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Today's Headlines: Obasanjo Rejects Manual Transmission Of Results, Peter Obi Wins Tinubu In Lagos

Obasanjo Rejects Manual Transmission Of Results

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu to save the country from impending danger by rectifying the errors in the recent elections.

Obasanjo’s request was contained in a statement he personally signed on Monday.

Nigeria held the Presidential and National Assembly polls last Saturday where over 80 million Nigerians cast their votes. Two days after what many described as historic presidential and National Assembly polls, results are now pouring in from several parts of the country.

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Peter Obi Wins Tinubu In Lagos

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The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has defeated the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Lagos, his home state.

Though Tinubu won more local government areas, Obi defeated him with most of the votes.

All the results of the 20 local governments have been declared. Tinubu won in 11, while Obi won in nine local government areas.

With the results declared, Obi polled 582,664, while Tinubu scored 541,850.

Dino Melaye Protests, Alleges Manipulation Of Results

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The National Party Agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye and some other party agents have protested and demanded that the State Collation Officers should confirm that the results being presented at the National Collation Centre in Abuja were the same as the results that were uploaded on the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IREV).

Trouble started when the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu called on the Kwara State Returning Officer to make his presentation. It was at this point Melaye raised concern that there were a lot of discrepancies in the results from Ekiti State presented on Sunday. 

He said it was discovered that the results presented on Sunday were at variance with the results declared at the polling units. 

He, therefore, called on the INEC chairman to direct the Returning Officers to display and project the tabulation of the results they were presenting on the screen simultaneously to ensure transparency.

Two Burnt To Death In Attack On Kano NNPP Office

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, noted that a group of suspected thugs set the office ablaze with two unidentified persons in a stationary vehicle inside the building burnt to death.

The Kano State Police Command said it received reports of the incident around 4 pm incident during collation of results at the INEC office in Tudun Wada Local Goverment Area (LGA).

According to Kiyawa, the hoodlums also mobilised and attempted to block the road leading to the INEC office.

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