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Governorship Candidates Who Followed Jonathan’s Example

Last Saturday, March 9th, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, conducted the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections across the country. Out of the 36 states in the country, election held in 29 states. This is because the governors in the 9 remaining states are yet to complete their four year term. So far, INEC has announced the official results of the governorship election in 22 states. While the results of five states were declared inconclusive (Benue, Adamawa, Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi),!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

LAUTECH Suspends Student Union

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso has suspended its student union over internal conflict. The internal conflict started after the union’s executive endorsed a gubernatorial candidate prior to the governorship and state house elections on Saturday. A statement by the registrar, Kayode Ogunleye, said the unresolved conflict between the union leaders made the leaders lose grip over the student’s union, hence, the union be proscribed “The University Management, having noticed the recent!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Those Who Did ‘Orubebe’ In The Governorship Election

In 2015, during the collation of the presidential election results, a mild drama occurred when Mr Godsday Orubebe, a polling agent for the PDP and an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan publicly opposed the results collated. The former Minister of State for Niger Delta had alleged that INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, had taken sides with the main opposition political party, All Progressives Congress, APC. For close to thirty minutes, Orubebe refused to allow for the collation of the presidential results which was…

Aminu Masari Re-Elected As Katsina Governor

Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari has been declared winner of the Saturday’s governorship election. Masari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was announced the winner of the governorship election, on Monday, by the state returning officer, Professor Abdullahi Zuru, Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto The incumbent Governor defeated his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Yakubu Lado with a wide margin of 690,243 votes to emerge winner. While Masari polled a total of 1,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

INEC Declares Guber Polls Inconclusive In Four States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election in Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto state as inconclusive. The electoral body declared the election inconclusive in these states following a slim margin of win, less than the number of cancelled votes. see results below State: BAUCHI APC: 465,456 PDP: 469,512 Rejected: 21,419 Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059 Cancelled Votes: 45,312 State: ADAMAWA PDP: 367, 471 APC: 334,995 Margin of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

BREAKING: INEC Suspends All Electoral Processes In Rivers

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, suspended all electoral processes in Rivers State. This was contained in a statement issued by INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye. The commission said the suspension was based on the widespread disruption of election in the state including the violence that occurred in most polling units. “Based on reports from our officials in the field, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has…

5 Fake Policemen, 2 Soldiers Arrested In Imo

Five persons suspected to be fake policemen and two soldiers have been arrested in Ideato South local government area of Imo state. This was revealed by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dazuki Galadanchi Owerri, while parading the suspects. Addressing journalists, Galadanchi said: “Five fake policemen in Ideato South local government area, have been arrested. “While two soldiers were also arrested. They were arrested escorting a politician and they are not supposed to be on election duty. “Also, in Oke Uvuru Aboh…

Tension Grips Oyo Polling Unit As Gunmen Kill Two

Tension has gripped the Ibadan South West, ward 6, unit 4 polling unit after gunmen allegedly invaded the area killing two persons. The deceased were among those who were at the location to exercise their civic responsibility in the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly elections. According to Vanguard, the incident occurred shortly after an argument between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over sharing of money to their voters. A corps member who spoke to…

SDP Governorship Candidate Allege Vote Buying In Cross River

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Cross River State, Barrister Eyo Ekpo, has lamented high rate of alleged vote buying in the state. Ekpo disclosed this to newsmen after casting his vote in his unit 5 polling unit at AME Zion School on Diamond Hill Calabar alongside his wife and the party’s presidential candidate, Mr Donald Duke. He alleged that the "massive vote buying" is being perpetrated by the incumbent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

‘I Will Win Imo Election,’ Okorocha’s Son-In-Law Says After Casting Vote

Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law to the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has expressed confidence that he will win the state’s gubernatorial election. He made the statement while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at the Eziama Obiere polling unit 004 in Nkwerre local government area. He said, “My impression is that Imo state is tensed. There is so much security presence in the state, unlike what people have been saying you can see that Imo state is peaceful. “Let me tell you, in this election I!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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