The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Uba Sani, as the winner of the state’s governorship election.
Declaring the result, the State Collation Officer for Gubernatorial Election (SCOGE), Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis said the number of registered voters in the state are 4,335,208, accredited voters are 1,581,662, valid votes cast are 1,546,747 invalid votes cast are 19,114 and total votes cast are 1,565,861.
Professor Bilbis said Senator Uba Sani of the APC polled 730,002 votes. He further said that Hon. Mohammed Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored a total of 719,196 votes.
Okowa congratulates Oborevwori, thanks Deltans
Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed gratitude to people in the state for using their ballots to give Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, victory in Saturday’s governorship election.
The governor, at a Thanksgiving Service at Government House Chapel in Asaba, shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oborevwori as governor-elect on Monday, attributed the party’s victory to God’s grace.
Adamawa governorship election declared inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election conducted in Adamawa State as inconclusive.
Speaking after collating results from all the 21 local government areas, the collation officer, Professor Muhammad Lamin Mele said the number of canceled votes exceeded the difference between the two candidates.
APC wins 22 out of 25 assembly seats in Kogi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) party has won twenty- two seats out of twenty-five Assembly seats in the just concluded House of Assembly election in the state.
According to the results announced by INEC’s collation officers at the headquarters of each of the twenty-one local governments in the state, APC won in Ankpa 1 and 11, Dekina 1 and 11, Omalla, Ofu, Idah, IgalaMela/Odolu, Ibaji, Olamaboro, Adavi, Okene 1 and 11, Ajaokuta, Okehi, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Yagba East, MopaMuro, Lokoja 1 and 11 and Kogi/kotonkarfei local governments.
While PDP got Bassa and Ogori Magongo, ADC won Yagba West local government respectively.
Governorship poll: No regret running for office — Funke Akindele
Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, has spoken about her defeat in the March 18 elections, stating that she doesn’t regret running for the political office.
Akindele and her principal, Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor, were defeated by the incumbent governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
On her Instagram page on Monday, the celebrated actress wrote, “It has been an amazing and insightful experience on my journey to the ballot, and I must say, it was an absolute learning curve for me. A lot of things have been learned and unlearned. I sincerely do not regret taking this huge step of running for office.”
I can’t take Plateau people’s trust for granted – Governor-elect
Following the declaration of the Plateau State Governor-elect under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said, “I humbly accept this responsibility because the time to rescue Plateau is Now. As we begin the transition process, I want to assure all Plateau citizens that I’ll be the Governor of all. I intend to create an inclusive administration with a clear vision of developing the entire state.”
Kidnapped INEC officials in Zamfara released
The Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer for Zamfara state governorship election in Maradun local government area of the state who were on Monday kidnapped by unknown persons have released, Daily Trust has gathered.
The local government area is the hometown of governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
Police arrest 26 for electoral offences in Benue
The Police in Benue State on Monday said it arrested 26 people for various electoral offences during the just concluded Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Police spokesperson, SP. Catherine Anene said in a statement that despite a series of engagements and warnings to members of the public on the dangers of electoral offences, some recalcitrant persons still engaged in violence during the Gubernatorial/State Assembly elections held on March 18.
PDP’s Mutfwang wins Plateau governorship election
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr Caleb Mutfwang, has been declared governor-elect for Plateau state.
Announcing the final results at the state collation center at INEC heaquaters, Jos , Professor Idris Amali, of Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State said, “I hereby declared Barr Caleb Mutfwang winner of the governorship election and he is hereby returned elected.”
Earlier the state returning officer, Professor Idris Amali, of Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, said Muftwang got 525,299 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Nentawe who got votes 481,370 votes, while Patrick Dakum of the Labour Party came third with 60,310.
Benue will bounce back – Akume
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has assured that Benue State would bounce back in the scheme of things with the winning of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship election.
Akume, the leader of APC in the state, hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a largely peaceful exercise in the state which produced APC’s Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, as the winner.
“A new government is the dawn of progressiveness, a dawn of development, a dawn of prosperity. Benue will bounce back, I assure you of that,” he said.