Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is currently leading in the results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.
From the results announced so far, Adeleke is ahead of his close challenger, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The results below.
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 24380
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1186
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 25566
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 54921
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS: 25697
Ilesha West LGA:
TOTAL VALID VOTES : 21,220
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1,861
TOTAL VOTES CAST . 23,081
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 60,600
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS :32,569
APC : 11, 655
PDP: 6, 892
SDP – 2730
Total Number of Registered Voters – 57, 397
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 25, 045
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 23212
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1777
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 24989
Ilesa East LGA:
Total Number of Registered Voters: 65745
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 26194
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 23990
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 2081
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 26071
Total Number of Registered Voters: 45959
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 22617
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 21453
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1164
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 22617
ADP : 388
APC : 5442
Total Number of Registered Voters: 31,904
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 17,485
TOTAL VALID VOTES:16,157
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES :1,260
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 17,417
Ede South LGA:
PDP : 16,693
ADP : 357
SDP : 855
Total Valid Votes: 23,136
Total Rejected Votes: 1,605
Total Votes Cast: 24,741
Number Of Registered Voters: 46,887
Number of Accredited Voters: 24,888
Atakumosa west LGA
Ede North LGA:
ADC : 89
In the result announced by the returning officer, Professor Afolabi Atanda, APC Candidate, Gboyega Oyetola won the council.
APC : 11, 655
PDP: 6, 892
SDP – 2730
Total Registered Voters – 57, 397
Accredited: 25, 045
Atakumosa East LGA
Total number of registered voters: 35,657
Total number of accredited voters:17,086
Total valid votes:15,721
Total rejected votes:1,008
Total vote cast:16,729
Ife South LGA:
Total valid votes = 19,998
Total votes cast = 21,397
ADC : 96
Total Registered Voters: 39,188
Total Accredited Voters; 21,124
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 20,531
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 847
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 21,378
TOTAL VALID VOTES 22,859
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1,410
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 24,269
TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS: 46,558
TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCREDITED VOTERS: 24,307
ADP : 682
APC : 7297
Number of Registered Voters: 45,903
Number of Accredited Voters: 23,314
Total Valid Votes: 21,723
Total Rejected Votes: 1519
TOTAL NUMBERS OF VOTE CAST: 23,242
Odo Otin LGA:
ADC – 1034
ADP – 1112
APC – 9996
PDP – 9879
SDP – 2941
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 57,663
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS: 27,051
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 25,654
TOTAL VOTE CAST: 27,023
REJECTED VOTES: 1,369
TOTAL VOTES CAST:15240
REJECTED VOTES: 1024
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS: 16264
ADP : 1654
APC : 10,861
PDP : 10,836
Total Valid Votes: 32,787
Rejected Votes: 2,109
Total Votes Cast: 34,896
Registered Voters: 63,652
Accredited Voters: 35,061
TOTAL VALID VOTES : 28267
REJECTED VOTES: 2502
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 30769
No of registered voters : 61977
No of accredited voters: 30898
Ife North LGA
Total number of registered voters – 52684
No of Accredited voters- 20549
Total Valid Votes: 18846
Rejected Votes: 1,674
Total Votes Cast: 20,520
Ritual Killings: Police Arrest Six Native Doctors Native Doctors As Delta Girls Fortify Selves Against ‘Yahoo Boys
Following the increasing spate of kidnapping and ritual killings in Delta State, detectives attached to the criminal investigation department ( CID) at the state police command on Thursday arrested six native doctors In Ughelli town and Abraka community through intelligence gathering.
The commissioner of police in the state, Anthony Agbidi, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to newsmen in Asaba, disclosed that the detectives acted on intelligence gathering, adding that three of the suspects were arrested in Ughelli town, while the three other suspects were nabbed in Abraka community with strange substances including prepared charms in different containers.
CP Agbidi said: “The suspects were arrested on intelligence gathering by officers and men of the state CID and they recovered different prepared charms in containers. The suspects made useful statements to the police and they shall be charged to court upon completion of investigation”.
He however called on members of the public to always provide useful information to the police with a view to arresting criminals in their hideout.
He gave the names of the suspects to include: Bernard Thomas 52, Babalola Akin 48, who claimed to have hailed from Ijebu community, Lucky Omorofu, 47, Maculey Obaro, 52, Aghalokpe Kennedy 49, and Chief Chiedu Agbarho 56 years old, adding that the suspects will remain in the police custody until investigations are completed and they are charged to court.
Meanwhile, the police have confirmed moves by young girls across the state to fortify themselves against being kidnapped for rituals purposes.
CP Agbidi, while exchanging views with newsmen on Thursday in Asaba, disclosed that young girls between the ages of 18 and 20 years have allegedly resorted to patronizing native doctors to fortified them against ritual killings among others.
He said; “the report reaching us has indicated that young girls have allegedly resorted to patronizing native doctors to help fortify them against ritual activities. The police have gone after these fraudsters and Yahoo, Yahoo boys. We will bring all of them to book soon.”
Reports say the ritualists allegedly use female pants, breasts, tongues, hearts, womb including other vital organs to enhance their diabolic activities.
LASU Will Get Faculty Of Pharmacy When I Become Governor —— Sanwo-Olu
To strengthen capacity in pharmaceutical profession in Lagos State, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria that he will ensure that Lagos State University gets a faculty of Pharmacy, if he elected as the Governor.
Sanwo-Olu made the promise on Thursday during his interactive session with the Lagos State chapter of the PSN.
He said the state university after more than three decades of existence should be a centre of academic excellence for the production of manpower in the field of pharmacy.
He said: “To strengthen the profession and boost manpower in the field of Pharmacy, I am convinced that our state university should have a Faculty of Pharmacy.
“If elected, we will make sure LASU within our four years have Faculty of Pharmacy.
“It is not just right that we have Medical College without Faculty of Pharmacy.
“I am promising you that our government will ensure that everything is done to make Faculty of Pharmacy a reality for the State-owned University.
“As professional body of pharmacists, I will implore you to give us a position paper on what we need to do that will enable us achieve our objective and I can assure that as government, we will do all within our powers to make it a reality.”
The APC candidate told the pharmacists the importance he attaches to their profession and the entire health sector in general.
Sanwo-Olu said: “Your profession is one of the most important fields for human existence.
“No one can joke with the health sector.
“So when I received your invitation, I pledged to attend this event regardless of my schedule because it is about health and we must listen to you.”
The Chairman of Lagos State chapter of the PSN, B. T. O. Adeniran, urged Sanwo-Olu to help pharmacists practicing in the State when he gets to government.
Adeniran described the issue of turnaround time in getting drugs at government hospitals across the State as very cumbersome.
She said: “We need the government to look into the welfare and working condition of pharmacist working in Lagos State.
“We want upward review of salary and allowances.
“On capacity development, we need more training for our members so we can serve the state and the public better as integral part of the health system.”
2019: Why We Chose Five Presidential Candidates For Debate —- NEDG
The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has explained how five political parties were selected to participate in the presidential and vice-presidential debates.
NEDG Executive Secretary, Eddie Emesiri, said in a statement on Thursday that the parties for the debate were picked through an independently administered multi-stage process.
The statement was issued in reaction to the criticism triggered by the number of political parties selected by the group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) organizers of the debates.
Emesiri stressed that the decision to select five parties was taken at the beginning of the process to ensure that the debates were managed effectively.
According to him, the stages of the selection process focused on political parties while the organisers considered the importance of diversity in the nation.
The NEDG Executive Secretary insisted that no preference was given to any candidate or party, adding that nobody influenced the organisers to include or exclude any political party from the debates.
The statement read: “Further to our earlier announcement of participating parties for the Presidential Debates, the organising partners of the Debates hereby reiterate the transparency and independence of the selection process that resulted in the five participating political parties.
“Firstly, we would like to state that the Presidential Debates are organised by a partnership of the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), a broad coalition of over 100 public and private broadcasters in Nigeria with coverage of terrestrial radio, television, direct-to-home, digital terrestrial television and multimedia distribution system. The members of BON are responsible for over 250 radio and tv stations across Nigeria.
“The choice of participating parties for the debate was made through an independently administered multi-stage process. The first stage was an independent online poll and the second involved the distribution of survey questionnaires per state, to professionals, artisans, students, etc; respondents were within the voting age and spread across urban, semi-urban and rural classifications. The third stage was to take an aggregate of the stage result and extend invitations to the top 5 parties for the debate.
“Following our disclosure of the participating parties earlier in the week, our attention has been drawn to some reactions in the public space over the decision to limit the participation to five parties and exclusion of some party flag bearers from the debate. Considering the vast number of contending parties, the decision to limit to five parties was taken at the beginning of our process to ensure ease of management for the debates. All the stages of the selection process were focused on political parties, taking into consideration the importance of national spread and diversity. Focus was not on specific individuals or candidates.
“We wish to emphatically state that the NEDG and BON were not influenced or induced by anyone to include or exclude any political party from the debate. We understand the disappointment of some political parties who would have wished to see their candidates share their visions for the country at the Debates. However, Nigerians have spoken through the multi-stage process and we urge all Nigerians to respect their choice as we abide by the outcome of the independent party selection process.”
NEDG and BON had named only five political parties to participate in 2019 vice presidential and presidential debates.
The parties listed were Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).
This meant that the presidential aspirants expected at the debate are President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Oby Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Moghalu.
However, Presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has sought for five more influential presidential candidates.
The five candidates include: Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party, SDP; Omoyele Sowore, of the African Action Congress, AAC; Byron Fagbemj of KOWA Party; and John Gbor of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA.
The Vice-Presidential Debate and the Presidential Debate are scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018, and Saturday, January 19, 2019, respectively.
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