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Today's Headlines:Obi Wins With 352,904 Votes In Imo, George Slams INEC Over Challenges With Servers

Obi Wins With 352,904 Votes In Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, the winner of the presidential election held in Imo State on Saturday.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The returning officer for the state, Charles Esimone, who announced the results on Tuesday in Owerri said that Obi scored 352,904 while Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress scored 66, 171 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party got 30,044 while Rabiu Kwankwaso got 1,536 votes.

Results were collated in 26 out of the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

The returning officer said that the result of the Njaba LGA was not collated because of violence.

George Slams INEC Over Challenges With Servers

Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olabode George, has expressed disappointment that the Independent National Electoral Commission is reverting to the manual system of votes collation after the reported failure of its Bimodal Voter Accreditation System meant for the seamless transmission of election results electronically into its server.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

According to George, the move is not acceptable, adding that it is the same as taking the country back to the period of misery when election results were manipulated between the polling units and the collation centres.

George said this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday in reaction to the presidential election that was held in the country on Saturday.

#NigeriaElections2023: Stop results collation to avoid anarchy, CUPP tells INEC

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Tuesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to suspend the collation of presidential election results in national interest to avoid anarchy.

While describing the process as unconstitutional, the opposition parties said the ongoing collation of results should be stopped in view of the compromise of the process and violation of the provision of the Electoral Act.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The spokesperson of CUPP and member-elect, Ikenga Ugochinyere, made the suggestion in a statement titled, “Why ongoing collation of presidential election results are unconstitutional and a possible invitation to anarchy that must be averted now by immediate halt.”

2023 Elections: Thugs Disrupt Collation Exercise In Jos

The collation centre for the presidential and National Assembly elections situated in the Jos North Local Government secretariat was invaded by thugs who attempted to scuttle the collation and announcement of the results on Monday.

News Source: Channels TV

Reinforcement of security personnel to the venue temporarily prevented the thugs from gaining access to the hall after forcefully entering the premises while sorting and collating for polling units from parts of the local government.

Trouble started after the announcement of results from Bassa and other parts of Jos North were declared by the returning officers but when it was the turn for the presentation of Tudun Wada wards; some party agents resolved to threats and demanded an end to the collation which was not supported by the returning officer.

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Imo State Labour Party Obi Peter Obi Punch


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