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Gov Election 2023: EFCC arrests 65 persons over voter inducement

No fewer than 65 persons were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday, March 18, 2023, across the 28 states where governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections were conducted for alleged voter inducement.

Twenty of the suspects were arrested by operatives from the Ilorin Zonal Command while 13 suspects were nabbed by operatives on election monitoring duty at the Kaduna Zonal Command.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The teams monitoring the polls in the Port Harcourt Zone arrested a total of 12 people for various offences bordering on inducing voters with money to vote for their preferred candidates, while the Uyo Zonal Command made four arrests in Calabar. The remaining suspects were arrested in Gombe, Sokoto, Kebbi and Niger states.

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The Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed these on Saturday in a statement obtained by our correspondent.

Gov Election 2023: PDP floors APC in El-Rufai’s govt house

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party floored the All Progressives Congress in one of the polling units in Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna in Saturday’s governorship poll.

The main opposition party’s candidate, Isa Ashiru Kudan, won polling unit 014 with 77 votes while APC’s Uba Sani scored 40 votes.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The Presiding Officer, Mohammed Baso, who announced the result, said Labour Party scored 0. PRP 1, NNPP 1 while 7 invalid votes were recorded.

There is complete failure of governance in Nigeria – Amaechi

Former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has lamented over governance in Nigeria.

Speaking in his hometown of Ubima, Rivers State, the chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, said government has failed in Nigeria.

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

“There is a total failure of governance in the country. Complete failure,” Amaechi said.

The APC chieftain has been silent over national issues since he lost the party’s presidential ticket in 2022.

Amaechi lost to the President -elect, Bola Tinubu at the APC primary election.

Governorship election live results: Again, APC Chairman Adamu loses polling unit in Nasarawa

Senator Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), lost his polling unit in the ongoing governorship election.

At Agwan Rrimi Ward, Ec 20 Polling Unit, where he cast his ballot in the governorship election, Governor Abdullahi Sule, seeking reelection, polled 129 votes. At the same time, Davematics Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured 159 votes.

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Adamu also lost his polling unit to the opposition party in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

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