Today’s Headlines: Obi Wins In FCT, Fayose Commends Obi, Tells Atiku To Accept Defeat In Maturity


Obi Wins In FCT

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has made some massive wins in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, taking four out of the six Area Councils.

News Source: Channels TV

Obi who had been in an early lead since Sunday, took Bwari, Kuje, Gwagwalada and AMAC with a good number of votes.

In the final collation, the LP Candidate polled a total of 281,717 votes beating the APC who polled 90,912 votes.

The PDP came in third place with a total vote of 74,193 votes.

Fayose Commends Obi, Tells Atiku To Accept Defeat In Maturity

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has advised presidential candidate of his party, Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to ‘accept defeat in maturity and retire peacefully to Dubai’.

Fayose, however commended presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi for his impressive showing in the presidential polls.

News Source: Vanguard Newspapers

The former Governor’s reaction is coming days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the presidential and national assembly elections nationwide.

The electoral umpire is now collating the results at the National Collation Centre, Abuja.

Election results: It’s urgent – LP sends message to agents nationwide ahead of legal battle

The Labour Party has asked all its agents nationwide to submit the actual results from their polling units in the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

This could be in preparation for a legal battle after the declaration of presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in a few hours.

News Source: Daily Post

The presidential election was keenly contested between the Labour Party, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

However, there have been reports of massive rigging and manipulation of the process by some state governors, especially in Rivers and Lagos states.

The Labour Party agent, Umaru Ibrahim Farouk, stormed out of the National Collation Centre of INEC on Monday, alleging that the system had been compromised.

PDP, LP seeking court order to halt election results announcement – APC PCC

The All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council has raised the alarm that two major opposition parties, Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party, are desperately shopping for legal options to stop the announcement of the presidential election results and throw Nigeria into constitutional crises.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday evening by the APC PCC Chief Spokesman, Festus Keyamo.

A worried Keyamo stated that the drama playing out at the height of election collation was reminiscent of the historic June 12, 1993 election which robbed the country of having a leader produced through the most credible and fair election ever conducted in the country.

#NigeriaElections2023: Ex-gov Shekarau wins Kano central senatorial seat

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has been declared winner of the 2023 Kano Central Senatorial District election under the New Nigerian Peoples Party.

Shekarau, a sitting senator was in the NNPP and was nominated to vie for the senatorial position under its platform.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

However, before the elections, he announced his defection from the NNPP and abandoned his senatorial ambition to join the Peoples Democratic Party.

But the Independent National Electoral Commission later insisted that it still recognised him as the legitimate NNPP candidate, even though the party replaced him with another candidate, Rufa’i Sani Hanga.

Shekarau, who is going to the red chamber for the second time was declared by the returning officer of the senatorial district, Professor Tijjani Darma.

According to INEC, Shekarau polled 456,787 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Alhaji Abdulkarim Zaura, who polled 168,677 votes.

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