Okorocha declares free education in Imo


Education, job creation and security top priority list Governor Rochas Okororcha of Imo state announced yesterday to the cheering of enthusiastic crowd of Imo citizens shortly after being administered the oath of office with his deputy Chief Sir Jude Agbaso at Dan Anyiam stadium Owerri.
Immediate past Governor Ikedi Ohakim, his deputy Ada Okwuonu as well as Speaker of the State House of Assembly were however, conspicuously absent at the occasion graced by former governor Achike Udenwa, governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, Chief Victor Umeh, national chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate of the party for the 2007 election Chief Martin Agbaso and other distinguished personalities.
Okorocha who arrived at the venue with his wife and six children took his oath of office at exactly 12 noon after the deputy governor Chief Agbaso was administered the oath by the Chief Judge, Justice Benjamin Njemanze.
Okorocha who burst into songs of praise after his swearing in declared the day a day of freedom, a day of emancipation and a day of restoration for Imo people saying democracy has really started in the state and never again shall an Iroko decides who governs Imo people but the people themselves.
“The May 5 supplementary election remains a great day in history. I see before me a great thing to happen. I know you expect much from me. You believe in me and you trust me. I will perform and I will not disappoint you. Your peace is my peace; your pain is my pain. Where you are, there I will be.
“Just few days ago the outgoing governor Ikedi Ohakim issued staff of office to over 160 traditional rulers. Appointment letters for his 10,000 thousand jobs were released to the beneficiaries within a week. Just few days ago he signed N18, 000 minimum wage for workers. Imo allocation stands at N2.2billion. Imo is not worthy to borrow from any bank because of over borrowing. Even on that I will perform. I will not give any excuse. I will deliver”, he said.
Reeling out his priority areas, Okorocha declared free education and warned that any parents or guardian who refused to send his child or ward to school will face the law. He said he was prompted to declare free education out of his belief that the best that can be given to a child is education as a child without education is a futureless child.
He said Imo has a lot of security challenges and noted that peace has returned to the state since his election because there is a new spirit among the people to move forward. In this regard, he promised to tackle security to the fullest.
“I don’t believe in crime fighting but crime prevention. The criminals are all in our communities and my administration will create a black book for them. No criminal shall go unpunished as far as this administration is concerned”, he said.
On the issue of job he said his government will do a lot to keep everybody busy. He said that he would rescue the few remaining industries in comatose position in the state. He warned civil servants in the state to be serious with their jobs noting that the era of truancy and coming late to work is gone with the old order.
He said: “Our civil servants must stand up and face the challenge. For every single worker, there is a corresponding person waiting to take over your seat if you don’t perform”.
He advised unemployed young men and women in the state looking for jobs to be close to their God henceforth because his government will go to churches to collect list of such job lookers and this will ensure that those to be employed are spiritually certified.
Governor Okorocha did not ignore the health sector as he said that his government will review the issue of health with serious concern. He said he is worried by the issue of justice and fairness and therefore will appoint a special assistant in charge of that to ensure that innocent persons are not kept in prison custody because they have no big man to bail them.
He said: “No innocent person will be kept in police or prison custody anymore. At the same time, no criminal will go unpunished no matte his connection. I therefore warn the big men who are fond of issuing orders to Divisional Police Officers to release detained criminals stop it henceforth or they will replace such criminals in prison.”
Assuring that his government will be grassroots based, Okorocha said his government will create fourth tier of government, Community Government and the seat of power, Douglas House is now in the communities.
He said he was not interested in probing his predecessor, but in auditing the accounts of the state. “This government is not interested in witch hunting anybody. What we are interested in is auditing the account of Imo state. I have no business looking backward”.
He said of the immediate past governor: “Ohakim said his name is Ikiri. But since I won the election he is my brother. I have separated my brother from Ikiri. Ikiri has gone to the bush and my brother has gone back to Isiala Mbano. From today, Ohakim is no longer Ikiri but former governor.

Saudi Arabia rejects Osama bin Laden’s body… as US buries him at sea


Osama bin Laden, the long-time figurehead of the al Qaeda terrorist network, has been buried at sea after being killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan.

According to U.S. officials bin Laden’s body would be handled in accordance with Muslim traditions, which include strict rules on burial taking place within 24 hours after death.

Bin Laden was a Saudi national, but officials say that the Kingdom was unwilling to have his remains repatriated.

He was killed in a U.S. raid launched early Monday in the relatively-well-heeled town of Abbottabad, near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

CBS/AFP

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FALLOUT: 43 killed, 4,500 displaced •As violence spreads to Zamfara, Taraba •Destroy shops, vandalise churches •PDP secretariat, cars burnt •Don’t travel to Nigeria, US warns its citizens •FG deploys 400 anti-riot policemen


THERE has been no let up in the mayhem sweeping across some states in the North, as no fewer than 43 people have been killed in the heat of the protests that greeted the result of the presidential election.
Four serving corps members, a divisional crime officer (DCO), a policewoman and 10 others have been confirmed killed in Bauchi State, while at least three people, including a nine-year-old boy, were shot dead in a protest at Mutum Biyu, headquarters of Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, on Sunday.
In Niger State, at least five people are lying critically ill in Bida town, as a result of injuries sustained from gunshots from members of the special task force deployed to maintain law and order in the town.
Over 4,500 people have been displaced, following the mayhem unleashed on residents of Bauchi by supporters of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). The state secretary of the Nigerian Red Cross, Adamu Abubakar, confirmed the figures.
Thousands of youths, who went on the rampage in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Monday night, destroyed dozens of shops and vandalised three churches. They also barricaded the major roads and made bonfires to disrupt vehicular movement, chanting “Ba muso” (we don’t like the president).
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Amama John Abakasanga, who confirmed the arrest of over 200 suspects, said one of the police formations in the state was also burnt by hoodlums and supporters of the CPC, saying investigations into the mayhem had commenced.
Also, four INEC offices were burnt down in Bauchi, Dambam, Misau and Jama’are local government areas, while 500 laptops used for the voter registration exercise were looted by the irate youth, who unleashed violence on the INEC offices as confirmed by the Bauchi State REC, Iliya Audu, who conducted journalists round the burnt offices.
Audu, who said that he was taking stock to ascertain the level of destruction at the offices assured that it would not in any way disrupt the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly elections scheduled to be held on Tuesday next week, calling on all INEC staff in the affected areas not to panic, as adequate security arrangements had been made for their lives.
Meanwhile, at least three people, including a nine-year-old boy, were shot dead by the police during a protest at Mutum-Biyu, headquarters of Gassol Local Government Council of Taraba State last Sunday.
Also in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, four cars were completely burnt, following the alleged attempt by one of the political parties to tamper with the results of the presidential election last Saturday.
Those killed were youths that took to the streets in the town over the alleged manipulation of the presidential election results. A pregnant woman also lost her life during the crisis.
The secretariat of the PDP in Gassol Local Government Area was not left out as the entire building was burnt down by protesters and that prevented traffic flow for several hours while many residents deserted the streets.
Following the protest, tension escalated in the state capital, forcing economic and commercial activities, including government offices and the central market, to close down immediately, as people took to their heels to safety.
When contacted, the state police commissioner, Alhaji Aliyu Musa, said two people were killed at Mutum Biyu while 42 were arrested by the police.
However, when the Nigerian Tribune visited various motor parks in the city on Tuesday morning, many people were seen trying to flee the state. But normalcy had partially been restored in the state at the time of filing this report.
In Katsina State, the police confirmed that four people were burnt alive and 45 inmates were released from the Federal Prisons in Funtua.
Similarly, the prisons official vehicles, household property, cars and churches were destroyed in the violence that ravaged some local council areas of the state.
Although the state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, had imposed a curfew between 9.00 p.m and 7.00 a.m on Monday, several churches and homes were burnt during the night, as rampaging arsonists moved around different towns in the state.
A security source told the Nigerian Tribune that the situation could have been worse if the governor had not imposed the curfew.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mallam Ibrahim Moha-mmed, who confirmed this to newsmen in Katsina, described the perpetrators as miscreants, arsonists, criminals and murderers.
According to him, over 107 suspects had been arrested in connection with the mayhem.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that there was massive destruction of property in Malumfashi, Kankara, Daura and Jibia, while at least five churches were burnt in Daura and Funtua.
The PDP secretariat, Kankara private residence of local PDP chieftains and Governor Shema campaign office were destroyed in melee.
US warns its citizens
THE United States (US) Department of State has issued travel warnings to its citizens travelling or those who have plans to travel to Nigeria, alleging high crime rate and a state of insecurity.
It specifically told its citizens to avoid travelling to Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers; the South-Eastern states of Abia, Edo, Imo; the city of Jos in Plateau State, Bauchi and Borno states in the North-East and the Gulf of Guinea, because of the risks of kidnapping, robbery, and other attacks in these areas.
The latest directives by the US may not be unconnected with the recent bombings across the country, coupled with the ongoing crises rocking the northern part of the country after the just-concluded presidential election.
According to the US Department of State, violent crimes committed by individuals and gangs, as well as by persons wearing police and military uniforms remained a problem throughout the country.
FG deploys anti-riot policemen
Determined to restore peace to the northern part of the country, the Federal Government, on Tuesday, deployed over 400 anti-riot police officers in the crisis-ridden areas.
The police officers, before their departure to Kaduna airport, were conveyed in four different military trucks to the Air Force wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport at about 3.30 p.m.
The anti-riot police officers arrived at the presidential lounge of the airport to take a special flight to Kaduna airport, but were instructed to board their flight at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base.
The police officers were flown out of the Lagos airport at 5.10 p.m. aboard a Hercules C-130 military plane to Kaduna, where they were expected to be dispatched to the trouble spots in the affected states of Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi and Gombe.
One of the officers, who spoke to journalists at the airports, confirmed that the officers were actually heading to Kaduna to help quell the violence in the state and other neighbouring states.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Samuel Jinadu, also confirmed the story, saying that the policemen were going there to beef up security.
17 killed in Gombe
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that 17 people lost their lives during the post-presidential poll violence in Gombe, just as 100 suspects have been arrested and are currently in police custody for interrogation.
While speaking with newsmen in Gombe, after an on-the-spot assessment tour of the affected areas, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations at the Force Headquarters, who was in the North-East zone for the election, Audu Abubakar, said 100 suspects had so far been arrested in connection with the political crisis.
Abubakar described the incident as unfortunate and uncalled for, after assessing the damage inflicted on innocent people in the name of politics.
He called on politicians to always accept election results in good faith, as there must be a winner and a loser.
Speaking with newsmen, the Acting Head of Clinical Services and Training of the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, Dr Ali Shaliza said, 71 patients of post-election violence were brought in to the hospital within the last three days.
He added that 11 persons were also brought in dead, while two others died in the hospital, adding that many patients were admitted while others were treated and discharged.
Also speaking, the official of Red Cross, Umar Buba Ahmed, said 300 casualties were attended to at by the Red Cross society, noting that over 500 displaced persons were camped at the army barracks and other security operatives barracks within the town.
Also in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, a church situated at Ahmadu Bello Way was attacked by unidentified hoodlums.
Addressing newsmen on the violence at Tsafe, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar, said 47 suspects were arrested by his men in connection with the crisis, adding, however, that no arrest was made with regard to the church that was attacked in the state capital.
Meanwhile, as Kafanchan and Zonkwa in Kaduna State erupted into a serious sectarian crisis, the state governor, Mr Patrick Yakowa, has expressed worry over the spillover and reiterated that the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state remained till further notice.
In a telephone interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa, monitored by the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, the Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Isa Muha-mmadu, said there were security agents in the area, but they were overwhelmed and could not do much to restore order.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious matters, Reverend John Joseph Hayab, however, told the BBC that the state government was not informed that security agents were overwhelmed in the Southern part of the state.
When contacted on the matter, the Kaduna state Commissioner for Information, Saidu Adamu, said the “governor just addressed the press on the issue.”
The situation in Kaduna was becoming normal, as soldiers took control all over the state capital and environs.
According to the Nigerian Tribune findings, victims in Niger State were among scores of youths that attempted to invade the palace of the Etsu Nupe and chairman of the Niger state Council of Traditional rulers Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the youth first attempted to invade the palace on Monday evening, but were repelled by men of the Special Task Force only for them to regroup on Tuesday morning.
The state police spokesman, Richard Oguche, confirmed the story but denied that there was any casualty, adding that the situation in the town had returned to normal.
Corps members relocate to army barracks
Meanwhile, not less than 200 corps members deployed to Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State have relocated to the army barracks in Minna, for safety.
Similarly not less than 150 families had also turned the areas outside the gates into the barracks to their temporary residences for safety.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the corps members decided to seek refuge at the barracks, following failed attempt to burn over 70 of them at the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) family house in the Tunga area of the state capital.
The protesters had reportedly locked the corps members up in the building and set them ablaze, before one of them was able to force the door open for them to escape.
The protesters were said to have accused the corps members of assisting to rig the presidential election, which made President Goodluck Jonathan to score more than 25 per cent of votes cast in the state.
Also, corps members serving in Ringim Local Government of Jigawa State have called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim, to come to their aid and save their lives as post election riot spread to the area.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned that if the political violence in the northern part of the country continues in the next 24 hours, it willd rise against it.
MASSOB, in a communiqué made available to newsmen after its emergency meeting held at its headquarters in Okwe, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, on Tuesday, said “MASSOB will not fold its hands and watch the killings of Ndi-Igbo in Northern part of Nigeria.”
FG places party leaders under close surveillance
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has placed top political leaders, especially leaders of parties that contested the presidential election, under close watch, following indications that some of them were encouraging the outbreak of violence in some northern states.
Government sources confirmed that the decision was as a result of the revelations coming from a meeting of top leaders of a political party, who met in Abuja, on Monday, where one of them described the news coming from the North as encouraging.
It was gathered that anyone indicted by the security agencies might not be arrested for immediate prosecution, but would be properly investigated and documented.

Jonathan receives Certificate of Return from INEC


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has collected his Certificate of Return, following his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
as the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election.

It was given to him during a short ceremony on Tuesday at the Commission’s Airport Road Collation Centre in Abuja by the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, who also presented a Certificate of Return to Vice-President Namadi Sambo for his emergence as the vice-president-elect.

In his remarks on the occasion, the president commended Professor Jega and his team for conducting a credible election that had been praised by both local and international observers, saying the success of the exercise was the beginning of good governance in the country.

According to him, “we really have to commend INEC. Professor Jega and his team have made Nigeria proud. Before now the international observers used to paint our elections in tainted colours but this year’s elections, first, that of the National Assembly and then the presidential, the information we have received and what we have read in the papers is that they have given us a pass mark.

“It has to be so because of the competence of INEC officers and the position of not compromising your independence. We thank you. All Nigerians are happy because you have placed us on higher rung of the ladder and others have seen us as people who conduct credible elections.

“This is the beginning of good governance. This is the beginning of economic development. This is the beginning of major changes in this country,” he said.

While thanking God for the grace to conduct the election, President Jonathan hoped that the next leg of the exercise would be better than the last two, saying, “we hope that, by the grace of God, the last leg of election coming on the 26th will be better than the presidential election. We thank God. It is God that made it possible. If it is man, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

He commended Nigerians for coming out en masse to participate in the exercise and for their cooperation with government and INEC, as well as for voting for him, saying that it was a clear demonstration of their patriotism.

Commenting on the riots in parts of the North over the election outcome, Jonathan said the development was regrettable, coming against the background of commendation from international observers who witnessed the election, but added that his administration would, in the next four years, focus on issues like that to prevent recurrence.

“It is regrettable that when international observers are commending us for credible elections, we witnessed some skirmishes in parts of the country. It is really regrettable. This is what happened in the late 50’s when some parts of the country witnessed things like this. But that is what the new generation leaders have to face.

“We will make sure that in the next four years, issues like this will not lead to riot. We assure Nigerians we will carry everyone along. We will run an open government where all Nigerians will play a key role, irrespective of party affiliations,” he said.

The president also addressed the issue of victims of the violence in the riots in the North and said that the government would take inventory of the lost properties, provide assistance for victims’ families and ensure that it would never happen again.

He called on religious and political leaders to condemn the riots, saying that government would work towards providing jobs for the nation’s unemployed youths, to prevent them from being used by unscrupulous politicians.

JONATHAN IS NIGERIA PRESIDENT


President Goodluck Jonathan looks set to emerge victorious in the presidential election held last Saturday. Jonathan, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has garnered more votes than his rivals, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) who placed second and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate who ranked third and fourth respectively as at press time.

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, who is the returning officer for the presidential election, is expected to announce Jonathan as winner of the election today.

Results from 29 states have officially been confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Abuja as at press time, while the state collating officers had announced the results at the National Democratic Institute in Abuja, serving as the national collating centre.

Only the results from Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, Yobe, Gombe, Jigawa and Kebbi states. An analysis of the results released so far indicates that President Jonathan has won in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The CPC candidate, General Buhari who is trailing President Jonathan has won in seven states, while Mallam Ribadu who is third has won in only one state. Mallam Shekarau of the ANPP currently in the fourth position has yet to win any state.

Elections Results 2011


WINNERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SEATS

Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo
PDP
EnuguNorth/South Kingsley

Ebenyi
PDP
EnuguEast/Isiuzo

Hon. Patrick Asadu
PDP
Nsukka/Igboeze South

Tobias Okechukwu
PDP
Awgu/Aninri/Oji River

Hon. Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi
PDP
Udi/Ezeagu

Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
PDP
Igboeze North/Udenu

Hon. Peace Nnaji
PDP
Nkanu East/West

Mrs. Stella Ngwu
PDP
Uzo-Uwani/Igbo-Etiti

Lagos Federal Constituencies

Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency
ACN
42, 060

PDP
16, 270

SDMP
576

NCP
321

Lagos Island Federal Constituency I
ACN
17,803

PDP
6,244

SDMP
60

ANPP
185

Lagos Island Federal Constituency II
ACN
22,254

PDP
6,946

SDMP
118

DFPF
423

ANPP
185

Federal Constituencies

Eti-Osa Federal Constituency
ACN
32, 473

PDP
16, 219

SDMP
1,125

NCP
442

Ikeja Federal Constituency
ACN
32, 757

PDP
15,152

CPC
3,562

LP
1,299

ANPP
1,049

Kosofe Federal Constituency
ACN
63,070

PDP
18,744

Senatorial Election Results

Rivers State

Rivers South East Senatorial District

PDP
154,218

ACN
58,182

APGA
13,605

Winner – Magnus Abe of PDP

Rivers East Senatorial District

PDP
154,218

ACN
34,978

APGA
3,679

Winner – George Sekibo of PDP

Kaduna State

Kaduna North Senatorial District

CPC
103,094

PDP
30,604

Winner – Usman Bawa of CPC

Kaduna South Senatorial District

PDP
428,992

CPC
73,830

ACN
70,488

Winner – Nenadi Usman of PDP

Delta State

Delta North Senatorial District

PDP
98,204

DPP
67,548

Winner – Ifeanyi Okowa of PDP

Nasarawa State

Nasarawa North Senatorial District

CPC
62,815

PDP
31,602

Winner – Solomon Ewuga of CPC

Nasarawa South Senatorial District

PDP
108,844

CPC
103,320

Winner – Solomon Adokwe of PDP

Kogi State

Kogi Central Senatorial District

PDP
68,167

ANPP
26,959

ACN
4,051

Winner – Nurudeen Usman of PDP

Kogi West
PDP
84,511

CPC
35,281

ANPP
6,483

ACN
5,817

LP
582

APGA
455

Winner – Senator Smart Adeyemi of PDP

Ondo State

Ondo South Senatorial District

LP
88,319

PDP
80,319

Winner – Boluwaji Kunlere of LP

Ondo North
LP
84,290

PDP
51,112

Winner – Prof.Ajayi Borrofice of LP

Ondo Central
LP
113,292

PDP
41,783

Winner – Dr. Ayo Akinyelure of LP

Edo State

Edo Central Senatorial District

PDP
61,983

ACN
49,385

Winner – Odion Ugbesia of PDP

Lagos State

Lagos West Senatorial District

ACN
503,786

PDP
234,679

CPC
40,711

APGA
13,305

ANPP
9,011

ALP
5,198

SDMP
2,631

NPPP
1,525

DFPF
1,478

Winner – Senator Ganiyu Solomon of ACN

Lagos Central Senatorial District
ACN
202,506

PDP
75, 982

APGA
9, 302

SDMP
3, 499

NCP
3,073

Winner- Mrs. Remi Tinubu of ACN

Lagos East
ACN
222, 429

PDP
83, 133

SDMP
10, 100

CPC
7, 776

ANPP
2, 183

Winner – Gbenga Ashafa of ACN

Benue State

Benue South
PDP
147,923

ACN
79,433

Winner – Senator David Mark of PDP

Benue North Senatorial District

PDP
229,682

ACN
143,978

CPC
4,971

MPPP
571

LP
352

Winner – Barnabas Gemade of PDP

Oyo State

Oyo Central
ACN
105,975

AP
92,544

PDP
78,643

Winner – Hon. Ayo Adeseun of ACN

Oyo South
ACN
127,621

AP
118,256

PDP
92,359

Winner – Femi Lanlehin of ACN

Enugu State

Enugu East
PDP
67,330

PDC
32,005

APGA
8,175

LP
4,439

ACN
3,621

CPC
730

ANPP
525

Winner – Hon.Gilbert Nnaji of PDP

Enugu North
PDP
86,220

LP
27,139

PDC
25,731

ACN
3,099

Winner – Senator Ayogu Eze of PDP

Enugu West
PDP
112,806

PDC
7,522

LP
5,175

APGA
3,591

ACN
1,325

Winner – Senator Ike Ekweremadu of PDP

Imo State

Imo West
PDP
95,816

ACN
63,755

APGA
54,432

Winner – Senator Osita Izunaso of PDP

Imo South
PDP
60,449

ACN
47,258

APGA
2,782

APN
1,568

ANPP
1,125

Winner – Matthew Nwagwu of PDP

Gombe State

Gombe Central
PDP
84,347

ANPP
50,080

CPC
40,145

LP
1,462

Winner – Danjuma Goje of PDP

Osun State

Osun East
ACN
119,852

PDP
51,315

Winner – Hon. Babajide Omoworare of ACN

Osun West
ACN
121,971

PDP
49,001

AP
7,789

Winner – Prof. Sola Adeyeye of ACN

Ogun State

Ogun Central
ACN
102,389

PDP
56,312

PPN
27,182

Winner – Gbenga Obadara of ACN

Ogun East
ACN
72,543

PDP
52,613

PPN
46,148

Winner – Gbenga Kaka of ACN

Ogun West
ACN
61,362

PDP
59,949

PPN
45,246

Winner – Akin Odunsi of ACN

Cross River State

Cross River North Senatorial District

PDP
91,123

ACN
11,056

ANPP
7,393

DFPF
1,721

Winner – Prof. Benedict Ayade of PDP

Niger State

Niger East Senatorial District

CPC
131,872

PDP
83,773

ACN
21,621

Winner – Ibrahim Musa of CPC

Sokoto

Sokoto East Senatorial District

PDP
138,397

CPC
57,643

DPP
41,113

ACN
38,947

Winner – Dr. Ibrahim Gobir of PDP

Sokoto South Senatorial District

PDP
112,585

CPC
36,682

DPP
32,029

ACN
19,3987

Winner – Dr. Ibrahim Gobir of PDP

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS:Ominous Time for PDP


There were indications, as the results of the rescheduled National Assembly polls trickled in, last night, that the elections may have created upsets in some states.
Results from polling units in Ogun State showed a comfortable lead by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) across the state with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) trailing behind.

Results from polling units in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ward II showed that he lost woefully while his daughter, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, who vied in the senatorial segment of the polls in Ogun central, may have lost her seat to Gbenga Obadara of the ACN.

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole, who contested the federal constituency segment in Abeokuta, may also be on his way out for the ACN candidate, Segun Williams, with the early results.

The Senate president, Senator David Mark, contesting for re-election in Benue south, was said to be leading, as collation of results continued, with slight margin.

Reports also said ACN was leading in many Benue federal constituencies.
In Anambra Central Senatorial District, former Governor Chris Ngige was reported to be coasting home to victory while, in Kokokum-Opokuma, Yenagoa federal constituency, report had it that Labour Party was leading.

ACN candidate in Lagos Central Senatorial District, Chief (Mrs) Oluremi Zinabu; her counterpart in Lagos West, Senator Ganiyu Solomon; and the Lagos East candidate, Gbenga Ashafa, were reportedly in comfortable lead.

Reports from Abia State say the opposition parties have rejected the results of the National Assembly elections in the state.

The inference there is that the ruling PDP may have cleared the polls.

Reports from Ondo State indicated that the Labour Party, LP, was leading in two of the three senatorial districts – southern and central – where the immediate past Governor Olusegun Agagu and Senator Gbenga Ogunniya contested the polls.

It was gathered that Senator Bode Olajumoke was ahead of Prof. Ajayi Boroffice of LP in the results collated at press time in the northern senatorial district.

Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) was in early lead in the two polling booths at the State House, Abuja, according to reports.

Results of the polls from Abuja in
dicated that the PDP and CPC were making it neck on neck.

The results from the units are as follows:

Area 2 section 2 polling unit 010,

SENATE- PDP 53, CPC 83, ACN 7, LP20

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PDP 57, CPC 90, ACN 16, LP 21.

Unit 007: PDP 58(Senate) 54(Representatives), CPC 89(Senate) 107(Representatives), ACN 12(Senate) 35(Representatives) LP 23(Senate) 10(Representatives).

Unit 006 Area 2 Section: CPC 99(Senate) 100(Representatives), PDP 107(Senate) 98(Representatives), ACN 20(Senate) 44(Representatives), LP 41(Senate) 34(Representatives).

Unit 005: PDP 59(Senate) 55(Representatives), CPC 82(Senate) 102(Representatives),LP 24(Senate), ACN 18 (Senate) 28(Representatives).

Unit 011: PDP 55(Senate) 52(Representatives), CPC 94(Senate) 103(Representatives, ACN 18(Senate) 25(Representatives) LP 13(Senate) 11(Representatives).

Area 2 section 1: CPC 99(Senate) 100(Representatives), PDP 107(Senate) 98(
Representatives), ACN20(Senate) 44(Representatives), LP 41(Senate) 34(Representatives).
Unit 008 Area 2, Section 1: CPC 208(Senate) 227(Representatives), PDP76(Senate) 74(Representatives), ACN 7(Senate) 14(Representatives), LP 16(Senate) 15(Representatives).
Unit 001A Federal Secretariat: PDP 57(Representatives) 58(Senate), CPC 61(Representatives) 50(Senate), ACN 15(Representatives) 8(Senate), LP 5(Representatives) 7(Senate).

001c Fed Secretariat: PDP 68(Senate) 79(Representatives), CPC58(Senate) 77(Representatives), ACN1(Senate) 11(Representatives), LP 9(Senate) 4(Representatives).
Unit 016, Area 8
PDP Senate 111, Representatives, 104; CPC, Senate 127, Representatives 140. Others scored less than 25, invalid 14, Registered voters 417, Accredited 187.

Karu Market Pu001
House of Representatives CPC 166, PDP 168; ACN-16, LP-14.
Senate: CPC -131, PDP 181, CAN-7, APGA 7.

PU 32/06/04/022 Mississippi, Maitama
Senate: ACN 21, ANPP8, CPC 185, PDP 106
House of Representatives: ACN19, ANPP9, CPC184, PDP106.

PU 37/02/10: House of Representatives: PDP111, CPC 273, ACN-89, APGA-20, LP-34.

Kubwa PU: Senate: PDP 118, CPC 84, CAN 24, LP 14. Reps: PDP 105, CPC 87, ACN39, APGA 52.

The breakdown of the National Assembly polls in Ogun showed that at the African Church Grammar School, Ita Iyalode, Abeokuta, where Obasanjo and his daughter, Iyabo, voted in the senatorial election, the ACN polled 167 votes while the PDP polled 64 and PPN, 5 votes. At the Agbeloba polling unit, directly opposite the head office of Obasanjo Holdings: ACN 191, PDP 36 and PPN 10 while at the African Church Primary School where Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the ACN voted, his party scored 259 votes as against PDP’s 40 and PPN’s 9 votes respectively.

At Ita Elega also in Abeokuta North, the ACN polled 305 as against PDP’s 110 and PPN’s 97 while, at Obafemi Owode Local Government Primary School in Adigbe, the ACN polled 482, the PDP polled 143 and PPN 123.

In Abeokuta South where both the Senatorial and House of Representatives took place, early result showed that the ACN was leading for the two seats. In Ago-Oba ward 13 where Chief Osoba voted, the ACN had 159 for the House of Rep and 182 for Senate while PDP had 38 for Rep and 40 for Senate; the PPN had five for Rep and nine for Senate.

Also at the African Church Primary School Idi-Aba in ward 9, for the House of Representatives, ACN had 152 votes, PDP 83, PPN 12 and CPC 3 while in the Senate polls, ACN scored 177 as against PDP’s 57 and PPN’s 19.

At the Isote Ward in Sagamu where Governor Olugbenga Daniel voted, the ACN was also victorious with 121 votes as against PPN’s 118, PDP’s 90 and Labor Party’s 27.
In ward 3 of Ifo Local Government Area where only the senatorial election took place, ACN polled 335 votes in the Senate election as against 75 by PDP and 75 for PPN while in the House of Representative, ACN polled 326 as against PDP’s 58 and PPN’s 65.

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