The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, came a distant second with 11 votes. Buhari also won at Jeremi ward 2, unit 6 in Eyara community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. Unit 2 is the polling unit of a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olorogun Ima Niboro. The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party and former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, lost in his polling unit in the presidential election. He had only six votes while Atiku and Buhari had 291 and 98 votes respectively.
February 24, 2019 01:07 UTC
Jesusegun Alagbe and Bola BamigbolaThere were pockets of violence in some communities in Osun State at the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections which held on Saturday. Three people were reportedly shot at Olowu Village in Atakumosa East Local Government Area when suspected hoodlums openly fired on some youths in the town. An eyewitness in the area, James Aderoju, told Sunday PUNCH that trouble started when two suspected political thugs were apprehended by some youths. The victims, namely Titilayo Awoniyi, Orowusi Raphael and Oloyede Azeez, were said to have been immediately transported to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, Osun State, where they were administered treatment. When contacted on the cases of violence, the Public Relations Officer of the Osun State Police Command, Ms Folasade Odoro, said she had yet to be briefed on the matter, promising to get back to Sunday PUNCH.
February 24, 2019 00:45 UTC
The Nigerian Army has confirmed it lost a lieutenant and killed six persons in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers State. He said the purportedly pre-planned attack occurred in between Charles and Bob-Manuel’s compounds in Abonnema Town at about 1:00 pm on Saturday. However, we lost a lieutenant in the encounter” he said. The Army spokesperson disclosed that preliminary investigation indicated that one Roland Sekibo, – the Chairman Akuku Toru LGA, Omodo – the CSO Akuku Toru LGA and Kenneth of Kula currently at large were the masterminds of the unexpected/ unprovoked attack. “To this end, the NA strongly hereby state that perpetrators of this ambush will be made to face the full wrath of the law” he added.
February 23, 2019 21:55 UTC
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi and Femi AsuPopular musician turned politician, Bankole Wellington, of the Modern Democratic Party, garnered 186 votes at the polling unit at the Victoria Garden City, Lagos, defeating the All Progressives Congress which got 167 votes. It was the same polling unit where Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and his wife, Dolapo, cast their votes earlier on Saturday. Wellington, who goes by the stage name Banky W, took the second position at the polling unit as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Omotesho Bakare, had the highest number of votes which was 244. Banky W, who is the candidate of the MDP, is a first-timer in politics and is contesting against Babajide Obanikoro, the first son of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro of the APC and Bakare of the PDP. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
February 23, 2019 21:45 UTC
Success Nwogu and John Charles, MakurdiThe presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari defeated his Peoples Democratic Party opponent, Atiku Abubakar at the Benue State Government House, polling unit in Makurdi. Buhari polled 125 to narrowly defeat Abubakar who scored 124. This appears to be a surprise as the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom is currently a member of the PDP having defected from APC to PDP. Buhari also defeated Atiku at polling unit 011, Ndabagi, Bank North, Makurdi, Benue State where the state APC governorship candidate, Mr. Emmanuel Jime voted. Buhari also defeated Atiku at Wanune Township voting unit 009 where a former Benue State Governor, Senator George Akume voted.
February 23, 2019 20:37 UTC
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje, voted at the polling unit. He said the Young Democratic Party (YPP) , the Social Democratic Party (SDP) the African Democratic Party (ADP), and African Action Congress (AAC) and Alliance for Peoples Agenda (APA) and Yes Electorate Solidarity (YES) party got one vote each. In the Senatorial results, the APC got 88 votes, the PDP 79 while Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)and People’s Trust (PT) got one vote each. Abundant Renewal Nigeria Party (ANRP) recorded two votes while Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) got one vote. NAN reports that the results represent those of only a polling unit and do not indicate the final figures.
February 23, 2019 20:15 UTC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has denied allegations that it sponsored armed men that killed a Government house photographer, Reginald Dei, and a Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC), Mr Seidougha Taribi, at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The statement further alleged that Dickson and his supporters in the PDP were to blame for any crisis during the election in the state. The statement reads, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State is highly disappointed but hardly surprised by the outrageous remarks of Governor Seriake Dickson during the presidential election in the state on Saturday. “Dickson was quoted by some online mediums of accusing the APC of sponsoring violence, without any proof, and purely based on hearsay, even by his own admission. “But just to set the record straight, APC and its leaders have neither involvement nor interest or desire for any form of violence during or after the general election.
February 23, 2019 20:15 UTC
A man identified simply as Ademola and said to be the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress in Okota area of Lagos State has been mobbed. Reports had earlier indicated that Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, witnessed electoral violence, with one individual reportedly confirmed dead at Canal Estate, Okota. Voters also protested at Polling Unit 023 in Ago Palace Way while the presidential and the National Assembly elections lasted in the area. In the trending gory video, the alleged OPC leader, Ademola, is seen writhing with pain on a tarred road, as a mob throws all sorts of dangerous objects, including stones, logs of wood and signboard made of iron sheet at him. Ademola turns for the last time and lays still.
February 23, 2019 20:13 UTC
As results of the presidential and National Assembly elections are trickling in, the result released by the presiding officer of Hassan Manzo polling unit in Herwagana Ward of Gombe metropolis in Gombe State, Ahmed Jamilu Makko, showed that PDP presidential candidate, ATIKU Abubakar polled a total of 80 votes while his rival, President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC polled a total of 457 votes. Also, the result revealed that Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo won in the polling unit with a total of 325 votes while his main rival of the APC, Saidu Ahmed Alkali of polled a total of 212 amidst jubilation by the crowded APC supporters who sang in jubilation as they escorted the result to the collation centre. Our Correspondent who monitored the conduct of elections in Gombe observed that the exercise was generally peaceful in most parts of Gombe North Senatorial district as the elections started on time as many voters lined up even before the arrival of the election officials. As at the time of filing this report, Gombe, the Gombe State capital was generally peaceful and calm as attention was being shifted to the collation centres across the State.
February 23, 2019 19:52 UTC
Despite losing out of the All Progressives governorship ticket, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has won his polling unit for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. At the polling unit where Ambode voted in Epe, Lagos State, APC polled 131 votes, while the People’s Democratic Party polled 116 votes in the presidential election.
February 23, 2019 19:41 UTC
Okechukwu Nnodim and Tony Okafor, AwkaA presiding officer and a youth corp member in Indiokolo unit, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra South Senatorial Zone in Anambra State were abducted on Saturday during the general elections in the state. Although the elections in Anambra was generally described as peaceful, it was, however, gathered that there were few isolated incidents of electoral violations in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, Rabiu Ladodo, while providing the election update in the state, noted that some persons were kidnapped during the electioneering process. “The election is generally peaceful and all the places visited have witnessed significant turnout of voters amid tight security in the areas. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
February 23, 2019 19:36 UTC
The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s opposition party, People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, defeated the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari at one of the polling units inside the presidential villa, Abuja. While the PDP candidate polled 84 votes, Buhari scored 73. Buhari defeated Atiku at the PDP candidate’s polling unit in Adamawa while Buhari won his polling unit by a landslide. Details later.
February 23, 2019 19:30 UTC
The minister, who cast his vote at his 066 Race Cross primary polling unit, Giginyu ward in Nassarawa local council at about 9:30 am, demonstrated his political strength to ensure the victory for Buhari. The result of the senatorial and house of representatives seats at the 066 polling unit also shows wide margins victory in favour of the ruling APC. In the Senate election, APC scored 136 against PDP candidate who had 68 votes. On house of representatives, APC pulled 123 votes to defeat PDP contestant who scored 61. At Malam Shekarau’s 025 Giginyu primary polling unit, Giginyu ward, Buhari polled 217 votes to defeat the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku who polled 27 votes.
February 23, 2019 19:18 UTC
Tragedy struck on Saturday in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, as three kids were reportedly suffocated on the backs of their mothers at a polling centre during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Sunday Tribune also gathered that four other female voters including a pregnant woman fainted at the same polling centre marked “008 Mararaba” and were quickly rushed to a nearby hospital where they were eventually revived. It was also gathered that even at that, the voting proper could not commence partially until 1:30 pm as the electoral officers could not unlock the card readers brought to the centre. The officials claimed that one of the card readers meant for the voting centre had been stolen on transit. Meanwhile, latest report from the polling centre indicated that all the card readers being used had stopped working so the electoral officers suggested head counting.
February 23, 2019 19:10 UTC
Olalekan Adetayo, AbujaThe presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in one of the two polling units located inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. For the senatorial election, PDP won with 546 votes against APC’s 477. For the House of Representatives, PDP won with 521 votes against APC’s 466. There are still results of three voting points pending in the second polling unit, PU 021. The breakdown is as follows:Unit 022 voting point 1PresidentialAPC 90, PDP 53SenatorialAPC 89 PDP 55RepsAPC 90 PDP 53Voting point 2PresidentialAPC 73 PDP 84SenatorialAPC 76 PDP 89RepsAPC 74 PDP 85Voting point 3PresidentialAPC 76 PDP 87SenateAPC 76 PDP 87RepsAPC 75 PDP 82Voting Point 4PresidentialPDP 70.
February 23, 2019 19:02 UTC