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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:16

Buhari thanks Nigerians for re-electing him

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for re-electing him for a second term in office.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Wednesday morning declared Buhari winner of the presidential poll held in the country last Saturday. He defeated Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.

Buhari, who was at the APC Presidential Campaign Council Office, in Abuja addressed the country after his re-election.

He thanks millions of Nigerians who voted him to continue serving us for the next four years.

Published in Headliners

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared winner of the 2019 Presidential election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at 4.37am.

He polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential poll conducted on February 23 who had 11,262,978 votes.

Making the declaration, Yakubu said: “That Muhammadu Buhari, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the provision of the electoral act is hereby declared the winner of the presidential election.’’

He announced that certificate of return will be issued to the President-elect and Vice President-elect by 2 pm on Wednesday.

The parties and their number of votes as follows:

A 19209
AA 14380
AAC 33,953
AAP 8902
ABP 4523
ACD 11,325
ACPN 7223
ABC 97874
ABP 54930
AGA 4689
AGAP 3071
ANDP 3104
ANN 16779
ANP 3586
ANRP 4340
APA 36866
APC 15,191,847
APDA 26558
APGA 66851
APM 26039
APP 3585
ASD 2146
AUN 1092
BNPP 1649
CAP 1111
CC 2391
CNP 1874
DA 2769
DPC 5242
DPP 14483
FRESH 4554
FJP 4174
GDPN 41852
GPN 4924
HDP 1663
ID 1845
JMPP 1853
JP 1911
LM 1438
LP 5074
MAJA 2651
MMN 14540
MPN 2752
NAC 2279
NCMP 1378
NCP 3799
NDCP 1192
NDLP 1588
NEPP 1524
NFD 4096
NIP 2248
NNPP 6111
NPC 10081
NRM 6229
NUP 5323
PCP 110196
PDP 11,262,978
PPA 21822
PPC 8979
PPN 4622
PT 2613
RAP 2972
RBNP 1792
RP 2388
SDP 34746
SNC 28680
SNP 3941
UDP 3170
UP 1561
UPN 1631
WTPN 732
YES 2394
YPP 21886

Published in Business and Economy

The Independent National Electoral Commission is set to announce President Muhammadu Buhari president-elect, following the collation of results of the 23 February election.

With Rivers yet to be added, President Muhammadu Buhari has already crossed the 15 million mark in votes scored in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

He polled 15,041,137 votes, winning in 19 of the states.

His main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 10,782, 007 votes and won 17 states and Abuja.

In 2015, Buhari scored 15, 424,921 votes to beat the PDP incumbent Goodluck Jonathan who scored 12,853,162 votes.

It means Abubakar performed worse than Jonathan.

Published in Business and Economy
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:46

Presidential Results at a glance

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced some presidential results from some States in the federation.

Presidential Results at a glance

Ekiti 219,231 154,032
Osun 347,634 337,377
FCT 152,224 259,997
Kwara 308,984 138,184
Nasarawa 289,903 283,847
Kogi 285,894 218,207
Gombe 402,961 138,481
Yobe 497,914 50,763
Ondo 241,769 275,901
Abia 85,058 219,698
Enugu 54,423 355,553
Ebonyi 90,726 258,573
Published in News & Stories
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:41

Kwara is free at last – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says with the outcome of last Saturday’s elections, Kwara is free “from a choking and pauperising political hegemony of a self-imposed dynasty”.

The Minister, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, stated this while briefing newsmen on Monday in Ilorin.

He stressed that never again would the people of Kwara be treated like slaves in their own land.

“Enough is Enough – O To Ge!,” he said.

The minister said the official results of last Saturday’s National Assembly elections in the state was a clean sweep for the APC.

“All three seats in the Senate and all six in the House of Representatives were won by our party.

“The match between our party and the PDP ended 10-0 (1-0 President, 3-0 Senatorial, 6-0 House of Reps)

He advised that with the unprecedented victory the state should declare Feb. 23 of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara State.

“I want to ask the incoming Governor of our state to, immediately he is sworn in on 29 May 2019, to declare Feb. 23rd of every year as the Day of Liberation for Kwara State.”

The minister gave gratitude to God for the victory and thanked the good people of Kwara for coming out to vote for APC.

“No single individual can claim credit for this victory. It belongs to the people of Kwara.

“All of us, the party leadership, were fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to lead the process.

“But the ultimate credit goes to the people who resoundingly said NO to the PDP last Saturday.

“Fired on by perhaps the most impactful, three-word political slogan ever in the history of party politics in this land – ” O to Ge” meaning Enough is Enough”.

“Kwarans have confirmed the saying that the power of the people is much stronger than the people in power,” he said.

The minister said the victory in Kwara was achieved in the sweetest way because the election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.

He said: “not a single shot was fired throughout Kwara, no one snatched ballot box rather it was an atmosphere of conviviality.”

Mohammed said the election was a sharp departure from what used to be in the state.

‘It confirms what we have been saying, that when there is adequate security, there will be a level playing ground for all the parties, and for all Kwarans.”

The minister thanked the security agencies, all the party members, supporters and leaders of the party across the state.

He urged the party members to note that the job was not completed yet, until they deliver the March 9 governorship and State House of Assembly elections for APC.

Published in News & Stories

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the presidential election in Enugu State by defeating President Muhammadu Buhari with more than 300, 000 votes.

See the result as released by INEC Monday night:

Presidential Election Results in Enugu State: APC – 54,432; PDP – 355,553

Published in Business and Economy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari has polled 1,232,133 votes in Katsina State in Saturday’s presidential election.

Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, the State Collation Officer for Presidential election in Katsina State, said Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 308,056 votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari won in all the 34 local government areas of the state with a wide margin.

The state has a total of 3.2 million registered voters, but only 1,628,865 voters were accredited during the election.

The total votes cast was 1,619,186 and 63,712 votes were rejected.

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Former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Kalu has defeated incumbent Senator Mao Ohuabunwa in the battle for Abia north senatorial seat.

Kalu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) polled 31,203 votes to defeat Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) who secured 20,801 votes.

The returning officer for senatorial election Dr. Charles Anumodu declared Kalu winner while the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) Chief David Ogba who scored 11,410 votes.

Ohuabunwa however rejected the result of the election in a statement issued by his campaign Organisation.

Ohuabunwa, in the statement by Mr. Ukpai Ukairo, the true results Abia North senatorial election were still being collated.

According to him: “It has come to our knowledge that INEC operatives in their haste to arrive at a pre-determined conclusion manipulated the electoral process to the shock of all well- meaning patriots who believe in democracy.

“In this respect, it is tragic that INEC could conduct an election without the issuance of form EC40G, a form used to capture cancelled votes and places where there was no voting.

“In the circumstances of the above, we demand that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Abia State should to direct the Returning Officer of the Abia North Senatorial Election to make the requisite declaration in accordance with the dictates of Rule 17E(e) of the guidelines for the conduct of elections issued by INEC by cancelling the elections completely”.

Kalu also delivered his Bende Local Government for President Mahamadu Buhari.

Buhari polled a total of 9,233 to defeat the candidate of Peoples Democratic party Atiku Abubakar who polled 6649.

The returning officer for the presidential election in the area Prof Nnennaya Ibiam, announced the result at the INEC headquarters in Umuahia, the state capital on Sunday.

Member representing Isikwuuato/ Umunneochi federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in Abia state, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, also won a return to the House of Representatives for the fourth term.

She was declared winner after polling 14,712 votes to defeat her closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party Mr. Ude Achara who polled 10,064 votes.

Also in Bende federal Constituency, Benjamin Kalu of the All Progressive Congress also polled 9,138 to defeat Chimanyaso of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 5591 in the Bende federal Constituency.

The returning officer for the constituency Mr. Martin Okoro declared him winner after announcing the result.

Published in News & Stories

A corps member has been caught inside the bush, still thumb printing for one of the political parties.

Check the thumb printing yourself to confirm the party she is working for.

A corps member caught thumb printing for a political party

Published in News & Stories
Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:13

Saraki loses senatorial seat

Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost his bid to return to the Upper Chamber.

He was defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Yahaya Oloriegbe in the battle for Kwara Central senatorial seat.

The former governor of Kwara State polled 68,994 to Oloriegbe’s 123,828 votes.

INEC’s returning officer for the district, Prof Olawole Obiyemi, declared Oloriegbe winner of the seat.

Our correspondent reports that there were wild jubilations after the announcement with shouts ofOtoge renting the air.

Published in Business and Economy
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