2019

APC drags Atiku, PDP to police, DSS over INEC server hacking, ‘You’re jittery’, PDP fires back

The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress President-elect has formally lodged a complaint against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for criminally hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The complaint lodged in a letter today to the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, followed the citing of alleged election results contained in the server in the petition filed by Abubakar Atiku and the PDP against the election of President Buhari. Atiku claimed he was the winner of the election and that he got 1.6million more votes than President Buhari. The complaint signed by [Read]

OGUN 2019: Akinlade Vows to Reclaim Mandate At Tribunal [READ MORE]

  Ogun State candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the last governorship election, Abdulkabir Adekunke Akinlade, has vowed to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate at the election petition tribunal. He also described the failure of Ogun West senatorial district to produce the governor for the first time after the March 9 poll as a temporary setback, and expressed confidence that he would eventually be declared winner of the election by the tribunal. He spoke at the weekend, during an inaugural lecture of the Forum of Ogun West Concerned Citizens Summit, in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. Akinlade, who emerged second behind the winner of the [Read]

BREAKING: Benue people re-elects Ortom for Second term, as Gov defeats APC candidate [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318. In the March 9 exercise, Ortom scored 410,576 votes over Jime who scored 329,022 votes. The election was, however, declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire due to the gap between the cancelled votes [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

APC’s Simon Lalong Wins re-election bid in Plateau [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress has won the Plateau State governorship election , following the supplementary poll held on Saturday. Lalong was declared the winner by the Returning Officer in the state , Prof Richard Kimbir, after scoring 595 ,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party standard- bearer, Jeremiah Useni, who garnered 546 ,813. Kimbir stated that a total of 1 ,159 ,954 valid votes were recorded while 16 , 188 were rejected , saying 1 ,176 ,142 was the total number of votes cast . The results for the nine LGAs that took part in the supplementary poll , including Barkin [Read]

BREAKING: Tambuwal wins re-election bid, defeats APC candidate with a Slim Margin [SEE DETAILS]

Fresh report just coming in from Sokoto state at PRESS TIME has it that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party has led the governorship election in Sokoto State as results collation was concluded . He led with a slim margin of 342 votes. Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes ahead of Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511, 660. The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, had said the declaration of winner will be based on simple majority. However, the final announcement is being awaited and would happen any moment from PRESS TIME. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Obasanjo congratulates Senator Adeleke, speaks on Atiku’s petition

John Izabi,  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has  congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke following his declaration as the winner of the Osun governorship election by an election petition tribunal. Obasanjo thanked the tribunal for taking deciding to nullify what he described as an illegality. He commended Adeleke for seeking redress in court, adding that it is the right step to take. In a related development, the former President has also described those asking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar not to contest the result of the February 23, 2019 presidential election as enemies of Nigeria. Atiku rejected the 2019 presidential election result as announced by the Independent National Electoral [Read]

Adeleke’s Victory Will boost Atiku’s quest to reclaim “stolen mandate” – CUPP

  The Coalition of United Political Parties has maintained that the judgement delivered by the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal will be a boost to the desire of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to reclaim his “stolen mandate.” It described the judgement of the tribunal that declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of PDP as the winner of the governorship election in the state as a victory for democracy and an affirmation of the sanctity of the ballot. The coalition’s statement by its spokesperson, Imo Ugohinyere, was made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday. Ugochinyere said, “The tribunal has given hope to Nigerians with this [Read]

BREAKING: Osun Guber Tribunal Sacks Oyetola Of APC, Declares Adeleke Of PDP Winner

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Osun State governorship tribunal has declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party the winner of the state governorship election. The judge held that there was merit in the appeal filed by the PDP and Senator Adeleke, adding that the declaration and return of Governor Oyetola by INEC was null and void. The Tribunal made the declaration on Friday after dismissing a preliminary objection against the petition of the PDP and Senator Adeleke, challenging the September 2018 governorship election in the state. The preliminary objection was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate [Read]

Quality of 2019 Polls is Very Disappointing – US

The US Embassy in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, congratulated Nigerians’ commitment to the democratic process, noting that it would continue to follow closely the ongoing polls. It however said that it was hugely  disappointed by the quality of the 2019 elections, citing the low voter turnout, and reports of voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence in some locations. The embassy admonished all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful process, especially for those who would participate in Saturday’s supplementary polls across many states . It said, “As long- time friends of Nigeria , we continue to follow closely the still [Read]