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Today's Headlines: El-Rufai’s Son Wins Kaduna North Reps Seat, Obasanjo Calling For Coup—Dele Alake

El-Rufai’s Son Wins Kaduna North Reps Seat

Bello Elrufai, the eldest Son of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has won the House of Representatives seat for Kaduna North Federal Constituency.

News Source: Channels TV

Bello who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent member representing the federal constituency, Samaila Suleiman.

The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muhammed Magaji who announced the result, said Bello Elrufa’i scored a total of 51,052 to defeat the PDP candidate who pulled 34,808 votes.

The candidate of the NNPP, Aliyu Ahmad scored 10, 148 votes while that of the Labour Party, Shehu Feisal got 7,531 votes

Obasanjo Calling For Coup—Dele Alake

The All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council has slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who called for the cancellation of allegedly manipulated results from Saturday’s presidential election.

News Source: Daily Post

Earlier on Monday, Obasanjo urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to address the tensions that followed allegations of discrepancies in election results.

He also demanded that elections be cancelled and redone in areas found to have been affected by compromise.

However, reacting to the development in a statement, the spokesperson of the APC campaign council, Dele Alake, accused Obasanjo of “hypocrisy” and “mischief”.

#NigeriaElections2023: Kwankwaso defeats Tinubu, Atiku in Kano

The New Nigeria People’s Party presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been declared the winner of the presidential election in Kano State.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

He won the state by polling 997,279 to defeat All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The results were announced by the Vice Chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University, Prof. Lawan Suleiman Bilbis, who is the State Returning Officer.

According to him, the total votes cast at the polls stood at 1,702,005 while rejected votes stood at 44,405 which meant there was a total of 1,746410.

Ishaku Loses Senatorial Ambition To APC

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has lost the Taraba south senatorial election.

Ishaku, who contested last Saturday’s National Assembly election, was defeated by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

News Source: Daily Post

The governor, it would be recalled, had also lost his polling unit to the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.

Apart from failing to deliver his polling unit to the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the APC also won his Takum council with a landslide victory.

Announcing the results, the returning officer for the Taraba south senatorial district election, Professor Solomon Adeyeye, said the APC candidate polled a total vote of 85415 to defeat the sitting governor who scored 45708.

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