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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Abia, Obi Defeats Tinubu, Atiku To Win Abuja

Gunmen attack another police station in Abia

Gunmen have attacked the Nkporo Divisional Police Headquarters in Ohafia local government area of Abia State.

The gunmen stormed the police division in three Toyota Sienna and broke into the divisional armoury, carting away one AK-47 riffle with 30 rounds of live ammunition.

They were also said to have made away with two riot gunners and yet-to-be ascertained quantity of ammunition.

Two policemen on duty sustained several degrees of injuries and have been admitted for medical attention.

Sources said that the hoodlums may have taken advantage of the ongoing general elections with most police officers deployed for election duties to launch the attack on the station, which they may have identified as a soft target because of its location.

Reacting to the incident, Abia police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna said: “The hoodlums, shot sporadically, dislodged the men on duty, broke into the Station’s Armoury and carted away one (1) AK 47 Rifle loaded with thirty (30) rounds of live ammunition, two(2) Riot gunners and yet to be ascertained quantity of ammunition.

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Peter Obi Defeats Tinubu, Atiku To Win FCT, Abuja

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has emerged as the winner of the presidential election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

Obi defeated Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the summation of all six area councils in the FCT while Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), came a distant third. 

He secured 281,717 votes, Tinubu of the ruling APC polled 90,902 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP got 74,199 votes. 

SaharaReporters earlier reported that Obi won in the lling units around the Aso Rock, seat of power on Saturday. 

Rivers Collation Officer Suspends Exercise Over ‘Threat To Life’

The collation officer of the Presidential election in Rivers State, Professor Teddy Charles Adias, has suspended the exercise over what he described as threat to his life.

Before the suspension, the results of 21 out of the 23 local government areas of the State had been collated.

Only results from Obio Akpor and Degema LGAs were being awaited, which was billed to be collated this morning.

Adias, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, had earlier fixed Tuesday for collation of results in the outstanding LGAs.

But on Tuesday morning, he made a U-Turn, saying those threatening his life accused him of being responsible for all the alleged electoral Malpractices in Rivers.

He said he he had received numerous calls from unknown persons after his private phone number was displayed on social media.

The Professor vowed not to resume collation until the matter get addressed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC cannot continue collation in absence of political parties – Atiku

The Atiku-Okowa Campaign Organization has said the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) cannot continue with the collation of the results of the February 25 presidential poll in the absence of political parties.

The spokesman of the campaign, Daniel Bwala, in a statement on Tuesday, said the conduct of the election has attracted criticism across the board, over alleged non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) collation agents as well as those of three other political parties had walked out of the National Collation Centre in Abuja, on Monday over alleged non-compliance with the Electoral Act by INEC in the collation process.

He said the development has led to a “constitutional logjam”, noting that “what is clear and undisputed to all at this stage is that INEC is refusing to address the observed problems and objections that have been widely expressed.”

Bwala added that ” let’s be clear, the election is inconclusive and the INEC Chairman cannot proceed without the political parties being present to object or accept the results at the national collation exercise. No court of law hears and determines a matter in the absence of necessary parties. Therefore the options available to the INEC chairman in law, fairness, transparency, equity and good conscience are thus:

"Suspend national collation immediately and address the complaints raised by parties relating to BVAS bypass and electronic transmission of results."

Obi wins 11 LGAs in Delta State

In Delta State, the LP presidential candidate is suffocating the PDP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa by winning 11 of the 16 council areas announced out of the 25 Local Government Areas by the INEC.

His closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP has won in six local government areas of the state.

The council areas where Obi won are Ika South, Aniocha North, Ethiope West, Oshimili North, Ndokwa West, Ukwuani, Aniocha South, Ethiope East, Sapele, Ndokwa East and Oshimili South Local Government Areas as announced by the various LG Returning Officers.

Atiku won in Ika North-East, Bomadi, Patani, Warri North and Burutu.  

Our walk-out at National Collation Centre stands, no going back – Labour Party

The Labour Party, LP, has insisted that its national collation agent will not be returning to the National Collation Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, when it resumes election collation proceedings later today (Tuesday).

A spokesperson for Peter Obi, Datti Baba-Ahmed Presidential Campaign Council, Ndi Kato, stated this in an interview with Arise TV, on Tuesday

She stated, “The walk-out at the National Collation Centre yesterday (Monday) is enough of a statement and it stands.” 

Recall that the agents of major opposition parties at the national collation centre in Abuja, on Monday, walked out of the venue in protest at the exercise.

Dino Melaye and Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP had accused the INEC of violating the Electoral Act by going ahead with the result collation and announcement despite not uploading the results on the iREV portal.

Similarly, agents of some other parties, including those of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, and Action Democratic Party, ADP had also joined the walkout. 

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