Sahara Reporters Latest News Tuesday 26th February 2019

Sahara Reporters Latest News Tuesday 26th February 2019

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target=_blank>WATCH LIVE: INEC Announces Election Result Of 2019 Presidential Election

The announcement of results at the National Collation Center Abuja
 

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target=_blank>Parallel Vote Count

As INEC announces results, join the parallel live count through this link.
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target=_blank>I Let Go In The Interest Of Peace, Says Ajimobi On Losing Senatorial Bid

Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing Governor of Oyo State, has accepted the outcome of National Assembly election result, in which he lost his bid to represent Oyo South senatorial district.
Ajimobi lost to Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The two-term Governor lost to Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ajimobi polled 92,579 votes, while Balogun secured 105,720 votes.
The PDP candidate won in Ibadan North, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan North-East, Ibarapa North and Ibarapa East, while Ajimobi won in Ibarapa Central, Ibadan South-West and Ido Local Government Areas.
A statement by Bolaji Tunji, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, on Monday, thanked the people of Oyo State for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also congratulated the APC and its candidates in the state, who picked nine out of the available 14 Federal Constituency seats and two out of the three senatorial seats.
Ajimobi said: “We appreciate our people for coming out last Saturday, which led to APC winning two, out of the three senatorial and nine out of the 14 Federal Constituency, seats in the state.
“The victory has shown the unassailable leadership of the APC in Oyo State. It has also shown that our people are appreciative of the developmental strides of the APC in the state and the country at large.
“We have taken Oyo State to an unprecedented level in terms of massive infrastructural renewal. Most importantly, we have ensured peace in the state.”
Speaking on the loss of the chance to represent the APC in the Senate, he added: “The results of the Oyo South Senatorial District election have been released by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) indicating that I lost to the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) candidate.
“I hereby accept the result as announced. Although there were a number of grievous infractions and established electoral malpractices, I have decided to let go in the interest of peace. I, therefore, congratulate the declared winner, Hon Kola Balogun and our APC Senators-elect, Abdulfatai Buhari and Teslim Folarin.
“If I lose the ticket and the party was able to gain, then it is nothing to feel sad about. APC has done well but we can always do better. If we won two out of the three Senatorial seats and we picked nine out of 14 federal constituency seats, then we should congratulate ourselves.
“To the teeming members and supporters of our party who came out in their thousands to show their preference for the APC, I thank and urge you to keep the faith especially as we look forward to the governorship and the House of Assembly elections.
“With the impressive results we currently have, we should proudly go forth with greater sense of confidence and unity of purpose. Let us work together to ensure victory for our governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, and all our candidates for the House of Assembly.”

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target=_blank>BREAKING: Atiku Falls To Buhari In Lagos By Over 132,000 Votes

Atiku Aubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), has lost the presidential election in Lagos to President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by a whopping 132,000 votes.
At the end of final results collation and announcement from all the 20 local governments in Lagos, Buhari polled 580, 825 votes while Atiku recorded 448, 015.
The result leaves Atiku with more gap to make up on Buhari. Before Lagos was announced, Atiku was behind Buhari by 476,703 in the six states and the FCT already officially announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, having polled 1,530,128 votes to Buhari’s 2,006,831.
The six states officially declared so far at the INEC national collation centre are Gombe, Kogi, Osun, Nasarawa, Kwara, Ekiti, plus the FCT.
 

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target=_blank>US Lawmaker Worried That Nigeria’s Presidential Election Results ‘Are Being Tampered With’

Christopher Henry Smith, a US representative and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, has expressed concerns about the credibility of the Nigeria’s presidential election.
This was contained in a statement issued by the US representative on Sunday.
Smith said officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in states like Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Abia are under pressure to alter election results.
He said: “Yesterday, Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. To avoid any manipulation of the tally, it is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announce without delay actual results — which are certified by party agents and observers — at each polling unit as the vote is tabulated.
“Well-placed sources report that in some states and localities — including Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia — INEC commissioners are receiving enormous pressure to alter poll results.  This must not be allowed to happen.
“The eyes of the United States, of Africa, and the world are upon Nigeria and INEC. I also ask Secretary Michael Pompeo to hold accountable anyone who seeks to cheat the Nigerian people — who have waited patiently — of their vote or foments violence.”

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target=_blank>BREAKING: PDP Raises Boko Haram, Herdsmen Questions As Atiku Beats Buhari Soundly In Adamawa

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), soundly defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, securing 410,266 votes to his opponent’s 378,072.
However, after the figures were announced one local government after another, the APC agent rejected Atiku’s victory in three local governments — Numan, Michika and Madagali — arguing that since the first had been plagued by herdsmen and the other two by Boko Haram, it was impossible to get such huge population of voters with Permanent Voter cards (PVCs).
He insisted that the results were made up. However, he did not have the support of other political parties.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), meanwhile, has already accepted the result and is on the verge of making an official declaration of the winner at state level.
FULL RESULTS BELOW
Hong LGA
APC 20,471
PDP 23,039
 
Ganye LGA
APC 20,360
PDP 17,770
 
Guyuk LGA
APC 10,825
PDP 22,059
 
Lamurde LGA
APC 8,123
PDP 21,404
 
Yola South LGA
APC 34,534
PDP 20,414
 
Mubi South LGA
APC 19,361
PDP 10,514
 
Mubi North LGA
APC 26,746
PDP 23,156
 
SHELLENG LGA
APC 13,531
PDP 11,912
 
Girei LGA
APC 17,765
PDP 14,673
 
Yola North LGA
APC 43,865
PDP 27,789
 
Numan LGA
APC 10,610
PDP 23,469
 
Demsa LGA
APC 6,989
PDP 29,997
 
Mayo- Belwa LGA
APC 20,842
PDP 23,734
 
Madagali LGA
APC 8,208
PDP 14,594
 
Maiha LGA
APC 17,034
PDP 7,916
 
Song LGA 
APC 17,350
PDP 22,648
 
Fufore LGA
APC 29,507
PDP 16,430
 
Gombi LGA
APC 12,805
PDP 18172
 
Jada LGA
APC 21,332
PDP 22,877
 
Michika LGA
APC 10,669
PDP 32,085
 
Toungo LGA
APC 7,145
PDP 5,614

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target=_blank>Dogara Thanks Supporters For Helping Him Break Re-Election Jinx Plaguing Senate Presidents, Speakers

Yakubu Dogara, the incumbent Speaker of the House of Representatives, has issued a victory statement after he secured a return to the House of Representatives.
The lawmaker, representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, shared the statement on Twitter on Sunday.
He dedicated his victory to God and members of his constituency, whom he thanked for helping him break the jinx of the failure of presiding officers of the Senate and House of reps to secure re-election..
He wrote: “I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace-loving and resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency who defied all odds to return me to @HouseNGR for an unprecedented 4th term.
“By their uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face of unwarranted provocation, threat and intimidation and attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces, they have made history today in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the @HouseNGR since 1st Assembly as no presiding officer (both Speaker & Deputy  Speaker) has ever been re-elected to the House.
“Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi State to return a member to @HouseNGR for fourth consecutive term.
“Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible.”
Dogara polled 73,609 votes to defeat Dalhatu Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 50,078 votes.

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target=_blank>BREAKING: Bayelsa PDP Supporters Protest Against INEC For ‘Accepting Fake Results’ From Two LGs

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State are marching to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, over an allegation that the commission accepted fake results from Nembe/Bassambiri, and parts of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA).
Thousands of youth have taken to the streets in Yenagoa to protest alleged election malpractices in the recently-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Bearing placards that carried messages about ballot box snatching and election fraud, the youth converged on the Peace Park opposite the Government House, before marching to the INEC office on Swale road.
However, they were stopped at the Imgbi roundabout leading to the INEC office by security operatives comprising policemen and soldiers.
About four armoured vehicles were stationed at the Imgbi roundabout.

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target=_blank>JUST IN: Atiku Fails To Defeat Buhari In Any Of 34 Kano LGAs So Far

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won, according to the results announced from 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) so far in Kano.
According to the current figures, Buhari is leading with about 800,000 votes against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
So far, PDP has not secured a single victory in any of the collated 34 LGAs in Kano State.
Kano has 44 LGAs.

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BREAKING: Atiku Beats Buhari By A Wide Margin In Enugu

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), floored President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State by a wide margin.
According to figures exclusively obtained from the state by SaharaReporters, Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a meagre 54,423 votes, against 355,553 votes secured by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Total votes cast were 451,063, while the figure for rejected votes is 30,049.

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