INEC shifts Gov’ship/State Houses of Assembly elections to March 18
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and House of Assembly elections in states scheduled for Saturday March 11, 2023.
Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections will now holds on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
The rescheduling came about 2 days to the election that was fixed last year by the electoral body INEC.
The Governorship elections will hold in 28 States of the federation while the state assembly elections will take place in all the 36 states across the country except the federal capital Territory Abuja.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye announced the postponement
a few minutes after 12.00am
Okoye in the late night statement said the decision to shift the poll was made at a meeting later in the day, held to assess the impact of ruling earlier in the
day by the Presidential Election
Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on the
reconfiguration of the Bimodal
Voter Accreditation System (BVAS)
used for the Presidential election
held on 25th February 2023.
Confirming the shift in election
date, Okoye said, “Nigerians would
recall that on 3rd March, 2023, the
Presidential EPT had given an
ex- parte order for some political
parties to inspect materials used
for the Presidential election,
including the forensic inspection
of over 176,000 BVAS used in the
election which are located in INEC
LGA offices across the country.
“The Commission approached
the Tribunal to reconsider the
order, given that the BVAS Systems
were to be deployed for the
Governorship and State Assembly
elections and that the lack of a
clearly defined timeframe for
the inspection could disrupt the
Commission’s ability to conduct
the outstanding elections.
Gov. Sule of Nasarawa State wins second term bid
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have declared
The incumbent Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) winner of last Saturday’ governorship election in the state.
Governor Sule, who was declared winner on Monday morning, defeated the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Umbugadu, by a margin of 64,193 to emerge winner.
While declaring the result, the INEC Collation Officer, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, said Sule scored 347,209 votes to defeat his closest rival David Umbugadu of People’s Democratic party (PDP), who polled a total of 283,016 votes.
Candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Abdullahi Maidoya came third with 11,726 votes, while that of Social Democratic Party, (SDP) Mohammed Alfa Nyas got 9003 votes.
According to INEC, Sule won seven out of the 13 Local Government Areas in the state.
The state Collation Officer, said the total number of registered voters were 1,899,244, while the number of accredited voters were 668,978
Abia APGA rejects Governorship Poll results as Labour Party leads
The results of the March 18 governorship poll in Abia state has been rejected by the All Progressives Grand Alliance. The Independent National Electoral Commission has so far announced results in 10 LGAs. In a statement signed on Monday by the APGA Chairman Abia State, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, the party said it would not accept an election “marred by irregularities.” It, however, urged supporters to remain calm as they await the conclusion of the process. The statement read partly, “The results so far announced did not in any way reflect the will of the good people of Abia voters as demonstrated at the various polling units.“We are highly disappointed that the votes cast for our candidate, Professor Greg Ibe, were suppressed and not credited to him.“Regrettably too, there were brazen irregularities, including snatching of ballot papers, over-voting, unprecedented manipulation and violence against the opposition.“Most of the results were collated without recourse to BVAS machines, hence, they cannot be relied upon.“We appeal to our members to remain calm and watch things unfold. We firmly believe that light will triumph over darkness, and Abia emancipated from the chains of undemocratic forces.“The election was marred with irregularities in all parts of the state, and APGA cannot accept a highly flawed election.” Only ten local government results have so far been collated, and they include; Ukwa East, Umunneochi, Ukwa West, Bende, Isialangwa North, Isialangwa South, Arochukwu, Ugwunnagbo, Isuikwuato and Ikwuano. So far, the results announced puts the Labour Party in the lead with a margin of 13,132.
BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP’s Mutfwang winner of Plateau Gov Election
The Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Caleb Mutfwang, has been declared as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.The result declared by the INEC Presiding Officer, Musa Yusuf, after counting the votes scored by parties that participated in the election shows that Mutfwang had the highest votes beating the All Progressives Candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda.Recall that the PDP governorship candidate was reported to be taking an early lead as of 11 am when INEC resumed collations of results from the 17 local government areas of the state.Details later…
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