Sahara Reporters Latest News Friday 1st March 2019

Sahara Reporters Latest News Friday 1st March 2019

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 01/03/19

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target=_blank>Buba Galadima Released From Custody

Buba Galadima, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been released from custody.
Galadima was said to have been arrested by security agents on Monday after a video of him surfaced, making what was considered inflammatory statements.
He was sighted at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday at a press conference addressed by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.
He was alleged to have been picked up following a video clip where he was speaking on the results of the presidential election released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to reports, the security operatives said the statement was considered to be inciting and capable of instigating violence.

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target=_blank>VIDEO: Emaciated Saraki Makes First Public Appearance After Losing Election

A few days after he lost the bid to get reelected into the red chamber of the National Assembly, Senate President Bukola Saraki made his first public appearance in Abuja on Wednesday.
Compared to his usual bubbly nature, he seemed slimmer and generally subdued.
Saraki was sighted at a press conference addressed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during which the latter rejected the result of the presidential election which declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerge winner.

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Emaciated Saraki Makes First Public Appearance After Losing Election

Saraki looked pale and slimmer, compared to his known stature. 
He declined to utter a word when prodded by journalists. This is unlike the Kwara lawmaker, who is known to always speak to the press on political issues.
Saraki lost the Kwara Central senatorial seat to Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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E2%80%99s-history target=_blank>Atiku: I already Told Abdulsalami Abubakar… This Is Worst Election In Nigeria’s History

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the just-concluded presidential election is the worst in the history of Nigeria.
Atiku said he already expressed the sentiment to Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Military Head of State who handed over to a civilian regime in 1999, adding that even the military hadn’t conducted such a shambolic election.
He has also assured his supporters of victory and appealed for calm.
He disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, in whuch he spoke on the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the election.
Atiku told his supporters that although it could take long, he is confident of victory.
“It is a long journey, but I am confident of victory. All hope is not lost. Stay strong and by the grace of God, we shall triumph,” he said.
He said in Akwa Ibom, the results showed a statistical impossibility of 62 per cent drop in the number of voters from 2015 election, even where voter registration and PVC collection rate was much higher than 2015.
His words: “You must recall that our party made this observation before the election that there were plans to implement voter operation in the opposition or PDP stronghold and voter increase in APC stronghold. This pattern was repeated in PDP strongholds, including states like Delta, Rivers, Abia and Benue.
“One begins to ask if insecurity is conducive to high voter turnout, then security is antithetical to high voter turnout. It is certainly curious that PDP’s margin of victory in states in the South-East and South-South were extremely slim across board. That again is statistical impossibility.”
He stated that the numbers declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the presidential election did not add up and was full of discrepancies, noting that “the electoral fraud perpetrated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration cannot produce a government and it does not reflect the will of Nigerians.”
He continued: “My dear Nigerians, it is for this reason that I, Atiku Abubakar, reject the results declared by INEC that declared Muhammadu Buhari as duly returned by the majority of the lawful votes.
“I am conferring with not just my party, but also with Nigerian people, that which will be revealed to the Nigerian public shortly. For my fellow Nigerians who feel angry, disillusioned and let down by the process. I appeal to you to remain calm and steadfast. Rome was not built in a day.
“This year makes it three decades I’ve been involved in Nigeria’s struggle for democracy, and this is the worst election in all those years. And I told that to General Abdulsalami, when he called me; that not even the military has conducted such a worst election.”

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target=_blank>Illegal Thumbprinting, Voter Inducement… Election Observation Platform Releases Findings

Election Observation Platform (EOP), a monitoring group hosted by the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) and the Human ad Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), has released its preliminary findings in Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
In a press statement sent to SaharaReporters on Sunday, the group listed voter inducement and illegal thumbprinting as some of the irregularities that marred the electoral processes.
The group also cited ballot snatching as one of the issues that affected smooth conduct of the polls.
The statement read: “We recorded reports of voter inducement in Abeokuta, Kano, Lagos, Kogi and Sokoto. Incidents of ballot snatching and illegal thumbprinting of ballot papers were reported in PU 014, Lugbe ward FCT, Abuja; PU 006, Ward 017,  Ogala in Eleme LGA of Rivers State; Ward 6,7 and 8 in Okrika, Rivers State; Baba Ewe Street, Okota, Lagos; PU 071, Ward A, Mushin, Lagos; Ward G1, Unit 036, Maxwell, Mushin, Lagos.
“However, several of the old challenges that featured in previous elections were again present in these Presidential and National Assembly elections. These include late arrival of election officials and materials at some polling units, resulting in the late commencement of the election processes, contributing to voters’ apprehension.
“Attempt to disrupt voting and result collation processes by thugs, persons dressed in military/police uniforms and political party agents in some places.
“Difficulties in the authentication of some registered voters due to malfunctioning of smart card readers.
“Cases of voting irregularities: unaccredited voters, multiple voting, snatching and burning of election materials and underage voting.
“Our preliminary assessment nevertheless shows that these challenges and malpractices were relatively low.”
However, the group said its observers across the 36 states of Nigeria also noted some high points in the conduct of the election.

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target=_blank>Panel Reveals How Nigeria Airways Staff Embezzled $17.6m Meant For Aircraft Purchase

Two staff of the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways, jointly diverted the sum of $17.6million meant for the payment of two aircraft, payment of commission and D-check for a Boeing 737 aircraft.
This was contained in the findings by the Justice Obiora Nwazota panel set up by the Nigerian government to probe financial diversion in the former national carrier.
The panel, which comprised eight members, submitted its whitepaper draft report to the government on May 8, 2002, and as part of its recommendations, directed the government to force Major General Olu Bajowa (rtd) and Captain Mohammed Joji to refund the sums to the government.
For instance, the committee recommended that Bajowa should refund to Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) the sum of $4.35million, which was deposited for the botched purchase of MD 11 and ATR aircraft.
The committee said despite the payment, the sum was never recovered by the airline.
The document read: “Government notes this recommendation and hereby directs Nigeria Airways Limited to recover the money from the company.”
Besides, the committee recommended that Joji, an erstwhile Managing Director of NAL to refund the sum of $9.8million to NAL as payment he made to an agency.
According to the committee, Joji allegedly paid the sum to Sabena as the commission for purchase of aircraft, but investigation by the panel revealed that Joji never made such payment by him to the company.
The government, however, accepted the recommendation, but up till date, the fund was never recovered by the government and Joji still walks the streets free.
Besides, Justice Unwazota Panel also mandated Joji to refund the sum of $3,531,358.50 being the cost of the D-check on a B737 aircraft, which was carried out by NAL in Nigeria, which he again paid for in Brazil.
“Government accepts this recommendation. The present management of Nigeria Airways Limited and the Federal Ministry of Justice should explore the possibility of recovering the money.
“For this recklessness, and those already listed against him, government hereby bans Captain Joji from holding any public office in Nigeria. The secretary to the government of the federation is hereby directed to include this decision in the next issue of the Gazette.”
Since the report was made public in 2002, a year before the liquidation of the airline, several analysts in the sector had challenged the government to implement the recommendations of that committee, but 17 years after, the government is yet to do this.
In a recent interview with our correspondent, Captain Dele Ore, former President of Aviation Round Table (ART), charged the government to revisit the recommendations of the Justice Nwazota Panel, which was primarily set up to look into the poor management of the defunct carrier.
Ore said those indicted by the panel were still walking the streets free, alleging that the indicted personnel also aided the liquidation of the airline to hide their loots. He said until the government explained the reason behind the liquidation of the former national carrier and totally pay off its entire staff, the sector would not move forward.
He said: “Justice Obiora Nwazota recommendation panel is pushed aside and we are pretending nothing has happened and we want to form another carrier. If we don’t revisit it, there will not be justice in this country. The panel indicated a looting of everything that belongs to Nigeria Airways.
“It was obvious that people were out to make sure that the airline was ground to a halt and having looted all the available assets and all that, they were the ones in the forefront of misadvising the government so that their sins would not be visited upon.
“You can liquidate it, but the spirit is still hanging around; the spirit will never die. People will continue to talk about it until justice is done. I have documents and the summary of the recommendations. It is sad if we don’t do anything about it.”

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target=_blank>EXCLUSIVE: Atiku Relying On Body Cameras From His Agents To Beat Buhari In Court

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, is confident of victory when he formally institutes an election petition case against President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), and SaharaReporters understands one major reason for this is the wide-ranging availability of video evidence to back up his claims of non-voting, voter intimidation, ballot box snatching and destruction, illegal vote cancellation and deliberate voter disenfranchisement.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Buhari the winner of the election at exactly 4:39am after polling APC 15,191,847 votes to Atiku’s 11,262,978.
However, Atiku has already rejected the result, alleging, among others, the suppression of votes in his strongholds — an action he described as “so apparent and amateurish” and one that makes him “ashamed as a Nigerian that such could be allowed to happen”.
He consequently rejected “the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election” and vowed to challenge it in court.
“We’re going to court; that’s the major thing we can do now except we’re looking towards chaos, and nobody wants chaos,” one of his associates, who requested not to be named, told SaharaReporters.
“And again, there’s a lot wrong with the election figures. Cancelled votes in Kano were over 2million; then the difference between accredited voters and actual voters is over 700,000 there as well, which shows there are a lot of discrepancies in the figures. We are still working with some of the documents, and I know that for like three days they’ve been gathering more and more.”
He also said a lot of the claims being made by Atiku and the PDP were backed up by video tapings, as the party prepared in advance for the rigging by sending agents with hidden cameras to the field.
“There are a lot of videos, of course, because there were body cameras on some of the agents that went to the polling units and ward collation centres,” he said.
“Those ones will be tendered as evidence; and there are some other ones I won’t want you to be privy to for now.
“Atiku has set forth to go to the Supreme Court, so he is not even thinking of the tribunal. Of course we’ll start with the tribunal but we know that once the tribunal gives a judgement, the President will definitely appeal against it if the judgement is against him. The game plan Atiku has given us is for the Supreme Court. He is going all out; he is going totally for it. Atiku is not someone that will start something and will stop halfway without seeing it off till the very end. He’s going all out.”
In furtherance to his earlier rejection of the result, Atiku is set to address a press conference any moment from now.

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E2%80%98-war-has-ended%E2%80%99-%E2%80%94-nigerians-react-buhari%E2%80%99s-reelection target=_blank>‘The War Has Ended’ — Nigerians React To Buhari’s Reelection

Just before dawn on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the presidential election conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
Polling 15,191,847 votes, Buhari beat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 11,262,978 votes.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), followed that declaration up by presenting certificates of return to Buhari and his second-in-command, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday afternoon.
The news of APC’s victory has generated a mix of reactions. In fact, Atiku has also rejected the outcome of the election, stating that the process was a “sham”.
Nigerians have also taken to social media to express their feelings on Buhari’s reelection.
On the Streets of Twitter
@ObaJaiyeoba wrote: “How can someone who never contemplated the possibility of losing be deeply humbled? You said you would congratulate yourself.”
@eureka4eva wrote: “You’re loved Bubu! @Mbuhari”
@juoritse simply wrote: “After rigging!”
While @KateOnyinyechi1 wrote: “Humble indeed! Still wondering how parents will buy certificate for their kid and still be proud enough to celebrate the kid.”
@IGBINEDIONKENNY wrote: “If PDP in their 16 years had built a good electioneering institution, they too would have benefited from it now. This is a lesson even to APC…”
@SisiOnye wrote: “Just keep quiet!!! We did not vote him. You APC power hungry people forced him back on us by rigging the election and taking the lives of the innocents. You people are ruling yourselves.”
On Facebook
Ikharo Grant Fargo wrote: “Atiku never had genuine supporters. He just inherited Buhari’s haters. Congratulations, Mr. President…Best of luck to #AtikuObi 
Agunloko Wole Wilson wrote: “If he could rig WAEC Result, who is INEC? Next Level loaded…”
Gabriel Eniola Samuel wrote: “I voted for Atiku. Not that I hate you, but I wanted changes in government. However, congratulations, and I wish you successful tenure in office.”
Mohammedrabiu Abdullahi wrote: “The war has come to an end! Congratulations Nigerians!!! INEC, you really tried. God bless you.”

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E2%80%99s-44-igbo-presidency-2023-now-non-negotiable-fredrick-nwabufo target=_blank>With Buhari’s 4+4, Igbo Presidency In 2023 Is Now Non-Negotiable By Fredrick Nwabufo

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Nation-building is not perfunctory; it is deliberate, planned and decisive. 
A country as enormous, diverse and delicate as Nigeria cannot evolve organically when a part of it is marooned and confined in the fringes of political exclusion. The argument has always been, “the Igbo are not ready”, and “they are not playing the right politics”. But this argument is classically insipid and hollow.
Some people have also argued that the Igbo are “putting their eggs in one basket”.  This is also a moot point. The Igbo are no different from the Yoruba, the Hausa and the Fulani in the game of politics.
A plethora of interests has always driven the politics of these ethnic groups. If we are agreed that interest is the highest common factor in the political calculations of these groups, then we cannot berate the Igbo for choosing to swing whichever way they want to.
For example, the south-west was measured in its vote for Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, but the south-east was generous in its vote for him. And in 2003, the south-west was unwilling to support Obasanjo, but the south-east adopted him, and even voted more for him than for its leader, the late Odumegwu Ojukwu.
The point is, the various ethnic groups have always played the politics of interest. The political exclusion of the Igbo is not because “they are not playing the right politics”, it is rather because of systemic strait-jacketing.
Since 1999, the highest position an Igbo has occupied is “senate president”, a position which the group even lost in 2015, and if we are to go back to the second republic, “vice-president”. Obviously, this is a political chasm. We cannot pontificate on unity when this nagging political sequestration exists.
Really, at this time, it will be hypocritical to discountenance ethnic distribution in choosing the next president in a country that is much fractured and that is unhealing from years of in-fighting.
Also, it will be ludicrous to reduce this important issue to ethnic exhibitionism. We cannot submerge this conversation, no matter how tenuous and irritating it is. We must “jaw jaw”. 
I believe healing will begin for Nigerians when political justice is seen to have been done to all. At that point we can build a country defiant to disunity. But political justice must be done to all first to get to this stage.
In the name of all that binds us as a country, we must begin now to work for a “red cap with an asi-agu” in Aso villa in 2023. 
Nigeria is for all of us, and we must work towards a society where justice breathes in the busy streets of Aba; where it hovers across the brown roofs of Ibadan, and where it strolls on the fine sands of Sokoto.
 
Fredrick is a media personality.
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target=_blank>TABLE: Amosun In, Ajimobi, Saraki Out… Winners And Losers Of The Senatorial Election

Nigerians are still lost in the frenzy of celebration and oppsotion to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the 2019 presidential poll, and it is understandable. But Buhari and Atiku Abubakar are not the only centres of attention from Saturday’s vote.
Prominent poiticians are still smarting from their ouster from the upper legislative chamber or their failures to get inside in the first place, while others, some having caused some unlike upsets, are in bullish mood.
From Senate President Bukola Saraki to outgong Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his Oyo State counterpart Abiola Ajimobi, below is a compilation of the losers and winners of the 2019 senatorial election.

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Name
Party
Votes
Winner/Loser

1
Ibikunle Amosun
All Progressives Congress (APC)
88,110
Winner

2
Solomon Sanyaolu
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
33,276
Loser

3
Dino Melaye
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
85,395
Winner

4
Smart Adeyemi
All Progressives Congress (APC)
66,901
Loser

5
Ibrahim Oloriegbe
All Progressives Congress (APC)
72,277
Winner

6
Bukola Saraki
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
38,919
Loser

7

Ifeanyi Ubah

Young Progressive Party (YPP)
87,081
Winner

8
Chris Uba
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
62,462
Loser

9
Halliru Jika
All Progressives Congress (APC)
120,871
Winner

10
Bappah Aliyu
Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
66,024
Loser

11
Bassey Albert
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
147,731
Winner

12
Bassey Etim
All Progressives Congress (APC)
60, 930
Loser

13
Adenigba Fadahunsi
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
114,893
Winner

14
Ajibola Famurewa
All Progressives Congress (APC)
105,720
Loser

15
Kola Balogun
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
105,720
Winner

16
Abiola Ajimobi
All Progressive Congress
13,502
Loser

17
Ayo Akinyelure  
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
67,994
Winner

18
Tayo Alasoadura
All Progressives Congress (APC)
58,092
Loser 1

19
Olusegun Mimiko
Zenith Labour Party
56,628
Loser 2

20 
Rochas Okorocha
All Progressives Congress (APC)
97,762
Winner

21
Jones Onyereri
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
63,117
Loser

22
Ike Ekweremadu
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
86,088
Winner

23
Juliet Ibekaku-Nwaugwu

All Progressives Congress (APC)

15,187
Loser

24
Stella Oduah
People’s Democratic Party
113 989
Winner

25
Emmanuel Chinedu
All Progressives Grand Alliance
59,937
Loser

26
Teslim Kolawole Folarin
All Progressive Congress (APC)
91,080
Winner

27
Oyebisi Ilaja
Peoples Democratic Party
83,600
Loser

28
Sa’idu Alkali
All Progressives Congress
152,546
Winner

29
Ibrahim Dankwambo
Peoples Democratic Party
88,016
Loser

30
Senator Uche Ekwunife
Peoples Democratic Party
18,412
Winner

31
Victor Umeh
All Progressives Congress
14,403
Loser

32
Ibrahim Hassan
All Progressives Congress
184,185
Winner

33
Ubale Shittu
Peoples Democratic Party
103,039
Loser

34
Abdullahi Kabir Barkiya
All Progressives Congress
340,800
Winner

35
Hamisu Gambo
Peoples Democratic Party
124,372
Loser

36
Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya
All Progressives Congress
53,512
Winner

37
Usman Muhd Adamu
Peoples Democratic Party
39,586
Loser

38
Ahmed Babba Kaita
All Progressives Congress
339,438
Winner

39
Mani Nasarawa 
Peoples Democratic Party
127,529
Loser

40
Lola Ashiru
All Progressives Congress (APC)
89, 704
Winner

41
Rafiu Ibrahim
Peoples Democratic Party
45,176
Loser

42
Ajayi Boroffice
All Progressives Congress
53,199
Winner

43
Tunji Abayomi
Action Alliance
43,100
Loser

44
Opeyemi Bamidele
All Progressives Congress
94,279
Winner

45
Obafemi Adewale
Peoples Democratic Party
48,707
Loser

46
Danjuma Tella Laah
People Democratic Party
268, 923
Winner

47
Barnabas Bala Bantex
All Progressives Congress
133, 287
Loser

48
Prince Dayo Adeyeye
All Progressives Congress
77, 621
Winner

49
Biodun Olujimi
Peoples Democratic Party
53, 741
Loser

50
Muhammad Danjuma Goje
All Progressives Congress
110,116
Winner

51
Nasiru Abubakar Nono
Peoples Democratic Party
39,155
Loser

52
Olubunmi Adetumbi
All Progressives Congress
60, 689
Winner

53
Duro Faseyi
Peoples Democratic Party
49, 209
Loser

54
Francis Fadahunsi
Peoples Democratic Party
115,893
Winner

55
Jibola Famurewa
All Progressives Congress
105,720
Loser

56
Ajibola Bashiru
All Progressives Congress
132,821
Winner

57
Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa
Peoples Democratic Party
106,779
Loser

58
Comrade Abba Moro
Peoples Democratic Party
88,192
Winner

59
Steve Lawani
All Progressives Congress
29,901
Loser

60
Oluremi Tinubu
All Progressives Congress
131,735
Winner

61
Onitiri David
Peoples Democratic Party
89,107
Loser

62
Abdullahi Adamu
All Progressives Congress
115,298
Winner

63
Bala Ahmed Aliyu
Peoples Democratic Party
85,615
Loser

64
Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
All Progressives Congress
161,420
Winner

65
Muhammad Sani Duba
Peoples Democratic Party
77,109
Loser

66
Bima Mohammed Enagi
All Progressives Congress
160,614
Winner

67
Shehu Baba Agaie
Peoples Democratic Party
90,978
Loser

68
Mohammed Sani Musa
All Progressives Congress
229,415
Winner

69
Umaru Almakura
All Progressives Congress
113,156
Winner

70
Suleiman Adokwe
Peoples Democratic Party
104,595
Loser

71
Suleiman Abdu Kwari
All Progressives Congress
411,497
Winner

72
Suleiman Hunkuyi
Peoples Democratic Party
181,955
Loser

73
Peter Nwaoboshi
Peoples Democratic Party
186,423
Winner

74
Doris Oboh
All Progressives Congress
36,350
Loser

75
Alhaji Yakubu Oseni
All Progressives Congress
76,120
Winner

76
Natasha Akpoti
Social Democratic Party
48,326
Loser

77
Ishiaku Cliff
Peoples Democratic Party
7933 (a figure missing)
Winner

78
Binta Masi Garba
All Progressives Congress
63,219
Loser

79
Aishatu Dahiru Binani
All Progressives Congress
188,526
Winner

80
Binta Garba
Peoples Democratic Party
96,530
Loser

81
Binos Yero
Peoples Democratic Party
164,741
Winner

82
Ahmad MoAllayidi
All Progressives Congress
118,129
Loser

83
Ibrahim Shekarau
All Progressives Congress
506, 271
Winner

84
Aliyu Sani-Madawakingini
Peoples Democratic Party
276, 768
Loser

85
Ovie Omo-Agege
All Progressives Congress
111,100
Winner

86
Everlyn Oboro
Peoples Democratic Party
99,422
Loser

87
Emmanuel Bwacha
Peoples Democratic Party
96,352
Winner

88
Ishaya Bauka
All Progressives Congress
51,971
Loser

89
Philip Aduda
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
263,055
Winner

90
Jisalo Zephaniah
All Progressives Congress
148,401
Loser

91
James Manager
Peoples Democratic Party
258,812
Winner

92
Emmanuel Uduaghan
All Progressives Congress
125,776
Loser

93
Uba Sani
All Progressives Congress
355,242
Winner

94
Shehu Sani
Peoples Redemption Party
70,613
Loser

95
Orji Uzor Kalu
All Progressives Congress
31,203
Winner

96
Mao Ohuabunwa
Peoples Redemption Party

20,801

Loser

97
Lawal Yahaya Gumau /Ibrahim Zailani
All Progressives Congress
250,725
Winner

98
Garba Dahiru
Peoples Democratic Party
175,527
Loser

99
Aliyu Wamakko
All Progressives Congress
172,980
Winner

100
Ahmed Muhammad-Maccido
Peoples Democratic Party
138,922
Loser

101
Adamu Aliero
All Progressives Congress
232,000
Winner

102
Shehu Abubakar
Peoples Democratic Party
75,638
Loser

103
Ali Ndume
All Progressives Congress
300,637
Winner

104
Kudla Haske
Peoples Democratic Party
84,608
Loser

105
Lere Oriolowo
All Progressives Congress
102,147
Winner

106
Lere Oyewumi
Peoples Democratic Party
97,294
Loser

107
George Akume
Peoples Democratic Party
157,726
Winner

108
Emmanuel Orker Jev
All Progressives Congress
115,422
Loser

109

Akon Eyakenyi

Peoples Democratic Party

122,412

Winner

110

Danladi Sankara

All Progressives Congress

286, 655

Loser

111

Barau Jibril-Maliya

All Progressives Congress

286,419

Winner

112

Ahmed Garba-Bichi

Peoples Democratic Party

155, 638

Loser

113

Kabiru Gaya

All Progressives Congress

319,004

Winner

114

Alhaji Abdullahi Sani-Rogo

Peoples Democratic Party

217,520

Loser

115

Bayo Osinowo

All Progressives Congress

18,728

Winner

116
Abiodun Oyefusi
Peoples Democratic Party

13,134

Loser

117

Solomon Adeola (Yayi)

All Progressives Congress

323,817

Winner

118

Gbadebo Rhodes

Peoples Democratic Party

243,516

Loser

119

Abdulfatai Buhari

All Progressives Congress

107, 703

Winner

120

Mulikat Akande Adeola

Peoples Democratic Party

89, 365

Loser

121

Theodore Orji

Peoples Democratic Party

55,461

Winner

122

Nkechi Nwaogu

All Progressives Congress

29,860

Loser

123

Kashim Shettima

All Progressives Congress

342, 898

Winner

124

Abba Aji

Peoples Democratic Party

75, 506

Loser

125

Umar Suleiman Sadiq

All Progressives Congress

98, 170

Winner

126

Zakari Mohammed

Peoples Democratic Party

33, 364

Loser

127
Lekan Mustapha
All Progressives Congress
85,761
Winner

128
Ayoola Sosanwo
Peoples Democratic Party
83,528
Loser

129
Tolu Odebiyi
All Progressives Congress
58,452
Winner

130
Olusegun Gbeleyi
Allied Peoples Movement
48,611
Loser

131
Bello Mandiya
All Progressives Congress
433,139
Winner

132
Shehu Inuwa Imam
Peoples Democratic Party
158,081
Loser

133
Abubakar  Kyari
All Progressives Congress
75,565
Winner

134
Isa Lawan Kangar
Peoples Democratic Party
35, 123
Loser

135
Michael Ama Nnachi
Peoples Democratic Party
103,751
Winner

136
Nweze Onu
All Progressives Congress
19,663
Loser

137
Sam Egwu
Peoples Democratic Party
80,711
Winner

138
Matthias Adum
All Progressives Congress
38,375
Loser

139
Obinna Ogba
Peoples Democratic Party
62,452
Winner

140
Julius Ucha
All Progressives Congress
46,676
Loser

141
Mohammed Sabo
All Progressives Congress
224,543
Winner

142
Mustapha Sule Lamido
Peoples Democratic Party
143,611
Loser

143
Ikira Bilbis
All Progressives Congress
94,792
Winner

144
Hassan Muhammad
Peoples Democratic Party​
54,859​​
Loser

145
Hezekiah Dimka​
All Progressives Progress​
149,457​
Winner

146
David Paradang​
Peoples Democratic Party​​
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INEC Presents Certificates Of Return To Buhari, Osinbajo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates of return to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
APC won the presidential election with 15,191,847 votes against 11,262,968 votes secured by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The certificates were presented to the duo by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman.
Buhari and Osinbajo were present at the event, which held at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon, alongside their wives.
Speaking at the event, Buhari said: “I wish to congratulate all the presidential candidates and their teams for a hard fought campaign. We may have had different views during the campaign but the one thing most of us had in common is the love for our country.
“I therefore want to assure we will continue to engage all parties that have the best interest of Nigerians at heart.
“Our government will remain inclusive and our doors will remain open.” 

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