2015: Jonathan Begs Obasanjo

Desperately seeking former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s support for his re-election bid, President Goodluck Jonathan last night met with the ex-leader at his Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The meeting, which started at about 9pm, ended shortly before 10pm when those at the meeting drove out of the ex-president’s residence in a convoy of nine cars.

At the meeting, according to unconfirmed sources, were two major Christian leaders –  Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and Winners Chapel’s Bishop David Oyedepo. Both church leaders could not be reached for comments last night.

It was learnt that the church leaders attended the meeting at Obasanjo’s  instance. He, according to sources, insisted when the President proposed the meeting that the religious leaders must witness the discussion.

The former president, it was gathered, said the president did not honour their previous agreements, hence the need for high profile witnesses.

Other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu and former  PDP chairman Senator Ahmadu Ali, were also believed to have attended the meeting.

The relationship between Jonathan and Obasanjo has been frosty.  Obasanjo has been a fierce critic of the Jonathan administration, knocking it for alleged corruption and slow response  to the Boko Haram challenge.

Attempts by Dr. Jonathan to woo the ex-President, who is his political godfather, included a meeting last month with Obasanjo by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, led by Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio. In that team were Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke and Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu.

Although neither Jonathan, who passed the night in Abeokuta, to enable him continue his campaign in the Southwest today – in Osogbo and Ado Ekiti – and tomorrow in Akure – nor Chief Obasanjo, was available to speak to anxious reporters after the meeting, sources said Obasanjo planned to use the talk as an avenue to ask the president some salient questions, most of which he had publicly raised, before the religious leaders.

These included the security of the country, the weeding out of his loyalists from their positions in the PDP, the matter concerning the SouthWest organising and mobilisation committee of the party, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, who the former president said he could not accept as his leader, among others.

Addressing the rally in Abeokuta,  Jonathan who begged Ogun electorate to give him their mandate the second time, acknowledged the place of the state in the nation. Jonathan fought back, slamming elders who “talk like motor park touts”.

The President mentioned the late Chief MKO Abiola, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo  – all from the state.

He also cited the late woman-activist, Madam Funmilayo Kuti, saying all of them were great leaders who worked for the uplift the nation and to the citizenry.

Jonathan said: “You gave us your support the last time; we are asking for support now. Your mandate given to us was not a failure. We have built railways that pass through Ogun.

“Our industrial policy has favoured Ogun and about  56 new industries have been opened here and you can imagine the number of jobs created through that.  This government is a business-friendly government.

“The agro- cargo airport which was pioneered by Gbenga Daniel when he was partnering the Federal Government, will be brought back to you and the   Olokola Free Trade Zone and others,  everything will be restored.”

The President scored his administration high, saying it tackled stealing and corruption from fertilisers procurement, established over a dozen universities and empowered women.

According to him, if elected, the Federal Government  would create two million jobs yearly to absorb the 1.8million Nigerians, who are being into the labour market yearly.

 

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Fani-Kayode Dumps APC, Says He Just Realised Jonathan Is A Responsible Leader

Barely few days after he voiced opposition to the speculation that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to field a Muslim/Muslim ticket for the 2015 presidential election, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former minister who was at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today to meet with Jonathan, says he has just realised that President Goodluck Jonathan is a responsible leader.

Addressing State House journalists after the closed door meeting, Fani-Kayode said he would never agree to the alleged plan by the APC to field two Muslims as presidential candidate and running mate for the 2015 general elections.

He said though he had been a critic of Jonathan’s administration, there was nothing wrong in resolving “issues” with the president.

Fani-Kayode later headed for the Office of the Chief of Staff to the president.

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APC Christian Leaders Threaten To Quit Over Speculations Of A Buhari/Tinubu Ticket

The speculation over the possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) fielding former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its presidential and vice-presidential in the 2015 general election has continued to generate heated reactions.

The reactions are basically because the party would be fielding a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket in the persons of Buhari and Tinubu.

As a result, some leaders of the party, who are Christians, are insisting that the party should present a Muslim/Christian ticket through a primary election or they would leave the party, Punch has gathered.

It also stated that the leaders also kicked against a consensus candidature, which they described as an imposition by a section of the leadership.

Even though the party, through its spokesman, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has denied the plan to present a Buhari/Tinubu ticket, which some top hierarchy of the party allegedly planned to field through a consensus arrangement, with the hope of helping the party sweep the North-West, North-East, South-West and Edo State in the South-South, it has not stopped prominent Christian members from protesting and threatening to quit the party.

It was further learnt that those angry with the leadership of the party included members who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC.

Five PDP governors, 37 members of the House of Representatives and members of the defunct New PDP, a breakaway faction of the PDP, had dumped the ruling party for the opposition party in 2013.

Majority of the Christian leaders, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, described the alleged plan to field Buhari and Tinubu as the party’s candidates as “unfair and inconsiderate.”

A top Christian official of the party, who spoke to one of our correspondents on the condition of anonymity, said aspirants should go through a primary election and the party must present a Muslim/Christian ticket to the electorate.

“They have been nursing the plan for long and they are close to hatching it. Any Buhari/Tinubu or Muslim/Muslim ticket may mark the end of the party. It will be an insult to us the Christians and we will not hesitate to leave their party for them,” the source stated.

Another aggrieved top shot of the party, who also pleaded anonymity, said although Buhari and Tinubu had not made their intention to contest known, the alleged plan was already creating tension in the party.

“That is what they want to do and we will not agree with it. A lot of us are aware but nobody wants to speak out yet. It is an open secret; everybody is aware. There is a massive reaction against it from all corners. Even APC members in the United Kingdom and America are protesting. Christian leaders in Nigeria have been calling us to say they will not support a Muslim/Muslim ticket.

“They stand the risk of splitting this party if they are not careful. This is a very sad development. The Peoples Democratic Party will take advantage of it. Some people that joined us from the PDP are already threatening to go back because of this Muslim/Muslim ticket controversy,” the source stated

Similarly, the first civilian governor of Edo State, John Odigie-Oyegun, who is a prominent member of APC, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, that a primary election must take place to elect candidates.

He said, “I know the party has been discussing this issue (ticket) and we are in the process of setting up our structures. It is for the people to decide; not even the national executive can take that decision. We must have primaries. Even if there is only one aspirant, we will still conduct a primary election to confirm the aspirant. It is impossible to impose. Who can impose? With the way the party is structured, it won’t be easy for anybody to impose.”

A former Minister of Aviation and member of the APC, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, had on Monday warned the leadership of the party against fielding Muslims as both its presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the election.

He said, “I have said it privately in countless political meetings and I will say it publicly today. Please mark it, the biggest mistake that my party, the APC, can make is to field a Muslim/Muslim ticket in the 2015 Presidential election. If we do that, we will not only offend the Christian community but we will also lose the election woefully.”

However, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Nasir el-Rufai, in his response to Fani-Kayode on social media, said the APC would present an integrity-competence ticket and not one based on religion. “Politics and governance are not to be mixed or dictated to by any religion,” he stated.

El-Rufai added, “The APC will present to Nigerians the best persons with the integrity, capacity and competence to create jobs, fight corruption and rebuild our nation without discrimination.

“How these persons worship the Almighty God is private to them and does not matter  to  discerning Nigerians, particularly young people that suffer most from bad governance, unemployment and the Jonathanian culture of impunity.”

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Speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, however, Fani-Kayode advised those nursing the plan to forget about it.

He said, “Presenting a Muslim/Muslim ticket for the 2015 presidential election no matter how cleverly rationalised, defended or justified in the pursuit of an ideal or in the name of political correctness, will be a terrible insult to the 80 million Christians that are part and parcel of this country and it will result in their voting, en masse, for another party.”

He said present-day politics was different from that of 1993, when a Muslim/Muslim ticket won the presidential election. He warned that Christians should not be taken for granted or sacrificed “on the altar of political expediency.”

“Any party that seeks to do that ceases to be a political party and can be better described as a religious cult and no Christian worth his salt can or will ever be a member of such a cult. I will not be a party to such and I will leave if they are not comfortable with the truth.” the ex-minister stated.

Another Christian leader of the party, who did not want his name mentioned, on Friday said the party risked disintegration, if the leadership decided to present its candidates through consensus arrangement. He said all aspirants should be offered a level–playing field.

“If they pick Buhari as the consensus candidate, or even if he wins in the primary contest, and he picks a Muslim running mate, what do you think would happen? Do you think the Christian leaders in the APC would sit back and take that?

“They know what the reaction would be but they don’t care. They believe they can attract Muslims from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC to support them; they will get the votes of Muslims in the core North and in the North-Central; and they believe they will add up the votes of Muslims in the South-West.

“The APC might lose in the South-West, where the votes of Muslims and Christians are almost 50-50. Yoruba Christians will not support such a thing no matter what. The electorate in the South-East, the South-South and Christians in the North-Central would not support a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“The PDP would attract all these people and President Goodluck Jonathan will come back. They think they can use religion to defeat Jonathan but every Christian will leave the APC.”

In a related development, the Christian Association of Nigeria has faulted a Muslim/Muslim ticket for the presidency. It said the norm was that a Muslim would pick a Christian running mate.

The General Secretary, CAN, Rev. Musa Asake, said, “If you look at the composition of the APC right now, they are strictly a Muslim party. When late Chief MKO Abiola ran for presidency (in 1993), he was a Muslim and he chose a Muslim running mate. Sections unanimously voted for him without complaints. But you won’t get such from the Muslims. They want us to follow them, whether we like it or not.

“They are changing the politics in Nigeria but we are not going to go in that direction again. They should be very careful.

Speaking through the former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, Buhari said there would be no imposition in the APC.

He said, “Everything is still very speculative. If you look at how late Chief Obafemi Awolowo played his politics, he didn’t take all these religious balances into account. He went for the best candidates in his time.

“It was during the 2011 elections that religious intolerance and religious politics was raised to a very feverish height in this nation.”

Efforts to reach the Interim National Publicity Secretary, APC, Lai Mohammed, were abortive as his telephone line was switched off, while a text message sent to him was not replied.

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“Religion Does Not Matter In Governance,” El-Rufai Speaks Again On APC Presidential Ticket

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and chieftain of the APC,  Mallam Nasir El rufai has declared that the religion of a person does not matter in his discharge of governance duties.

The Deputy National Secretary of the APC wrote on his facebook page that “If APC presents what you call a Christian-Christian or Muslim-Muslim ticket, I will support it providing the persons have a track record of integrity and competence. I would not care about their religion. I stand by that statement.”

“That is my opinion, not APC’s”, El rufai said.

There had been speculation that the APC was preparing to present a former Head of State, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and an erstwhile Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, as its presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Giving his views on the speculation Mallam Nasir El-Rufai had written on 1st April 2014 as follows:

“APC will present an integrity-competence ticket not religion. Politics and governance are not to be mixed or dictated to by any religion.”

“The APC will present to Nigerians the best persons with the integrity, capacity and competence to create jobs, fight corruption and rebuild our nation without discrimination. How these persons worship the Almighty God is private to them and dies not matter to discerning Nigerians particularly young people that suffer most from bad governance, unemployment and the Jonathanian culture of impunity.

“The PDP that has no record to show other than escalation in corruption, grand larceny, trillions missing, private jets and deaths of innocent people. The PDP’s only “winning strategy” is built around promoting and financing regional and religious division, and using the proceeds of corruption to buy the military, police and INEC officials rig the next elections.

“They will be defeated no matter what they think because Nigerians are wiser and will not be taken for a ride any longer.”

El rufai also yesterda today that “In my life time, I have seen leadership tickets like Yakubu Gowon-Akinwale Wey, Buhari-Idiagbon and Abiola-Kingibe giving me hope that these divisions are contrived. The religions of these Nigerian leaders did not affect my Islamic faith or practice one way or another.

“I am the Deputy National Secretary of the APC not because I am a Muslim, but because my legacy party the CPC nominated me as someone that can represent all Nigerians and have something to offer. Those that see my appointment any other way are simply divisive bigots but are entitled to their jaundiced views. It does not mean I will accept that.

“Nigeria needs honest, competent leaders to pull us out of the grave of corruption, impunity, hopelessness and joblessness that Jonathan’s dishonesty and incompetence has buried us. Such persons of any religion are welcome in my view. But that is only my view.”

Commenting further on APC leadership criteria El rufai referred to a statement by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State – himself a Muslim – that Nigerians “must decide whether you want someone who spends most of his time in church or mosque, or the man who is ready to spend his time on the job.”

Fashola’s name had been mentioned consistently as possible APC vice-presidential material before the Buhari/Tinubu ticket came up.

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PDP Crisis Depeens As Presidency Renews Verbal Attack on 5 Northern Governors

Goodluck4The reconciliation meeting held between President Goodluck Jonathan, former president Olusegun Obasajo and some prominent governors in the Peoples Democratic Party may have failed to achieve any result as the presidency yesterday renewed its verbal warfare with five northern states’ governors, describing their trips across the country and alleged consultations with some prominent Nigerian leaders as deceitful.

The five northern governors – Aliyu Babangida of Niger State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and Aliyu Wamako of Sokoto State have been criss-crossing the country and consulting with some prominent Nigerian leaders on the way out of the lingering crises in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

But the Presidency has faulted the governors’ move, saying that they were pursuing personal interests and using the challenges in the north as a cloak.

Speaking as the guest of the week at Liberty FM Radio yesterday in Kaduna, special assistant to the president on public affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, said despite the moves by the governors, President Jonathan will “resoundingly” win re-election in 2015 in the event of him joining the presidential race.

Commenting on the newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC), Okupe said, it will not survive till election time in 2015.

Although he admitted that the election will be keenly contested, Okupe insisted that the opposition parties, which have formed a coalition ahead of the race, will collapse before 2015.

He told his audience, “The polity is being overheated today not because of anything but because people are positioning themselves for the 2015 elections, and, unfortunately, some people are looking for handicap match.  Whoever wants to take over power from Jonathan should come out and contest for it; we are ready.”

The presidential aide said the PDP will not lose sleep over the coming of the APC because it lacks foundation to match the ruling party in an electoral contest. “Who can be afraid of a thatched house that is being put together by some expired people? They won’t go far,” he said. “The coming together of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) to form APC makes it easier for us to just chance them once and for all. APC cannot last more than a year. This is a party that is formed on faulty foundation, this is a party that has come together not for the interest of the country. APC is formed not because they want to help Nigeria but because they want power and self-aggrandisement. The leaders of the APC want to expand their frontiers and they want to expand their business empires.”

He further stated: “Nigeria is not in the dream of APC apart from cheap talk. They don’t have a manifesto; they only go around painting themselves as if they are serious.  They are a group of people who have no ideology except hatred or personal aggrandisement. This is not the change Nigerians want; they are not the messiah Nigerians want. APC is mega nonsense; it does not even look like a mega party.”

Okupe noted that the tension in the country is due to the fears that the president will run in 2015, adding that “nobody should stop anybody from exercising a right that is guaranteed under the country’s constitution.  Nigerians must wake up and decide on what they want”.

“The problem in the country is not far-fetched: President Jonathan came in under a controversial circumstance. The north felt that with the demise of President Umaru Yar’Adua, the region should continue to produce the leadership. And some people felt that having President Jonathan as a leader is like an affront,” he added.

According to the president’s aide, the problem with Nigeria is rooted in the fact that the elite and Nigerians have not decided on the nation’s state, whether they want to have a country.

On the political crisis in Rivers State, Okupe said: “What is happening in River State is an over-dramatization of the preparation for 2015 and nothing more.”

He said the governors of Adamawa, Jigawa, Kano, Niger and Sokoto states, who are on the forefront of the anti-Jonathan campaign, were using Governor Rotimi Amaechi to further their personal interests. He said: “These five northern governors that are so motivated and concerned about the destiny of Nigeria, why were they not motivated when the Boko Haram crisis was destroying the north? Why have they not gone around the country and the north on how to solve the problem? Why were they not concerned about the thousands of people that were being bombed in their mosques and churches under their watch? They are just joking. They are doing this for their personal interest.”

Responding to the claims by former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister Mallam Nasir el-Rufai that Nigeria was sitting on a time-bomb, Okupe said if there was any time-bomb, “they are bombs that are being manufactured by el-Rufai and his cliques and God has not allowed those bombs to explode”.

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Gov Fashola Denies Presidential Ambition

Governor Babatunde FasholaLagos state Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has has denied nursing any presidential ambition just as he dissociated himself from an advertisement published in Nigeria’s newspapers, rallying support for him to contest the 2105 presidential election.

A statement by the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity, Hakeem Bello described the advertisers as “unknown persons”

“This is to disclaim and dissociate the Governor and the State Government from this unsolicited and unwarranted venture.

“This is against the backdrop of the fact that Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) is focused on sustaining the high tempo of development engendering governance right till the end of his second tenure in Office and therefore cannot yield to distractions by any individual or group of mischief makers.

“Members of the public are hereby implored to ignore the said advert and also be wary of the antics of people with such dubious intentions. Please be vigilant”, concluded the statement.

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Governors’ Forum Is Not Divided, We Know Ourselves, Says Akpabio

AkpabioAkwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio has said the Nigerian Governors’ Forum is not divided as being reported, assuring that the forum would come out of the present fracas as a stronger and more formidable organisation to foster development and progress in the country.

Akpabio who stated this when he received the executive members of Association of Movie Producers led by its President, Mr. Zulu Okafor at Governor’s Office, Uyo, added that the Forum was planning to merge soon.

According to him, “People think that Nigerian Governors’ Forum is divided, we are not because we know ourselves. We are His Excellencies, so we will come back in a very excellent manner than we were before because we are all committed to Nigeria.

“It is unfortunate that what is happening is attracting much attention and people are writing and writing. But maybe we will be able to put fact straight so that Nigerians can actually see the perspective. As leaders, our job is to ensure peace,” he said..

 

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PDP Is The Problem With Nigeria’s Democracy -ACN

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has accused the PDP of suffering from delusion of grandeur by saying it is the reason that Nigeria’s democracy has not collapsed.

In a statement issued in Ibadan on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said if the truth must be told, the PDP is the main problem hindering the growth of democracy in Nigeria, no thanks to its anti-democratic antics, election manipulation tendencies, lack of respect for the rule of law and total disregard of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, just to mention a few.

”Mr. President, the reason Nigeria’s democracy has survived thus far is not the robustness of the PDP, as you have said, but the determination and courage of the good people of Nigeria, who have resolved to say ‘never again’ to anti-democratic forces, as well as the robust opposition mounted by a few progressive forces..

”Were it left for the PDP, this democracy as we know it would have become history. This is the party that has weakened all the institutions that are indispensable to building a virile democracy, from the judiciary to the legislature. This is the party that has sought to emasculate the opposition by infiltrating their ranks and coercing them into a fake unity government. This is the party that does not believe in one man, one vote, but will rather engage in do-or-die politics to win at all cost.

”Above all, the PDP is the party that has frittered away the commonwealth since 1999 and failed woefully to deliver the dividends of democracy, thus shaking the belief of an increasing number of our citizens in democracy as a system of governance,” it said.

ACN said the reason the PDP has been subjected to intense criticism by Nigerians, not just the opposition, is that the party (PDP) has failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people in terms of good governance, provision of visionary leadership as well as the basic social amenities that make life more abundant and meaningful. Simply put, the quality-of-life initiatives of the PDP are zero! ”Mr. President, it is not the opposition alone that is complaining. The people are fed up with the PDP governments at all levels, and what happened in Edo last weekend is the clearest indication yet that the PDP, with all its so-called spread, access to limitless funds and control of the state instrument of coercion, is fast receding into irrelevance,” the party said.

It also described as an unnecessary distraction the plan to bring ministers and other key government officials to brief the NEC of the PDP as a way of informing the people of what the party has done.

”The truth is that the PDP has done nothing to justify its strangle-hold on power at the centre since 1999. The problem is not with the message, but with the messenger. If a government that has a full-fledged ministry of information, and television and radio stations in every state, says its message is not reaching the people, then something is wrong!” ACN said.

The party also described as disingenuous the PDP-controlled federal government’s recourse to blaming Boko Haram for its failure to ensure good governance and deliver democratic dividends to the people.

”The Boko Haram crisis flared in 2009, 10 clear years after the PDP has been in charge of the country’s affairs without moving the nation forward. Pray, is it Boko Haram that made the Obasanjo and Yar’Adua administration to under-perform, even at a time
of unprecedented earnings from high oil prices?

”Mr. President, it is the other way round. The lack of purpose and direction of the PDP over the years helped to give birth to the causes of national insecurity like the Boko Haram. Therefore, seeking to hang the failure of the PDP federal government since 1999 on Boko Haram’s neck is another indication that the PDP federal government lacks what it takes to make Nigeria a more secured nation for its citizens and non-citizens alike. It should quit the stage before crashing the house on all of us,” ACN said

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ACN in Early Lead As Oshiomhole Defeats Arihiavbere in PDP Stronghold

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate in today’s governorship election in Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has taken an early lead, defeating PDP’s candidate, General Charles Airhiavbere in results so far collated and declared in Edo south senatorial district where the PDP candidate Airhiavbere hails from.

Edo south  has the largest number of voters and as the home base of Airhiavbere, PDP had counted so much on votes from this part of the state to defeat Oshiomhole who hails from Edo north.

Results declared in all the 12 units in ward 10 of Oredo local government area, ACN has scored 1804 to PDP’s 344. In the same vein, results of Ward 09 of the same area put ACN at 2800 to PDP’s 626. The PDP also fell behind ACN with 217 votes against ACN’s 1434 votes in ward 12 of Oredo council area. Also in unit 36 of ward 07 in Ikpoba-Okha council area, ACN had 188 votes while PDP scored only 18 votes.

Other results by SaharaReporters, though unofficial are as follows:

PDP Candidate Charles Airhiavbe is projected to lose at Garrick Memorial School: Totals: ACN 965, PDP 196

Unofficial results from Edo?ACN:256?PDP:62?ANPP:5?CPC:3?from the top hill of Ada river (Okada)
Unofficial results from Edo elections- Oredo LGA Unit 2:?ACN 71?PDP 12
Unofficial results from Edo Elections: Oredo LGA – Unit 1:?ACN 141?PDP 18
(Odiguetue) Polling Unit 13, Uhiere Ward 7, Ovia North East:?ACN 214?PDP 33?ANPP 2?CPC 1?NCP 2
In Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area, ACN won the results so far released. In Ward 2, Unit 7 ACN won by 169 to PDP’s 129. Ward 2 Unit 7 is the ward of Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, Chief of Staff to the President.
In Ward 2, Unit 8 in Fugar, ACN won by 141 to PDP’s 87 votes. In Ward 2, Unit 1, ACN got 133 votes while PDP got 96 votes.
In Adohan, Orhiomwon Local Government, ACN won by 259 votes to PDPs 44 votes. At Idunokhoi, also in the same Local Government, ACN won by 171 to PDP’s 39 votes.
At Orhiomwhon, Urhonigbe North, Polling Unit 7, ACN polled 116, PDP 36, at Ward 04, ACN 117, PDP 27. At Okhwae, ACN polled 221, PDP 71.
At Umuakpe in Oredo Local Government Area, ACN polled 173 to PDPs 20.
In Ozalla, Owan West Local Government Area, ACN won all the units of Ward 1.  -At Okada Grammar School, ACN won by 265 to PDPs 62
At Eweka primary School at Egor local Government, ACN polled 300 to PDPs 17; at the Oba Market in Oredo ACN polled 404 to PDPs 54.
At the S&T in Egor Local Government, ACN polled 200 to PDPs 25.
The Ward 6, the total sum of Units 1 to 10 in Niger College, Ikpoba Okha LG indicates that ACN won by 1575 to PDPs 54.
In Ovia North East, Ward 1, Unit 3: ACN 256, PDP 52
Unit 35 ACN 183; PDP 23 ; Unit 36: ACN 213;PDP 18 , Unit 37:ACN 188; PDP 11
?Results for Ward 6, Oredo LGA Sapele road, Benin. Unit 33 ACN 194; PDP 16; Unit 34: ACN,199; PDP 13
?Oredo: Unit 05, Ward 02 Oredo LGA: ACN 282, ANPP 4, PDP 55
?ACN wins at Iguoshodin nigbemaba unit in Ovia North East LGA: ACN 232, PDP 5, ANPP 0
ACN wins at Unit 35 Ward 2, Uroma Primary Sch. GRA Oredo LGA: ACN 216, ANPP 2, PDP 18
ACN wins at Unit 4 Ward 2 Oredo LGA: Result: ACN 388,ANPP 0, CPC 1, PDP 54 ?More Edo election results:
Ward 2, Unit 003 Ebenezer Primary School Ihama Road Benin: ACN 126, ANPP 3, PDP 24 ?

Votes counted at Auchi Poly leaves ACN with 178 votes and PDP 18 votes

Update: #EdoElection: Edo Election Breaking News…… Out of d total 2, 627 Polling Units, 1,500 Units Result collated so far show that ACN having 85%, PDP= 14%, Others=1%

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WE HAVE UNCOVERED FRESH PDP PLOT SAYS CPC

The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC says has uncovered another fresh and devious plot by the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to cause disaffection and confusion within the Polity.

In a statement made by its National Publicity Secretary, Eng’r Rotimi Fashakin, the party said the PDP in its latest Plot plans to use the renegade group led by Senator Rufa’I Hanga to “goad unsuspecting Party men Read more

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EDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: JONATHAN, ANENIH MEET TO PERFECT RIGGING PLAN

SaharaReporters has learnt of a secret meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday night to perfect a plan by President Goodluck Jonathan and a coterie of officials of the Peoples Democratic Party to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

The meeting, which featured President Jonathan and Tony Anenih, the self-styled “Mr. Fix It” of the ruling PDP, focused on strategies for capturing the Edo Government House,” said one of our sources. The governorship election is scheduled for July 14, 2012. Read more

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