Zamfara Governorship: Supreme Court Judgement May Create Constitutional Crisis

By Uche Mbah The Bombshell from the Supreme Court indicating that the All Progressives Congress, APC, did not hold valid primaries and that all votes cast in favor of the Party are wasted has brought to the fore the precarious position of the Governorship elections in the state. The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeal Court ruling that the APC did not legally participate in all elections in the state, directing that the party that came second in the elections where the APC won should be declared winner. The Peoples…

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Osun Guber: Adeleke Jets Out As Oyetola Wins Appeal

The PDP governorship candidate in Osun state, Ademola Adeleke probably had premonition that the judgment of Court of Appeal will not favour him, this must have informed his decision to travel out of the country yesterday. The senator who’s under trial over issue relating to his WAEC certificate was only allowed to leave the country after he has been cleared by the court to do so. But barely few hours after he left the country, a five man panel of the court has ruled that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the…

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APC Abandons Amaechi As Wike Wins Big In Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC, has declared the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike winner of the governorship elections. Wike, the state Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, polled 886,264 to defeat his nearest rival, Engineer Biokpomabo Awara of the AAC, who polled 173,859 votes. This was the highest margin a state governor has used to defeat his opponent in the current political dispensation. He won by a margin of 712,405 votes. By the end of the first day of collation and announcement of the results, Wike was already leading with…

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INEC Presents Certificate of Returns to Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu receiving certificate of returns from Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola

Lagos state Governor-elect Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, deputy governor-elect Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on Friday 29th of March, 2019 received their Certificate of Returns from Independent National Electoral Commission. The presentation was done by the INEC commissioner in charge of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo state, Chief Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola at the commission office in Yaba, Lagos. following; some faces present at the event by Uche Nwosisi.  

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Kano: Ganduje Wins Amid Violence, PDP Rejects results

By Uche Mbah After series of reported violence, intimidation of voters and attacks on Journalists and independent observers,, the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, has declared the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi  Ganduje, winner of the Kano governorship elections. The All Progressives Congress, APC had polled a total of 45,876 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP polled 10, 239 votes.  Prior to this, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes against the APC’s 987,819 votes. During the supplementary elections, the media was awash with reports of violence and intimidation of voters…

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For Governor Mohammed Abubakar, a Summons to Greatness

By Yidentity RevMov For Mohammed Abubakar the Governor of Bauchi State, this must be one of the longest nights of his life. Today, Monday, 25 March 2019, the court is likely to rule on whether or not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, can proceed with collation of the result of Tafawa Balewa LG in the governorship elections in the state. If the court vacates its injunction, as many think it will do, the Governor would have played all his cards, as he fights desperately to cling to a disappearing…

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PDP Alleged Plan to Stop Buhari’s Inauguration Rattles Presidency

By Uche Mbah There appears to be palpable tension in the Presidency with allegations that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is poised to go to Court to stop Buhari’s inauguration on May 29. It will be recalled that there was a court order preventing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from completing the announcement of the remaining results in Bauchi State. In the already announced results, the PDP was said to be in the lead. The state Resident Electoral Commission, Ibrahim Abdullahi, had suspended the collation of the results in…

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Okorocha Not Yet A Senator

Rochas Okorocha

  By Oji Odu Thursday, March 14, 2019, the D-Day for the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue the Certificate of Return to winners of the March 9, 2019 Senatorial elections at the International Conference Center, Abuja at the end of the exercise, the out-going governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, whose name was earlier announced as winner of Imo West Senatorial Zone did not receive his Certificate of Return. Will the Owelle still make it as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, bearing in mind the heavy…

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Court Case: INEC Tardiness Worries Presidency

By Uche Mbah There are indications that Presidency is worried about the tardiness with which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handled the 2019 Presidential elections which, though the APC presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, was returned, has left many loose ends untied. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, with about four million votes. Later the same day after the announcement of the results, Buhari received the certificate of return as the President elect. But more than a week after the…

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Gubernatorial Elections: PDP Writes Yakubu, Seeks Improvement on Presidential Election

By Uche Mbah The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has written a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Mahmud Yakubu, on the forthcoming governorship election, listing INEC’s sins of omission and commission during the presidential elections. The Governorship elections are billed to take place nationwide on Saturday the 9th of March, 2019, after it was postponed by the electoral umpire. There has been complaints by the main opposition party, PDP, about the outcome of that election. Consequently, the party rejected…

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