Monday, 30 March 2015

Gen. Buhari wins in Ogun state

APC Presidential candidate, Gen Buhari has been announced the winner of the Presidential election in Ogun state. The state Collating Officer, Duro Oni, while announcing the results at the commission's secretariat in Ogun state this night said of the total 559,613 votes cast, Gen Buhari pulled 308,290 to defeat President Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who pulled 207,950.

She stated that the APC won in 13 local governments while PDP won in 7.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

INEC releases Presidential results from 10 LGs in Ogun state. APC leading

INEC has released results of the Presidential election in 10 local governments in Ogun State. As at 2:pm on Sunday March 29th in Abeokuta, APC won seven with wide margin while PDP won the remaining three local government areas.

The local government areas released so far include Obafemi-Owode, Abeokuta North, Odogboolu, Odeda, Imeko-Afon, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Remo-North, Ewekoro, and Ijebu North-East. See details after the cut...

The details are as follows;
 Odeda Local government
Number of registered voters -63,935
Number of accredited voter -17,463

APC -11,102
PDP -4,456

Total valid votes -16,152
Voided votes -775
Total votes cast -16,927

Imeko Afon Local Government
Number of voters registered -35,311
Number of accredited voters -23,481

APC -7,657
PDP -12,153

Valid votes cast -20,466
Void votes -1,122

Sagamu Local Government
Number of registered voters -77,955
Number of accredited voters -37,772

APC -15,761
PDP -17,263

Ijebu Ode Local Government
Number of registered voters -55,127
Number of voters accredited -25,973

APC -14,043
PDP -8,972

Remo North Local Government
Number of registered voters -39,180
Number of accredited voters -16,960
APC -6,164
PDP -9,278

Ewekoro Local Government
Number of registered voters -62,425
Number of accredited voters -14,193

APC -9,626
PDP -3,227

Obafemi-Owode Local Government
Number of registered voters -74,871
Number of accredited voters -24,402
APC -15,207
PDP -5,786

Ijebu North-East
Number of registered voters 36058
Number of accredited voters 15214
APC- 7638
PDP -6163

Odogboolu local government
Number of registered voters 70658
Number of accredited voters 25752
APC -11623
PDP -11405

Abeokuta North local government
Number of registered voters -12 5485
Number of accredited voters -30556
APC 21213
PDP 5,742

Source: Vanguard

Saturday, 28 March 2015

photos: INEC officials killed by unknown gunmen in Gombe today

Two INEC officials were killed by unknown gunmen at Nafada/Dukku federal constituency in Gombe state today. Continue to see photos from the scene but they are graphic *viewer discretion advised*.



APC members shot dead in Rivers state, many arrested


I just received gruesome photos of dead men and a press statement from the APC in Rivers state. Looks like election in some areas in the state was very violent. Read statement below and see the pics after the cut.. *viewer discretion advised*
Today’s presidential and National Assembly elections have turned out to be a big nightmare for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, with the members being killed, attacked and disenfranchised in various parts of the State.

INEC announces that voting will continue tomorrow, adopts manual accreditation in some areas

INEC has adopted manual accreditation in polling units where card readers did not work or worked very late. They also announced that arrangements will be made for voters who couldn't vote today to vote tomorrow Sunday March 29th. See the tweets after the cut...

Please read from bottom up to understand clearly...

 

Election results will be announced 48 hours after election - Jega

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega says that results from tomorrow's general election will be announced 48 hours after the elections have been concluded. So expect results on Monday March 30. He said this during a joint press briefing with the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi in Abuja today March 27th.
“For the 2015 elections, we should be able to declare results nationally within 48 hours. Our aim is to im‎prove upon our performance in 2011,” he said

pix: Corpers serving as INEC adhoc staff sleep on hard floor ahead of tomorrow's election


How patriotic. These are youth corp members who will be serving as INEC adhoc staff in tomorrow's election. They decided to sleep at the INEC office so they can go out early tomorrow morning to carry out their election duties.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Gov. Amaechi stage managed his gun attack - Rivers police say

The Rivers state Police command has released a statement regarding the alleged attack on Governor Rotimi Amaechi's convoy in Port Harcourt yesterday March 26. In the statement, the police said contrary to what was said by the Amaechi's Chief Press secretary, David Iyofor that political thugs loyal to the PDP attacked the governor's convoy, it was Governor Amaechi himself who orchestrated the gunshots fired at his convoy to gain public sympathy. Read the statement after the cut...


"The police wishes to react to the news that went viral on both normal and social media quoting David Iyofor, chief press secretary to Rivers state governor, to the effect that gunshots were fired at the convoy of his principal at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government. To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of policemen led by the divisional police officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor. No shots were fired at the convoy of the governor. The false alarm, which is the usual penchant of the state government, may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempt by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy. The command urges politicians to refrain from whipping sentiments by toying with security issues to create needless public panic, where there is none, please.” the statement read

Photos: Trailer carrying political bags of rice has an accident

Another trailer accident but this time one carrying loads of campaign rice. See the way that guy is bleeding... OMG


Joint press release by former Ekiti State Governors on the security situation in Ekiti


Press statement as released on Kayode Fayemi's website today about the security situation Ekiti state
It has come to our attention that a team of hoodlums in three unmarked Hilux vehicles went round the State, armed with guns, machetes, knives and axes to the houses of APC membersand also to the homes of PDP members in the State who are opposed to the political philosophy of Governor Ayo Fayose. Their most recent operation centered on Ijero Local Government. There, they created mayhem, beat and tortured the 90-year old father of the Commissioner for Financeunder the Fayemi administration. The hoodlums destroyed shops and properties including cars belonging even to PDP members because of their perceived opposition to Fayose. The APC members were severely bloodied in the process.
This came barely 48 hours after former Governors Adebayo, Oni and Fayemi visited the State Commissioner of Police as well as the State Director of DSS on the security situation in Ekiti.  The Governors had called on the security chiefs to prevail on Governor Fayose to put an end to the ongoing impunity, thuggery, brigandage, political rascality and torture. We had warned that if push comes to shove, the Party and all well-meaning people in the State will result to self-help to protect themselves, their assets and their rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
During the visit of the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Ekiti on Monday March 23rd, 2015, members of APC riding to the reception venue in Buhari/Osinbajo and APC branded vehicles were attacked in Ado Ekiti. They were shot at and several of their vehicles, including those belonging to Hon. Mrs. Bunmi Oriniowo, APC House of Assembly candidate and Amb. Olofin, the APC Ekiti Central Senatorial candidate, were destroyed by the hoodlums.  We want to state unequivocally that we will no longer tolerate any further unprovoked attack on and willful destruction of APC branded vehicles and assets in the State.
Keeping calm thus far is not out of weakness or incapacity to respond. We are only mindful of the lessons of history. Please recall that the First Republic ended with the “Operation Wetie” political violence that erupted in Ekiti when similar situation of political rascality as we have now became prevalent in the West. We do not want this to happen again. Notwithstanding, if further provoked, we will have no choice than to respond in kind!
We can no longer continue to live with a situation in which seven lawmakers are making laws for the State in gross violation of our Constitution. It is alarming that this can be allowed to continue without anyone attempting to call the abnormality to order. Ekiti belongs to all of us and we will not allow any group of hoodlums to willfully bastardize our values and heritage. We remain committed to handing over to our children “a banner without stain”. We hope the security forces will actively carry out their constitutional mandate and savethis democracy from collapse.
Signed:
1.     His Excellency, Otunba Niyi Adebayo
2.     His Excellency, Asiwaju Segun Oni
3.     His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi