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

NIGERIA’S HIGHWAY BANKERS


The high rate of criminal activities; armed robbery, maiming, etc on Nigerian roads has led to the loss of several lives and property. In order to curb this dangerous trend the number of security and transport officials has been buoyed all over major cities in Nigeria.

However transport officials have been tainted by accusations of high handedness and graft. It is a common belief that the vehicular highway is the highway to prosperity, as much as traffic control and management is concerned. All about roads in the country, it is no secret that traffic officers make a fortune of road users. Fines which are collected on the spot from erring road users range from as low as 20 naira to hundreds of thousands. Most times offenders are proven guilty before they are even accused.

The table was however turned when an official of LASTMA (Lagos state transport Management Authority) was sentenced to 4 years in prison without an option of fine; he was convicted for accepting 10,000 naira. The security official claimed it was a gift for a previous good deed.

‘Injustice’ he cried out as he was led out of the dock. A cry that the Lagos state government replied to, saying that this is a litmus test that would serve as a deterrent to other criminal minded LASTMA officials.  If the truth be told, the custard coloured road umpires have never really been in the good books of Lagosians. The rule of thumb for LASTMA hasn’t always really been proactive rather it has been insidiously reactive. The road user is subtly lured into committing a traffic offense and then made to part with cash on the spot. It is doubtful if the monies are remitted to the state’s coffers

Now this is not to excuse the erring road user; it is commonly said, if you can drive in Lagos, you can drive anywhere in the world. Road users have a part to play in this blame game. Many are unaware of existing traffic regulations, laws and fines, and would rather pay an ex-gratia gift to a transport official than appear before a traffic magistrate. Surprisingly the laws are clear, plain and the fines aren’t as expensive as the road side bankers want us to believe

The proper question to ask is this, how ethical is it to receive gifts for doing your job? The traffic official argued that it was a gift. But the judge reading between the lines like we all know, assumed that the Transport official had received the money for helping to break a traffic regulation

Indeed for the Government, this is a story with immense ramifications for its fight against graft and corruption by public officials. However cynics have scoffed saying, 10, 000 naira pales in comparison to the billions of naira being looted from the nation’s public coffers; arguing that traffic offenses and outright negligence have led to the loss of lives but then monies denied to infrastructural development have wreaked more havoc on the country’s populace

Emmafemi, CONNECTAFRICA

NIGERIA’S RE-BRANDING PROJECT THREATENED


A section of Nigeria’s civil society has accused the Federal Government of embarking on a spending jamboree in a project which is supposed to re-brand Nigeria’s image.

Spokesperson for one of the groups said that the previous administration had embarked on a similar project with some measure of success; he argued that resources should be utilized in providing more jobs and social infrastructure

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili had last month announced for the submission of National logos and mantras from the public in a renewed re-branding bid for the country

However the minister drew the ire of the Nigerian parliament when she refused to disclose the source of funding for the project.

In the 90’s and early 2000’s Nigeria’s image suffered largely from military despotism, crime and corruption-the country was once ranked by the Transparency international as the most corrupt country in the world.

However strong anti-corruption structures, stable government and healthy macro- economic growth figures has seen the country regain some respect in the comity of nations in recent years.

CONNECTAFRICA


$3.4 BILLION NIGERIAN GOVT FUNDS RECOVERED


Nigeria has recovered of $3.4bn (£1.9bn) of government funds over the last year, the president says. In his address to mark Nigeria’s 48 years of independence, Umaru Yar’Adua said it was proof his government had a zero-tolerance against corruption.

After he was elected last year he demanded ministries return all unspent money in their budgets to the treasury. Correspondents say government ministries are often suspected of filing bogus contracts to steal money.

Nigeria has improved its ranking in the Transparency International corruption index in recent years. This year it was ranked the world’s 60th most corrupt country out of 180, ahead of Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, amongst others.

But the country is still in the bottom third of the TI index, which measures perceptions of corruption among businesses, academics, diplomats and activists. Mr Yar’Adua said there were no quick-fix solutions to Nigeria’s deep problems of corruption, poverty and poor infrastructure.

But he said political stability and strong economic growth had put Nigeria on course to become one of the world’s 20 biggest economies by the year 2020.

In April two ministers, a senator and nine civil servants were charged with fraud and benefitting from the proceeds of crime. Government prosecutors said they had not returned $2.5m (£1.4m) from the health ministry budget to the treasury.

The head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, has accused local governments of stealing billions of dollars in government funds.

The EFCC has charged 10 former state governors since President Yar’Adua’s election, but none has so far been convicted.

Nigeria is the world’s eighth largest exporter of crude oil, shipping millions of barrels every day.

SOURCED FROM THE BBC

OBAMA’S DINNER FUNDS SEIZED


Nigerian anti-graft investigators have seized money raised by the head of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to support US presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it would give the money back to those who attended a gala dinner in Lagos last month. The EFCC said it had seized 74m naira ($630,000, £314,000), but said no Nigerian laws had been broken.

US political parties are not allowed to receive contributions from abroad.

Stock exchange chairwoman Ndi Okereke-Onyuike is also the head of Africans for Obama, a Nigeria-based support group. She was interviewed by the EFCC after media reports that the Obama campaign had disassociated itself from the group.

Mrs Okereke-Onyiuke said in August there had been a misunderstanding in the press regarding the event. The money was going to be spent on adverts encouraging Nigerians in the US to vote for Mr Obama, she said.

Tickets to the lavish event in Lagos on 11 August cost more than $21,000 (£11,000) for an eight-person table.

CONNECTAFRICA