It’s Official: Saraki Loses Senatorial Seat To APC Candidate, Ibrahim Oloriegbe
Nigeria’s senate president Bukola Saraki has lost his re-election bid to the Red Chamber to the ruling All Progressives Congress’s candidate Ibrahim Oloriegbe.
Saraki currently represents the Kwara Central senatorial district in Ilorin, Kwara state. He lost to his challenger in all the four local councils in the district.
BREAKING: Saraki Loses Senatorial Seat To APC Candidate
The All Progressives Congress, APC senatorial candidate, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe has won the PDP senator Bukola Saraki.
Oloriegbe of (APC) got 151,763 while Saraki of PDP got 87032 in Kwara Central Senatorial District.
The APC candidate had earlier told reporters his party was headed for a landslide victory against the PDP, saying the people of the state were tired of poor governance and corruption which he said the PDP represents in Kwara.
Saraki however won his own polling unit at Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA and also delivered for Atiku Abubakar.
Bukola Saraki from 2015 to 2019 served as one of Nigeria’s top 10 political leaders.
He was appointed the Senate President of the National Assembly despite significant corruption allegations against him from previous terms.
His family has been deeply rooted in Nigerian politics for several decades.
His sister, Gbemisola Saraki, is also a Senator.
In 2018, Bukola Saraki abandoned his personal presidential ambitions to join the ‘Atiku Abubakar for President’ campaign team.
Ambode Fails To Deliver Ward To Buhari, Atiku Wins
Presidential Candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has won the election in Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State ward in Epe, polling 2,511 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of APC, who got 2,367 votes.
Mr Adelaja Odukoya, the INEC Collation Officer, announced the results at INEC collation centre, Iraye, Epe, on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ambode was able to win his Polling Unit 033, Ogunmodede College in Ajaganabe Area, Ward A5, Epe, where APC polled 131 votes as against PDP who got 116 votes.
Also, the PDP Senatorial Candidate, Abiodun Oyefusi, defeated the APC Candidate, Bayo Oshinowo, by 71 votes, with PDP polling 2,557 votes, while APC had 2,488 votes.
The PDP candidate for the House of Representatives, Oye Ayantuga, got 2,597 votes, while Wale Raji of APC polled 2,438 votes.
At Ward 2, Epe, all the PDP candidates also defeated their APC counterparts.
Announcing the results, INEC Collation Officer, Mr Samsideen Jagbojagbo, said Atiku of PDP polled 1,044 votes, while President Buhari of APC had 824 votes.
The PDP Senatorial Candidate, Abiodun Oyefusi, got 1,087 as against Bayo Oshinowo of APC, who polled 935.
Oye Ayantuga, the PDP Candidate for House of Representatives, polled 1,023 votes while his counterpart, Wale Raji, had 855 votes. (NAN)
PDP’s Atiku Thrashes Buhari At Osinbajo’s Polling Unit
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won at polling unit–code 33, unit 2, Victoria Garden City(VGC), Lagos, where Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo cast his ballot.
The opposition party not only won the presidential poll but the national assembly as well.
For the presidential election, the PDP polled 425 votes while the APC had 229. In the senatorial election, the PDP had 414 votes while the APC had 261.
For the house of representatives election, the PDP had 268 while the APC had 190 votes.
Osinbajo and Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), voted at the same polling unit.
BREAKING: Buhari Defeats Atiku In Jimi Agbaje’s Polling Unit
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), suffered a loss at the polling unit of Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the PDP, on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari won at unit 004, ward A, Hindra road, Apapa GRA, where Agbaje cast his ballot.
While Buhari got 84 votes, Atiku got 80, the same margin with which Atiku won Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit in Ikoyi.
In the polling unit at Femi Okunnu in Ikoyi, Atiku got 52 votes to Buhari’s 48.
In the Apapa polling unit of Agbaje, APC also won the senate race with 88 votes, while PDP got 80. However, PDP won the house of representatives race at the unit with 84 votes, to APC’s 74
BREAKING: Atiku Thrashes Buhari Inside Aso Rock Polling Unit
The 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.
There are two polling units in the seat power.
For PU 022 Atiku polled 525 against Buhari’s 465.
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 1
APC 90, PDP 53
APC 89 PDP 55
APC 90 PDP 53
Voting point 2
APC 73 PDP 84
APC 76 PDP 89
APC 74 PDP 85
Voting point 3
APC 76 PDP 87
APC 76 PDP 87
APC 75 PDP 82
Voting Point 4
PDP 70. APC 76
PDP 77 APC 69
PDP 69 APC 67
Voting Point 5
APC 40 PDP 90
APC 50 PDP 92
APC 43 PDP 87
Voting point 6
APC 72 PDP 85
APC 75 PDP 87
APC 75 PDP 89
Voting point 7
APC 38 PDP 56
PDP 59 APC42
PDP 56 APC 40
Presidential- PDP 525 APC 465
Senatorial PDP 546 APC 477
Reps PDP 521 APC 466
Polling Unit O21, voting Point 1
APC 83 PDP 53
APC 86 PDP 57
APC 84 PDP 57
Voting point 02
APC 84 PDP 68
APC 83 PDP 76
APC 84 PDP 72
Voting point 03
Voting point 4
Voting point 05
Voting point 06
PDP 95 APC 28
PDP 101 APC 27
PDP 101 APC 26
PDP 88 APC 124
PDP 91 APC 117
PDP 86 APC 117
BREAKING: Buhari Defeats Atiku At Obasanjo’s Polling Unit
President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar, his main challenger, at the polling unit of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday.
While the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 87 votes in the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got just 18 votes.
Obasanjo had picked Atiku over Buhari, advising the president to quit politics.
BREAKING: #NigeriaDecides: Gbenga Daniel Wins Polling Unit
The Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, South, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has won his polling unit.
While the Peoples Democratic Party scored 137 votes, the All Progressives Congress came second with 88 votes.
BREAKING: #NigeriaDecides: Buhari Wins Polling Unit
Incumbent President and the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari has won his polling unit, Kofar Baru polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara ward, with 244 votes.
Buhari floor his opponent and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar who polled 2 votes. The Presiding Officer, Ali Abdullahi, announced the results at the ward.
Abdullahi also said 11 votes out of the total vote cast were rejected.
President Buhari had earlier in the morning cast his vote at the polling unit alongside his wife, Hajiya Aisha Buhari. 244 votes for APC 2 votes for PDP 11 votes Rejected votes
BREAKING: If Atiku Defeats Buhari In This Election, I Will Accept It — Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that he would accept the result of the presidential election even if it did not go the way of the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu spoke with journalists after voting at Polling Unit 047, Ward 3, Ikeja at 11:20 a.m.
He said that the will of the electorate must be respected, adding that as a true democrat, free and fair elections must be protected.
Tinubu was, however, upbeat about his party’s chances of winning the elections.
“If my party is voted out in this election, I will accept it because it is the people’s verdict, that is their decision. Any democrat that cannot accept a result from a free and fair election is not worthy of that name.
“As a true democrat, you must be able to accept the results of a free and fair election.
“My hope and determination of my party are that we are winning this election because we have the support of the masses and if you look at our rallies, it is an indication of our party’s popularity.
“We are not talking about the elites or those that are rich, but the poor masses, farmers, traders, artisans and the common man who seek for continuity,” he said.
Tinubu, however, rated the conduct of the elections as successful so far, adding that though elections were expensive, yet it remained the best way of choosing leaders.
“The election has been successful so far, so good. It has demonstrated the resilience of the people and like the President has said; we have chosen the best way in a difficult way.
“Democracy is the toughest way of selecting a leader but the best system. With the resilience of the people and strong determination we are getting there,” Tinubu said.
BREAKING: PDP’s Atiku Defeats Buhari At Sanwo-Olu’s Polling Unit
The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll.
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, who got 48 votes.
BREAKING: Voter, Police Officer Shot Dead In Kogi
A voter and a policeman have been reportedly shot dead in two separate incidents in Dekina and Okene areas of Kogi State.
The voter whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was shot dead in Dekina Local Government Area during an argument with individuals suspected to be political thugs.
It was gathered that the incident caused panic in the area as people fled on hearing gunshots.
The policeman who was the security aide to Kabiru Onyene, the Special Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Domestic Matters, died when their vehicle came under attack from unknown gunmen on Friday evening.
Onyene and his aides were attacked while leaving his Agassa GRA residence along Obehira road in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State at about 6pm.
But while he survived the attack with minor injuries, his three aides sustained varying degrees of gunshot wounds but his police aide reportedly died.
The Kogi State Police spokesman, DSP William Aya, could not be reached for comment as calls to his phone rang out. He had yet to reply an SMS sent to his phone on the incidents.
BREAKING NEWS: Former PDP Chairman In Rivers Shot Dead
A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Monwon Etete, has been shot dead.
He was killed by yet to be identified gunmen in his hometown of Andoni on Saturday afternoon while voters were waiting for the commencement of elections.
The murder of Etete, who is now a member of the All Progressives Congress, has sent panic across the entire community.
BREAKING: Heavy Shootings, Four Arrested As Ballot Box Is Snatched Near Amaechi’s Home
SKYTREND NEWS has just gathered there is snatching of a ballot box by political thugs in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The incident happened at Polling Unit 4 very close to Rotimi Amaechi’s village home.
Soldiers attempted stopping the theft by shooting sporadically towards the scene of the offence; and although they couldn’t recover the ballot box, they arrested four of the thugs after hotly chasing after them.
Imo AA Guber Candidate, Uche Nwosu Raises Alarm Over Ballot Paper Snatching In Owerri
The governorship candidate of Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has raised the alarm of incidents of ballot paper snatching and scarcity of ballot papers in some Local Government Areas of the state.
Nwosu, who spoke to journalists after casting his vote at his Eziama Obiera in Nkwerre Local Government Area, said said that he was impressed with massive turnout of voters.
He said that apart from the few challenges, the electoral umpire had done well, especially the way smart card readers were functioning.
Nwosu, who expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will be reelected, said that Nigerians were impressed with the process.
Security Agents Harassed Me Yesterday Night — Peter Obi
PDP vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi confirmed after casting his vote that he was harassed by security agents last night.
Many PDP chieftains were allegedly picked up. “Yes, I can confirm to you that I was harassed.
Many other PDP members were also harassed “he said.
He could not confirm that some of the PDP chieftains were whisked away
VP Osinbajo, Wife Cast Votes In VGC, Lagos
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Oludolapo, on Saturday, voted at his Victoria Garden City polling unit during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
His media aide, Laolu Akande, shared the details on his verified Twitter handle.
Akande said that the VP expressed satisfaction with the turnout of voters.
He tweeted, “VP Osinbajo & his wife have voted in the VGC polling unit in Lagos. He expressed delight with the turnout of voters, sharing wishes of peaceful and successful voting conduct across the country.”
See his tweet:
VP Osinbajo & his wife have voted in the VGC polling unit in Lagos. He expressed delight with the turnout of voters, sharing wishes of a peaceful and successful voting conduct across the country
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) February 23, 2019
Soldiers Arrest Gov Udom Emmanuel’s Special Adviser On Security
The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt Iniobong Ekong, has been abducted.
It was gathered that Ekong was picked up midnight Friday allegedly by soldiers, purportedly on a petition written by Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The Commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Charles Udoh, who confirmed the abduction, said Ekong was picked up at his residence in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that he has been taken to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for interrogation.
The commissioner, who recalled that the military had said it would have no role to play in the elections wondered why it become the duty of the Army to investigate petitions, arrest and detain people
“When has it become the responsibility of the the Army to arrest and detain people”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon, when contacted, said the Police was yet to receive such information.
He, however, promised to make necessary contacts and swing into investigations.
APC SPOKESMAN, YEKINI NABENA, ARRESTED WITH ARMS IN ODI, BAYELSA STATE
…PDP CHAIRMAN URGES SECURITY MEN TO BE FIRM
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary òf the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Yekini Nabena, was on Saturday morning arrested with arms and ammunition by soldiers on deployment in Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government.
The State Chairman òf the PDP, Chief Moses Cleopas, said in a statement on Saturday that the soldiers held Nabena with the weapons for over 30 minutes and later allowed him to proceed to the Trofani after he made some calls.
According to Cleopas, the military had a responsibility to demonstrate the expected impartiality in the election by ensuring strict adherence to the law.
He stressed that Nabena was still in Trofani with the guns in his vehicle and had no reason to be released with such evidence of banditry on Election Day.
He said, “Our men on ground at Odi have confirmed to us that the Deputy National Publicity Secretary òf the APC, Yekini Nabena, was arrested in Odi with a cache of arms in his vehicle.
“The soldiers who searched his car held him for over 30 minutes before he made some calls and they were compelled to release him.
“It is quite unfortunate that Nabena was allowed to drive away with the cache of arms to the nearby Trofani.
“I wish to draw the attention of Nigerians and International observers to the covert support being given to APC chieftains to unleash violence on innocent people in Bayelsa.
“Election shouldn’t be war and we call for urgent and convince intervention to avoid escalation of violence.”
Saraki Casts Vote, Lauds Massive Turnout In Kwara
Senate President Bukola Saraki casts his vote at Polling Unit 005/006 Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA on Saturday. Twitter image
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said the turnout of voters for the presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State was impressive.
Saraki spoke while addressing journalists after voting at Ode Opobiyi polling Unit (005/006), in Ajikobi ward, Ilorin West Local Government.
He was accompanied by his wife, Toyin; mother, Mrs. Florence Saraki and eldest son, Seni at 10.20am.
While commending the peaceful election, he urged the voters to remain patient to enable them cast their vote within the stipulated time frame.
Sarahi however worried about the late arrival of voting materials in some polling units within Ilorin metropolis.
He called on the Independent Electoral Commission to address such anomalies in subsequent elections.
Atiku, Wife, Vote In Yola
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has cast his vote.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku voted at Ajiya Polling Unit, Gwadabawa Ward in Yola North
Local Government Area of Adamawa at 10:8 a.m.
His wife, Titi accompanied him to the polling unit, where she also cast her vote.
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