Ongoing collation of 2023 presidential election results illegal – Ugochinyere

February 28, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

House of Representatives member-elect and spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has described the ongoing collation of presidential election results as “unconstitutional”. He also told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt the collation. Ugochinyere, in a statement made available to Blueprint correspondent in Abuja, warned that the process if not halted was a Read More

APC wins Kwara, Ondo, PDP takes Osun as parties differ on IREV uploaded results

February 28, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

Agents of various political parties at the National Collation Centre in Abuja where the presidential election results were being announced, Monday, kicked against the method of vote collation from the various polling units, insisting that only results uploaded in the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IREV) should be announced. The parties’ agents who specifically kicked against the Ekiti state’s results which Read More

Enugu: LP candidate Ezea floors sitting governor Ugwuanyi, Obetta defeats PDP’s Abbah

February 28, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The Labour Party has proved to be tough as its senatorial candidate, Barr. Okey Ezea has defeated Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP for Enugu North senatorial election. Ezea floored Ugwuanyi with over 104,000 votes while Ugwuanyi trailed behind with over 46,000 votes. In another shocking defeat, Mr. Mark Chidi Obetta of the Labour Party also defeated his PDP opponent, Read More

2023 presidential election: Atiku wins Adamawa

February 28, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

PDP presidential candidate and Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has been declared winner of Saturday presidential election in Adamawa state. Declaring the result of the presidential election in the state yesterday in Yola, INEC collation officer for the state Prof. Mohammed Laminu Mele of the University of Maiduguri said that, PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar polled 417,611 votes to emerged Read More

2023: Atiku wins Katsina with 489,045, Tinubu scores 482,283 votes

February 28, 2023 Hamidu Sabo 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Katsina state. He defeated his closest rival, Bola Tinubu of the APC. Declaring the result at the INEC office in Katsina Monday, the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muazu Abubakar Gusau, said Atiku polled 489,045 votes while Tinubu scored 482,283 votes. Read More

Breaking: After loosing Katsina to PDP, Masari sacks 4 top officials

February 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has approved the immediate termination of appointments of a Commissioner, two Permanent Secretaries and the Chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board. In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Muntari Lawal (SSG) said the affected officials include Alhaji Tasi’u Dahiru-Dandagoro, the Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport. Others are The Permanent Secretary, Sustainable Read More

2023 presidential election: Group warns against utterances capable of destabilising Nigeria

February 27, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collates results in preparation to announce the winner of the 2023 presidential election, the National Coalition for Peace and Unity (NCPU) has warned political parties and supporters against utterances capable of destabilising the Nigeria. The warning is coming on the heels of some utterances from politicians, who threatened that the #EndSARS will be Read More

Election: Timi Frank calls for rejection of manipulated results

February 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, Monday, strongly condemned the ongoing large-scale manipulation of the results of the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Election. Frank in a statement in Abuja called on Nigerians to reject the results, demand for their cancellation and reordering of fresh presidential and National Assembly election.  He insisted Read More

Breaking: Al-Makura, other APC Senators, 2 Reps lose to SDP, PDP in Nasarawa

February 27, 2023 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia. 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State has lost three of its senators to Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, declared that Senator Umaru Al-Makura of APC representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District lost to Mohammed Onawo of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,813 votes against 93,064 Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Akpabio floors PDP’s Enoidem, returns to Senate in style

February 27, 2023 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Monday declared Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial election. Declaring Akpabio as the winner of the contest for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Professor Anthony Udoh, said the former Minister Niger Delta Affairs, satisfied all Read More

PDP’s Amos wins Jema’a/Sanga federal constituency in Kaduna

February 27, 2023 Abubakar Labaran, Kafanchan 0

Mr Dan Amos of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Februry 25, 2023 National Assembly elections for Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency of Kaduna State. The Returning Officer, Prof. Yunusa Umaru, who declared the result in Kafanchan on Monday, said Amos polled 32, 578 to defeat his closest rival, Mr Anto Usman of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Senator Bamidele secures renewed mandate from Ekiti Central 

February 26, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele ( APC Ekiti Central), has been declared winner of the Senatorial election conducted in  the zone by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), on Saturday. Announcing the result in Ado Ekiti at the state collation centre  on Sunday, the returning officer for Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Professor Sola Omotola said the candidate of the All Read More

Elections: Ahovi delivers Osisi, Ipaku, Inoziomi ward for APC

February 26, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi state Governor on Solid Mineral, Hon. Yusuf Mohammed Ahovi has commended the party faithful in his Polling Unit 001 and Osisi, Ipaku and Inoziomi ward for voting and delivered their ward for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.  Ahovi, who hailed from Adavi local government area of Read More

Senate spokesperson losses bid to return to NASS

February 26, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has lost his reelection bid in Osun Central senatorial district. He was defeated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Fadeyi Olubiyi, who polled 134,229. Senator Basiru of the APC who is representing Osun Central polled 117,609. The result announced by Prof Ibraheem Usman showed that Labour Party (LP) scored 2,292.

Atiku leads in Osun as Oyetola, Omisore deliver LGs for Tinubu 

February 26, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, leads by a wide margin in Osun state. He has won 18 local governments out of the 23 announced so far. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, won in only five local governments. Tinubu won in Boripe where the former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Read More

Bauchi APC governorship candidate, humanitarian minister cast vote

February 25, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar retired and his wife, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, have cast their votes at Zirami Kofar Fada 001, in Giade Local Government area of the state.  Abubakar while speaking to journalists commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Read More

PDP wins at Bauchi governor’s Bakin Dutse polling unit 

February 25, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has won his Bakin Dutse polling unit in Alkaleri local government area of the state in the presidential and national assembly elections for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In the result announced in the presidential election, PDP got 103 votes,  APC got 25 while for the senate, PDP got 101, APC 32 and NNPP 17 Read More

Elections peaceful, accept outcome in good faith, Malagi tells candidates, hails INEC, others

February 25, 2023 Editor 0

The Blueprint Newspapers Publisher and Kakaki Nupe, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, has advised candidates in the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly to accept the outcome of the election, describing the exercise as peaceful in Malagi town and environs. Malagi stated this in an interview with Journalists after casting his vote at the Malagi polling unit of Nuwankota of Gbako local Read More

Enugu: Anglican Cleric, Chukwuma warns against manipulation 

February 25, 2023 Editorial II 0

In spite of late arrival of Electoral Materials and INEC Officials to election venues  across Enugu state, the area has witnessed massive turnout of Voters who  waited  patiently for their turn to perform their civic responsibility.  Unlike past elections, today’s exercise was devoid of voter aparthy and skirmishes across the state as both youths and elderly trooped out en mass Read More

BVAS denies former Ogun governor, Osoba from voting 

February 25, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The newly introduced Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) has failed to capture and accredit former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba, thereby disenfranchising him from voting. Osoba who was billed to vote at unit 15, ward 14 in Omololu house, Ibara housing in Abeokuta, the state capital, had previously left the polling unit when the BVAS failed to captured him. Read More

Yiaga Africa wants INEC to investigate late deployment of election materials, others 

February 25, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the reasons responsible for the late deployment of election materials and personnel including the late activation of the Registration Area Centers (RACs). Cases of breach of contractual obligations by transport workers should be met with sanctions. The Chair, Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote, Dr Hussaini Read More

Faulty BVAS causes rowdiness at Jabi upstairs, Soldiers wade in

February 25, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Voting exercise which started peacefully at Jabi Upstairs in Jabi area got disrupted midway when the BVAS started giving issues and stop working. According to a witness, Barrister Chris Onyekachi who voted at the polling centres, he told Blueprint that the situation became rowdy as voters suddenly turned against INEC officials, insisting that something must be done to rectify the Read More

Again, Aregbesola boycotts election in Osun 

February 25, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former governor of Osun state, now Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,  again boycotted the election. Aregbesola did not vote in the July 16 governorship election in the state. When Blueprint’s Correspondent visited his polling unit at Ifofin PU 1, Ward 8, voters said the Minister did not come home. Another voter at the polling unit said the Minister came home Read More