The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Willie Obiano, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Anambra State. The returning officer, Prof James Epoke said Obiano satisfied all the requirements of the law “and is hereby declared winner. ” The result showed APGA polled 180,178 votes, PDP polled 97,700 votes; APC got 95,963 votes,Before yesterday’s supplementary election conducted in 210 polling units in 16 local councils across the state where the exercise was cancelled during the November 16 exercise, Obiano was already coasting home to victory, having scored the highest number of votes and securing 25 per cent in 18 of the 21 local government areas of the state. The 16 local government areas where INEC conducted the supplementary election are Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Anaocha, Ekwusigo, Idemili North and Idemili South. Others are Ihiala, Nnewi South, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North and Oyi.Though there was restriction of movement in the affected areas, some people were still doing their normal businesses and traffic was light on the roads in all the areas.
WORKERS in the oil industry have explained their resolve to frustrate the sale of the four government refineries, saying well-meaning Nigerians must join hands with organized labour to ensure that the refineries are not handed over to fronts and cronies of the Presidency. Under the umbrella of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, counterpart, the workers insisted that government officials deliberately sabotaged the Turn-Around Maintenance, TAM, and supply of crude to the refineries to have reasons to sell the refineries to their cronies. Operating under the aegis of NUPENGASSAN (a fusion of NUPENG and PENGASSAN), the unions proposed the option of strategic
Yesterday’s Anambra State supplementary governorship election in a way shattered myths. One of them was the notion that Idemili North of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer, Senator Chris Ngige, as he lost narrowly with five votes to Chief Willie Obiano of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the state Governor-elect. Besides, the populist Ngige, who had been marketed as a strong contender for the plum post, was beaten to the third position by Comrade Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obiano, a retired bank chief, was declared winner about 12:45 a.m. by the state returning officer in the governorship election concluded yesterday, Prof. James Epoke, who is also Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar. Declaring the final result in the state capital, Awka, Epoke said that Obiano won 180,178 votes while Nwoye scored 97,700 votes to place second, with Ngige coming third with 95,953 votes.
FORMER militant leader, Mujahadeen Asari Dokubo, yesterday relived his experience in the hands of the Benin Republic police who arrested him last week. He said Beninous authorities accused him of founding and sponsoring the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Dokubo, who was released following the intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan, spoke on Liberty Radio, Kaduna. He is currently based in the capital, Cotonou, where he runs a chain of businesses including a private university. But he denied reports that he was flown to Abuja in a Presidential jet after his release. He claimed that his arrest was instigated by some people in Benin who are envious of his achievements.
THE police in Zamfara State at the weekend filed criminal charges against Senator Yerima Bakura and 29 others at a Zamfara High Court over alleged conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that counsel to the police, Oloye Torugbene, sought the leave of the court to prosecute the case, pursuant to the Criminal Procedure. He told the court that all relevant documents, including affidavits, exhibits, names and addresses of accused persons, as well as written statements of witnesses and the accused persons, had been submitted to the court. He, therefore, urged the court to proffer a criminal charge based on the evidence provided for prosecution.
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Ngige and APC (Hausa/Yoruba Party) Once Again Crushed In Anambra State Governorship Supplementary election.
The Labour Party candidate, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, came fourth with 37,495.The formal declaration was made bythe Chief Returning Officer, Prof. James Epoke, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar around 1 am on Sunday. The declaration of the winner brought to an end a long-running and controversial process of electing a new governor for Anambra State. The entire process of electing the new governor was dogged by controversy as three of the major political parties that fielded candidates called for its cancellation and vowed to boycott the supplementary election. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, who admitted the errors committed in the election, apologised to the nation but said the errors were not substantial enough to warrant the cancellation of the entire exercise. The supplementary election was eventually held on Saturday but was characterised by low turnout.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has demanded an unreserved apology from the government of Benin Republic over the arrest of the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force ( NDPLF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo.The council has also warned that it would no longer condone the arrest and harassment of Ijaw leaders.The Ijaw nation was jolted when the news of the arrest of Asari-Dokubo filtered into Nigeria with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta( MEND) threatening to attack Beninose interests if he was not released.The IYC noted that though Asari-Dokubo has been released, his arrest and detention was politically motivated by enemies of the Ijaw nation who are uncomfortable with his position as it relates to President Goodluck Jonathan running for the presidency in 2015.
The owners of the zoological republic of Nigeria warns Presidency against inducing Northen elders 2015
Pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative forum has warned the Presidency against any move to induce some prominent leaders in the region to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in 2015. Raising the alarm in Kaduna on Friday, the forum through its Chairman, Alhaji Aliko Mohammed, said some people purportedly working for the presidency had gone round the region with a long list of prominent Northern leaders that would be heavily induced to work for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 presidential poll. The Niger State Governor and Chairman, Northern States Governor’s Forum, Dr. Babangida Aliyu had raised the alarm that the Presidency had penciled down 400 names of prominent northerners that would be induced to support President Jonathan in his re-election bid in 2015. He promised to make available the lists to public.
Vote for Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, and the entire Imo accepted. Why because he has Igbo name and we thought he will be better than the then tyrant Ikedi Ohakim !Imo people ask who bigot this son of the devil? The answer is no. What can Imo people do now that he is turning their sons and daughters into Boko Haram members? Time to place bounty on Okorocha’s head in Biafraland or he will do worst that this video portrayed. Owerri people, Mbaise people, Orlu people and other Imo people wake up and deal with this embodiment otherwise we cannot say that we did not see it when we became under pressure for a man that we all voted for.