Aminu Tambuwal Re-elected As Sokoto Governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal,  has been re-elected for a second term.

The state Collation Officer, Professor Fatima Muktar, returned him as the winner of the governorship election on Sunday, a day after supplementary polls were held.

The PDP candidate polled a total of 512,002 votes after the 25,515 votes he got from the supplementary elections were added to the number of votes from the first exercise held on March 9.

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His closest rival, Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 511,660 after his 22,444 votes from the supplementary election were added to that of the March 9 election.

Aliyu was the former Deputy Governor in the state.

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Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (file photo)

See the results of the supplementary elections across all 22 LGAs below.

Kware LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 186

Tureta LGA – APC: 56 PDP: 238

Isa LGA – APC: 68 PDP: 99

Gwadabawa LGA – APC: 187 PDP: 163

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Denge Shuni LGA – APC: 652 PDP: 626

Sokoto South LGA – APC: 313 PDP: 278

Bodinga LGA – APC: 299 PDP: 309

Binji LGA – APC: 517 PDP: 1,039

Wurno LGA – APC: 904 PDP: 609

Wammako LGA – APC: 417 PDP: 221

Rabba LGA – APC: 1,411 PDP: 1,319

Illela LGA – APC: 632 PDP: 607

Gudu LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 176

Silame LGA – APC: 504 PDP: 834

Shagari LGA – APC: 242 PDP: 263

Tambuwal LGA – APC: 1,392 PDP: 1,644

Sabon Birni LGA – APC: 1,023 PDP: 887

Gada LGA – APC: 5,548 PDP 4336

Goronyo LGA – APC 1,433 PDP: 1,265

Kebba LGA – APC: 7,173 PDP: 5,457

LIVE: Supplementary Elections – Collation Of Results Underway

Welcome to our live page for the supplementary polls, following the 2019 general elections.

While the Presidential and National Assembly elections were concluded, the Governorship and State House of Assembly polls suffered a setback in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the governorship election in 29 states, except Edo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi, and Anambra States.

However, the governorship elections were declared inconclusive in Adamawa, Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, and Plateau, while INEC suspended electoral processes in Rivers State.

The electoral body had fixed March 23 to conduct supplementary elections for Governorship and House of Assembly polls.

Stay with us for updates…


March 24


Full list of Governors-elect announced so far:

STATE

APC

PDP

WINNER

ABIA

99,574

161,553

OKEZIE IKPEAZU

ADAMAWA

334,995

367,471

—–

AKWA IBOM

171,978

519,712

UDOM EMMANUEL

BAUCHI

465,453

469,512

—–

BENUE

329,022

410,576

—–

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

—–

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

595,582

546,813

SIMON LALONG

RIVERS

SUSPENDED

SOKOTO

486,145

489,558

—–

TARABA

362,735

520,433

DARIUS ISHAKU

YOBE

444,013

95,703

MAI-MALA BUNI

ZAMFARA

534,541

189,452

MUKHTAR SHEHU


Plateau State Governorship Supplementary Election Results

Barkin Ladi LGA – APC: 041  PDP: 296

Jos North LGA – APC: 274  PDP: 1,036

Shendam LGA – APC: 337  PDP: 80

Bassa LGA – APC: 1,040  PDP: 367

Kanam LGA – APC: 944  PDP: 476

Pankshin LGA – APC: 446  PDP: 151

Bokkos LGA – APC: 1,342  PDP: 1,337

Mangu LGA – APC: 6,931  PDP: 3,520

Langtang South LGA – APC: 972  PDP: 1,224


Sokoto State Governorship Election Results

Kware LGA – APC: 211  PDP: 186

Tureta LGA – APC: 56  PDP: 238

Isa LGA – APC: 68  PDP: 99

Gwadabawa LGA – APC: 187  PDP: 163

Yabo LGA – APC: 110  PDP: 106

Yabo LGA – APC: 110  PDP: 106

Denge Shuni LGA – APC: 652  PDP: 626

Sokoto South LGA – APC: 313  PDP: 278

Bodinga LGA – APC: 299  PDP: 309

Binji LGA – APC: 517  PDP: 1,039

Wurno LGA – APC: 904  PDP: 609

Wammako LGA – APC: 417  PDP: 221

Rabba LGA – APC: 1,411  PDP: 1,319

Illela LGA – APC: 632  PDP: 607

Gudu LGA – APC: 211  PDP: 176

Silame LGA – APC: 504  PDP: 834

Shagari LGA – APC: 242  PDP: 263

Tambuwal LGA – APC: 1,392  PDP: 1,644

Sabon Birni LGA – APC: 1,023  PDP: 887

Gada LGA – APC: 5,548  PDP 4336


March 23


8:49 pm: Political party agents awaiting the collation of results at Ihitte Uboma in Imo State.


7:02 pm: Collation of results for the State Constituency supplementary election in Ardo-Kola LGA of Taraba State has commenced.

Party agents, security agencies, journalists and election observers are in attendance and only four polling units of the LGA were affected.


6:15 pm: Results already being collated for the supplementary election in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State.


5:58 pm: Collation of results ongoing at Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.



5:10 pm: Following the conclusion of voting, collation of results for the House of Assembly supplementary election is yet to commence at the INEC office in Sunkani in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State.

There is heavy security presence around the collation centre to prevent any breakdown of law and order.


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3:58 pm: Collation of results ongoing at INEC office in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.


3:10 pm: Sorting begins in Zakikai polling unit in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.


2:52 pm: Voting in progress at Mayo Farang 009 polling unit for the House of Assembly supplementary election in Adamawa State.


VIDEOS


1:50 pm: Turnout of voters is high at Adamu Chamba polling unit 002, Sunkani ward in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Disabled individuals are also taking part in the election while a total of 2,242 electorate are expected to cast their vote the polling unit.


1:05 pm: Voting ongoing at polling unit 006 Umuduru Ward in Isu Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State.


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11:32 am: Electoral officials addressed an issue with card reader after an electorate was unable to get accredited to vote at Garkar Dandurbawa polling unit in Sokoto State.



10:58 am: voting and accreditation commenced at a polling unit in Kano State at about 10 am.



10:17 am: Low turnout of voters recorded at polling unit 012 Central School Amaimo ward in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State.


10:09 am: Voting in progress at the Garkar Kyahie polling unit in Sokoto State.


9:51 am: Voting begins Ward 7 Unit 11 Old Modern Uhronigbe in Edo State.


9:40 am: Low turnout of voters recorded at a polling unit in Adeba Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State.


8:35 am: The exercise is ongoing at Sarkin Dutse Polling unit 005 Mallum in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Voting commenced at exactly 8:00 am with security operatives on the ground to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls.

So far, there is no card reader failure and a total of 1,093 voters are expected to cast their ballot at the polling unit.


8:23 am: There is an impressive turnout of voters at Kagadama polling unit in Dass LGA in Bauchi.

Voting commenced at about 8:18 am Bauchi.


8:10 am:  An electoral officer addressing party agents at a polling unit in Plateau State.


8:02 am: Voting is yet to commence at the polling unit at Magajin Rafi B in Sokoto North LGA.


7:53 am:  Electorates waiting for the arrival of election materials at Kagadama polling unit in Dass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State.


7:16 am: INEC Officials already at the polling unit at Plateau Hotel awaiting voters.

Electoral materials arrived as early as 6:30 am.


See the table below for the names of winners announced so far in the governorship election:

A breakdown of states where supplementary elections are taking place is shown below:

UK Calls For ‘Peaceful And Transparent’ Supplementary Elections

UK Calls For 'Peaceful And Transparent' Supplementary Elections

 

The United Kingdom has called for a peaceful process as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts supplementary elections in some states.

The UK said this via a tweet from the verified handle of the British High Commission in Nigeria on Friday.

It said it would deploy election observes in some of the states where the exercise would take place on Saturday.

LIVESupplementary Elections Hold In 17 States, FCT

The UK also called on Nigerians in affected states to turn up for the elections, in order to exercise their democratic rights to vote for the candidates on their choice.

Read the tweet below:

The supplementary elections for the Governorship and State House of Assembly polls are taking place in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This followed the governorship election held on March 9 in 29 states, except Edo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi, and Anambra States.

However, the governorship elections were declared inconclusive in Adamawa, Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, and Plateau, while INEC suspended electoral processes in Rivers State.

See the states where the exercise is taking place below:

I Cannot Pressure Voters To Elect Leaders They Don’t Like – Buhari

The President has dismissed the allegation that he is forcing voters to elect candidates other than those they preferred.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the claim in a statement on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

“I believe in the will of the people,” he said emphatically, adding “I cannot, therefore, put pressure on voters to elect leaders they don’t like.”

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The President describing the claim as baseless, noting that at no time did he give instructions that the electorate should vote particular candidates.

He, however, has called on Nigerians to come out en masse and participate in the supplementary elections scheduled for Saturday.

I Cannot Pressure Voters To Elect Leaders They Don't Like – Buhari
A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari appealed to voters not to get tired of coming out to vote in the supplementary elections, saying “these elections are no less important than others before them.”

He urged the people to vote for the candidates they believe would deliver on promises because it was their constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights.

The President, therefore, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to ensure that the supplementary polls were conducted peacefully and in accordance with the law and Constitution.

He thanked the voters for re-electing him for a second term in office and promised not to forget their sacrifices in defying harsh weather conditions to vote for him.

“I was deeply overwhelmed by your show of incredible confidence in me, and I will never let you down. Thank you for your sincere show of support for me,” President Buhari stated.

He gave assurance that he would work with elected representatives of the people regardless of the political party platforms on which they were elected.

The President said he would also work in the best interest of the country and democracy.

INEC had fixed March 23 to conduct supplementary polls in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), following the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

See the states where the exercise will take place below:

INEC To Hold NASS Supplementary Elections March 9

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would hold supplementary elections on March 9, alongside the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated this in a statement issued on Friday.

According to the statement, the decision to hold the supplementary election was taken at the end of a meeting held with Resident Electoral Commissioners on Thursday.

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It read in part: “The meeting noted a number of cancellations in certain areas due to violence, which prevented the Commission from deploying personnel and materials for the elections.

“In a number of locations, it could not conclude the elections due to disruptions and deliberate compliance with the use of Smart Card Reader (SCR), contrary to the INEC Regulations and Guidelines for the conduct of elections.

“Consequently, the meeting decided that supplementary elections will be conducted in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, alongside governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.”

See the statement below.

 

Re-run Elections In Abia, Imo And Taraba States Adjudged Peaceful

police at election polling unitThe re-run elections held in 11 states across Nigeria have ended and were adjudged peaceful, but with low turnout of voters. 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia, Imo, Taraba, Delta and Kogi States amongst others. The April 11 elections in some local councils in the states were declared inconclusive.

Results of the elections are being expected.

In Imo State, officials of INEC were arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in the governorship re-run election.

The persons were arrested at Omuma Primary School in Oru East Local Government.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo, Dr. Gabiral Ada, confirmed the arrest.

He said that the officials were already in Police custody.

The re-run was between Governor Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP.

Before INEC’s decision on April 12, the incumbent governor and the APC candidate was leading.

Abia Re-run

In Abia State, voting in several local government areas in the governorship re-run election ended peacefully.

Election was held in all the areas earlier listed by INEC for the re-run election except in Umunneochi Local Government Area.

INEC had erroneously scheduled election there, which was not supposed to take place in the first instance because the Form, EC40G, was not filled which indicated that there was no problem in the area.

The supplementary election was between Okezie Ikpeazu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Taraba Re-run

Taraba State governorship re-run was also said to been concluded peacefully.

It was between the candidate of the PDP, Darius Ishaku and that of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aisha Alhassan.

After collating the results from 16 out of the 17 local government areas of the state in the April 11 governorship election, the Taraba State Returning Officer for the governorship election, Muhammadu Kyari, declared the election inconclusive.

He said that the decision was taken because the number of cancelled votes was above the gap between the PDP candidate who came first and the APC candidate who came second.

Before the election was declared inconclusive, Mr Ishaku had polled 317, 198 while Senator Aisha had 262, 383 votes.

The elections were held in 10 local government areas of Bali Zing, Takum, Yorro, Donga, Wukari, Ussa, Karim Lamido, Kurmi and Jalingo.

The exercise held in 159 polling units with a potential 127,125 registered voters expected to exercise their franchise.

In Ekti State, There was a low turnout of voters in Ilejemeje Constituency in Ekiti State, where supplementary House of Assembly elections held in 20 polling units.

Few voters were at polling units for accreditation earlier in the day.

The same scenario played out at Polling Unit 007 Imose-Ise, Owakuta Polling Unit 003 and Ise Polling Unit 006.

INEC had deployed three National Commissioners and three Resident Electoral Commissioners to beef up the human capacity of the commission for the polls. The electoral body had assured Nigerians that election would be peaceful, free and fair.

Security was also beefed up in the three states where the supplementary governorship election was held.

To ensure adequate policing of the election, as requested by INEC, the Police restricted vehicular movement from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the areas where the elections held.

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, issued the restriction order on Friday.

“This restriction of vehicular movements order affects movements in and out of the areas where the rerun elections are to take place, except for ambulances, fire service trucks and others on essential duties,” the police said in a statement.

 

INEC Accredited Observers Back Supplementary Polls

A group of Accredited Independent National Electoral Commission Observers in the Anambra governorship election have called on the electorate to come out en masse to exercise their right to vote at the supplementary elections scheduled to hold on Saturday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the  November 16 and 17 Anambra Governorship election inconclusive, stating that the total number of cancelled votes is more than the difference between highest scorer of votes and the runner up.

The electoral umpire then announced that the supplementary election would hold on Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Although aggrieved parties in the Anambra governorship election have said that they would take no part in the supplementary election and have asked their supporters to boycott the supplementary election in some electoral wards in Idemili North and Onitsha South Local Government Areas, the group of accredited observers urged electorate to ensure exercise of their fundamental human right.

Speaking in an interactive forum with journalists in Awka ahead of the Saturday polls, the Director General of the Center for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness and the head of the group, Dr. Gabriel Nwambu, stated that supplementary election was not alien in the electoral process of the country as it had been done in Imo state in 2011.

He maintained that a supplementary election was the only medium that would pave way for the genuine declaration of the winner of the Anambra governorship polls as provided by the law.