Elections Characterised By Low Turn-out In South-East

Low turnout of voters were witnessed in most parts of the polling units visited in the South East of Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and Imo States. Those who monitored the elections in some parts of the zone reports that few voters are seen trickling to their various polling centres as at 10a.m. Although, the exercise has so far been peaceful, only little security presence was observed as compared to the Presidential/National Assembly Elections of Feb. 23. INEC officials and materials arrived early in most centres visited in the zone. At…

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Massive Security Presence In Lagos As Polls Begin

Security men at a checkpoint Heavy security presence and strict enforcement of movement restriction were noticed in parts of Lagos on Saturday as residents of the state troop out for the governorship and the State Assembly elections. Stern-looking soldiers manned many roads as early as 6 a.m to effect the restriction order. This was unlike the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly election, which had only a few areas blocked by the army officers. Drivers of commercial vehicles then exploited the loose security. The soldiers shunned all appeals by almost…

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JUST IN: Gunmen Set Electoral Materials Ablaze in Benue

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, were in the wee hours of Saturday, burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting on fire the RCM Primary School Aya, housing the materials. Mrs Ngunan Yongo, the Electoral Officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation. The EO said the materials were yet to be distributed to polling units in…

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Hope Reality Movement Moves To Finally Seal Imo Guber For Uzodimma

Hope Reality Movement members at a strategic meeting As the elections for the governorship and state houses of assembly come in a matter of hours, political parties and stakeholders in the fray have retreated from the campaign fields to tactically strategise for the main event holding on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. One group that is not leaving any stone unturned nor anything to chance in that respect is the Hope Reality Movement (HRM) which is driving…

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Polls: Lagos Assures Voters Of Safety

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule (2nd left); Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola (left); Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd right); Lagos State Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (right) and other members of the State Executive Council during a press briefing ahead of the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 The Lagos State Government has urged eligible voters in the State to come out enmass on…

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Akwa Ibom REC Denies Manipulation Of Feb 23 Results

Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner REC Mike Igini Mr Mike Igini, the Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has denied manipulating the Presidential and National Assembly election results in the state. Igini made this known in an interview in Uyo on Saturday. He said that the allegation was not true and that the election was not manipulated. Igini said that elections were won and lost at the polling units, saying the REC would not be at the polling units from the beginning to the close of the polls. “The allegations…

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The Suspension Serves Okorocha Right– Imo APC Chieftains

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State The suspension slamed on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has been described as a measure that serves him right by some top echelon members of the party in the state. Speaking on the development on Saturday, a party chieftain, Dr Jude Agu, said Okorocha had been engaged in anti party activities in his pursuit to making his son-in-law succeed him as governor. Agu said Okorocha would have been suspended long ago to check…

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UK PM, Turkish Leader Fellicitate With Buhari Over Polls Victory

UK PM, Turkish Leader congratulate Buhari on Victory United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday joined other world leaders in congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the Feb. 23 presidential election. According to a statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja, the Nigerian president received separate telephone calls from May and Erdogan, congratulating him on his re-election and wishing the Nigerian people progress and prosperity. President Buhari thanked the two leaders for their unflinching support to Nigeria and her…

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Rights Coalition Exposes Massive Rigging Against PDP, Disparities INEC Results

A report detailing how the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly rigged out during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections across the country, was on Firday released by a human rights coalition, the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights and Democracy Organisations (SBCHROs). In a statement made available to the media, the group issued its full report below: The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organisations (SBCHROs), a coalition of 22 rights and democracy organisations in Southeast Nigeria has continued her in-depth investigation behind…

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Suspension Update: Okechukwu, Usani Join Amosun, Okorocha

Amosun: suspended by APC NWC for anti-party activities It was the day of long knives as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) suspended governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Rochas Okorocha of Imo. The suspension of the governors was confirmed to the on Friday by a top party official, even as the NWC was still in session. Also suspended were Osita Okechukwu, the Director-Deneral of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and Pastor Usani Usani, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. An APC source said the NWC…

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