Why Obasanjo Did Not Vote For First Time Since 1999
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not present to vote at his polling unit 22, Ward 11, Olusomi compound ,Totoro, area of Abeokuta-North local government area of the state, Ogun State in Saturday’s governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
It was the first time that the two time Nigerian leader will not vote in an election since Nigeria return to democracy in 1999.
Obasanjo was Nigeria’s first elected president when the country returned to democracy in 1999 from military rule.
2023: Buhari wins ward for Dikko, APC gov’ship candidate
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has won his ward for the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Dikko Umar Radda in the Saturday governorship and house of assembly elections held in Katsina today, Saturday.
The result announced by the ward’s collation officer, Hamza Yusuf, showed that APC scored 261 votes; PDP 32 while NNPP had no votes.
For the State House of Assembly elections, APC scored 240 votes, PDP 50 and NNPP had 0 votes at the President’s ward.
Results from other polling units are still being collated as at time of filing this report on Saturday evening.
Election challenges, failure of governance — Amaechi
Immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the shortcomings being experienced in the election are a complete failure of governance in the country.
This is as he said the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has no power to declare anybody wanted.
Amaechi spoke after casting his ballot in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday.
Wike had declared 27 politicians of opposition political parties wanted over an alleged plot to disrupt the elections, but Amaechi faulted the directive.
Benue Guber: Ortom loses govt house polling units to APC
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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Saturday lost the two polling units in Benue State Government House in Makurdi, the state capital to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ortom’s anointed candidate and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the ongoing gubernatorial election, Engr. Titus Uba is competing against Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
While Alia, a suspended Catholic priest garnered 130 votes, Titus Uba scored 43 votes at the Arts theatre polling unit 011, government house.
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