2015 Presidential Election: All The News, Updates And Incoming Results (Live Blog)
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:54:32 +0000
Taraba Police confirms arrest of INEC official
The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the electoral officer in charge of Ibi local government area of the state over alleged electoral malpractice in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.
Confirming the arrest, the command’s spokesman, ASP Joseph Kwaji, said voters in the area reported the officer when they discovered that ballot papers meant for the House of Representatives election were being tampered with.
According to him, the highly charged voters almost lynched the INEC official before the police came to his rescue, adding that investigation was ongoing to unravel what actually transpired in the area.
Reacting, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in the state, Alhaji Ahmad Makama, confirmed the arrest, adding that the concerned official had been removed and handed over to the police.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:47:08 +0000
Jonathan beats Buhari in Enugu
General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was defeated by President Jonathan in Enugu State.
Jonathan defeated Buhari in the entire 17 local government areas in the state.
Details of the result is as follows: registered voters- 1381563, accredited voters -616112.
While APC polled 14157, PDP secured 553003 votes; valid- 573173, rejected- 11559, total votes cast 584732.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:24:08 +0000
Akpabio, Kashamu win senatorial seats
Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has won the Akwa Ibom north east senatorial seat after polling 422,009 to defeat Inibehe Okorie of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who secured 15, 152 votes.
Meanwhile chairman of PDP organisation and mobilisation committee in the Southwest, Chief Buruji Kashamu also emerged victorious at the parliamentary poll in Ogun east senatorial district.
Kashamu defeated the incumbent Gbenga Kaka, who had defected from the APC to the Social Democratic Party last year, by polling 99, 540 votes ahead of Kaka’s 12, 972 votes.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:48:53 +0000
Jonathan records heavy win in Plateau
Results of last Saturday’s presidential election in Plateau State released by INEC show that President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, is coasting to victory in the State.
The PDP presidential flag bearer won nine out of the 17 local government areas in Plateau state, beating his All Progressives Congress, APC, rival by 277,811 to 58,502 votes.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:39:13 +0000
Early results from Kano, Borno states
Kibiya: APC- 23,000; PDP- 4,999
Gabasawa: APC-31,000; PDP- 8,840
Bagwai: APC- 3 8,750; PDP 8,159
Kunchi: APC-24,542; PDP 2,921
Tsanyawa: APC-32,662; PDP 4,819
Gaya: APC -38,085; PDP 1,888
Marte: APC 426; PDP 742
Kala Balge: APC 1766- PDP 98
Askira Uba: APC, 5220 PDP, 1308
Ngala: APC 2764; PDP 241
Kukuwa: APC 5662, PDP 230
Mobbar APC 4487, PDP 108
Abadam APC 2657, PDP 70
Ngazai APC, 3521, PDP 211
Kaga APC 6133 PDP 202
Mafa APC 7140, PDP 178
Dikwa APC 3031, PDP 114
Gwoza APC 15702, PDP 1414
Gubio APC 6481 PDP 306
Munguno APC 5461, PDP 181
Bama APC 11133 PDP 193
Guzamala APC 2720 PDP 397
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:37:47 +0000
Buhari defeats Jonathan by wide margin in Kano
Results released by the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, in Kano State on Monday morning indicate that President Goodluck Jonathan has suffered a heavy defeat in the State.
The electoral body announced that APC’s Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) defeated PDP’s Goodluck Jonathan by a
wide margin, polling 1,903, 999 votes against the incumbent’s 215,779.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:36:42 +0000
APC sweeps presidential, senatorial elections in Jigawa
The opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, in Jigawa State has won all the three Senatorial seats fiercely contested during the last saturday National Assembly election in the State.
This was as the party’s presidential standard bearer, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), overwhelmingly won the presidential election conducted in Jigawa same Saturday.
INEC’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of Federal University Katsina, Professor James Ayatsa, while announcing the presidential election result, declared that Gen Buhari scored 885,988 to beat Peoples Democratic Party’s Goodluck Jonathan who scored 143.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000
APC candidate wins Jigawa North-East senatorial seat
An All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate, Alhaji Ubali Shitu, has been announced as winner of the Jigawa north-east senatorial election.
He won the election by defeating two other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Adamu Usman, while announcing the result noted that Shitu scored 193,960 votes to win the election, while PDP’s Ahmad Sarawa polled 97,196 votes. Alhaji Ahmed Kaugama of the PDM came third by scoring 1,266 votes.
According to Usman, “The APC candidate scored the highest votes and returned elected in accordance with provisions of the Electoral Act.”
Sarawa is currently the Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:33:15 +0000
Jonathan wins 14 local governments in Ekiti
Ado-Ekiti, APC; 14, 414; PDP; 25, 411
Efon; APC; 3, 103; PDP; 5, 699
Ekiti South-West; APC; 7,195; PDP; 10;220
Ekiti-West; APC; 8, 001; PDP; 10, 003
Emure; APC; 5, 353; PDP; 6, 822
Gbonyin; APC; 6, 334; PDP; 8,792
Ido-Osi; APC; 7, 433; PDP; 12, 479
Ikere-Ekiti; APC; 7,990; PDP; 14,091
Ikole; APC; 10,026; PDP; 13, 306
Ilejemeje; APC; 3,000; PDP; 3,799
Irepodun/Ifelodun; APC; 7,970, PDP; 11, 395
Ise-Orun; APC; 5,675; PDP; 9,158
Moba; APC; 7,492, PDP; 8, 687
Oye; APC; 8, 574; PDP; 11, 262
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:46:34 +0000
Early result from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kogi, others
Polling Unit 13 Ward 5 Yenagoa
President: PDP – 290 APC – 9
Senator: PDP – 243 APC – 16
Rep: PDP 234 APC 14
Nembe Ward 3, Unit 4
President: PDP 44 APC 1 ACPN 1 APA 1
Senate: APC 3 PDP 32
Reps: APC 3 PDP 39
Nembe Ward 3 Unit 6
President: PDP 94 APC 3 NCP 1
Senator: PDP 59 APC 35
Reps: APC 12 PDP 82
Nembe Ward 3 Unit 2
President: PDP 106 APC 5
Senate: PDP 79 APC 30
Reps: PDP 101 APC 9
Nembe Ward 3 Unit 4
President: PDP 297 APC 1
Senate: PDP 278 APC 20
Reps: PDP 287 APC 11
Nembe Ward 3 Unit 13
Presidential: PDP 45 APC 4
Senate: PDP 41 APC 11
Rep: PDP 42 APC 7 PPA 2
Unit 1 Ward 9 Oshimili South
President: PDP – 361 APC – 33
Unit 7 Ward 9, Oshimili South
President: PDP – 351 APC – 29
Bama IDP Camp Maiduguri
President: APC: 108 PDP: 0
Old GRA Maiduguri (Opposite Govt House)
President: PDP – 52 APC – 300
Durban Street, Wuse 2
President: PDP – 176 APC – 299
AP plaza polling unit PU 37/06/04/180
President: APC-235 PDP-200 KOWA-1
Senator: PDP-178 APC-237 APGA- 5 ADC-1 PPA-1
Rep: PDP-161 APC-232 APGA-21 FRESH-1 LABOUR PARTY-11 APA-1 ADC-1
Iremo/Ajibamidele, Ile-Ife, Awolowo Hall, Polling Unit 5,
PDP – 44 APC – 130
Gbegannu area, Minna South
PDP – 30 APC-430 LP- 1 CPP- 2, APGA, others – Zero Void – 13
Owerri West PU001B Ward 5
President: PDP-100, APC-20
Wesley 1, Isara
President: PDP – 246 APC – 98.
Birnin Kudu viewing centre, PU 004
Koto Town, Ukwo Ward, Polling unit 002
President: APC: 313 PDP: 8
Badiko Zakaria Hotel Polling Unit
President: APC- 367, PDP- 1
Unguwan Liman Polling Unit (opposite VP Sambo’s House, Sardauna Crescent)
President: PDP- 13, APC – 213
Unguwan Sarki, Polling Unit 0024 (El- Rufai’s polling unit)
President: APC – 430, PDP – 11
Unguwan Dosa PU 027
President: APC 801, PDP- 450
Link road Polling Unit (VP Sambo’s former PU)
APC 386, PDP- 53
President: 54 APC 352
Senate: PDP 30 APC 153
Rep: PDP 27 APC 155
Sakwari Tilden Filani
President: 5 APC 486
President PDP 96 APC 326
Senate PDP 116 APC 301
Rep: PDP 102 APC 310
President: APC 325 PDP 2
Senate: APC 278 PDP 56
Rep: APC 312 PDP 19
More Results: APGA Still on the Lead in Anambra
Senatorial Result for Agulu Ward 3 Unit 002 Umuowelle Village
APC – 5
APGA – 65
PDP – 66
Senatorial Result for Awka Ward 5, Ezinwafor Square, Umubele Village Awka.
APC – 23
APGA – 135
PDP – 76
APC – 19
APGA – 87
PDP – 53
APC – 15
APGA – 116
PDP – 51
Senatorial Result for Agulu ward 3 Unit 003 Umuowelle Village
APC – 3
APGA – 99
PDP – 50
House Of Reps-175
Presidency – 175
Senatorial Result for Agulu ward 3 Unit 001 Umuowelle Village
APC – 3
APGA – 69
PDP – 50
Senatorial Result for Ogidi Ward 1 (Ilo Ngwodo)
APC – 35
APGA – 79
PDP – 59
Senatorial Result for PU 009 Awka Ward 1 (Umuayom Hall Awka)
APC – 25
APGA – 70
PDP – 53
Senatorial Result for Nodu PU 009 Okpuno.
APC – 9
APGA – 127
PDP – 119
Senatorial Result for Umuogbunu Awka Ward 4 (Ukwu Fruit)
APC – 15
APGA – 74
PDP – 67
Senatorial Result for Odagba Awka Ward 3 (Emma Nnaemeka)
APC – 24
APGA – 38
PDP – 14
Senatorial Result for Awka Ward 5, Ezinwafor Square, Umubele Village Awka.
APC – 23
APGA – 135
PDP – 76
APC – 19
APGA – 87
PDP – 53
APC – 15
APGA – 116
PDP – 51
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:05:12 +0000
Buhari defeats Jonathan inside Presidential Villa
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) has trounced President Goodluck Jonathan in Saturday’s elections conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The the nation’s seat of power has two polling units- Unit 021 and 022- located side-by-side. In the two units, Buhari scored a total of 613 votes while Jonathan polled a total of 595 votes.
While Jonathan beat Buhari at Unit 021 to second position with 293 votes as against the APC candidate’s 265 votes, Buhari emerged winner at the second polling booth, Unit 022, with 348 against the 302 polled by Jonathan.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:55:12 +0000
Nurses bring sick 85-year-old to vote in Lagos
It was an emotional sight during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections at a polling unit at Doula, Apapa, Lagos, as nurses brought a sick 85-year-old voter, Dr. Adebisi Sebanjo, to the polling unit to exercise his franchise.
Dr. Sebanjo, who is the medical director of Julisam Hospital, was assisted by two young female nurses wearing blue uniforms. He is also the father of the Senior Special Adviser on Poverty Alleviation to Governor Babatunde Fashola, Idowu Sebanjo.
The doctor, who could not speak with reporters, according to the nurses, “has little or no strength to talk.’’
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:53:23 +0000
Nigeria Decides: Thugs snatch ballot boxes in Akure
Political thugs numbering about 10, on Saturday evening, reportedly snatched six ballot boxes after conclusion of voting at Unit 5, Ward 9, Akure-South Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Reports has it that polling officials were counting the ballots at the unit which had two voting points when the thugs attacked.
An adhoc staff said the hoodlums came, brandishing bottles and machetes, and scared away voters.
According to her, the three security personnel around could not stop them as they disappeared with the ballot boxes.
However, the Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, when contacted for confirmation, said he was yet to be briefed on the development, adding that he was hearing the news for the first time.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:56:34 +0000
Ekiti Deputy Governor’s aide shoots APC member
A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was on Saturday shot by a security detail attached to the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kolapo Olusola.
The incident, which occured at Ikere-Ekiti during the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly election, caused panic in the area.
It occurred at Ereja polling unit in Odo-Oja Quarters of the town when Olusola, a native of the town, was accused of moving around in a convoy by APC members who accused him of violating the Electoral Act.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:34:12 +0000
PDP wins in Lugbe, Abuja
Below is the result of two voting points out of the three voting points in Government Secondary school, Lugbe, Abuja
1st voting point:
Reps: PDP 60, APC 39, APGA 37, LABOUR 3.
Senate: APC 47, PDP 77, APGA 17, SDP 1, invalid 3.
Presidential: APC 47, PDP 91, IDC 1, SDP 1, APGA 4.
2nd voting point:
Reps: Labour 5, APC 34, APGA 23, PDP 58, Invalid 2.
Senate: APC 32, APGA 10, PDP 82.
Presidency: APC 33, PDP 90,
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:40:44 +0000
INEC to hold fresh election in 300 polling units
Following the failure of the card reader in some polling units across the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that elections will take place in 300 polling stations across the federation.
An INEC official stated that the commission, from reports made to it by field officers, showed that polling did not take place in about 300 polling units and that the commission has directed for a fresh poll in affected units.
The INEC official attributed the challenge to battery and inability to activate the sim cards of the card readers and the non-removal of the cellophane of the card readers.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:39:57 +0000
Tinubu’s wife wins polling unit
The Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has won her unit 34, ward 9 polling centre where she scored 105.
Election results for PU034, ward 9 on Bourdillon road in Lagos is as follows:
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:19:08 +0000
Bode George loses ward to APC
A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George lost his PU001 Evans Street, in Lagos Island, Lagos State to the All Progressives Congress, APC, by one vote.
The result as announced by the Electoral Officer, showed that the PDP polled 108, while the APC polled 109.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:52:06 +0000
I’m optimistic God will see us through – Ugwuanyi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Enugu State, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has expressed optimism that the general election would be successful.
Ugwuanyi, who spoke as he cast his vote at his Amube Ohum polling centre at exactly 3:05 pm, also expressed hope that President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP would emerge victorious.
His words: “I prayed in the morning for the country, the PDP and all the candidates of our party, including myself, to be victorious in these elections. I also prayed that the exercise will be peaceful and successful in order to unite the country the more for our great party to continue to deliver on its promises for the overall interest of our people, and I am optimistic that God will do it for us”.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:49:11 +0000
Buhari votes in Kastina, speaks on extension of election
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari has finally voted in Daura, Kastina State.
The General cast his vote at about 5pm Nigerian time amid cheers of ‘Sai Baba’ from his supporters.
Speaking on the extension of the exercise by the INEC, the ex soldier said there was nothing wrong with it.
When asked who he voted for by newsmen, a visibly elated Buhari echoed, ‘myself.’
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:18:09 +0000
Mark hails election, decries malfunctioning of Card Readers
Senate President, David Mark, has noted that the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday were largely peaceful in his constituency but expressed reservations over reported cases of malfunctioning of card readers.
The Senate President, who spoke on Saturday after casting his vote in Otukpo Ward 1, Otukpo, Benue State, declared that the exercise was “generally peaceful and organized. The voters queued and complied with the rules”.
Mark, in a statement sent to DAILY POST by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, expressed worry over the malfunctioning of the card readers in some polling units and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to salvage the situation.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:14:36 +0000
INEC official killed in Benue
A female adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, simply identified as Blessing Odeh has been killed while one other was seriously injured in a road mishap in Benue State.
Odeh lost her life in a motorcycle accident on Saturday morning, along the Obussa-Ebonyi road, in Oju local government area of Benue state while on her way to her place of assignment.
Report has it that they were on top speed at about 7:45 when the front part of the motorbike suddenly pulled off leading to the fatal accident and the instant death of the INEC staff.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:06:22 +0000
Insecurity forces INEC to suspend election in Delta LGA
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended election in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State after the police reported that they could not guarantee security in the area.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Delta, Mr. Anidi Ikowak, explained in Agbor that some stakeholders in the area did not allow electoral officers to move voting materials to polling units in Udu.
Noting that their initial complaint was that they wanted to see the constituency collation form, the REC said, “But even when the form was brought, they did not still want the materials moved.
“So the police had to advise that for security reasons, the election should be suspended,” Ikowak said.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:05:10 +0000
Heavy downpour disrupts election in Lagos
The ongoing presidential election has been disrupted by a heavy downpour in Lagos State.
The rain, which started at about 15:45GMT has dispersed some voters in Ejigbo area of Lagos and still heavy at the moment.
Also in Ikotun, Isolo and Okota areas of the state, most voters have gone home due to the sudden rainfall.
It was observed that some voters who could not withstand the heavy downpour have vacated the polling units.
Heavily-drenched INEC officials are currently battling it out to save their materials from the rain.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:04:07 +0000
Voters resort to manual voting in Rivers
There are reports that many polling units have stopped using Card Readers. Party Agents of the PDP are claiming that INEC has directed electoral officers to stop using the Card Readers over a perceived failure of the machines.
Manual voting have commenced at Ward 7, Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at Borokiri area of Port Harcourt.
Card Readers are also not being used in Ward 9 Units 3, 4, 6, 7 of Obio-Akpor Local Government area.
INEC REC Commissioner, Dame Gesila Khan is yet to make a statement on this development.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:03:24 +0000
El-Rufai gets accredited
The All Progressives Congress candidate in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El’Rufai gets accredited after spending two and half hours at his polling unit in Kaduna State waiting for INEC’s electoral officers to come.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:35:23 +0000
Plateau PDP governorship candidate happy with Card Readers
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, Sen. Gyang Pwajok, has expressed satisfaction with the use of the Card Reader for accreditation of voters.
He stated this while being accredited for the polls at his Ali Kazaure Polling Unit in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:23:22 +0000
Hoodlums attack Ekiti Deputy Governor’s convoy
The convoy of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, was this morning attacked in Ikere Ekiti as he went to exercise his franchise.
The attack was carried out by some hoodlums who shattered the windscreens on some of his vehicles.
It took the effort. or the security operatives attached to the deputy governor to disperse the attackers.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:20:47 +0000
Wike gets accredited
PDP Governorship candidate in Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has been accredited. Now waiting for voting proper, he said INEC has been fair so far.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:18:07 +0000
Voters devise means of getting Card Readers to work
Nigerians have devised means of getting around instances where the card reading machines, CRMs, fail to capture the details on the permanent voter cards, PVCs, presented by prospective voters.
In polling units where this was the case, the foil on the camera of the CRM was removed and it was immediately able to capture the details on the PVCs it had earlier rejected. Also, voters whose fingerprints could not be recognized simply cleaned their fingers with the hand sanitizer pronto, and their biometrics were recognized by the machines.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:58:58 +0000
Armed thugs attack corps members, soldiers and Police in Rivers
The incident occurred 10:30 am Saturday in Ozuaha community in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
The thugs were reported to have barricaded the road into the town as the team approached the town.
Reports say the gun battle lasted for about 25 minutes, leaving the town looking like a ghost’s.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:50:20 +0000
Adamawa State Governor, Mr. Bala Ngilari could not be cleared when he went to his polling unit to be accredited.
At the time his PVC was tested on the card reader by INEC’s electoral officers, his wife’s photograph appeared instead of his.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:18:40 +0000
Two killed as Boko Haram attacks polling stations in Gombe
Two people have been reportedly killed after suspected Boko Haram sects attacked polling stations in Gombe state.
The attacks occurred in the villages of Birin Bolawa and Birin Fulani in Nafada district of Gombe state.
An election official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that, “We could hear the gunmen shouting, ‘Didn’t we warn you about staying away from (the) election?’”
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:16:17 +0000
Tinubu accredited in Lagos
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been accredited in Lagos ahead of today’s presidential election.
Tinubu, a former governor of the state, arrived the Sunday Adigun polling station, Ikeja, around 10: 44 AM with his entourage.
It didn’t take the electoral officers more than five minutes to get the APC chieftain accredited.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:53:40 +0000
Governor Amaechi refuses to get accredited
Governor Rotimi Amaechi has refused to be accredited until he sees the result sheets.
The same absence of result sheets is being reported in other parts of his Local government area in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:31:14 +0000
Atiku accredited in Adamawa
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been accredited to vote.
The Turakin Adamawa was accredited at Ajiya Ward 2, Komihina, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State.
It took the INEC officers not less than six minutes to get the ex VP accredited.
Atiku told newsmen that the exercise has been very encouraging, while also calling for a free, fair and credible election.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:24:46 +0000
Apprehension in Ifako Ijaiye area of Lagos
There is apprehension of a possible breakdown of law and order in the Ifako Ijaiye, Ojokoro area of Lagos as agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are alleging that they have been deliberately prevented from monitoring the election by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
At the African Church Primary School Polling Unit, Ifako Ijaiye Local government area, APC agents were seen complaining that INEC officials in the local government appear to have issued all the available agents’ cards to agents of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the area.
However, INEC officials explained that they had ran out of cards and are now in search of agents’ cards from neighbouring areas to issue to the APC agents.
More policemen have however been drafted to the area to nib whatever trouble may arise from the situation in the bud.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:15:19 +0000
David Mark gets accredited to vote
The Permanent Voter Card, PVC, presented by Senate President, David Mark, in his polling unit in Otukpo Benue State was immediately read by the card reader used.
He was consequently cleared by election officers in an accreditation that took few minutes.
He called on Nigerians to be patient with the exercise and eschew disorderliness.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:11:47 +0000
Card Reader fails Jonathan’s accreditation
President Goodluck Jonathan is currently being accredited in his Otuoke home tome. The President who is in company of his wife got to the polling unit 13 in the community at exactly 9.21.
The card reader at the moment is causing some delays as the President is left standing with his entourage. The First Lady, Patience Jonathan is seen helping herself with a hand fan as the accreditation process continues.
Reports has it that Jonathan had arrived the Otazi Playground, Polling Unit 039 in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area but could not get accredited due to some technical issues.
Jonathan said he spoke with the INEC chairman and he was informed that the situation was going well across the country.
Addressing newsmen at the polling booth, the president said he would wait despite the technical headache .
His words, “I am not worried that they could not get me accredited at the moment. It only happen to me and not everybody in Nigeria. I just spoke with the INEC chairman and he told me things are going alright across the federation.
“So, I enjoin every Nigerian to wait patiently if the card reading machine is giving problem.”
The president also urged the media against biased and unverified reportage. He said he would be glad if the exercise in conducted in a peaceful manner.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:59:26 +0000
Bomb explosion rocks Enugu polling unit
Tension is high in Enugu following a reported bomb explosion at a polling unit at the WTC Primary School, Enugu, Saturday morning.
WTC Primary School is located at Enugu North, one of the municipal local government areas in the Coal City State.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:49:40 +0000
Buhari accredited in Daura
The presidential candidate of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aishat Buhari have been accredited at his polling ward in Duara, Kastina state.
Garbed in a flowing traditional white robe, the former Head of State alongside his wife, Aishat arrived the polling booth around 8:45am amid tight security.
Within five minutes, Buhari and his wife were accredited by the electoral officers.
Speaking with newsmen, Buhari said, “Well, I like the integrity of the system, and I believe of people are allowed to vote. Rigging won’t be allowed.
INEC has done very well. From their presentation to the council of sate, it has been commending.”
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:09:32 +0000
Election materials reportedly hijacked in Rivers
Ahead of the Saturday’s presidential election, Rivers state has recorded the first report of hijacking of electoral materials meant for the Presidential election in the state.
Violence has dominated the political atmosphere of Rivers State since the build up to the 2015 general elections started in earnest.
Reports has it that electoral materials and INEC personnel deployed to certain Local government areas in the state have been hijacked by unknown hoodlums.
We gathered that thugs working for a particular political party in the state attacked INEC officials who were moving election materials to Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru and Gokana Local Government areas.
Confirming the incident, a member of the APC in the state said: “PDP thugs hijacked materials and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, personnel meant for Akuku Toru Wards 15, 16 and 17. The hijacked materials and men were taken to Freetown, a hinterland coastal community. The attack was led by two youths whose identities are known.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:54:16 +0000
Expect results of presidential election within 48 hours – Jega
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will announce the result of the elections within 48 hours after voting.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega who revealed this Friday, during a joint press briefing with the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi said the electoral body has put everything in place to ensure a hitch free exercise.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:48:25 +0000
OPC blasts Lai Mohammed for accusing members of wearing fake Army, Police uniforms
Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has lambasted the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over what it termed his “ceaseless propaganda” against the group.
A statement Friday evening signed by Hakeem Ologunro, OPC National Publicity Secretary, said it was unfortunate that the opposition’s spokesman had made “lie-telling his stock in trade.”
Titled “When will Lai Mohammed stop disgracing himself?”, the statement reads: “We just got informed of another phase of lies from the chief propagandist of APC against OPC and we wonder when will Lai Muhammed stop disgracing himself?.
“His latest lie is the press release issued today that OPC members and other militants were seen today wearing fake police and army uniforms so they can unleash mayhem on the opposition and disrupt voting, especially in the South-west, without hindrance.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:40:48 +0000
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), AND GOV. SERIAKE DICKSON OF BAYELSA, DURING THE ARRIVAL OF THE PRESIDENT IN BAYELSA FOR SATURDAY ELECTION
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:37:30 +0000
Nigeria Decides: All the news, updates and incoming results
After months of preparation, vigorous campaign by political parties and their candidates, postponement in scheduled dates, accusations and counter-accusations, the 2015 presidential election is here, and in less than 24 hours, Nigerians will be heading to the polls to choose who among the 14 presidential candidates who have secured the tickets of their parties as the next president of the most populous black nation on earth!
Saturday’s presidential election is arguably the most important in the history of Nigeria as a nation and one that will go down in record as the most fiercely fought. It is the most important because it is the first presidential election after the nation celebrated its first 100 years of nationhood. It is the most important because Nigerians are going to the polls to elect a new leader in a time of war, the war against Boko Haram insurgents. It is the most important, because Nigerians have never at any point been this politically aware and passionate about elections as it is been witnessed at the moment.
The 2015 presidential election holding tomorrow, as pointed out, will also be the nation’s most fiercely contested and one that may not produce an overwhelming victory for any of the candidates.
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