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Nigerian News (Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 Governorship Election Edition)

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and Members of the Commission receives Delegates from European mission and US Embassy at INEC headquarters Abuja


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

1.European Union observers have revealed that soldiers prevented them from monitoring the governorship election in Rivers State. The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report in Abuja on Monday.

2. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the lists of senators elected in the last February 23 National Assembly Election. Out of the 100 senators announced, the ruling All Progressives Congress has 62 senators, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 37 senators and then the YPP has one. The name of Governor Rochas Okorocha was however omitted from the list.

3. Former Deputy Speaker of the National House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has been declared winner of the Imo State Governor Election held on Saturday. He got 273,404 votes to defeat the candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, who got 190,364 votes. Ifeanyi Ararume, the candidate of APGA got 114,676 votes. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hop Uzodinma, got 96,458 votes.

4. Governor Darius Ishaku, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared winner of the Taraba State Governorship election held on Saturday. He got 520,433 votes to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Sani Danladi, who got 362,735 votes. Ishaku won 12 out of the 16 Local Government Areas in the state while Danladi won the remaining 4.

5. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said that Senator-elect and Members-elect of the House of Representatives are to receive their Certificates of Return on Thursday. Here are the lists of senators who will receive their certificates on Thursday. The name of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State was omitted because he was declared winner under duress.

6. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his reaction to the outcome of the Governorship elections held last Saturday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ignore anti-democratic forces and act in defence of democracy. His statement is an apparent reaction to inconclusive elections involving about 5 states where PDP is leading. “Anti-democratic forces are at work. My counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission is as follows:
Conclude on the side of democracy.
Conclude on the side of the people.
Conclude on the side of the constitution.
Conclude on the side of Nigeria. -AA.”

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