18:34 Oyo: Ajimobi Lost Again.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has again lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in today’s gubernatorial election.
Recall he also lost his polling unit as well as the senatorial election to PDP two weeks ago.
Result of the election at polling unit 20 ward 11 in Ibadan South West local government area where the governor voted indicated as follows:
APC: 112 votes
PDP: 145 votes.
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Dapo Abiodun Wins Polling Unit
The Ogun state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday won his polling unit.
Abiodun, at the end of voting at Ward 3 Unit 2, Ita Osanyin, Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, polled 240 votes to beat his closest rival, Adekunle Akinlade, of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), who polled 71 votes.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Buruji Kashamu, polled only 5 votes.
16:09 Early Results Trickling-in in Lagos
At Polling Unit 030 A & B, Ward 1, Abati Pry School, Shasha Akowonjo, Sanwo-Olu’s APC polled 112 votes to defeat Agbaje’s PDP who polled 24 votes.
Also, at Unit 001 of the same Ward:
Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar cast his vote in Chanchaga, Niger State.
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Voter’s Apathy in Lagos
Polling Unit officers at Ward 1, Abati Primary School, Shasha Akowonjo in Alimosho LG complained of voter’s apathy in the area. While the exercise started at about 09 am, voters failed to turn out in appreciable number. There are about 8 polling units inside the school facility which serves as the Ward collation center. They told our correspondent that turnout dropped further, unlike what was recorded during the presidential and House of Assembly polls.
INEC Ad-hoc Staff Protest on Election Morning
Scores of adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Ojo and Iba Collation Centres in Lagos on Saturday staged a protest over unpaid allowances.
The collation centres are located at St. Michael Nursery and Primary School, Costain Road, Ojo, and Local Authority Primary School, Iba, both in Lagos State.
As at 9.30 a.m, the adhoc staff were seen chanting. “No Pay, No Work’’ at the collation centres, refusing to go and resume duty at the polling units in the area.
At about 8.00am, President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Saturday joined hundreds of other voters to exercise their civic rights at polling unit 003 Kofar Baru III, Gidan Niyam, Daura, Katsina State
After the conclusion of presidential election penultimate week, today, Nigerians vote to elect governnors in 29 states, while new state assemblies’ lawmakers would be elected in the 36 states.
There are no governorship elections in Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Kogi, Anambra and Osun because the tenures of their governors are yet to expire.
While the elections are being contested by 1,158 governorship candidates across the country, many of them are billed as keen contests between only a few candidates in each state.
Also, there will be supplementary elections in 14 states of the country to complete the Senatorial and House of Representatives electoral process in areas that recorded some hitches during the February 23 polls.