INEC ‘Withdraws All Powers’ From REC Who ‘Resigned’ To Join Bayelsa Governorship Race

A file photo of Dr Frankland Briyai.

 

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn all powers delegated to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River State, Dr Frankland Briyai.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

The statement was issued a day after Dr Briyai addressed reporters in Calabar, where he declared to contest for the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

He had also announced his resignation as a Resident Electoral Commissioner, saying he would run on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 poll.

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Okoye, however, said INEC has yet to receive any resignation letter from the REC, in line with the provisions of the Constitution.

According to him, Dr Briyai failed to follow laid down procedure for resignation as such can only take effect on receipt of the resignation letter by the appointing authority.

The National Commissioner also condemned the use of the premises of the electoral body for expression of political interest, saying it was unlawful.

He, therefore, noted that INEC’s administrative secretary in the state has been directed to take over the responsibilities of the REC until further notice.

Read the full statement from the electoral umpire below:

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Cross River State of INEC, Dr Frankland Briyai yesterday addressed the media to the effect that he has resigned his position as REC with effect from August 8, 2019, and joined a political party on whose platform he intends to contest the November 16, 2019 governorship Election in Bayelsa State.

Although this was done at the commission’s Cross River State office in Calabar, the commission is yet to receive any communication on this from Dr Briyai.

The commission strongly frowns at the REC’s expression of partisan interest. We note that the Constitution precludes National and Resident Electoral Commissioners from belonging to political parties.

Also, the use of INEC premises and facilities for such declaration or for any political purpose is unlawful and contrary to the Code of Conduct subscribed to by all INEC officials.

Dr Briyai failed to follow laid down procedure for resignation as REC. Section 306(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) provides that the resignation of such appointment takes effect on receipt of the letter of resignation by the appointing authority – in this case, the President.

We are not aware that he has tendered his resignation to the appointing authority and the commission has not received any resignation letter as he claimed.

Following his actions and based on the constitution, the commission has withdrawn all powers and functions delegated to Dr Briyai as Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Consequently, the Administrative Secretary of INEC Cross River State has been directed to oversee the office and take over the functions and duties of the REC until further notice.

Kogi Polls: APC Receives Petitions Against Indirect Primaries

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that is has received petitions from some stakeholders in Kogi State kicking against Indirect Primaries adopted for the election of the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in the state.

According to a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party will look at the merit of the petitions and come out with a position in due course.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received petitions from some stakeholders in Kogi State in reaction to Indirect Primaries adopted for the election of the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in the state.

“The NWC will look at the merit of the petitions in line with the Party’s constitution and come out with a position in due course.”

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He added that the party’s constitution “provides for three modes of primaries to elect Party candidates – Indirect, Direct Primaries and consensus – depending on the peculiarities of the state and preferences of the stakeholders in respective elections.”

Mr Issa-Onilu stated that the NWC will be guided by the rules of the party.

INEC Declares PDP’s Mattawalle Winner Of Zamfara Gov Election

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bello Mattawalle, winner of the Zamfara State governorship election.

Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement at a press briefing on Saturday in Abuja.

He said Certificates of Return would be issued to the governor-elect, his deputy, three senators and seven reps-elect in Abuja on Monday.

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The declaration follows the Supreme Court’s judgment on Friday which nullified the victory of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election held on March 9, 2019.

According to the court, the APC failed to conduct primaries in the state and consequently, all votes cast in the state were wasted votes.

Read the full speech of the INEC Chairman below.

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON. CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROFESSOR MAHMOOD YAKUBU, ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CANDIDATES OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN ZAMFARA STATE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, INEC HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA, ON SATURDAY 25TH MAY 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen

1. First, let me welcome all of you to this Press Conference. The reason for addressing you today is to provide an update on the recent decision of the Supreme Court regarding the candidates fielded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State for the 2019 general elections.

2. It is important to provide a background to the legal process that culminated in the Supreme Court decision on 24th May 2019. You may all recall that the Commission issued the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 general elections on 9th January 2018, over one year in advance. Among other activities, the conduct of party primaries was scheduled to take place between 18th August and 7th October 2018. Unfortunately, the APC did not conduct its primaries in Zamfara State within this stipulated time and the Commission duly informed the party that it would not be in a position to present candidates for elections in the State. Subsequently, various interested parties, including the APC itself, approached the court over the decision of the Commission. Just before the election, the subsisting court judgment at the time ordered the Commission to include the APC on the ballot for the Governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly elections, which the Commission complied with.

3. However, since the elections were completed, a Court of Appeal judgment and now a Supreme Court judgment have determined that the APC did not conduct valid primaries for the elections in question. In its judgment delivered on 24th May 2019, the Supreme Court, having determined that the APC did not conduct valid primaries, said that the votes cast for the party in all the elections in question were “wasted” and ordered the Commission to recognize the runners-up as the winners. This judgment affects the positions of Governor and Deputy-Governor, three Senatorial, seven Federal and twenty-four State Assembly Constituencies.

4. Following the judgment of the Supreme Court, the Commission has met in two emergency sessions and taken briefings from our lawyers and staff on the implementation of the Supreme Court judgment. While the legislative elections (Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly elections) are straight forward to deal with because they entail first-past-the-post or simple majority of votes, the Governorship election is determined not just by majority votes but also spread in accordance with Section 179 (2) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). This means that we had to first discount the votes cast for the APC at the elections and then carefully rework the spread by Local Government Areas based on the new valid votes.

5. In compliance with the Supreme Court judgment, the Commission has now determined the winners of the elections in Zamfara State as follows:

Governorship
S/N
POSITION
NAME OF ELECTED CANDIDATE
GENDER
PARTY
1. GOVERNOR BELLO MOHAMMED MATAWALLE, MALE, PDP
2. DEPUTY GOVERNOR
MAHDI ALIYU GUSAU,MALE, PDP.

Senatorial
S/N
NAME OF SENATORIAL DISTRICT
NAME OF ELECTED CANDIDATE
GENDER
PARTY
1
ZAMFARA NORTH
ALHAJI YA’U SAHABI
MALE
PDP
2
ZAMFARA CENTRAL
MOHAMMED HASSAN
MALE
PDP
3
ZAMFARA WEST
LAWALI HASSAN ANKA
MALE
PDP

House of Representatives
S/N
NAME OF FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY
NAME OF ELECTED CANDIDATE
GENDER
PARTY
1
KAURAN NAMODA/BIRNIN MAGAJI
UMAR SANI DAN-GALADIMA
MALE
PDP
2
SHINKAFI/ZURMI
BELLO HASSAN SHINKAFI
MALE
PDP
3
GUSAU/TSAFE
KABIRU AMADU
MALE
PDP
4
BUNGUDU/MARU
SHEHU AHMED
MALE
PDP
5
ANKA/TALATA MAFARA
KABIRU YAHAYA
MALE
PDP
6
BAKURA/MARADUN
AHMED MUHAMMAD BAKURA
MALE
PDP
7
GUMMI/BUKKUYUM
SULAIMAN ABUBAKAR GUMI
MALE
PDP

State House of Assembly
S/N
NAME OF STATE CONSTITUENCY
NAME OF ELECTED CANDIDATE
GENDER
PARTY
1
KAURA NAMODA NORTH
ZAHARADEEN M. SADA
MALE
PDP
2
KAURA NAMODA SOUTH
ANAS SARKIN FADA
MALE
PDP
3
BIRNIN MAGAJI
NURA DAHIRU
MALE
PDP
4
ZURMI EAST
SALIHU USMAN ZURMI
MALE
PDP
5
ZURMI WEST
NASIRU MU’AZU
MALE
PDP
6
SHINKAFI
MUHAMMAD G. AHMAD
MALE
PDP
7
TSAFE EAST
MUSA BAWA MUSA
MALE
PDP
8
TSAFE WEST
ALIYU NA-MAIGORA
MALE
PDP
9
GUSAU EAST
IBRAHIM NAIDA
MALE
PDP
10
GUSAU WEST
SHAFI’U DAMA
MALE
PDP
11
BUNGUDU EAST
KABIRU MAGAJI
MALE
PDP
12
BUNGUDU WEST
NASIRU BELLO LAWAL
MALE
PDP
13
MARU NORTH
YUSUF ALHASSAN MUHAMMAD
MALE
PDP
14
MARU SOUTH
KABIRU HASHIMU
MALE
NRM
15
ANKA
YUSUF MUHAMMAD
MALE
PDP
16
TALATA MAFARA NORTH
SHAMSUDEEN HASSAN
MALE
PDP
17
TALATA MAFARA SOUTH
AMINU YUSUF JANGEBE
MALE
PDP
18
BAKURA
TUKUR JEKADA BIRNIN TUDU
MALE
PDP
19
MARADUN I
FARUK MUSA DOSARA
MALE
PDP
20
MARADUN II
NASIRU ATIKU
MALE
PDP
21
GUMMI I
ABDULNASIR IBRAHIM
MALE
PDP
22
GUMMI II
MANSUR MOHAMMED
MALE
PDP
23
BUKKUYUM NORTH
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED NA’IDDA
MALE
PDP
24
BUKKUYUM SOUTH
SANI DAHIRU
MALE
PDP

6. The Commission will issue Certificates of Return to the new winners as follows:

i. Governor and Deputy Governor-elect, Senators-elect and Members of the House of Representatives-elect will receive their certificates on Monday 27th May 2019 at the Commission’s Electoral Institute at 2.00pm.

ii. Members of the State House of Assembly-elect will receive their certificates from the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Zamfara State at the INEC State Office in Gusau on Friday 31st May 2019 at 10.00am.

7. I wish to seize this opportunity to draw the attention of all stakeholders, but particularly the political parties, to the implications of the Supreme Court judgment on the Zamfara matter. It is clear that properly conducted party primaries are cardinal to the proper internal functioning of political parties, the electoral process and our democratic system at large. Therefore, political parties must take very seriously the conduct of primaries according to all extant rules, including the monitoring of the processes by INEC to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara experience. I want therefore to remind us that the Commission has since 9th April 2019 issued the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship elections by which party primaries are scheduled to hold between the 2ndand 29th August 2019. I appeal to political parties intending to field candidates in the elections to adhere strictly to this and other timelines in the Timetable and Schedule of activities.

8. I thank you very much and I will now take some questions.

INEC To Hold Governorship Elections In Kogi, Bayelsa On Nov 2

INEC To Hold Governorship Elections In Kogi, Bayelsa On Nov 2
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, briefs the media about preparations for the elections in Abuja on Friday, February 22, 2019. Photo: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun.

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 2, 2019, to conduct governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

The announcement followed a meeting of the electoral body at its headquarters in Abuja where it approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the elections.

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INEC explained that the official notice for both elections would be issued on August 1 while various political parties who intended to field candidates would conduct their primaries from August 2-29.

It disclosed that it has fixed August 2 for the commencement of campaigns by political parties and would end on October 31.

The commission said the political parties sponsoring candidates in the polls must submit the list of their agents for the exercise not later than October 2.

It noted that the timelines were in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), as well as the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

INEC urged all stakeholders in the coming elections to take cognisance of its timetable and schedule of activities and adhere strictly to them.

The date for the polls was fixed following the just concluded 2019 general elections.

The commission conducted the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 23 while that of Governorship and State House of Assembly were conducted on March 9.

The governorship elections held in 29 states in the country.

Those, however, excluded were Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Anambra, and Edo States.

Read the full statement from INEC below:

Gombe Governorship Election Tribunal Receives Three Petitions

 

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Gombe State has received three petitions following the governorship election in the state.

The Tribunal received the petitions on Monday at the inaugural session in Gombe, the state capital.

Those who filed the petitions at the Tribunal are Adamu Jungudo, Muhammad Ibrahim, and Aliyu Adamu.

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Listed as the first respondents in all three petitions is the governor-elect of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Muhammad Yahaya.

The petitions were three ex parte motions seeking court leave to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the petitioners access to physically inspect all materials used in the election and to have certified true copies of the documents.

They also sought an order of the Tribunal for substituted service on the first respondent, Mr Yahaya.

The Tribunal is sitting barely one month after INEC declared the APC candidate as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Gombe.

According to the results announced on March 10, Yahaya polled 364,179 votes to defeat Senator Bayero Nadafa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 222,868 votes.

Traditional Rulers Congratulate El-rufai On Re-election, Urge Him to Tackle Insecurity

File photo

 

Traditional Rulers from the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State have congratulated Nasir El-rufai on his re-election for a second term.

Led by the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, the traditional rulers who visited him at the Government House, also called on the governor to do more in tackling the security challenges confronting some parts of the state.

They described his re-election as a testimony of his impressive performance since his assumption into office in 2015, especially in the areas of infrastructure and human capital development.

Some others say his victory was designed by God and therefore, should not be challenged by anyone.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on March 11, declared El-rufai winner of the Kaduna State Governorship election held on March 9.

He was declared re-elected having polled 1, 045,427 votes, to defeat Isah Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored a total number 814,168 votes.

Ashiru has, however, vowed to challenge the result of the election in court on the grounds that it was marred by massive irregularities.

INEC To Hold Adamawa Governorship Supplementary Election On Thursday

BREAKING: INEC To Hold Adamawa Governorship Supplementary Election On Thursday

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday, March 28, 2019, to conduct the governorship supplementary election in Adamawa State.

The electoral body announced this on Tuesday via its verified Twitter handle.

It explained that the exercise would be conducted in 14 local government areas of the state, with a total of 40,988 registered voters.

According to INEC, the electorate will go to 44 polling units to take part in the exercise which will take place between 8 am and 2pm in 29 Registration Areas.

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INEC fixed the date shortly after an Adamawa State High Court has vacated an order restraining it from conducting the governorship supplementary election in 44 polling units in the state.

The exercise failed to hold in Adamawa as a result of a suit filed against INEC by the governorship candidate of the Movement for Restoration and Defence for Democracy (MRDD), Mustafa Shaba.

Shaba had sued the electoral body over the omission of his party’s logo on the electoral materials used in the March 9 governorship election.

Following the ruling of the court on the matter, INEC said it would announce the date for the governorship supplementary election before the close of work.

 

On March 11, the Returning Officer for the governorship election, Professor Andrew Haruna, declared the poll inconclusive while announcing the results at the collation centre in Yola, the state capital.

He explained that the margin of the lead of 32,476 between the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) was less than the 40,988 votes that were cancelled.

INEC had, thereafter, announced that it would conduct supplementary elections in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on March 23.

Although that of the state constituency held in Mayo Belwa and Hong Local Government Areas of Adamawa, the governorship supplementary poll failed to hold as a result of the previous court order.

INEC Declares Ganduje Winner Of Kano Governorship Election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been re-elected as governor.

The Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, announced this on Sunday after Ganduje polled a total of 1,033,695 as against his closest rival, Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,024,713 after their votes from the supplementary election were added to that of the March 9 election.

The results come amidst reports of violence as hoodlums reportedly invaded about six Polling Units in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that the area was targeted because of the huge number of voters there.

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INEC had on March 11, declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive, saying that the margin between the two leading parties (PDP and the APC) was not enough to declare a winner.

Incumbent governor Ganduje was about 27,000 votes behind when elections at more than 200 polling stations in the state were cancelled.

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje (file photo)

But after a re-run in the affected areas on Saturday, the APC candidate won some 36,000 more votes than Yusuf.

The PDP has, however, rejected the results, saying its candidate, Abba K. Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the election.

In a statement, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, insisted that its candidate had won the election since March 9, having fulfilled the constitutional requirement of securing the highest number of votes and the statutory 25% in two-thirds of the state.

Canada Says Nigeria’s Democratic System Needs To Be Strengthened

Canada’s flag

 

The Canadian High Commission has called for the strengthening of Nigeria’s democratic practices.

The call comes after the 2019 general elections, which some international and domestic observers say was fraught with “systemic failings” especially with regards to logistics and security.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Philip Baker, however, noted that the process was credible, while also congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

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“Despite logistical challenges as well as reports of isolated irregularities and violence, we note that domestic and international observers have found that the overall result was credible,” Baker said.

The keenly contested Presidential election was held across the country on February 23, 2019.

Following the exercise, however, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and closest rival to Muhammadu Buhari – Atiku Abubakar – challenged the outcome in court after the APC candidate won the election with a margin of nearly four million votes.

The governorship and state assembly elections, on the other hand, took place on March 9, in 29 states across the federation.

Elections in six states – Adamawa, Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau and Kano – were, however, declared inconclusive and consequently, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rescheduled the elections to Match 23, 2019.

Baker noted that the rescheduled polls is an opportunity to perfect the loopholes observed in previous elections.

“Moving forward, we note the importance of strengthening democratic practices, especially in the lead-up to rerun elections in states with inconclusive official results.

“Canada remains committed to supporting good governance and the rule of law in Nigeria. We recognize the importance of free and fair elections and independent democratic institutions to ensuring that citizens are able to participate meaningfully in a strong and healthy democracy,” he added.

APGA Rejects Imo Governorship Election Result, Demands Fresh Poll

APGA Rejects Imo Governorship Election Result, Demands Fresh Poll
A file photo of voters at a polling unit in Imo State.

 

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has rejected the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Imo State.

Imo APGA Publicity Secretary, Alphonsus Eberendu, described the exercise as a “sham and mockery of democracy” while addressing reporters on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital.

He alleged that the election was marred by monumental irregularities, adding that it was the worst in the history of the state since its creation.

Eberendu said his party had called for the cancellation of the entire election on the basis that it did not meet all the constitutional requirements.

He also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Emeka Ihedioha, as the winner of the election.

According to the APGA spokesperson, the PDP candidate failed to meet the constitutional requirement of 25 per cent of total votes cast in two third of the state.

APC Wins 13 States As Nine PDP Governors-Elect Emerge (Full List)

APC Wins 13 States As Nine PDP Governors-Elect Emerge (Full List)

 

The Governorship and House of Assembly elections may have come and gone, the outcome of the polls is still generating reactions in states where they were held.

Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Edo, Kogi, and Anambra States were left out in the governorship poll held on March 9 in 29 states across the country, as theirs come outside the election cycle.

So far, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the results of the election in 22 states.

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A breakdown of the figure so far released shows that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 13 states while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won nine.

Plateau, Benue, Adamawa, Kano, Sokoto and Bauchi have to wait for some time to know who their governor for the next four years would be after INEC declared the election in those states inconclusive.

In Rivers State, the electoral body suspended the electoral process over reported violence during the exercise.

INEC said it would announce a new date for re-run in the states where the election was declared inconclusive within 21 days.

A detailed breakdown of winners announced so far is highlighted in the table below:

STATE

APC

PDP

WINNER

ABIA

99,574

161,553

OKEZIE IKPEAZU

ADAMAWA

334,995

367,471

INCONCLUSIVE

AKWA IBOM

171,978

519,712

UDOM EMMANUEL

BAUCHI

465,453

469,512

INCONCLUSIVE

BENUE

329,022

410,576

INCONCLUSIVE

BORNO

1,175,440

66,115

BABAGANA UMARA

CROSS RIVER

131,161

381,484

BEN AYADE

DELTA

215,938

925,274

IFEANYI OKOWA

EBONYI

81,234

392,291

DAVID UMAHI

ENUGU

10,423

449,935

IFEANYI UGWUANYI

GOMBE

364,179

222,868

MOHAMMED YAHAYA

IMO

96,458

273,404

EMEKA IHEDIOHA

JIGAWA

810,933

288,356

BADARU ABUBAKAR

KADUNA

1,045,427

814,168

NASIR EL-RUFAI

KANO

987,819

1,014,474

INCONCLUSIVE

KATSINA

1,178,864

488,621

AMINU MASARI

KEBBI

673,717

106,633

ATIKU BAGUDU

KWARA

331,546

114,754

ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRAZAQ

LAGOS

739,445

206,141

BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

NASARAWA

327,229

184,281

ABDULLAHI SULE

NIGER

526,412

298,065

ABUBAKAR BELLO

OGUN

241,670

70,290

ADEDAPO ABIODUN

OYO

357,982

515,621

OLUSEYI MAKINDE

PLATEAU

583,255

538,326

INCONCLUSIVE

RIVERS

SUSPENDED

SOKOTO

486,145

489,558

INCONCLUSIVE

TARABA

362,735

520,433

DARIUS ISHAKU

YOBE

444,013

95,703

MAI-MALA BUNI

ZAMFARA

534,541

189,452

MUKHTAR SHEHU

NASS Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Slain Oyo Rep

 

The National Assembly has adjourned plenary till Wednesday, March 13.

Members of the Red and Green Chambers agreed to the adjournment on Tuesday in honour of the Oyo rep member, Temitope Olatoye, who was shot dead during the governorship election in Ibadan.

The spokesman for the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Mr Toye Akinrinola, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital.

Akinrinola explained that Olatoye was rushed to the hospital at about 6:20 pm after sustaining critical gunshot wounds to the eye.

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According to him, the incident happened at Lalupon area of Lagelu Local Government Area of the state.

The UCH spokesman added that the lawmaker was too weak to be revived by the time he was brought to the medical facility for treatment.

Olatoye was the lawmaker representing Lagelu /Akinyele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.