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Atiku Releases Details Of INEC Server 'Proving' His Victory Over Buhari In Presidential Election — See The Results

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has released further details about the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to back up his claims of his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 23 presidential election.
INEC had declared Buhari winner of the election, saying he polled 15,191,847 to defeat Atiku, who scored 11,262,978 votes. However, Atiku has since claimed he actually polled 18,356,732 votes to Buhari's 16,741,430, citing figures from INEC's server.
In his submission to the Presidential Election Tribunal, the former Adamawa State Governor-Elect had given the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results were obtained. INEC, though, said the result being paraded by Abubakar is fabricated and not from its website.
But responding to the INEC’s submission in a document seen TheCable, Abubakar and the PDP said the address of the server from which the results were obtained is unique to INEC.
“The Servers from which the said figures were derived belong to the first Respondent (INEC). The figures and votes were transmitted to the first Respondent’s Presidential Result’s Server 1 and thereafter aggregated in INEC_PRES_RSLT_SRV2019, whose Physical Address or unique Mac Address is 94-57-A5-DC-64-B9 with Microsoft Product ID 00252-7000000000-AA535. The above descriptions are unique to the 15t Respondent’s Server,” they said.
“There is no conjecture in the votes and scores in the table pleaded by the Petitioners. The figures are factual. The Spokesperson for the 2nd Respondent’s Campaign Organization openly admitted that the data in question was in the first Respondent’s Server when he wrote and submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) asking the Security agencies to investigate the 2nd Petitioner herein for allegedly hacking into the Server of the 1St Respondent and obtaining the data in question.
“Specifically, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Spokesperson of the 2nd Respondent claimed in the said petition that it was the first Petitioner who smuggled the data into the Server.”
Atiku and the PDP also alleged that Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, “committed grave errors in the final collation exercise” for the election by “falsely crediting” some persons with political parties, including “Okotie Christopher, Reverend Dr. Onwubuya and Ojinika Jeff Chinze".
“The grave errors referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above were under the hands and signature of the first Respondent’s Chairman, (who was also the Returning Officer) in the conduct of the final collation of the results of the Presidential Election,” they added.
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the first Respondent (www inecnigeria)."
While Atiku continues building his case on his access to the INEC server, the APC has already taken a different course, instead telling the tribunal Atiku shouldn't have been eligible to contest the election in the first place because he was not born a Nigerian but a Cameroonian.



Breaking: PDP’s Fintiri wins Adamawa guber re-run, unseat the incumbent governor, Bindow

Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, has won the state’s supplementary poll held Thursday.

He defeated All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate and incumbent Governor Mohammed Bindow in the results so far collated such that the governor cannot overturn the margin of lead.

With 367,471 votes to Bindow’s 334,995 votes, Fintiri went into yesterday’s make-up election with a 32,476 votes advantage.
Thus, Bindow was required to get at least 41,000 votes from the available 49,377 cancelled votes, to be re-elected. This may be a tall order, if the results released at press time are anything to go by.
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials, security agents and other stakeholders arrived the various polling units on time prompting early commencement of the exercise.
For instance, in Aroo Maguwa PU Girei, APC polled 102 votes while PDP got scored 72 votes. In Vazili PU 009, Michika LGA, it was ADC 1, APC 561 and PDP 6. Others include: Jigalambu unit – APC 7, PDP 248; Fwa unit, Michika – APC 3, PDP 161; Didayo in Song LGA – APC 116, PDP 268; Unit 005, Karalbadi Duhu Mayowandu – ADC 5, APC 0, PDP 131 and SDP 1
In Guyuk Unit 001: APC 0, PDP 154; Kolbani Duhu/Mayo Madagali: APC 0, PDM 5, PDP 135; Kofarwaya PU 003, Girei Ward: APC 46, and PDP 168.
The supplementary election was the climax of the inconclusive election held on March 9.
Though low turnout of voters characterised the exercise in Yola South LGA of the state, voting was peaceful under the watchful eyes of fully mobilised security agents.
At the end of the LGA announcement, PDP polled 10,480 votes while APC secured 1391 votes, leaving a margin of 9089.
LGA: Mubi North
APC 11
PDP 900
LGA: Michika
APC 187
PDP 1113
LGA: Toungo
PDP 86
LGA: Numan
APC 50
PDP 1548
LGA: Madagali
PDP 131
AFTER NINE LGAs, PDP: 5301, APC:1141
LGA: Guyuk
PDP 717
APC 10



ADAMAWA RERUN ELECTION: PDP Leading APC In Adamawa Supplementary Election

Ahmed Umar Fintiri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is in a comfortable lead over incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing Adamawa State supplementary governorship election, according to results seen so far by SaharaReporters.
Before the March 9 election was declared inconclusive, Fintiri had polled 367,471 votes while Bindow had 334,995, meaning he was leading by a margin of 32,476 votes — quite healthy considering that ballots cancelled for various infractions amounted to just 40,988.
It also meant Fintiri needs to lose by a margin of roughly less than 8,00 votes to emerge winner of the election.
Thursday's rerun is holding in 44 polling units in 28 registration areas of the state. After results from 13 of the 44 polling units, Fintiri has further extended his lead by close to a thousand votes, polling 1,519 against Bindow's 669.
As of the time of filing in this report, voting had ended in all polling units and unofficial collation of results already ongoing.



Kano Gubernatorial Rerun: Over 100 lawyers set to challenge Ganduje’s victory in court

Over 100 lawyers have vowed to voluntarily stand for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf, to challenge the victory of the incumbent governor of the state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in court.
This was disclosed by Sen Herssern Umar, chairman Kwankwasiyya Red Cap Rangers, International Movement for Justice.
Umar said thuggery, vote-buying, lost of lives and other election misconducts were witnessed in almost all the polling units where the re-run was conducted.
He explained that over 100 lawyers voluntarily dedicated themselves to challenge the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for what they described as stolen mandate and abuse of democracy.
He noted that they have all the necessary evidences to support their case to ensure that court nullify the re-run election and mandate INEC to declare Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf the winner.
DAILY POST reported that Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State had rejected the result of the election.
Governor Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the keenly contested poll with a total difference of 8,892 votes.
In the supplementary election, which was held in 28 LGAs on March 23, PDP polled a total of 10,239 votes against 45,876 votes APC got.
Before the elections were declared inconclusive, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes, while APC had secured 987,819 votes.
However, after the March 23 governorship election, the total figures for APC stood at 1,033,695 votes against 1,024,713 votes secured by PDP.
In his official reaction through his spokesman, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, Kabir Yusuf, said he and the party would challenge the outcome of the election in court.



Bauchi Governorship rerun: PDP’s beats Governor Abubakar of APC

The Bauchi State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Bala Mohammed, has increased the margin of his lead in the governorship election.
Mohammed garnered 6,376 votes in the just concluded re-run election, as against 5,117 votes scored by the incumbent governor Mohammed Abdullahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Result of the re-run was announced in Bauchi on Sunday by the governorship election Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Kyari, Vice Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
Kyari however, said he was not in a position to make any pronouncement regarding the overall winner of the governorship election in the state due to the suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja over the collation of results in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that outcome of the election in respect of 19 out of the 20 Local Government Areas in the state, earlier conducted on March 9, indicated that Mohammed polled 469,512 votes while Abubakar scored 465, 453 votes.
With the release of the re-run election result, conducted in 36 polling units across 15 Local Government Areas, the total votes scored by Mohammed increased to 475,888 votes, while that of Abubakar rose to 470, 570 votes, a difference of 5,318 votes.
With the conclusion of the supplementary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state is awaiting the decision of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on the collation of results of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, before determining the governor-elect.
Incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar, had dragged INEC to court to challenge the decision of the electoral body directing the continuation of collation of results of the area, having earlier declared same as inconclusive.
Judgement on the matter had been fixed for Monday, March 25. (NAN).



Singer, Davido hails Osun election tribunal judgement, says ‘Mandate returned’

David Adeleke, who is popularly called Davido, on Friday, hailed the judgement of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal, which declared his uncle, Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.
Adeleke was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, in which the current governor, Gboyega Isiaka was returned the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
On his verified Instagram page, Davido shared the news and wrote, “God no dey sleep!!! Mandate returned!!! Imole ti de!! Osun I’m on my way!!”
And on his Twitter handle, he shared a photo from the 2018 campaign trail, and tweeted, “Imole ti de!!!!!! Congratulations to the great people of Osun State!”



"Even if I loose, I already have a job,” — Governor El-Rufai said as he cast his vote today

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has cast his vote at his polling unit in the ongoing governorship and state House of Assembly elections. 
The governor who cast his ballot at polling unit 024, Runka/Marnona, Angwan Sarki, Kaduna, said he is not he is not afraid of losing his re-election bid. El-Rufai who shared photos on his Twitter handle said he was delighted to join fellow citizens to cast his vote in the elections. 

 He tweeted: “I am not under any tension since President Muhammadu Buhari has won. Even if I loose, I already have a job,” the governor said jokingly. 
“It is my staff that are jittery. I always share this joke," he added.



Kaduna: 2 gubernatorial candidates step down and declares support for PDP

FILE PHOTO: Former Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Rammalan Yero, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Isa Ashiru and his running mate Sunday Marshall Katung, during the Gubernatorial campaign rally at Zango Kataf local government Area in Kaduna Tuesday 29-01-19. Photo: Shehu K. Goro
The Kaduna state gubernatorial candidates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Dr. Polycarp Gankon and that of the Liberation Movement (LM), Comrade Ezekiel Habila have stepped down from the race and declared their support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Isa Ashiru Kudan.
Addressing a joint press conference amidst party supporters, APGA guber candidate, Dr. Gankon said they made the decision after due consultation with their members to rescue the state from numerous challenges bedeviling her.
He said, they made the decision not under any form of duress or monetary influence but to ensure that Kaduna State get the best going forward.
“In view of this decision, we are calling on all our supporters to massively support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election on the 9th March, 2019.
“We also appeal to our supporters not to be discouraged with the outcome of the Presidential election which was rigged in favour of the ruling party, we must be resolute and determined to come out enmass and vote PDP.
“We still have candidates contesting for State Houses of Assembly for some constituencies, kindly support and vote for them but for the governorship we should all vote for PDP.
The LM guber candidate, Comrade Hahila said, ” in our opinion and those of our party members and teeming supporters, this is the best thing to do to move Kaduna state forward and checkmate effectively the re-occurrence of what happened during the Presidential election in the state”.
The duo said, they will mobilize all resources both material and human to support the candidate of the PDP to victory and further urged all well meaning citizens of the state to do same.



Confusion in PDP as Jonathan loses senatorial district to Sylva of the APC

There was loud silence in the Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the inability of former President Goodluck Jonathan to deliver his community and senatorial district to the party in the just-concluded elections.
Results of the elections showed poor performance of the PDP in Jonathan’s Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area and his entire East Senatorial District comprising Ogbia, Nembe and Brass local government areas.
The senatorial district fell to a former Governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, who worked assiduously to deliver the senatorial candidate of the APC, Mr. Degi Eremienyo Wagara and the candidate for Nembe-Brass Federal Constituency, Isreal Sunny-Igoli.
Results from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that Wagara scored 43,303 to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Ipigansi Izagara, who polled 32,363 votes and the ADC candidate, Senator Nimi Amange with 16,936.
Also in the Brass-Nembe Federal Constituency, the former President was said to have done nothing to deliver the PDP candidate, Marie Ebikake, who scored 19,279 against 41,150 polled by the APC candidate.
It was gathered that Jonathan would have lost his entire Ogbia to the APC but for the efforts of Governor Seriake Dickson’s appointees, who went extra miles to rescue the PDP.
Party sources said it took the efforts of the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, to avert the defeat of the PDP candidate for the Ogbia Federal Constituency, Fred Obua, by the APC.
Iworiso-Markson was said to have worked with the newly appointed Special Adviser on Grassroot Mobilisation, Captain Ozu; the Senior Special Assistant on Youths, Osaanya B. Osaanya to deliver Obua, who scored 12,048 votes to win the APC candidate, Samuel Ogbuku, who got 7,995 votes.
The PDP leadership in the state was said to have bemoaned the former President’s attitude saying it justified an allegation  by a group, Ogbia Renaissance, that Jonathan, his wife, Patience and A.J. Turner were working against the candidates of the PDP.

A top member of the PDP, who spoke in confidence, said what transpired on the election day was brazen anti-party by Jonathan’s loyalists in the PDP and some disloyal appointees of the governor.
“The Ogbia Renaissance raised the alarm days before the election accusing the former President and his loyalists in the PDP of working against the candidates of the party in Ogbia and the Eastern Senatorial District.
“Despite denying the allegations and pouring invectives on the group, the anti-party played out in the election as these individuals openly backed and sponsored the APC and the ADC House of Representatives candidates.
“There associates, who are PDP appointees in Dickson’s government also worked against the PDP candidate. It took special efforts and commitment of some loyal appointees of the governor such as Daniel Iworiso-Markson to avert the defeat of our House of Representative candidate in Ogbia Local Government Area.
“We are watching them and we have noted the roles each of them played. The PDP in the state had already established a disciplinary committee and the names of these people have been penciled down.
“They will be invited after the election to face the committee. It is shameful that under the watch of former President Jonathan, PDP lost a senatorial district to the APC in an area that is supposed to be a stronghold of our party. This is what anti-party can cause”.



Drama as APC wins Senate seat in Bauchi without candidate

INEC has declared APC winner of Bauchi South senatorial district election.
The party scored 250,725 votes against PDP’s candidate, Garba Dahiru who scored 175,527 votes.
INEC, however, did not recognise Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau as APC’s candidate in the election as his name was not mentioned by the Returning Officer, Professor Sarki Ahmed Fagam, while announcing the results; a development which raised some questions.
Explaining the reason after the announcement of results, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ibrahim Abdullahi, said it was the APC that won in the election and not the candidate.
According to him, the APC leaders did not comply with a court order which directed them to replace Gumau who had been disqualified.
The REC, therefore, maintained that it was the APC that contested in the election since it did not present a replacement as directed.
“What I am saying is there is a subsisting court judgement on the party, which is the platform on which the other candidates contested. We called on the party to send a replacement which is why he (Gumau) cannot be returned in person. We don’t have provision for independent candidate.
“If he wants to contest, he must contest on a platform. Since he has been disqualified by court, and the court has directed the party to send a replacement, there is no way we can declare or return the candidate that was originally fielded. That is the explanation,” he said.
Contacted, the Organising Secretary of APC in Bauchi State, Lawan Gyan-Gyan, refused to comment saying he had no legal expertise.
It could be recalled that Senator Gumau and Barr. Ibrahim Zailani had been laying claim to the senatorial ticket before the elections.
Sen. Gumau, a former member of the House of Representatives representing Toro Federal Constituency, contested and won the Bauchi South Senate seat in a by-election held in 2018 after the death of Senator Ali Wakili.
During the APC’s primaries ahead of the general elections, Sen. Gumau contested alongside other candidates and was announced and reportedly won.
However, Barr.  Zailani, who also vied for the ticket, went to court where he challenged the outcome of the primaries.
A Federal High Court in Abuja directed INEC to withdraw the candidature of Sen. Gumau and replace him with Barr. Zailani.
However, Senator Gumau’s legal team in their response declared that the said judgement cannot stand.
The team led by Barr. Shipi Rabo argued that the judgement was given in default on Feb. 12, 2019 in the absence of Senator Gumau and without him being put on notice of the whole proceedings.
“Already, an appeal was immediately filed on Feb. 13 alongside a motion for stay of execution and other injunctive reliefs,” the lawyer stated.

Breaking: INEC declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential election

Following the collation of results of the 23 February election the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate and incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election on Wednesday.

Buhari defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates with over 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states.

Buhari’s performance in South-East better in 2019, says VON D-G

How Buhari fared, state by state:

Osun State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729
Total No: of Accredited: 732,984
Total Votes Cast: 731,882
Total Valid Votes: 714,682
Rejected Votes: 17200

AAC: 1,022
ADC: 1,525
ADP: 9,057
APC: 347,634
PDP: 337,377
SDP: 259

Winner:Muhammadu Buhari

Ekiti State

Total No: Reg Voters: 899,919
Total No: of Accredited: 395,741
Total Votes Cast: 393,709
Total Valid Votes: 381,132
Rejected Votes: 12,577

AAC: 400
ADC: 406
ADP: 126
APC: 219,231
PDP: 154,032
SDP: 48

Winner:Muhammadu Buhari

FCT Abuja

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,335,015
Total No: of Accredited: 467,784
Total Votes Cast: 451,408
Total Valid Votes: 423,951
Rejected Votes: 27,457

AAC: 583
ADC: 246
ADP: 145
APC: 152,224
PDP: 259,997
SDP: 410

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Kwara State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,401 895
Total No: of Accredited: 489,482
Total Votes Cast: 486,254
Total Valid Votes: 459,676
Rejected Votes: 26,578

AAC: 401
ADC: 456
ADP: 203
APC: 308,984
PDP: 138,184
SDP: 212

*Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Nasarawa State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,509,481
Total No: of Accredited: 613,720
Total Votes Cast: 599,399
Total Valid Votes: 580,778
Rejected Votes: 18,621

AAC: 75
ADC: 339
ADP: 107
APC: 289,903
PDP: 283,847
SDP: 359

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Kogi state
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,640,449
Total No: of Accredited: 570,773
Total Votes Cast: 553,496
Total Valid Votes: 521,016
Rejected Votes: 32,480
AAC: 250
ADC: 4,369
ADP: 499
APC: 285,894
PDP: 218,207
SDP: 2,226

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Gombe state:

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,385,191
Total No: of Accredited: 604,240
Total Votes Cast: 580,649
Total Valid Votes: 554,203
Rejected Votes: 26,446

AAC: 165
ADC: 248
ADP: 135
APC: 402,961
PDP: 138,484
SDP: 248

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Ondo state:

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,812,567
Total No: of Accredited: 598,586
Total Votes Cast: 586,827
Total Valid Votes: 555,994
Rejected Votes: 30,833


Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Abia State:

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,793,861
Total No: of Accredited: 361,561
Total Votes Cast: 344,471
Total Valid Votes: 323,291
Rejected Votes: 21,180

AAC: 212
ADC: 336
ADP: 131
APC: 85,058
PDP: 219,698
SDP: 472

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Yobe state

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,365,913
Total No: of Accredited: 601,059
Total Votes Cast: 586,137
Total Valid Votes: 559,365
Rejected Votes: 26,772

AAC: 137
ADC: 162
ADP: 107
APC: 497,914
PDP: 50,763
SDP: 180

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Enugu State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,935,168
Total No: of Accredited: 452,765
Total Votes Cast: 451,063
Total Valid Votes: 421,014
Rejected Votes: 30,049

AAC: 219
ADC: 348
ADP: 137
APC: 54,423
PDP: 355,553
SDP: 130

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Ebonyi state

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,392,931
Total No: of Accredited: 391,747
Total Votes Cast: 379,394
Total Valid Votes: 359,131
Rejected Votes: 20,263

AAC: 205
ADC: 213
ADP: 102
APC: 90,726
PDP: 258,573
SDP: 452

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Niger State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,375,568
Total No: of Accredited: 911,964
Total Votes Cast: 896,976
Total Valid Votes: 851,937
Rejected Votes:45,039

AAC: 324
ADC: 588
ADP: 2,582
APC: 612,371
PDP: 218,052
SDP: 239

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Jigawa State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,104,889
Total No: of Accredited: 1,171,801
Total Votes Cast: 1,149,922
Total Valid Votes: 1,106,244
Rejected Votes: 43,678

AAC: 226
ADC: 261
ADP: 107
APC: 794,738
PDP: 289,895
SDP: 5,011

*Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Kaduna State

Total No: Reg Voters: 3,861,033
Total No: of Accredited: 1,757,868
Total Votes Cast: 1,709,005
Total Valid Votes: 1,663,603
Rejected Votes: 45,402

AAC: 243
ADC: 558
ADP: 227
APC: 993,445
PDP: 649,612
SDP: 1,737

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Anambra State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,389,332
Total No: of Accredited: 675,273
Total Votes Cast: 625,035
Total Valid Votes:605,734
Rejected Votes:19,301

AAC: 124
ADC: 227
ADP: 427
APC: 33,298
PDP: 524,738
SDP: 932

*Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Oyo State:

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,796,542
Total No: of Accredited: 905,007
Total Votes Cast: 891,080
Total Valid Votes: 836,531
Rejected Votes: 54,549

AAC: 4,041
ADC: 40,830
ADP: 25,384
APC: 365,229
PDP: 366,690
SDP: 766

*Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Adamawa State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,959,322
Total No: of Accredited:874,920
Total Votes Cast:860,756
Total Valid Votes:811,534
Rejected Votes:49,222

AAC: 282
ADC: 3,989
ADP: 329
APC: 378,078
PDP: 410,266
SDP: 978

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Ogun state

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,336,887
Total No: of Accredited: 613,397
Total Votes Cast: 605,938
Total Valid Votes: 564,256
Rejected Votes: 41,682

AAC: 3,196
ADC: 25,283
ADP: 7,705
APC: 281,762
PDP: 194,655
SDP: 1,374

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Lagos State

Total No: Reg Voters: 6,313,507
Total No: of Accredited: 1,196,490
Total Votes Cast: 1,156,590
Total Valid Votes: 1,089,567
Rejected Votes: 67,023

AAC: 8,910
ADC: 2,915
ADP: 1,262
APC: 580,825
PDP: 448,015
SDP: 770

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Bauchi State:

Total No: Reg Voters:2,453,512
Total No: of Accredited:1,075,330
Total Votes Cast:1,061,955
Total Valid Votes:1,024,307
Rejected Votes:37,648

AAC: 183
ADC: 296
ADP: 123
APC: 798,428
PDP: 209,313
SDP: 516

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Edo State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,150,127
Total No: of Accredited: 604,915
Total Votes Cast: 599,228
Total Valid Votes: 560,711
Rejected Votes: 38,517

AAC: 3,106
ADC: 850
ADP: 714
APC: 267,842
PDP: 275,691
SDP: 184

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Benue State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,391,276
Total No: of Accredited: 786,069
Total Votes Cast: 763,872
Total Valid Votes: 728,912
Rejected Votes: 34,960

AAC: 309
ADC: 554
ADP: 312
APC: 347,668
PDP: 356,817
SDP: 4,927

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Imo state

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,037,569
Total No: of Accredited: 585,741
Total Votes Cast: 542,777
Total Valid Votes: 511,586
Rejected Votes: 31,191

AAC: 467
ADC: 541
ADP: 421
APC: 140,463
PDP: 334,923
SDP: 772

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Plateau State

Total No: Reg Voters:2,423,381
Total No: of Accredited:1,074,042
Total Votes Cast:1,062,862
Total Valid Votes:1,034,853
Rejected Votes:28,009


Winner : Atiku Abubakar

Kano State

Total No: Reg Voters:5,391,581
Total No: of Accredited:2,006,410
Total Votes Cast:1,964,751
Total Valid Votes:1,891,134
Rejected Votes:73,617

AAC: 416
ADC: 591
ADP: 439
PDP: 391,593
SDP: 635

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Katsina State

Total No: Reg Voters:3,210,422
Total No: of Accredited:1,628,865
Total Votes Cast:1,619,185
Total Valid Votes:1,555,473
Rejected Votes:63,712

AAC: 186
ADC: 237
ADP: 140
APC: 1,232,133
PDP: 308,056
SDP: 150

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Taraba State

Total No: Reg Voters:1,777,105
Total No: of Accredited: 756,111
Total Votes Cast: 741,564
Total Valid Votes: 712,877
Rejected Votes: 28,687

AAC: 116
ADC: 211
ADP: 136
APC: 324,906
SDP: 862

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Cross River State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,512,915
Total No: of Accredited: 461,033
Total Votes Cast: 446,046
Total Valid Votes: 421,901
Rejected Votes: 24,145

AAC: 242
ADC: 326
ADP: 110
APC: 117,302
PDP: 295,737
SDP: 1,395

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Akwa Ibom State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,119,727
Total No: of Accredited: 695,677
Total Votes Cast: 605,140
Total Valid Votes: 578,775
Rejected Votes: 26,365


Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Delta State:

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,719,313
Total No: of Accredited: 891,647
Total Votes Cast: 882,254
Total Valid Votes: 829,762
Rejected Votes: 52,492

AAC: 1,626
ADC: 1,075
ADP: 241
APC: 221,292
PDP: 594,068
SDP: 1,745

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Borno State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,319,434
Total No: of Accredited: 987,290
Total Votes Cast: 955,205
Total Valid Votes: 919,786
Rejected Votes: 35,419

AAC: 269
ADC: 301
ADP: 75
APC: 836,496
PDP: 71,788
SDP: 322

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Rivers State

Total No: Reg Voters:3,215,273
Total No: of Accredited:678,167
Total Votes Cast:666,585
Total Valid Votes:642,165
Rejected Votes: 24,420

AAC: 372
ADC: 597
ADP: 295
APC: 150,710
PDP: 473,971
SDP: 1,244

Winner: Atiku Abubakar

Zamfara State:

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,717,128
Total No: of Accredited: 616,168
Total Votes Cast: 597,224
Total Valid Votes: 578,439
Rejected Votes: 18,785

AAC: 186
ADC: 186
ADP: 102
APC: 438,682
PDP: 125,423
SDP: 81

Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Kebbi state:

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,802,697
Total No: of Accredited: 835,238
Total Votes Cast:803,755
Total Valid Votes:756,605
Rejected Votes:47,150

AAC: 276
ADC: 285
ADP: 205
APC: 581,552
PDP: 154,282
SDP: 2,376

BUHARI POLLED: 15,191,847

ATIKU POLLED: 11,262,978


Winner: Muhammadu Buhari



#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari loses in Aso Rock as Atiku fails to win polling unit in.

President Muhammadu Buhari was, yesterday, upbeat about his chances in the presidential election, saying he will win.
He was seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari, indeed, won the election in his polling unit (PU) by 523 votes as against his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored three.
President Buhari, Aisha vote at the Presidential and National Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru Polling Unit 003 in Daura Katsina State on 23rd Feb 2019
But the President’s party lost the Senate segment of the National Assembly elections, also held yesterday across the country, to Accord at the polling unit.
Whereas the APC candidate for Katsina North Senatorial District where the PU is located, Kaita Baba Ahmed, scored 248 votes, the candidate of Accord, Lawal Nalado, scored 263.
On his part, Atiku said he was looking forward to a successful transition after the presidential election.
Meanwhile, the PDP presidential candidate was defeated by Buhari in his polling unit in Adamawa State by 186 votes to 167.
Atiku, however, defeated Buhari in Aso Rock Presidential Villa in the two polling units for those living in the Presidential Villa.
No fewer than 16 persons were reportedly killed in isolated cases of violence across the country during the presidential and National Assembly elections although the polls were largely peaceful.
Four persons were reportedly shot dead in Rivers State during the polls while two persons were killed in Ebonyi and three injured in a clash.
In Kogi, reports said a voter and a policeman were murdered.
Three persons, according to sources, died in Lagos, two of them in a ballot snatching incident.
Our correspondent in Zamfara State said gunmen killed an APC Ward Chairman.
Atiku’s campaign manager, Senate President Bukola Saraki, easily delivered his polling unit to his principal against the strong bid made for Buhari by his sister, Senator Gbemisola Saraki.
Other highlights of the polls showed that Atiku defeated Buhari at the polling unit of the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whereas the President floored Atiku at former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s polling unit in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo is a strong supporter of the Atiku candidacy in the presidential election.


INEC postpones elections in some parts of Lagos, rivers and Anambra states

National Commissioner INEC, Festus Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the postponement of elections in some parts of Lagos, Anambra and Rivers States, where polls could not hold due to the burning of election materials and other acts of violence.
The commission, therefore, mandated Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the affected states to immediately submit comprehensive reports to enable it take further decisions, including new dates for election in those areas.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed this, while updating journalists on the Presidential and National Assembly elections held yesterday in the country.He said: “The Commission has also received reports of violence and ballot box snatching in some areas, leading to the disruption of the process. We have asked the Resident Electoral Commissioners and officials of the commission on ground to submit their firsthand reports in relation to some of these incidents.
“We are still receiving reports relating to incidents in some states of the federation, but we have received reports relating to the incidence in Akoko Tulo and Boni Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
“So long as the commission could not deploy in these areas, the implication is that polls did not open in those areas and the commission will hold consultations with the relevant authorities and with the Resident Electoral Commissioners in relation to these areas and will announce the date when polls will take place in these areas.
“In relation to the issue of burning of electoral materials and disruption of the electoral process, we have reports of some of these incidents from Anambra and we have reports of burning of electoral materials in Lagos.” Okoye also announced that in line with the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the 2019 general elections released by INEC, elections have been shifted to today in polling units, where polls could not open up to 2:00pm yesterday.He expressed satisfaction with the process and procedure of the conduct of the elections, despite challenges relating to the late commencement of polls in some polling units.



#NigeriaDecides2019: Suspected ballot box snatchers arrested in Abia

Suspected ballot box snatchers arrested in Abia state on Saturday. PHOTOS BY: Linus Effiong.
Suspected ballot box snatchers arrested in Abia state on Saturday. PHOTOS BY: Linus Effiong.
Ten youths have been arrested from different locations in Bende local government of Abia state over allegation of attempt to snatch ballot boxes.
They were said to have been arrested following a tip off and they were handed over to army personnel on duty close to the local government headquarters.
The youths in the area identified the suspects who are said to be unknown faces and armed.
The senior army officer in charge of the team who pleaded anonymity said that they will investigate the report to ascertain the true position.



“Tomorrow’s Election Is Sure “, INEC Chairman Declares

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that the presidential and national assembly elections will proceed on Saturday February 23 as rescheduled.
Yakubu made the confirmation on Friday when he kicked off the final edition of the commission’s daily media briefing to update the public on its preparedness for the election.
There had been fears that the losgistical issues that prompted the postponement may not have been resolved by now, however Yakubu declared on Friday: “Tomorrow is election day”.
“A total of 72,775,502 citizens who have collected their Permanent Voter Cards are eligible to cast their ballots,” he said. “Nigerians will elect a President out of a total of 73 candidates nominated by their politcal parties. Similarly, voters will choose 109 senators out of 1,880 candidates and 360 members of the House of Representatives out of 4,631 candidates.”

FINALLY: INEC Allows APC To Present Candidates For Zamfara Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) can participate in the National Assembly, governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, issued on Friday.
According to the commission, the decision is the result of a judgment by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, which set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja for “lack or want of jurisdiction on the part of the lower court”.
The statement read: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has consistently maintained that it will always obey court judgments and orders.
“In the case of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, the Federal High Court, Abuja and the Zamfara State High Court issued conflicting orders relating to the participation of the APC in the two strands of elections scheduled for 23rd February and 9th March 2019.
“While the former ruled that the APC, having failed to conduct party primaries cannot field candidates in the said election, the latter decided that it can field candidates having conducted valid party primaries.
“However, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division on 21st February 2019 set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja for ‘lack or want of jurisdiction on the part of the lower court.’
This in effect means that the Zamfara State High Court’s decision that the APC can field candidates for the National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections is the only valid and subsisting order.
“Consequently, the Commission has today, in compliance with the said order, restored the APC to the ballot in the National Assembly, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for 23rd February and 9th March 2019.”