Inconclusive Elections: Don’t Expect Buhari’s Help, APC Politicians Told

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Garba Shehu, said the president will neither interfere with the supplementary polls in five states nor ask the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to change results in favour of his party. Buhari sort for reelection on the platform of the All Progressive Party (APC) and was subsequently declared winner in the election, which was marred by irregularities and being challenged in court by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Shehu in a…

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At Last INEC Declares Emeka Ihedioha Governor-Elect, Imo State

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Finally, Hon. Emeka Ihediohanma the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 9 governorship polls in Imo State, has emerged winner of the election. Prof. Francis Otonta, the Returning Officer (RO) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final results at the Imo governorship election Collation Centre in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday. Ihediohanma, who was a former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, won in 11 of the 27 Local Government Area, polling a total 273,404 votes to defeat…

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We’ll Not Issue Certificate Of Return For Candidates Declared Winner Under Duress – INEC

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the governorship elections across 29 states in the country said it will not issue Certificates of Return to candidates in places where INEC officials are held hostage or forced to declare winners under duress. Recall that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State held INEC officials, hostage in Owerri and even threatened to kill if the result did not go his way on February 23. The commission also threatened to record zero vote and cancel the results of polling units…

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Atiku: Low Voter Turnout, Nigerians Have Lost Interest In The Process; Buhari: I Expect You To Go To Court

*Buhari (left) with Atiku when the going was good ———————————————————————————– By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the just concluded presidential election, which supposedly returned President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has credited the low turn-out of voters in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections to alleged rigging of the presidential poll. He made the claim after casting his ballot at the Ajiya polling unit 02, Gwadabawa ward of Yola north local government of Adamawa state. He said, “There is low voter turnout and…

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Top Contenders Across Parties In Nigeria’s Governorship Elections

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa After the shambolic Presidential and senatorial elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which declared President Muhammadu Buhari re-elected on February 23, 2019, Nigeria will again today March 9, 2019 conduct another elections across 29 states of the federation to decide the governors of the affected 29 states of the federation. From Rivers State where the ‘battle’ is fierce to Lagos State where politicians are pitching the Yoruba against the Igbo and to Imo State where out-going governor Rochas Okorocha is doing all within his…

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Electoral Materials Missing At Ogudu Collation Centre In Lagos

By Our Reporter (with agency report) News Agency of Nigeria has reported that there was tension early Saturday morning at Ogudu collation centre in Lagos State over missing nine booklets of ballot papers meant for the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. Each of the booklets contains 100 pages meant for Ward 4 centre. The information has it that between 7.35 a.m. and 8.30 a.m., the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) agents protested over the missing booklets. A PDP agent, Kunle Aladiyan, told NAN the party discovered the booklets were…

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What Buhari Meant When He Said His Second Term Would Be Tough – SGF

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa In a move to clarify the recent claim by President Muhammed Buhari that his second coming will be tough for Nigerians, Mr. Boss Mustafa, Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), has explained that the tough decisions the President talked about during his second term in office would be in the interest of Nigeria. Buhari was declared winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said he would contest in court. Already, it…

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Buhari To Dissolve Government & Reconstitute For Second Term

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa “One thing about governance is that the first mandate was for four years and it lapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve government, that is the way it is usually done – he says thank you to everybody he has called to work with him and then, he dissolves that government officially. Then when he is inaugurated for a second term, he now reconstitutes government. He appoints his personal aides; he forms the cabinet; he appoints people…

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JUST IN: Rochas Okorocha Forced Me To Announce Him Winner – INEC Officer

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa After days of hostage and intimidation, Professor Innocent Ibeawuchi, the Returning Officer for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State, has disclosed that he was forced to announce Rochas Okorocha as winner of the election because his life was threatened. Ibeawuchi stated that “he feared he would be killed,” as he was held hostage for about 15 hours by people working for Okorocha, the embattled outgoing Governor of Imo State. According to the result, Okorocha garnered 97,762 votes to emerge victorious over Jones Onyereri of…

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Tinubu’s Wife Oluremi Declared Senatorial Winner By INEC

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been declared winner of February 23 election in Lagos Central Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Returning Officer, Prof. Oyeyemi Oyedola of the University of Lagos, said Mrs Tinubu of the APC polled 131,735. She defeated Onitiri David of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 89,107 votes. It is the third time Oluremi would be winning the senate slot. “l, Professor Oyeyemi Elijah Oyedola, hereby certify…

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