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Melaye vs Adeyemi: Results From Kogi West Rerun Election

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Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi

PU001/Okekoko ward/Kabba Bunu LGA

APC – 109

PDP – 73

PU 003/10. Ilafin/Idofin/Odogbe ward. PU Form EC 60E

APC – 102

PDP – 53

AD – 1

ADC -1

Invalid votes – 4

Mopamuro LGA Ward 08/PU 004

No of registered voters =643

No of accredited voters =231

No of used ballot paper =231

No of unused ballot paper =412

No of rejected vote =01

Total valid vote =230

APC – 224

DPC – 01

PDP – 05

PU001/Odaki Ward 002/Kogi LGA.

APC – 170

PDP – 123

PU003/Ward D/Lokoja LGA.

APC – 422

PDP – 85

APM – 2

Invalid 4.

PU005/Angwa power/Ward D/ Lokoja LGA.

Results from two voting points:

PDP= 100

APC= 229

APM= 1

INVALID= 5

Ukwo ward PU003/Kogi KKF LGA. Form EC60E

APC – 117

PDP – 253

PU006/WardD/Agwukura/ Lokoja.

No of registered voters 1748

No of accredited voters 434

Total no of valid votes 436

APC – 349

PDP – 87

Invalid votes – 8

Spoilt ballot papers – 8

PU006/WardD/Agwukura/ Lokoja.

No of registered voters 1748

No of accredited voters 434

Total no of valid votes 436

APC – 349

PDP – 87

Invalid votes – 8

Spoilt ballot papers – 8

Egbeda Egga/Okedayo ward, Okedayo Quarters Ogidi Open Space

APC – 120

PDP – 15

08 Mopamuro LGA

No of accredited voters 231.

APC 224
PDP 05
DPC 01
Rejected 01

Odolu Ward, Kabba; Fehinti Oluwa Qtrs Unit 005

APC – 330

PDP – 04

Void – 2

St Andrew School Unit 002

APC – 225

PDP – 47

ADC – 1

Void – 5

Sanco Unit 003, Odolu Kabba

APC – 171

PDP – 27,

Void – 3

Ayegunle Ilemo Ward 05 Mopamuro LGA

APC: 85

PDP: 04

Obatedo Opening space, ward 02 Oke Egbe in Yagba West LGA

APC -165

PDP- 22

PPC- 01

Rejected—03.

Ward D, Unguwan Pawa polling unit 005 Lokoja

APC – 229

PDP – 100

Madabo 003 ward D Lokoja

APC –432

PDP – 85

Saturday’s rerun for the Kogi West senatorial District election between Senators Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi is gradually coming to an end as collation of results has commenced.

As at press time, results are being gathered and announced in different polling units and collation centers in the state.

The supplementary election is between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Melaye and Adeyemi are engaged in a fresh battle of who occupies the Kogi West senatorial district after the former, who is the sitting lawmaker lost in court.

The Court of Appeal had declared the seat vacant when it upheld the decision of the Tribunal which had earlier sacked Dino Melaye.

Melaye is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Adeyemi is carrying the APC’s flag.

Recall that INEC had on November 18 declared the Kogi West Senatorial election as ‘inconclusive.

The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, said the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dino Melaye is 20,570.

He said Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.

Prof Lawal explained that the total margin between both candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Zamfara APC’s Request For Judgment’s Review

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.

In a majority ruling on Friday, four members of a five-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, dismissed the application on the grounds that it was without merit.

Justice Inyang Okoro, in the lead judgment, held that the ruling was a gross abuse of the process of the court.

Justice Okoro proceeded to award cost of N2million against the applicant.

In a dissenting judgment, Justice Centus Nweze held that the court ought to have reviewed the judgment by setting aside the consequential order which made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the ultimate beneficiary of the intra-party crisis in the Zamfara APC.

Justice Nweze noted that the Supreme Court has reviewed its decision before and should be bold enough to admit where there are errors that ought to be rectified.

He dismissed the objection raised by the respondents, upheld the application and granted the prayers sought.

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BREAKING: Bauchi Governor In Self-Isolation After Contact With Atiku’s Son

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed is now in self-isolation over fears of contracting coronavirus after his contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar, the state’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu said.

Atiku made a public disclosure via Twitter on Sunday evening about his son testing positive to the pandemic.

Reactions, mostly sympathies, have trailed the announcement since although the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, is yet to acknowledge the development.

Through his Twitter handle this afternoon, Dr. Salihu explained that Governor Mohammed, alongside his entourage, met with the Vice President’s son while on flight from Lagos to Abuja.

He added that they all have also taken test and are expecting the result as at the time of this report.

The tweet reads:

“Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self isolation following contact with Atiku Abubakar’s Son. Yes. We were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. The Gov and the rest of us have taken tests. The results will be negative in sha Allah.”

So far, NCDC has confirmed 36 cases of Coronavirus from Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, and Oyo states and one death.

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My Achievements In One Year Will Shock Imo People — Uzodinma

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, says that he will shock the people of the state with breathtaking achievements in the next 12 months of his administration.

He said that his policies will change the landscape of the state and make the people rejoice over his election as the state governor.

Governor Uzodinma made this solemn promise during a church service in honour of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe last Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Uzoagba Ikeduru LGA of Imo state.

He asked that people do not judge him by the records of past leaders of the state rather with what he is able to do with his mandate as governor.

“Within the next 12 months, you will see a great difference. My government will shock you with breathtaking achievements that will change Imo State for good,” the governor boasted.

“You will be happy that you elected me your governor and you will know that my mandate is destined by God.”

However, he enjoined the people of the state to give his government all the necessary support, admitting that he cannot succeed without the support of the church and the people.

Concluding, he added that Imo people should see his mandate as one ordained by God and be rest assured that he will not fail them

Meanwhile, he has reassured the people of his government’s readiness to battle the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, asking them not to entertain fear.

The Governor attended the church program in company of his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku and other government functionaries.

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