INEC Declares APC’s Obaseki Winner Of Edo Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo State gubernatorial election as the winner of the poll.

Obaseki polled 319,483 to beat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ize-Iyamu who polled 253,173 to come second.

Announcing the result of the election, the returning officer, Professor Kayode Soremekun said a total of 613,244 were recorded at the election, while 30,945 votes were invalid.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has rejected the results of the elections.

The party rejected the results at a press conference addressed by the state party chairman, Dan Orbih, on Thursday in Benin, even when the announcement of results where still ongoing at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Benin.

The press conference was also attended the party’s governorship candidate in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Orbih, alleged that the results were pre-determined and fabricated.

The party and its candidate said they rejected the results because they were “fabricated and a pre-determined” by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Edo Government.

Mr. Orbih said the results as they were being announced by the INEC, were at a complete variance with what the party got from it agents and independent observers.

He said the two-week extension of the poll by the electoral body was to allow for more time to perfect the manipulation of the process.

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Kogi Polls: PDP Declares Governor Wada Winner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared its candidate Governor Idris Wada as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State.

According to the party, its standard bearer at the polls on November 21 and December 5 scored 201,877 votes against All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello’s 6,885 votes at the supplementary election. The PDP said Wada had more votes than Bello and therefore, should be returned by INEC.

The election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive on November 21, was deemed to have been concluded at the weekend, with voting in 91 polling units across 18 local government areas.

It was won by Bello of the APC. Bello was named the party’s candidate following the November 22 death of its former candidate Prince Abubakar Audu, who looked good to unseat Wada after polling 240, 876 votes on November 21.

But the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, described Bello’s declaration as winner of the poll by the electoral umpire as “a waste of time” that will not stand.

According to the PDP, INEC’s declaration of Bello as winner amounted to a “waste of time, a waste of scarce national resources and ridiculous shadow-chasing”. It insisted that Bello did not participate in the entire election and as such, could not be declared the winner.

To the PDP, “INEC declared Bello winner just to satisfy President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC. INEC has made a mockery of itself and the entire electoral process”.

By the PDP’s reckoning, Bello scored only 6,885 votes in the supplementary election, against Wada’s 204, 877 votes in the overall election.

The statement reads: “The action of INEC in trying to transfer the votes earlier garnered by the dead APC candidate, Prince Audu Abubakar, to another individual is completely impractical and alien to the nation’s Constitution and the Electoral Act.

“The declaration by INEC that one Yahaya Bello polled the highest number of votes is an embarrassing travesty of the nation’s democracy and electoral process.

“Not only that this individual is not in any way a valid candidate in the election, he also did not score the overall votes declared against his name by INEC and cannot be declared winner under any circumstance within the provisions of our laws.

“The provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act are clear to the effect that with the unfortunate death of Prince Abubakar Audu before the conclusion of the election, and the fact that the laws do not permit the replacement of candidates once the balloting has commenced, the APC crashed out of the race, leaving the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada, as the clear winner, having garnered 204,877 votes to top all other contestants since, Prince Ababakar, the hitherto leading contestant, died with his votes.

“It is, therefore, unfortunate that INEC disregarded the provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act, which left it with no other legitimate option than to declare Governor Idris Wada the governor-elect. Instead, it went ahead to preside over a charade, for which it is now attempting to illicitly hand over the vote cast for a dead man to another person, who did not participate in the overall election.

“We all, including INEC and the APC, know that nothing other than declaring Governor Idris Wada winner of the election fulfills the requirements of the law under the circumstance.

“The APC cannot have two candidates in one election and the bitter in-fighting within their fold shows the absurdity of INEC’s decision in that regard. Indeed, we remain shocked that INEC could elect to create such embarrassing and inciting setting just to show its ‘friendship’ with the ruling government.

“Our advice to the APC, Yahaya Bello and their co-travellers in illegality is that theirs is a mere pipe dream as Governor Wada remains validly elected within the dictates of our laws under the circumstance.”

“Finally, we charge all our members and supporters to remain calm and resist all provocation from the APC, which is now seeking the opportunity to trigger violence in the face of their misfortune, especially as the law will soon take the center stage, right the wrong created by INEC and declare Governor Wada winner.”

On the Bayelsa State governorship election, the PDP accused the APC of manipulating the process.

Speaking through Metuh, the PDP alleged plots by the APC and the military to rig election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, which was rescheduled till yesterday following the disruption of the process on Saturday.

Five persons were reported killed in the violence that ensued as the election got underway on Saturday

Metuh, in a statement, alleged that the plot was being coordinated by “the same Army Major, who supervised the killings yesterday”.

The statement accused the unnamed officer of having handed most of the sensitive electoral materials to APC agents to fill and return as authentic results.

“The Southern Ijaw Local Government Area is the largest local government in the state and the APC wants to use this scheme to inflate result figures in favour of their candidate,” the statement read.

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Declaring Yahaya Bello Kogi Gov-elect A Waste Of Time, Says PDP …Insist Wada Is Winner

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP describes as a waste of time, scarce national resources and ridiculous shadow-chasing, the action of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in declaring one Yahaya Bello, purported to be of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and who did not participate in the overall election, as Kogi state Governor-elect.

The PDP said INEC, in the bid to satisfy the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government, succeeded only in making a mockery of itself and the entire electoral process, by trying to illegally install an individual who, apart from not being a valid candidate, scored, under his name, a paltry 6885 vote in the so-called supplementary election as against the 204,877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada in the overall election.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said “the action of INEC in trying to transfer the votes earlier garnered by the dead APC candidate, Prince Audu Abubakar to another individual is completely impractical and alien to the nation’s Constitution and the Electoral Act.”

“The declaration by INEC that one Yahaya Bello polled the highest number of votes is an embarrassing travesty of the nation’s democracy and electoral process. Not only that this individual is not in anyway a valid candidate in the election, he also did not score the overall votes declared against his name by INEC and cannot be declared winner under any circumstance within the provisions of our laws.

“The provisions of the constitution and the electoral act are clear to the effect that with the unfortunate death of Prince Abubakar Audu before the conclusion of the election, and the fact that the laws do not permit the replacement of candidates once the balloting has commenced, the APC crashed out of the race, leaving the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada as the clear winner, having garnered 204,877 votes to top all other contestants since, Prince Ababakar, the hitherto leading contestant died with his votes.

“It is therefore unfortunate that INEC disregarded the provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act, which left it with no other legitimate option than to declare Governor Idris Wada the governor-elect. Instead, it went ahead to preside over a charade, for which it is now attempting to illicitly handover the vote cast for a dead man to another person, who did not participate in the overall election.

“We all, including INEC and the APC know that nothing other than declaring Governor Idris Wada winner of the election fulfills the requirements of the law under the circumstance. APC cannot have two candidates in one election and the bitter in-fighting within their fold shows the absurdity of INEC’s decision in that regard. Indeed, we remain shocked that INEC could elect to create such embarrassing and inciting setting just to show its ‘friendship’ with the ruling government.

“Our advise to the APC, Yahaya Bello and their co-travellers in illegality is that theirs is a mere pipe dream as Governor Wada remains validly elected within the dictates of our laws under the circumstance.

“Finally, we charge all our members and supporters to remain calm and resist all provocations from the APC, which is now seeking the opportunity to trigger violence in the face of their misfortune, especially as the law will soon take the center stage, right the wrong created by INEC and declare Governor Wada winner.”

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Wada Drags INEC, AGF, APC To Court; Wants To Be Declared Winner Of Kogi Poll

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State and his party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Wada winner of the inconclusive governorship election held in the state last Saturday.

The plaintiffs argued in their suit filed on Friday that in view of the death of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Abubukar Audu, Wada should be declared the winner of the election as the surviving candidate with the majority of lawful votes cast during the Saturday poll.

They also asked the court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a Certificate of Return to Wada.

They made the request in a suit they filed before the court on Thursday, which has INEC, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants.

Wada and the PDP also filed another application praying the court to restrain INEC from conducting the December 5th supplementary election.

The governor is seeking an order of injunction restraining APC from organising or holding a fresh primary election for the purpose of any ?supplementary or other election for the Kogi State governorship election 2015.

He also asked the court? to declare that APC cannot organise or hold a fresh primary election for the purpose of the supplementary election, having regard to the immutable statutory timeliness provided by enabling sections of the Electoral Act 2010 and the INEC timetable for Kogi Governorship election.

The plaintiffs asked the court to declare that the AGF was not competent to issue directives to INEC to allow APC to substitute its candidate for the Kogi governorship election after the commencement of the election, and that such directive is null and void for its inconsistency with the provisions of the constitution.

They urged the court to hold that APC could not lawfully nominate a candidate for the supplementary governorship election slated for December 5, 2015, without a valid and legally cognizable primary election of the APC conducted within the mandatory timeliness specified by the Electoral Act.

Wada and PDP further asked the court to declare that, “having regards to the provisions of Section 141 of the Electoral Act, 2010, votes scored by a candidate who died during an election cannot be inherited by or transferred to a person who was not a candidate at the said election and who did not participate in all stages of such election, for the purpose of concluding such election.

The plaintiffs, in a 36-?paragraph supporting affidavit deposed to by the PDP State Collation Agent for the election, Joe Agada, it was stated that with the demise of APC’s candidate, the two leading candidates became Wada with 199,514 votes and that of the Labour Party with 8, 756 votes.

“That I know as a fact that INEC on this basis ought to declare ?Wada the winner of the governorship election of 21st November 2015, being the only surviving candidate with the highest number of votes and scoring 25 per cent of the votes in all the Local Government Areas of the State.”

The case has not been assigned to any judge for hearing.

The suit by Wada and his party is coming shortly after the late Audu’s running mate, ?James Faleke, wrote to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, seeking to be declared the winner of the election.

In a letter written by his lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, Faleke said that the only option opened to INEC is to declare him the governor-elect.

Olanipekun wrote, “What INEC should do is to obey, respect and comply with the letters, spirit, intendment and tenor of the constitution by not only declaring APC as the winner of the election, but by also declaring our client as the governor-elect.”

He said that INEC’s directive to APC to conduct a new primary to select a candidate to replace Audu was “unfounded, both legally and constitutionally. It can also not be reasonably or rationally defended.”

He drew the attention of the INEC chairman to the provision of section 68(1) and (c) of the Electoral Act to the effect that any result declared by Returning Officer shall be final and binding, and can only be reviewed or upturned by an election tribunal.

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Kogi Polls: Declare Wada Winner, PDP Tells INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it would have been proper for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Idris Wada, its candidate, as winner of the November 21 poll.

Faulting the decision of the electoral body to ask the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace the late Abubakar Audu, the opposition party said it would resort to legal action.

Audu died shortly after the election was declared as inconclusive.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Olisa Metuh, PDP spokesman, argued that the demise of Audu meant that the ruling party had no representation in the election.

Metuh said during his party’s national caucus meeting on Wednesday, it was resolved that there should be no going back on the decision to ask the INEC chairman and the attorney general of the federation, to resign.

The PDP also demanded the resignation of all the national commissioners of the electoral body, saying the commission is not competent to conduct the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa.

The statement read:

“The national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Abuja wherein it thoroughly considered the developments arising from the conduct of the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi state and resolved as follows:

“Completely rejects the decision of INEC in yielding to the unlawful prompting of a clearly partisan attorney general of the federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami, to allow APC to substitute a candidate in the middle of an election, even when such has no place in the Constitution and the electoral act.

“Insists that with the death of its candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC has legally crashed out of the governorship race as no known law or constitutional provision allows the substituting of candidates, once the ballot process has commenced.

“Insists that with the unfortunate death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC has no valid candidate in the election, leaving INEC with no other lawful option than to declare the PDP candidate, Capt. Idris Wada as the winner of the election.

“Notes that the combine reading of the provisions of the constitution and Electoral Act does not in any war whatsoever support the substitution of candidates for election in the middle of the ballot process.

“Notes that if APC is allowed to substitute its original candidate, then the party would have fielded two separate candidates in the same election, a scenario that is completely alien to our electoral laws and to any known democratic norms and practice world-over.

“Caucus observes that the APC, fully aware that it has no case before the law is now orchestrating confusion in the polity with a view to diverting attention from its glaring incompetence and failure of governance.

“Observes that the leadership of INEC as presently constituted under the chairmanship of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has demonstrated that it is incapable of neutrality and as such cannot be vested with the conduct of the Kogi governorship supplementary election as well as the December 5, 2015 Bayelsa governorship election.

“As a result, caucus demands the immediate resignation of the chairman and all national commissioners of INEC to pave the way for a new non-partisan commission to conduct the forth-coming elections.

“Caucus also demands the immediate resignation of the attorney general of the federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami for deliberately misleading INEC into arriving at the unconstitutional decision of allowing APC to substitute its candidate in the inconclusive election.

“Notes that in order to save the nation’s democracy from imminent collapse, the PDP as a critical stakeholder will immediately challenge this unlawful and unconstitutional decision by INEC in the court.

“Caucus also alerts that the AGF, INEC and APC are creating a scenario where a loser in a primary will patiently wait for the winning candidate to finish election and then have him either poisoned or assassinated before the final collation of results.

“Caucus calls on the international community to prevail on the APC government to stop this ceaseless assault on our democracy.”

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Kogi: Wada Ask Court To Declare Him Winner As Candidate With The Highest Votes Alive

Amidst the intrigues thrown up by the death pf the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi State and the conduct of a supplementary election on December 5, Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has asked the court to declare him the winner of the election.

It was learnt, yesterday, that Governor Wada approached the Federal High Court in Lokoja asking to be declared winner on the claim that he is the candidate with the highest number of votes alive.

According to sources privy to the court action, Wada is arguing that the difference in votes between him and Philip Salawu, the Labour Party candidate is more than 49,000 and as such there should be no supplementary election.

Wada, it was further gathered, argued that INEC would not have considered a supplementary or a re-run election had it been that it was the candidate that took third or fourth that died.

Meanwhile, INEC officials, yesterday, waited in vain for the APC to present a substitute. The NWC meeting of the APC scheduled for, yesterday, to deliberate on the issue could not hold.

The national chairman of the party, Chief Odigie-Oyegun cited the burial of Mrs. Awolowo as the reason noting that many NWC members were at the burial.

“The meeting did not hold again today. Almost all of those who were supposed to be part of the meeting are not around. They are all attending the burial of Late Chief Mrs. Awolowo. The meeting is likely to take place on Thursday afternoon,” Odigie-Oyegun said.

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Jeffrey Emerges Winner Of 2015 MTN Project Fame

18-yr-old Jeffrey Akoh has emerged the 2015 MTN Project Fame winner.

The young talent won 5 other finalists to emerge the winner of the 8th season of MTN Project Fame.

Jeff is a Sound Engineering graduate from the SAE Institute, Cape Town and has consistently wowed judges and the audience by going all the way in each of his performances. He joins the likes of Iyanya, iMike, Ayoola, Chidinma, Monica, Olawale and Geoffrey as a Project Fame superstar.

Third runner up in the competition was Ada, with second runner up being Anderson and Pearl being the first runner up.

His musical influencers are Chris Brown, Lawrence Flowers, and Kim Burrell. Jeff receives the grand prize of N5 million, an SUV and a recording contract.

Pearl Olanma Awa-Agwu secured a 2nd place finish, she receives a car and N3 million. Anderson Emmanuel Amos finished in 3rd place, he gets a car and N1 million. In 4th place was Adanoritsewo “Ada” Gold Tosanwumi and she receives a N1 million prize.

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Nancy Kacungira Awarded The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

Today, the BBC announced that KTN News Anchor Nancy Kacungira has been awarded the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

Nancy, who was born in Uganda, joined KTN in Kenya in 2013 as an anchor for prime time news and has reported from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. She also produces and presents a weekly segment that tells the inspirational stories of people working to better their local communities, and is KTN’s Social Media Editor.  Prior to joining KTN, Nancy presented for Power FM in Kampala, and has also worked in digital marketing.

Nancy will join the BBC News teams in London for a three month placement starting in September. This placement provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience working with teams across BBC News on TV, radio and online reaching the BBC’s audiences of 308 million across the world.

Nancy said, “I am so greatly honoured and humbled to be the winner of this award. What I am most grateful for is the incredible opportunity given to me by the BBC to take my passion for African stories to the world stage and I look forward to reflecting the intriguing nuances of our continent in the story I will produce.  I have always believed deeply and resolutely in the immense power and potential of Africa and Africans, and Komla Dumor was for me, one of the best examples of that; not just in his body of work, but in his personality too. To be a part of continuing his legacy is such an honour it feels almost like a dream!”

Nancy impressed the judges with her well-rounded knowledge of the complex issues facing Africa and her awareness of the challenges involved in covering the continent. Her passion for telling Africa’s diverse stories and challenging preconceived stereotypes reflect Komla’s own devotion to the continent and, as part of his legacy, Nancy will be able to share her enthusiasm with the BBC’s global audience.

James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said, “When Komla Dumor died, it was an enormous loss to the BBC, to the coverage of Africa and to all of us personally.  I am delighted that in Nancy we have found an extremely passionate and talented journalist, a worthy winner of the award that we established in Komla’s name.”

Solomon Mugera, BBC Africa Editor said: “We are delighted to award the BBC World News Komla Dumor award to Nancy Kacungira. I believe that Nancy’s passion for, and understanding of, African journalism truly embodies everything the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award has been set up to commemorate. We look forward to welcoming her to London.”

The award was set up in honour of presenter Komla Dumor who passed away in January 2014 and aims to continue Komla’s legacy by celebrating African journalism and finding exceptional talent. The judging panel included BBC Global News Editor Vera Kwakofi, BBC Foreign Editor, Andrew Roy and the Editor for the Mail and Guardian in Africa, Charles Onyango-Obbo.

There are two runners up for the award:   Leila Dee Dougan from South Africa and Paa Kwesi Asare from Ghana.

 

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Rochas Okorocha Declared Winner Of Imo State Governorship Election

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been declared the winner of the governorship election in the State.

The incumbent governor secured victory after the supplementary polls to conclude the inconclusive governorship election in the State.

Mr. Okorocha, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has beaten Emeka Ihedioha, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by 416,996 votes.   Mr. Ihedioha scored 320,705 votes.

The incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha has secured victory after today’s supplementary polls to conclude the inconclusive governorship election in Imo State. Mr. Okorocha, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has beaten Emeka Ihedioha, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by 416,996 votes.   Mr. Ihedioha scored 320,705 votes.

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INEC Declares APC’s Simon Lalong Winner of Plateau Governorship Election

The All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate, Barr. Simon Lalong has won the Plateau State gubernatorial seat as he polled a total of 564, 913 to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP counterpart, Sen. Gyang Pwajok who scored 520, 627 votes.

The results which was announced in the early hours of Monday after the initial delays in turning up of election results from the 17 local government was received with joy as supporters of the APC trooped out to celebrate the victory with drums and songs.

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Nigeria 2015: The Dark Horse State That May Decide The Winner Of The Presidential Election

Presidential elections were held in Nigeria on 27 February 1999. These were the first elections since the 1993 military coup, and the first elections of the Fourth Nigerian Republic. In this 2015 Elections, PDP is facing a formidable Opposition in the merged APC. Our investigation and researches took into consideration variables to reach these conclusion which we hope you will enjoy, analyse and do the needful. Importantly is for the electorates to vote freely, fairly and peacefully for their candidate.

Nigeria election result 1999 2015


According to Mr Dele Momodu one of Nigeria’s leading writer and advocate wrote “So
far, in all 2015 Opinion polls, Buhari is beating Jonathan mercilessly.

Without doubt, Buhari is a modern-day wonder. The story of his life is a stuff of thriller novels. In a country where money fixes most things and people, how did he manage to control the bodies and souls of his fanatical supporters?  —

Further on 2011 elections, “Of course the election came as usual and Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan trounced Buhari mercilessly. Here was a man without loads of cash. He didn’t have a preponderance of powerful Governors behind him. He could not mobilise so many billionaires to fund him. He lacked the power of incumbency. Yet this poor man, as I like to describe him, recorded a whopping 12,214,853 votes while President Jonathan scored 22,495,187 votes. 

We have gone to the electoral market and provide these analyses on the eight undecided States while taking into consideration our other survey, polls and interviews. It is therefore very imperatives for the parties to seek more awareness in these marginal yet very important states to secure the victory needed.  

Undecided Votes

1        Abuja FCT    2        Adamawa     3        Edo    4        Gombe

5        Kaduna        6        Nasarawa     7        Niger  8        Ondo

  • Abuja- Abuja will become the fighting field. As the Capital City and where all politics take place in the Country, there will likely be a higher level of voting which could impact on the VIP voters voting for PDP. Outskirts of Abuja, will be the judge. That is where the PDP may lose the election. Tight to call. APC Wins
  • Adamawa – In 2011 election, General Buhari had only 37.96% while Goodluck Jonathan had 56%. The registered voters for 2015 are 1,559,012 (and in 2011 – 1,816,094). About 1,381,571 have collected their voting cards. If more than the voting number reached 70%, APC will win the State.
  • Edo – Is divisibly between the PDP gladiators and Governor Adams of APC. Taking into consideration that only 1230566 collected their PVC out of 1,779,738 621 can create a stumbling block to APC capturing the state and giving PDP with tight win.
  • Gombe – APC Buhari scored 459,898 against PDP Jonathan’s 290,347 votes out of a total registration of 1,318,377. 2015 registered voters are 1,120,023. Gombe can be captured by APC due their sentimental affiliation and values.
  • Kaduna is a major player and State in the Northern Part of Nigeria since pre independence. The emergence of El Rufai as a Gov. candidate too adds values to Buhari’s ambition. In 2011, Goodluck Jonathan polled 1,190,179 against Buhari’s 1,334,244 votes. Total 2015 registered voters are 3,407,222 a reduction of about 500,000 from 2011. About 40% did not cast their votes in 2011 election. APC Wins
  • Nasarawa – Nasarawa with Al-Makura is surely an APC state to lose. Though controlled by the APC, Jonathan won by 408,997 votes in 2011. A total 1242667 are registered for 2015 elections. Coupled with PDP losing strong players such as former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, will surely tilt the state toward Buhari than PDP’s Goodluck.  Too tight to call
  • Niger-This is a state that boasts with two former Heads of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. There are indications that they will still prefer Goodluck than Buhari for President. The Chief Servant has brought a younger blood as governorship candidate with will mobilise youths towards PDP. Gen. Buhari won Niger in 2011. Niger has 2014317 as registered voters out of 1,682,058 can votes. PDP Wins
  • Ondo State has the formidable Gov. Segun Mimiko. He has maintained high level of developmental values in the State. Going by that delivery, could swung the state for Goodluck. Ondo 486,837 out of 1,616,091; PDP Wins
PDP to win

1        Abia

2       Abuja

3       Akwa Ibom

4       Anambra

5        Bayelsa

6       Benue

7        Cross Rivers

8       Delta

9       Ebonyi

10      Edo

11      Enugu

12      Imo

13      Kogi

14      Plateau

15      Niger

16      Ondo

17      Rivers

18      Taraba

APC to win

1        Adamawa

2       Bauchi

3       Borno

4       Ekiti

5        Gombe

6       Jigawa

7        Kaduna

8       Kano

9       Katsina

10      Kebbi

11      Kwara

12      Lagos

13      Ogun

14      OSun 

15      Oyo

16      Sokoto

17      Yobe

18      Zamfara

Remember – We must all seek for Peace in the election and thereafter.

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