Nigeria Decides: Live 2019 presidential election results from State Collation Centres

As the National Collation Center opens by 6:00pm on Sunday in Abuja, results from yesterday’s presidential election across the 36 states and Abuja are expected to trickle in.

Four years ago, history was made at the Centre where the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, announced the then opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the presidential election, defeating then incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Will history repeat itself in 2019 as President Buhari is facing keen challenge from opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.

Stay tuned for live 2019 presidential election results from State Collation Centers:

Source:http://dailypost.ng/2019/02/24/nigeria-decides-live-2019-presidential-election-results-state-collation-centres/

BREAKING: Nigeria Election Result: INEC postpones announcement of presidential results

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the official announcement of collation of presidential results.

INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood announced this during a press briefing at the ICC, Abuja.

According to him, “The INEC National Collation Center has adjourned results proceedings to resume 11am on Monday

“Collation of results has been postponed till tomorrow 25th February. To open by 11:00AM at the international conference center.”

Source:http://dailypost.ng/2019/02/24/breaking-nigeria-election-result-inec-postpones-announcement-presidential-results/

Nigeria Election: Hoodlums attack PDP Senator

Senator Suleiman Adokwe, representing Nasarawa South Senatorial Zone, was attacked by hoodlums on Sunday in Lafia.

Adokwe, the Senate Committee Chairman on Information, said he was attacked at St. Williams Primary School Lafia, the collation Centre for Gayam Ward.

The senator said the incident occurred when he went out to see what was happening following a report from his agents that government officials were seen at the collation centre trying to influence the result of the polls.

He said all through Saturday night, he had also been getting reports of ballot stealing and stuffing across the zone.

“When my agent at the Gayam Ward collation Centre, Lafia, called to intimate me at about 1:00 p.m. of the presence of some state government officials there, I decided to go there and see things for myself.

“On sighting me, some hoodlums around the centre started shouting that I should go away, that I was not from Lafia and as such I did not belong there.

“Before I could understand what was happening, they started rushing at me with clubs, stones, and spear.

“It took divine intervention for me to escape with my life.

“He decried the violent dimension the electoral process was taking in the state and called on the Police to act accordingly,” he said.

Adokwe, however, said he had reported the attempt on his life to the Police.

Commissioner of Police in the state Bola Longe, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the senator called to inform him of the incident.

Longe promised to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to justice.

He reiterated the commitment of the Police to providing maximum security to all law abiding citizens of the state.

He said the police was not relenting, especially at this period of elections.

“You can see that our men have been everywhere to ensure security of lives and property.

“I had to personally lead a patrol to various parts of the state till about 2:00 a.m. this morning,” Longe added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adokwe, who is seeking his fourth term at the senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is being challenged by Gov. Umaru Al-Makura, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Source:http://dailypost.ng/2019/02/24/nigeria-election-hoodlums-attack-pdp-senator/

Buhari Loses At Governor Ambode’s Ward In Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential Candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has won the election in Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State ward in Epe, polling 2,511 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of APC, who got 2,367 votes.

Mr Adelaja Odukoya, the INEC Collation Officer, announced the results at INEC collation centre, Iraye, Epe, on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ambode was able to win his Polling Unit 033, Ogunmodede College in Ajaganabe Area, Ward A5, Epe, where APC polled 131 votes as against PDP who got 116 votes.

Also, the PDP Senatorial Candidate, Abiodun Oyefusi, defeated the APC Candidate, Bayo Oshinowo, by 71 votes, with PDP polling 2,557 votes, while APC had 2,488 votes.

The PDP candidate for the House of Representatives, Oye Ayantuga, got 2,597 votes, while Wale Raji of APC polled 2,438 votes.

At Ward 2, Epe, all the PDP candidates also defeated their APC counterparts.

Announcing the results, INEC Collation Officer, Mr Samsideen Jagbojagbo, said Atiku of PDP polled 1,044 votes, while President Buhari of APC had 824 votes.

The PDP Senatorial Candidate, Abiodun Oyefusi, got 1,087 as against Bayo Oshinowo of APC, who polled 935.

Oye Ayantuga, the PDP Candidate for House of Representatives, polled 1,023 votes while his counterpart, Wale Raji, had 855 votes. (NAN)

Source:https://www.tori.ng/news/116972/buhari-loses-at-governor-ambodes-ward-in-lagos.html

Nigeria Decides: Reno Omokri reacts as Atiku’s campaign spokesman, Buba Galadima is whisked away

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the whisking away of Buba Galadima, a spokesman for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation.

DAILY POST had reported that Galadima was reportedly whisked away by masked security operatives on Sunday.

Reacting, Omokri in a post on his Twitter page, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of demanding for the arrest of Galadima.

“@OfficialAPCNg demands arrest of Buba Galadima at 1PM. DSS arrests him at 2PM. Nigerians are no fools.

“The voice of satan and the hand of lucifer. DSS should just change their name to Armed Wing of APC.

“How many people will they arrest before seeing the handwriting on the wall?”

Source:http://dailypost.ng/2019/02/24/nigeria-decides-reno-omokri-reacts-atikus-campaign-spokesman-buba-galadima-whisked-away/

Collation underway as INEC ad hoc staff killed, another arrested

ABUJA- The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it would this evening commence the announcement of results of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, saying in Ekiti, the process had since been concluded and the State Collation Officer was being expected in Abuja.

INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this Sunday in Abuja while giving an update on the conduct of the elections.

“Meanwhile, collation of results from yesterday’s elections continue nationwide. Almost all the states have concluded RA Collation and are now collating results at the LGA level. Some have commenced state level collation. We expect the state collation officers for the Presidential elections to start arriving at the National Collation Centre later today and early morning tomorrow. Accordingly, the National Collation Centre will be officially declared open today at 6pm. Collation will commence as soon as the results arrive from the states. On this note, I wish to state that Ekiti state has already concluded the process. The state collation officer for the Presidential election is, as we speak, on his way to Abuja with the result of the Presidential election for Ekiti”, he said.

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According to him, the collation officer has also made returns in the National Assembly elections in Ekiti state.

He said though the commission was generally satisfied with the way Nigerians conducted themselves during the exercise, it was disheartening to note the killing of one of its ad hoc staff in Rivers by political thugs.

“While in all these attacks, electoral staff sustained injuries, we have unfortunately recorded the first fatality in Rivers state. An ad hoc staff, Mrs Ibiseki Amachree was hit by a bullet while returning from election duty in Degema. May her soul rest in peace. We condemn this attack and have lodged a comprehensive report with security agencies for expeditious investigation and prosecution of those involved”, he said.

This was as the INEC boss said the commission has also handed over one of its Electoral Officers in Imo to the Police for election duty infractions.

” All election duty personnel have sworn to an oath of neutrality. We have reports of possible dereliction of duty by some electoral officials. They refused to activate or deploy the smart card readers. The failure to fully account for materials for the elections, absconding from duty and a host of other infractions. In Imo state, one of our Electoral Officers had already been handed over to the Police. We will not tolerate violations against, or by our own officials”, he warned.

He spoke of how INEC staff and policemen were held hostage in a place in Rivers, saying he had to immediately initiate their rescue process by calling on the heads of security agencies.

Source:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/02/collation-underway-as-inec-ad-hoc-staff-killed-another-arrested/

Election Violence: Over 70 Youths Arrested In Abonnema, Says Annkio Briggs

Niger Delta activist and an indigene of Abonnema, Rivers State, Annkio Briggs, says over 70 youths have been arrested following the violence that took place in Abonema, Rivers State on Saturday.

The youths were said to have been arrested by the army who claimed they were thugs.

Beyond the arrests, Briggs said several people were killed on Saturday after the town was invaded by political thugs as well as the Nigerian Army.

This, according to her, prevented residents from exercising their civic responsibility.

“By this action, my people were disenfranchised from voting and my people were killed.

“Yesterday night, through till this afternoon, Abonema has been under lockdown.

“Over 70 youths have been arrested from Abonnema”, she said in an interview with Channels Television.

Speaking further, she alleged that people were prevented from worshipping as they were “pulled out of churches” on Sunday morning and sent home.

“This is an act of violence, an abuse of human rights against my people, for merely wanting to exercise their civic duties.

“Abonema is not at war with the Nigerian Government,” Briggs said.
Source:https://www.channelstv.com/2019/02/24/election-violence-over-70-youths-arrested-in-abonema-says-annkio-briggs/