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Friday, 22 April 2011

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Monday, 18 April 2011

CPC rejects Presidential polls

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has rejected results of Saturday’s presidential elections in parts of the country, saying it would only accept the results after they had gone through forensic investigation.
National secretary of the party Buba Galadima said the results were products of barefaced electoral malpractice.
A statement he signed and made available to Daily Trust yesterday read in part: “The Congress for Progressive Change has reviewed the Presidential election held across the country on Saturday April 16 and has rejected the results from parts of the country for the following reasons:
“In our statement of Saturday, April 16 we drew the attention to the low turnout of voters in the South-South, East and South-West geo-political zones. Even some of the state governors from these zones attested to the low turnout of voters. The results released from the South-South and South-East show a turn-out of as much as 70 per cent of registered voters. Our representatives in the field reported absence of elections in many areas in the South-South and South-East. Where did the votes declared come from?
“In areas like the North-West, North-East and North-Central where voters turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise, there was a low record of attendance! For some inexplicable reasons, the number of votes recorded manually was reduced on being fed into the computer, and consistently with as high as 40 per cent! Who was responsible for such deadly scheme?
“In many parts of country, especially in Sokoto, Jigawa, Gombe, Plateau, Benue, Adamawa, Kwara, Nasarawa and FCT, there were massive abuses and the party would demand scrutiny of the votes credited to the different parties.
“In some parts of the country, people from outside the geo-political zone were ordered to stay at home and not show their faces at the polling stations or they would be arrested and deported as aliens.”

Sunday, 17 April 2011

UNDERAGE VOTING AND OTHER IRREGULARITIES



Across the country, yesterday’s presidential election was generally peaceful. There were also reports of low and high turnout of voters.
In Abuja, there was massive turn out of voters just as civil society organizations (CSOs) under the aegis of Situation Room  raised the alarm over the alleged arrest and intimidation of its observers.
In a  report made available to newsmen, yesterday, in Abuja and signed by Clement Nwankwo and Jibril Ibrahim, the groups said: “We note with dismay the seemingly systematic and coordinated intimidation and arrest of our observers deployed to observe the presidential election.
“We are particularly disturbed by reports of these attacks in Jos, Plateau State. Although we understand that some of the observers were subsequently released, we have received reports of several other similar cases.
In Warri North in Delta State, three observers were detained. Two were later released; one is still being held. Tellingly, this was the same ward where observers were detained for seven hours during the voters’ registration.
“Another area of serious concern  is that of massive thumb-printing which was observed in Soku, Akuku Toro LGA in Rivers State. In Benue State, the chairperson of a publishing outfit  was caught in a vehicle with previously thumb-printed ballot papers.
A related issue is that of ballot box snatching. Again in Benue State, six ballot boxes were snatched at Achia Ikyurav-Ya in Kwande LGA, and an undisclosed number were snatched from Pus in Shough council ward, Gweru East LG by Hon. Christine Alaago”.
An underage voter in Keffi
The group also noted that “the problem of underage voting was widely observed in many polling units in Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba states. In Gombe State in particular, it was reported that irate youths attempted to lynch the Resident Electoral Commissioner and some journalists present who tried to intervene”.

Lagos: 30 thugs, six aliens arrested
In Lagos State,  immigration officers arrested six aliens and one under-aged girl, who tried to vote during the election at Amuwo-Odofin.
The exercise was generally peaceful and hitch-free and voters’ turnout was impressive. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and security agents arrived at the polling booths on time and accreditation started timely. In many polling centres, a windy queue of people stretching up to 200 metres was seen.
At  Kuje-Amuwo, six  foreigners, who were trying to vote at some of the polling units within the vicinity were apprehended by immigration officials.
Confirming the incident, Inspector E.O Oduh, said the Immigration officials  intercepted the foreigners – three Ghanaians and three Nigeriens – as well as an under-aged, who tried to vote.
No fever than 3 suspected thugs were arrested by  policemen and army officers during the elections at Mushin  after an attack on a polling centre.  The thugs, numbering over 50, reportedly  invaded a polling centre at  Mosalasi  with guns and other dangerous weapons as they created panic with heavy gun firing, leaving prospective voters running  helter skelter.
The arrested persons were taken to Area D Command headquarters on along Isolo Road  for  investigations.
At a briefing, the state police commissioner, Suleiman Abba, described the election as  ‘relatively peaceful’, and  that he had not been briefed of  the arrest of the hoodlums.
Nasarawa: Polling officers flee to palace to escape thugs
Polling officers at Yelwa community in Agwada Development Area of Kokona Local Government  Area of  Nasarawa State, yesterday, fled to the palace of Sarkin Yelwa (traditional ruler), Alhaji Maiwada Dauda, after thugs, allegedly working for the one of the political parties, snatched the ballot box there and attempted to abduct them.
The presiding officer of Yelwa thugs stormed the polling unit  and attempted to snatch ballot materials from the electoral personnel; at 1p.m. after voting commenced at the station.
He said policeman and some Civil Defence personnel attached to the polling station did not act.
The Divisional Police Officer in the area, Mr. Patrick Onah  Agbo, confirmed the incident when contacted  on phone, saying, “I sent the D.O. (Divisional Officer) in Agwada to go there. The Civil Defence man called him and said that the matter has been resolved there. That they have started  voting.”
But a voter there said voting came to a halt after the thugs left with ballot materials.
Osun: Voters apathy
There was apathy in the presidential election in Osun State as the exercise was characterized by low turnout of voters.
However, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who voted at 12.51 p.m. at unit 001, ward 08, Ifofin area, Ilesa, expressed a  different view, saying the outcome of the election at the end of the day would justify whether people turned out for the exercise or not, stressing that most voters only got to the poll centres late.
The governor, who expressed delight at the security situation in the state during the election, said, “The security situation in Osun  today was excellent. Osun would have won award for being the most peaceful state during this year’s elections but for the unfortunate incidence of last week where some people including a pastor were  killed.”
Edo: ACN members vote Jonathan
THE presidential election in Edo State witnessed large turn out and peaceful conduct with political leaders in the state describing it as a great improvement from the last weekend’s  National Assembly elections.
There was no reported case of violence in the state and the presence of the military at strategic areas in the state immensely helped in ensuring security. Election materials arrived the units as early as 6:30a.m. while accreditation commenced at 8 a.m. Sunday  Vanguard observed that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) members were voting for Jonathan.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole; former Governor Lucky Igbinedion; Chief Tony Anenih; vice-presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Chief John Odigie Oyegun; minister of state for works, Dr Chris Ogienwonyi; former deputy governor and Edo State coordinator for Jonathan/Sambo campaign, Lucky Imasuen and the former chief whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, hailed the conduct of the election by INEC and expressed optimism that the best candidate will emerge.
Oshiomhole, who spoke after casting his vote at his ward 10, unit 1,Iyamho Primary School, Etsako Central Local Government Council, said: “ I believe that,  today, INEC has improved substantially. No body complained about not finding his name in the register or that I wanted to vote but some body blocked me. And I think the security agents have also been fantastic. They conducted themselves in a very civil manner”.
Anenih asserted:”The election is very peaceful. Turn out very impressive. Security arrangement is perfect. INEC arrangement is perfect; it has been an impressive free and fair election”.
Igbinedion predicted victory for Jonathan, saying that “ as a son of the South-South, it is Jonathan and the PDP all the way”.  Oyegun, who commended the turn out, stated: “Today’s  election was better organized than that of the National Assembly. I am happy that the complaint we made last time as regards omission of names of persons who registered has been corrected.”
Delta: Gun battle as PDP, DPP youths clash
GUNSHOTS boomed, Friday night, at Ugborikoko, Effurun, near Warri in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State  following a clash between suspected political thugs of the PDP and Democratic Peoples Party, DPP.
Sunday Vanguard learnt that some vehicles were destroyed during the fracas but no life was lost. However, the incident has heightened the tension between the two political parties ahead of the April 26 governorship election.
A source said trouble started when some youths, suspected to be DPP faithful, accosted Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, who held a meeting with some Ugborikoko chiefs at the home of Chief Joel Akporehe,  to solicit the votes of the people for the April 26  election. 
It was gathered that some DPP youths insisted they were not carried along by the elders and demanded “settlement” from the governor, as the area is  purportedly a DPP territory.
According to the  source, the governor was harassed by the youths and when the information got to PDP youths, they mobilized and stormed the area in search of the DPP “boys” that harassed the governor.
Hell was practically let loose, as both sides exchanged gunfire and vehicles were destroyed.
Meanwhile, trading activities at the Ughelli main market was in full swing during yesterday’s presidential election.
Our correspondent who monitored the election in Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Ethiope East, Isoko North, Isoko South and Bomadi local government areas  reported that the election was peaceful in the areas.
Ballot materials were distributed to various wards and polling units as early as 7:00a.m. in Ughelli and accreditation of voters started about 8a.m. Unlike what happened during the April 9 National Assembly elections, there was no single incident of ballot box snatching in the areas.
At Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli South local government, the state deputy governor, Prof Amos Utuama, SAN, who voted at 12:10 p.m. at unit 4, Jeremi ward II, said the large turnout of eligible voters was a reflection of the support the people of Delta  have for Jonathan.
The state commissioner for lands, survey and urban development, Chief Fred Majemite, the member representing Ughelli South local government in the state House of Assembly, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, and former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state, Dr Ebenezer Okorodudu, who also spoke to newsmen separately, spoke in the same vein.
They attributed the peaceful conduct of the election to the absence of opposition to the president in Delta, adding that about 80% of the political parties in the state  had a consensus to vote for him.
10 election observers of the Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, who were held hostage by youths of some communities in the state during penultimate Saturday’s presidential poll, were handed over to the police at the Koko Police Station, Koko in Warri North local government area of Delta state, later yesterday.
Delta coordinator of TMG, Oghenejabor Ikimi, told Sunday Vanguard at  4.00 p.m. that information  reached him indicated that the observers were brought to Koko police station, Koko, where they were detained for unknown  reasons.

NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL RESULTS


Below is a table of the latest
available results from states around Nigeria from Saturday's
presidential elections.
 The figures show the number of votes won by the main
candidates in each state. There are 36 states plus Abuja, the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
 Results are still awaited from some regions and for some
candidates. The Independent National Electoral Commission has
yet to collate national figures.
 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

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ELECTION LIVE COVERAGE