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Today's Headlines: INEC Performed Below Expectation- US Institutes, Peter Obi Wins Nasarawa

INEC Performed Below Expectation- US Institutes

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The International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) Joint Election Observation Mission (IEOM), said that despite the 2022 Electoral reforms, the 2023 election fell well short of citizens’ expectations.

The Joint Election Observation Mission which was led by the former President of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda said logistical challenges and multiple incidents of political violence overshadowed the electoral process.

Dr. Banda said “despite large crowds in some polling stations and long waits, Nigerian voters demonstrated commitment to participate in the process and a strong desire to have their voices heard.”

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Peter Obi Wins Nasarawa

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has scored the highest votes in Saturday’s presidential election in Nasarawa State.

Obi secured 191,361 votes in the contest with his closest challenger, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 172,922 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 147,093 votes.

The presidential election results were collated and announced in Lafia on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collation officer in Nasarawa State, Prof. Ishaya Tanko.

Sanwo-Olu Calls For Calm

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for calm following the defeat of the APC’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the State.

Peter Obi of Labour Party won the election in Lagos, thus, heating up the environment.

The governor, in a statement, said “We have got reports of friction in some parts of Lagos this morning. All is calm now. There is no need for violence, which is not part of our culture.

Jimoh Ibrahim Wins Ondo South Senatorial Seat

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A businessman and candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo South Senatorial District of Ondo State, Dr Jimoh Ibrahim, has been declared winner of the senatorial election held on Saturday.

Ibrahim defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi.

The announcement of the election result was disclosed by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.

NYSC Defends Enugu Corper, Says Error Not Deliberate

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The National Youth Service Corps has defended an Enugu corps member who was caught allegedly manipulating election results in a polling unit in the state.

The NYSC said the error committed by corps member in Abakpa Ward in Enugu East Local Government Area, was not deliberate.

The corps member was reported to have favoured one of the presidential candidates in the elections held last Saturday.

In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Eddy Megwa, the organisation noted that the corps member wrongly entered the election results due to stress faced in the electioneering process.

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