Scores injured as police, youths clash in Bauchi
An unspecified number of people have been injured during a clash between youths and a team of Policemen in Magama-Gumau town in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The incident occurred when a team of policemen from Abuja stormed the area on routine duty on Tuesday.
Their presence prompted the youths to block the Bauchi-Jos highway and burn tyres causing an obstruction to the free flow of traffic on the ever-busy road.
The Special Adviser to the Bauchi State Governor on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, who stated these in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, however, assured that the situation has been brought under control.
He said, “The attention of the Bauchi State Government has been drawn to the recent security breach in Magama-Gumau area of Toro Local Government on Tuesday 14th February, 2023.
“The unfortunate development was as a result of an arrest by a police team from Abuja who were on routine duty.
“Consequently, youths and other miscreants in the area took the laws into their own hands by burning tyres and blocking the major highway.
“The situation is now under control as the governor has been formally briefed by the State Commissioner of Police and the security apparatus has put combined efforts that curtailed the violence.
“The government has expressed serious concern over the incident and therefore call on citizens in the area to go about their legitimate businesses as normalcy has since returned.”
Gidado warned that “the government will not fold its arms and allow forces of doom to cause trouble in any part of the state as anyone found culpable will not be spared.”
He conveyed the sympathy of governor Bala Mohammed to those that sustained injuries and assured the citizens that Bauchi State government in collaboration with the relevant security agencies will identify the culprits in order to bring them to justice and serve as deterrent to others.
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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