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Kano re-run: PDP will receive shocker of its life – Ganduje

Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and his supporters will receive the shocker of their lives in the scheduled rerun governorship election in the state. Ganduje said he was unperturbed by the wishful thinking and slapdash deportment of the PDP candidate considering what happened in the inconclusive election widely characterized by alleged vote buying and voter’s intimidation by the party. The chairman, Publicity committee of the APC for 2019 Election, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement on Tuesday that the APC and its candidate remained upbeat and sure of victory as Kano remained an APC state. He said [Read]

Okorocha in more troubles as INEC removes name from Senators-elect list [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that outgoing Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha appears to be in more troubles as he’s yet to be officially recognised as a senator-elect. About a week ago, the governor was also suspended by his party, the APC. The name of Mr Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State, was excluded from the list of senators-elect published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The commission in a post on its official website said it will issue certificates of return to all “successful candidates in 2019 National Assembly elections” on Thursday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. INEC noted that only senators-elect as listed on [Read]

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday continued its declaration of results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections conducted across the country on Saturday. But for the first time since 1999 that the nation embraced democracy, INEC declared governorship poll in six states inconclusive. The states affected are Kano , Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa and Plateau . While INEC has stopped the announcement of results in Rivers State due to the violence that engulfed the state , the commission has also controversially halted the announcement of the governorship election in Kano State which shows the Peoples Democratic Party is leading. Consequently , the PDP has accused the [Read]

OFFICIAL: INEC declares Abiodun of APC Ogun Governor – Elect [SEE FULL RESULTS]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Prince Dapo Abiodun of All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the Ogun State gubernatorial election. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE] The returning officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan at the end of the collation of results early Monday morning said the APC candidate scored 241,670 to defeat his closest challenger, the Abdulkadir Akinlade of Allied Peoples Movement who scored 222,153 votes. Abiodun defeated his closest challenger by 19,517 votes. [READ ALSO] Opinion: AFTERMATH OF OGUN POLLS! Amosun +GNI — “WHAT IF….” by John Izabi [AN INTERESTING [Read]

OFFICIAL: PDP takes Over Oyo, as Seyi Makinde is declared winner [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Seyi Makinde, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of the Oyo state gubernatorial election. He polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 357,982 votes. The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state, capital. Below is the result: Ibadan north-west: PDP 20,715 – APC 10,221 Ibarapa east: PDP 13,002 – APC 8,646 Atiba: PDP 14, 636 – APC 9,690 Kajola: PDP 13,600 – APC 12,982 Ido: PDP 16, 726 – APC 8,585 Lagelu: PDP 16,217 – APC [Read]

Opinion: AFTERMATH OF OGUN POLLS! Amosun + GNI — “WHAT IF….” by John Izabi [AN INTERESTING READ]

AMOSUN + GNI  – THE EXPECTED ALLIANCE THAT NEVER MATERIALIZED – “WHAT IF…..” by John Izabi ‘The Salient Pen Pusher’   Prelude to the just concluded 2019 general elections, especially the Gubernatorial polls in Ogun – the Gateway state, and with the heated political atmosphere that permeated the entire state, one would have thought the outcome of the much anticipated electioneering process would be declared INCONCLUSIVE with its attendant consequences cum drama. But lo and behold, the dust is finally settling. And winners have started emerging with the losers already kicking and venting their displeasure while apportioning blames and counting their losses. Some might say, that’s expected though. However, What [Read]

BREAKING: Hoodlums Attack, Set Imo INEC Office Ablaze [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ngor Okpuala local government area of Imo state is currently on fire. Suspected hoodlums were said to have invaded the place while electoral officials were collating results of the governorship and state assembly elections. An INEC official, who preferred anonymity, told TheCable that the suspected thugs broke into the place around 2pm. She said they overpowered the local security guard there before setting the place on fire. Policemen quickly moved in and guarded the electoral materials while the officials where taken to the INEC head office in Imo, [Read]

Ace Nollywood Actor, Desmond Elliot Wins Re-election into Lagos Assembly [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the Surulere1 state Constituency election in Lagos State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr. Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi, from the University of Lagos, made the declaration on Sunday, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Double defeat for Saraki as APC’s Abdulrazaq wins Kwara Guber Polls [SEE RESULTS] She said that Elliot emerged winner with 15,357 votes, while Mr. Benjamin Olasunkanmi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: INEC suspends election in Rivers over [Read]

BREAKING: INEC suspends election in Rivers indefinitely [SEE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has suspended the Gubernatorial and state assembly elections that was to take place in Rivers state just like in other states across the country until further notice.  The commission cited insecurity, disruption of electoral process, widespread violence  amongst others as reasons for its latest decision. See Official press release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Shortly!! [Read]

BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE]

  The Allied Peoples Movement has rejected the ongoing election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The APM Campaign Director General, Sarafa Ishola, said this on Sunday at the party’s secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta. Ishola said the election began peacefully on Saturday, but was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums and “unidentified uniformed men” during the collation stage. [READ ALSO] GUBER RACE: Dapo Abiodun leads Akinlade, Isiaka in Ogun, as APC, PDP battle to Claim Lagos, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi, A/ibom, Enugu, Adamawa, Delta, others [SEE LATEST RESULTS]   He said the results of the election were manipulated in favour of APC. He said the APM had petitioned INEC in the [Read]