Atiku wins at Namadi Sambo’s Polling Unit in Kaduna

The Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Atiku Abubakar,  won the Saturday contest at the Polling Unit of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo. Announcing the result of the Polling Unit, the presiding officer of the unit, Mrs Hajara Lawal, said Atiku’s PDP polled 207 votes defeating the Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC),…

Buhari defeats Atiku in Obasanjo’s polling unit in Abeokuta

President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC), has defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  at the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s polling unit in Abeokuta in Saturday’s presidential poll. INEC Presiding Officer for the centre,  Adakole Ochegbudu, announced that Buhari scored 87 votes, while Atiku scored 18 votes in the election. Obasanjo…

Elections: Twitter on `fire’ as voters bring mat, pillows, mark spots with stones

Nigerians on Twitter went ‘wild’ as videos of a woman with a mat and pillows went viral. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they also reacted to photos of electorate marking their queue spots with stones on the ground and voters on Lagos island waiting under canopies. Twitter user @CaniceEmeka shared a video showing…

Lagos police arrest 9 for molesting voters

Nine suspected cultists were arrested in Somolu area of Lagos for allegedly molesting electorate on their way to polling stations. David Folawiyo, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), monitoring the general elections in Lagos State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspects were molesting electorate from exercising their franchise. The AIG, in company…

Tinubu Reacts To Alleged Interest In Act Technologies, Influencing 2015 Election

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied having any interest in Act Technologies as alleged in a recent media report. According to a story by Sahara Reporters, Tinubu allegedly used the company, which got contracts from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2015 general election, to influence…

Owners of PVCs burnt in Plateau won’t vote – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it won’t be replacing the Permanent Voter Cards burnt in Plateau State recently. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Husseini PaiI, disclosed this in a interview with newsmen on Friday. Speaking through the the Head of Voter Education, Mr Osaretin Imahiyereobo, the Commissioner sad the short…

Election postponement: INEC incurs N7bn on repeated expenses

The Independent National Electoral Commission has lost about N7bn to the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday. INEC had earlier budgeted  N32.2bn for the elections which should have taken place on February 16, 2019. Of the total budget, N31.3bn was earmarked for for operational cost;  N88.9m for election administrative cost; and…