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Today's Headline:INEC Declares Obi Winner In Plateau, OBJ Questions Credibility Of Saturday's Election

INEC declares Obi winner in Plateau.

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The candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has been declared winner of the presidential election in Plateau State.Obi won in eleven out of the 17 Local Government Areas of the State, while Tinubu and Atiku won three LGAs respectively.

The Labour Party candidate won in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos East, Langtang North, Bokkos, Mangu, Bassa, Jos South, Shendam, Pankshin and Jos North LGAs, while the candidate of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu, won in Wase, Kanam and Kanke LGAs and PDPs, Atiku Abubakar won in Quaan Pan, Langtang South and Mikang LGAs.

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Declaring the results, the State Returning Officer for the Presidential election, Prof Shehu Abdulrahman, said the Labour Party candidate polled 466, 272 votes.

The candidate of the ruling APC, Tinubu got 307, 195 votes, and the PDP’s Atiku scored 243, 808 votes.

Obasanjo Questions Credibility Of Saturday’s Election.

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As the collation of the presidential election results continues in Abuja, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has questioned credibility of the elec­tions.

The former president, in a state­ made available to journalists on Monday, alleged that some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commisment personally signed and sion (INEC) have corrupted to compromise the process. ­

While commending Pres­ident Muhammadu Buhari for proving himself beyond a reasonable doubt on his prom­ise for a free, fair, and credible election, Obasanjo said some officials of the commission might have compromised the process.

Obasanjo lamented that some officials of INEC, at oper­ational level, have been alleged­ly compromised to make the electronic transmission of re­sult through the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and the Server, unworkable.

The former president fur­ther alleged that the aim of these officers is to revert to manual transmission of re­sults which, he said, has been manipulated and the results doctored.

Ugwuanyi loses senatorial bid in Enugu.

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Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has lost his bid to represent the people of Enugu North at the National Assembly.

Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contested the seat against 10 others from different political parties.

Results of the senatorial election, declared yesterday, showed that Okey Ezea of the Labour Party (LP) defeated Ugwuanyi.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Chukwuemeka Ubaka, who announced result of the election, said Ezea polled 104, 492 votes to beat Ugwuanyi, who garnered 46, 948 votes. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Eze Simon, came third with 6,816 votes, among others. The result sheet also showed that the governor was beaten in his Udenu Council.

Poll Lacks Transparency, Falls Short Of Citizens’ Expectations – EU Observers.

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Foreign observers to last Saturday’s general election in Nigeria have passed a damning verdict on the polls.

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU OM) said despite the fact that presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections were held as scheduled, the elections were affected by operational failures which reduced trust in the process and challenged the people’s right to vote.

EU chief observer, Barry Andrews, stated this yesterday while presenting the preliminary findings of the Mission in Abuja.

He noted that despite a challenging environment, the Nigerian voters had the patience as well as the commitment to cast their votes.

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