As the results for the last Saturday’s elections continue to trickle in, Yobe State residents are shocked as a young man who breezed in from nowhere defeated the present Speaker of Yobe State Assembly, Ahmed Lawan.
Lawan, who have been representing Nguru II Constituency since 2003, lost to a vibrant 36-year-old man, Lawan Musa of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Police in Anambra State have arrested a suspect, Nnamdi Chude, for tweeting against Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo.
Chude, a fervent supporter of the Labour Party tweeted on Saturday, alleging that Soludo’s party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, was involved in the rigging of the House of Assembly election.
He insisted that Soludo was instrumental to the rigging, and that some thugs carted away ballot boxes. He described such action as dragging Anambra back to the era of former governor, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju. Chude was later arrested in Onitsha by police operatives and moved to the state capital, Awka.
Meanwhile, a message by the Press Secretary to Anambra State governor, Mr Christian Aburime avowed that the suspect has been moved to Abuja on Sunday, and that the governor neither had a hand in his arrest nor aware of his crime.
Aburime said: “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command has confirmed to the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, that one Mr Nnamdi Chude was arrested yesterday (18/03/23) in Anambra by the Cyber Crime Unit of Interpol and taken to Abuja today (19/03/23). “Anambra State Government has no information about any specific allegations or basis of his arrest.”
From results already declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Governor Soludo’s APGA won a majority of the state assembly seats in the state, followed by the Labour Party.
In an attempt to ensure the All Progressives Congress, APC, doesn’t lose in Lagos State during the governorship election, a video emerged of the State’s Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, threatening Igbos.
MC Oluomo had warned Igbos who won’t vote for APC to stay in their houses.
Ahead of the governorship election, some markets populated by Igbos were also burnt down in Lagos State.
In a historic achievement, 26-year-old Rukayat Shittu won a seat in the Kwara State House of Assembly. Representing the Owode/Onire constituency in the Asa local government of Kwara State, Rukayat’s victory was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Professor Hakeem Ijaya.
The former Senate President of Congress of NOUN Students (CONS) ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and secured 7,521 votes, defeating her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival who obtained 6,957 votes in the recent elections.
— Rukayat Motunrayo Shittu – RMS(@Rukayatshittu06) March 19, 2023.
This groundbreaking win makes Rukayat one of the youngest women to win a seat in the Kwara State House of Assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos governorship election held over the weekend.
According to the results released by INEC, Sanwo-Olu who is the incumbent governor, polled 762,134 votes to defeat Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party who secured 312,329 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate trailed in third place with 62,449 votes.
Recall that the declaration was delayed as the INEC officials awaited the results from the elections in Eti-Osa local government held on Sunday, March 19.