC – 761

APA – 1,001

APC – 264,851

CPP – 967

HOPE – 144

KOWA – 190

NCP – 399

PDP, 149, 987

PPN – 476

UPD – 180

UPP – 156

Total valid vote – 421, 328

Rejected votes – 17, 959

Total votes cast – 439, 287

Fashola, Gbajabiamila lose local government


Fashola, Gbajabiamila lose local government.  The Peoples Democratic Party has won Surulere Local Government in the presidential election.

The local government is where Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola and the House of Representatives minority leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, hail from.

While the APC got 52,798 votes, the

PDP got 58,649

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Melaye wins Kogi West Senatorial seat

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Dino Melaye, was on Monday declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial District election held on March 28.

Melaye defeated the candidates of seven other political parties, including the seating senator of the district, Smart Adeyemi, of the Peoples Democratic Party and Aro Bamidele of the Accord Party, who defected from the PDP due to the internal crisis rocking the party in the state.

Returning Officer of the Senatorial District, Mr. Adadi Ameh, in the early hours of Monday declared Melaye the winner at the Independent National Elcectoral Commision’s office in Lokoja Local Government area.

The Lokoja LGA office is the regional office of Kogi West Senatorial District, which comprises seven local governments of Ijumu, Kabba-Bunu, Kogi-Koton Karfe, Lokoja, Mopa Moro, Yagba East and Yagba West.

Melaye polled 41,120 of the total 118, 987 votes cast, while his closest opponent, Adeyemi, polled 38, 148 votes and Aro of Accord had 26,198 votes.

The declaration, which was met with a rapturous applause by Melaye’s supporters, was well received by the agent of the PDP, although with controlled grumblings.

Melaye, who was at the venue of the declaration, told our correspondent that the victory was for the people.

“It is a call to duty and service and I will do my best not to disappoint the people who entrusted their votes in me. The people of Kogi West have made their choice and I promise that they will be given the best of Senatorial representation.”

“I believe I won because I was closer to the grassroots. They had more money than sense and spent it but we spent our brain because we have no money and the people have made their choice,” Melaye said.

#NigeriaDecides: Stella Oduah wins Anambra North Senatorial seat

Former Aviation Minister and a Senatorial candidate of the PDP in Anambra State , Princess Stella Oduah has won the Anambra North Senatorial seat.


She defeated her major opponent, Chief Dubem Obaze of APGA.

1. Onitsha North LGA

PDP- 42,239

APGA- 8,868

2. Onitsha South LGA

PDP- 25,890

APGA- 10,112

3. Ayamelum LGA

PDP- 9,782

APGA- 15,292

4. Oyi LGA

PDP- 12,301

APGA – 10,683

5. Ogbaru LGA

PDP – 33,542

APGA – 7,558

6. Anambra East LGA

PDP- 8,871

APGA- 12,342

7. Anambra West LGA

PDP – 9,007

APGA – 5,863


PDP – 143,478

APGA- 70,906

Winner – Princess Stella Oduah

Results declared by Dr Celestine Okaro, INEC returning officer.

Police teargas APC women at Rivers INEC office

Some women belonging to the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State were on Monday morning teargased by policemen around the INEC headquarters on Aba Road after they tried to take their grieviances over Saturday’s presidential elections in the state to the Commission’s office.

The women, donning black attires and led by House of Representatives candidate for Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Maureen Tamuno, came in several buses from various parts of the state as early as 8:30am to pour out their frustrations.

Armoured tanks barricaded the two lanes leading to INEC office while gun-wielding police and military policemen in large numbers were positioned in strategic points in the vicinity.

Monday’s protest by the APC women followed Sunday’s version of the party’s youths from various parts of the state to the Commission’s headquarters where gunshots were fired after the protesters prevented an SUV believed to be conveying the PDP governorship candidate in Rivers, Nyesom Wike, from leaving the area.

The APC youths also attacked other vehicles moving in and out of the area.

Meanwhile Public Relations Officer of the Commission in the state, Anthonia Nwobu, told our correspondent on Monday morning that results of the presidential election from all the local government areas would be made public at a press briefing by 12:00pm.

According to her, Returning Officers from all the areas would hand the final results to the Resident Electoral Commission, Gecila Khan, during the briefing.

Buhari Buhari sweeping to victory in Nigerto victory in Niger

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has opened up a massive lead in the presidential race in Niger State with results for 11 of the 25 local governments in the state announced.

So far, Buhari has 296,100 votes, while President Goodluck Jonathan has polled 74,784 votes.

In Bosso LG, APC got 36,951, while PDP secured 6,036.

In Chanchaga LG, APC garnered 58,239 to PDP’s 9,438.

15,972 people voted for Buhari in Gbako with 5,521 opting for Jonathan.

Gurara LG gave Buhari 17,284 votes and Jonathan 7,803 votes, while the APC defeated the PDP with 16,368 to 2,708 votes in Katcha LG.

Mariga LG gave APC 28, 463 votes and the PDP 4,351 votes.

Other local governments where results have been announced are: Munya LG (APC, 12,820; PDP, 7119); Paiko LG (APC, 27,298; PDP, 8,029); Shiroro LG (APC, 27,462; PDP, 7,040). Suleja LG (APC, 38,262; PDP, 9,535) and Tafa LG (APC, 16,981; PDP, 7,168).