Bukola Saraki: Kwara’s Man Of The Year

Of all the comic images of the just concluded elections posted on social media, I found one particularly striking. The image of a fully dressed Bukola Saraki walking out of a football pitch as a stern-faced referee raised his red card and pointed the exit to him! The caption says: “Kwarans Decide, Says O to ge.” Literally speaking, the people of Kwara State issued Saraki a political red card at both the Presidential and governorship elections. Not only did he fail to get re-election into the senate, but his!-->!-->!-->…

PDP Kicks, Alleges Fraud, As El-Rufai Leads In Kaduna

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has kicked, alleging fraud and irregularities, as Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads from the results released so far in the Saturday gubernatorial election. Results from 11 local government areas so far collated at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna show that, Governor El-Rufai has won in seven local government areas of Makarfi, Soba, Kudan, Ikara, Kauru, Kubau and Giwa. Meanwhile, the opposition candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru has!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Kaduna PDP Guber Candidate, Ashiru Wins Polling Unit

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Hon. Isa Ashiru has won in his polling unit. At the Kofar Fada Kudan ward, Kudan Local Government Polling Unit 01, PDP Ashiru scored 284, while APC's Governor Nasir El-Rufai pilled 33 votes. Ashiru is the main challenger of incumbent Governor Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor El-Rufai had earlier expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious in the governorship poll. He had after casting his vote!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

El-Rufai, wife decry low turn out of voters in Kaduna as collation begins

Collation of votes has started in several polling units in Kaduna after a voting that witnessed low turnout. Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has decried low turnout of voters in Kaduna. El-Rufai who is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) however expressed optimism that the turn out will improve before the close of voting. Also, the wife of the governor, Hajiyah Ummi el-Rufai decried low the turnout of voters, but was optimistic there will be turn-up as the voting!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Low Turnout May Mar Elections In Kaduna

Supporters of the two leading parties in Kaduna state are apprehensive over low turnout of voters. Polling units visited in the metropolis recorded fewer voters compared to the presidential election. At the Gaji ward 029 where 1297 voters are on the register, less than 60 persons were seen on the queue when the reporter visited by 10 am. A domestic observer at the unit, Isaac Chijioke said people are refusing to come out to vote. " I have visited a few other polling units here in Kaduna north and turnout is!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Kaduna Clerics Heighten Election Tension – Police

Intelligence reports available to the Kaduna State Police Command show that the preaching of some religious clerics in the state has heightened political tension in the run up to tomorrow’s governorship election. Ahmad Abdulrahman, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this at a joint press briefing with the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kaduna today. He said the police received reports showing that some Muslim and Christian preachers in the state use their position to campaign for certain!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Kaduna INEC, Police Read Riot Act, Say No Card Reader, No Vote

Ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kaduna State and the State Police Command have warned voters not to approach any polling centre without their PVC. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Kaugama Abdullahi has warned that there will be no voting where there is no card readers.The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman also warned those who has no business to move around on election day to stay off the streets. Both the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Atiku Supporters Plan One-Million -Man March To Protest Election

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the just concluded election are planning a peaceful demonstration in protest of the election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, was declared winner of the February 23 presidential election having polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. The INEC on Monday in Abuja presented a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Voting, Counting Of Votes May Continue Till Night In Many Polling Centres in Kano

Vote counting is underway in several pulling units across Kano Metropolis while the process may begin late in the evening in several places, especially in rural areas where voting did not start until past 10am. THE WHISTLER Visited several polling centres in Nasarawa Local Government Area at about 3:30pm and counting had already begin. At Gwagwarwa polling unit, voting ended at about 2:30 and by 3:30 only one ballot box out of three remained to be counted. À PDP supervisor at the unit, Salihu Ibrahim, said there…

Vote-Buying Causes Violence in Kano Polling Unit

Reports reaching THE WHISTLER say violence broke out in a polling unit in Bichi town in Bichi LGA. Trouble started after some people stormed the polling unit sharing money to voters. Agents of other parties attempted to confront those buying votes and it degenerated into violence among party agents and supporters. But reports say electoral materials were not torched by the violence .
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!