Politics

PDP’s Bala Mohammed wins Supplementary Election in Bauchi

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi State.
Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state.
According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117.
The RO, however, noted that he was in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court.

Plateau Governor Simon Lalong re-elected for a second-term

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been re-elected for a second-term.

The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Richard Kimbir, announced this on Sunday at the collation centre for the governorship election in Jos, the state capital.
According to him, the governor, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly contested poll.
Governor Lalong got a total of 595,582 votes ahead of his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jerry Useni, who polled 546,813 votes.
He was declared the winner two weeks after the governorship election held on March 9 in Plateau and 28 other states in the country.
The states where election did not hold are Edo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi, and Anambra.
While winners emerged in some states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election in Plateau and five other states as inconclusive.

Professor Kimbir had explained that the declaration, was as a result of the margin of a lead of 44,929 between the APC and the PDP candidates, which was less than the 49,377 cancelled votes.
He added that this constrained him to return a winner but rather declare the poll inconclusive.
This led to the supplementary election which held in nine local government areas of the state on Saturday, March 23.
Governor Lalong defeated Mr Useni with a difference of 48,769 votes in the rerun poll.

See the local government areas where INEC conducted the supplementary election below:

Barkin Ladi LGA – APC: 041 PDP: 296

Jos North LGA – APC: 274 PDP: 1,036

Shendam LGA – APC: 337 PDP: 80

Bassa LGA – APC: 1,040 PDP: 367

Kanam LGA – APC: 944 PDP: 476

Pankshin LGA – APC: 446 PDP: 151

Bokkos LGA – APC: 1,342 PDP: 1,337

Mangu LGA – APC: 6,931 PDP: 3,520

Langtang South LGA – APC: 972 PDP: 1,224.

Breaking: PDP’s Aminu Tambuwal re-elected as Sokoto governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, has been re-elected for a second term.

The state Collation Officer, Professor Fatima Muktar, returned him as the winner of the governorship election on Sunday, a day after supplementary polls were held.

The PDP candidate polled a total of 512,002 votes after the 25,515 votes he got from the supplementary elections were added to the number of votes from the first exercise held on March 9.

Read Also: Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Re-Elected For A Second Term

Keyamo paid me nine-figure amount to attack Atiku – Charly Boy

There is another twist to the feud between Deji Adeyanju and former ally, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy.

Charly Boy, in an interview, admitted that indeed he was indeed approached and paid by Festus Keyamo, Director of Buhari’s Media Organisation to use his latest song in which he was dissing Atiku for their campaign.

In a Twitter post on January 28, Keyamo tweeted a song of Charly Boy, saying he destroyed Atiku in that song.

Adeleke's victory: Obi thumbs up the judiciary

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Nigerian Judiciary on the victory of Sen. Ademola Adeleke and the PDP st the tribunal.
Obi made the commendation through his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem.

PDP hails Adeleke’s triumph at Osun Guber Tribunal

.Says its victory for democracy
By Valentine Amanze

Osun: Secondus congratulates Adeleke

....hails Judiciary

Osun: Secondus congratulates Adeleke

....hails Judiciary

Breaking: Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of 2018 Osun Gov election

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared as winner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state, Ademola Adeleke.
It held that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned.

INEC suspends supplementary elections in Bauchi, Adamawa

Citing court order and interlocutory injunctions, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended tomorrow’s supplementary elections in Bauchi and Adamawa states.
Also, collation of results in Rivers State, which was suspended on March 10, will resume on April 2, and will last for four days.
INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, who briefed journalists in preparation for the Saturday’s supplementary elections, said the exercise would hold in 18 states.

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