Kano election outcomes
There may be uncertainty surrounding yesterday’s Kano State supplementary governorship election after the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) suspended the collation of outcomes following a disruption of the method by hoodlums. LeaderShip studies
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Riskuwa Shehu, introduced the suspension of collation early this morning citing the invasion of Nasarawa Native authorities collation centre by thugs.
Briefing journalists, observers and occasion representatives on the State INEC workplace, Shehu stated: “As we had been ready to reconvene with the intention to proceed with the collation, we heard a disturbing report that simply as they had been about to conclude, outcomes collation in Nasarawa native authorities had been disrupted and the outcome sheet torn away and there was a variety of commotion and the police needed to rescue some folks.
“As it’s now, we don’t have the outcome and even the E. O. (Electoral Officer) needed to be rescued. Fortunately, nothing occurred to him. He was saved from the disaster
“However the intention of the fee is that we’re going to check with our main and secondary knowledge of outcomes that had been collated from the polling models in addition to the ward stage.
“After we get the ends in the presence of all of the representatives of political events, we’ll regenerate the outcomes and we’ll affirm these which can be acceptable inside our legal guidelines and tips and those who should be cancelled as a result of the cardboard readers should be known as effectively.
“Based mostly on that, we could have real outcomes and we’ll full the collation for the state governorship election,” he stated.
Early outcomes from the areas by which the re-run election was held in Kano State confirmed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC and Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the PDP had been working one another shut.
Yesterday’s election held in 208 polling models in 29 native governments with 128,831 voters.
The PDP candidate had polled 1,014,474 votes in the course of the first election, whereas the APC scored 987,819 votes, leaving a distinction of 26,655 votes.
PDP Urges INEC To Declare Its Candidate Winner In Kano
In the meantime, the opposition PDP has known as on INEC to right away declare its candidate, Abba Okay. Yusuf, winner of the Kano State governorship election, as he had scored the very best variety of lawful votes and secured the statutory 25 per cent in two-thirds of the state.
The occasion insisted, in a press release yesterday, that no legitimate polling held on the March 23 Kano supplementary elections and subsequently no figures might be fabricated from the train to displace Abba Yusuf’s main margin of over 26, 000 votes.
In line with the assertion signed by the PDP nationwide publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “INEC is already conscious that its supplementary election in Kano was utterly disrupted by thugs contracted by the APC, who invaded polling models and chased away voters. The fee subsequently can not settle for fabricated figures being bandied by the APC as outcomes from the scuttled rerun.
“The folks of Kano State have since made up their minds to have Abba Yusuf as their governor and any try by anyone to subvert their will, as already expressed within the March 9 substantive ballot, will certainly entice the legit anger of the plenty.
“We subsequently name on INEC to right away do the needful by respecting the desire of the folks as freely expressed on March 9 and announce Abba Yusuf, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Get together, because the winner of the election, having fulfilled the calls for of Part 179 (2) of the 1999 Structure (as amended),” the occasion stated.
Additionally, nationwide management of the PDP has backed the calls for on the IINEC to cancel the March 23 Kano State Supplementary election following the disruption of polls and bloodletting by the APC.
The PDP, in a press release by its nationwide publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated all materials details on the supplementary election in Kano State confirmed that rampaging APC thugs violently took over polling models, attacked and chased away voters and engaged in huge thumb-printing and poll stuffing for the APC.
The assertion added, “INEC is already conscious that the Police arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Particular Duties, Muktar Yakasai, alongside APC thugs he led to disrupt election in Yelwa in Dala Native Authorities space of the state.
“Additionally INEC is already conscious of how APC thugs attacked voters in polling models in Gama space of Kano state throughout which 4 PDP members had been feared killed and lots of extra injured earlier than they carted away poll packing containers for stuffing for the APC,” the assertion alleged.
The PDP additional cautioned INEC to notice that on this circumstance, any outcomes they arrive out with from this “convoluted electoral course of might be a sham and can absolutely be rejected by the folks of Kano State.
“It’s utterly reprehensible that the APC and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje would resort to violence and bloodletting as a way to try to carry on to energy after they’ve been rejected by the folks,” the occasion added.
APC Wins Plateau
The incumbent governor and APC candidate in Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong was this morning declared winner of the rerun election within the state.
Within the outcome introduced this morning by INEC, Lalong scored 595,582 votes to defeat Senator Jeremiah Useni of the PDP who received 546,813 votes.
With this Lalong has secured a second time period in workplace.
Collation Officer Shot In Benue
It was a tragic expertise for a neighborhood authorities collation officer for Gboko Native Authorities Space, Consolation Dooshima, as she was shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State.
Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer on the College of Agriculture, was on her solution to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to current outcomes from the native authorities.
She was rushed to the Benue State College Educating Hospital.
Benue is one among 5 states the place supplementary governorship elections had been held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano.
LEADERSHIP Sunday studies that Governor Samuel Ortom of the PDP was cruising to victory from the outcomes to date collated.
Outcomes of the supplementary governorship ballot in Benue State introduced to date indicated that the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom, was main within the 16 out of the 22 native governments affected.
Of the 16 native governments to date introduced, the PDP candidate had polled a complete of 11,166 to beat his closest opponent, APC’s Emmanuel Jime who scored a complete of 6,420 votes. Outcomes from six native authorities had been pending.
LEADERSHIP Sunday remembers that out of the 23 native governments of the state, the supplementary governorship polls had been to be held in 22 LGs and 9 for state Home of Meeting seats.
Within the first spherical of the election held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, Ortom had polled 410,576 votes in opposition to Jime’s 329,022 votes, main the later with a margin of 81,554 votes.
The election was nevertheless declared inconclusive and yesterday was fastened by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee for the conclusion of supplementary elections.
Gun Assault On Inec Officers In Makurdi
In the meantime, unknown gunmen had been reported to have attacked the convoy of INEC personnel returning to Makurdi collation centre from Gboko native authorities after the governorship and state meeting supplementary polls.
The assault, in line with the Resident Commissioner, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, befell in Tarka native authorities the place he stated the Gboko native authorities collation officer for the governorship election, Professor Consolation Tuleun was hit by bullets. In line with him, the sufferer is at the moment receiving remedy at an undisclosed hospital.
Whereas condemning the dastardly act, Dr Yilwatda known as on safety companies to work around the clock to apprehend the miscreants.
Additionally, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)for Benue, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, has confirmed the assault on the fee’s convoy on Gboko-Makurdi highway by unknown gunmen on Saturday night time.
Yilwatda informed Journalists within the early hours of Sunday on the INEC headquarters Makurdi, that the Returning Officer for the Governorship supplementary polls in Gboko, Prof. Consolation Tuleun was hit by a bullet in the course of the assault.
”At about 8:30pm this night an assault was launched on a convoy of INEC personnel returning to Makurdi Collation Centre from Gboko LGA after the shut of the Governorship and State Meeting Supplementary polls by unknown gunmen.
”In the middle of the assault on the convoy together with INEC everlasting and advert hoc employees in addition to safety companies at Tarka LGA, Prof. Consolation Tuleun, the Gboko LGA Collation Officer for the governorship election was hit by bullets and she or he is at the moment receiving remedy.
”The wounded collation officer is from the Federal College of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM).
”INEC regrets this unlucky incident and calls on safety companies to work tirelessly to apprehend these miscreants and convey them to judgment.
”In the meantime, because of this incident, the fee has no selection however to nominate Dr Joseph Mother of FUAM to interchange the wounded official.”
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