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

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Nigerian leader picks Kaduna governor for deputy


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo to be vice president of Africa’s most populous nation, a presidency source said on Thursday.

Jonathan, who was sworn in last week after the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua, surprised many by choosing a relative newcomer to national politics to be his deputy.

“It is true. Sambo has been chosen by the president to be the vice president,” the source said.

A spokesman for the 58-year-old governor declined to comment.

Analysts said it was too early to know whether Sambo, a northerner who was elected governor in 2007, would now be considered a contender for presidential elections to be held by next April.

“Sambo has not been in politics for a long time so he is not your characteristic Nigerian politician,” said Mansur Ahmed, senior member of the think-tank Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

“It is difficult to say who the PDP will choose. The decision on who will be their presidential candidate depends on many factors,” he added.

Under the power-sharing agreement within the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the presidency should rotate every two terms between the Muslim north and Christian south to avoid an imbalance of power.

Yar’Adua, a northerner, died during his first term and many expected Jonathan to appoint a powerful northern vice president after he took over as head of state who would then go on to be the ruling party nominee in the next presidential race.

“The selection of vice president is not simply a question of who is best equipped for the job, but who will not upset the most number of factions,” said Antony Goldman, head of London-based PM Consulting.

Jonathan himself has not ruled out running for president although he said in April he wanted at least three months to see how reforms enacted so far took hold.

An aide to Jonathan said on Wednesday there was general consensus in support of his seeking re-election and that he would likely do so with the PDP.

Cairo Ojuogboh, Jonathan’s assistant on National Assembly matters, said he personally believed Jonathan would stand in presidential polls next year.

But Jonathan’s spokesman, Ima Niboro, said Ojuogboh was in no position to make any declaration on the president’s plans.

A bid by Jonathan could be controversial because he is from the south of the country and would be seen as upsetting the balance of power.

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Nigerian VP hopes Yar’Adua will return soon


Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday he was hopeful that President Umaru Yar’Adua, who is in hospital in Saudi Arabia, would return soon and continue to govern Africa’s most populous nation.

Vice President Goodluck Jonathan

Yar’Adua has been absent for more than a month and Jonathan has been presiding over cabinet meetings. But executive powers have not officially been transferred, leading to questions over the legality of government decisions.

Political analysts, senior lawyers and a former U.S. envoy have warned Nigeria is on the brink of a constitutional crisis. The Bar Association has brought legal action to try to compel Yar’Adua to temporarily hand over power.

But in a wide-ranging New Year’s Day address to the nation, Jonathan said “the ship of state continues to sail” and that “the nation remains united and driven by a common purpose”.

“Although Mr President has been away from us for sometime on account of a medical condition, he has maintained sustained interest and optimism (in state affairs),” Jonathan said.

“We are hopeful Mr President would return to us before long to continue his good works, with renewed vigor and vitality.”

Lawyers and members of the opposition who have challenged Yar’Adua’s failure to formally transfer powers say affairs of state are already being affected.

A new chief justice was sworn in on Wednesday in Yar’Adua’s absence, leading legal experts to question the legality of the ceremony. The top judge is a key position because he would in turn swear in a new president, legal experts say.

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Nigeria risks constitutional crisis:lawyers,ex-envoy


Nigeria is on the brink of constitutional crisis with its ailing president not transferring powers to his deputy and political king makers feuding over his succession, a senior lawyer and a former U.S. envoy have warned.

President Umaru Yar'Adua

President Umaru Yar’Adua has been absent from Africa’s most populous nation for more than a month receiving treatment for a heart condition in Saudi Arabia, but there have been no official updates on his health for weeks.

Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has been presiding over cabinet meetings but executive powers have not officially been transferred to him, leading to questions over the legality of decisions made by the government in Yar’Adua’s absence.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the umbrella body of all lawyers in the country, has launched legal action against the Attorney-General, asking a top court to declare that Yar’Adua has violated the constitution by omitting to transfer powers.

“We are saying there is a duty on the president to do it, it is not discretionary … We cannot continue this way, we are not running a banana republic,” NBA president Rotimi Akeredolu told Reuters in a telephone interview on Thursday.

“We are treading a very dangerous path and we have to be very careful. We are trying to paper over a few cracks … but if we are not careful the whole building will collapse,” he said.

The NBA’s legal action follows a similar suit already brought by prominent human rights lawyer Femi Falana.

It also adds to a crisis in the judiciary triggered by the swearing in on Wednesday of a new chief justice, the first time in the country’s history the head of state has been absent for the ceremony and an act some senior lawyers say is illegal.

The legality of the top judge’s position is vital because he who would swear in a new president should Yar’Adua leave office: controversy over the chief justice would mean controversy over the legality of the new president, lawyers say.

Nigeria does not need legal confusion over what is already a fierce succession debate.

“Yar’Adua’s removal from office would result in a political and constitutional crisis for the United States’ most important strategicpartner in Africa and one of its largest suppliers of oil,” former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell said.

“Though Yar’Adua has been ill since he assumed the presidency in 2007, there is no consensus yet among the king makers about what to do upon his removal,” he wrote in a paper published on Wednesday by the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.S.-based think-tank.

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GANI FAWEHINMI DIES AT 71


ganiHe was often regarded as the eternal foe of every Government in power; the irremovable thorn, and perhaps one of the finest in Nigeria’s legal world. Erudite and not given to fine colourful speeches the blunt speaking Gani rose to national prominence in the late seventies when he championed for the removal of Ahmadu Ali, Nigeria’s recalcitrant minister of education. “Ali must go” he cried and Ali went. Gani Fawehinmi’s distaste for military oppression and despotism was never in doubt and he paid for it with long periods of incarceration. He had always courted controversy with a single focus; the struggle was more important than the victory. His legal battles were legendary. I remember the case of several unionists in the early nineties who had been mischievously expelled from school because of unionism. The day Gani appeared in court the small south western town came to a standstill. The students were not only freed but most notable the press had buzzed about a stupefied judge’s jaw hanging agape and eager hands rushing in cue to shake the hands of the mighty one. However the senior advocate of the masses will be best remembered for his long drawn battle in finding the killers of maverick journalist Dele Giwa. Twenty years after his death, I asked Gani a single question on what he thought about Dele’s death and the aftermath. Gani spent one hour on the subject; it was a passion he expended his entire life fighting to unravel. The man was simply recalcitrant many would say. “till I die I am never going to give up on Giwa’s killers” and he died never knowing who killed Dele

Gani was famed for always packing a bag with the bare necessities when he shut his gates, because he often reasoned, jail was always a doorstep away from home. The man had been to jail more than eighty times, most times for daring to ridicule the mendacious dark goggle wearing Sani Abacha before the international community. Gani remained unfazed preferring to move in out of jail than go on exile, the same attitude he displayed when he said the title senior advocate of the masses  was more prestigious that then the legal zenith, senior advocate of Nigeria. It was no wonder that at Abacha’s sudden demise Gani wished him eternity in the hottest parts of Hades.  In 1999 when democracy was restored to Nigeria, it was thought that Gani would take a bed rest, who sai ? The man condemned the entire exercise calling it a political walk in insanity. He took Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo to task for his frequent trips outside the country and then accused him of aping Gabon’s despotic leader Omar Bongo who had ruled the central African country for more than 3 decades, when it was rife that OBJ was courting a tenure extension.  However Gani’s great walk in fame would come  when he contested for Nigeria top seat after several years of trying to register his political party. Gani lost, but then embarked on several verbal fisticuffs with president Obasanjo over the frequent hike in the pump price price of fuel and his dictatorial tendencies asking that OBJ imbibe the rule of law in governance, something current president Umaru Yar’ Adua latched on to, even though he was also chided by the legal luminary. This morning in one hour, Nairaland, Nigeria’s foremost social website was agog over Gani’s death, 2000 views and a hundred comments in three hours!! Off course much more goodwill is expected in coming days and months especially for one who always had something to say. When he was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, doctors said ‘don’t talk’, but maverick Gani berated Nigeria’s health sector for failing to discover the terminal ailment that had plagued him for several years. The man had talked and wept in his frail voice for the failed project he called Nigeria for more than an hour!!

Aghogho, CONNECTAFRICA

FELA’S NIGERIA; EKITI’S HOUSE OF COMEDY


‘Carpenter wey no know im work..na sowegbe-(a Yoruba word for a loafer).. Tailor wey no know im work..na sowegbe’. This is a popular refrain from one of late Afro beat star Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s hits of the 70’s; one that aptly describes the recent resignation of the Ekiti State Resident Electoral commissioner, Mrs Olusola Ayoka Adebayo. In a letter which by now could debatably become the letter of the year and perhaps the most controversial letter in Nigeria’s history penned in three paragraphs but has drawn admirably a landmark readership base and attracted all facets of reactions since it was released to the public. The love gone sour terse note gave the author’s reason for resigning as her deep seated respect for the rule of law and her Christian inclination.

The INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu was the most expressive of all the respondents. His usually stone cold ghoulish personae  was  amplified as he moon walked past several reporters who had laid siege at the presidential villa. He just stared, dumb as a basenji. Three times he was spotted dashing in and out of the villa. But Iwu ought to have known. The 74 year old grandmother’s letter was originally sent to him but he rejected it telling her smartly ‘I did not appoint you’. This definitely wasn’t in the script for the INEC chairman, several paid advertorials on Public and private stations bluffing on the electoral body’s achievement never painted it in the cowardly colour of yellow. The President’s chief spokesperson, Professor Dora Akunyili wouldn’t be swayed by Ayoka’s pious submission. In her typical shrill blunt manner better suited for drug counterfeiters, she said ‘this is an attempt to undermine and discredit the government’. As the three Government stooges sat bunched up on a table addressing the media hours later it was apparent that this was a quick fix; every player assigned his specific role. Iwu-the referee and coach, Akunyili-the psychologist and the Inspector General of police was comfortable with his default role as enforcer of the law; he gave Ayoka 24 hours to report to the police otherwise she’d be declared wanted.

Surprisingly for the first time in a long while the opposition and the ruling party are united in a cause. The AC rejected Ayoka’s letter and asked the Presidency to compel her to finish the mess she began. In this deeply polarized war, Ayoka’s shares her mess with the civil society and the public who have hailed her a hero for refusing to play ball.

Discerning the temptation that Ayoka has failed to yield to is the first to untying this Gordian knot. But the clues could be sieved beneath the grain. Sunday, the 26th of March, a day after the re-run elections Ayoka was supposed to announce the results, we couldn’t because, of the 10 local governments elections were to be conducted, 9 succeeded. The bad apple, Oye local government which incidentally is the hometown of the PDP standard bearer and erstwhile Governor, Segun Oni didn’t happen in rather murky circumstances. The elections were scheduled to be held on the 2nd of May. Ayoka must have been prepared for that except she was a ‘sowegbe’, undoubtedly she was prepared for the by-election. But  whileAyoka announced results in only 5 local governments; INEC has a different figure of 9., perhaps  a facsimile of Esau’s body but Jacob’s voice There are questions begging for answers and Ayoka solely will answer those questions. At 74, she belongs to the elite class Africans bestow the title of elders-reverenced for their sagacity. It must be farthest from her mind to be referred to as a sowegbe; she would be most notably want to be remembered as ‘pako’-one who is familiar and an authority in her job.

Aghogho, CONNECTAFRICA

NIGERIA’S OPPOSITION UNITE AGAINST RULING PARTY


Opposition parties in Nigeria have agreed to unite to compete against the governing People’s Democratic Party in elections due in 2011

The 19 parties are forming what they describe as one mega party to challenge President Umaru Yar aAua. Heavy weights are involved including former presidential contenders Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari who also led Nigeria after a coup in the 1980’s. The opposition parties say they are uniting in order to save Nigeria. They accuse the PDP of running the country into the ground and acting as if Nigeria was a one party state. The PDP has dominated since Nigeria’s return to civil rule in 1999. But observers have criticized elections as being marred by rigging voter intimidation and the use of security forces in favour of the ruling party.

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