Olufemi AtoyebiThe All Progressives Congress candidate in the presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, won in Ajiya Unit 12, Yola, Adamawa State, where Atiku voted. APC scored 187, while PDP got 167 in the 2019 presidential poll. The Presidential Candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has lost his polling unit, Ajiya unit 02 in Gwadabawa Ward of Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa to President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. The Assistant Presiding Officer, Mr Abdulrasheed Mohammed, who announced the results, said a total of 365 votes were cast for the presidential election at the unit. Similarly, the Senatorial candidate and House of Representatives candidates of the APC defeated their PDP counterparts at the unit.
February 23, 2019 16:23 UTC
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State have lamented the continued detention of the senator representing Kwara South senatorial district, who is also the party’s candidate for the same position in the ongoing elections, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, two days after he was arrested by the police over alleged involvement in political clash at Ojoku ward, Oyun local government area of the state. The PDP leaders said that the serving senator should have been released to perform his civic duty, more so, since he is a candidate in the general elections. Meanwhile, the APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has denied allegations of a clampdown on the opposition in the state. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Saturday after casting his vote, Alhaji Abdulrazaq said that he had been attacked about four times in the past and nothing had happened. “Over the past, I have been attacked four times, nothing has happened.
February 23, 2019 16:07 UTC
Samson Folarin, SagamuResidents on Isote Street, Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, were confused and ran helter-skelter on Saturday after a misunderstanding between a voter and soldiers patrolling the area. One of the soldiers had fired a warning shot into the air while the elections climaxed. Our correspondent learnt that a voter, who did not know that the soldiers understood Yoruba, boasted in the native language that no bullets could penetrate his body. One of the soldiers, who identified himself as Sango, became livid as he stepped out of their butter coloured Sienna and sought his challenger. While pacing up and down the road, he dared anyone with traditional bulletproof charms to come out and face him.
February 23, 2019 16:03 UTC
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar, his main challenger, at the polling unit of former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday. While the All Progressives Congress polled 87 votes in the presidential election, the People’s Democratic Party got just 18 votes. Obasanjo had picked Atiku over his former ally Buhari, advising the president to quit politics. Details later
February 23, 2019 15:45 UTC
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the first couple were in high spirits on Saturday as they cast their vote in Daura. A brief moment showed them sharing smiles as Buhari seemingly checked Aisha’s ballot paper right before she put it in the ballot box. The video has since gone viral on Twitter, making one of the top trending stories, with Nigerians appreciating the bond that shone from the moment. All I see is Buhari being humourous there.. May the better candidate win.”@Anthoniosisso tweeted, “This is actually funny. Buhari must have a nice sense of humour.”However, some Nigerians felt it was unethical and committed distrust between the president and his wife.
February 23, 2019 15:33 UTC
Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as impressive, the turn-out of voters in the presidential and National Assembly elections. In most areas, there is a disparity in materials for the Presidential and National Assembly election, we have also brought this to the notice of the authorities. Also speaking after casting his vote on Saturday, the APC governorship candidate in Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, said that the conduct of the election was good despite some observed hitches. President (Muhammadu Buhari) campaigned vigorously, our senatorial and all National Assembly candidates campaigned vigorously. They were very confident that APC would win the presidential and National Assembly elections.”
February 23, 2019 15:22 UTC
Olalekan Adetayo, AbujaThere was orderliness as the presidential and National Assembly elections got underway at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. There are about 14 polling points located in the same open space beside the office of the National Broadcasting Commission. White plastic chairs were also provided for voters who look very relaxed under trees. As of the time of filing this report at about 3.10pm, voting had been completed in all the voting points. Voters, however, remained seated, waiting for sorting and counting to start.
February 23, 2019 15:00 UTC
THE national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has expressed satisfaction at the peaceful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly election. He said that whoever triumphed between the APC presidential candidate and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) means a win for the country. He said: “It is a win for Nigeria but if it is based on how our candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari campaigned, he will win. It is a win for Nigeria.”” I have been voting since 1999. I can see many women here today with babies on their back waiting patiently to vote.”
February 23, 2019 15:00 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting time by the number of lost hours at polling units that experienced a delay in the commencement of polls across the country. According to Okoye, the report from the INEC Election Monitoring Support Centre (EMSC) said the commission recorded 100 per cent opening of polling units as at noon and over 90 per cent in some states. ” In any place where poll opened at 10 a.m., there will be an extension of two hours and it progresses that way. “In some places, some political parties insisted that they must see the result sheets before they can leave the registration areas to polling units. The presidential and National Assembly elections held at 119,973 polling units across the country, while collation of results will take place in 8,809 Registration Areas or Wards, 774 Local Government Areas, 36 States and the FCT.
February 23, 2019 15:00 UTC
Thugs dressed in military uniform on Saturday stormed Ilile Primary School, Umuonu polling booth 13 and Nkahara polling booth 7 all in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area and made away with the electoral materials. A voter in one of the affected booths said that the hoodlums on arrival shot indiscriminately into the air before carting away the ballot boxes. The voter who pleaded anonymity said that the development made the electorate to leave the voting points. According to him, the snatching of the ballot boxes brought the voting process to an abrupt end. The voter said, “While voting was going on, armed men dressed in military uniform accompanied by some politicians came and carted the ballot boxes at Ilile Primary School.
February 23, 2019 14:54 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission has invalidated votes cast at AYA/Asokoro Polling Unit 010 in Abuja due to irregularities. At the discovery, the voters raised an alarm which attracted INEC officials conducting polling at the wrong unit. The voters insisted that the ballots cast at the “wrong unit’’ should be cancelled. We also discovered that a lot of the votes cast were done manually which is against our regulations. “The solution is that all the votes cast, whether rightly or wrongly, were cast in a wrong place, so they are invalidated.
February 23, 2019 14:37 UTC
National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday voted at his polling unit 047 at Sunday Adigun, Alausa in Ikeja, promising that his party would accept the outcome of a free a fair election. Tinubu gave this promise while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote saying a democrat would always accept the outcome of a free and fair election if his or her party should lose. He must be able to accept the result of a free and fair election,” the APC national leader said, even as he expressed determination that the APC would win the elections. When asked about a bullion van spotted entering his house on Friday, Tinubu queried: “Bullion vans, are those ballot papers? “I am not a government contractor, and I don’t have bullion vans because I don’t have ballot papers.
American artists: Drake, Ariana Grande, The Carters and others have emerged winners at the just-concluded Brit Awards 2019. Singer and songwriter, Ariana Grande won the Best International Female act award while Drake won his second BRIT award for the Best International Male. The award for Best International Group went to The Carters (Beyonce and Jay Z). Also, British boy band: The 1975, was the big winner at the show, taking home the awards for best British group and album of the year. According to The BRIT Awards website, the list of eligible artists, albums, and singles is compiled by the official Charts Company.
Seasoned broadcaster and TV host, Olisa Adibua, is set to produce a new play, “3Some” in collaboration with Joseph Edgar. “3some”, written by Jude Idada, is a psycho-erotic play about a troubled couple who separated due to sexual incompatibility. The play, which is scheduled to hold in June in Lagos state, is rated 18, was completely sold out at Freedom Park, Broad Street during the Lagos Theatre Festival in 2018, says Olisa TV media platform. Speaking on his involvement in stage plays, Adibua said that: “Theatre for me is the ‘realest’ and ‘rawest’ form of entertainment”. We have to bring people to this century and to say this is what is going on right now,” he said.
Director of Buhari Media Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo SAN, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari will carry the day in today’s presidential election because his major opponent, Atiku Abubakar “is starting 50 metres behind us” in a 100 metre dash. He stated that although it was still early to speak on the polls, President Buhari will record victory over his major contender, Atiku Abubakar. Demographically, we have taken the country as a whole and the voting patterns, the balance of forces in the country. Atiku is starting 50 metres behind us. We are starting a 100 metres and Atiku is 50 metres behind us that is it,” Keyamo enthused.