The Big 5: Buhari beats Atiku in Lagos with over 130,000 votes; APGA, PDP protest as Okorocha wins senatorial poll | Other top stories

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Buhari wins Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential elections, has scored 612,371 votes in Niger. Anjela Mary, the State Collation Officer for the Presidential election, announced this at the INEC headquarters in Minna on Monday. Mary, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, said Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 218,052 votes.

APGA, PDP protest as Okorocha wins senatorial poll

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha  has been declared the winner  of  Saturday’s  Imo West senatorial election.

The returning officer, Prof Francis Ibeawuchi,  announced  at the collation centre in Orlu on Monday  that Okorocha of the All Progressive Congress polled  97,762 votes to  win the election ahead  of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Mr Jones Onyereri (68,117) and All Progressive Grand Alliance’s Osita Izunaso (30,084). However, his opponents and their supporters  protested  against the result. Izunaso, who rejected the result, alleged that Okorocha didn’t deserve to win.

The ex-lawmaker, who left the APC for APGA  last year, alleged in an interview with reporters after the  announcement  that Okorocha  manipulated the poll. Furthermore, House of Representatives and PDP deputy governorship candidate in the  state, Gerald Iroha, has  accused Okorocha of electoral fraud.

Iroha, who addressed a press conference in Owerri on Monday, claimed the governor and  his aides  used policemen and  soldiers  to intimidate voters.

Buhari beats Atiku in Lagos with over 130,000 votes

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the Presidential election in Lagos State, by defeating his rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with a 132,798 vote margin.

The margin was lower than the 160,143 votes with which Buhari defeated Jonathan in 2015 in the megapolis. Buhari then polled 792,460 votes, while Jonathan got 632,327.

Buhari wins Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Feb. 23 election held in Kaduna state with 993,482 votes. Prof. Bello Shehu, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result on Monday in Kaduna. Shehu said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, scored 613,318 votes in the poll.

Agbaje kicks against election violence in Lagos

The governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has kicked against the violence carried out across the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections which held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Agbaje, during a press briefing on Monday, added that the mayhem was a deliberate attempt by the ruling All Progressives Party to deprive members of the PDP to exercise their civic rights.


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