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Nigerian News (Monday, 11 March, 2019 Governorship Election Edition)

Good Day Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning????. Enjoy!

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday suspended all electoral activities in Rivers State till further notice due to widespread disruption of elections and violence in the state. INEC also set up a fact-finding committee to assess the situation and report back within 48 hours.

The candidate of the APC in Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has so far won in 24 of the 27 LGAs the Borno State. He polled huge votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Muhammad Imam.

The Governorship election in Bauchi State has been declared inconclusive as Bala Mohammed, the candidate of the PDP, who got 469,512 votes leads the incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar of the APC, who got 465,452 votes. The poll was however declared inconclusive because the margin between the two is less than the canceled votes.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently leading in Sokoto State. Tambuwal got 429,526 votes while Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of the APC got 416,082 votes from the results of 20 Local Government Areas declared so far. The election is however declared inconclusive by INEC as Tambuwal led with 13,444 votes which is less than 50,530 cancelled votes across the state.

Abdullahi Sule, the candidate of the APC, has won the governorship election in Nasarawa State. He got 327,229 votes to defeat the candidate of the PDP, David Ombugadu, who came second with 184,281 votes.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has so far won 9 out of 19 Local Government Areas results declared in the state. Ortom currently scored over 300,000 votes to defeat his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the APC who won in 10 LGAs with 270,000 votes. Remaining results from 4 LGAs.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has been declared winner of the governorship election held in the state. Masari won in all the 34 Local Government Areas of the state to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Senator Yakubu Lado-Danmarke.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, the candidate of the PDP, has emerged winner of the governorship election in the state. Umahi got 393,043 votes to defeat the candidate of the APC, Sonni Ogbuoji, who got 81,703 votes.

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has emerged winner of the governorship election in the state. He got 526,412 votes to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Umar Nasko, who got 298,065 votes. The APC candidate also won in all 25 Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State have been reelected as governor of the state in the election held last Saturday. He got 519,712 votes and won in 30 Local Government Areas of the State to defeat the candidate of the APC, Nsima Ekere, who got 171,978 votes and won only one Local Government Area, Essien Udim, the LGA where Senator Godswill Akpabio is from.

The Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, the candidate of the APC in Jigawa State, has been declared winner of the governorship election in the state. Prof. Azubike Nwankwo, the provost of the Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna, declared him winner of the election having polled 810,933 votes to defeat Alhaji Aminu Ringim of the PDP who got 288,356 votes.

Okezie Ikpeazu of the PDP in Abia State has been declared the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday in the state. The PDP candidate got 261,127 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Uche Ogah, who got 99,574 votes. APGA candidate, Alex Otti, got 64,366 votes.

Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, the candidate of the APC has been declared winner of the Governorship Election held in Gombe State. Yahaya who won in 10 out of 11 Local Government Areas got 364,179 votes to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Usman Nafada, who got 222,868 votes.

Governor Atiku Bagudu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Governorship Election held on Saturday in Kebbi State. Bagudu got 673,717 votes to defeat his closest rival, Isah Galaudu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 106,633 votes.

The Incumbent Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won his re-election bid as he defeated his opponents in all the 17 local government areas of the states. The PDP candidate got 449,935 votes to defeat the APC candidate who got 10,423 votes.

The Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress for Pengana Constituency in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, Mr. Ezekiel Afon, is dead. Afon who emerged winner of the State House of Assembly election held in the state reportedly died after he was declared winner of the election.

Emeka Ihedioha, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, is currently leading so far as results from 11 local government areas have been announced by the state returning office, Prof. Francis Otunta. Ihedioha who got 128,732 votes is leading other candidates with 70,000 votes. Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s anointed candidate, so far scored 66,852 votes, while Senator Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance got 37,107 votes. Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) could only get 27,331 votes.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates have been declared winners in Lagos, Ogun and Kwara States Governorship Elections held on Saturday March 9. While the candidates of the strongest opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been declared winners of Oyo, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi States, so far.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far declared governorship elections in four (4) states inconclusive. The states are Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa where the PDP candidates are so far leading and then Plateau States where the candidate of the APC who is the incumbent governor is leading.

Two Nigerians, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, a Canadian Nigerian-born professor and writer, and Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, a former Joint Special Representatives for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan, were among the 157 people that died on Sunday in an Ethiopian plane crash. The passenger plane en route Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed about 6 minutes after take-off, killing all passengers and eight crew members onboard.

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