Today’s Headlines: Obi, Atiku Told To Withdraw Litigation Over Results, Gunmen Abduct INEC Officials In Imo


Peter Obi, Atiku Told To Withdraw Litigation

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Mohammed Kailani, a stalwart of the All Peoples Congress (APC), on Saturday called on the opposition presidential candidates to withdraw their litigations over the February 25 presidential election.

Recall that the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Mr Peter Obi, headed to the courts to challenge the victory of the APC candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu.

Kailani, National Coordinator, Voter Education and Awareness of the APC, told NAN in Kaduna that the withdrawal of the litigations would make way for national unity and development.

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Gunmen Abduct INEC Officials In Imo

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Gunmen have abducted officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State including the electoral officer of Isu Local Government Area of Imo State Mrs Achibie Ogbonne. 

They also abducted the returning officer and some collation officers during Saturday’s state house of assembly exercise in the area.

According to the INEC spokesperson in Imo state Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, the election went smoothly and peacefully until the collation time when unscrupulous elements invaded the local government council – allegedly working with the local government area council – and violently found their into the premises with tear gas and guns and drove everyone away.

Ortom Loses Government House Polling To Opposition APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, has won the two polling units in Benue State Government House in Makurdi.

Alia, the APC candidate polled 130 votes to defeat PDP’s candidate, Engr. Titus Uba, who scored 43 votes at the Arts theatre polling unit 011.

Wike Rates Polls As Peaceful

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has rated the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers State as peaceful.

Wike also said there is an improvement in the conduct of today’s election compared to the Presidential and National Assembly polls, three weeks ago Unlike in the Presidential election where the governor experienced a delay in the accreditation process, today’s screening was easy and fast.

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