Today’s Headlines:26yrs Old Lady Wins Kwara Assembly Seat;Sanwo-Olu Clears 18 of 20 Lagos LGAs

26yrs Old Lady Wins Kwara Assembly Seat

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A 26-year-old lady, Rukayat Shittu, has been declared the winner of the Kwara State House of Assembly election.

Shittu is a former Senate President of the Congress of Students at the National Open University of Nigeria.

In the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s returning officer, Professor Hakeem Ijaya, the 26-year-old, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, polled 7,521 votes to beat her Peoples Democratic Party rival, who polled 6,957 votes in the Saturday House of Assembly election.

Rukayat will represent Owode/Onire Constituency in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara.

The INEC has also declared the Kwara House of Assembly Speaker, Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, of the APC winner of the Ilesha-Gwanara state constituency after edging out his main contestant, Usman Abubakar, of the PDP.

Sanwo-Olu Clears 18 of 20 Lagos LGAs

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The Governor of Lagos State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has won 18 local government areas out of the 20 LGAs of the state in the just concluded governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

The results were announced on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission at its state collation centre in Yaba, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu who is seeking re-election is contesting against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran, and the candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The incumbent governor polled the highest number of votes in Lagos Island, Epe, Agege, Ibeju-lekki, Surulere, Ikeja, Mushin, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Apapa, Ifako-Ijaiye, Badagry and Lagos Mainland

Other LGAs where Sanwo-Olu won were Alimosho, Ojo, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, and Amuwo-Odofin.

However, his opponent, Rhodes-Vivour, defeated the ruling party in Amuwo-Odofin.

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Catholic Priest Leads In Benue Gov’ship Race

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Benue State, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, is leading in the governorship race following results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

No fewer than 11 local government areas’ results have so far been released by the electoral commission.

The Catholic priest is leading in eight local government areas by a wide margin while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Titus Uba, is leading in three LGAs

Below are the results from the INEC Collation Centre Makurdi:

1. Apa LGA, 11RAs

Accredited voters: 17,435

APC: 7,925

LP: 465

PDP: 7,806

Valid Votes: 6,520

Rejected votes: 485

Total voted cast: 17,005

2. Gwer West, 15 RAs

Reg Voters: 74,563

Accre voters: 26,333

Votes by parties

APC: 10,947

LP: 1,509

PDP: 13,609

Valid votes: 26,155

Rejected Votes: 175


cast: 26,330

3. Logo, 10RAs

Reg Voters: 114,100

Accre voters: 33,114.

Afenifere Calls For Cancellation

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The pan Yoruba socio-political Organisation, Afenifere, in Lagos State, has called for the cancellation of the governorship and House of Assembly elections held in the state saying the exercise was fraught with irregularities.

Afenifere, in a statement by its Lagos State leader and chairman, Chief Supo Shonibare, and Otunba Tunde Onakoya, said the outcome of the polls is not a reflection of the will of the people of Lagos.

The statement reads: “Afenifere has been inundated with reports from its members, Agents and Observers who were present and/or on duty for the processes of the Election held Saturday, March 18.

In 13,325 polling units in Lagos State, various acts were observed and widely reported that impinge on the integrity of the elections and render the results grossly unreliable; these results cannot be described as a reflection of the will of the people of Lagos. The only option open to the Independent National Election Commission is to reschedule elections at those polling units where the process was so blatantly subverted by an unholy alliance of subversives, including INEC staff, security agents and hoodlums.

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