2019 Gov Poll – Jubilation In kwara State : APC Wins Lagos, Ogun, Kwara, PDP takes Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi
2019 Gov Poll – The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday started the announcement of the results of governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections held in the country on Saturday.
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The results released so far revealed some surprises and upsets across the country. For instance, the ruling All Progressives Congress in Oyo State lost the governorship poll to the Peoples Democratic Party. The APC candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, backed by the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi, lost scandalously to his PDP’s counterpart, Seyi Makinde, with a margin of 157, 635 votes. While Makinde polled 515,621 votes, Adelabu came second with 357,982 votes.
While Makinde secured 515,621 votes, his closest contestant, Adelabu of the APC, came second with 357,982 votes. Makinde led with 157,635 votes.
The results showed that out of the 33 LGAs in the state, Makinde won in 28 councils, including that of his rival’s, while Adelabu won in five LGAs.
KWARA SENETORIAL RACE
Also, as it was during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State where the incumbent Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lost his bid to return to the Senate, his party lost all elective positions in the March 9 polls.
Watch Proof – Kwara Central Battle Race
Kwara Gov poll – 2019 Election – Abdulrahman Wins
The Kwara State APC governorship candidate, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, swept the poll to beat his PDP counterpart, Abdulrazak Atunwa, with a margin of 216,792 votes.
Lagos Gov Poll – 2019 Election – Sanwo-Olu wins
Also, the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, won a landslide victory over his closest rival, Jimi Agbaje of the PDP. Observers had expected Agbaje to give Sanwo-Olu a run for his money, but this was not to be as the political machinery of the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu that backed the new comer was too much for Agbaje.
Addressing party stakeholders in Ikeja after he was declared the winner by INEC, Sanwo-Olu said he was honoured by the overwhelming support of residents.
He said though “the victory carries my name,” his success in the election was actually victory for all residents.
Sanwo-Olu said he viewed the mandate given to him as a call to service to improve the lives of the people.
“I accept the mandate given to me and I understand that it bestows the most profound honour and sober responsibility on me. I thank and commend those who contributed to this campaign. You have laboured and toiled countless hours and done so much.
“You have exerted yourself not just for me but because you believe in the vision that we share.
“You are too numerous to name at this time; in the next few days, I wish to personally thank each one of you for this progressive and collective efforts.
“Most of all, I must commend the voters and honour them; though this victory bears my name, the victory actually belongs to you dear Lagosians,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for believing in his vision.
He said he would not disappoint those who had invested their trust in him, as he was focused on development.
RIVER STATE DECLARED INCONCLUSIVE
But as the people of Rivers State were waiting for the outcome of the polls, INEC announced the suspension of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state till further notice. It cited violence that marred the exercise as reason for its actions.Protest from the national headquarters of the PDP is, however, trailing the electoral umpire’s decision.
OGUN GOV POLL – APC’s Dapo Abiodun wins
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the APC in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has emerged winner of the 2019 governorship.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who announced the result and declared Abiodun winner, said the APC governorship candidate polled 241,670 votes to defeat the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, who scored 222,153, leaving a margin of 19,517 votes.
Olayinka, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said the APC won in 11 of the 20 Local Government Areas, while the APM had six LGAs.
Ugwuanyi triumphs over Ayogu Eze, wins Enugu gov poll
In Enugu State, the incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi of the PDP also won his re-election bid as he beat his opponents to win the governorship poll. Ugwuanyi cleared all the 17 Local Government Areas results.
Bagudu wins Kebbi gov poll again
INEC has also declared Governor Atiku Bagudu of the APC winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Kebbi State.
Gombe Gov Poll – INEC declares Inuwa Yahaya of APC winner
In Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya of the APC won the state governorship election.
The INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Saminu Abdulrahaman, who declared the result in Gombe on Sunday, said Yahaya scored 364,179 votes to defeat his closest rival of the PDP, Usman Nafada, who polled 222,868 votes and was returned elected.
He said there were 1,394,386 registered voters, 627,457 accredited voters, 608,846 valid votes, 14,384 rejected votes and 623,230 total votes cast.
Abi Gov POLL – Ikpeazu wins Abia gov election
The candidate of the PDP in Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been declared the winner of the governorship election in the state.
JIGAWA GOV POLL – Badaru wins re-election
Meanwhile, the incumbent Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, has won the governorship election in the state.
Akwa Ibom Gov Poll – Emmanuel re-elected, wins in A’ Ibom
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, has been re-elected for a second term in office.
NIGER GOV POLL – Bello floors Nasko to win re-election in Niger
Also, the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, who contested for a second tenure on the ticket of the APC, has won the bid, according to the results of the Saturday polls announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Angela Freeman-Mary
Ebonyi Gov Poll – Umahi floors Ogbuoji, wins Ebonyi gov poll again
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State of the PDP has been declared winner of the state governorship poll.
The Returning Officer for the state governorship poll, Prof. Frank Chukwuemeka, announced Umahi winner on Sunday in Abakaliki.
According to the result, Umahi polled 393,043 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sonni Ogbuoji of the APC who polled 81,703 votes to emerge the winner.
Katsina Gov Poll – APC’s Masari wins Katsina gov election
The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has won the governorship poll in all the 34 LGAs of the state announced by INEC on Sunday.
Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, sought re-election for another term of four years on the platform of the APC last Saturday.
Benue Gov Poll – Ortom leads in Benue
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the PDP in Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom, has won in nine of the 19 LGAs result declared as of the time of filing this report.
From the result so far announced on Sunday at the state headquarters of INEC in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Ortom scored over 300,000 votes, while his closest rival, Mr Emmanuel Jime of the APC, won in 10 LGAs with a total votes of over 270,000.
NASARAWA GOV POLL – APC sweeps Nasarawa
In Nasarawa State, the APC candidate in the governorship election, Abdullahi Sule, has been declared winner by INEC.
The APC candidate got 327,229 votes to beat his PDP challenger, David Ombugadu, who came a distant second with 184, 281 votes.
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Meanwhile, INEC HAS PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF RETURN TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES IN 2019 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Update: PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF RETURN
All Senators-elect are expected to be seated @ 9:30am and members of the House of Representatives-elect @ 1.30pm.
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 11, 2019
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