Today’s Headlines; May God Help Nigeria -Obi Expresses Sadness; Osun PDP Clears 25 Seats


Gov’norship election: May God help Nigeria – Peter Obi expresses sadness

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, Peter Obi, has reacted to attacks and killings that occasioned the governorship election, especially in Lagos State.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, was said to have hired and unleashed thugs on residents who were out to cast their votes across the state.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Also, at least three persons suspected to be political thugs were killed in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

DAILY POST reported that the thugs invaded polling units 026 and 004, Gboko South while electoral processes were ongoing and attempted to snatch ballot boxes and the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS.

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Obi expressed sadness over such incidents and condoled with families whose loved ones were killed for coming out to exercise their civic responsibilities.

House of Assembly election: Osun PDP clears 25 seats, one declared inconclusive

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State is set for another total victory as it has clinched 25 out of the 26 House of Assembly seats.

DAILY POST reports that the only exception is that of Boripe/Boluwaduro State Constituency that has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

In the results so far announced, the PDP has won in Ifelodun Constituency where Tajudeen Akinlolu Adeyemi of the PDP polled 16,184 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mulikat Abiola Bello of the APC who scored 7, 460 votes.

In Ede North State Constituency PDP’s Adewumi Babajide Kofoworola polled 17530 votes to defeat Abdulquadri Suleiman of the APC who polled 9,010 votes.

In Ilesa West, Wale Akerele of the PDP defeated Wale Adedoyin of the APC by polling 13261 votes against 6392 votes.

Tinubu’s campaign spokesman warns Igbo against ‘interfering’ in Lagos politics

Bayo Onanuga, a spokesperson for the President – elect, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday night, warned Igbo in Lagos against “interfering” in politics in the state.

Onanuga, who is the director of media and publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, issued the warning in a tweet his official Twitter account, @aonanuga1956.

Source: Punch paper

He said, “Let 2023 be the last time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics. Let there be no repeat in 2027. Lagos is like Anambra, Imo, any Nigerian state. It is not No Man’s Land, not Federal Capital Territory. It is Yoruba land. Mind your business”.

The PUNCH reports that the days before the conduct of the governorship election in Lagos were marred with ethnic tensions.

INEC staff shot by militants recuperating – Cross River REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Prof Gabriel Yomeri, has confirmed that the INEC ad hoc staff, Miss Glory Effiom Essien, who was hit by a bullet from suspected militants is now recuperating at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

She was reportedly shot from behind whilst inside a speed boat traveling to Bakassi communitiies for electoral duties.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The REC expressed worry and anger over the shooting of the young woman.

However, he said he was happy that the bullet did not affect the victim’s spinal cord.

“The victim is responding to medical attention at the University of Calabar, UCTH.”

An eye witness said, “The stray bullet hit her while she was in a speed boat heading towards Bakassi communities for governorship and House of Assembly Elections. She had slumped before being rushed to a hospital.

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