Obi Trumps Tinubu, Atiku In Nasarawa
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has secured victory in Nasarawa State in the presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday.
The former Anambra State governor defeated Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second and third in the state respectively.
According to the results declared by INEC, the Labour Party flag bearer scored 191, 361, while Tinubu and Atiku scored 172,922 and 147,093, respectively.
INEC disclosed that 562, 464 voters were accredited out of the 2, 552,716 total registered voters. The total votes cast was 556,937, with 540,566 recorded as valid while 16,371 were rejected.
Governor Ishaku Loses Senatorial Bid
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has lost his election bid for Taraba South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
The governor lost to his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart in the district, David Jimkuta.
He is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the district.
Channels Television reports that the APC candidate polled 85,415 to defeat Governor who raked in 45,708 votes. The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Michael Magaji came third with 4,133.
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.
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.
Ondo Appeal Court Judge, Lokulo-Sodipe, Dies At 67
A judge of the Court of Appeal, sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Justice Lokulo-Sodipe, is dead.
He died at the age of 67.
The judge was said to have slumped in his office while dressing up to attend a court session.
It was gathered that all attempts to revive him proved abortive as he reportedly gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital.
The immediate past Chairman of the Akure chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Rotimi Olorunfemi confirmed the incident.
He simply said, “Just confirmed it ( the judge’s death ) is true. He collapsed in the office at the Court of Appeal, Akure this ( Monday) morning. He was rushed to the hospital but confirmed dead on arrival”
The incumbent chairman of the Akure branch of the NBA, Mr Banji Ayenakin, in a statement, said the death of the judge came as a shock.
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