Live Update: Nigeria Decide 2019
Ekweremadu Retains Senate Seat
By Christopher Isiguzo and Gideon Arinze in Enugu
The Deputy Senate President and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Enugu West Senatorial Zone, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has retained his Senate seat for the fifth time.
Ekweremadu in an official result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer for the Senatorial Zone, Prof Douglas Nwabueze, polled a total of 86,088 votes to defeat his closest opponent, a former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Justice Reform, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 15,187 votes.
Melaye Defeats Adeyemi in Kogi West
Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district at the National Assembly is leading Senator Smart Adeyemi according to the result from INEC office in Lokoja. Out of seven local government councils, Melaye won six local government councils.
Melaye is contesting under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Senator Adeyemi is contesting under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Both of them are from Ijumu local government council. While Senator Smart Adeyemi is from Iyara in Ijumu, Senator Dino Melaye is from Ayetoro-Gbede also in Ijumu local government council.
In Kabba-Bunu LGA, Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC scored 8971 while Melaye of PDP scored 14756. In Kogi local government council, PDP scored 11024 while APC scored 15639; in Ijumu, PDP scored 11749 while APC 8517. In Lokoja local government, PDP scored 24576 while APC 18800. In Yagba West, PDP scored 8942 while APC scored 6799. Also, in Mopa, scored PDP 5112 while APC scored 3668.
In Yagba East, PDP scored 8638 while APC 5077. Adeyemi scored a total votes of 67, 471 while Senator Melaye scored 84, 797.
Igbinedion’s Daughter Loses House of Resp Seat to APC Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Mr Dennis Idahosa, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared winner of the Ovia Federal Constituency in Edo State.
Idahosa, a former Commissioner in Edo, polled a total of 28,509 to defeat the incumbent Ms Omosede Igbinedion, daughter Chief Gabriel Igbinedion who scored 23, 345 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer, Prof. Victor Igbinedion of the University of Benin, announced the final result at Iguobazuwa, headquarters of Ovia South West Local Government Area.
He said “Having polled the highest number of votes cast, Idahosa of the APC has certified all electoral conditions, and is returned elected as the winner of the Ovia Federal Constituency seat elections conducted on Saturday”. In his address after he was declared winner, Idahosa who dedicated the victory to God, noted that it was the “voice of the people against bad representation.”
He further said that the people of the constituency had clearly shown, with their votes, that the mandate to liberate the federal constituency is sacrosanct.
Idahosa stressed that never again would one single individual decideswho and what becomes what in the constituency.
While promising to entrench good representation, he promised to remain magnanimous in victory.
“It is in this light that I enjoin all the good people of Ovia, both those who supported me and those who worked against me, my opponents and the APC aspirants, who I contested the party’s ticket with, to work with me for the betterment of the constituency.
“This election was not all about Dennis Idahosa, but the people, who have yearned for a better and effective representation this past years,” he stated.
The APC candidate won 18 of the 23 wards in the constituency, while the PDP candidate won five.
Further breakdown of the result showed that the APC candidate won in 9 of the 13 wards available in Ovia North East Local Government Area, and 9 in the 10 in Ovia South West Local Government.
Similarly, his opponent, Omosede Igbinedion of the PDP, won four and one wards in Ovia North East and Ovia South West Local Government Areas respectively.
APC Wins Osun Central
By Yinka Kolawole Osogbo
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajibola Bashiru, has been declared winner of Osun Central Senatorial election.
Bashiru was declared winner by the Returning Officer, Titilayo Adelaje, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University on Sunday night.
The APC candidate had 132,821 votes against his arch rival, Ganiyu Olaoluwa of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, who polled 106,779 votes.
Mr Bashiru served as the Comissoner for Regional Integration in the first term of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola and later served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the second tenure of the same government.
See Osun Central Senatorial Election Results below:
APC – 5,428
PDP – 4,702
APC – 4,524
PDP – 3,767
APC – 15,637
PDP – 13,004
APC – 11,197
PDP – 8,766
APC – 10,474
PDP – 12,272
APC – 8,883
PDP – 7,725
APC – 20,037
PDP – 15,393
Odo Otin LG
APC – 12,559
PDP – 11,614
APC – 13, 439
PDP – 8, 183
APC – 30,643
PDP – 28,466
Total Votes for APC – 132,821
Total Votes for PDP – 106,779Senator Kaita Reelected as APC Wins Katsina North
By Nseobong Okon-Ekong
Result of the National Assembly elections for Katsina North senatorial district and Daura/Sandamu/Mai Adua Federal Constituency have been announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Ojonigu Friday.
Ojonigu declared Senator Babba Ahmed Kaita of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Katsina North senatorial elections with 339438 votes. Kaita who is being returned for another term defeated his closest opponent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mani Nassarawa who scored 127529 votes, while the candidate of the Accord Party, Hon. Lawal Nalado polled 14152 votes.
The Returning Officer said total number of registered voters in the district was 946538, while accredited voters stood at 503798. Valid votes cast at the election was 469127. The number of rejected votes was 12478. In all total votes cast was 481605.
In a related development, the INEC Returning Officer for Daura/Sandamu/Mai Adua Federal Constituency, Dr. Babangida Umar also declared Fatiu Mohammed of the APC as winner of the federal house of representatives election in the constituency.
He declared that Mohammed scored 94730 votes to defeat the PDP candidate Usman Tela who scored 25114 votes.
According to him, total votes cast in the election was 123179. Number of rejected votes stood at 8329.